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The Secretary-General’s message for Human Rights Day
06-12-2017

Human rights are the foundation of peaceful societies and sustainable developmen…

Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all
03-12-2017

The Secretary-General’s message on the International Day of Persons with d…

16 days of activism 2017
25-11-2017

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against…

'Unity, solidarity and collaboration' can turn tide on terrorism, bolster human rights, says UN chief
20-11-2017

Noting that at least 11,000 terrorist attacks occurred in more than 100 countrie…

Shift to clean, affordable energy critical to attaining Global Goals – UN officials
07-11-2017

To tackle the double challenge of energy poverty and climate change – prod…

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
30-10-2017

Over the past 11 years, more than 900 journalists have been killed for bringing…

UN announces worldwide search for exceptional Young Leaders to drive implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals
07-10-2017

Bogota, 7 October –The United Nations announced today that it was seeking…

Secretary-General Appoints Alison Smale of United Kingdom Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications
02-10-2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Alison Sm…

At high-level forum, UN stresses importance of education in building ‘culture of peace’
09-09-2017

Education can promote ideals of non-violence, equality and mutual respect, Unite…

'New Urban Agenda,' reform of UN-Habitat take spotlight at high-level General Assembly talks
07-09-2017

The United Nations deputy chief today said that the Organization is failing to d…

‘Inclusive, equitable and quality education’ at the heart of high-level UN event
20-07-2017

Education leaders from around the world convened today at the United Nations to…

Health services, especially vaccines, must ‘reach the unreached,’ stress UN agencies
18-07-2017

Globally, nearly 13 million infants – almost one in ten – did not re…