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"22.10.2016 15:45:59" Timeline Photos Highlight of the week: at the UN Geneva press briefing on Friday, United Nations Human Rights discussed reports that ISIL fighters in #Mosul were using civilians as human shields.
“We are gravely concerned by reports that ISIL is using the civilians in
"22.10.2016 08:01:00" Nick Yarris - "Fear of 13" Ciné-ONU screening, 20.10.2016 Watch a former death row inmate's moving reaction to public interest in his story.
After 21 years on Pennsylvania death row, Nick Yarris was exonerated for rape and murder by DNA evidence. Today, Nick is an advocate against the death penalty and shares
"21.10.2016 15:03:02" Timeline Photos NEWS: The UN Human Rights Council has just adopted a resolution on "the deteriorating situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic, and the recent situation in #Aleppo", by a roll-call vote of 24 yes, 7 no, and 16 abstentions.
In the resolution,
"21.10.2016 14:32:40" United Nations Do you know a gender equality champion?
Wonder Woman is helping the United Nations to achieve gender equality by 2030 by shining a light on women and girls who overcome barriers every day to reach their goals.
Use #ReaLlifeWonderWoman to share the Do you know a gender equality champion?
Wonder Woman is helping the United Nations to achieve gender equality by 2030, by shining a light on women and girls who overcome barriers every day to reach their goals.
Use #ReaLlifeWonderWoman to share the
"21.10.2016 07:05:00" Photos from UN Geneva's post Our beautiful host city is ready to welcome a very special new addition, which is rising by the lakeside as we speak.
Join us at the Rotonde du Mont-Blanc on #UNDay - Monday, 24 October at 12.30 p.m. - to experience it for yourself, and see how it is
"20.10.2016 18:52:01" Timeline Photos "We, the UN, consider this pause as a direct response to an urgent request for medical evacuation and relief for those who have been wounded or are heavily sick, victims inside eastern Aleppo, particularly in connection with the destruction of medical
"20.10.2016 15:13:10" Syria Humanitarian Taskforce - press stakeout 20.10.2016 "We hope that the first medical evacuations can take place tomorrow." - Jan Egeland, head of the UN Humanitarian Taskforce for Syria and Special Advisor to the UN Syria Envoy.
Speaking to the press in Geneva today, Mr. Egeland said that the sick and
"20.10.2016 14:47:48" Timeline Photos "This is not a problem that we can fix with money alone. We need to build societies so that every single person on the planet has a decent chance at a good and fair life."
Discover UN Geneva Director-General Michael Møller's take on the issue of poverty,
"20.10.2016 12:47:36" Timeline Photos What the world will look like in 15 years' time will depend on our doing everything in our power to ignite the potential of a 10-year-old girl today.
UNFPA's new State of the World Population report, launched today in Geneva, highlights the need to
"20.10.2016 12:30:40" Timeline Photos #ThrowbackThursday to the United Nations Day celebration in Geneva 55 years ago, on 24 October 1951.
As we prepare to celebrate #UNDay on Monday, we look back on this commemoration, which took place in the Assembly Hall of the Palais des Nations only
"19.10.2016 10:17:13" Timeline Photos The UN Human Rights Council will hold a Special Session on the most recent deterioration of the human rights situation in #Aleppo, Syria on Friday, 21 October starting at 10 a.m. CET at the Palais des Nations.
The Special Session is being held following
"18.10.2016 19:05:00" Photos from UN Geneva's post #TourTuesday: Discover this exhibition on view at the Palais des Nations, put together by the Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty, which publicizes the actions and initiatives of people around the world who are rallying to fight against poverty.
"18.10.2016 17:50:00" ICRC on Mosul/ UN Geneva press briefing, 18.10.2016 "The world is watching. Prove your humanity."
That's the appeal that Robert Mardini, Regional Director for the Near and Middle East of the International Committee of the Red Cross addressed to the parties to the conflict on the ground in
"18.10.2016 15:55:14" Mosul/ Humanitarian aid, UN Geneva press briefing, 18.10.2016 The offensive to retake #Mosul could produce a humanitarian catastrophe, resulting in one of the largest man-made displacement crisis in the recent years.
A massive humanitarian effort by the United Nations and its partners is underway. The UN is
"18.10.2016 07:50:17" Timeline Photos Follow the incredible story of a death row inmate - and get to hear from the protagonist in person.
Join us for a special, free Ciné-ONU screening on 20 October of the film "The Fear of 13" at the Musée d'ethnographie de Genève - MEG, as part of our
"17.10.2016 16:30:01" Timeline Photos What does "transformative change" mean from a policy perspective?
How can we put into action the commitment, expressed in the 2030 Agenda, to transform our world and eradicate poverty in all its forms, everywhere?
Strong interest in those question drew
"17.10.2016 15:41:45" Photos from UN Geneva's post Testimonials from persons living in poverty resounded loud and clear at the Palais des Nations today.
Participants at a special event marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, organized at UN Geneva with the NGO ATD Quart Monde,
"17.10.2016 15:14:11" Global Goals for Sustainable Development Young people from all over the world are gathering at the #Habitat3 conference in Quito this week, and they brought with them smart ideas for sustainable cities. How would you make your city more inclusive and environmentally friendly? Let us know in the
"17.10.2016 12:17:32" Timeline Photos "End poverty in all its forms, everywhere."
That's the first of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
There are more than 800 million people living in extreme poverty worldwide. Today, on the International Day for the Eradication of
"17.10.2016 06:55:04" Timeline Photos
"16.10.2016 19:59:24" Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Our climate is changing! Let's adapt agriculture to #climatechange to build the #ZeroHunger Generation! #WFD2016
"16.10.2016 14:23:09" Timeline Photos This week, we commemorated the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The Day focused on the need to reduce disaster mortality, under the theme "Live To Tell".
Encouraging preparedness and raising awareness, thirteen organizations from
"16.10.2016 12:05:04" Timeline Photos
"16.10.2016 08:01:00" Photos from UN Geneva's post Highlight of the week: Geneva-based reporters Gunilla von Hall (Svenska Dagbladet - SvD), Gorgui Wade Ndoye (Continent Premier Magazine) and Laurent Sierro (Agence Télégraphique Suisse SA - ats) took time off their busy schedule to offer a first-hand
"15.10.2016 15:08:05" Timeline Photos The International Gender Champions network already counts more than 100 leaders in Geneva who have taken the panel parity pledge.
Now, the initiative is expanding to include a brand new New York chapter. UN Geneva Director-General launched it in New York
"15.10.2016 12:50:04" Timeline Photos "His political instincts are those of the United Nations – cooperation for the common good, and shared responsibility for people and the planet." - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on his successor, António Guterres
Read Ban Ki-moon's full
"15.10.2016 07:40:01" Timeline Photos Highlight of the week: reducing disaster mortality was the focus of last Thursday's International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The overwhelming majority of the 1.35 million people who perished in natural disasters around the world over the past 20
"14.10.2016 15:25:35" Photos from UN Geneva's post There was no stopping them! Even the Geneva rain did not deter hundreds of local schoolchildren, aged 7 to 12, from meeting up at the Palais des Nations this Friday morning and embarking on a walk around the Palais grounds.
The purpose: raise funds for
"14.10.2016 15:08:17" António Guterres, UN Secretary-General-designate. addresses Ge... "I have faith in the United Nations, a reform-minded United Nations, because I believe in the universal values it stands for: peace, justice, human dignity, tolerance and solidarity."
Watch the key moments of the speech given to the UN General Assembly
"14.10.2016 14:27:06" World Food Programme "We don't have any money left to buy seeds. We would like to plant again but we can't right now". After #HurricaneMatthew can take between six to nine months for the families of Haiti to be self-sufficient again "We don't have any money left to buy seeds. We would like to plant again but we can't right now".
After #HurricaneMatthew, it can take between six to nine months for the families of Haiti to be self-sufficient again.
"13.10.2016 18:05:02" Timeline Photos "Intensive" efforts are being led by UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, to stop the fighting and push for humanitarian aid access ahead of his meeting with Russia's Sergey Lavrov and John Kerry from the US this coming weekend.
"13.10.2016 16:31:00" Photos from UN Geneva's post Hoy celebramos el Día de la Lengua Española y la diversidad cultural y el dinamismo intelectual del idioma de Cervantes.
En la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas en Ginebra se ha celebrado una conferencia dedicada a este tema, con el apoyo de las Misiones
"13.10.2016 15:50:27" UN General Assembly - Ban Ki-moon on the selection of António... It's official: the UN General Assembly has selected António Guterres of Portugal to be the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Mr. Guterres will take office on 1 January for an initial term of five years.
Speaking about his successor, UN
"13.10.2016 13:45:03" Timeline Photos United Nations Member States are set to appoint Antonio Guterres of Portugal as the next UN Secretary-General today.
Watch LIVE NOW in 6 languages | 4 p.m. Geneva | 10:00 a.m. New York | http://webtv.un.org
"13.10.2016 13:29:25" Timeline Photos #ThrowbackThursday as we think back to Bob Dylan's generous donation of the royalties from his 'Christmas in the Heart' album to the World Food Programme in 2009. Mr. Dylan has been announced as the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature
"13.10.2016 12:22:32" Timeline Photos "We can replace material possessions, but we cannot replace people. I am repeatedly appalled at how many people die in disasters. The majority of victims are invariably the poor and vulnerable." - UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
Today is the
"13.10.2016 12:03:56" Timeline Photos #ThrowbackThursday to 24 October 1948, when the United Nations was only three years old.
With #UNDay coming up in less than two weeks, we look back upon past celebrations of the anniversary of the Organization's founding. Seen here is a crowd at the
"12.10.2016 15:37:30" Timeline Photos In barely over four weeks' time, on 4 November, the historic #ParisAgreement to address climate change will enter into force.
The requirements for entry into force were satisfied on 5 October when Austria, Bolivia, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary,
"12.10.2016 10:20:31" UN Africa Renewal Africa can count on the United Nations for support as it seeks to build a brighter future #UNAfricaWeek Join the conversation using #UNAfricaWeek and follow UN Africa Renewal's coverage of the events and debates live at: http://bit.ly/2dqkJKN
"11.10.2016 15:16:18" WHO on cholera in Haiti - UN Geneva Press Briefing 11.10.2016 One million doses of the cholera vaccine will be sent to #Haiti in the aftermath of the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew, the World Health Organization (WHO) told reporters today at UN Geneva.
The hurricane has accelerated the already existing
"11.10.2016 10:31:00" Photos from UN Geneva's post Girls' Progress = Goals' Progress
More than 1.1 billion girls younger than 18 are poised to take on the future. Investing in them – including in their health, education and safety – allows them to build better lives and to create a more peaceful and
"11.10.2016 07:31:39" Photos from UN Geneva's post "DG" for a day - check! Jennie from Sweden can add this line to her already impressive resume.
To mark today's International Day of the Girl Child, UN Geneva Director-General Michael Møller took part in the #GirlsTakeover initiative by NGO Plan
"10.10.2016 12:05:39" World Health Organization (WHO) It's #WorldMentalHealthDay.
Depression can happen to anybody.
Lets talk: Never be afraid to ask for help Today is World Mental Health Day, and the topic in focus is depression.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is launching its #LetsTalk campaign, to show that depression can happen to anybody, and that one should never be afraid to ask for help.
"10.10.2016 11:49:50" United Nations Day - Gabarrón sculpture unveiling! United Nations Day - Gabarrón sculpture unveiling! Join us on United Nations Day for the unveiling of an art installation by Cristóbal Gabarrón!
To commemorate United Nations Day this year, a monumental art installation by Spanish artist Cristóbal Gabarrón (b. 1945) will be unveiled on 24 October at
"10.10.2016 10:02:52" Timeline Photos Are you ready to see #GirlsTakeover?
Tomorrow, 11 October, we celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child. As part of an initiative by the NGO Plan International, girls across the world, from Bangladesh to Canada, will stage 250 takeovers in more
"10.10.2016 09:50:22" Timeline Photos "The death penalty is a cruel and inhumane practice. It has no place in the 21st century." - UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
This year's World Day Against the Death Penalty focuses on terrorism-related offenses. Maintaining the rule of law and respect
"09.10.2016 14:35:00" UNTV 21st Century feature: Ukraine - Televising Democracy In 2014, Ukraine's government was ousted by protestors calling for greater transparency and less corruption.
Since then, armed conflict has killed ten thousand and displaced millions – but hopes for a more open society have not gone away.
"09.10.2016 10:57:00" Timeline Photos World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss capital, Bern.
In 2015, countries all over the world committed themselves to working together towards achieving
"09.10.2016 08:03:00" Timeline Photos Highlight of the week: UN Women opened a liaison office at UN Geneva this Thursday. At the inauguration, UN Geneva Director-General Michael Møller spoke of a "a great day" and a "crucial step towards further promoting gender equality across International
"08.10.2016 15:30:00" Timeline Photos Highlight of the week: During his visit to UN Geneva on Monday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon planted a second-generation Hibakusha tree in the Ariana Park surrounding the Palais des Nations.
Saplings from the trees that survived the Hiroshima bombing in
"08.10.2016 12:10:59" UNICEF Half a million. That's the number of children who live in the southern areas of Haiti worst hit by Hurricane Matthew. Up to 80% of homes in the area are reportedly damaged and schools are being used as shelters. More on our response: http://uni.cf/2d8f6Bg
"08.10.2016 07:55:00" Timeline Photos The issue of the ongoing cholera epidemic in Haiti and the accusation that the UN was responsible were addressed during Ban Ki-moon's visit to Geneva earlier this week.
In response to a journalist's question, Mr. Ban reaffirmed the organization's
"07.10.2016 16:16:07" Timeline Photos The countdown to #UNDay starts today, and we are counting down with the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development!
The International Geneva website and UN Geneva invite you to revisit the Goals through the lens of art. 17 famous works have been chosen
"07.10.2016 14:17:38" Highlights - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits Geneva, 2... "As Secretary-General, I have visited Switzerland more times than any other country in the world. The Palais des Nations is my second home." - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, 3 October 2016.
Re-live the highlights of the Secretary-General's
"07.10.2016 13:39:44" United Nations OCHA For the latest humanitarian updates and info on Hurricane Matthew, check out: www.unocha.org/hurricane-matthew For the latest humanitarian updates and info on Hurricane Matthew, go to: www.unocha.org/hurricane-matthew
"07.10.2016 12:56:26" Photos from UN Geneva's post "The opening of UN Women's liaison office here at the Palais des Nations is a crucial step towards further promoting gender equality across International Geneva. [...] By strengthening the gender dimension, we will promote and achieve equal opportunities
"07.10.2016 07:05:00" UNTV 21st Century feature: China - Electronic Wastebasket The digital revolution - smart phones, ipads, and computers – is leaving a digital mountain of e-waste.
China is one of the largest producers – and discarders – of electronic devices.
Watch a new episode of UNTV's acclaimed "21st Century" series to see
"06.10.2016 15:35:41" Staffan de Mistura press conference 06.10.2016 "If you did decide to leave in dignity, and with your weapons, to Idlib or anywhere you wanted to go, I personally am ready physically to accompany you." - United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, addressing himself to Al-Nusra fighters
"06.10.2016 13:48:36" Timeline Photos Advancing the cause of women and girls worldwide - that's the mission of UN Women.
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka briefed the press on today's opening of a UN Women liaison office here at UN Geneva.
“Our strengthened presence in
"06.10.2016 10:05:00" Timeline Photos #ThrowbackThursday to the San Francisco Conference in 1945, where Dr Bertha Lutz of Brazil, pictured here, was one of only four women to sign the United Nations Charter, out of 850 delegates.
Today UN Women officially opens its liaison office at UN
"06.10.2016 08:55:00" Global Goals for Sustainable Development Great news! The historic #ParisAgreement on climate change will enter into force on 4 November, as the requirements for entry into force were satisfied today when Austria, Bolivia, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Malta, Nepal, Portugal and Slovakia, as Great news! The historic #ParisAgreement on climate change will enter into force on 4 November.
The requirements for entry into force were satisfied yesterday, when Austria, Bolivia, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Malta, Nepal, Portugal and Slovakia,
"06.10.2016 08:31:30" Timeline Photos Former Portuguese Prime Minister António Guterres has emerged as the clear favourite to become the next United Nations Secretary-General, following the sixth secret ballot held yesterday by the UN Security Council.
The Council is expected to take a
"05.10.2016 12:05:26" "I am very happy to be here with my Geneva family. [...] Geneva is more than a second home to me - it is the global hub for action on human rights, humanitarian relief, public health, decent work, fair trade and much more." - @[54779960819:274:United United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits Geneva "I am very happy to be here with my Geneva family. [...] Geneva is more than a second home to me - it is the global hub for action on human rights, humanitarian relief, public health, decent work, fair trade and much more." - United Nations
"05.10.2016 09:53:37" Timeline Photos This #WorldTeachersDay, we renew our gratitude and appreciation for teachers' efforts and dedication.
Teachers can help ensure that, thanks to quality education, we can achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
We are also celebrating the
"04.10.2016 15:19:11" #TourTuesday - "The most important thing" exhibition If war and violence tore apart your country and you were forced to suddenly run for your life, what would you bring with you?
This is a question that thousands of people have to answer each and every day. "The most important thing" exhibition, organized
"04.10.2016 10:23:38" Photos from UN Geneva's post After ten years as United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon spoke to the Geneva press corps yesterday, perhaps for the last time in this role.
