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"03.12.2016 11:11:00" ilo.org The win-win of disability inclusion Explore this InfoStory to find out why employing people with disabilities makes good business sense for private companies, and how you can help promote inclusion. Companies, individuals and society win when they are inclusive of people with disabilities.
"03.12.2016 08:31:00" Timeline Photos
"02.12.2016 16:25:51" Syria humanitarian aid - UN Geneva Press briefing 02.12.2016 #Syria: UN aid agencies and humanitarian partners are extremely concerned for the civilian population fleeing #Aleppo, as the number of people displaced between 24 and 30 November has surpassed 31,000.
Watch United Nations OCHA's Jens Laerke, UNHCR, the
"02.12.2016 16:14:00" Timeline Photos Modern slavery is often hiding in plain sight.
Here are 10 ways to recognize it: http://bit.ly/1sxuNGG
"02.12.2016 10:02:00" Timeline Photos 21 million people in forced labour.
$150 billion in illegal profits.
Modern slavery means people are trapped in situations of extreme exploitation, abuse and violence, including sexual and gender-based violence.
On the International Day for the
"02.12.2016 08:01:00" Timeline Photos
"01.12.2016 16:55:06" Timeline Photos New York City was the first city in the world to have its own municipally branded condom.
It currently maintains the largest free condom programme in the United States of America. Free condom distribution is instrumental in preventing HIV, other sexually
"01.12.2016 15:16:22" Press stakeout - Jan Egeland, Humanitarian Task Force meeting,... The Russian Federation has proposed setting up humanitarian corridors out of east #Aleppo. Around 400 people are in urgent need of medical evacuation.
That's what Jan Egeland, Special Advisor to the UN Special Envoy for #Syria, told media gathered in
"01.12.2016 13:33:37" Timeline Photos Recognize the familiar shape of this building? #ThrowbackThursday to 2011, when a giant red ribbon was mounted on the façade of the Palais Wilson in Geneva, home to the United Nations Human Rights Office.
The ribbon was part of a campaign to fight
"01.12.2016 12:59:40" World Health Organization (WHO) Today is World Aids Day. We want to end AIDS by 2030. HIV self-test can improve access to HIV services.
"01.12.2016 10:22:36" Timeline Photos "The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted with a promise to leave no one behind. Nowhere is this more important than in tackling AIDS." - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
On today's World Aids Day, put your hands up for #HIVPrevention!
"01.12.2016 07:56:00" Timeline Photos
"30.11.2016 16:13:35" High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein briefs UN Human Rights... WATCH: In his briefing to the UN Human Rights Council today, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein expressed concern about States withdrawing from the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
"30.11.2016 14:56:34" Photos from UN Geneva's post As winter approaches and the days in Geneva become shorter and shorter, enjoy these stunning views of the historic Palais des Nations complex against the night sky.
UN Geneva's home continues to amaze by its magnitude: the overall complex is 600 metres
"30.11.2016 13:21:10" Timeline Photos In a briefing to the UN Human Rights Council today, UN the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, urged Council members not to erode international institutions and laws.
The briefing was what is called an "informal conversation", the
"30.11.2016 10:57:33" SayNO - UNiTE to End Violence Against Women These women know what they want: Safe streets for women and girls! Check out amazing pictures from the #orangetheworld motorbike ride in Cairo, Egypt!
Photo: UN Women Arabic/Muhammed Ghouneim
"30.11.2016 09:12:49" Timeline Photos LIVE now: the UN Human Rights Council is holding an “informal conversation” with the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein.
Watch live on webtv.un.org!
The High Commissioner will brief Council members and observers on his work and
"30.11.2016 07:53:00" Timeline Photos The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), in session in Geneva, has called on the Government of #Burundi to take prompt and effective action to protect civilians - including allowing the immediate admission of a UN
"29.11.2016 18:27:00" Timeline Photos
"29.11.2016 16:51:00" Photos from UN Geneva's post #TourTuesday Discover the magical ambiance in and around the "Kazakh Room" at the Palais des Nations, where modernity coexists with decades of history. Ciné-ONU regulars will recognize it as the "Cinema Room".
When the Palais was built, the Parisian
"29.11.2016 15:07:31" Situation in east Aleppo - UN Geneva Press briefing 29.11.2016 "We ask all parties to the conflict to restore basic humanity in #Syria." - Jens Laerke, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
"It's a slow-motion descent into hell." - Bettina Luescher, World Food Programme (WFP), on eastern
"29.11.2016 14:34:27" ShareTheMeal It's Giving Tuesday. Give a child in need a meal today.
"29.11.2016 13:37:11" International Gender Champions Interested in the International Gender Champions ?
Next Thursday is your opportunity to meet 4 of them !
They will discuss their views and achievements in gender equality with Michael Kimmel at the Graduate Institute on 1st December at 6.30 pm !
"29.11.2016 12:16:14" Timeline Photos "On this International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people, let us all reaffirm our commitment to upholding the rights of the Palestinian people and working to build a future of peace, justice, security and dignity for Palestinians and Israelis
"28.11.2016 17:23:27" SayNO - UNiTE to End Violence Against Women Today is the International Day to End Violence against Women and Girls. We have kicked off our #orangetheworld the world campaign, using orange as a symbol for a brighter future without gender-based violence. See how beautiful that will be!
