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 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

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