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UN / MANDELA PRIZE

The United Nations General Assembly Friday marked Nelson Mandela International Day – which is observed on 18 July – by awarding the first-ever UN Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize. The first two laureates of the Prize are Dr. Helena Ndume of Namibia and Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio of Portugal. UNIFEED-UNTV

24 Jul 2015 | Read More »

GA / SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT

The UN General Assembly Friday passed by consensus a resolution establishing 19 June as the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. The document aims to raise awareness of the need to end conflict-related sexual violence, stand in solidarity with the survivors of sexual violence around the world, and pay tribute to [...]

19 Jun 2015 | Read More »

UN / WW II 70 YEARS AFTER

At the special session of the UN General Assembly commemorating the end of World War II, representative of Germany said "Germany is asking nations for forgiveness since we cannot forgive ourselves.” UNIFEED-UNTV

5 May 2015 | Read More »

UN / INDIGENOUS FORUM

Indigenous people from around the world are gathering at the United Nations in New York over the next two weeks to discuss issues including social development, youth suicide and human rights. The Forum is an opportunity for the world’s 370 million indigenous people to have their voice heard on the international stage. UNIFEED-UNTV

20 Apr 2015 | Read More »

DOHA / RULE OF LAW

UN Office on Drugs and Crime held a high-level event on Rule of Law, Human Rights and the Post-2015 Development Agenda with focus on the advancement of the rule of law at the national and international level through crime prevention and criminal justice mechanisms. UNIFEED – UNTV

13 Apr 2015 | Read More »

UN / WATER

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said at the General Assembly that the international community must gear up for a new era of "hydro-diplomacy" as the threat of water scarcity risks plunging the world into a period of geopolitical tension and stunted development. UNIFEED-UNTV

30 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UN / HAPPINESS DAY

Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams and environmental advocates Philippe Cousteau and Sylvia Earle joined local students at an event held at United Nations Headquarters today to celebrate the International Day of Happiness and highlight the importance of tackling climate change. UNIFEED-UNTV

20 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UN / CSW

At the opening of the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that "as women thrive, so will we all.  If girls are held back, the whole world feels the pain." UNIFEED-UNTV

9 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GA / WOMEN DAY

Speaking at a high-level debate on advancing gender equality, the executive director of UN Women called on men and boys to “lead on ending violence against women.”UNIFEED-UNTV /FILE

6 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UN / CRIME AND JUSTICE

At a debate on integrating crime prevention and criminal justice in the post-2015 development agenda, the Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, stressed that there can be no peace without development and no lasting peace or sustainable development without respect for human rights and the rule of law. UNIFEED-UNTV

25 Feb 2015 | Read More »

 

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