Every year on 31 May, we mark World No Tobacco Day to highlight the risks associated with tobacco use and to advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco use. The theme for this year’s commemoration is “Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship”.
GENEVA – “Demands for sexual exploitation, cheap labour and domestic workers, organ removal, illicit adoption and forced marriages, begging or exploitation by armed groups all fuel human trafficking,” the United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, said in a special report* to the UN Human Rights Council.
New York,30 May 2013 – The High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda today released “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development,” a report which sets out a universal agenda to eradicate extreme poverty from the face of the earth by 2030, and deliver on the promise of sustainable… Read More »
New York – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led the United Nations today in honouring those who lost their lives over the past year serving under the blue flag, while also raising awareness about new developments in the field of peacekeeping.
AFRICA – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Governments and private investors alike to be courageous and help Africa’s Great Lakes region leave behind its strife-torn past and a craft a “new narrative” based on peace, security and long-term development.