Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Secretary-General — Message for the International Day of UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPERS 29 May 2015

By | 29 May 2015

New York, 29 May 2015 – This year’s International Day of UN Peacekeepers falls during the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, offering a chance to honour the invaluable contribution of the Blue Helmets to the proud history of the Organization. United Nations peacekeeping has given life to the UN Charter’s aim “to unite our… Read More »

Top UN relief official urges Security Council to save Syria from ‘hopelessness and further despair’

By | 29 May 2015

Syria, 28 May 2015 – The Security Council must set aside its political differences and come together to find a solution for the “intractable” and drawn-out Syrian conflict, the top United Nations humanitarian official urged today as she warned the 15-member body that the situation in the country was “extremely grave and deteriorating by the… Read More »

At UN Asia-Pacific policy forum, leaders discuss post-2015 agenda, financing and partnerships

By | 29 May 2015

Asia-Pacific, 28 May 2015 – The 71st session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) opened its ministerial session today in Bangkok, as region’s leaders meet to discuss the integration and implementation of economic, social and environmental development with focus on financing and partnership.