"28.11.2016 13:00:21" Timeline Photos Volunteers give so much and ask little. On International Volunteer Day next Monday, let's applaud them - or even better, Thunderclap!
Around 17 million Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies volunteers work to support stronger, more resilient communities –
"28.11.2016 10:16:52" UN Women This number should be wrong, but it isn't. donate.unwomen.org #orangetheworld #16days
"27.11.2016 15:48:00" UNTV - UN in Action - Early Detection of Cancer in Colombia In South America, Colombia is witnessing a spike in cancer rates, particularly thyroid cancer in women.
With help from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), this hospital in Bogotá is using nuclear medicine to detect and treat cancer early.
"27.11.2016 11:02:01" Timeline Photos There are still 32 countries in the world where rape perpetrators will not be punished if they are married or get married to the person they violated.
Help change this: http://ow.ly/UqybP via UN Women
"27.11.2016 08:35:00" I am a migrant - IOM "Migrants are builders of resilience, agents of local development, and city-makers” - IOM Director-General William Lacy Swing.
Let's not forget what migrants can bring to society.
Challenge your assumptions: http://bit.ly/2fnxC7F
"27.11.2016 07:02:00" UN Conference on Sustainable Transport - 26-27.11.2016 #SustainableTransport moves us closer to a future where sustainable development is a reality for all.
The first ever UN Conference on Sustainable Transport is taking place right now in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Find out more: Bit.ly/SustainableTransport,
"26.11.2016 16:28:00" I am a migrant - Omar Sharif - IOM Let's not forget what migrants can bring to society.
Omar Sharif was an internationally acclaimed actor. After migrating to Europe in the mid 1960s, he appeared in almost 70 films, winning three Golden Globe Awards. He is best known for his leading roles
"26.11.2016 13:07:00" Timeline Photos Sustainable transport is essential for achieving the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
The first ever UN Conference on #SustainableTransport takes place on 26 and 27 November in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Find out more: Bit.ly/SustainableTransport,
"26.11.2016 11:14:01" Timeline Photos Did you know that 1 in 3 women worldwide has experienced violence in her lifetime?
Learn more from SayNO - UNiTE to End Violence Against Women and share this post to end the global pandemic: http://ow.ly/UqybP
- via UN Women
"26.11.2016 08:12:01" Timeline Photos The top ten refugee-hosting countries are perhaps not the ones you think.
Find out more at https://refugeesmigrants.un.org/
"25.11.2016 16:04:00" Mosul humanitarian update - UN Geneva press briefing, 25.11.2016 There are now more than 73,000 displaced people in the #Mosul corridor as the battle for the ISIL-held city continues.
Watch IOM - UN Migration Agency's Joel Millman, the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Fadela Chaib and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency's
"25.11.2016 15:17:00" Timeline Photos
"25.11.2016 13:01:00" UNTV 21st Century - Road Safety Each year, one and a quarter million people die on the world's roads.
We know how to bring the numbers down, but will we do it?
Watch this UNTV 21st Century feature: bit.ly/2dZMfkS
"25.11.2016 09:26:00" I am a migrant - Zaha Hadid - IOM Let's not forget what migrants can bring to society.
Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid was an Iraqi-born British architect. She won numerous prizes for her work, and she was the first woman to receive the prestigious RIBA Gold Medal. Her work includes the aquatic
"25.11.2016 07:57:02" Timeline Photos Today is the International Day to End Violence against Women, kicking off the #16days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
Together we can end violence against women, but we need your support. Learn more from UN Women on how to SayNO - UNiTE to
"24.11.2016 18:53:00" Timeline Photos We need young people to be able to run for office.
It's a question of youth rights.
Share if you agree, and visit www.nottooyoungtorun.org
"24.11.2016 16:01:00" Press stakeout - Jan Egeland, Humanitarian Task Force meeting ... UN food supplies have run out in eastern Aleppo.
“The voices from the civilians in the besieged areas are increasingly desperate. And it is not just east Aleppo, it is all of the other areas as well. [...] This fifth winter will be by far the worst for
"24.11.2016 12:30:00" UN and Sudan's SPLM-N sign Action Plan to end recruitment and ... A major milestone in the struggle against the recruitment and use of child soldiers has been reached in Geneva.
The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) formally agreed on 23 November to end the recruitment and use of children in conflict,
"24.11.2016 10:57:51" Timeline Photos #TBT to 21 March 1969, when the UN Commission for Human Rights met in a special session in Geneva to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The meeting took place at the Assembly Hall in the Palais des Nations.
"24.11.2016 09:40:08" I am a migrant - Albert Einstein - IOM Let's not forget what migrants can bring to society.
Albert Einstein is among the most renowned scientists of all time. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921. Originally German, he migrated from Europe to flee the Nazis.
"23.11.2016 14:03:49" UNICEF Aleppo: Children should not be dying in hospitals and schools because of bombs. http://uni.cf/2gb05kN #WarOnChildren
"23.11.2016 13:18:05" Timeline Photos Young people make for great leaders in so many fields.
And when they can vote, they are also #NotTooYoungToRun for elected office.
Share if you agree!
