The Secretary-General — Message on World Habitat Day 5 October 2015

Each year on World Habitat Day, we reflect on the state of human settlements and on what we want the cities of the future to look like.

This year’s observance follows the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – an inspiring new framework that will guide our efforts to end poverty and ensure prosperity for all on a healthy planet. More »

UNHCR branded material engages South Africa and its youth on xenophobia

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 »

The Secretary-General — Message for The International Day of Non-Violence 2 October 2015

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

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

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 »