Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ 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 Briefing Media on Sustainable Development Goals

23rd September 2015 Press Releases

In the run up to the Sustainable Development Summit which takes place in New York this week, the UN held a media briefing at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton yesterday Sept 22, to provide an overview on the status of implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and how a number of these have been transformed into new development targets, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More than 150 world leaders are expected to attend the UN Sustainable Development Summit from September 25-27 at UN headquarters in New York to formally adopt the new development agenda. (more…)