19 01, 2018

UN chief spotlights potential offered by cooperation among countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan

2018-01-19T19:16:17+00:00 January 19th, 2018|News, Partnerships, Peace and justice|

The threats of violent extremism and transnational organized crime in Afghanistan reverberate across Central Asia and the world and countering them cannot be the responsibility of one country alone, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday, urging regional and multilateral cooperation, based firmly on human rights.

18 01, 2018

In Doha, General Assembly President spotlights UN ‘sustaining peace’ agenda

2018-01-18T18:42:20+00:00 January 18th, 2018|News, Peace and justice|

Conflict is not always linear, with a clear beginning, middle and end, the President of the United Nations General Assembly said Thursday, urging a new approach to peace that requires action at all stages of the conflict cycle.

16 01, 2018

Warning that ‘peace remains elusive,’ UN chief outlines areas for action in 2018

2018-01-17T21:39:27+00:00 January 16th, 2018|News, Peace and justice|

Having taken office with a call for peace to be the watchword of 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday said the world instead had ‘gone in reverse,” and that there are critical areas that need action in the New Year, including climate change, the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, the Middle East conflict, and [...]

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 [...]

21 03, 2017

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

2017-11-16T15:37:51+00:00 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.

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.

13 10, 2015

Security Council renews commitment to landmark resolution on women, peace and security

2017-11-16T15:46:20+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News, Peace and justice|

Marking the 15th anniversary the adoption of the United Nations Security Council’s resolution 1325, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today declared his commitment to the inclusion of women in peace-building processes, while the Council adopted a new text by which it decided to integrate women, peace and security concerns across all country-specific situations on its agenda, within relevant contexts.

13 10, 2015

Peace endures when women can participate meaningfully in peace talks, says new UN report

2017-11-16T15:46:22+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News, Peace and justice|

A new report on women, peace and security, launched today to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the landmark United Nations Security Council resolution on the issue, highlights the important gains to be made by the greater empowerment of women in peacebuilding efforts.