28 Jan, 2015

UN Women launches next phase in ‘HeForShe’ campaign at Davos Forum

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23 January 2015 – At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, today, UN Women, the United Nations entity dedicated to achieving women’s empowerment and gender equality, unveiled a new initiative to galvanize the support of global leaders to bring an end to the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls around the world. At

9 Jan, 2015

UN Secretary-General noted youth for UN Priorities in 2015.

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In his remarks at the General Assembly on the United Nations priorities for the year ahead, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted youth saying: "I welcome the President of the General Assembly’s decision to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth. My Envoy on Youth continues his efforts to bring

5 Dec, 2014

The Secretary-General’s Message on International Volunteer Day

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An ambulance rushes a wounded child to a hospital. A hungry family receives a warm meal. A battered woman finds free shelter. In scenes of human suffering around the world, hope comes thanks to volunteers who give their time, skills and resources to others in need. International Volunteer Day is a chance to thank the

4 Dec, 2014

United Nations Secretary-General says Young People are Key to Success Post-2015 Agenda

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Today the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, informally presented an advance unedited version of his synthesis report on the Post-2015 Agenda. The report provides a rallying call to governments to aim high with the new global development goals. It makes it clear that business as usual is not an option, and puts emphasis on the