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The Secretary-General’s message on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

29th May 2014 Press Releases

New York, 29 May 2014 – United Nations peacekeeping has a long and proud history, with more than one million peacekeepers having served in more than 70 operations on four continents since its establishment in 1948. Looking to the future, we can be confident that as new challenges emerge, United Nations peacekeeping will evolve to meet them. (more…)

UNEP: New “First of its Kind” Tool Helps Avoid Global Food Waste

26th May 2014 Press Releases

London, 23 May 2014 – In a world where over 840 million go hungry every day, achieving food security goes beyond increasing global food production. Better food systems and sustainable consumption and production approaches are needed to achieve food security for all. (more…)

Secretary-General’s message on Africa Day – 25 May 2014

24th May 2014 Press Releases

New York, 25 May 2014 – Transformation, growth, dynamism, progress and partnership: these concepts are central to the African Union’s narrative as it embarks on the second half of its first centennial. I am confident that the AU’s vision, “Agenda 2063,” can succeed. (more…)

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on recent attacks in Nigeria

23rd May 2014 Press Releases

New York, 21 May 2014 – The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the recent series of attacks on civilians in Nigeria, which have left hundreds dead and injured. There is absolutely no justification for such attacks. (more…)

UN Women calls on global citizens to bring gender equality into focus

23rd May 2014 Press Releases

Launches Beijing+20 Campaign:
Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!

New York, 22 May – UN Women today launched a major campaign in the lead-up to the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the historic Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. A year of activities around the world will aim to mobilize governments and citizens alike to picture a world where gender equality is a reality and to join a global conversation on empowering women to empower humanity. (more…)