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Forest Whitaker and the SDGs: Fight Against Inequalities

Apr 24, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, April 21 2016 – Oscar-winning actor and UNESCO special envoy for peace Forest Whitaker holds a press conference today at the UN Headquarters in New York on the Sustainable Development Goals meetings that is taking place at the UN General Assembly. By Britta Schmitz UNITED NATIONS, April 24 2016 – Actor Forest Whitaker held a press conference at the UN in New York, urging world leaders to keep their promise of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ensuring that the Global Goals reach everyone. “What we have seen is that throughout history and throughout [Read More]

Music in Honor of Peace – China Commemorates The United Nations at 70

Aug 29, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

By Aruna Dutt, UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 29 – The power of music was invoked at a Shanghai Symphony Orchestra concert at the UN Friday night to reflect on how the world has progressed during the 70 years of the UN and to honor the victims of World War II. “We come together this evening through the power of music to reflect on the progress that the international community has made in the past 70 years,” Cristina Gallach, the Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, said before the concert. “It is also a time to reflect on the challenges ahead of [Read More]

SRSG Zerrougui statement on Protecting Education from Attack

Jun 25, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Photos by: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire Geneva, Switzerland, June 24 2015 The full spectrum of parties-to-conflict puts schools and universities to use for a multitude of self-serving purposes, including as barracks, or training grounds – even as weapons stores or defensive positions. While some claim there is a military logic to using schools, Governments and military commanders must also be cognizant of the grave repercussions such commandeering has on children’s right to education. At worst, it can turn the school into an immediate target, thereby endangering the lives of any children in the vicinity, and risking structural damage from weapons fire that [Read More]

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