Archive for the ‘News and Media’ Category

“Turn the World UN Blue” Marking the United Nations at 70

5th October 2015 News and Media, Press Releases

What is Turn the World UN Blue initiative about?

To help mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, iconic monuments, buildings, landscapes, museums, bridges, and other landmarks across the globe will be lit up blue – the official colour of the United Nations – on UN Day, 24 October 2015. Join us in the global celebration and choose blue on 24 October by lighting up a landmark in your country. (more…)

The Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa

30th September 2015 News and Media, Press Releases

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa.

He thanked him for his personal cooperation with the United Nations in trying to resolve a number of peace and security issues in Africa. (more…)

Historic New Sustainable Development Agenda Unanimously Adopted by 193 UN Members

28th September 2015 News and Media, Press Releases

Broad, universal agenda to end poverty, fight inequality and protect environment

A bold new global agenda to end poverty by 2030 and pursue a sustainable future was unanimously adopted today by the 193 Member States of the United Nations at the start of a three-day Summit on Sustainable Development. (more…)

UN calls on young people to champion global goal of ending hunger by 2030

28th September 2015 News and Media, Press Releases

United Nations officials today called on youth to champion the cause of ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition – one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) world leaders committed themselves to on Friday. (more…)

UN Presents “Tree of Peace” to mark International Day of Peace

23rd September 2015 News and Media, Press Releases

To mark International Day of Peace the United Nations visited the Curro Roodeplaat High School in Pretoria, where nearly 200 students gathered to listen to messages on the role of the UN in peace-building and development. (more…)