Archived Recent Additions (October-December 2010)
2010 was a year when the earth shook in Haiti - and millions around the world struggled to survive. The UN mobilized relief – and was called on to provide long-term solutions for the planet – for peace, nuclear disarmament, climate change – and universal human rights. This video takes a look at some of the major events of 2010 and how the United Nations responded to them.
On 20 December 2010, the UN Security Council adopted resolution 1962 (2010) which stated: "The Security Council...Urges all the Ivorian parties and stakeholders to respect the will of the people and the outcome of the election in view of ECOWAS and African Union’s recognition of Alassane Dramane Ouattara as President-elect of Côte d’Ivoire and representative of the freely expressed voice of the Ivorian people as proclaimed by the Independent Electoral Commission."
The purpose of the Conference is to assess the results of the 10-year action plan for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) adopted at the Third United Nations Conference on LDCs in Brussels, Belgium, in 2001, and adopt new measures and strategies for the sustainable development of the LDCs into the next decade.
Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples
50th Anniversary (14 December 2010)
On 29 June 2010, recognizing the crucial role of the Decolonization Declaration to the expansion of the United Nations membership, the General Assembly decided to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of resolution 1514 (XV), which contains the landmark document.
The Presidency of the Security Council during the month of December is held by the United States. The Presidency rotates monthly based on the list of Member States of the Security Council, in the English alphabetical order of their names.
Human Rights Day 2010 on 10 December recognizes the work of human rights defenders worldwide who act to end discrimination. Acting alone or in groups within their communities, every day human rights defenders work to end discrimination by campaigning for equitable and effective laws, reporting and investigating human rights violations and supporting victims.
In 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (resolution 32/40 B). On that day, in 1947, the Assembly adopted the resolution on the partition of Palestine (resolution 181 (II))
"Every Women Every Child" brings together partners within and outside the UN system, including governments, the private sector, philanthropic institutions and civil society which support the “Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health”, launched during the UN Millennium Development Goals Summit.
The purpose of the World Science Day for Peace and Development is to renew the national, as well as the international commitment to science for peace and development and to stress the responsible use of science for the benefit of society. The theme of 2010’s World Science Day for Peace and Development is “Science for the rapprochement of peoples and cultures”.
The Presidency of the Security Council during the month of November is held by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Presidency rotates monthly based on the list of Member States of the Security Council, in the English alphabetical order of their names.
Audiovisual documents, such as films, radio and television programmes, audio and video recordings, contain the primary records of the 20th and 21st centuries. UNESCO’s General Conference proclaimed 27 October as World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, in commemoration of the adoption in 1980 by the 21st session of the General Conference of the Recommendation for the Safeguarding and Preservation of Moving Images.
UN Day is devoted to highlighting the aims and achievements of the United Nations. UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. This year's UN Day focuses on the eight UN Millennium Development Goals.
World Space Week is an annual event, observed during the week of 4-10 October. By resolution 54/68 of 6 December 1999, the General Assembly proclaimed World Space Week, to celebrate the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.
World Statistics Day (WSD) will strengthen public awareness of the important work that statisticians carry out each day. Through collecting accurate, objective and comparable data they support a wide range of national and international activities, including development efforts that improve the lives of the poor and the vulnerable.
The annual observance of Disarmament Week, which begins on the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, was called for by the General Assembly in the 1978 special session on disarmament. States were invited to highlight the danger of the arms race, propagate the need for its cessation and increase public understanding of the urgent tasks of disarmament.
The International Day for Disaster Reduction 2010 takes place within the framework of the World Disaster Reduction Campaign 2010–2011. The theme of the Campaign is “Making Cities Resilient: My city is getting ready”.
The Presidency of the Security Council during the month of October is held by Uganda. The Presidency rotates monthly based on the list of Member States of the Security Council, in the English alphabetical order of their names.
World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. The Posts in many countries use the event to introduce or promote new postal products and services.