Calling the Palais des Nations his "second home", he underscored the importance of Geneva as "the UN's
"03.10.2016 09:13:05" UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency Watch live as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and our High Commissioner Filippo Grandi open UNHCR's annual decision-making meeting #ExCom2016 in UN Geneva's historic Assembly Hall: http://www.unhcr.org/578389144 Watch live as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency High Commissioner Filippo Grandi open UNHCR's annual decision-making meeting #ExCom2016 in UN Geneva's historic Assembly Hall: http://www.unhcr.org/578389144
"03.10.2016 09:01:07" Photos from UN Geneva's post "I also count on the citizens of the world, and especially young people, to propel their leaders to disarmament. It is my hope that future generations will see this symbolic tree and remember how the world united to create a safer, more secure, and
"03.10.2016 08:07:46" LIVE from Geneva with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon!
Watch the Secretary-General switch on the city's landmark fountain, the Jet d'eau.
Celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, the Jet d'eau is one of the most famous fountains in the
"03.10.2016 06:45:00" Timeline Photos More than half the global population already lives in urban areas.
Approximately a quarter of these urban dwellers live in slums or informal settlements.
Today is World Habitat Day, and we reflect upon the fact that achieving the Global Goals for
"02.10.2016 20:56:15" Timeline Photos The 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council closed on Friday.
You can find our round-up here: goo.gl/6xOgL4
"02.10.2016 12:01:00" Timeline Photos "There are many causes that I am prepared to die for but no causes that I am prepared to kill for." - Mahatma Gandhi
The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement
"02.10.2016 09:35:00" UN Orchestra - Victoria Hall concert 02.10.2016 Tonight, at Geneva's splendid Victoria-Hall, an exceptional concert in honor and in the presence of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will take place.
Antoine Marguier will lead the United Nations Orchestra and superstar soloist Maxim Vengerov
"02.10.2016 07:45:01" Timeline Photos Highlight of the week: in a chilling briefing to the Geneva press corps on Friday, Dr. Rick Brennan, the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Director of Emergency Risk Management and Humanitarian Response, gave an update on the "unfathomable" medical
"01.10.2016 13:46:00" Photos from UN Geneva's post As his second term draws to an end, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be visiting Switzerland on 2-4 October.
- Among the highlights of his visit will be a special concert in his honor in the evening of 2 October at Victoria-Hall in
"01.10.2016 07:45:00" Timeline Photos "The marginalization and devaluing of older persons takes a heavy toll. [...] Ageism frequently intersects with other forms of discrimination based on gender, race, disability and other grounds, compounding and intensifying its effects." - United Nations
"30.09.2016 17:05:01" Timeline Photos Ending the book famine, one step at a time!
The #MarrakeshTreaty, which facilitates access to published works for blind or visually impaired persons, enters into force today.
Some 285 million people are living with visual impairments around the world,
"30.09.2016 14:05:35" WHO on Syria - Geneva Press briefing 30.09.2016 “We are asking for four things: Stop the killing, stop the attacks on health care, let the sick and wounded out and let the aid in. ” - Dr. Rick Brennan, the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Director for Emergency Risk Management and Humanitarian
"30.09.2016 07:01:00" Timeline Photos Thirteen game-changing initiatives from around the world were announced yesterday as winners of the United Nations 'Momentum for Change' climate change award.
Winning activities include a Google-led project that could catalyze the rooftop solar market
"29.09.2016 15:33:47" Syria Humanitarian Access Task Force - press stakeout 29.09.2016 “The bombing must stop, civilians must be protected and the cessation of hostilities must be restored."
The Syrian Government's offensive to recapture all of Aleppo -- accompanied by bombing that media reports have described as unprecedented in its
"29.09.2016 12:21:47" Timeline Photos Watch LIVE as the UN Human Rights Council starts voting on 33 draft resolutions. The voting will continue on Friday, 30 September.
Starting now - tune in to webtv.un.org.
For more information: https://goo.gl/8EtbZR
"29.09.2016 09:55:00" Timeline Photos #ThrowbackThursday to 48 years ago, when a Conference of Non-Nuclear-Weapon States was held from 29 August to 28 September 1968 in Geneva. Some 94 States participated (four of those were nuclear States attending as observers).
The Conference discussed
"29.09.2016 07:02:00" youtube.com World Maritime Day 2016 IMO Secretary-General video message on this year's theme "Shipping: indispensable to the world". Did you know? Around 80% of global trade by volume (and over 70% by value) are carried by sea and handled by ports worldwide. This is according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
These shares are even higher in the case
"28.09.2016 17:02:00" Timeline Photos Every year, rabies kills an estimated 60,000 people, mainly in rural Asia and Africa, and the threat is growing.
On World Rabies Day, we are reminded that the disease is entirely preventable, with vaccines that have been available for more than a
"28.09.2016 15:11:10" Photos from UN Geneva's post They inspired us all summer at Rio 2016, and embodied Olympic values in a whole new way.
Today, at an event at UN Geneva on the integration and protection of human rights of refugees through sport, the first-ever Olympic Refugee Team - Team Refugees -
"28.09.2016 14:53:56" Timeline Photos “The changes in the Arctic are serving as a global indicator – like “a canary in the coal mine” - and are happening at a much faster rate than we would have expected. We need to establish an “Arctic observatory” to help us monitor, predict and cope with
"28.09.2016 13:59:26" Timeline Photos Air pollution is an invisible killer.
According to country estimates newly released by the World Health Organization (WHO), 92% of the world's population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits.
Fast action to tackle air pollution
"28.09.2016 09:17:25" Timeline Photos What's are the latest activities within International Geneva to support the implementation of the #GlobalGoals?
The latest edition of the SDG Radar bulletin, from UN Geneva's Perception Change Project (PCP), offers a comprehensive summary.
"28.09.2016 08:48:15" Timeline Photos Rabies is fatal and mostly kills children.
The disease is 100% preventable, and effective vaccines have been around for over a century. But poverty, conflicts and natural disasters displace people and animals. They disrupt health and veterinary
"27.09.2016 15:25:01" Timeline Photos Today's World Tourism Day focuses on promoting universal accessibility.
Accessible tourism for all is about the creation of environments that can cater to the needs of all of us. All of the world's citizens have a right to experience the incredible
"27.09.2016 12:44:49" IOM Mediterranean arrivals update - UN Geneva press briefing Less migrants are making the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean so far in 2016 than did in 2015, but the voyage is more frequently deadly.
These trends emerged from the IOM - UN Migration Agency's latest briefing to media in Geneva, where it was
"27.09.2016 12:29:43" Timeline Photos "Gen-Z have no way of knowing how it felt to live in a world where nuclear threat was part of daily life. They have probably heard more about 'nuclear warfare' in movies than in the news or at the dinner table. [...] But this vague understanding of
"27.09.2016 11:59:04" Tour Tuesday - Prints with Universal Declaration of Human Rights #TourTuesday Brazilian artist Octavio Roth created 30 linocut prints for the 30th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1978. Each print presents one of the 30 articles of the Declaration.
The prints are on display at the Palais des
"27.09.2016 07:01:00" Timeline Photos Today at the United Nations Human Rights Council:
- 10.30 a.m. Geneva time: human rights situation in Ukraine
- 12.00 p.m. Geneva time: human rights situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- 1:30 p.m. Geneva time: final report of independent
"26.09.2016 15:35:33" Timeline Photos "Attacks that damage or destroy health facilities in possible violation of international law rules cannot stand and should end immediately.
I renew my call to all parties to end these attacks and to respect the protections granted to medical units and
"26.09.2016 12:40:20" Ciné-ONU "Suffragette" Ciné-ONU "Suffragette" Ciné-ONU, in collaboration with the @[1616196501983560:274:International Geneva Gender Champions] Intiative, invites you to the screening of Suffragette on Thursday, 6 October 2016 at 5.30 p.m., in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilization Room (Room
"26.09.2016 10:46:01" Timeline Photos Achieving global nuclear disarmament is one of the oldest goals of the United Nations. It was the subject of the General Assembly's first resolution in 1946.
Today, we mark the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. We also
"26.09.2016 09:31:18" United Nations "When millions of people see freedom's invitation only through the flapping canvas of a tent. When they carry their children and possessions on their backs, walking hundreds, perhaps thousands, of miles. When they and their families risk drowning, and are "When millions of people see freedom's invitation only through the flapping canvas of a tent. When they carry their children and possessions on their backs, walking hundreds, perhaps thousands, of miles. When they and their families risk drowning, and are
"25.09.2016 15:41:01" Timeline Photos Highlight of the week: on Monday, UNITAID turned 10!
UNITAID was officially launched by Brazil, France, Chile, Norway and the United Kingdom at the opening of the 61st United Nations General Assembly in New York, on 19 September 2006.
"25.09.2016 07:56:00" Timeline Photos The second week of the Human Rights Council's 33rd session has come to an end. For all news, highlights and the programme of the upcoming week, visit https://goo.gl/ehc3li
"24.09.2016 14:55:00" media.giphy.com goo.gl The 2030 Agenda places Decent Work for all at the heart of policies for sustainable and inclusive growth and development.
Coinciding with the Global Goals Week and the first anniversary celebration of the 2030 Agenda, the International Labour
"24.09.2016 11:01:00" Photos from UN Geneva's post 12,696... is the number of meetings that UN Geneva held or serviced in 2015.
Find out what makes UN Geneva one of the world's major conference centres: http://bit.ly/2d5z6nt
"24.09.2016 08:01:00" Timeline Photos Highlight of the week: on Tuesday, independent UN investigators published a report alleging gross human rights violations by the Government of Burundi.
The report, requested by the UN Human Rights Council, follows violence and insecurity in the African
"23.09.2016 13:55:18" Timeline Photos This week, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed Heads of State and Government at the UN General Assembly debate for the last time before the end of his tenure.
He called on them to demonstrate leadership in order to tackle the world's
"23.09.2016 13:22:12" United Nations OCHA We have all heard about refugees and their terrifying journeys to safety. But did you know that the vast majority of people who flee from conflict and violence stay within their own country? Humanitarian leaders are urging governments to find durable Humanitarian leaders are urging governments to find durable solutions for 40.8 million Internally Displaced Persons around the world.
Read their letter: https://goo.gl/KDCxeA
"23.09.2016 09:42:43" World Food Programme 795 Million Hungry. To reach #ZeroHunger by 2030, we need to try new things. WFP is exploring new new approaches, technologies & partnerships to get the job done → http://innovation.wfp.org/ 795 Million Hungry. To reach #ZeroHunger by 2030, we need to try new things. The World Food Programme is exploring new new approaches, technologies & partnerships to get the job done → http://innovation.wfp.org/
"23.09.2016 08:01:48" Timeline Photos Tune in today to the United Nations Human Rights Council:
- at 11 a.m. Geneva time, Evo Morales, President of Bolivia will address the Council.
- at 3 p.m. Geneva time, General debate on the human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab
"23.09.2016 07:01:00" Climate Change and the #GlobalGoals Without tackling climate change, we won't achieve the #GlobalGoals.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had convened a special high-level event on 21 September to accelerate efforts to ensure that the #ParisAgreement on climate change enters
"22.09.2016 17:01:01" Timeline Photos Interested in how Zero Hunger can become a reality?
Make sure you tune in to the "Pathways to Zero Hunger" event today at #UNGA, which will showcase concrete transformations in food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture.
The Zero Hunger
"22.09.2016 14:58:24" Syria Humanitarian Access Task Force - press stakeout "We need a reboot, we need a restart for security assurances, guarantees for the humanitarian lifeline.” - Jan Egeland, Special Advisor to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria
After attacks on humanitarian convoys in Syria horrified the world
"22.09.2016 10:34:56" Photos from UN Geneva's post On yesterday's #PeaceDay, a fantastic line-up of speakers inspired the audience at the Geneva Peace Talks event in the Palais des Nations with their personal stories of working for peace. The event sought to highlight people from different backgrounds who
"22.09.2016 08:44:21" Timeline Photos #ThrowbackThursday to December 2015: pictured here is Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussing the draft text of the Paris Agreement with his advisors, before meeting with the President of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21).
This week, at
"22.09.2016 07:43:38" Leonardo DiCaprio Clean air and a livable climate are inalienable human rights. The time to answer humankind's greatest challenge is now. On the International Day of Peace, let's commit to taking action for our planet and its people to support the #GlobalGoals and build Great post from Leonardo DiCaprio, United Nations Messenger of Peace, in support of #PeaceDay and the Global Goals for Sustainable Development!
"21.09.2016 14:16:00" Peace Talks Live for the opening of the #GVAPeaceTalks Live from the opening of #GVAPeaceTalks!
Today is the International Day of Peace. In Geneva, the 4th edition of the Geneva Peace Talks, organized under the theme “Peace Happens!” at the Palais des Nations look to bring to light peace initiatives around
"21.09.2016 12:29:01" Timeline Photos To tackle climate change through the #ParisAgreement, we need 55 countries accounting for 55 per cent of global CO2 emissions to be on board.
World leaders are discussing their commitments right now at #UNGA - watch live at webtv.un.org !
"21.09.2016 09:56:41" Photos from UN Geneva's post Karim Wasfi has played his cello on sites of terrorist attacks in Iraq. This morning, on the International Day of Peace, he played it in the Alley of the Flags in front of the Palais des Nations.
As Chief conductor and Director of the Iraqi Symphony
"21.09.2016 09:13:51" Timeline Photos "On this International Day of Peace, express your commitment to peace by becoming a champion of the Sustainable Development Goals." - United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
As #PeaceDay is celebrated around the world, we focus on making the 2030
"20.09.2016 14:26:11" UN-SARC Convoy attacked - Geneva Press Briefing "This is a very, very dark day for humanitarians in Syria and across the world." - Jens Laerke, Spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
At least 18 of 31 trucks in a joint UN and Syrian Arab Red Crescent -
"20.09.2016 14:03:48" United Nations Tune in now for our special #UNGA Live relay with the 17 newly-appointed Young Leaders for the Global Goals for Sustainable Development! The #UNYoungLeaders for the #GlobalGoals are 17 change-makers who have been recognized for their leadership in their efforts to achieve the SDGs.
Meet the Young Leaders, live from the sidelines of #UNGA, and find out more here: https://goo.gl/GsDT38
"20.09.2016 11:03:00" Photo exhibition "Razza Umana" (by Oliviero Toscani) at UN Gen... #TourTuesday This week, during the United Nations Human Rights Council's 33rd session, the striking photo exhibition "Razza Umana" (The Human Race) is on view at the Palais des Nations, in celebration of human diversity.
The photos are part of an
"20.09.2016 08:15:05" Watch live: UN General Assembly webcast LIVE from New York, starting at 3 p.m. Geneva time (9 a.m. NY) today, 20 September: watch the annual general debate of the UN General Assembly, here: http://webtv.un.org
The theme of the general debate of the 71st session is “The Sustainable Development
"20.09.2016 07:02:01" Timeline Photos One year ago, world leaders adopted the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
Today, the United Nations General Assembly will mark the anniversary with a special event, webcast live on webtv.un.org starting at 8:30 a.m. New York/ 2.30 p.m. Geneva
"19.09.2016 15:59:37" Timeline Photos Historic: Today, the International Organization for Migration has joined the United Nations as a related organization, becoming the UN's migration agency.
Pictured here are United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and IOM Director-General William
"19.09.2016 15:01:03" Timeline Photos “Today's Summit represents a breakthrough in our collective efforts to address the challenges of human mobility.” - United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
World leaders came together at the United Nations General Assembly today to adopt the New
"19.09.2016 14:34:53" United Nations Live from #UNGA with Filippo Grandi, High Commissioner for Refugees Live from the UN General Assembly: Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, speaks about the importance of the ongoing Summit for Refugees and Migrants.
He is joined by Melissa Fleming - UNHCR.
"19.09.2016 14:06:04" The Global Goals Poverty? Inequality? Injustice? Climate Change? BIG PROBLEMS... but there is a plan to fix them. Our world leaders have a plan to save our planet... but it's ONLY going to happen if EVERYONE knows it... #GlobalGoals It has been one year since the unanimous adoption of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the cornerstone of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Governments, the private sector and civil society are quickly moving to take the action that we
"19.09.2016 13:07:28" Timeline Photos At the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has just launched the "Together" campaign.
The campaign will highlight the economic, cultural and social contributions that migrants and refugees make to
"19.09.2016 09:39:57" Timeline Photos Last day to register for Geneva's flagship #PeaceDay event!
The Geneva Peace Talks will bring a great line up of speakers to the Palais des Nations on 21 September from 4 to 6 p.m. Registration is mandatory. The event will be followed by a
"18.09.2016 13:01:00" Timeline Photos Next week, during the UN General Assembly, it will be the first time that Presidents and Prime Ministers will gather at UNHQ to discuss measures to protect the rights of LGBTI people globally.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, U.S.
"18.09.2016 12:26:33" Timeline Photos Tomorrow, 19 September, is the day of the UN General Assembly's high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants.
As United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, "We must stand together with the millions of men, women and
"17.09.2016 23:39:51" UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency "The #WithRefugees petition is about standing together with people who have left everything behind, except their hopes, dreams, and determination."
Ahead of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, our High Commissioner Filippo Grandi delivers the Fier du soutien que le Canada accorde aux réfugiés, en espérant que le reste du monde choisisse d'en faire autant.
"17.09.2016 06:29:24" UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency "The #WithRefugees petition is about standing together with people who have left everything behind, except their hopes, dreams, and determination."
Ahead of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, our High Commissioner Filippo Grandi delivers the "The #WithRefugees petition is about standing together with people who have left everything behind, except their hopes, dreams, and determination."
Ahead of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, relive the historic moment when High Commissioner
"16.09.2016 14:22:16" Photos from UN Geneva's post Fun scenes from the "Educating the Future" event today, during which 250 young migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers came to UN Geneva three days before the historic UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York.
Co-organized by the UN Information
"16.09.2016 14:04:41" Photos from UN Geneva's post "Because a country that wants to grow must have people to build it."
