17 May 2013 – The United Nations special envoy on youth went online today to encourage young people to join the UN’s work, and detailed some of the initiatives he will undertake to work with and for youth.
13 May 2013 – More than 1,500 participants from Government, private sector, civil society and international organizations are meeting at a United Nations forum in Geneva this week to review and measure progress towards targets set almost a decade ago designed to help countries more effectively harness the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs).
13 May 2013 – In an increasingly interdependent world with diverse cultures exposed to each other more than ever before, the United Nations-backed initiative seeking to enhance cross-cultural relations must be improved to reflect the international community’s changing dynamics, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today.
12 May 2013 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the Government and people of Pakistan on the successful conduct of national and provincial elections, hailing the polls, for which millions of voters turned out, as a major democratic step.
10 May 2013 – The United Nations Children’s Fund today condemned in the strongest possible terms the re-recruitment and the killing of a 17-year-old boy in the Central African Republic (CAR) associated with the Séléka rebel coalition and called for the release of all children linked to the group.
08 May 2013 – An estimated 73 million young people will be out of work this year, according to a new United Nations report that says the long-term impact of the youth employment crisis could be felt for decades and calls for creative and wide-ranging policy solutions to address the problem.
02 May 2013 – A new partnership announced today between the United Nations and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) seeks to fight poverty and create jobs through trade reforms in the Middle East and North Africa.
01 May 2013 – Greece and its international bailout lenders must adopt a human rights-based approach to economic reform, a United Nations expert reiterated today, warning that some austerity measures are undermining people’s access to jobs, health, water and energy.
23 April 2013 – Sweeping political and economic changes over the last half century have set the stage for Africa’s emergence as a global economic power, and the continent should take advantage of that opportunity through a commodity-based industrialization strategy, according to United Nations economic report launched today.
18 April 2013 – With women projected to comprise a majority of the world’s urban dwellers and head increasing numbers of households, gender equality in employment, housing, health and education is vital to ensure the prosperity of the cities of the future, according to a new United Nations study.