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News | 08 December 2023
In the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, sport is recognized as an important enabler of sustainable development. Sports, the arts and physical activity have the power to change perceptions, prejudices and behaviours, as well as to inspire…
06 December 2023
Every year on 20 December, the international community comes together to observe International Human Solidarity Day. emphasizing the importance of working together to address global challenges and promote the well-being of all people. Solidarity is…
Newsletter | 01 December 2023
Things You Need to Know Download the Newsletter in PDF The General Assembly adopted resolution on Follow-up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing At the 50th plenary meeting of the General Assembly held on 19 December 2023, the Rapporteur of…
News | 27 November 2023
As part of the preparations for the thirtieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family, the report focuses on analysis of demographic trends and their impact on families and family-oriented policies. With regard to fertility decisions and…
News | 20 November 2023
The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support…
News | 17 November 2023
The fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention (COP-5), held in Geneva from 30 October to 3 November 2023, adopted 21 decisions to keep protecting human health and the environment from the harmful effects of mercury…
News | 17 November 2023
The 12th meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Inter-sessional Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity took place from 12 to 16 November 2023.   On 13 November, the Chairperson of the Permanent…
News | 07 November 2023
On 7 November 2023, the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (Third Committee) of the 78th session of the General Assembly discussed and took up the draft resolution "The Rights of Indigenous Peoples" [item 68 (a)].  The Committee took up…
News | 16 October 2023
16 October 2023 – Every year on 17 October, the world marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, also known as End Poverty Day. This year the day’s theme puts a spotlight on decent work and social protection, putting dignity in…
News | 05 October 2023
People living in extreme poverty, many of whom work in the informal economy – unregistered, unrecognised and unprotected under labour legislation - face difficult and dangerous conditions. The most excluded have no choice but to accept unacceptable…
News | 01 October 2023
Protecting the dignity and human rights of older persons, and addressing the challenges they face in society will ultimately benefit all of humanity, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said. In a message commemorating Sunday’s International…
News | 18 September 2023
Mr. Guterres was speaking at the opening of a high-level forum at UN Headquarters where world leaders adopted a political declaration to accelerate action to achieve the 17 goals, which aim to drive economic prosperity and well-being for all people…