Find out more at nottooyoungtorun.org
"22.11.2016 16:55:00" Timeline Photos #TourTuesday The painting "Né cielo né terra" - "neither heaven nor earth", by Italian artist Elvio Chiricozzi, shows a man jumping seemingly into a void, looking downwards. Surrounding him is his almost ghostly shadow, in a movement that precedes the
"22.11.2016 15:45:02" Timeline Photos Young people are starkly underrepresented in government and politics, at virtually every level.
How can they keep faith in political processes if they cannot fully participate?
Today in Geneva, the Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth,
"22.11.2016 14:55:48" OHCHR on The Gambia - UN Geneva Press briefing, 22.11.2016 The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed concern about two Gambian journalists who continue to be held incommunicado, with no access to family members or lawyers two weeks after their detention.
Watch United Nations Human
"22.11.2016 14:45:04" United Nations Free & Equal GROUNDBREAKING: New United Nations Human Rights report outlines 200+ initiatives countries have taken to protect #LGBTI people from violence and discrimination. Learn more: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Discrimination/Pages/LivingFreeEqual.aspx A new United Nations Human Rights report outlines 200+ initiatives that countries have taken to protect #LGBTI people from violence and discrimination.
Learn more: https://goo.gl/3Obd0Z
"22.11.2016 14:08:12" Timeline Photos Today's generation of young people is the largest the world has ever known.
Still, fewer than 2% of the world's parliamentarians are under 30.
Join the global #NotTooYoungToRun movement and stand up for the right to run for
"21.11.2016 16:01:00" Timeline Photos Did you know that UN Television (UNTV) was launched in 1947, and has since been producing award-winning documentaries, features and news programmes?
On today's World Television Day, make sure you check out UNTV's current programming, as well as its
"21.11.2016 13:04:44" "Together" campaign "We must change the way we talk about refugees and migrants. And we must talk with them. Our words, and dialogue, matter. [...] Acting together, we can respond to rising xenophobia and turn fear into hope. I call on world leaders to join this campaign,
"21.11.2016 08:01:00" Timeline Photos Television can bring the world's attention to conflict and peace.
It's #WorldTelevisionDay - read the diaries from the field: https://goo.gl/NjsXrj
"20.11.2016 11:21:00" Timeline Photos "I don't think we have ever built a stronger foundation for the road forward in development, if we do it right and if Member States live up to these aspirations."
Highlight of the week: Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson visited UN Geneva on Friday,
"20.11.2016 08:26:00" Timeline Photos Today, we celebrate children's rights.
#OnThisDay 27 years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Convention is the most widely ratified international human rights treaty: 196 countries - all but the United
"19.11.2016 16:06:00" Timeline Photos "The Olympic Games of Human Rights."
That's how the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition is described. Its 9th edition will be held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva from 18 to 21 July 2017.
Organized by the Centre for Human Rights
"19.11.2016 15:10:58" Timeline Photos
"19.11.2016 13:10:00" Timeline Photos The World Intellectual Property Organization has developed a ground-breaking new “artificial intelligence”-based translation tool for patent documents.
Learn more: http://ow.ly/aDQJ305H2X3
"19.11.2016 11:06:00" Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on peacekeeping - Press ... WATCH: United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson speaks to the media in Geneva about the key challenges to peacekeeping today, including "the growing disregard" for international humanitarian law.
This was the DSG's last visit to Geneva in his
"19.11.2016 09:02:00" Timeline Photos "Sustainable development goal 6 calls on the international community to ensure access to toilets by 2030. Delivering on this basic human right -- the right to water and sanitation -- is good for people, business and the economy." - UN Secretary-General
"18.11.2016 19:25:00" Timeline Photos An estimated 365 people are missing, presumed dead, after at least six Mediterranean sea crossings ended in disaster just this week.
The IOM - UN Migration Agency briefed the press in Geneva today about the deadly crossings. Some 4,636 migrants have
"18.11.2016 18:01:00" Timeline Photos Tomorrow's World Toilet Day is about taking action to reach the 2.4 billion people living without a toilet.
This year, the theme of 'toilets and jobs' focuses on how sanitation, or the lack of it, can impact on livelihoods.
This gang plays a crucial
"18.11.2016 16:41:59" Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on cholera in Haiti - Pr... "We want to send a message of deep regret or apology to the Haitian people. [...] The United Nations must also be on the side of compassion."
WATCH: Jan Eliasson, the Deputy Secretary-General emphasized the UN's new approach to cholera in #Haiti at a
"18.11.2016 14:17:00" Timeline Photos Meet the judges of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal - the first instance court in the UN's internal justice system.
In any large organization, a harmonious working environment is essential in order to be productive. At the UN, the work-related
"18.11.2016 09:35:00" Timeline Photos
"17.11.2016 17:14:04" Timeline Photos In 2002, UNESCO introduced World Philosophy Day to honour philosophical reflection in the entire world.
Its objective is to encourage the peoples of the world to share their philosophical heritage and to open their minds to new ideas, as well as to
"17.11.2016 15:11:00" Timeline Photos "To develop cooperation among nations and to guarantee them peace and security."
Such was the objective of the League of Nations (1919 - 1946), the predecessor of the United Nations. Marked by significant successes in peaceful conflict resolution in its
"17.11.2016 13:58:05" Photos from UN Geneva's post An unusual exhibition is being inaugurated today at UN Geneva - and the issues that it puts forth are at the heart of the #GlobalGoals.