"Because we do not want to be victims, but students."
"Because education is an absolute defence against ignorance and poverty."
On the eve of the UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants,
"16.09.2016 10:47:24" ilo.org Global Media Competition: “Breaking Stereotypes on Labour Migration” Submit a quality article or multimedia piece covering international migrant workers or refugees. The International Labour Organization is recognizing exemplary media coverage on labour migration with a new global competition for journalists:
"16.09.2016 07:02:00" HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco - IFRC Goodwill Ambassador, at... WATCH: HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Goodwill Ambassador for First Aid, gave a first aid demonstration at UN Geneva last week, joined by Elhadj As Sy, IFRC Secretary General.
"15.09.2016 16:50:53" Syria Press Stakeout - 15 September 2016 "Can well-fed, grown men please stop putting political bureaucratic and procedural road blocks for brave humanitarian workers that are willing and able to go to serve women, children, wounded civilians in besieged and cross-fire areas?” - Jan Egeland,
"15.09.2016 15:41:09" International Organization for Migration In our latest podcast we welcome UN Special Adviser Karen AbuZayd. Our guests engage in a conversation on the commitments towards refugees and migrants leading up to the UN Summit on September 19. Ahead of Monday's #UN4RefugeesMigrants Summit, watch the International Organization for Migration's new video podcast series “A World on the Move".
In this segment, young migrants and refugees talk to Karen AbuZayd, the United Nations Special Adviser on
"15.09.2016 14:57:01" UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency There is a crisis in refugee education. More than half – 3.7 million – of the 6 million school-age refugee children under our mandate have no school to go to. The returns on investing in refugee education are immense and far-reaching. Let's stop refugee There is a crisis in refugee education.
More than half – 3.7 million – of the 6 million school-age refugee children under UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency's mandate have no school to go to.
The returns on investing in refugee education are immense and
"15.09.2016 10:46:02" Photos from UN Geneva's post #ThrowbackThursday "All these decades after Dag Hammarskjold's death, we remain just as inspired by his actions and his words of wisdom." - United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
As we approach the 55th anniversary of the tragic death of the
"15.09.2016 07:02:01" Timeline Photos Democracy is essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
On this International Day of Democracy, we are spreading the message of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: "Democratic principles run through the  Agenda like a
"14.09.2016 14:27:03" UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency Join us LIVE on Facebook all next week to stand #WithRefugees & supporters around the world. http://trib.al/vvgOttn Just a few more days remain to sign the #WithRefugees petition, before it is officially handed in, in New York on 16 September! Add your signature now: http://trib.al/vvgOttn
And in the lead-up to the big day, join UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and some
"14.09.2016 14:19:01" World Food Programme 8 million meals have been shared with children in need with WFP's ShareTheMeal app! Click to download the app that makes sharing across the world so easy→ http://ow.ly/WlFE3047NzT 8 million meals have already been shared with children in need, with the World Food Programme's ShareTheMeal app!
Download the app that makes sharing across the world so easy→ http://ow.ly/WlFE3047NzT
"14.09.2016 12:55:52" The very first edition of Geneva Mix & Mash, a unique event aiming to bring together Geneva's international and local communities, took place on 13 September. Games based around the #GlobalGoals, professional "speed-dating" with representatives of Geneva Mix & Mash event The very first edition of Geneva Mix & Mash, a unique event aiming to bring together Geneva's international and local communities, took place on 13 September. Games based around the #GlobalGoals, professional "speed-dating" with representatives of World
"14.09.2016 10:52:41" Timeline Photos An outbreak of yellow fever in Angola has been brought under control, UN health experts said Tuesday, but the risk has yet to be contained in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The World Health Organization (WHO)'s announcement comes
"14.09.2016 08:18:46" United Nations News Centre With no airstrikes for a day, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura noted the dramatic improvement in the situation while pointing out the importance of a 48-hour benchmark assessment. One day after the cessation of hostilities on the ground in Syria came into effect, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura briefed the Geneva press corps.
With no airstrikes for a day, he noted the dramatic improvement in the
"13.09.2016 13:55:02" HRC33 Opening - High Commissioner Zeid "Human rights violations will not disappear if a government blocks access to international observers and then invests in a public relations campaign to offset any unwanted publicity." - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein
"13.09.2016 07:03:01" Timeline Photos #TourTuesday “Rebirth” by Michelangelo Pistoletto was donated to the UN in Geneva by Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto through the Republic of Italy on 24 October 2015.
The donation marked the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, celebrated during
"13.09.2016 06:57:07" Timeline Photos LIVE: Watch the opening of the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council at webtv.un.org, starting at 9 a.m. CET today.
"12.09.2016 11:09:00" Timeline Photos "Geneva Mix & Mash", c'est demain et ça va vous plaire!
Le 13 septembre, venez à la Brasserie des halles de l'île pour recontrer des gens du monde entier et en apprendre plus sur la Genève Internationale, assister à un concert du groupe de jazz des
"12.09.2016 07:01:00" Timeline Photos In exactly one week, the United Nations General Assembly will open its High-Level Summit to Address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants.
Read more about the Summit's aim to help organize a better international response to the refugee and migrant
"11.09.2016 14:55:35" Timeline Photos Highlight of the week: United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, welcomed a new understanding on the cessation of hostilities in the country.
Speaking at the end of the meeting between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia's
"11.09.2016 14:29:01" Timeline Photos Next week: The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its thirty-third regular session from 13 to 30 September 2016 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Tune in to watch the opening live on 13 September at http://webtv.un.org., starting at 9 a.m.
"11.09.2016 08:01:01" youtube.com Zeid warns against populists and demagogues in Europe and U.S. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein urges action to confront demagogues who blend fictional halcyon past with half truths and simplif... Highlight of the week: watch the hard-hitting speech that United Nations Human Rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein gave on 5 September, warning against the impact that populists and demagogues were having on society.
In the speech, he also called for more
"10.09.2016 14:59:34" Timeline Photos Climate change most affects those who depend mainly on natural resources and whose livelihoods are climate sensitive.
Many of those are poor farming women.
According to a 2015 report by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
"10.09.2016 07:03:00" Timeline Photos Today, nearly one in five of all migrants live in the world's top 20 largest cities. In many of those cities, migrants represent over a third or more of the population.
The International Organization for Migration's most recent World Migration Report
"09.09.2016 14:06:02" Timeline Photos Some 921,370 school-age Syrian refugee children are out of school, according to UNICEF figures.
The majority of them are very eager to return to the classroom, but current efforts to get them there have come up short.
Why is providing Syrian refugee
"09.09.2016 07:07:01" Timeline Photos Over 3.3 million people have found themselves displaced across more than 3,000 locations in #Iraq. They are away from home and often separated from friends and family.
Knowing where to turn for help is an ongoing challenge. One simple idea is changing
"08.09.2016 14:53:01" Timeline Photos Literacy is a fundamental human right and the foundation for lifelong learning.
Literacy is also a part of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, in particular Goal 4, which aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote
"08.09.2016 07:12:00" Photos from UN Geneva's post #ThrowbackThursday The 1,000 square meter "Luminarium" sculpture graced the grounds on UN Geneva in June 2013, as part of a Human Rights Council side event.
This amazing exhibit by British company Architects of Air was meant to challenge UN staff,
"07.09.2016 15:34:51" Geneva Peace Talks invitation - UN Geneva Director-General Mic... Every year, on 21 September, we mark the International Day of Peace around the world.
At UN Geneva, the fourth edition of the Geneva Peace Talks will bring forth stories of contributions to peace from extraordinary individuals, coming from different
"07.09.2016 14:05:31" Strategic Heritage Plan #ThrowbackWednesday!! The date on this photo made me post an archive shot a day early this week....Yes, that does read 7 September 1929.....only 87 years ago today - and shows the foundation stone of Palais des Nations UN Geneva. #OnThisDay 87 years ago, on 7 September 1929, the foundation stone of the Palais des Nations was laid.
Make sure to follow UN Geneva's Strategic Heritage Plan for more unique archival photos documenting the Palais through the ages.
"07.09.2016 11:21:18" unhcr.org UN Summit seen as "game changer" for refugee and migrant protection UN General Assembly September 19 Summit Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants is set to adopt key commitments to enhance protection. The time is now for the world to declare solidarity with people forced to flee their homes.
On 19 September, United Nations Nations Member states will come together to reaffirm their obligations to respect the human rights of refugees and migrants.
"07.09.2016 09:09:10" Timeline Photos Calling all student photographers! Want to share your view on the Sustainable Development Goals?
Make sure you enter the student photo contest run by 国連広報センター (UNIC Tokyo) and Sophia University, with special cooperation from Getty Images, by September
"07.09.2016 07:04:00" unmultimedia.org 21st Century - Afghanistan - How we Choose Every day, thousands of people around the world have to make one of the hardest decisions of their lives – whether to stay put and risk death or destitution? or to flee their homes in search of safety and risk everything? From Afghanistan, a story on how Every day, thousands of people around the world have to make one of the hardest decisions of their lives – whether to stay put and risk death or destitution? or to flee their homes in search of safety and risk everything?
From Afghanistan, a story on how
"06.09.2016 14:59:00" Timeline Photos The day of birth is potentially the most dangerous time for mothers and babies.
Every year, worldwide, 303 000 women die during pregnancy and childbirth, 2.7 million babies die during the first 28 days of life and 2.6 million babies are stillborn. But
"06.09.2016 07:06:00" Timeline Photos #TourTuesday This painting, by Abbas Al Mosawi, is titled “Marché couvert à Manama”. It was a gift from Bahrain to the UN in Geneva in 1996.
Proudly inspired by Bahrein's seas, towns and old markets, Al Mosawi often depicts natural landscapes and typical
"05.09.2016 14:26:55" Timeline Photos Today is the International Day of Charity.
We mark the day by recognizing the role of charity on the path to achieving the very first one of the #GlobalGoals: "no poverty". Charity and the efforts of charitable organizations and individuals help to
"05.09.2016 07:02:02" unmultimedia.org 21st Century - Refugees And Migrants: Far From Home By the end of 2015, 65 million people – the highest number ever - were on the move globally, forced from their homes by conflict and poverty. Calling for all countries to work together, the United Nations says that refugees are the responsibility of all By the end of 2015, 65 million people – the highest number ever - were on the move globally, forced from their homes by conflict and poverty.
Calling for all countries to work together, the United Nations says that refugees are the responsibility of all
"04.09.2016 13:04:01" Timeline Photos What kind of world do you want to live in by the year 2030?
During the Social Good Summit later this month, examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world, global citizens around the world will unite to
"04.09.2016 08:01:00" medium.com The Future of Heroism Isn't Individual, It Is Collective Lewis Pugh, endurance swimmer and UN Environment Patron of the Oceans As summer in the northern hemisphere winds down, here is a must-read about the biggest beach clean-up in history.
It shows us that no challenge is insurmountable.
- with UNEP
"03.09.2016 14:56:01" Timeline Photos Every year, almost 30 million children contact a child helpline.
But half of the children's calls for help are never answered due to a lack of resources. Child helplines simply don't have enough counsellors available or enough phone and chat lines
"03.09.2016 08:03:00" Timeline Photos Two years ago, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency launched its Global Strategy – Beyond Detention 2014-2019, which aims to support Governments to end the detention of asylum-seekers and refugees.
It lays out three main goals: to end the detention of
"02.09.2016 14:47:03" Geneva Mix & Mash! Geneva Mix & Mash! A brand new event!
Meet people from all over the world to learn more about International Geneva.
Enjoy a performance by the UN Jazz Band.
Taste Swiss wines and canapé.
Play games and win prizes.
Lots of mixing and mashing!
Michael Møller, Make sure you join us at THE social event of the fall!
Meet people from all over the world to learn more about International Geneva.
Enjoy a performance by the UN Jazz Band.
Taste Swiss wines and canapés.
Play games and win prizes.
Lots of mixing and
"02.09.2016 13:45:00" Timeline Photos What's it really like to be on the move?
"A World On The Move" is a podcast series from the International Organization for Migration where migrants and refugees talk about their experience and discuss different topics with experts.
Check it out here:
"02.09.2016 07:01:00" Timeline Photos "Climate change is really about the well-being of people. [...] It is actually affecting our everyday lives, and this is the fundamental fact that everybody should keep in mind while working toward a low-carbon society." - UNFCCC Executive Secretary,
"01.09.2016 18:31:00" Timeline Photos "Twenty-one years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action established a target of 50/50 gender parity at the professional and higher levels, progress in our ranks is simply too slow." - UNOG Director-General, Michael Møller
In 2013, of the
"01.09.2016 13:31:00" Timeline Photos Ready for an afternoon of browsing and jumping from one great discovery to the next?
Visit the new United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library website: http://library.un.org, and plunge into the Library's amazing digital collections.
"01.09.2016 12:33:06" Geneva Mix & Mash! Geneva Mix & Mash! A brand new event!
Meet people from all over the world to learn more about International Geneva.
Enjoy a performance by the UN Jazz Band.
Taste Swiss wines and canapé.
Play games and win prizes.
Lots of mixing and mashing!
"01.09.2016 11:04:13" Photos from UN Geneva's post Why adopt a policy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women for UN Geneva?
Because we needed it, because it's 2016 and it's long overdue. And because, as of mid-2015, women were under-represented in the highest professional categories at UNOG,
"01.09.2016 07:01:00" Timeline Photos #ThrowbackThursday to 1958 when #OnThisDay the Second International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy opened at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Scientific exhibits were shown in a building specially erected on the Palais grounds. In
"31.08.2016 10:57:29" UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency Waiting for answers… waiting for a future. Meet Syrian asylum seekers in Greece, and understand more about the great challenges Greece still faces in managing its refugee crisis, particularly if European Union countries do not step up their relocation and Waiting for answers… waiting for a future.
Meet Syrian asylum seekers in Greece, and understand more about the great challenges Greece still faces in the management of the refugee crisis - and what solutions are needed.
"31.08.2016 07:12:00" Timeline Photos Who are the world's most innovative economies?
Discover the global and regional rankings in the World Intellectual Property Organization's Global Innovation Index 2016: http://ow.ly/cQ0t303g7Qy
"30.08.2016 16:13:48" OHCHR on Burkini ban - UN Geneva press briefing "These decrees do not improve the security situation but rather fuel religious intolerance and the stigmatization of Muslims in France, especially women." - Rupert Colville, Spokersperson, United Nations Human Rights
The UN Office of the High
"30.08.2016 14:50:56" Timeline Photos "On this International Day, I call on States to acknowledge that family members and friends of the disappeared are also victims, and to guarantee their right to full protection from any form of reprisals. Let us all show solidarity with the victims and
"30.08.2016 13:06:01" Timeline Photos Africa will not meet its development aspirations if it can't close the gender gap.
That's according to United Nations Development Programme - UNDP's newly launched 2016 Africa Human Development Report on 28 August in Nairobi. Focusing on gender equality
"30.08.2016 11:17:10" youtube.com 2016 LGBTI Pulse Memorial Scholarship™ Applications are now open for the 2016 LGBTI Pulse Memorial Scholarship™. This scholarship is created to provide financial support to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,... The International Organization for Migration is launching the LGBTI Pulse Memorial Scholarship.
It provides a unique opportunity to support LGBTI migrants between 18 and 26 years of age, including refugees, in pursuing higher learning opportunities.
"30.08.2016 07:04:00" Timeline Photos #TourTuesday This Đông Sơn drum was a gift from Vietnam to the UN in Geneva in 2014, to mark the 60th anniversary of signing of the Geneva Accords on Indochina.
This bronze drum is one of the finest examples of Vietnamese metal working. About one meter
"29.08.2016 10:47:00" unmultimedia.org Crozet Islands: Nuclear Testing Station The French administered Crozet Islands - a sub-Antarctic archipelago in the southern Indian ocean is one of the last remaining untouched places on earth. WATCH: The French-administered Crozet Islands - a sub-Antarctic archipelago in the southern Indian ocean - is one of the last remaining untouched places on earth.
A The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization team is preparing the installation
"29.08.2016 07:02:00" Timeline Photos "Since its adoption 20 years ago by the General Assembly, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty has yet to enter into force. Given the catastrophic risks posed by nuclear weapons to our collective human and environmental security – even our very
"28.08.2016 15:51:00" Timeline Photos Migrant workers and their families are vulnerable and can easily be subject to exploitation.
The twenty-fifth session of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families opens at the Palais Wilson in
"28.08.2016 08:11:00" Timeline Photos UNESCO has recently named new world heritage sites.
Six new designated nature sites have been added to the list. Find out where they are, and savor the stunning photos: http://ow.ly/TeQQ302wu71
Photo: UNESCO/ Erick Higuera
"27.08.2016 17:29:33" World Health Organization (WHO) A massive yellow fever vaccination campaign is ongoing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola. Massive logistic efforts are needed to reach everyone! The roads are not easy, and relatively short distances can take up to a full day's drive. The World Health Organization (WHO) is conducting a large-scale yellow fever vaccination campaign in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola.
So far, in Kinshasa, just short of 7 million people have been vaccinated, representing approximately
"27.08.2016 17:13:58" linkedin.com Humanitarian crises are devastating: here are five things we can all do to help "Each one of us can do something to create a more humane world and bring hope to people in need".
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in his latest LinkedIn Pulse piece, shares 5 things you can do to help in humanitarian crises.
"26.08.2016 16:02:02" Timeline Photos The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination closed its 90th session in Geneva today.
In her closing remarks, Chairperson Anastasia Crickley said that the Committee accorded priority in its work to minorities, indigenous peoples and persons
"26.08.2016 15:45:57" Timeline Photos Interested in examples of progress made by countries on the #GlobalGoals?
