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UN Secretary-General’s message on United Nations Day

Oct 24, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

National flags are a mark of pride and patriotism in every country around the world.  But there is only one flag that belongs to all of us. That blue flag of the United Nations was a banner of hope for me growing up in wartime Korea. Seven decades after its founding, the United Nations remains a beacon for all humanity. Every day, the United Nations feeds the hungry and shelters those driven from their homes. The United Nations vaccinates children who would otherwise die from preventable diseases. The United Nations defends human rights for all, regardless of race, religion, nationality, [Read More]

First International Yoga Day

Jun 22, 2015 News , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, June 21 2015 –  The International Day of Yoga is being celebrated around the World today following recognition by the United Nations General Assembly of the holistic benefits of the ancient Indian practice and its inherent compatibility with the principles and values of the UN. On the Photo: SG Ban Ki Moon and Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii Credit: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire I am delighted to welcome all of you here today. Welcome also to those joining our celebration over in Times Square, in India and across the world via webcast — and to those watching live [Read More]

Happy 69th Birthday United Nations

Oct 25, 2014 Celebrities, News, Secretary General, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Press Conference , in advance of the United Nations Concert, by Lang Lang, UN Messenger for Peace, Manuel Lupez-Gumez, Conductor, and Alexandra Mukiri, a member of the  Youth Orchestra from Kenya on the 69th UN Birthday . Photo: UN Messenger for Peace  Lang Lang “Everybody is playing with everybody for the first time and everyone has something to say [to bring] from their own culture, when they play their instruments together – from Kenya, from Venezuela, from everywhere – from China, from USA. And at the same time we all realize that music brings as much closer, you know, heart [Read More]

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