The lack of adequate sanitation in developing countries is the theme that students from the vocational school
"17.11.2016 10:32:17" United Nations #ThrowbackThursday to when an inflatable toilet stood outside United Nations Headquarters in New York to mark World Toilet Day in November 2014 as part of efforts to break the silence around open defecation.
2.4 billion people in the world today do not #ThrowbackThursday to when an inflatable toilet stood outside United Nations Headquarters in New York to mark World Toilet Day in November 2014 as part of efforts to break the silence around open defecation.
2.4 billion people in the world today do not
"16.11.2016 16:41:16" United Nations Human Rights "This is the time for resolve & strength": In the wake of a decision by 3 States to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, UN Human Rights Chief Zeid urges the intl community to rally around the institution. “Victims of core crimes will struggle "This is the time for resolve & strength."
In the wake of a decision by three States to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, UN Human Rights Chief Zeid urges the international community to rally around the institution.
“Victims of core
"16.11.2016 16:36:00" Timeline Photos
"16.11.2016 13:46:53" Excellence en communication: Michael Møller, Directeur général... «Il est important d'atteindre un public toujours plus vaste – à Genève et dans le monde – et le convaincre de l'importance capitale et des bienfaits d'une organisation mondiale comme la nôtre pour le bon 'vivre ensemble' ! [...] C'est ce qui m'a toujours
"16.11.2016 13:31:08" Timeline Photos Looking for information on what International Geneva is doing for the #GlobalGoals?
Now, there is a comprehensive gateway to all SDG-related information for International Geneva: www.gvadata.ch
GVA Data is an easy-to-search resource for students,
"16.11.2016 08:33:51" Timeline Photos Law
Access to information
... are among the elements required to fight intolerance.
Today is International Tolerance Day.
Find out more: http://j.mp/vLqWVk - via UNESCO
"16.11.2016 08:26:29" World Health Organization (WHO) It's World Antibiotic Awareness Week!
Remember: only take antibiotics a health professional has prescribed TO YOU.
"15.11.2016 15:28:53" Timeline Photos
"15.11.2016 13:36:32" Timeline Photos #TourTuesday: the work of Italian artist Clara Garesio, this striking piece titled "In Women's Hands" was donated by the European Union at the UN – Geneva in 2013, and has become part of the permanent art collection at the Palais des Nations.
"15.11.2016 07:55:00" Timeline Photos It's World Antibiotic Awareness Week. Did you know that antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security and development today?
It is accelerated by the misuse and overuse of antibiotics, as well as poor infection
"14.11.2016 17:06:12" Timeline Photos According to a new International Labour Organization report launched today in Geneva, the labour market is seeing an increase in temporary, part-time, and subcontracting jobs, as well as dependent self-employment.
Those non-standard forms of employment
"14.11.2016 15:01:01" Timeline Photos Displacement linked to climate change is not a future hypothetical – it's a current reality.
An annual average of 21.5 million people have been forcibly displaced by weather-related sudden onset hazards – such as floods, storms, wildfires, extreme
"14.11.2016 13:43:21" Timeline Photos Diabetes is on the rise.
The number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. The global prevalence of the disease among adults over 18 years of age has risen from 4.7% in 1980 to 8.5% in 2014.
Over the past
"14.11.2016 13:32:54" United Nations Live from #COP22 wit Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the WMO Live from #COP22 in Marrakech with Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization.
"13.11.2016 15:36:00" Timeline Photos
"13.11.2016 08:16:00" Timeline Photos #SustainableSunday: Did you know that the Palais des Nations is home to an apiary that produces some 700 kilos of honey each year?
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) received the gift of an apiary painted in the national colors of
"12.11.2016 14:55:01" Timeline Photos A lot can change in five years - nowhere more so than in the field of biological weapons.
The Eighth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention has started at the Palais des Nations this week and will run until 25 November. The Convention,
"12.11.2016 08:12:00" Photos from UN Geneva's post Meet Neo, Zana, Samba, Cherkhan, Nicki, and the newest addition to UN Geneva's security detail - Miss.
These are the dogs of UN Geneva Security's K9 Unit, specialized in the detection of explosives and firearms.
UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
"11.11.2016 17:20:00" UNHCR on Mosul - UN Geneva Press briefing, 11.11.2016 Some 47,730 Iraqis have been displaced since the beginning of the offensive in #Mosul, as of 11 November. Numbers have approximately doubled in the past week.
Watch UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency's William Spindler brief the press in Geneva today on the
"11.11.2016 15:18:07" OHCHR on Mosul - UN Geneva Press briefing 11.11.2016 The extent of civilian suffering in #Mosul and other ISIL-occupied areas in Iraq is “numbing and intolerable”.
The United Nations Human Rights office (OHCHR) called today on the Iraqi Government to “act quickly to restore effective law enforcement in
"11.11.2016 08:01:00" Timeline Photos A large-scale cholera vaccination campaign led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners has begun in #Haiti.
The country has seen a spike in suspected cases of the disease since Hurricane Matthew struck on 4 October.
The aim is to vaccinate
"10.11.2016 16:09:57" Press stakeout - Jan Egeland, Humanitarian Task Force meeting ... The fifth wartime winter begins in Syria.
