In its continued effort to highlight the achievements of women, United Nations Women for Peace
(UNWFP), in partnership with United Nations Alliance of Civilization
(UNAOC), convened Friday the ‘March in March’, an annual awards luncheon and rally to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Last September, , IMPACT Leadership 21, an organisation geared towards promoting the visibility of women in leadership roles called for the appointment of a woman as the next UN Secretary-General, a first in the history of the world body.
The 15-member Security Council Saturday unanimously adopted a resolution demanding unhindered access to humanitarian aid for Syria.
In 2008 the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) established the Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF) in a way to support young people through an international grants-making programme.
Seven years later, YSF continues its work by providing seed funding to youth led organizations that focus on fostering dialogue on cross cultural issues and bridging gaps between communities both locally and globally.
As violence rips through South Sudan and ongoing conflict plagues the Central African Republic and Syria, developing countries stand at a difficult crossroads – struggling to grow economically and politically, yet fielding deep inequalities within their own borders.
On 5 April 2014, the 7th World Urban Forum
(WUF7) will descend on Medellin, Colombia on the theme ‘Urban equity in development’ — Cities for life.’ The focus of the weeklong conference , in the Latin American hub, will be on practical and sustainable ways of creating more inclusive and compact cities that address complex issues like inequality, population and infrastructure.
The fight to end violence against women and girls remains a critical issue for the global community as the world gathered to observe Orange Day—the International Day to End Violence Against on the 25 November, 2013. Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights and has a long lasting consequence on the victims, the families, the communities and the countries that suffer its wrath.
The new Regional Human Development Report produced by United Nations Development Programme
(UNDP) brings to light an issue that is considered a “thwart” to the development of Latin America. Citizen insecurity is a growing problem in the region and according to the new report, “a challenge that must be overcome by means of democratic and inclusive policies that respect human rights.”
Announcing a joint mission to the Sahel region, Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and President of the World Bank
, Jim Yong Kim addressed the press Friday on their new mission which would place peace and development at the forefront.
Before we begin, perhaps we can set aside the stereotypes: no, she didn’t "mess herself up by following boys around", and no, it is not in fact her fault that she became pregnant.
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Sigrid Kaag of the Netherlands as a Special Coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)-United Nations Joint Mission to eliminate the stockpile of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic.
One of the fastest-growing Asian immigrant groups in the United States, Filipinos are perceived as the most likely to assimilate with ease. That is, of course, if you’re looking from the outside in.
Millennium Development Goal Eight has become a big focus for the Secretary General and other United Nations officials as the deadline draws nearer. In a press conference last week, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon launched the Millennium Development Goals Gap Task Force Report 2013
During a press conference Tuesday, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for the voices of the “disabled, the poor and the jobless, the hungry, those living without adequate sanitation or health care” to be heard as the work of defining the post-2015 development goals continues.
Bridging the gap between Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance has been a top priority for the African Union (AU).