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Students Speak: What’s Your Verdict On Ban Ki-moon’s Reign At The UN?

Students Speak: What’s Your Verdict On Ban Ki-moon’s Reign At The UN?

In just under four months, Ban Ki-moon’s 10-year term as secretary general of the UN comes to an end. In that time, conflict around the world has intensified, record numbers of people have been forced to flee their homes – and the UN’s overall spend has nearly doubled, to more than £42bn. The organisation has […]

International Day of Charity

International Day of Charity

Background Charity, like the notions of volunteerism and philanthropy, provides real social bonding and contributes to the creation of inclusive and more resilient societies. Charity can alleviate the worst effects of humanitarian crises, supplement public services in health care, education, housing and child protection. It assists the advancement of culture, science, sports, and the protection […]

Everyone As Messengers Of Humanity

Everyone As Messengers Of Humanity

A record 130 million people are dependent on humanitarian assistance to survive.  Grouped together, these people in need would comprise the tenth most populous nation on Earth. These figures are truly staggering, yet they tell only a fraction of the story.  Hidden behind the statistics are individuals, families and communities whose lives have been devastated.  […]

International Youth Day 2016

International Youth Day 2016

The world’s young people – who make up the largest generation of youth in history – can lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past and set the world on course to a more sustainable future. Young people are directly affected by the tragic contradictions that prevail today: between abject poverty and […]

Working Together, We Have A Real Chance To Make Global Education A Reality

Working Together, We Have A Real Chance To Make Global Education A Reality

For the first time in history we can succeed in providing education for all children and young people. If we put education first, we will gain multiple benefits in terms of development and prosperity. Political will is paramount, and must be backed by the right policies, additional funds and innovative partnerships that include all interested […]

World Health Day: All you need to know about diabetes.

World Health Day: All you need to know about diabetes.

Today 7th April is World Health Day and the United Nations is putting focus on Diabetes. In the message released today by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, he stated that diabetes is an ancient disease that is taking a growing toll on the modern world’.According to him, 108 million adults were living with […]

Secretary-General’s Message On Sport As A Tool

Secretary-General’s Message On Sport As A Tool

Sport is a unique and powerful tool for promoting dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of every member of the human family.  It is a driving force for positive social change.  That is why some of the world’s greatest sportsmen and women have been, and remain, engaged in helping the United Nations to raise […]

Remember Slavery: ‘Let us renew our resolve to fight racism’- Ban Ki-moon.

Remember Slavery: ‘Let us renew our resolve to fight racism’- Ban Ki-moon.

In a video message released today by the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon to mark the International for the elimination of slavery and the transatlantic trade, he themed this years celebration as ‘Remember Slavery: Celebrating the Heritage and the Culture of the African Diaspora and its Root’. In his message, he pushed for thr recognition […]

World Water Day: Secretary-General’s Message for 2016

World Water Day: Secretary-General’s Message for 2016

This year’s World Water Day focuses on the links between water and jobs.  Almost half of all workers – 1.5 billion people – work in water-related sectors, and nearly all jobs depend on the availability of freshwater. Despite its paramount importance, water as a sector generally does not receive the attention it deserves.  Water is […]

World Water Day: Water Means Jobs

World Water Day: Water Means Jobs

“We can take bold action to address water inequity as part of our efforts to realize the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Message for World Water Day 2016 Water means jobs Water is the essential building block of life. But it is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; […]

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