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INTERVIEW: ‘Defend the people, not the States’, says outgoing UN human rights chief
03-09-2018

For four years, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High C…

The Secretary-General’s message on the International Day Against Nuclear Tests
29-08-2018

The history of nuclear testing is one of suffering, with the victims of more tha…

UN remembers Kofi Annan: A leader who put people at the centre of the Organization’s work
23-08-2018

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan was remembered on…

Secretary-General's Message on World Humanitarian Day
20-08-2018

We mark World Humanitarian Day every year on 19 August, to express solidarity wi…

The Secretary-General’s message on World Oceans Day
11-06-2018

The oceans make our blue planet unique in our solar system -- and not just visua…

The Secretary-General’s message on World Environment Day
04-06-2018

A healthy planet is essential for a prosperous and peaceful future. We all have…

Countries back ‘ambitious and comprehensive’ reform of UN development system
04-06-2018

The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday gave the green light to a…

Message from Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day
02-05-2018

"Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited wit…

Women’s Day 2018: Progress for women is progress for all
08-03-2018

The Secretary-General’s message on International Women’s Day W…

The Secretary-General’s message on the Internatonal Day of Commemoraton in memory of the victims of the Holocaust
26-01-2018

Today we remember the six million Jewish men, women and children who perished in…

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

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