International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
There are currently 15 peacekeeping operations around the world led by the United Nations. UN Peacekeepers help countries torn by conflict create the conditions for lasting peace. On the International Day we honour the memory of the UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the cause of peace and pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in UN peacekeeping operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication and courage.
Day against Homophobia
Seventy six countries still criminalize same-sex relationships and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people everywhere continue to suffer violent attacks and discriminatory treatment. The UN's message: LGBT rights are human rights. Together we will build a world that is free and equal. Watch the new anti-homophobia video message from the UN human rights office on the International Day against Homophobia on 17 May.
Syria: Numbers of people in need have grown rapidly
Humanitarian needs are increasing across Syria. An estimated 6.8 million Syrians, or almost one-third of the entire population, require urgent humanitarian assistance. About 3.1 million children, or around 50 per cent of those who currently require assistance, are
MY World Survey
The UN and partners have teamed up to put in place a global survey, called MY World, that will allow people to tell the UN, and in particular the Secretary-General's High-level Panel, the most important issues they would like the post-2015 agenda to address. What changes would you make? Vote and make your voice heard!
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