International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
This year's observance falls at a time when security and hope are at a low point, says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message for the day. He condemns all acts of violence and calls on leaders of both sides to play a constructive role towards resolving the conflict: "On this International Day of Solidarity, let us reaffirm our commitment to bring about the just peace that the peoples of Israel and Palestine deserve." More...
Because climate change carries no passport
Because climate change knows no national borders, so countries must work together to tackle it, UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has said. Starting on 30 November the Paris Climate Change Conference COP21 is a major milestone on the road to combatting climate change, bringing together world leaders, UN agencies, civil society and the business sector. Find out more...
"Orange the world" - End violence against Women
Violence against women and girls is not confined to any particular political or economic system, but it is prevalent in every society in the world. It cuts across boundaries of wealth, race and culture. Prevention should start early in life, by educating and working with young boys and girls promoting respectful relationships and gender equality. As stated by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: "We all have a role to play, and I urge you to play yours." More…
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