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Statement by the Secretary-General on the passing of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Statement by the Secretary-General on the passing of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan was a guiding force for good.  It is with profound sadness that I learned of his passing.  In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations. He rose through the ranks to lead the organization into the new millennium with matchless dignity and determination.   Like so many, I... Read more

The UN strengthens solidarity with terrorist victims

The UN strengthens solidarity with terrorist victims

  21 August 2018.  For the first time, the UN observes the International Day of Remembrance of, and Trib... Read more

#NotATarget: UN urges increased protection of aid workers

#NotATarget: UN urges increased protection of aid workers

19 August 2018. Attacks on humanitarian workers have increased considerably in the last five years.  For th... Read more

Plastic waste in the home of polar bears

Plastic waste in the home of polar bears

The Norwegian coastguard was shocked to find huge amounts of plastic waste on the shores of Kiepert Island, a rem... Read more

Give youth space to grow

Give youth space to grow

Young women and men’s role as essential agents of change in the world is highlighted on International Youth Day, ... Read more

Climate change is threatening traditions of Europe´s indigenous peoples

Climate change is threatening traditions of Europe´s indigen…

9 August 2018 - Record high summer temperatures are threatening the traditional life style of the Sami in Finland... Read more

Breastfeeding can help achieve the Global Development Goals

Breastfeeding can help achieve the Global Development Goals

  World Breastfeeding Week encourages breastfeeding and highlights the health benefits of breastfeeding for b... Read more

Despite successes in Africa, HIV/AIDS on the rise in the EECA and North African Middle Eastern regions

Despite successes in Africa, HIV/AIDS on the rise in the EEC…

Last week, 23-27 July, more than 16,000 researchers, advocates, policy makers, funders and community leaders from... Read more

Friendship, a peacemaker, bridgebuilder and contributor to our happiness

Friendship, a peacemaker, bridgebuilder and contributor to o…

The subject of friendship has inspired many artists, poets, novelists, and filmmakers and is considered fundament... Read more

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