UN Special Advisor Jan Egeland told the media in Geneva today that unless conditions improve to bring in aid and evacuate those in medical need, this winter “will be the worst in this cruel war and a real killer
"10.11.2016 15:15:00" Timeline Photos Nearly 1.3 billion tonnes of food are wasted every year, while almost 1 billion people suffer from hunger globally.
According to the latest estimates, the economic loss is estimated to be about USD 940 billion per year.
That's why UNECE together with
"10.11.2016 12:57:29" Timeline Photos Smugglers in #Libya are pressuring migrants to board flimsy boats and attempt the dangerous Mediterranean crossing, telling them that the country's coastguard is set to step up its efforts to bring people back to shore.
Latest data from the IOM - UN
"10.11.2016 11:29:33" Timeline Photos Biological weapons have been on the UN's agenda for longer than you might think - with Geneva's involvement.
#ThrowbackThursday to January 1969, when a group of consultant experts on chemical and biological weapons held meetings in Geneva. The group had
"10.11.2016 11:17:45" United Nations Live from the United Nations Climate Change Conference #COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco with the UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi. Live from #COP22 with Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Youth Envoy.
"09.11.2016 22:53:20" UN Youth Envoy Don't forget! You have until November 16 to register for the first UN Human Rights Forum on the role of #youth in public decision-making! It's happening at UN Geneva on November 21-22.
Click here for info and details on how to join: Don't forget! You have until November 16 to register for the first UN Human Rights Forum on the role of #youth in public decision-making! It's happening at UN Geneva on November 21-22.
Click here for info and details on how to join:
"09.11.2016 15:27:26" Timeline Photos "Today's global challenges demand concerted global action and joint solutions." - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on the United States election.
Full statement here: bit.ly/2fDJJgp
"09.11.2016 14:24:35" UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency Do you know someone who selflessly helps people forced to flee? Nominate them today! http://trib.al/sOuJLNV Do you know someone who selflessly helps people forced to flee?
Nominate them today for the 2017 Nansen Award: http://trib.al/sOuJLNV
"09.11.2016 13:13:58" Ciné-ONU "Gandhi" - free screening Ciné-ONU "Gandhi" - free screening Gandhi (1982), directed by Richard Attenborough - join us to watch this classic movie again... or see it for the first time!
Location: Auditorium Yvan Pictet, Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Genève
Free admission - first come, first Don't forget - the Ciné-ONU screening of the classic 1982 movie "Gandhi" is tonight at 5.30 p.m. at the The Graduate Institute Geneva.
Details below - we hope to see you there!
"09.11.2016 07:45:00" Timeline Photos
"08.11.2016 16:56:18" Timeline Photos #YouNeedToKnow: in Geneva, more than 30 international organizations and 400 NGOs are working alongside the United Nations for peace, human rights and well-being, helping achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development by 2030.
Check out the new
"08.11.2016 16:37:42" United Nations Human Rights Zero tolerance for violence against environmental rights defenders! They suffer a growing number of attacks and murders, which are met by "continuous resistance of States to act in front of egregious human rights violations,” said UN expert Michel Forst.
"08.11.2016 13:16:01" Global Goals for Sustainable Development The Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe in Paris lit up in their finest green colours on Friday as the #ParisAgreement on climate change entered into force.
Implementation of the landmark climate pact is in full swing and will be discussed in Marrakech The Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe in Paris lit up in their finest green colours last Friday as the #ParisAgreement on climate change entered into force.
Implementation of the landmark climate pact is being discussed in Marrakech at the COP22 UN
"08.11.2016 07:55:00" #TourTuesday - What Does Peace Look Like? What does peace look like?
Photographers from 121 countries tried to answer that question, through their submissions to the Alfred Fried photography award.
On Geneva Peace Week, check out this stunning exhibition, on view at the Palais des
"07.11.2016 16:45:00" Timeline Photos
"07.11.2016 16:37:10" As in 2014 and 2015, UN Geneva once again welcomed a training session in preparation for the traditional Geneva run, the @[118425768219173:274:Course de l'Escalade]. Nearly 3,000 runners and walkers braved the cold! The training run took place in the Training run at UN Geneva - Course de l'Escalade As in 2014 and 2015, UN Geneva once again welcomed a training session in preparation for the traditional Geneva run, the Course de l'Escalade. Nearly 3,000 runners and walkers braved the cold! The training run took place in the scenic Ariana Park around
"07.11.2016 13:44:43" UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opens Cyprus talks - Mont-Pèl... "Cyprus offers tremendous hope to people around the world that long-standing conflicts can be resolved peacefully through negotiations." - United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
This morning, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened Cyprus peace talks
"07.11.2016 13:10:56" Photos from UN Geneva's post Informing two billion people around the world of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development by the end of 2017 will be key to the successful achievement of the #GlobalGoals by 2030.
This is why today, UN Geneva, the Geneva International Airport (Genève
"07.11.2016 07:37:00" Timeline Photos Today is the start of Geneva Peace Week!
See how International Geneva contributes to building peace - and for more information on all the events, visit genevapeaceweek.ch
Infographic by Perception Change Project
"06.11.2016 16:29:31" Timeline Photos Starting tomorrow: the Committee against Torture will meet at the Palais Wilson in Geneva from 7 November to 7 December.