Goal 7: Estonia, already succeeding with renewables in heating, is investing in more wind energy.
For more examples, visit bit.ly/17days17goals
- with Global Goals for
"25.08.2016 17:19:45" Humanitarian Access Task Force briefing - Syria Today, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura and Special Advisor Jan Egeland briefed the Geneva press corps after the weekly Humanitarian Access Taskforce meeting.
With trucks carrying humanitarian assistance for Aleppo ready to leave as soon as
"25.08.2016 16:50:44" ilo.org In which countries is it hardest for young people to find work in 2016? Take a look at our interactive map to find out Ready to talk about #youth employment?
The International Labour Organization has just recently issued its World Employment and Social Outlook for Youth for 2016.
Take a look at the breakdown of the countries where young people are having a harder time
"25.08.2016 11:58:08" United Nations Human Rights Join our FB Live today at 3.30 pm (Geneva) to learn about our new report on the human rights situation in Yemen. We call for accountability for violations. The intl community must take urgent steps to alleviate the appalling levels of human despair. See A United Nations Human Rights report on the situation of human rights in #Yemen, released in Geneva today, contains serious allegations of violations and abuses by all sides.
Between March 2015 and August 2016, 3799 civilians have been killed in the
"25.08.2016 11:25:00" Timeline Photos Interested in examples of progress made by countries on the #GlobalGoals?
Goal 10: Gay men in France can now donate blood after a 30-year ban was lifted in July 2016. For more examples, visit: bit.ly/17days17goals
- with Global Goals for Sustainable
"25.08.2016 07:03:00" Timeline Photos #ThrowbackThursday to 1968, when a special agreement was signed in Geneva between the United Nations and the Swiss Postal, Telephone and Telegraph Enterprise for the operation of a post office at the Palais des Nations.
The post office exists to this day
"24.08.2016 14:49:30" youtube.com 'We The People' for The Global Goals A new plan for people and planet has just launched - the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Tell everyone! add your very own intro to this star-stu... Coldplay, Jennifer Lopez, One Direction, P!nk, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, and even #007 himself are doing their part for the #GlobalGoals. Are you?
Join the #PowertheWorld campaign in partnership with the United Nations Foundation at
"24.08.2016 14:02:46" Timeline Photos Calling women from the global South who are interested in deepening their knowledge on disarmament-related issues!
Only one week left to apply for 140 scholarships for online and in-person training courses on disarmament, peace and development.
"24.08.2016 09:24:23" Timeline Photos Join the #WFUNA70 Global Citizenship Challenge!
Pick an act of global citizenship that you are passionate about, or choose a suggestion from this list, organized by #GlobalGoals: http://bit.ly/2aKFUsv.
Take a creative photo, selfie, or video of you
"23.08.2016 15:47:32" International Labour Organization 21 million people are trapped in modern slavery around the world.
To mark the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, we ask you to stand with those trapped in modern slavery. Call on your government to act now by 21 million people are trapped in modern slavery around the world.
On the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, let's stand with those trapped in modern slavery and support the International Labour Organization's
"23.08.2016 14:09:56" unmultimedia.org Amérique centrale : l'UNICEF décrit l'éprouvant voyage des enfants réfugiés et migrants | Radio des Nations Unies Des enfants réfugiés originaires du Honduras à Tuliahan, au Mexique, un pays de transit avant de tenter de franchir les frontières des Etats-Unis (Photo d'archives: UNICEF/Ojeda). Ils fuient la brutalité des gangs et la pauvreté extrême.
Chaque mois, des milliers d'enfants d'Amérique centrale risquent leur vie en tentant de fuir vers les Etats-Unis. Un rapport de l'UNICEF publié aujourd'hui à Genève se penche sur ces enfants
"23.08.2016 10:35:00" Timeline Photos Today, we remember the tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade, and we pay homage to the dignity and resilience of the victims.
The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition was established by UNESCO in 1997. It marks
"23.08.2016 07:02:00" Timeline Photos #TourTuesday This tapestry is called “the Temple of Heaven” and was presented by China to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development for its 20th anniversary.
The Temple of Heaven stands in Beijing, and used to be visited by the Emperors of
"22.08.2016 15:09:28" Photos from UN Geneva's post "We are at a crossroads. Perhaps for the first time in history, we are realizing that our decision is no longer about taking the right or wrong turn: it is about building connections between the different roads ahead to make sure nobody is on an isolated
"22.08.2016 14:04:54" World Meteorological Organization A huge thanks to everyone who sent in photos for our Understanding Clouds calendar competition. We received more than 450 AMAZING entries. A special mention to all our friends in Croatia for their amazing contributions. Sadly we can't include them all in When was the last time you admired the natural beauty of clouds?
The World Meteorological Organization's "Understanding Clouds" Calendar Competition has generated the most stunning photography, which we are eager to share with you here.
You have until
"22.08.2016 13:34:26" Photos from UN Geneva's post "Les relations bilatérales et multilatérales sont inséparables, elle se complètent et se renforcent mutuellement - surtout dans notre monde de plus en plus interconnecté." - Michael Møller, Directeur général de l'Office des Nations Unies à Genève
"22.08.2016 11:25:12" UN Geneva UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency reports that there are 2,066,783 internally displaced persons in Nigeria, over 1,8 million of whom have been displaced over the course of the conflict with Boko Haram.
Years of conflict with Boko Haram have led to one of the
"22.08.2016 11:24:39" UNHCR briefing - Nigeria humanitarian crisis UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency reports that there are 2,066,783 internally displaced persons in Nigeria, over 1,8 million of whom have been displaced over the course of the conflict with Boko Haram.
Years of conflict with Boko Haram have led to one of the
"22.08.2016 11:07:48" UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency THANK YOU! 500,000 people have signed to stand #WithRefugees!
Not signed yet? Sign and share now! withrefugees.org Over 500,000 people have already signed the #WithRefugees petition, which will be delivered to United Nations headquarters in New York ahead of the UN General Assembly high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, on September
"21.08.2016 15:05:01" Timeline Photos As the Rio 2016 Olympic Games come to an end, we say: congratulations Team Refugees!
After #Rio2016 and beyond, we stand with you and with all refugees.
"21.08.2016 07:32:00" Timeline Photos September 2016 will mark the first anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
Last month, 22 countries came forward on a voluntary basis to demonstrate the progress they had been making towards
"20.08.2016 15:51:00" Timeline Photos Currently, 50% of the world's population is under 25 years old.
It is crucial that young people have a say in global trade and development issues.
Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Youth Envoy, agrees. He spoke to UN Radio about the key concerns for young
"20.08.2016 07:45:00" Timeline Photos Do you know the AIDS situation in your region?
Find out thanks to the new Key Populations Atlas, launched by UNAIDS.
Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2a0paL0
"19.08.2016 23:31:42" Photos from UN Geneva's post UN Geneva marked World Humanitarian Day by honouring those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and those who continue to bring assistance and relief to millions.
"It is an occasion to draw attention to humanitarian needs worldwide and the
"19.08.2016 20:02:00" Timeline Photos September 2016 will mark the first anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
Last month, 22 countries came forward on a voluntary basis to demonstrate the progress they had been making towards
"19.08.2016 06:55:00" Timeline Photos Today is World Humanitarian Day.
As we celebrate the spirit of One Humanity and the humanitarian work it inspires around the globe, we recognize the aid workers who face danger and adversity in order to help others.
At today's special event at the
"18.08.2016 16:58:33" UN Special Envoy for Syria briefing to media on 18 August 2016 On the eve of World Humanitarian Day, UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, deplored the dire situation in the war-torn country, expressing grave concern that no humanitarian aid has been able to reach besieged areas in August. He adjourned
"18.08.2016 15:14:00" youtube.com A world without information? Right to Information and SDGs The year 2016 is the first year of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. Press freedom and the right to in... What would the world look like without information?
UNESCO answers this question in a new video about the right to information and the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
Goal 16 is focused on peace, justice and strong institutions, and has
"18.08.2016 07:02:00" Timeline Photos #ThrowbackThursday to 7 August 1969, when the Conference of the Eighteen-Nation Committee on Disarmament held a plenary meeting in the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Some ten years later, the Conference on Disarmament was established in 1979 as the single
"17.08.2016 15:10:01" Timeline Photos In just over a month's time, on 19 September, the United Nations General Assembly will host a high-level Summit to Address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants.
It's a historic opportunity to bring countries together behind a more humane and
"17.08.2016 07:07:00" Timeline Photos Who is a refugee and who is a migrant?
There is a crucial legal difference between those two terms. These UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency FAQs help shed light on the issue: http://trib.al/UKr38Nl
"16.08.2016 15:35:00" Timeline Photos Rose is a refugee from South Sudan.
She is now also an Olympic athlete competing at Rio 2016 as a member of Team Refugees.
Watch her story here: https://goo.gl/TtJj5L.
Want to meet the other members of Team Refugees? Visit
"16.08.2016 10:03:00" Timeline Photos Last day to register for the special World Humanitarian Day Geneva event on 19 August at the Palais des Nations!
Go to http://bit.ly/2aHWaI2 for more info and registration.
This year, we will be celebrating the role of young people across the world in
"16.08.2016 07:20:00" Timeline Photos #TourTuesday This painting is called “Songkwang-sa” and represents a famous Buddhist monastery in South Korea. The artist, Ha Chul-kyung, is a leading contemporary South Korean painter known for his landscapes.
This work of art was a gift from South
"15.08.2016 15:44:00" Timeline Photos “Judo helped by giving me serenity, discipline, commitment"
- Popole Misenga fled war. Now he's part of Team Refugees at Rio 2016.
Watch Popole's story: https://goo.gl/Ep5Hal, and learn more about Team Refugees: http://goo.gl/pqYC3E
"15.08.2016 07:04:00" 17 Sustainable Development Goals - Week in Rap Extra Need help memorizing the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development?
Flocabulary makes it easy! Watch this hip hop music video which they produced in partnership with the United Nations, highlighting the importance of the #GlobalGoals to improve life
"14.08.2016 15:35:00" vimeo.com United Nations Secretary-General Message on World Humanitarian Summit This is "United Nations Secretary-General Message on World Humanitarian Summit" by on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. Today, more than 130 million people around the world need humanitarian assistance in order to survive.
Together, they would form the 10th most populous country on Earth.
As we prepare to commemorate World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, we remember that
"14.08.2016 08:04:00" Timeline Photos Empowering women is key to achieving the Global Goals for Sustainable Development!
Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, supports #SheTrades, and explains that we need "to think about how to develop the sustainable
"13.08.2016 15:23:37" Timeline Photos “Swimming is my life"- refugee Rami Anis fled fighting in Syria. Now he's at the Rio 2016 Olympics with Team Refugees.
Watch Rami's story here: https://goo.gl/KOwYxN and meet the other members of Team Refugees:
"13.08.2016 08:18:00" youtube.com Mobilizing citizens of the world to achieve the 2030 Agenda “We have to remember that we are citizens of a country but also citizens of the world. […] What affects other people in the world also affects us,” said SDG ... "We have to remember that we are citizens of a country but also citizens of the world. […] What affects other people in the world also affects us.”
Those are the words of SDG Advocate and Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker, during a discussion
"12.08.2016 16:15:01" Timeline Photos Paulo is a refugee, and was a cattle herder in #SouthSudan.
Now he's running at Rio 2016, as part of Team Refugees.
Watch Paulo's story here: https://goo.gl/hMaHmN, and learn more about Team Refugees: http://goo.gl/pqYC3E
"12.08.2016 13:03:02" Timeline Photos The Local SDG Pioneers programme seeks out individuals who are demonstrating how the #GlobalGoals can enable business to unlock economic, social and environmental gains for the world.
The United Nations Global Compact has recognized Farzana Chowdhury of
"12.08.2016 06:07:01" Timeline Photos Today, we celebrate International Youth Day, and recognize the importance of youth efforts in the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Young people have a major role to play in helping eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable
"11.08.2016 15:41:01" Timeline Photos "If God gives you a talent, you have to use it". James fled South Sudan, and now he's part of Team Refugees at Rio 2016.
Watch his story here: https://goo.gl/DMcJVN, and learn more about Team Refugees: http://goo.gl/pqYC3E
"11.08.2016 07:10:00" Timeline Photos #ThrowbackThursday to July 1948, when the United Nations Economic and Social Council's Human Rights Committee met at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
It dedicated two weeks to the study of the Report of the Commission on the Status of Women, and many
"10.08.2016 15:05:00" Timeline Photos Tell us how you think the Global Goals for Sustainable Development can build peace - and get featured on our International Day of Peace YouTube channel!
Here's some inspiration on how to keep it short - get to know all 17 #GlobalGoals in less than 3
"10.08.2016 11:01:00" Timeline Photos On 19 September, the United Nations General Assembly will host a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants. The aim? Bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach.
This unprecedented Summit is a
"10.08.2016 07:02:00" Timeline Photos Yusra swam to reach safety after fleeing Syria.
Now she's going to swim at the Rio 2016 Olympics, as a member of Team Refugees.
Watch her unique story: https://goo.gl/eM5765 and learn more about Team Refugees: http://goo.gl/pqYC3E
"09.08.2016 16:02:00" Timeline Photos Anjelina is a refugee from South Sudan.
She is also now an Olympic athlete, as a member of Team Refugees at Rio 2016.
Watch her story here: https://goo.gl/3AnejN, and learn more about Team Refugees: http://goo.gl/pqYC3E
"09.08.2016 13:49:56" UN Youth Envoy Want to engage directly with the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth? Then Friday is your chance! To mark International #YouthDay, the Envoy will hold a Facebook Live chat from 8:30 to 9:30 am EDT. Join us LIVE or submit your questions in the comments Want to engage directly with the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth? Then Friday, 12 August is your chance!
To mark International #YouthDay, the Envoy will hold a Facebook Live chat from 8:30 to 9:30 am EDT that day. Join LIVE on the UN Youth Envoy's
"09.08.2016 11:02:00" Timeline Photos Today, we celebrate the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. In 2016, the focus is on the right to education.
The right of indigenous peoples to education is protected by a number of international human rights instruments, including the
"09.08.2016 07:05:00" Timeline Photos #TourTuesday Revisiting our classics! This mosaic is called “Virgile et les deux muses” and is a replica, gifted by Tunisia to UN Geneva in 1995.
The mosaic shows the famous Roman poet Virgil holding a roll of parchment with an excerpt from the prologue
"08.08.2016 15:51:00" Timeline Photos Going on vacation, but you're worried about #Zika Virus?
Make sure you take a look at this simple fact sheet from the World Health Organization (WHO): http://goo.gl/mfQt60
"08.08.2016 10:35:00" Timeline Photos "Judo gives me a strong heart," says Congolese refugee athlete Yolande Mabika.
Yolande is part of Team Refugees at Rio 2016. Watch her story to learn more about her inner strength: https://goo.gl/ihM7iV, and find out about Team Refugees:
"08.08.2016 07:03:00" Timeline Photos Who's on board to help achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development?
SDGs Advocates named by the United Nations include Shakira, Graça Machel, Forest Whitaker and many others. With their help, we have an even better chance to transform our world.
"07.08.2016 16:36:00" Timeline Photos Global temperatures for the first six months of this year shattered yet more records, and mean that 2016 is on track to be the world's hottest year on record.
This underlines the need to approve and implement the Paris Agreement on climate change,
"07.08.2016 12:15:00" Timeline Photos “I can show my fellow refugees they have a chance and a hope in life”, says South Sudanese refugee and Olympic athlete Yiech Pur Biel.
As a member of Team Refugees, he is taking part in the Rio 2016 Games. Watch his story here: https://goo.gl/hjWtCm,
"07.08.2016 08:04:00" Timeline Photos El Niño has had a devastating impact on tens of millions of people across the globe in 2015 and 2016.
East Africa, Southern Africa, Central America, South East Asia and the
Pacific Islands, continue to be at risk of extreme weather events,
"06.08.2016 15:56:00" Timeline Photos Marathon runner Yonas Kinde is a refugee from Ethiopia. He is taking part in the Rio 2016 Games under the Olympic flag, as a member of Team Refugees.
Watch his story here: https://goo.gl/XAP77h, and learn more about Team Refugees:
"06.08.2016 11:47:00" Timeline Photos "Unless we help indigenous peoples achieve secure land tenure and better governance, it will be very hard to achieve long-term solutions. We are lagging behind, and we need to do more" - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
"06.08.2016 08:15:00" Timeline Photos The humanitarian crisis in Iraq is one of the largest, most complex and volatile in the world.
Over 10 million Iraqis – nearly a third of the population – require some form of humanitarian assistance. During the next six months, massive waves of new
"05.08.2016 15:11:00" Timeline Photos Vaccination is the most important means to combat yellow fever.
The yellow fever vaccine is safe and affordable, and a single dose provides life-long immunity against the disease. To prevent outbreaks in affected regions, vaccination coverage must reach
"05.08.2016 11:56:00" Timeline Photos The countdown has started to the United Nations General Assembly's High-Level Summit to Address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, on 19 September.
Read more about the Summit's aim to help organize a better international response to the refugee
"05.08.2016 07:08:00" Timeline Photos The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are starting today!
Will you be rooting for Team Refugees?
Find out who they are, and why their coach said that they have "already won": http://goo.gl/kaeXNc
"04.08.2016 14:30:38" World Humanitarian Day Geneva YOUNG HUMANITARIANS OF GENEVA
Arthur Milroy, 25, from England and intern at UNOSDP, talks about his involvement in a community outreach project in Malaysia.
"The ISN Outreach Program spanned across Malaysia in five states, targeting children aged 9 to Meet the "Young Humanitarians of Geneva”!
In the lead-up to World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, inspiring personal stories from 15 young people engaged in humanitarian action will be shared on a daily basis on the World Humanitarian Day Geneva page.
