Archive for September, 2014

At UN, memorial to transatlantic slave trade will send ‘powerful message’ for years to come

29th September 2014 Press Releases

Paris, 26 September 2014 – The United Nations took one more step towards constructing a permanent commemoration to the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade today in what the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said would be “a message of hope, of tolerance, of human dignity.” (more…)

On World Day, UN spotlights tourism’s role in promoting sustainable development

29th September 2014 Press Releases

New York, 27 September 2014 – In harnessing the benefits of global tourism, the international community will take “critical” steps forward in advancing the United Nations’ sustainable development goals and post-2015 development agenda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. (more…)

Ban presses for ‘sustained’ support from international community amid tenuous Mali peace

29th September 2014 Press Releases

New York, 27 September 2014 – The international community must continue to support Mali as it embarks on its path towards peace, stability and development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, particularly as the country’s security situation continues to remain precarious amid ongoing clashes between armed groups. (more…)

At Global Citizen Festival, Ban tells crowd “a better world is around the corner”

29th September 2014 Press Releases

New York, 28 September 2014 – Surrounded by a roaring crowd of an estimated 60,000 people, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was joined last night by a star-studded roster of the world’s leading performers as he helped kick-off the third annual Global Citizen Festival – a celebration of global unity and a reaffirmation of the will to address the planet’s most pressing issues. (more…)

Metro Photo Challenge 2014 – Participate in the 10th edition of METRO Photo Challenge titled “My Green City”

26th September 2014 News and Media

On the occasion of the UN Climate Summit, held on 23 September at UN Headquarters in New York, METRO International partnered with the United Nations to launch the 10th edition of METRO Photo Challenge, the world’s largest photography competition. (more…)