Category: International Observances

‘When journalists are targeted, societies as a whole, pay a price’: UN chief

“Without journalists able to do their jobs in safety, we face the prospect of a world of confusion and disinformation”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned in a statement released ahead of the International Day to End Impunity Against Journalists, which falls on 2 November. “When journalists are targeted, societies as a whole pay a […]

On International Day, UN chief urges greater protection for Organization’s staff

Drawing attention to the dangers United Nations personnel face while serving the world’s most vulnerable, Secretary-General António Guterres has called for greater protection for the Organization’s staff to allow them to carry out their mission safely. “Whether in their countries of origin or far from their families and homes, United Nations personnel work tirelessly to […]

UN chief honours those who suffered shameful Transatlantic slave trade, urges respect for dignity of every human being

Honouring those who suffered the brutalities of the Transatlantic slave trade, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said the International Day set aside to remember this “epically shameful” chapter of human history is an opportunity raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today. “More than 15 million men, women and children from Africa were […]

International Women’s Day: The ‘time is now’ to transform global push for women’s rights into action – UN

  This year, International Women’s Day comes at a pivotal moment, and with a wave women’s activism – from the #MeToo movement to #TimesUp and beyond – exposing the structures that have allowed women’s oppression to flourish, the United Nations is urging the world to stand with rural and urban women activists to topple the […]

Aid convoy for Eastern Ghouta should arrive on Monday, UN and partners announce

The United Nations and its partners plan to deliver much-needed relief assistance to the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta this week, the global organization’s humanitarian wing said on Sunday. A convoy of 46 trucks carrying health and nutrition supplies, along with food for 27,500 people, should arrive in the city of Duma on Monday, the UN […]