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New UN Women report puts forth policy agenda to end gender inequalities within families

By | 26 June 2019

  “Progress of the World’s Women 2019-2020: Families in a Changing World” examines how the transformations in families impact women’s rights, and reveals most countries can afford family-friendly policies   NewYork, 26 June 2019 –As women’s rights have advanced over the past decades, families around the world have become a place of love and solidarity… Read More »

UNODC PRESS RELEASE: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 26 June 2019

By | 26 June 2019

Drug abuse is a complex problem at the intersection of public health, safety and social issues. It takes a heavy toll on our families and communities, claiming more than half a million lives per year. The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking shines a spotlight on this preventable crisis, and on the global… Read More »

PRESS RELEASE: The Secretary-General’s message on the international day of biological diversity

By | 14 May 2019

From individual species through entire ecosystems, biological diversity is vital for human health and well-being.  The quality of the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe all depend on keeping the natural world in good health.  We need healthy ecosystems to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to address climate… Read More »

UNHCR rushing staff, supplies to assist people affected by Cyclone Idai

By | 25 March 2019

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. 22 March 2019   |  Español   |  Français   |  عربي Residents carry their personal effects through a flooded section of Praia Nova, Beira, Mozambique, following Cyclone Idai.   © UNHCR/Denis Onyodi UNHCR, the… Read More »

#FightRacism this Human Rights Day

By | 21 March 2019

UNIC/PR/2019/03/19 Pretoria, South Africa – The United Nations in South Africa will join South Africans in commemorating Human Rights Day on Thursday, 21 March 2019 in Sharpeville and participate in the Human Rights Festival at the Constitution Hill in Johannesburg. The day is of special importance to the UN and the global community as it… Read More »

Annual UN women activists’ summit opens with focus on services, infrastructure

By | 12 March 2019

A wheelchair-bound Pakistani mother who yearned to visit a park without worrying about ramp access, and a young South Sudanese woman who dreams of having affordable health care, were among the speakers opening the United Nation’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s rights on Monday. Addressing the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status… Read More »