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David Beckham “Giving Youth a Voice”

Sep 25, 2015 Celebrities, News , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, September 24 2015 Football star and UNICEF advocate David Beckham called on world leaders on Thursday to put children at the heart of the new 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, during the unveiling of a digital installation attended by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. As the UN prepares to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals, the Assembly of Youth, a digital installation created for UNICEF by Google, harnesses mobile technology and social media to deliver personal messages from children and young people across the globe directly to world leaders. The messages highlight the challenges [Read More]

UN Secretary-General appoints Nikhil Seth for UNITAR

Jun 10, 2015 United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Photo by Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire New York, 8 June 2015 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced today the appointment of Nikhil Seth of India as Executive Director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). He will succeed Sally Fegan-Wyles of Ireland, to whom the Secretary-General expressed his utmost gratitude for her dedication and commitment to the United Nations. Mr. Seth brings to the position over 35 years of service as an international and national civil servant and a wealth of experience in leading, supporting and managing complex portfolios and inter-governmental processes, including United Nations summits and conferences in [Read More]

UN Observes International Women’s Day

Mar 7, 2015 Celebrities, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Stephanie Zawalski/Europa Newswire March 6, 2015 UNITED NATIONS — In observance of International Women’s Day, March 8th, UN Women hosted, what they referred to as, a thematic debate. Heads of state, UN officials and other governmental and non-governmental representatives took the opportunity to speak on the successes and continued struggles of global gender equality in respect to the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action which was adopted in 1995. One of the greatest global successes was reported by Ban Ki-Moon who cited the reduction of maternal mortality which has been cut approximately in half over the past 20 years (although, [Read More]

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