"04.08.2016 09:35:39" TED "There are no words for the depths of loneliness I reached in that very thin border between sanity and madness." #ThrowbackThursday to December 2014, when UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency's Vincent Cochetel gave a powerful speech at TEDxPlaceDesNations on attacks against humanitarians - based on his own, terrifying experience.
As we approach World Humanitarian Day
"04.08.2016 08:55:06" UN Geneva Re-live the journey of the Olympic Flame at UN Geneva on 29 April, from its red-carpet arrival at the Palais des Nations, carried by a young Brazilian girl, through to the moving ceremony with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and its #ThrowbackThursday to the Olympic Flame's journey through the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 29 April 2016. The #OlympicFlame is on our minds as the Rio 2016 Games start tomorrow!
From its red-carpet arrival, carried by a young Brazilian girl, the
"04.08.2016 08:24:27" Team Refugees For the first time in history, a Refugee Olympic Team is competing in the Olympics, representing more than 21 million refugees around the world. Watch as they are officially welcomed by the International Olympic Committee.
Yusra Mardini, 18 - "We want to For the first time in history, a Refugee Olympic Team is competing in the Olympics, representing more than 21 million refugees around the world. Watch the moment they are officially welcomed by the International Olympic Committee.
"We want to thank
"03.08.2016 16:23:46" Timeline Photos World Humanitarian Day is on 19 August! Please join us for a special event that day at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
In particular, we will be celebrating the role of young people across the world in raising awareness about humanitarian crises and
"03.08.2016 11:54:23" United Nations "Children still pay the highest price in wartime".
-- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaking at the Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict. Read his full remarks here: http://bit.ly/2awZ1Sd "Children still pay the highest price in wartime".
-- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaking at the Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict.
Read his full remarks here: http://bit.ly/2awZ1Sd
"02.08.2016 18:23:00" Timeline Photos Près de 60 000 civils ont déjà fui les combats au #SoudanDuSud.
En dix jours, leur nombre a doublé en Ouganda, où il y a désormais 52 000 nouveaux exilés sud-soudanais.
Ecoutez l'interview de la porte-parole du Haut Commissariat de l'ONU pour les
"02.08.2016 15:50:00" Timeline Photos Can the UN offer artistic inspiration?
Performing arts lovers should flock to the Far Festival in Nyon on 11 and 12 August to find out for themselves.
As part of their "Unknown Spaces" project, Berlin-based artists Janina Janke and Maurice de Martin
"02.08.2016 11:50:42" Timeline Photos #TourTuesday This painting, by Carolina Alfonso de la Paz, is called “Para seguir, para continuar”. It was donated to UN Geneva by Ecuador to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the country's independence in 2009.
The title of the painting can be
"01.08.2016 15:06:00" Timeline Photos It's World Breastfeeding Week! Did you know that breastfeeding can be key to achieving sustainable development?
To learn how breastfeeding is linked to each of the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development, go to
"01.08.2016 10:45:00" Timeline Photos Breastfeeding is the best way to provide infants with the nutrients they need.
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.
This year, the World
"01.08.2016 07:18:00" Timeline Photos Innovation enables the humanitarian system to do more, for more people, at a lower cost.
The Global Alliance for Humanitarian Innovation (GAHI) is a network comprised of governmental actors, knowledge institutes, businesses and humanitarian
"31.07.2016 15:17:00" Timeline Photos We will soon be marking the first anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Do you want to know what progress has already made toward the #GlobalGoals?
Here you can find 17 examples of countries that have made some
"31.07.2016 08:04:00" Timeline Photos Less than two weeks left to help name the adorable #Pandas4GlobalGoals!
In January 2016, the United Nations Development Programme - UNDP teamed up with the Chengdu Panda Base in China to announce two panda cubs as UNDP's first-ever global Animal
"30.07.2016 15:03:00" Timeline Photos Vulnerability, in all its different forms, is central to how trafficking in persons is understood - and to how it can be tackled.
On the 2016 World Day against Trafficking in Persons, UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime seeks to promote a
"30.07.2016 09:44:04" UN Geneva Ready for Rio 2016?
Discover the new special UN stamps designed to promote the contribution of sport to peace. Tomorrow is the start of the Olympic Truce period for the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Based on the ancient Greek tradition of Les timbres, universels
"30.07.2016 07:46:00" Timeline Photos "Friendship is a joy in itself, conferring happiness and a sense of wellbeing. And the accumulation of bonds of camaraderie around the world can contribute to fundamental shifts that are urgently needed to achieve lasting stability." - United Nations
"29.07.2016 17:50:00" Timeline Photos Did you know that there are now more captive tigers in the United States of America and China than there are in the rest of the world?
On World #TigerDay, give your name to change the game by going #WildForLife: http://bit.ly/2a4Fg3C
"29.07.2016 15:42:35" Timeline Photos "It is imperative that the 48-hour pause for humanitarian access that was discussed last week in the Security Council, be put in place on a sustainable basis irrespective of the humanitarian corridors, but particularly and especially if a humanitarian
"29.07.2016 06:55:00" UN 54th Graduate Study Programme - July 2016 Having 70 graduate students from more than 30 countries here at UN Geneva for two weeks has been the highlight of our summer.
As part of the United Nations's 54th edition of the Graduate Study Programme (GSP54), these enthusiastic and motivated young
"28.07.2016 16:33:01" Timeline Photos Ready for Rio 2016?
Discover the new special UN stamps designed to promote the contribution of sport to peace. Tomorrow is the start of the Olympic Truce period for the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Based on the ancient Greek tradition of
"28.07.2016 10:08:00" Timeline Photos #ThrowbackThursday to 28 July 1951, exactly 65 years ago, when 12 nations signed the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
The Convention had been drafted by the World Conference on Refugees and Stateless
"28.07.2016 07:04:00" Timeline Photos Do you know your hepatitis status?
95% of people infected with hepatitis B or C around the world do not know they are infected.
Find out more from the World Health Organization (WHO) on today's World Hepatitis Day here: http://bit.ly/2af2gAi
"27.07.2016 15:48:49" Refugee Olympic Team It's amazing to be in Rio! Can't wait to check out the Olympic Village and pool. Rami Anis Offical (Swimming - Refugee Olympic Team) #RefugeeOlympicTeam The participation, for the first time ever, of a refugee team in the Olympic Games at Rio 2016 is a tribute to the courage and perseverance of all refugees.
Rami, a Syrian swimmer, is the first member of Team Refugees to arrive in Rio. We're cheering you
"27.07.2016 14:26:56" United Nations "The Olympics and Paralympics celebrate the best of humanity".
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon UN urges countries to respect the Olympic Truce, which runs from the 7th day before the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games until the 7th day "The Olympics and Paralympics celebrate the best of humanity".
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges countries to respect the Olympic Truce, which runs from the 7th day before the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games until the 7th day
"27.07.2016 07:44:32" Timeline Photos The United Nations has a “zero tolerance” policy towards sexual abuse by anyone working under the blue flag.
Earlier this year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Jane Holl Lute as the Special Coordinator on improving the UN response to sexual
"26.07.2016 18:58:28" Photos from UN Geneva's post "Our aim is to proceed with the third round of the Intra-Syrian talks towards the end of August," United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura told the Geneva press today.
Speaking following a trilateral meeting called by the co-chairs of
"26.07.2016 15:52:58" Timeline Photos A possible new temperature record could be set as part of a heatwave in the Middle East.
The World Meteorological Organization announced to the Geneva press corps today that a special committee was being set up to see if the reading of 54 degrees
"26.07.2016 14:07:04" Timeline Photos Time to revise pre-conceived ideas on labour provisions and trade!
Labour provisions in trade agreements do not lead to a reduction or diversion of trade flows, and ease labour market access, a new International Labour Organization study finds.
"26.07.2016 08:08:33" Timeline Photos #TourTuesday "Compassion" - such is the title of this sculpture by Venetian artist Giorgio Bortoli.
It emphasizes the universal nature of compassion and commitment to improve the living conditions of people worldwide.
In 2011, this sculpture was given
"25.07.2016 16:08:46" unmultimedia.org Afghanistan: plus de 1.600 civils tués au 1er semestre de cette année | Radio des Nations Unies Une famille de la province Faryab, dans le nord de l'Afghanistan: les enfants représentent le tiers des victimes civiles (Photo HCR/Sisomsack). L'Afghanistan a enregistré au premier semestre 2016 un nombre record de victimes civiles depuis le début des comptages en 2009.
Dans un rapport conjoint publié ce lundi à Genève, la Mission d'assistance des Nations Unies en Afghanistan (UNAMA News) et le
"25.07.2016 13:41:00" Timeline Photos #SheTrades: connecting one million women entrepreneurs to the market by 2020
SheTrades is an International Trade Centre initiative that provides buyers across the globe a unique platform to connect with women-owned enterprises. The platform brings
"25.07.2016 10:18:08" Solar Impulse Follow the LIVE discussion between Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of UNFCCC & Bertrand Piccard In about 15 hours' time, Solar Impulse will have completed the first solar-powered round-the-world flight.
Ahead of the solar plane's historic landing in Abu Dhabi, follow the discussion which just took place between Patricia Espinosa, Executive
"24.07.2016 08:04:00" UNCTAD Economic Development in Africa Report How can Africa finance the Sustainable Development Goals and, at the same time, maintain debt sustainability?
This is one of the main questions of this year's United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Economic Development in Africa report.
"23.07.2016 17:01:00" Timeline Photos Around 400 million people are infected with hepatitis but only one in 20 know they have the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.
In a call for action from countries ahead of World Hepatitis Day on 28 July, the UN health agency
"23.07.2016 14:53:00" Timeline Photos Torture is a severe violation of human rights, which is prohibited, under all circumstances, by international law.
The 58th session of the Committee Against Torture (CAT) opens at Palais Wilson in Geneva tomorrow, 25 July. The Committee is a body of 10
"23.07.2016 11:15:00" Timeline Photos Ils sont plus de 26 000 à avoir franchi la frontière ougandaise, fuyant les violences au Soudan du Sud.
Près de 90 % sont des femmes et des enfants.
Ecoutez le reportage de la Radio des Nations Unies: http://ow.ly/EZFj302voKx
Photo: HCR/ Will Swanson
"23.07.2016 07:22:00" Timeline Photos Half of the top ten refugee-hosting countries are located in sub-Saharan Africa.
Four of them are among the world's least developed countries.
Take a look at this infographic, and get your facts here:
"22.07.2016 15:42:07" Timeline Photos "Altogether 100 convoys have been able to reach besieged and hard to reach areas, so far, in 2016. That is compared to only 45 convoys in the whole of 2015.” - Jan Egeland, Special Advisor to the UN Special Envoy for Syria.
Mr. Egeland briefed the Geneva
"22.07.2016 14:01:09" Global Goals for Sustainable Development United Nations Youth Delegates got up close with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday at #HLPF2016! Youth Delegates from UN Member States typically use their voice to provide input to their delegation on youth-related issues and sometimes participate in
"22.07.2016 10:11:01" Timeline Photos This week, UNAIDS launched 10 Fast-Track commitments to end AIDS by 2030.
Read more about them here: bit.ly/29P2I7S
"22.07.2016 07:04:00" Timeline Photos The UN Summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants is less than two months away.
Do you know the key facts about refugees and migrants in the world today?
Take a look at this infographic, and explore the topic further at
"21.07.2016 11:59:58" Timeline Photos 13% of the world population still lives in extreme poverty.
800 million people are suffering from hunger.
2.4 billion live without improved sanitation.
This is why achieving the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development is so important.
"21.07.2016 07:03:00" Timeline Photos #ThrowbackThursday to Nelson Mandela's speech in Geneva at the 77th International Labour Conference, on 8 June 1990.
Earlier this week, we celebrated International Nelson Mandela Day.
UN Photo/ International Labour Organization Photo
"20.07.2016 13:06:46" unhcr.org Thousands flee to Uganda after South Sudan flare-up Influx expected to continue as tension remains high across the border. A staggering statistic from South Sudan: more than 90% of new arrivals in Uganda were women and children under 18.
Here's the latest from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
"20.07.2016 10:41:29" Timeline Photos #MandelaDay was the start of the 8th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition at UN Geneva.
Co-organized by United Nations Human Rights with the University of Pretoria, the competition is considered one of the more prestigious events of
"20.07.2016 07:04:00" unmultimedia.org Nigeria: 50.000 enfants menacés par la faim à Borno | Radio des Nations Unies Comme cet enfant de deux ans de Dikwa, plus de 50.000 enfants de l'Etat de Borno au Nigéria sont menacés par la faim (Photo: UNICEF). Près de 50 000 enfants risquent de mourir de malnutrition dans l'Etat de Borno au Nigéria.
Le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) demande à la communauté internationale d'intervenir rapidement pour éviter une catastrophe humanitaire dans
"19.07.2016 19:05:00" Timeline Photos Watch LIVE at webtv.un.org: the first Sustainable Development Goals Report is being launched today by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, during the opening of the High-level Segment of ECOSOC in New York.
The report is the first after world leaders
"19.07.2016 15:11:38" OHCHR statement - Turkey "It is important that the people who are responsible for these crimes are brought to justice, but they must be brought to justice in line with due process” - such is the call of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR - United
"19.07.2016 09:43:00" Timeline Photos Eager to watch 22 countries share their experiences on implementing the Global Goals for Sustainable Development?
Tune in to the ministerial session of the High-level Political Forum (HPLF) on Sustainable Development, at 9 a.m. ET today, here:
"19.07.2016 08:13:28" United Nations Watch music legend and United Nations Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder perform his powerful new song to mark Mandela Day at UN Headquarters in New York!
“I wrote this song a couple of weeks ago. I want to share it with you because I think it's Watch music legend and United Nations Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder perform his powerful new song to mark #MandelaDay at UN Headquarters in New York!
"19.07.2016 07:03:00" Timeline Photos #TourTuesday This expressive work of art, to be found at the Palais des Nations, is titled “Malos Tiempos”. It was painted by one of Ecuador's greatest artists, Eduardo Kingman. The painting was a gift from Ecuador in 1997.
A key theme in Kingman's work
"18.07.2016 16:24:30" UN Women You may know him as “the fastest man in the world” or as an Olympic champion--but that's not all there is to Usain Bolt. He has just become a HeForShe! He helped launch the campaign in Jamaica along with Hon. Olivia "Babsy"Grange, King Beenie Man and Congratulations and thanks to Olympic champion Usain Bolt for taking a stand for gender equality and becoming a HeForShe!
"18.07.2016 14:12:00" Timeline Photos With 5 million workers reached, 3 million tested, and 85,000 referred to treatment, we can be sure workplaces are “uniquely” placed to reduce the HIV testing gap.
Ahead of the International AIDS Conference starting today in Durban, a new International
"18.07.2016 12:56:04" Timeline Photos "The SDGs represent the change we need to restore people's trust in the global economy."
These are the words of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the opening of UNCTAD 14, the fourteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
"18.07.2016 10:35:37" Timeline Photos Sixteen years ago, Nelson Mandela addressed the International AIDS Conference in Durban. He called it “a gathering of human beings concerned about turning around one of the greatest threats humankind has faced.”
As the International AIDS Conference opens
"18.07.2016 09:25:18" Timeline Photos “For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others” – Nelson Mandela. #MandelaDay
Today, we celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day, and join the Nelson Mandela Foundation to
"17.07.2016 15:26:00" unmultimedia.org Bid to end violence “affecting 1 billion youngsters a year" | United Nations Radio Early exposure to violence can lead to impaired brain development and lifelong physical and mental consequences, WHO says. Photo: UN News Centre An ambitious strategy to end violence against children has been unveiled by UN health experts.
Launching the plan earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that a new global approach is needed as it affects around one billion children
"17.07.2016 08:03:00" Photos from UN Geneva's post #JusticeMatters !
Today is the Day of International Criminal Justice.
The International Criminal Court is campaigning to raise awareness of the need to stop genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity and the importance of justice on a global
"16.07.2016 15:45:00" Timeline Photos Want to help change the world through online volunteering?
UN Volunteers has just launched a new service to connect organizations with people willing to volunteer online and remotely support non-profits promoting peace and development around the
"16.07.2016 07:15:00" Syria - Humanitarian Access Task Force Update Some 62 per cent of the people living in besieged areas in #Syria have been reached with humanitarian aid either once or several times since February.
In the words of humanitarian access taskforce coordinator Jan Egeland speaking to the Geneva press
"15.07.2016 19:05:00" unmultimedia.org News in Brief 15 July 2016 (AM) – Geneva | United Nations Radio UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called the Nice attack “yet another blow aimed at the heart of humanity by extremists”. Photo: UN Photo United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said in a statement that he was appalled by Thursday's terror attack in Nice, noting that it followed countless others in Baghdad, Brussels, Dhaka, Istanbul, Medina and Orlando.
"15.07.2016 16:04:02" Photos from UN Geneva's post Congratulations, 54th Graduate Study Programme participants!
After two weeks of intensive work on the challenges of humanitarian assistance and development, we are happy to introduce you to the graduating class of GSP54.
Some 70 participants from more
"15.07.2016 14:56:59" Timeline Photos "Young people hold the key to society's future advancement, yet too often they face barriers to their personal progress. More than 73 million are unemployed, making youth three times more likely than adults to be out of work." - United Nations
"15.07.2016 09:27:32" UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency So far a massive 400,000 people have signed our petition to say they stand #WithRefugees. Thank you to every one of you. Now let's reach a million! Add your name here: www.withrefugees.org
"14.07.2016 12:58:20" Photos from UN Geneva's post The #GenevaMeans campaign is underway on Twitter!
Geneva hosts numerous UN Programmes and Agencies, International Organizations and NGOs: all of them have a direct impact on your life.
