Vox Populi: Thoughts and views from people from all walks of life and from all over the world at various UN events and observances


UN Police Week 2017

Senior UN Police officials from around the world share how their efforts contribute to preventing crime and conflict
Posted 14 November 2017

Independent UN human rights experts

UN human rights experts share the biggest challenges faced in carrying out their mandates
Posted 27 October 2017


Voices from the 72nd General Assembly

Hear from participants at the high-level session on how the UN can help build a more sustainable and inclusive world for all
Posted 22 September 2017

Opening of 72nd General Assembly

From interpreters to security and food catering, how UN prepares for the General Assembly
Posted 13 September 2017


Many Languages One World

Many Languages One World essay winners speak about global citizenship and cultural understanding
Posted 24 July 2017

UN Ocean Conference

Hear what it will take to protect and preserve the world’s oceans for future generations
Posted 06 June 2017


16th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Participants at UN Indigenous Forum speak about the issues most important to them
Posted 25 April 2017

The Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development

Chart new thinking and action on the world’s biggest challenges
Posted 24 February 2017


High Level Forum on Space

Experts at High Level Space Forum explain why space technology is important for sustainable development
Posted 09 December 2016

United Nations Police Week 2016

For UN Police Week, leaders explain how their police components make communities safer and more secure, with people-centred policing approaches
Posted 10 November 2016


International Day of Peace

For International Day of Peace, students from around the world share their thoughts on how the Sustainable Development Goals can help efforts to achieve peace
Posted 20 September 2016

World Humanitarian Day 2016

Humanitarian workers from around the world share their commitment and the most memorable moments in their work
Posted 18 August 2016


International Youth Day 2016

Young people attending the 2016 Summer Youth Assembly at UN Headquarters talk about ways that youth can help the world to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
Posted 12 August 2016

UN Chiefs of Police Summit

Participants at the first-ever summit of UN Police Chiefs discuss challenges on the ground and the way forward for UN policing
Posted 16 June 2016


66th UN DPI/NGO Conference

Participants at session in preparation for sixty-sixth UN DPI/NGO Conference talk about global education
Posted 31 May 2016

International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2016

Uniformed and civilian 'Blue Helmets' explain why they work as UN Peacekeepers
Posted 30 May 2016


15th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Participants at UN Indigenous Forum speak about the gathering's importance
Posted 20 May 2016

Signing the Paris Agreement

World leaders and celebrities explain their support for climate action.
Posted 03 May 2016


United Nations Police Week

UN policing staff share how their units have positively impacted the people they protect and serve
Posted 13 November 2015

70th anniversary of the United Nations

In celebration of the UN's 70th anniversary, public figures, celebrities and athletes share their dreams for the UN going forward
Posted 22 October 2015


UN Sustainable Development Summit

Participants at the UN Sustainable Development Summit share which of the 17 Global Goals is most important to them
Posted 28 September 2015

Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum

Winners of ‘Many Languages, One World,’ contest speak about the importance of multilingualism for today's youth
Posted 29 July 2015


Third International Conference on Financing for Development (Addis Ababa)

Participants at the Financing for Development conference share their thoughts on how billions of dollars should be invested to improve people’s lives
Posted 13 July 2015

Conference of UN Force Commanders

Military chiefs highlight main challenges facing peacekeepers in their respective missions
Posted 29 June 2015