Category: Global Justice

‘Don’t let adults off the hook, keep raising your voices;’ Kids ‘take over’ UN for World Children’s Day

Secretary-General António Guterres and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake with Children’s Activists for UNICEF World Children’s Day. UN Photo/Kim Haughton 20 November 2017 – It’s official, kids have taken over… at least for today – World Children’s Day – celebrated annually on 20 November, which this year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Declaration of […]

‘Injustice against journalists costly for society,’ says UNESCO chief on International Day

A crowd of journalists in Maluku transit camp, on the outskirts of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where citizens of that country, deported from Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, have gathered. (23 May 2014). UN Photo/Sylvain Liechti

Justice must be done for the murder of journalists, who perform important functions in taking forward fundamental freedoms and bolstering the strength of societies, a senior United Nations official said Thursday, marking the International Day to end impunity for crimes against them. “Justice is a cornerstone of a free society. It dissuades those who threaten freedom of […]

Violence against children pervasive in homes, schools and communities – UNICEF

A 15-year-old-boy looks out of the UNICEF-supported National Foundation for Honduran Development, in Honduras. The Foundation supports children and young people in the area who are affected by gang violence. Photo: UNICEF/Amaya 1 November 2017 – About 300 million, or three-quarters, of the world’s two- to four-year-old children experience either psychological aggression or physical punishment, […]

Secretary-General welcomes launch of new UN mission in Haiti

17.10.17 AFTERNOON

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterrs welcomed the establishment Monday of the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), following the closure of its predecessor peacekeeping mission. “MINUJUSTH reflects the commitment of the United Nations to continue supporting the consolidation of peace and promotion of stability in Haiti,” said a statement issued by Mr. Guterres’ Spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric. The […]

UN General Assembly elects new members to the Human Rights Council

17.10.17 MORNING

The General Assembly today elected, by secret ballot, 15 States to serve on the Human Rights Council, the highest intergovernmental body in the United Nations system for matters relating to protection and promotion of human rights worldwide. Newly elected to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council are Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, the Democratic Republic of the […]

On World Day UN spotlights posts’ contributions to development and people’s lives

10.10.17 morning

The post plays an important role in the everyday lives of people and businesses, as well as contributes to global social and economic development, the United Nations postal agency said Monday, marking World Post Day. “It is important to constantly remind ourselves of the role that Posts play in our societies today, because some key […]