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


International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2016

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


Conference on the rights of persons with disabilities

Participants at conference on the rights of persons with disabilities share their views
Posted 11 June 2015

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Participants at UN Indigenous Forum highlight issues of concern
Posted 21 April 2015


Global Forum on Youth Policy

Participants at the 1st Global Forum on Youth Policy share their views on why youth policy is important to them
Posted 17 November 2014

UN Climate Summit 2014

Participants at the UN Climate Summit discuss the need to catalyze action to combat climate change
Posted 23 September 2014


Sustainable Energy for All

Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum participants discuss key challenges to sustainable energy
Posted 05 June 2014

International Jazz Day

Artists from all over the world share their thoughts on how jazz can help promote peace
Posted 30 April 2014


International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2014

UN Peacekeeping, A Force for Peace. A Force for Change. A Force for The Future.
Posted 29 April 2014

Women's empowerment

Participants in the 58th Commission on the Status of Women reflect on the biggest obstacles to women's empowerment worldwide
Posted 14 March 2014


UN Special Rapporteurs

Independent United Nations human rights experts discuss some of their biggest concerns
Posted 07 November 2013

United Nations Day 2013

United Nations Day - visitors talk about why the UN is important, 68 years after its creation
Posted 23 October 2013


World Humanitarian Day 2013

Aid workers from around the world share what they think the world needs more of
Posted 16 August 2013

Youth speak up on education on Malala Day

Students who took part in the Youth Assembly at UN Headquarters on Malala Day share their views on education
Posted 12 July 2013


International Day of UN Peacekeepers 29 May 2013

Meet a few of the UN Peacekeepers deployed around the world
Posted 28 May 2013

UN Forum on Forests

Tenth Forests Forum: Activists, film-makers, photographers on why forests are vital to growth and development
Posted 11 April 2013


Violence Against Women and Girls

At the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), participants voice their ideas about ending violence against women and girls
Posted 08 March 2013

UN Tour Guides at 60

Marking 60 years since they first began presenting the world body to the public, UN Tour Guides speak about their experiences
Posted 15 November 2012