UN Secretary-General's Message on International Women's Day
Mar 8, 2017
Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed. Empowering women and girls is the only way to protect their rights and make sure they can realize their full potential.
The Secretary-General’s Message on International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Feb 11, 2017
As a trained engineer and former teacher, I know that these stereotypes are flat wrong. They deny women and girls the chance to realize their potential – and deprive the world of the ingenuity and innovation of half the population.
The Secretary General's Message on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
Feb 6, 2017
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promises an end to this practice by 2030.
Statement by the UN Secretary-General on Refugees
Feb 1, 2017
Countries have the right, even the obligation, to responsibly manage their borders to avoid infiltration by members of terrorist organizations.
Ghana to reduce the menace of mercury in the country
Jan 26, 2017
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in partnership with UNDP and Global Environment Facility (GEF) has held a three-day joint inception workshop in Accra on the menace of mercury in the country. The aim was to raise awareness among policy makers and the general public on the hazards of mercury to human lives and the environment, and also share insight on the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appeals for peace
Jan 3, 2017
On my first day as Secretary-General of the United Nations, one question weighs heavily on my heart. How can we help the millions of people caught up in conflict, suffering massively in wars with no end in sight?
The Secretary-General’s Message on International Migrants Day
Dec 18, 2016
Every migrant is a human being with human rights. Protecting and upholding the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all migrants, regardless of their status, is a foundational element of the New York Declaration. To accomplish this, we need stronger international cooperation among countries of origin, transit and destination that is guided by international law and standards. We must reject intolerance, discrimination and policies driven by xenophobic rhetoric and the scapegoating of migrants. Those who abuse and seek to harm migrants must be held to account.
Antonio Guterres pays Tribute to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and takes oath of office
Dec 12, 2016
It is time to reconstruct relations between people and leaders – national and international. Time for leaders to listen and show that they care, about their own people and about the global stability and solidarity on which we all depend. And it is time for the United Nations to do the same: to recognize its shortcomings, and to reform the way it works. This Organization is the cornerstone of multilateralism, and has contributed to decades of relative peace. But the challenges are now surpassing our ability to respond. The UN must be ready to change.
Helen Clark: Statement on Human Rights Day
Dec 10, 2016
The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals are grounded in human rights, and reaffirm the importance of respect, promotion and protection of rights, and fundamental freedoms for all - without distinction to ethnicity, gender, language, religion, politics, national or social origin, property, birth, disability, or any other status.
UN Secretary-General's Message on International Anti-corruption Day
Dec 9, 2016
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the world’s inspiring new manifesto for transforming our world and building a better future for all. But as we undertake this crucial journey of implementation, a broad barrier stands in our path: corruption. No country is immune, and every country bears a responsibility to end it.