In Focus
girls in India
International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October

 In recognition of the importance of investing in adolescent girls’ empowerment and rights, both today and in the future, the theme of International Day of the Girl Child for 2015 is: The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030.

In the Spotlight

Charlize Theron

As a Messenger of Peace, Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron focuses on the prevention of HIV and the elimination of violence against women. She founded the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project in 2007 to help African youth keep themselves safe from HIV.  Speaking at a high-level panel discussion on scaling up efforts to end the epidemic by 2030, co-hosted by UNAIDS, Ms. Theron said that the fight to end HIV/AIDS must focus on young women and girls.

The UN System at Work

UN Food and Agriculture Organization

FAO celebrates World Food Week! Starting on 12 October with the opening of the 42nd Session of the Committee on World Food Security, the main highlights of the week will include the launch of the new edition of FAO's flagship publication The State of Food and Agriculture on Tuesday, 13 October, and the celebration of the World Food Day 2015 ceremony which will take place on Friday 16 October.

The UN System 

Action 2015 - Clean Energy
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