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2103, 2017

Nowruz a reminder that heritage helps make resilient, sustainable societies – UN cultural agency

March 21st, 2017|News|

In a message on the occasion of Nowruz – the day that celebrates the arrival of the spring season – the head of the United Nations cultural agency urged everyone to embrace the day's values and be inspired by its universal message of peace and solidarity.

2003, 2017

UN urges building more just, equal societies to increase people’s happiness and well-being

March 20th, 2017|News|

Speaking at an event today marking the International Day of Happiness, the deputy United Nations chief called for more inclusive, equitable and balanced approaches to development that promote sustainability, poverty eradication, happiness and well-being of all peoples.

2003, 2017

UN disability rights committee opens with a call to spotlight gender issues

March 20th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Inequality, News|

The United Nations committee monitoring efforts to protect rights of persons with disabilities today opened its spring session today in Geneva with a call to pay special attention to gender issues.

1803, 2017

Ahead of International Day, UN and Smurfs team up to promote happiness and sustainable development

March 18th, 2017|News|

Every person can make the world more peaceful, equitable and healthy, representatives of the United Nations told young people at a special ceremony for the SDGs that included the Smurfs.

1703, 2017

Guterres: ‘The clear objective of our time is parity’ rooted in women’s empowerment

March 17th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

Gender parity at all levels – political, cultural, economic and social – is a “central objective” and must be based on women's empowerment, Secretary-General António Guterres told women's rights activists and civil society representatives today during a town hall-style discussion at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

1206, 2015

On World Day, UN launches education appeal in fight against child labour

June 12th, 2015|Education, News|

The United Nations has announced it is marking the 2015 edition of the World Day Against Child Labour with a call for the international community to invest in quality education as a key step in the fight against child employment – a scourge that consumes over one hundred million children worldwide.

1206, 2015

Welcoming progress towards MDGs, Ban encourages Uzbekistan to promote human rights

June 12th, 2015|Millennium Development Goals, News, Secretary-General|

Continuing his visit to Central Asia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today hailed Uzbekistan for the solid progress it achieved towards the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, in reducing poverty and maternal mortality, ensuring universal access to primary education, while recalling that there can be no peace and development without human rights.

1106, 2015

Coherent policy critical to tackling child labour, lack of decent jobs for youth – UN labour agency

June 11th, 2015|Education, News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Around 20 to 30 per cent of children in low income countries complete their schooling and enter the labour market by the age of 15, according to a new International Labour Organization (ILO) report prepared for World Day against Child Labour which is marked worldwide tomorrow.

1106, 2015

An age-old model of healthy living, the Mediterranean diet is now under threat – UN

June 11th, 2015|Health, News, Sustainable consumption and production|

The Mediterranean region is undergoing a “nutrition transition” away from its traditional diet, long revered as a model for healthy living and sustainable food systems and known for preserving the environment and empowering local producers, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.

1106, 2015

Pope Francis and UN agency discuss sustainable future of agriculture

June 11th, 2015|Hunger and food security, News|

Addressing over a hundred delegates attending a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) conference in Rome, Pope Francis today urged Member States to work toward combatting food waste, reducing the volatility of food prices, and creating a sense of global solidarity to ensure food security for all people.