Monthly Archives: September 2014

Secretary-General’s Message on International Day of Democracy 2014

15 September 2014 – As we observe this year’s International Day of Democracy, the world seems more turbulent than ever. In many regions and in many ways, the values of the United Nations, including some of the most fundamental rights and freedoms enshrined in the UN Charter, are being tested and challenged. Recent outbreaks of

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on 10 September 2014. During his segment, the Secretary-General emphasized the use of technology and social media and said that "young people have the power and voice" to unite in defense of peace and join in creating a prosperous future where

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UN High Level Forum on The Culture of Peace

The President of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly, Mr. John W. Ashe, convened the UN High Level Forum on The Culture of Peace on 9 September 2014. The Forum provided an opportunity to exchange ideas and information around building and maintaining a global culture of peace—it included panels on global citizenship and

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No ‘back to school’ for millions of children affected by conflict, crisis – UN

(UN News Centre) 8 September 2014 – Almost 30 million children are out of school in emergency or conflict affected countries following the targeting of schools and the displacement of millions of children forced from their homes and studies, the United Nations Children’s Fund said today. “For children living through emergencies, education is a life

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UN partners with Rugby World Cup to tackle hunger, provide meals to school children

(UN News Centre) 5 September 2014 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Rugby Board (IRB) today launched an ambitious push to raise funds and awareness as part of their Tackle Hunger partnership at Rugby World Cup 2015 in England. According to a WFP statement, the focus of the drive in

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SAMOA: Pacific women, youth to benefit from partnerships – UN

(UN News Centre) 3 September 2014 – Women and youth must be seen as partners in development and involved, not just included, in decision-making, according to discussions at the United Nations conference on small island developing states which wraps up Thursday in Samoa. “Girls are getting education and employment opportunities in the Pacific, but they

“Unity in diversity” youth event kicks off UN Alliance of Civilizations Forum

On the theme of “Unity in Diversity: Celebrating Diversity for Common and Shared Values,” the 6th Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations took place in Bali, Indonesia, last week. The Forum opened on 28 August with a youth event focusing on “The Role of Youth in Promoting “Unity in Diversity” through Education, Media,

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