UN Graduate Study Programme (GSP54) participants took part in the
"14.07.2016 07:04:00" flickr.com June 2016 in Pictures A gallery featuring UN events from the month of June, 2016. Highlights include images from the Secretary-General's visits with refugee communities in Greece and Lebanon, Day of the African Child celebrations in South Sudan, and various events from UN #ThrowbackThursday - Around the world with the United Nations: see United Nations Photo highlights for the month of June, in this new gallery.
Highlights include images from the Secretary-General's visits with refugee communities in Greece and Lebanon,
"13.07.2016 15:31:52" Team Refugees "I can't explain you the feeling. It's like power, you know, its amazing"
Yonas is a marathoner from Ethiopia who sought asylum in Luxembourg five years ago. Now he has been chosen to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, as a proud member of the Follow Team Refugees for updates as the first-ever refugee team prepares to compete at Rio 2016!
"13.07.2016 10:05:00" Timeline Photos New HIV infections among adults and children in the world have been reduced by 40% since the peak in 1997.
However, new analysis from UNAIDS shows that new HIV infections among adults have stalled, failing to decline for at least five years. The
"13.07.2016 07:01:00" Situation in South Sudan - OHCHR statement The United Nations and aid organizations are deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation in Juba, South Sudan, where recent fighting has had a devastating impact on the civilian population.
At yesterday's UN Geneva press briefing, the UN Office for
"12.07.2016 16:03:00" Timeline Photos Want to hear from United Nations Secretary-General candidates about their vision for the UN?
Tune in to live coverage of a special event organized by the President of the UN General Assembly in partnership with Al Jazeera Media Network, entitled:
"12.07.2016 15:45:08" International Geneva Gender Champions We reviewed the gender representation among staff at the professional level and above employed worldwide by UN agencies headquartered in Geneva.
Again, more is needed to reach #GenderEquality.
Have a look at our infographic.
#GVAGenderChamps Breaking down gender barriers: that's the mission of the International Geneva Gender Champions Initiative.
Although progress has been made over the last decade, more is needed to achieve gender parity at Geneva-based UN agencies - especially at the
"12.07.2016 08:35:31" Timeline Photos #TourTuesday: This silver bowl was a gift from Mongolia to UN Geneva to mark the 40th anniversary of the country's membership of the United Nations.
The silver bowl with an intricate ornament placed on a jade stand is crafted in a traditional Mongolian
"11.07.2016 16:06:48" Victoria Beckham 20 years on - Girl Power being used to empower a new generation. I'm so proud of The Global Goals #WhatIReallyReallyWant What do you really, really want?
The Spice Girls' blockbuster hit "Wannabe" has a new ring to it, in support of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, especially Goal 5, Gender Equality.
Watch the new music video - and many thanks to UNAIDS
"11.07.2016 13:46:00" unmultimedia.org Terror attacks "more likely to happen" as ISIL space is reduced | United Nations Radio Jean-Paul Laborde, Assistant Secretary General and Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), speaking in Geneva. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel Johnson Terror outrages like those seen in recent days in Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iraq are likely to happen more regularly unless the global community changes the way it tackles the threat they pose.
Military successes against groups such as ISIL have forced
"11.07.2016 07:04:00" Timeline Photos Teenage girls around the world face more and greater challenges than their male counterparts.
Without education, in poor health, and with little or no control over her own body, a girl's future can be derailed, and her potential may never be
"10.07.2016 18:28:38" Timeline Photos South Sudan celebrated its fifth anniversary on Saturday, but the milestone was marred by resurgent conflict.
Violence has spread to new areas, causing dozens of civilian deaths and mass forced displacement, with nearly one in four people homeless either
"10.07.2016 08:03:00" Timeline Photos Checking in on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, to ensure that no-one is left behind.
That's the mission of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), taking place from 11 to 20 July in New York, for the first time
"09.07.2016 11:49:41" Photos from UN Geneva's post The Global Goals for Sustainable Development were the real stars of yesterday's free, open-air Ciné-ONU event at CineGlobe Estival!
More than 350 people came out to relax, pop corn in hand, in front of The Angry Birds Movie, meet Red (honorary ambassador
"09.07.2016 08:02:00" Timeline Photos Making Saturday night plans? Come enjoy a FREE open-air Ciné-ONU screening of La Glace et le Ciel (Ice and the Sky) as part of CineGlobe Estival, on the grounds of the Museum of the History of Science in Geneva!
La Glace et le Ciel, by renowned French
"08.07.2016 11:30:44" Photos from UN Geneva's post Bring a blanket, a chair, and a smile to tonight's FREE open-air Ciné-ONU screening of The Angry Birds Movie at CERN's CineGlobe Estival!
The movie starts at 9.30 p.m. but before that, lots of things to see and do on site if you want to learn more about
"08.07.2016 07:04:00" unmultimedia.org Fièvre jaune : lancement d'une nouvelle campagne de vaccination en Angola et RD Congo | Radio... Campagne de vaccination en Angola. Ce pays et la RD Congo sont les pays les plus touchés par la fièvre jaune (Photo: OMS) Face à l'ampleur de l'épidémie de fièvre jaune, plus de 11 millions de personnes seront vaccinées prochainement en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et plus de 4 millions en Angola, dans le cadre d'une importante campagne de vaccination de l'OMS
"07.07.2016 13:46:24" ted.com A boat carrying 500 refugees sunk at sea. The story of two survivors Aboard an overloaded ship carrying more than 500 refugees, a young woman becomes an unlikely hero. This single, powerful story, told by Melissa Fleming of the UN's refugee agency, gives a human face to the sheer numbers of human beings trying to escape to "Every day, I listen to harrowing stories of people fleeing for their lives.
But there's one story that keeps me awake at night." - Melissa Fleming - UNHCR
Discover that story through Melissa's engaging TED talk, and you might never look at the refugee
"07.07.2016 12:39:47" unicef.org The State of the World's Children 2016 The lives and futures of millions of children are in jeopardy. We have a choice: Invest in the most excluded children now or risk a more divided and unfair world Education transforms lives and entire communities. Read UNICEF's 2016 State of the World's Children report: http://uni.cf/sowc16
"07.07.2016 06:54:00" Timeline Photos #ThrowbackThursday to 25 September 2015, when Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai made a powerful call to action for the adoption of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
Malala spoke from the General Assembly Hall balcony at UN
"06.07.2016 11:44:43" Timeline Photos 70 participants, more than 30 nationalities, one common goal: get a first-hand introduction to the challenges of humanitarian assistance and development from UN practitioners and other experts on those topics.
The 54th annual Graduate Study Programme
"06.07.2016 08:52:56" Timeline Photos 70 participants, more than 30 nationalities, one common goal: get a first-hand introduction to the challenges of humanitarian assistance and development from UN practitioners and other experts on those topics.
The 54th annual Graduate Study Programme
"06.07.2016 07:25:00" Timeline Photos Karen Koning AbuZayd, Special Adviser for the UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants, briefed the Geneva press corps on United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's report, "In Safety and Dignity: On Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and
"05.07.2016 14:39:36" Timeline Photos #TourTuesday: This beautiful artwork titled "Human Dignity" by artist Mahmoud Zendehroudi (Zende) has graced the walls of the Palais des Nations since 2014.
The artist's inspiration: one of the lines of the famous poem by Saadi, “Human beings are
"05.07.2016 11:43:52" Global Goals for Sustainable Development Introducing our #17days17goals campaign! Real progress is being made toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, for instance, more Georgians now earn a sustainable living via farming.
Every day from now through the end of the UN High-Level
"05.07.2016 08:08:23" Timeline Photos Globally, more people live in urban areas than in rural areas and many more will be moving to cities in the future.
As cities grow, so does the need to ensure sustainable and safe urban living environments. This week, from 6 to 8 July, various
"04.07.2016 11:30:26" United Nations “At sea, a frightening number of refugees and migrants are dying each year; on land, people fleeing war are finding their way blocked by closed borders. Closing borders does not solve the problem.”
-- UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency chief Filippo Grandi. “At sea, a frightening number of refugees and migrants are dying each year; on land, people fleeing war are finding their way blocked by closed borders. Closing borders does not solve the problem.”
-- UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency chief Filippo
"04.07.2016 07:03:00" Timeline Photos Are you under 32?
Is a career at the United Nations your dream?
Check the UN Careers page to see if your country is taking part in the "young professionals" exam this year, and how to apply: https://goo.gl/9pNYH2
"03.07.2016 14:08:24" Photos from UN Geneva's post Summer's here, and when UN Geneva partners up with CERN's Cineglobe, that means great, free open-air cinema for all!
UN Geneva's Ciné-ONU is bringing two films to this year's CinéGlobe International Film Festival: Sony Pictures' blockbuster The Angry
"02.07.2016 14:52:00" Timeline Photos Merci Genève! Notre ville-hôte a apporté son soutien à la modernisation du Palais des Nations.
Le Directeur général de l'Office des Nations Unies à Genève, Michael Møller, se réjouit de la décision cette semaine du Conseil municipal de la Ville de Genève
"02.07.2016 08:03:00" Photos from UN Geneva's post The UN Human Rights Council suspended its thirty-second regular session yesterday, after adopting 34 texts - 33 resolutions and one decision - on a wide array of issues.
Those included the situation of human rights in Syria, the elimination of female
"01.07.2016 16:05:06" unmultimedia.org News in Brief 1 July 2016 (AM) – Geneva | United Nations Radio A UNICEF-supported safe space for children in the Dalori camp for internally displaced people, in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri in Borno State. Photo: UNICEF/Andrew Esiebo More than half a million people are in need of immediate food assistance in north-east Nigeria. At the UN Geneva press briefing today, United Nations OCHA spokesperson Jens Laerke said that funding was urgently needed to help those who've been forced to
"01.07.2016 13:44:44" Timeline Photos In what ways is Geneva an international hub for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals?
Read the latest issue of "Multilateral Accent" and the interview with Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, to find out:
"30.06.2016 18:55:34" Photos from UN Geneva's post The UN Human Rights Council this afternoon decided to appoint, for a period of three years, an Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity #SOGI.
The Independent Expert's mandate
"30.06.2016 14:23:18" Timeline Photos The conflict in #Ukraine has claimed the lives of nearly 9,500 people since fighting erupted two years ago, and up to 2,000 were civilians, the UN Human Rights Council heard on Wednesday.
Speaking before the Council, Assistant Secretary-General for Human
"30.06.2016 09:22:56" UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency They say refugee - we say talent!
Not to mention ambition, dignity, skill, pride ... future. What's it like to have to start all over again?
These four people demonstrate the potential of refugees to contribute to society, if only given the opportunity.
"29.06.2016 19:53:00" UN Geneva has 50,000 page likes on Facebook! UN Geneva has 50,000 page likes on Facebook!
"29.06.2016 19:53:00" UN Geneva has 50,000 page likes on Facebook! UN Geneva has 50,000 page likes on Facebook!
"29.06.2016 13:41:41" Timeline Photos "The United Nations remains committed to supporting a negotiated, just, comprehensive and enduring two-state resolution for the people of Israel and Palestine." - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in his message to the UN International
"29.06.2016 07:35:26" United Nations Bolivia, Ethiopia, Sweden, Kazakhstan were elected for two-year terms on the UN Security Council on Tuesday. In a show of unity and flexbility, the Netherlands and Italy agreed to split the term of the fifth non-permanent seat on the Council following a New UN Security Council members were elected yesterday. Watch this 360° video of the voting as it happened!
Bolivia, Ethiopia, Sweden, Kazakhstan were elected for two-year terms on the UN Security Council. In a show of unity and flexbility, the
"28.06.2016 16:02:53" Timeline Photos “Racism and xenophobia are completely, totally and utterly unacceptable in any circumstances.” - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein
In a statement today, the High Commissioner expressed his deep concern at reports of attacks and
"28.06.2016 07:06:00" unmultimedia.org Kenya : vers un désengorgement du camp de Dadaab et le rapatriement volontaire de réfugiés... Le Haut-Commissaire Filippo Grandi avec un groupe de soudeurs et réfugiés somaliens au camp d'Ifo à Dadaab, Kenya (Photo : HCR/ S. Modola) Le Kenya héberge le plus grand camp de réfugiés au monde depuis un quart de siècle.
Ils sont 326 000 réfugiés à vivre dans le camp de Dadaab. La majorité sont somaliens, ils ont fui leur pays déchiré depuis 1991 par la guerre civile.
"27.06.2016 15:31:00" World Drug Report release - UNODC "You will never be able to control the drug world problem just by investing in law enforcement and repression," Aldo Lale-Demoz, UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Deputy Executive Director, told reporters in Geneva last week.
"27.06.2016 12:58:31" United Nations Syria
These three countries produced half of the world's refugees last year.
Get more of the latest refugee facts and figures from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency -- and find out how YOU can help: http://bit.ly/28IlIRs Syria
These three countries produced half of the world's refugees last year.
Get more of the latest refugee facts and figures from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency -- and find out how YOU can help: http://bit.ly/28IlIRs
"27.06.2016 10:11:51" Timeline Photos "They came to destroy: ISIS crimes against the Yazidis" is the title of a report presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council last week. It documents the genocide being committed by the extremist group against the Iraqi minority.
Pictured here is
"26.06.2016 10:23:00" unmultimedia.org Torture victims' right to rehabilitation “often neglected” | United Nations Radio A look inside the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the site of the Khmer Rouge's infamous Security Prison S-21 where torture was routinely practiced. UN File Photo/M. Garten "The law is crystal clear: torture can never be used at any time or under any circumstances, including during conflict or when national security is under threat. On this International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, we express our solidarity with
"26.06.2016 07:06:00" Photos from UN Geneva's post Today, we mark the 71st anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter.
On 26 June 1945, in the auditorium of the Veterans' Memorial Hall in San Francisco, delegates representing 50 countries filed up one by one to a huge round table on which
"25.06.2016 14:48:00" Timeline Photos Did you know that we rely on seafarers for 90 per cent of our household goods?
That is why seafarers are truly #AtSeaforAll... of us!
On the Day of the Seafarer, we celebrate them and show how they keep the world moving.
Watch this video for a sense of
"25.06.2016 08:03:00" Timeline Photos Enter the Human Rights Council, virtually, thanks to our first ever 360 degree photo here at UN Geneva.
Pan left or right to take in the view!
This is a 360° panorama shot of the high-level panel discussion on the 10th anniversary of the United Nations
"24.06.2016 15:10:54" Timeline Photos Creativity at the service of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development!
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the launch of the Common Ground Initiative, developed among the world's six largest communications businesses in
"24.06.2016 07:07:00" Timeline Photos "When the conditions for sustainable economic growth are put in place, business will grow," Michael Møller, Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva said to business leaders gathered at the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Møller spoke about the
"23.06.2016 15:50:24" Humanitarian Access Task Force Update - Syria "The situation on the ground is bad and in many places worsening. We are working in active combat zones, we are working in the cross-fire, local agreements have broken down, in many places conditions have worsened”.
These are the words of Jan Egeland,
"23.06.2016 13:25:34" UN Geneva Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) joined by other officials, including Mayor of Geneva Esther Alder, stands with Bruna Gabrielle Pitta Portugal, holding the Olympic Flame before the ceremony. 29 April 2016. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré #ThrowbackThursday to 29 April 2016, when the Olympic Flame came to UN Geneva!
Today, on #OlympicDay and with Rio 2016 right around the corner, we think of the flame as a "a beacon of solidarity with all peoples of the world", in the words of UN
"23.06.2016 12:40:24" United Nations Human Rights Happy 10th birthday, UN Human Rights Council ! We look at its achievements & impact in people's lives around the world.
The Human Rights Council has set up unprecedented processes for scrutiny of human rights issues and situations. It has initiated As the UN Human Rights Council turns ten, take a look at its achievements and impact on lives around the world.
"23.06.2016 10:03:00" Timeline Photos "The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda with its pledge to leave no one behind has a particular resonance for widows, who are among the most marginalized and isolated." - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Abuse of widows and their children
"23.06.2016 07:05:00" Photos from UN Geneva's post #ThrowbackThursday: Dr Bertha Lutz of Brazil, a signatory of the United Nations Charter at the San Francisco conference in 1945. She was one of only four women to sign the Charter, out of 850 delegates.
On June 26, we will celebrate the signing of the
"22.06.2016 14:59:20" Timeline Photos Tomorrow, on 23 June we celebrate the United Nations Public Service Day.
This year's celebration reminds us of the key role that effective, accountable and inclusive public institutions play in the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable
"22.06.2016 08:04:00" UN Human Rights Council Devant le Conseil des droits de l'homme, la Commission d'enquête de l'ONU sur la #Syrie s'est particulièrement inquiétée d'allégations faisant état du recrutement de centaines d'enfants de moins de 15 ans à Idlib. Des enfants qui seraient recrutés dans Devant le Conseil des droits de l'homme, la Commission d'enquête de l'ONU sur la #Syrie s'est particulièrement inquiétée d'allégations faisant état du recrutement de centaines d'enfants de moins de 15 ans à Idlib.
Des enfants seraient recrutés dans
"21.06.2016 19:05:00" Photos from UN Geneva's post Celebrating the multicultural diversity of the United Nations: for one special day a year, UN Human Rights Council delegates can be seen wearing their national costumes as they take part in Council proceedings.
A tradition at the Council, National Dress
"21.06.2016 15:05:52" World Food Programme - Food insecurity in Yemen Yemen is facing severe food insecurity, according to the latest joint assessment by the United Nations and partners.
Over half the country's population is living in “crisis” or “emergency” levels of food insecurity, with some governorates seeing as much
"21.06.2016 08:14:12" "Yoga, literally translated from Sanskrit, means 'to join' and 'to unite'. What better place to practice this philosophy than the United Nations?" - United Nations Office at Geneva Director-General, Michael Møller.
