Goal 16: Peace and justice

Ban: Spirit of solidarity ‘must inspire our collective response’ to world’s major challenges

On International Human Solidarity Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pointed to the newly-adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and called for joint action to implement its targets and create a better future for all.

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

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.

2018-04-22T12:03:51-04:0013 Oct 2015|Goal 16: Peace and justice, Goal 5: Gender equality, News|

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

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.

2018-04-22T12:03:53-04:0013 Oct 2015|Goal 16: Peace and justice, Goal 5: Gender equality, News|

UNMAS Advocate Daniel Craig participates in the Launch of the Sustainable Development Goals

This morning the British-born actor Daniel Craig, who was designated by the UN Secretary-General as the first United Nations Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and other Explosive Hazards in April of this year, arrived to lend his support, his voice and his image to the launching of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Ahead of Sustainable Development Summit, UN Secretariat building lights up to showcase sustainable development goals

Ahead of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit from 25-27 September, and to mark the seventieth anniversary of the United Nations, a 10-minute film introducing the sustainable development goals was projected onto the United Nations Headquarters last night.

Bulgarian musician Theodosii Spassov named UNESCO Artist for Peace

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) announced today that Bulgarian musician Theodosii Spassov is being designated as an Artist for Peace in recognition of his talent and innovation, as well as his commitment to highlight music as a force to enhance dialogue among people, cultures and communities.

2018-04-22T12:05:21-04:0015 Sep 2015|Goal 16: Peace and justice, News|

UN marks International Day by stressing vital role of civil society for true democracy

A strong and freely operating civil society is crucial for successful and stable democracies and must be given the space to carry out their vital functions, the United Nations emphasised today, as it marked the International Day of Democracy.

2018-04-22T12:05:23-04:0015 Sep 2015|Goal 16: Peace and justice, News|

At UN, religious and political leaders weigh strategies to stem rising tide of intolerance, extremism

Senior United Nations officials today called on the international community “in the name of our shared humanity to unite in courage and resolve” against intolerance at a critical time when people, communities and nations are grappling with disparity and radicalism.

2018-04-22T12:10:25-04:0021 Apr 2015|Goal 16: Peace and justice, News|

New global advocate Daniel Craig looks to boost UN’s ‘incredible work’ on mine action

After designating the renowned actor Daniel Craig as the first United Nations Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards at Headquarters today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon thanked the current James Bond for his commitment to supporting the UN’s vision of a world free from the threat of landmines and explosive remnants of war.

2018-04-22T12:10:33-04:0015 Apr 2015|Goal 16: Peace and justice, News|

Doha: UN conference stresses grave need to combat wildlife crime

With wildlife and forest crimes on the rise, yielding enormous profits for criminal networks, United Nations high-level officials at a major anti-crime meeting under way in Doha, Qatar, stressed the gravity of the scourge, saying that it fuels violence, corrupts supply chains and undermines the rule of law.

Doha: UN officials spotlight equal access to justice in promoting inclusive economic development

The role fair, transparent and accessible legal frameworks play in poverty eradication – and in promoting sustainable development – was highlighted today by General Assembly President Sam Kutesa and other top United Nations officials told the UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, in Doha, Qatar today.