Speaking to the media in Geneva yesterday, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria said that he is not expecting miracles, breakthroughs or breakdowns but is hoping to build on the previous rounds of talks on the war-ravaged country with some incremental, constructive steps.
Voicing deep concern over recent escalation of fighting in Syria, the United Nations Special Envoy for the country has urged Iran, Russia and Turkey to undertake urgent efforts to uphold the ceasefire which has been in effect since late December last year.
Noting that international engagement on reviving the Middle East peace process over the last three months reconfirmed the consensus that the two-state solution is the only means of realizing the national aspirations of both peoples a senior United Nations official called for continued expansion of the momentum into a concrete vision to end the wider conflict.
The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women today agreed on a roadmap to women’s full and equal participation in the economy as a vital step to achieving sustainable development as the body concluded its two-week session.
United Nations - Press Readout by H.E. Mr. Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of March, on the situation in the Middle East (including the Palestinian question)
Univocally condemning unlawful destruction and pillaging of cultural heritage such as religious sites and artefacts, the United Nations Security Council today adopted an historic resolution that is expected to strengthen protections for such heritage during armed conflicts where they are most vulnerable.
United Nations - Informal comments to the media by H.E. Mr. Riyad H. Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.
The transatlantic slave trade was the largest forced migration in history and undeniably one of the most inhumane. According to the United Nations, over a 400-year period, the forcible extraction of Africans from their motherland was unprecedented in the annals of recorded human history
Stressing the importance of remembering slavery and slave trade in human history, the legacy of which “resounds down the ages,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today highlighted the contributions that people of African descent have made and are continuing to make to their communities and to the world.
United Nations - "21st Century", is a half-hour, monthly news magazine series produced by United Nations Television. We focus on under-reported stories from around the world, told through the personal experiences of those affected. Featuring balanced reporting and, often unique access, this award-winning series covers issues from human rights to climate change; from combatting terrorism to the global migration issue; from health to development. Cuba’s slave legacy; Congo: running for peace; recycling in New York; women in science. 21st Century: Episode #124 Script: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/21stcfullshow124withoutpresenter.pdf
Many water utilities are working hard to expand access, but most haven’t kept up with the growing demand or the maintenance on aging infrastructure. Leaving only a third of urban residents with piped water to their homes. Increasing access to a safe water supply will require more investment in utility infrastructure, while improving the capacity to operate and maintain services. Invest in water utilities to secure efficient and clean water delivery for a healthy Africa. Learn more about how to improve the performance of water utilities in Africa by downloading a free copy of the new report, “Performance of Water Utilities in Africa” at http://openknowledge.worldbank.org
For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the tragic transatlantic slave trade – one of the darkest chapters in human history – commemorated by the United Nations every year on 25 March, the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.