It will examine measures adopted by Ecuador, Finland, Monaco, Sri Lanka, Namibia, Turkmenistan, Armenia and Cabo Verde to prevent and
"06.11.2016 14:22:00" Timeline Photos
"06.11.2016 10:39:00" Timeline Photos Starting tomorrow: Cyprus talks are scheduled to take place in Mont-Pèlerin, Switzerland, from 7-11 November 2016, under the auspices of the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide.
UN Secretary-General Ban
"06.11.2016 09:03:24" LIVE from Geneva's Place des Nations: join us for a warm-up session before our annual training run for the Course de l'Escalade!
This morning runners and walkers have the opportunity to get active on the grounds of UN Geneva's home, the Palais des
"05.11.2016 17:14:56" Timeline Photos
"05.11.2016 15:17:00" Lured by a job, trapped in forced labour 21 million people are trapped in forced labour around the world.
This video from the International Labour Organization takes you along the journey of a man who, in search of a job to support his family, accepts an offer from a recruiter and signs a
"05.11.2016 12:06:00" Timeline Photos "Tsunamis may be rare but, like any other natural hazard, if we fail to prepare and raise awareness, then we risk paying a heavy price." - United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
Rare - but extremely deadly. In the past 100 years, more than 260,000
"05.11.2016 08:40:00" Timeline Photos This could be you on Sunday morning!
Tomorrow, 6 November at 10 a.m., join us at the Place des Nations for the annual Course de l'Escalade training run, on the grounds of the Palais des Nations.
This family-friendly event offers the opportunity to run
"04.11.2016 18:35:00" Timeline Photos ISIL militants have been recruiting boys as young as nine from villages around Mosul and killing deserters as the Iraqi army and its allies move closer to the extremists' stronghold.
According to United Nations Human Rights, the militants had been going
"04.11.2016 16:37:34" United Nations Today history has been made -- the Paris Agreement to address climate change has entered into force!
"We are the first generation to really feel the effects of climate change – and the last that can prevent its worst consequences.
Today shows us what Today history has been made -- the #ParisAgreement to address climate change has entered into force!
"We are the first generation to really feel the effects of climate change – and the last that can prevent its worst consequences.
Today shows us what is
"04.11.2016 16:12:25" UNHCR on South Sudan - UN Geneva press briefing 04.11.2016 South Sudan's conflict is continuing to generate vast suffering and huge volumes of displacement.
Data for the month of October shows that on average 3,500 people fled to neighboring countries each day - Uganda, DRC, Ethiopia and Sudan.
Watch UNHCR, the
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"04.11.2016 09:01:00" Timeline Photos Let's make the entry into force of the #ParisAgreement a thunderous event today!
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"04.11.2016 08:53:47" International Gender Champions International Gender Champions (IGC) came together at the Palais de L'Athénée in Geneva's old town for their first annual meeting on November 2. This unique Geneva-born initiative of male and female leaders is working together to bring down gender With over 120 leaders who signed up to be International Gender Champions (IGC) and made over 300 concrete, individual commitments to advance gender equality, the first year of the IGC initiative gave cause to celebrate.
And with the creation of new hubs
"04.11.2016 07:45:00" youtube.com UN Chief calls for action as Paris Agreement enters into force. "Paris has shown that we can come together." - United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
Today is a momentous day in the fight against climate change, as the #ParisAgreement enters into force.
Find out more about the agreement, here:
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"03.11.2016 10:46:14" Timeline Photos #ThrowbackThursday to November 2015, when thousands of runners and walkers swarmed the Place des Nations and took part in a training session on Palais des Nations grounds for the Course de l'Escalade run.
This year, join us on Sunday, 6 November at 10
"03.11.2016 09:43:44" UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency We're live from Amman, Jordan at the biggest refugee registration centre in the Middle East with our Aoife McDonnell from UNHCR Jordan. Learn what it is like to become a refugee and learn about our life-saving cash assistance programme Lifeline. WATCH: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is live from Amman, Jordan at the biggest refugee registration centre in the Middle East.
Learn what it is like to become a refugee, and find out more about UNHCR's life-saving cash assistance programme
"02.11.2016 16:38:40" Photos from UN Geneva's post “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”
That's the first of the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration is the world's most translated document, now available in more than 500 languages with the
"02.11.2016 14:35:00" Timeline Photos Air pollution causes 1 in 8 deaths worldwide. It is an invisible killer and it needs to stop!
Take a stand and show how much you #LoveAir. Check out the new campaign from UN Environment and get involved: https://goo.gl/3wA1Zw
"02.11.2016 13:06:19" International Gender Champions Initiative - DG M. Møller, Amba... The International Gender Champions Initiative moves into its second year, with the objective to maintain momentum and consolidate progress in Geneva - and spread to other UN hubs.
In its first year, the initiative has seen more than 300 concrete and
"02.11.2016 11:26:37" Course de l'Escalade training 6 November - Check out the track! Fancy a Sunday morning jog at the UN?
The beautiful Ariana Park surrounding the Palais des Nations, home to UN Geneva, will be the stunning backdrop for a great walk or run this Sunday, 6 November, starting at 10 a.m. at the Place des Nations.
