Category: Global Justice

UN urges building more just, equal societies to increase happiness and well-being worldwide

Mother and child at home in Soweto, a township outside Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: UNICEF/Karin Schermbrucker

Speaking at an event today marking the International Day of Happiness, the deputy United Nations chief called for more inclusive, equitable and balanced approaches to development that promote sustainability, poverty eradication, happiness and well-being of all peoples. “Many countries have undertaken efforts to develop broader measures of progress, often through public consultations, parliamentary commissions, and […]

Sustainable Development Goals critical for better future for all – deputy UN chief Amina Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed addresses the Operational Activities for Development Segment of ECOSOC. Cristián Barros, Vice-President of ECOSOC is at right. UN Photo/Eskinder Debeb

Delivering her first address as the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed underlined that Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are essential for a safe and secure future that brings prosperity, opportunity and human rights for all. “Around the world, success in achieving the SDGs will ease global anxieties, provide a better life for women and men […]

UN, international organizations condemn attacks on civilians in parts of Central African Republic

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Voicing deep concern over the security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), in particular in the Ouaka and Hautte-Kotto prefectures, the United Nations together with the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), the African Union (AU), the Organization of La Francophonie (IOF) and the European Union (EU) have condemned the acts of violence […]

UN invited to monitor and assist fresh evacuation efforts under way in war-ravaged Aleppo

One of six mobile clinics provided by WHO to deliver health services to people fleeing violence in Aleppo, Syria. Photo: WHO Syria

The United Nations was has been invited to monitor and assist in the renewed effort to evacuate sick and wounded civilians and opposition fighters from the remaining rebel-held areas of Syria’s war-ravaged city of Aleppo, a senior UN humanitarian envoy has announced. Following today’s meeting in Geneva of the Humanitarian Access Task Force of the […]