Civil Society
New York, Sep 1 (JEN): With speakers of parliament meeting at United Nations Headquarters at a moment when the world is gripped by multiple crises – displacement has soared to all-time highs and the threat of climate change grows by the day – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the legislators to help drive forward the new UN sustainable development agenda and ensure that civil society are equal partners in “building the future we want.” more
Alarming levels of insecurity in Nigeria driving civilian displacement: UN agency

New York, Jun 13 (JEN): The World Food Programme (WFP) expressed on Friday its particular concern about the consequences of insecurity in Nigeria, which has displaced so far 200,000 people, ...

Kyrgyz law on civil society groups must protect free expression: UN expert

New York, May 27 (JEN): The United Nations rights office called on Tuesday on the Government of Kyrgyzstan to ensure that the freedoms of expression and association are protected in line wit ...

Civilians in Yarmouk facing vulnerability of highest severity: UN agency

New York, May 19 (JEN): As the United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees in the Middle East continued humanitarian operations in around the Yarmouk Camp, deep concerns remained ab ...

On International Day, UN chief calls for efforts to 'fill world with happiness'

New York, Mar 21 (JEN) Happiness for the entire human family is one of the main goals of the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared, as the Organization kicked-off its globa ...

On International Day, UN urges efforts to support South-South cooperation

New York, Sept 13 (JEN) Cooperation between and among developing countries offers a path to balancing growth and equity, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday, marking the United Nat ...

Civil society gathers at UN to help shape new vision for global development, prosperity

New York, Aug 28 (JEN) Civil society converged on United Nations Headquarters in New York on Wednesday to make their voices heard regarding the future global development agenda that will poi ...

Security Council denounces persecution of minorities in northern Iraq

New York, July 22 (JEN) The United Nations Security Council has denounced the persecution of Christians and other minority groups in northern Iraq, which used to be home to minority communit ...

Ukraine: Amidst intensified military offensive, Ban condemns violence against civilians

New York, July 8 (JEN) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday strongly condemned the “continued, unlawful” acts of armed fighters in Ukraine after reports that they are regro ...

UN kicks off campaign as football World Cup opens in Brazil

New York, Jun 13 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in São Paulo, Brazil, on Thursday to attend the opening game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, as United Nations agencies ...