"02.11.2016 11:15:17" UN Geneva Seminar Series - World Toilet Day UN Geneva Seminar Series - World Toilet Day The United Nations Office at Geneva is pleased to invite all members of the academic community - lecturers and students - to the ninth edition of its UN Geneva Seminar Series.
The objective of the seminars is to deepen public understanding, particularly
"02.11.2016 10:47:40" Timeline Photos "I call for immediate action to secure justice in cases where journalists were attacked, harassed or killed." - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Of the 827 documented killings of journalists over the past decade, only 8 percent of
"02.11.2016 10:14:15" Course de l'Escalade training Course de l'Escalade training The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) will once again welcome a training session in preparation for the traditional Geneva run, the @[118425768219173:274:Course de l'Escalade], in the Ariana Park and around the Palais des Nations on Sunday 6 November
"01.11.2016 15:23:57" OHCHR on Mosul - UN Geneva Press Briefing 01.11.2016 ISIL militants in Iraq are continuing with their attempts to forcibly move tens of thousands of civilians closer to the city of #Mosul to act as human shields, according to United Nations Human Rights.
Watch OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani brief the
"01.11.2016 11:18:00" Timeline Photos Immerse yourself in the experience of a former Taliban supporter who has renounced violence and embraced peace.
The latest edition of the UN Radio podcast The Lid Is On features an in-depth conversation with a former supporter of the Taliban extremists
"01.11.2016 07:01:00" "Ultimately Human: The Leaders and the Led" by Ross Rossin #TourTuesday Portraits of statesmen and humanitarian leaders alongside those of anonymous citizens - artist Ross Rossin applies his signature hyper-real style to large-format oil portraits on canvas, 15 of which are on view at the Palais des Nations until
"31.10.2016 16:21:04" Peaceful resistance for enduring global justice Peaceful resistance for enduring global justice As part of the @[842444759194528:274:Geneva Peace Week], and prior to the free Ciné-ONU screening of the classic movie "Gandhi" on 9 November, a panel discussion exploring the topic of peaceful resistance will bring together:
"31.10.2016 13:53:30" Ciné-ONU "Gandhi" - free screening Ciné-ONU "Gandhi" - free screening Gandhi (1982), directed by Richard Attenborough - join us to watch this classic movie again... or see it for the first time!
Location: Auditorium Yvan Pictet, Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Genève
Free admission - first come, first
"31.10.2016 11:20:31" Timeline Photos "To transform our world, we must transform its cities." - United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
Today, on World Cities Day, we think about the recently concluded Habitat III Conference, which adopted the New Urban Agenda. The Agenda presents a
"31.10.2016 10:49:14" Timeline Photos "When did it become OK to turn a blind eye to the needs of desperate people fleeing from war?"
In a heartfelt piece of writing, UN Geneva Director-General Michael Møller stresses the need to fight back against "the level of indifference, apathy and even
"30.10.2016 18:07:18" Timeline Photos UN Geneva staff members - united in their support for the #GlobalGoals.
This aerial group photo was taken from a drone. Staff members posed in front of the famous Armillary Sphere in Ariana Park, surrounding the Palais des Nations, as part of #UNStaffDay
"30.10.2016 16:23:00" Timeline Photos Are you training for the Course de l'Escalade... or just looking to spend a fun Sunday morning with your family in an active way?
Join us on 6 November at 10 a.m. at the Place des Nations, when, for the third year in a row, UN Geneva will host a training
"30.10.2016 15:54:00" youtube.com Daniel Craig shines a light on women's role in peace Actor Daniel Craig recently visited the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Cyprus in his role as UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazard... The UN Peacekeeping mission in Cyprus is the first and only United Nations mission that includes a female Force Commander.
This leaves even James Bond-actor and UNMAS advocate Daniel Craig impressed. Watch this video to learn more - via UN Women
"30.10.2016 08:58:00" Timeline Photos Starting next week: the twenty-sixth session of the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group will be held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva from 31 October to 11 November. The review is a cooperative mechanism through
"29.10.2016 13:44:00" The Disability “Smart” Company - International Labour Organiza... Improving business practices for employees with disabilities is the “smart” thing to do, says the International Labour Organization.
Watch this video to see how that leads to improvements for the entire workforce.
"29.10.2016 10:22:00" Timeline Photos They are fighters, peace builders, victims, and survivors.
Check out stirring portraits of women between war and peace by Magnum Photos: http://ow.ly/N1vj305h0nH via UN Women
"29.10.2016 08:01:00" Photos from UN Geneva's post A striking kaleidoscope of fall foliage is on view every year at Ariana Park, surrounding UN Geneva's home, the Palais des Nations.
The park covers an area of 45 hectares and is the home to hundreds and hundreds of trees, keeping gardeners very busy this
"29.10.2016 05:40:00" United Nations 71 years -- 17 #GlobalGoals
To celebrate the UN's 71st birthday this week, take a look at these ideas for how you can help achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
Find out more about the Goals here:
"28.10.2016 17:11:17" OHCHR on Mosul - UN Geneva press briefing 28.10.2016 Reports suggest that ISIL is using thousands of men, women and children as human shields in #Mosul, Iraq.
Watch United Nations Human Rights Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani brief the press at UN Geneva on this issue today.
"28.10.2016 13:42:13" Tuesday, 1 November in Room XVII of the Palais des Nations:
Informational meeting on conference services organized by our Division of Conference Management.
