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SG Ban Ki-moon Supports “Mission Arctic”

Dec 5, 2015 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

By Britta Schmitz PARIS, Dec. 5 – At COP21, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a side-event at the French Pavilion supported by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. “Seeing is believing – believing demands action: A message from the Arctic” invited Ban Ki-moon, various scientists and youth representatives to speak at the event and raise awareness towards climate changes in the Arctic region. Members of the expedition “Mission Arctic” spoke about their observations made between January and June 2015, screened a film and the Norwegian Polar Institute gave scientific background information on recent findings. 240 kilometers away from land members [Read More]

UNiTE to End Violence against Women

Nov 26, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, November 25 2015 Speaking at a commemorative event at United Nations Headquarters, UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon said that ending violence against women and girls is a top priority for achieving the UN’s founding mission of peace, development and human rights. Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the launch of UN Women’s civil society-driven 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign which will last until Human Rights Day on 10 December. The Secretary-General stressed,   “This year I am especially concerned about the impact of violent extremism on women and girls. [Read More]

Enlightened Universe by Cristobal Gabarron

Oct 21, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the United Nations, a monumental art installation entitled Enlightened Universe will be unveiled on Saturday, 24 October, at 4:30 p.m. at the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.  The installation — created by Spanish artist Cristóbal Gabarrón — is presented by The Gabarron Foundation in partnership with the United Nations. The commemorative work of art depicts 70 life-size figures joined in hand around a central globe, creating a human chain of global citizenship, respect for nature and shared responsibility.  The sphere measures 6,371 millimetres in diameter to correspond to the Earth’s average radius of 6,371 kilometres.  The 70 figures [Read More]

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