As South Africa commemorated Book Week, 07-13 September, a national campaign aimed at promoting a culture of reading amongst the country’s youth, UNHCR engaged some of its teenagers on the issue, xenophobia through a locally produced comic book, Reach Out! Speak Out! More »
This year, as we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations,
the International Day of Non-Violence has special importance.
At a time of escalating conflicts, violent extremism, displacement and humanitarian need, the courage and determination of Mahatma Gandhi, whose birthday we celebrate today, is an inspiration for us all. More »
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 »
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 »
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 »