All Permanent Missions in Geneva are invited to participate.
"28.10.2016 11:30:00" Timeline Photos Geneva Peace Week will take place from 7 to 11 November 2016 - have you signed up yet?
Geneva Peace Week means 52 events, over 100 speakers, and an opportunity to connect and highlight the work of Geneva-based actors working for peace, rights and
"28.10.2016 06:45:00" Timeline Photos This week is #DisarmamentWeek.
Take a look at the winning entries of the UN Poster for Peace competition earlier this year: https://www.unposterforpeace.org
"27.10.2016 16:07:16" Syria Humanitarian Taskforce - press stakeout 27.10.2016 Watch Jan Egeland, Special Advisor to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, comment the latest news of a deadly airstrike on a school in Syria's rebel-held city Douma today, as well as the previous school attacks in the country throughout the
"27.10.2016 14:14:07" Timeline Photos Evidence shows: when women participate in peace agreements, peace lasts longer.
What are we waiting for to finally include more women in peace processes? Learn more about this issue from UN Women: http://ow.ly/8MAt304bEKq
"27.10.2016 12:48:34" Timeline Photos #ThrowbackThursday to March 1964, when the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) was established, on the basis of resolution 186 of the Security Council.
We think back to that time as yesterday, the UN Spokesperson announced that the
"27.10.2016 08:49:33" World Food Programme #HurricaneMatthew's path has destroyed supplies & crops across the island, leaving 1.4 millions Haitians food insecure. More than half - over 800,000 people - are in immediate need of food
More here → http://ow.ly/Qp6k305tDjR
"26.10.2016 12:32:12" UN Day event in Geneva - "Enlightened Universe" inauguration, ... "A united world is a better world." - World-renowned Spanish artist, Cristóbal Gabarrón
On #UNDay this week, we inaugurated Cristóbal Gabarrón's imposing installation "Enlightened Universe" in a central lakeside location in Geneva.
"26.10.2016 11:38:15" Timeline Photos Intersex people are born with sex characteristics that don't fit typical definitions of male and female.
The United Nations is calling on governments and parents to protect intersex children from harm. In many countries, intersex children are subjected
"25.10.2016 16:32:05" Mosul humanitarian update - IOM, WHO - UN Geneva Press briefin... The extent of the displacement around #Mosul and the health situation there were discussed at the UN Geneva press briefing today, as people continue to flee the Iraqi city in the midst of an offensive aiming to put an end to over two years of ISIL
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"25.10.2016 11:35:33" UN Geneva "Whoever we are, whatever the stage of our career and wherever we may serve, we are together in this noble mission." - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
As an expression of his deep appreciation for the tireless work, effort and contribution
"25.10.2016 10:38:45" "At Work" photo exhibit - UN Staff Day, 25.10.2016 "Whoever we are, whatever the stage of our career and wherever we may serve, we are together in this noble mission." - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
As an expression of his deep appreciation for the tireless work, effort and contribution
"24.10.2016 17:45:00" Timeline Photos Just, peaceful and inclusive societies are key to the achievement of the #GlobalGoals.
Each year, #UNDay marks the start of Disarmament Week, when States are invited to highlight the danger of the arms race, propagate the need for its cessation and
"24.10.2016 16:00:04" World Economic Forum It's all things UN with Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva Michael Møller. Join us and send in your questions and comments to our host Yemi Babington-Ashaye as we #shapetheworld LIVE NOW: Michael Møller, Director-General of UN Geneva, at the World Economic Forum in an open conversation about the United Nations.
"24.10.2016 14:29:01" Timeline Photos TODAY: On #UNDay, join the World Economic Forum in an open conversation on Facebook Live about the United Nations, with Michael Møller, Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva.
Tune in at 5:45PM CEST on 24 October, 2016:
"24.10.2016 13:33:46" Photos from UN Geneva's post Global citizenship.
Respect for nature.
Those are the values represented by Cristóbal Gabarrón's interactive art installation, "Enlightened Universe", appropriately inaugurated today, on #UNDay, in Geneva -
"24.10.2016 06:45:01" Timeline Photos Today, we celebrate #UNDay - the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.
For 71 years now, this organization has been pursuing its global mission of peace, sustainable development and human rights.
We have 17 Global Goals for Sustainable
"23.10.2016 14:45:31" Photos from UN Geneva's post TOMORROW: Join us at the Rotonde du Mont-Blanc on #UNDay - Monday, 24 October at 12.30 p.m. - to experience an amazing interactive art installation which we are inaugurating, and see how it is connected to the #GlobalGoals.
Find out more here:
"23.10.2016 07:12:00" Timeline Photos What exactly does the World Intellectual Property Organization do?
This video explains it in a layperson's terms - in 3 minutes.
"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
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"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 11:38:43" UN Geneva Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks with UN Geneva Director-General Michael Møller at a reception hosted by the City of Geneva in honour of the Secretary-General and Mrs. Ban. 2 October 2016. UN Photo/ Rick Bajornas
"05.10.2016 11:38:43" UN Geneva Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks with UN Geneva Director-General Michael Møller at a reception hosted by the City of Geneva in honour of the Secretary-General and Mrs. Ban. 2 October 2016. UN Photo/ Rick Bajornas
"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,