A special lecture-demonstration took International Day of Yoga at the Palais des Nations "Yoga, literally translated from Sanskrit, means 'to join' and 'to unite'. What better place to practice this philosophy than the United Nations?" - United Nations Office at Geneva Director-General, Michael Møller.
A special lecture-demonstration took
"20.06.2016 15:43:42" unmultimedia.org Conseil des droits de l'homme : un Expert indépendant de l'ONU préoccupé... Les Iraquiens font partie des millions de personnes déracinées mentionnées dans le dernier rapport du Haut-Commissariat de l'ONU pour les réfugiés... Les récents mouvements de population à #Fallouja confirment les tendances de déplacements de populations sans précédent à travers le monde. C'est dans ce contexte que le Conseil s'est saisi du rapport du Rapporteur spécial sur les personnes déplacées.
"20.06.2016 10:36:03" Timeline Photos #GenevaMeans campaign starting today!
Geneva hosts numerous UN Programmes and Agencies, International Organizations and NGOs: all of them have a direct impact on your life.
Curious to know how? This week, look for #GenevaMeans on Twitter: every day, a
"20.06.2016 09:42:32" UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency Our new data for 2015 reveals that global forced displacement has hit a record high.
Read more: http://trib.al/tOQcbG9 "We must stand together with the millions of men, women and children who flee their homes each year, to ensure that their rights and dignity are protected wherever they are, and that solidarity and compassion are at the heart of our collective response."
"19.06.2016 15:07:00" Timeline Photos "We must continue to speak up for the women, girls, men and boys whose bodies for too long have been considered the spoils of war." - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
This 19 June marks the first ever observance of the International Day for
"19.06.2016 13:06:26" United Nations Human Rights #Orlando Via United Nations Free & Equal: “We should all be outraged when people suffer discrimination, assault or even murder simply because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. We should all speak out when someone is arrested and imprisoned
"19.06.2016 08:06:08" Live from the Palais des Nations: join us for the International Day of #Yoga lecture-demonstration!
In advance of the Day, which falls on June 21, UN Geneva and the Permanent Mission of India have organized an exceptional event this Sunday morning at
"18.06.2016 13:52:00" youtube.com Week In Rap Extra | Sustainable Development Goals This Week in Rap Extra looks at the 17 Sustainable Development Goals created by the United Nations. The song lists the 17 goals and emphasizes the importance... The 100-day countdown to the International Day of Peace began this week!
This year's theme – the Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace – highlights how ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring broadly shared prosperity all
"18.06.2016 08:06:00" Timeline Photos "We can build societies in which disputes can be peacefully resolved by impartial and effective institutions, and where people's right to development and other fundamental rights are respected." - United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid
"17.06.2016 17:25:01" unmultimedia.org News in Brief 14 June 2016 (AM) – Geneva | United Nations Radio Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, High Commissioner for Human Rights, asked why it was possible to buy weapons “designed to kill lots of people”. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré Tougher gun controls are needed in the United States to protect people from "horrifyingly commonplace but preventable" attacks such as the Florida nightclub shooting, said United Nations Human Rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein this week.
Listen to this
"17.06.2016 15:27:45" UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency We stand #WithRefugees. Please stand with us and our supporters, and sign the petition now: http://www.withrefugees.org We stand #WithRefugees. Please stand with us and our supporters, and sign the petition now: http://www.withrefugees.org
"17.06.2016 07:06:00" Timeline Photos Desertification, land degradation, drought and climate change are interconnected. They are putting the livelihoods and well-being of hundreds of millions of people at stake.
This year's World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD), commemorated on 17 June,
"16.06.2016 19:05:00" ilo.org Decent work for domestic workers: Achievements since the adoption of Convention C189 On 16 June 2011, workers, employers and governments came together to adopt ILO Convention No. 189 on decent work for domestic workers. In the last five years since its adoption, some 70 countries around the world have taken action to advance decent work Domestic workers are some of the least protected workers in the world. The vast majority are women. All of them deserve the same rights and respect as other workers.
Join the International Labour Organization in celebrating International Domestic Workers
"16.06.2016 15:57:50" Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic - Genocide a... ISIS is committing the crime of genocide against the Yazidis in #Syria and #Iraq, seeking to destroy the ethno-religious group of 400,000 people through killings, sexual slavery and other crimes.
These are the findings of a report called “They came to
"16.06.2016 12:54:57" Timeline Photos Inner peace at the Palais: #ThrowbackThursday to our 2015 International Day of Yoga celebration, with a special class on the terrace of the Palais des Nations.
This year, the International Day of #Yoga lecture-demonstration will take place at the Palais
"16.06.2016 08:22:48" Timeline Photos Did you know that in 2015, almost 250 million economic migrants living outside their countries of origin sent about US$450 billion in remittances to their families back home?
16 June is the International Day of #FamilyRemittances. Read more:
"15.06.2016 19:05:00" un.org World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 15 June Elder abuse is a global issue which affects millions of older persons around the world, increasing their risk of health complications and premature death. The next victim could be someone you know. What can you do to protect them? "Ending neglect, abuse and violence against older people is a vital if we are to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and fulfill their underlying pledge to leave no one behind." - United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
Abuse of older
"15.06.2016 15:08:05" International Geneva Gender Champions What will do you for Gender Equality?
Join us on 16 June from 1 p.m. to 2.30 p.m., Room XVIII, UN Geneva for the Power of Empowered Women 2016 event.
Celebrating the fact that we are all agents of change in breaking down barriers to gender equality, What will do you for Gender Equality?
Join the International Geneva Gender Champions Initiative on 16 June from 1 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. at UN Geneva for the Power of Empowered Women 2016 event.
Celebrating the fact that we are all agents of change in
"15.06.2016 10:21:50" UN Young Leaders - Nominations are open! The UN is calling all Inventors/Creators/Designers/Founders/Innovators to help achieve the #GlobalGoals.
Nominations are open for the first-ever class of UN Young Leaders. If you know someone leading exceptional change, working to end poverty, combat
"14.06.2016 16:27:57" World Health Organization (WHO) 14 June is World Blood Donor Day.
Share life, #GiveBlood
Blood connects us all Today is #WorldBloodDonorDay!
Voluntary, unpaid blood donations must be increased rapidly in more than half the world's countries in order to ensure a reliable supply of safe blood for patients whose lives depend on it.
"14.06.2016 14:24:27" United Nations News Centre "Terrorists and violent extremist groups aim to undermine the values we together stand for; democracy and inclusion, individual liberty, human rights and the rule of law," Jan Eliasson, the Deputy Secretary-General said today at the UN Human Rights "Terrorists and violent extremist groups aim to undermine the values we together stand for; democracy and inclusion, individual liberty, human rights and the rule of law," Jan Eliasson, the Deputy Secretary-General said yesterday at the United Nations
"14.06.2016 07:05:00" Timeline Photos In a wide-ranging opening speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein shed a light on "preventable calamities". He discussed worrying trends in human rights around the world, and
"13.06.2016 14:25:58" Photos from UN Geneva's post "United Nations facilities must promote the participation of everyone who has something relevant to contribute, regardless of background or status. Accessibility and inclusivity must continue to guide us in making the UN relevant and meaningful to all." -
"13.06.2016 10:55:51" albinism.ohchr.org UN Geneva "The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda pledges to leave no one behind. That includes people with albinism. The cycle of attacks, discrimination and poverty must be broken." - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
People with albinism face multiple forms of
"13.06.2016 08:04:36" Live from the Palais des Nations in Geneva: watch the opening of the Human Rights Council's session!
The session will be opened by Ambassador Choi Kyong-lim, President of the Council. A statement by Didier Burkhalter, Federal Councillor, Head of the
"12.06.2016 08:08:00" Timeline Photos End child labour in supply chains - it's everyone's business!
Each year on 12 June, the World Day Against Child Labour, launched by the International Labour Organization, brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as
"11.06.2016 13:09:03" Timeline Photos Calling young filmmakers!
If you're aged 15 to 24, have your say on how the Global Goals for Sustainable Development can build peace by submitting a short video for this year's International Day of Peace.
Don't miss your chance to have our video shown
"11.06.2016 08:05:00" Aid delivery to Daraya, Syria - OCHA Highlights of the week: The first international food aid since 2012 reached people in the besieged Syrian town of Daraya in the night of 9-10 June.
Speaking at the UN Geneva press briefing on Friday, Jens Laerke, the United Nations OCHA spokesperson said
"10.06.2016 15:49:31" letemps.ch «Nous voulons trouver un juste milieu entre ouverture et sécurité» Directeur de l'ONU à Genève, le Danois Michael Møller, fait le point sur la rénovation du Palais des Nations. Le chantier, colossal, s'ouvrira en 2017 "Le Palais des Nations ne doit pas être une forteresse," a déclaré le Directeur général de l'Office des Nations Unies à Genève, Michael Møller, au journal Le Temps.
Dans l'entretien, M.Møller explique l'urgence de la rénovation et souligne, "Un siège
"10.06.2016 13:58:24" Photos from UN Geneva's post Only a few days left to register for the International Day of #Yoga lecture-demonstration at the Palais des Nations, on 19 June at 10 a.m.! Will you join us?
Fill out the registration form at http://mymea.in/idygeneva by June 15.
- with India at UN
"10.06.2016 06:55:00" unmultimedia.org Erythrée : des « crimes contre l'humanité » seraient commis depuis 1991 | Radio des Nations Unies Des réfugiés érythréens en Libye: ces jeunes, pour la plupart, ont fui les abus des droits de l'homme dans leur pays (Photo: UNICEF/A. Romenzi). Des crimes contre l'humanité seraient commis en #Erythrée depuis 1991, l'année de l'indépendance du pays.
C'est ce que révèle le deuxième rapport de la Commission d'enquête sur les violations des droits de l'homme en Erythrée, publié cette semaine à
"09.06.2016 15:17:00" Timeline Photos For the first time ever, a refugee team will compete in the Olympic Games!
Meet the 10 members of #TeamRefugees who will take part in #Rio2016 under the Olympic flag: http://goo.gl/D3hb6M
The team includes two Syrian swimmers, two judokas from the
"09.06.2016 11:30:09" As we approach the opening of the Human Rights Council's 32nd regular session in Geneva on 13 June, which will mark the Council's 10th anniversary, we look back at images of past Council sessions.
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body Human Rights Council - Approaching the 10th Anniversary As we approach the opening of the Human Rights Council's 32nd regular session in Geneva on 13 June, which will mark the Council's 10th anniversary, we look back at images of past Council sessions.
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body
"08.06.2016 14:57:36" Photos from UN Geneva's post The Human Rights Council will hold its thirty-second regular session from 13 June to 1 July 2016 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
For the first time ever, all 193 Member States will be present, including 16 small island developing states (SIDS),
"08.06.2016 09:29:00" youtube.com Heathy Oceans, Healthy Planet United Nations - Everyone's health depends on a clean and productive ocean UN Stories: Heathy Oceans, Healthy Planet "On this World Oceans Day, let us all commit to protecting our oceans and using their gifts peacefully, equitably and sustainably for generations to come." - United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
The ocean is the heart of our planet. It regulates
"07.06.2016 20:02:00" unmultimedia.org News in brief (AM) 7 June 2016 – Geneva | United Nations Radio UN spokesperson Ahmad Fawzi said that the option of airlifting aid into besieged areas in Syria remained a “last resort”. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel Johnson Last week, Daraya in #Syria received its first aid delivery in years. A second part of that humanitarian convoy, containing food, is yet to be allowed in, and deliveries of aid by air are not off the table.
Listen to this and other stories in the latest
"07.06.2016 15:37:40" Migrant deaths in the Mediterranean - IOM Fatalities among migrants attempting the perilous Mediterranean Sea crossing in 2016 are nearly one thousand ahead of last year's mid-year total. The International Organization for Migration's Joel Millman delivered this news at the UN Geneva press
"07.06.2016 07:41:41" Timeline Photos Imagine a world where #AIDS is a thing of the past.
Starting tomorrow, the 2016 High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS (8-10 June) will focus the world's attention on the importance of a fast-track approach to the AIDS response over the next five years. The
"06.06.2016 11:18:12" Timeline Photos The 105th International Labour Conference is currently underway in the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Make sure you follow the International Labour Organization on Facebook, where you can join the conversation on all the key issues through a series of
"06.06.2016 10:16:07" huffingtonpost.com Art and Disaster The images of Paris underwater and the immediate action from the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay to close their doors to protect their world-class art colle... "Today's floods in Paris are just one of the many reminders of the importance to quickly implement the 2030 agenda," UN Geneva Director-General Michael Møller writes in his The Huffington Post blog.
Pleading for a more integrated, cross-organizational
"05.06.2016 15:02:00" Timeline Photos On World Environment Day 2016, International Geneva is sharing its seeds for a better future.
Take a look at this infographic to discover what 14 Geneva-based organizations are doing to protect the planet.
Designed by Perception Change Project / Esther
"05.06.2016 13:53:53" Photos from UN Geneva's post Le Palais des Nations fera bel et bien peau neuve dès 2017! La République et canton de Genève vient d'accorder un crédit de 60 millions de francs pour cette rénovation.
Selon le Directeur-Général de l'Office des Nations Unies à Genève, Michael Møller,
"05.06.2016 07:09:00" Timeline Photos Where would we be without our wildlife? On 5 June, we celebrate World Environment Day, and today, the United Nations Environment Programme is kick-starting a five-year UN campaign to end illegal trade in wildlife.
At the heart of illegal trade is the
"04.06.2016 19:05:00" Timeline Photos "International Geneva, as the operational hub of the international system, is at the centre of a new interconnected, horizontal and cross-sectoral approach that enables actors worldwide to draw the connections between different issue areas and build
"04.06.2016 08:43:53" International Day of Yoga - Join us on 19 June! Ever imagine yourself practicing yoga on a clear Sunday morning, on the terrace of the Palais des Nations? On June 19, you can make that happen by joining our special lecture-demonstration in celebration of the International Day of Yoga.
#Yoga is an
"03.06.2016 15:28:42" unmultimedia.org News in Brief – 3 June 2016 (AM) – Geneva | United Nations Radio Hundreds of people may have drowned on Friday attempting to sail from Egypt to the Greek island of Crete according to media reports A rescue operation off the coast of Crete in Greece is underway, as data from International Organization for Migration shows that the island has become a new destination for migrants and refugees, principally from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq.
"03.06.2016 13:12:22" Fighting against plastic pollution - World Environment Day A doll made of plastic bottles and bags sitting on the Palais des Nations' central terrace has been sparking curiosity all week long. Part of an awareness-raising project by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe UNECE for World Environment
"03.06.2016 10:45:09" Timeline Photos UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is attending the ministerial Conference Meeting on the Middle East Peace Process in Paris today. The representatives of States gathered at the conference aim to reaffirm their commitment to a negotiated two-State solution,
"02.06.2016 16:05:17" unmultimedia.org Daraya food must arrive, says Syria aid coordinator | United Nations Radio UN Syria humanitarian taskforce coordinator Jan Egeland said he had “no guarantees” but believed that June will be a better month for aid deliveries. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel Johnson In #Syria, some 592,000 people are living in besieged areas, the number of which has now risen to 19. After meeting with the ISSG Humanitarian Access Task Force in Geneva today, Senior Adviser Jan Egeland gave an update on the situation and said that the
"02.06.2016 13:54:42" Photos from UN Geneva's post As we prepare to commemorate World Environment Day 2016 on 5 June, catch a glimpse of the remarkable environment in which the Palais des Nations, home of UN Geneva, is set.
The Palais is surrounded by the majestic Ariana Park, covering an area of 45
"02.06.2016 06:45:00" Timeline Photos #ThrowbackThursday: as the 105th International Labour Conference (ILC) takes place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva this week, we look back at the 31st Session of the Conference, in 1948 in San Francisco. That year, the ILC adopted the Freedom of
"01.06.2016 15:45:00" Timeline Photos The Global Day of Parents, celebrated on 1 June every year, provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children. Parents are the anchors of the family and the foundation of our communities
"01.06.2016 12:27:21" "Our thoughts today are with more than 3,400 heroes – peacekeepers, both uniformed and civilian – who have given their lives in this honourable service. Peacekeeping is among the United Nations' most noble and distinguished roles. It is at the very heart Honouring our Heroes "Our thoughts today are with more than 3,400 heroes – peacekeepers, both uniformed and civilian – who have given their lives in this honourable service. Peacekeeping is among the United Nations' most noble and distinguished roles. It is at the very heart
"31.05.2016 06:46:00" youtube.com WHO: World No Tobacco Day 2016 - Get ready for plain packaging Plain packaging of tobacco products is an important demand reduction measure. It reduces the attractiveness of tobacco products, restricts use of tobacco pac... Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.
For World No Tobacco Day
"30.05.2016 15:59:00" youtube.com The UN Honours our Heros on Peacekeeping Day “Being a peacekeeper has always been about devoting a period of time of one's life to the noble ideals of peace and security. But it has taken a very specifi... "Being a peacekeeper has always been about devoting a period of time of one's life to the noble ideals of peace and security. But it has taken a very specific dimension in recent years in view of the very difficult situations in which we are requested to
"30.05.2016 09:35:32" Timeline Photos The opening session of the 105th International Labour Conference is currently underway, and you can watch the webcast live from the Palais des Nations on the Conference's site: http://bit.ly/ILC-2016.
#ILC2016 will focus on the most pressing topics in
"29.05.2016 12:34:03" International Labour Organization The 105th International Labour Conference gets underway in Geneva, Switzerland from 30 May to 10 June.
This year's session brings together over 4,000 delegates from around the globe to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world of work today.
