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U.N. Chief To World Leaders: ‘Inequality Starts At The Top’

U.N. Chief To World Leaders: ‘Inequality Starts At The Top’

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday accused world powers of ignoring inequality in global institutions but said the coronavirus pandemic has created a “generational opportunity” to build a more equal, sustainable world. Delivering the annual lecture for the Nelson Mandela Foundation via the internet, Guterres pushed for a so-called New Global Deal to ensure power, […]

UN and African Union In ‘Common Battle’ for Development And Climate Change Financing

UN and African Union In ‘Common Battle’ for Development And Climate Change Financing

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a “quantum leap” in funding for development and climate change for Africa, speaking to journalists on Monday, following the plenary meeting of the latest United Nations-African Union (AU) Conference, which took place in New York. Mr. Guterres declared that the Organization’s work to promote peace and security, human […]

Phyllis Osei : The Amazing Officer Who Protects Vulnerable Women And Girls In Somalia

Phyllis Osei : The Amazing Officer Who Protects Vulnerable Women And Girls In Somalia

United Nations Police Officer Phyllis Osei has been awarded the 2018 UN Female Police Officer Award, in recognition for her outstanding work with the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), at a ceremony in New York on Monday. Since joining UNSOM in February, Ms. Osei – who holds the rank of Superintendent with the Ghanaian police […]

Gunmen Attack UN Team In Nigeria

Gunmen Attack UN Team In Nigeria

Gunmen have attacked a United Nations monitoring team at the Nigeria-Cameroon border, killing five people. Three Nigerians were among those killed, a UN statement said Wednesday. “According to preliminary reports, at around 14:00 hours, yesterday (Tuesday), an unknown armed group attacked a UN Technical Monitoring Team, killing five individuals – a UN independent contractor, three […]

17 Sustainable Development Goals As Building Blocks For Peace

17 Sustainable Development Goals As Building Blocks For Peace

Every year on the International Day of Peace, the United Nations calls on warring parties to lay down their arms and observe a 24-hour global ceasefire. The symbolism of a day without fighting is a crucial reminder that conflict can and must come to an end. But peace is about much more than putting weapons […]

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 […]

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 […]

UNESCO Director-General’s Message for World Poetry Day 2016

UNESCO Director-General’s Message for World Poetry Day 2016

Shakespeare, who died 400 years ago, wrote in A Midsummer Night’s Dream that: “The poet’s eye, in fine frenzy rolling, doth glance from heaven to Earth, from Earth to heaven. And as imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing a local habitation […]

Secretary-General’s International Day of Happiness Message

Secretary-General’s International Day of Happiness Message

This year’s International Day of Happiness is focused on Climate Action for a Happy Planet. Everyone can be part of our campaign: governments, civic groups, the media and individuals. This year, even cartoon characters have joined in as the United Nations teams up with a group famous for lacking good cheer: the Angry Birds. These […]