2001 - 2010
|6-8 June 2001||
From 6 to 8 June 2001, five years after Habitat II, the General Assembly of the United Nations holds a special session to review and appraise implementation of the Habitat Agenda worldwide: Istanbul+5.
|25-27 June 2001|
|29 June 2001||Acting on a recommendation by the Security Council, the General Assembly appointed Kofi Annan by acclamation to a second term of office, beginning on 1 January 2002 and ending on 31 December 2006.|
|12 December 2001||
The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to the UN and to Secretary- General Kofi Annan for "their efforts in favor of a better organized and more peaceful world".
|18–22 March 2002||
The International Conference on Financing for Development is held in Monterrey (Mexico). The Member States adopt the Monterrey Consensus.
|8–12 April 2002||
The Second World Assembly on Ageing seeks to ensure that people everywhere are enabled to age with security and dignity, and continue to participate in their societies as citizens with full rights.
|8–10 May 2002||
The Special Session on Children brings together more than 7000 people. The International Conference on Children is the most important of its kind organized in over 10 years.
|1 July 2002||
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the first permanent treaty based international criminal court established to promote precedence of rule of law and to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. The Rome Statute, the legal basis for establishing the International Criminal Court, was adopted on July 17 1998 by 120 countries participating in the United Nations Diplomatic Plenipotentiary Conference on the establishment of an International Criminal Court.
|26 August – 4 September 2002||
The Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg 2002) recommends a series of measures to reduce poverty and to protect the environment.
|19 August 2003||
A monument dedicated to the memory of all the United Nations staff members who have lost their lives in the service of peace is unveiled on the North lawn of the United Nations garden of the Secretariat building, at New York Headquarters.
|31 October 2003||
The United Nations Convention against Corruption is adopted.
|10–12 December 2003|
|24 January 2005||
The 28th Special Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations commemorates the 60th Anniversary of Liberation of the Nazi Concentration Camps.
|11 February 2005||
60th Anniversary of the San Francisco Conference. The United Nations celebrates the 60 years of its Charter, signed in San Francisco.
|13 April 2005||
The General Assembly adopts the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism.
|8 March 2005|
|14–16 September 2005||
The World Summit 2005 convenes more than 170 Heads of State and Government to reach major decisions on ending poverty, promoting human rights, fighting terrorism and helping countries recover from deadly conflict. Outcome Document
|7 October 2005||
The 7 October 2005, the Nobel Committee awards the Nobel Peace Prize to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei, “for efforts in preventing military use of atomic energy and work in favor of a peaceful use of this type of energy.”
|24 October 2005||The United Nations celebrates its 60th Anniversary.|
|20 December 2005||The General Assembly of the UN creates the Peacebuilding Commission to help countries emerging from conflict to achieve a sustainable peace.|
|15 March 2006||The General Assembly establishes the Human Rights Council. Its main purpose is to address situations of human rights violations and to provide recommendations.|
|13 October 2006||The General Assembly nominates Ban Ki-moon as Secretary General of the United Nations.|
|12 October 2007||The Norwegian Nobel Committee awards the Nobel Peace Prize 2007 conjointly to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and to Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts in collecting and diffusing knowledge on climactic changes induced by humans.|
|3 May 2008||The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities enters into force. It is the first international human rights treaty that was negotiated with the participation of civil society.|
|January 12, 2010||An earthquake of magnitude 7 on the Richter scale hit Haiti, killing 300,000 people and devastating the country. The deadliest disaster in the history of UN peacekeeping operations killed 101 members of the UN family .|
|July 2, 2010||The General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women|