- Indigenous Peoples’ Participation in Decisions Impacting Community, Land, Culture Critical to Their Human Rights, Speakers Tell Permanent Forum (22 May 2013)
The rights of indigenous people across all areas of human endeavours must be respected, advanced and their participation guaranteed in formulating any decisions affecting them, speakers said, as the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues met today to take up the issue of human rights.
- NGO Committee Approves 22 Applications, Defers Action on 31 as Third Day of Session Concludes (22 May 2013)
Continuing to vet dozens of applications before it, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today recommended special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council for 22 organizations — 17 from the global North and 5 from the South — and deferring action on 31 applications.
- Children Plead for Involvement in Disaster Risk Reduction (22 May 2013)
GENEVA, 22 May (United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) ‑ Children can and should play a crucial role in disaster risk reduction, a panel of children from disaster-prone regions told the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction this afternoon. Children from Ethiopia, Japan, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Lesotho, Norway and the United Kingdom shared their experiences with disasters and suggested how they and other children could be instrumental in reducing disaster-related risks.
More Meetings Coverage >>
Secretary-General, in Message to Astana Economic Forum, Urges Renewed Efforts to Sustain Economic Recovery, Generate Decent Jobs (22 May 2013)
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, delivered by Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, to the Astana Economic Forum and World Anti-Crisis Conference being held in Astana, Kazakhstan, from 22 to 24 May:
Sadden by Death, Destruction from Oklahoma Tornados, Secretary-General Offers Condolences to Victims, United Nations Assistance with Recovery Efforts (21 May 2013)
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
Heralding Mozambique’s Transition from Conflict to Peace, Secretary-General Tells International Relations Institute Students, Faculty, ‘Hope Starts Here’ (21 May 2013)
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Instituto Superior de Relações Internacionais, in Maputo on 21 May:
More Press Releases >>
More Press Conferences >>