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.

2018-04-22T11:46:52-04:0019 Jan 2018|Goal 16: Peace and justice, Goal 17: Partnerships, News|

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

“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.

2018-04-22T11:54:41-04:0024 Jan 2017|Goal 16: Peace and justice, News, Secretary-General|

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

“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.

2018-04-22T11:55:00-04:0022 Dec 2016|Goal 16: Peace and justice, Goal 5: Gender equality, News|

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

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.

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

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.

Spotlighting Global Goals, Ban kicks off 100-day countdown to International Day of Peace

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.

2018-04-22T11:59:23-04:0015 Jun 2016|Goal 16: Peace and justice, News|

UN official acclaims 2016 Crime Commission session for role in sustainable development

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.

2018-04-22T11:59:48-04:0031 May 2016|Goal 16: Peace and justice, News|