Last year, Superintendent of Police Phyllis Osei from Ghana — serving with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) — was awarded the United Nations Female Police Peacekeeper of the Year Award.
Goal of the Month | Exclusive Interview with Nadia Murad, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Goodwill Ambassador
In an exclusive interview, Nadia Murad, Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking, talks about the resilience of victimized communities, and the support they need to rebuild their lives.
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UN chief spotlights potential offered by cooperation among countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan
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.
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.
Having taken office with a call for peace to be [...]
Addressing the annual gathering of world leaders at the United [...]
INTERVIEW: UN must lead ‘surge in diplomacy’ for peace, Guterres says ahead of 72nd General Assembly
As the excitement starts to build ahead of the United [...]
“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.
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL'S REMARKS AT THE SPECIAL SESSION ON “COOPERATION FOR [...]
To achieve the SDGs by the 2030 deadline, Mr. Whitaker stressed the importance of “common people” being empowered to act.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
In a kick-off for the 100-day countdown to the International Day of Peace, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the international community to work together in recognizing that development and peace are interdependent and mutually reinforcing in order to help build a future of peace and prosperity for all.
As the week-long annual session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) came to a close in Vienna today, the head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) highlighted that bonds had been strengthened between efforts in crime prevention and criminal justice and work undertaken to promote sustainable development.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the launch of a plan to realize the full rights of indigenous peoples who are increasingly being drawn into conflicts over their lands and resources.