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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…

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…