"29.05.2016 08:05:00" Timeline Photos "On this International Day of UN Peacekeepers, we honour our heroes – the more than one million men and women who have served under the UN flag with pride, distinction and courage since the first deployment in 1948. And we pay our highest tribute to the
"28.05.2016 15:01:00" unmultimedia.org Syria children "will soon die because of aid delivery obstacles" | United Nations Radio Children are so malnourished in Syria that they will soon be dying because of aid delivery problems, the UN said Thursday. This week, after meeting with the ISSG Humanitarian Access Task Force in Geneva, Senior Adviser Jan Egeland issued a chilling warning. The target of delivering aid to one million people in Syria in May was in peril, and in the worst-affected besieged
"28.05.2016 08:25:00" Timeline Photos Pow! Wham! Zap! Kaboom!
This eye-catching infographic shows how 14 organizations from International Geneva are impacting your health on a daily basis. From facilitating trade and setting standards, to working on improving the quality of water,
"27.05.2016 19:15:00" unmultimedia.org News in brief 27 May 2016 (AM) – Geneva | United Nations Radio Melissa Fleming from the UN Refugee Agency, which reports poor air circulation in the new centres, along with inadequate sanitation. Photo: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency raised concerns today about the conditions prevailing in facilities to which refugees from the makeshift camp at Idomeni in Greece have been relocated this week. Listen to this and other stories in the UN Radio Geneva news in
"27.05.2016 14:57:13" World Health Organization (WHO) The World Health Assembly is WHO's decision-making body. It is at the Health Assembly that WHO's work is reviewed, new goals are set, and new tasks assigned.
Each year, senior health officials from WHO's 194 Member States come to Geneva to participate in As the 69th World Health Assembly draws to a close tomorrow, 28 May, you can view a selection of photographic highlights and behind-the-scenes moments in the World Health Organization (WHO)'s comprehensive album from this week-long event.
"27.05.2016 07:05:00" unmultimedia.org Attacks on health staff and centres "are not an accident" | United Nations Radio Dr Rick Brennan presented the WHO report indicating that Syria saw twice as many attacks on health care in 2014 as other countries and nearly four times as many in 2015. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel Johnson The World Health Organization (WHO) has published its first assessment of attacks on medical workers and health centres in emergencies. In 2014 and 2015, close to 600 such attacks have been reported in the 19 countries where data is available. These
"26.05.2016 13:01:12" Timeline Photos #ThrowbackThursday Visitors discover the World Refugee Year photo exhibit in the "Hall des Pas Perdus" of the Palais des Nations In Geneva, in 1959.
World Refugee Year (1959-1960) was designated by the UN General Assembly as a period of special efforts
"25.05.2016 21:41:00" Timeline Photos Today is Africa Day, on which we mark the founding on May 25, 1963 of the Organisation of African Unity - the predecessor of the African Union. A celebration of African unity, the day is observed as a public holiday in several African countries.
"25.05.2016 16:13:00" Timeline Photos The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit ended in Istanbul yesterday. Some 9000 participants from 173 Member States, including 55 Heads of State and Government, hundreds of private sector representatives, and thousands of people from civil society and
"25.05.2016 13:14:55" unmultimedia.org Jamie Oliver: I've never been more depressed by kids' diets | United Nations Radio Children's diets have never been so bad but there is a way to change this for the better, top chef Jamie Oliver told the UN on Monday. Putting an end to child obesity and undernourishment: this is the struggle that world-renowned chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver has been at the forefront of for years. Mr. Oliver took part in a side event at the World Health Organization (WHO) 69th World
"24.05.2016 15:59:50" Timeline Photos With a budget equivalent to less than 0.5 % of global military spending, over 122,000 troops, police, and civilian personnel from some 120 countries serve under the United Nations flag, in 16 UN Peacekeeping missions around the world.
Ahead of the
"24.05.2016 07:28:53" World Humanitarian Summit Day 2 of the World Humanitarian Summit begins in Istanbul! Follow the discussions live! Two High-Level Leaders' Roundtables are happening now: “Uphold the Norms that Safeguard Humanity” and “Natural Disasters and Climate Change - Managing Risks and Crises Make sure to follow the discussions underway on Day 2 of the World Humanitarian Summit, at whsummit.org/live. The closing plenary will be webcast at 4 p.m. GMT today.
"24.05.2016 03:05:00" Timeline Photos Falling drug prices. Better diagnostic tools. Steady improvement in delivery systems. These are just some of the success stories from UNITAID over the past decade, made possible by a laser-like focus on innovation.
The work done by UNITAID and its
"23.05.2016 17:54:00" Timeline Photos Today is International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth. An estimated 2 million women in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Arab region, and Latin America and the
"23.05.2016 14:36:00" Timeline Photos A record number of people - 130 million - need aid to survive. Representatives of United Nations Member States, humanitarian and development agencies, NGOs, the private sector, academia and other organizations are gathered at the World Humanitarian Summit
"23.05.2016 12:07:07" Photos from UN Geneva's post Geneva's status as the public health capital of the world is in the spotlight this week as the 69th annual World Health Assembly takes place in the Palais des Nations. As the supreme decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), the
"22.05.2016 16:36:00" Timeline Photos The World Humanitarian Summit is starting tomorrow. It will be a turning point in how the international community prepares for and responds to emergencies.
To see what is at stake, and study the key issues at hand, read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's
"22.05.2016 07:07:00" Timeline Photos Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity, when we celebrate the variety of life on earth.
#Biodiversity is the foundation for life and for the essential services provided by ecosystems. It underpins peoples' livelihoods and sustainable
"21.05.2016 08:05:00" unmultimedia.org "Dramatic" increase in life expectancy since 2000 | United Nations Radio Life expectancy has increased dramatically, UN health experts said Thursday, pointing to a five-year improvement since 2000. As World Health Organization (WHO) Member States' delegations prepare to travel to Geneva for the 69th World Health Assembly next week, the Organization has just published its annual World #HealthStatistics report. It shows that global life expectancy
"20.05.2016 16:13:57" unhcr.org Nobody Left Outside Join us today and help shelter 2 million people forced to flee. Pouvez-vous imaginer la vie sans abri?
Des millions de réfugiés à travers le monde vivent dans des logements précaires. Sans un endroit sûr pour manger, dormir, étudier, ranger ses effets personnels et avoir une vie privée, les conséquences sur la santé
"20.05.2016 13:04:46" Timeline Photos In just a few days, on 23 May, the first ever World Humanitarian Summit will begin in Istanbul. The Summit is a global call to action by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon to make humanitarian action fit for future crises.
We are witnessing
"19.05.2016 15:40:11" Photos from UN Geneva's post Without a set date for the resumption of the #SyriaTalks, the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura briefed the media today in Geneva on humanitarian aid deliveries, saying that all sides should understand that unless there is progress in
"19.05.2016 12:34:20" “Sports can play an important role in our collective efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, our collective roadmap for action. The World Taekwondo Federation is doing its part by using taekwondo to promote fitness and personal fulfilment to Up in the Air: Empowerment through Taekwondo “Sports can play an important role in our collective efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, our collective roadmap for action. The World Taekwondo Federation is doing its part by using taekwondo to promote fitness and personal fulfilment to
"19.05.2016 11:00:00" Up in the Air: Empowerment through Taekwondo Participant in action during taekwondo demonstration at UN Geneva. 18 May 2016. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
"19.05.2016 10:21:48" Timeline Photos #ThrowbackThursday As the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child began a new session this week at UN Geneva, let us look back to 1989 when the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
To mark the occasion,
"18.05.2016 16:26:30" UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency When people are forced to flee. You can help shelter them.
Today we launch a new global campaign - 'Nobody Left Outside' - which aims to raise funds from people like you, to shelter 2 million refugees by 2018.
“Shelter is the foundation stone for A shelter crisis is unfolding, with millions of families arriving in refugee camps or struggling in sub-standard housing and half-built shelters. All refugees deserve to live in safe shelter. Nobody Left Outside is UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency's global
"18.05.2016 09:36:30" huffingtonpost.co.uk This Man Will Make You Question Everything You Know About The Refugee Crisis 'We've forgotten that this happened before'. UN Geneva Director-General Michael Møller has challenged the general perception of the refugee crisis in an interview with Huffington Post UK. “We keep repeating the same mistakes... and we end up having to pay 10 to 100 times more for the consequences of
"17.05.2016 19:00:00" Timeline Photos The Global Goals for Sustainable Development specifically call for employing information and communication technology (ICT) to accelerate human progress.
Today's World Telecommunication and Information Society Day focuses on “ICT entrepreneurship for
"17.05.2016 11:35:59" United Nations Free & Equal WATCH: United Nations Free & Equal asked #LGBT activists and allies around the world what they are fighting for in their own countries and communities. The result is all kinds of beautiful!
#IDAHOT2016 #WhyWeFight Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (#IDAHOT). The global movement for Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans (#LGBT) equality encompasses millions of individuals, groups, organizations and campaigns, all of whom are fighting for
"16.05.2016 16:15:00" unmultimedia.org "Gender equality saves lives when disaster hits" | United Nations Radio In Yogyakarta, Indonesia, women at a community meeting discuss the reconstruction of their village in the wake of the 2006 tsunami and earthquake. Photo: World Bank/Nugroho Nurdikiawan Sunjoyo How can gender equality make a difference in the face of a natural disaster? UNISDR's Robert Glasser, the 100th leader to join the International Geneva Gender Champions network, gave his take on the issue to UN Radio.
"16.05.2016 10:05:00" Timeline Photos Never since World War II have global humanitarian needs been so high. From the crisis in Syria, to the drought in Ethiopia, from the conflict in Sudan to the violence in the Lake Chad Basin - 125 million people around the world are affected by conflicts
"15.05.2016 18:39:06" unmultimedia.org News in Brief 13 May 2016 (AM) – Geneva (AM) | United Nations Radio In Ethiopia, help is being provided to children who were abducted during a cattle raid in the west of the country but later released, the UN said Friday. Abducted Ethiopian children begin their recovery aided by UNICEF, after release from their cattle raider captors. You can listen to this and other stories in the UN Radio "News in Brief" bulletin from Geneva: http://goo.gl/Gd8Gcu
News from Geneva this
"15.05.2016 14:48:00" Timeline Photos The violence in Syria is turning hard-to-reach areas into 'de facto' besieged zones, the Special Adviser in charge of the humanitarian access task force, Jan Egeland, warned this week. Listen to this UN Radio report from Geneva on the ongoing challenges
"15.05.2016 09:05:00" Timeline Photos Today is International #DayofFamilies. Families remain at the centre of social life ensuring the well-being of their members, educating and socializing children and youth and caring for young and old. Taking families into account in the implementation of
"14.05.2016 15:53:00" Timeline Photos "How we manage our food production and consumption is an important aspect of how we can survive, thrive and protect our environment and sustainably manage our resources. The United Nations and its partners are gearing up to tackle this 'menu' of
"14.05.2016 08:05:00" Timeline Photos Genève dit sa reconnaissance à Michael Møller!
Cette semaine, Michael Møller, Directeur général de l'Office des Nations Unies à Genève, a reçu des mains de la Maire de Genève, Esther Alder, la médaille "Genève reconnaissante".
Cette récompense offerte
"13.05.2016 14:26:26" Ville de Genève - Officiel Depuis 1932, la Ville de Genève décerne la médaille «Genève reconnaissante» pour saluer l'engagement de personnalités en faveur du rayonnement de Genève. Cette année, la Ville de Genève a choisi de rendre hommage à Michael Møller, Directeur général de Great recognition for UN Geneva Director-General Michael Møller from the city where he started his career as an international civil servant, and where he feels at home. Receiving the "Genève reconnaissante" Medal from the hands of Mayor Esther Alder, Mr.
"13.05.2016 14:00:08" Timeline Photos In today's round-up of the week, rediscover the crucial work being done by Human Rights bodies in Geneva.
The Committee against Torture closed its fifty-seventh session after adopting its concluding observations and recommendations on the reports of
"13.05.2016 07:17:43" International Geneva Gender Champions "I have seen the benefits in terms of the quality of decisions that are taken, when you have not just men in a room but men and women in a room, contributing to the discussions".
Watch and share the inspiring chat we had with our 100th Geneva Gender The International Geneva Gender Champions, a leaders' network committed to breaking down gender barriers, has just reached its 100th member!
Like 99 other Champions, UNISDR Chief Robert Glasser supports the GGC Panel Parity Pledge: a concrete process to
"12.05.2016 16:30:00" Timeline Photos Promoting international Geneva, spotlighting ways in which decisions made in Geneva affect people around the world, opening up the UN to the public... These and other efforts of UN Geneva Director-General Michael Møller have been recognized by the City,
"12.05.2016 07:57:36" Photos from UN Geneva's post UN Geneva Director-General Michael Møller was joined by UN Messenger for Peace Michael Douglas at a unique event at the Palais des Nations on 11 May. The event celebrated the winners of the UN Poster for Peace contest, and the launch of the section for
"11.05.2016 18:05:00" Photos from UN Geneva's post To get closer to a world free from nuclear and other weapons which can cause mass destruction, UN Geneva seeks to inspire young people to talk more, and louder, about disarmament.
Celebrating the winners of the UN Poster for Peace contest, UN Geneva
"11.05.2016 16:34:00" Timeline Photos Tonight, a special event took place at the Palais des Nations, celebrating the winners of the UN Poster for Peace contest and the launch of the section for disarmament publications at the UN Geneva bookstore with support from the Permanent Mission of the
"10.05.2016 13:35:13" Timeline Photos Today is #WorldMigratoryBirdDay, which highlights the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. Birds are a popular theme in the works of art adorning the hallways of the Palais des Nations in Geneva, and the colorful bird in Oili
"09.05.2016 21:45:00" Timeline Photos Large-scale mixed movements of refugees and migrants are a global phenomenon, affecting all United Nations Member States in various ways. They require closer cooperation and more robust responsibility-sharing. The UN General Assembly requested UN
"09.05.2016 14:30:00" tdg.ch «Nous aidons à surveiller ce qui se passe en Syrie» L'expertise de l'Institut des Nations Unies pour la formation et la recherche (UNITAR) aide à contrôler le cessez-le-feu Did you know that UNITAR - Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) was the first to provide images of Palmyra showing the extent of the destruction caused by ISIS occupation?
From capturing satellite images of the #Syria conflict to
"09.05.2016 12:10:27" World Humanitarian Summit We are facing one of the world's worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Watch as global stars call on world leaders to stand up for humanity and end suffering: www.impossiblechoices.org
"08.05.2016 09:00:00" Photos from UN Geneva's post The Perception Change Project (PCP), together with Fondation Eduki and Greycells - Former International Civil Servants for Development, launched #KidsWannaKnow last September.
Through one-to-one interviews with representatives from International
"07.05.2016 14:24:01" Timeline Photos Human Rights are in our hands!
International Geneva is a unique hub where United Nations Agencies, International Organizations, NGOs and academia collectively work to protect human rights all over the world.
Take a look at this infographic to discover
"07.05.2016 09:05:00" Timeline Photos How to bridge the digital divide? The unique multi-stakeholder platform of the World Summit on the Information Society, which took place in Geneva this past week, enabled a wide variety of players to come together and reflect upon this burning issue.
"06.05.2016 18:28:00" UNHCR's Leo Dobbs on Attack on #Syria Displaced Persons Settle... “We were appalled to hear the news about this barbaric attack on a target that should be sacrosanct and safe for the people living there. […] We are calling for better protection and also we are calling on all the parties to respect the fundamental human
"06.05.2016 15:30:00" Timeline Photos The 2016 edition of the World Summit on the Information Society Forum is drawing to a close today. The main focus of the Forum this year, co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, United Nations Development Programme - UNDP and United Nations Conference on Trade and
"06.05.2016 14:25:00" Timeline Photos The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, which will take place on 23-24 May in Istanbul, Turkey, is a global call to action by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to make humanitarian action fit for future challenges.
The Summit aims to be a
"05.05.2016 20:49:31" Photos from UN Geneva's post #ThrowbackThursday
Re-live the excitement of the Olympic Flame's visit to UN Geneva last week, through the powerful statements of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Geneva Director-General Michael Møller highlighting the importance of this
"05.05.2016 08:05:00" Timeline Photos "Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will require a new way of doing business for all stakeholders. The UN will shift from being an implementer to being a facilitator, catalyst and service provider. Today's problems cannot be
"04.05.2016 18:35:00" #SyriaTalks - Update on Humanitarian Situation "Nothing is more important now than to get an end of the fighting. What is done by the co-chairs of the ISSG, Russia and the US, couldn't be more important. But we don't need declarations. We need an end to bombardment and end to fighting.
It is a
"04.05.2016 09:01:14" Irreverent, engaged, and truly fun to talk to: renowned cartoonists @[190700077668273:274:Plantu [Page officielle\]], @[113709882011651:274:Patrick Chappatte], and @[164680338252:274:Liza Donnelly] visited @[117939301585215:274:UN Geneva] on World Press Meet the "Foot Soldiers of Democracy" Irreverent, engaged, and truly fun to talk to: renowned cartoonists Plantu [Page officielle], Patrick Chappatte, and Liza Donnelly visited UN Geneva on World Press Freedom Day, and spoke about their mission, their struggles, and the solidarity that unites
"04.05.2016 07:21:00" UNHCR Go Hanan! Encouraged by cheering Brazilians the 12-year-old Syrian refugee proudly holds the Olympic flame high as she carries it through the city of Brasilia at the start of a 100-day torch relay across the host country in the run up to the Rio 2016
"03.05.2016 17:12:01" Timeline Photos 3 May is World Press Freedom Day.
This day commemorates the fundamental principles of press freedom. It provides an opportunity to evaluate press freedom around the world, to help defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to