Peace and justice

19 09, 2017

Repair ‘world in pieces’ and create ‘world at peace,’ UN chief Guterres urges global leaders

2017-11-16T15:32:06+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Climate change, News, Peace and justice, Secretary-General|

Addressing the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations Headquarters, Secretary-General António Guterres today spotlighted several threats – including the nuclear peril, climate change, and ongoing conflicts – that must be overcome to create a better world for all. “We are a world in pieces. We need to be a world at peace,” said Mr. Guterres [...]

8 09, 2017

INTERVIEW: UN must lead ‘surge in diplomacy’ for peace, Guterres says ahead of 72nd General Assembly

2017-11-16T15:32:44+00:00 September 8th, 2017|News, Peace and justice, Secretary-General|

As the excitement starts to build ahead of the United Nations General Assembly’s annual high-level session – which sees Heads of State and Government and top ministers from nearly all Member States gather in New York to weigh in on the vital issues of the day – Secretary-General António Guterres sat down with UN News to talk about the [...]

24 01, 2017

Guterres highlights importance of recognizing the links between peace and sustainable development

2017-11-16T15:38:14+00:00 January 24th, 2017|News, Peace and justice, Secretary-General|

“We need a global response that addresses the root causes of conflict, and integrates peace, sustainable development and human rights in a holistic way – from conception to execution,” Mr. Guterres told a UN General Assembly high-level dialogue.

19 01, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks at the World Economic Forum

2017-11-16T15:38:17+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Economic growth, News, Peace and justice, Poverty, Secretary-General, Sustainable Development Agenda|

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL'S REMARKS AT THE SPECIAL SESSION ON “COOPERATION FOR PEACE: TACKLING THE ROOT CAUSES OF GLOBAL CRISES” Davos, Switzerland, 19 January 2016 Thank you very much, Professor Schwab. It is good to be back in Davos – even if I would start by saying that we live in a dangerous world. We see a [...]

22 12, 2016

Report: Majority of trafficking victims are women and girls; one-third children

2017-11-16T15:38:27+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News, Peace and justice|

“Trafficking for sexual exploitation and for forced labour remain the most prominently detected forms, but victims are also being trafficked to be used as beggars, for forced or sham marriages, benefit fraud, or production of pornography,” said UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov.

28 07, 2016

African elephants face ‘unacceptably high’ level of poaching

2017-11-16T15:41:31+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Peace and justice|

Many African elephants continued to face serious threats to their survival in 2015 from the illegal trade in ivory and unacceptably high levels of poaching.

7 07, 2016

In China, Ban highlights country’s leadership on sustainable development, climate change

2017-11-16T15:41:57+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Climate change, News, Peace and justice, Sustainable Development Agenda|

In China today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the country’s relationship with the Organization, noting in particular its crucial role in improving tensions, building peace and promoting the agenda on climate change.

26 06, 2016

On Day Against Drug Abuse, Ban calls for ‘effective, compassionate’ global response

2017-11-16T15:42:11+00:00 June 26th, 2016|Health, News, Peace and justice, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, United Nations Secretary-General today called for “a global response that is simultaneously effective, compassionate and humane,” to the challenges posed by the world drug problem.