Sunday, 19 November 2017

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Where does our poo go?

Where does our poo go?

  If there’s one thing that unites humanity, it’s the call of nature. But depending on where we live, it’s not always possible to dispose of our bodily waste safely and responsibly. World Toilet Day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. Still today, 4.5 billion people, or around... Read more

Secretary-General urges young people to help fight the false illusions of terrorism

Secretary-General urges young people to help fight the false…

Speaking at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres ga... Read more

Secretary-General Guterres calls for more ambition to tackle climate change

Secretary-General Guterres calls for more ambition to tackle…

Addressing the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn/Germany, on Wednesday, Secretary-General António... Read more

‘Investing in Youth’ to dominate the forthcoming African Union–EU Summit

‘Investing in Youth’ to dominate the forthcoming African Uni…

The sound of an incoming smartphone call echoes through speakers at “The Office” event space in Rue d’Arlon, Brusse... Read more

UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide urges vigilance

UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide urges vigil…

Friday, 10 November 2017 - “Genocide is the ultimate form of discrimination. We have to move today from earl... Read more

2017 United Nations Climate Change Conference Opens in Bonn

2017 United Nations Climate Change Conference Opens in Bonn

The 2017 United Nations Climate Change Conference has opened in Bonn, Germany with delegates from around the glob... Read more

Rien n'est Pardonné

Rien n'est Pardonné

 3rd November 2017 Millions worldwide rallied behind the banner of free speech shortly after the Charlie Hebd... Read more

90% of murders of journalists go unpunished

90% of murders of journalists go unpunished

2 November 2017 - Ninety percent of cases concerning the killing of journalists remain unpunished, according to i... Read more

How refugees and migrants revolutionized Icelandic music

How refugees and migrants revolutionized Icelandic music

The Iceland Airwaves Music Festival has joined Together, the United Nations campaign in support of refugees and m... Read more

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The European Union and the United Nations are embarking on a new, global, multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls - The Spotlight Initiative. The Initiative aims to place this issue in the center of efforts to achieve gender equality and women's empowerment, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development..

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A quick guide on the key components, mission and work of the United Nations - an international organization that helps to build a better world.
 
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“Together - Respect, safety and dignity for all”

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The campaign highlights the economic, cultural and social contributions that migrants and refugees make to countries of origin, transit and destination. It also counters some misinformation and misperceptions.

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