26 January 2015
UN rights chief says world ‘haunted’ by suffering endured by millions during Holocaust

UN rights chief says world ‘haunted’ by suffering endured by millions during Holocaust

26 January 2015

26 January 2015 — Ahead of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, taking place tomorrow, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a statement to mark the "forever solemn day" when the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp was liberated.

20 January 2015
UN study predicts rising global unemployment due to slower growth, inequality, turbulence

UN study predicts rising global unemployment due to slower growth, inequality, turbulence

20 January 2015

An extra 10 million people worldwide are likely to be unemployed by 2019, the International Labour Organisation experts said, pointing to slower growth, widening inequalities and economic turbulence as reasons behind the trend.

14 January 2015

Dolgov: CPT report confirms international law violations in Ukraine

14 January 2015
Russian Foreign Ministry Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law Konstantin Dolgov told RIA Novosti news agency that the CPT’s report published on 13 January confirms Russia’s conclusion that gross violations of human rights take place in Ukraine and no efficient investigations are being held by Kiev.
30 December 2014
International Year of Light 2015

International Year of Light 2015

30 December 2014
The International Year of Light and Light-based technologies 2015 (IYL2015) is a global initiative designed to highlight the key role light and optical technologies play in our daily lives and their importance for our future and for the sustainable development of the society we live in.
20 December 2014
On International Day, Ban urges human solidarity to build new sustainability agenda

On International Day, Ban urges human solidarity to build new sustainability agenda

20 December 2014
20 December 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked Human Solidarity Day today by calling for joint action to craft and take forward a new, inlcusive development agenda that eradicates poverty, protects the planet and ensures dignity for all.
12 December 2014
ILO: Helping migrants make the most of their money

ILO: Helping migrants make the most of their money

12 December 2014

Migrants’ remittances are expected to reach US$ 436 billion in 2014 and US$ 540 billion by 2016. Financial education can not only provide useful support to migrants’ families back home but also help migrants in destination countries manage their own budgets.

09 December 2014
Protecting cultural heritage during conflicts and ensuring its reconstruction

Protecting cultural heritage during conflicts and ensuring its reconstruction

09 December 2014
At its meeting on Friday in Paris, the Committee on Culture expressed concerns about the systematic destruction of cultural heritage during conflicts, particularly those that are ethnically driven. The report by Ismeta Dervoz (Bosnia and Herzegovina, EPP/CD), adopted by the committee, underlines that the destruction of monuments is often an assault on the cultural identity of a population, which aims to prevent communities from returning to places after a conflict and recognising them.
21 November 2014
As challenges mount for displaced in eastern Ukraine, UN agency ramps up food voucher plan

As challenges mount for displaced in eastern Ukraine, UN agency ramps up food voucher plan

21 November 2014
21 November 2014 – Key steps have been taken recently to deliver food vouchers to some 10,000 internally displaced people in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) reported today, while underscoring that ensuring access to food in the country’s crisis-gripped eastern region remains a “priority concern.”
04 November 2014

UN refugee agency launches campaign to eliminate statelessness within 10 years

04 November 2014
4 November 2014 – The United Nations refugee agency today launched a global campaign aimed at ending within a decade the problem of statelessness – a legal limbo for the more than 10 million people worldwide who lack a nationality and the human rights protections that go with it.

Stability, security and respect for human rights are shared UN and OSCE values, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon tells OSCE Permanent Council

04 November 2014
VIENNA, 4 November 2014 – The OSCE plays a pivotal role in easing divisions, healing wounds and managing change, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, told the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna today, and emphasized the close UN-OSCE partnership in enhancing conflict prevention and resolution.