29 Oct, 2014

Leaders of tomorrow must be heard today, Ban tells Global Forum on Youth Policies

Tags: , , , , , , , , |

(UN News Centre) 28 October 2014 – Young people around the world must “raise your voices” so they are heard loud and clear, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a packed audience of youth Ministers, experts, activists and volunteers this morning, kicking off the First Global Forum on Youth Policies, in Azerbaijan, itself a nation with

24 Oct, 2014

A message from the Secretary-General on United Nations Day

Tags: , , , , |

The United Nations is needed more than ever at this time of multiple crises.  Poverty, disease, terrorism, discrimination and climate change are exacting a heavy toll.  Millions of people continue to suffer deplorable exploitation through bonded labour, human trafficking, sexual slavery or unsafe conditions in factories, fields and mines. The global economy remains an uneven

10 Oct, 2014

A Message from the United Nations on the International Day of the Girl Child

Tags: , , , , , , , |

The 2014 theme of the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October, is Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence. On this occasion, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has published a statement outlining his support for the empowerment of young women to prevent violence: "All over the world, an alarming number of

29 Sep, 2014

A message from the Secretary-General on the International Day of Peace

Tags: , , , , , , , |

Today is the International Day of Peace. Each year, on this day, the United Nations calls for a global ceasefire. We ask combatants to put down their arms so all can breathe the air of peace. Armed conflict causes untold grief to families, communities and entire countries. Too many are suffering today at the brutal

14 Sep, 2014

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

Tags: , , , , , |

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

15 Aug, 2013

Remarks to the Economic and Social Council Youth Forum “Shaping Tomorrow’s Innovators: Leveraging Science, Technology, Innovation and Culture for Today’s Youth”

Tags: , , , , , , |

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Headquarters, 27 March 2013 Good morning! It is wonderful to see you here. Welcome to the United Nations. This is your home. I want to start with two questions. And I want you to shout your answers. Let me hear what you think. First: Is the United Nations doing enough for young

26 Jul, 2013

Remarks to General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Youth

Tags: , , , |

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, General Assembly, 25 July 2011 Mr. President of the General Assembly, Distinguished Heads of State and Government, Distinguished Ministers, Ms. Alek Wek, Mr. Romulo Dantas, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me first share my shock about the terror attack in Norway on Friday. I condemn this violence in the strongest possible