Civil Society
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 point the way forward on a range of issues such as eradicating poverty, eliminating hunger and combating disease. more
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 ...

UN spotlights power of technology to advance development

New York, Jun 11 (JEN): With nearly everyone on Earth now having access to a mobile cellular network and some three billion people online, a United Nations information and communication tech ...

UN hails power of sport to bring communities together

New York, Jun 10 (JEN): Just days away from the kick-off of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the “best values of sport” â ...

Ban condoles death of celebrated African-American poet

New York, May 30 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon mourned the death of celebrated African-American poet and author Maya Angelou, saying the United Nations owed her a parti ...

UN spotlights power of sports to advance shared values

New York, May 23 (JEN): High-level officials, prominent athletes and youth teamed up at the United Nations in New York on Thursday to spotlight the values that the world of sports can advanc ...

Role of cooperation critical for sustainable development: UN

New York, May 22 (JEN): United Nations officials on Wednesday highlighted the importance of both traditional and new forms of cooperation, as well as building broad partnerships, to shaping ...

UN marks Buddhist holy day, Ban urges work for common good

New York, May 14 (JEN): The Buddhist teachings of peace, compassion and love should help guide governments and the international community, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, ...