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Thursday, 30 June 2011

Professor Jeffrey Sachs


Regularly cited by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Jeff Sachs is the founder of the Earth Institute and a renowned professor at Columbia University. Most prominently, he is noted for his work with the UN Millenium Development Goals, the internationally agreed goals to reduce extreme poverty, disease, and hunger by the year 2015.

Sachs is also Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. And from 2002 to 2006, he was Director of the UN Millennium Project and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals. He is widely considered to be the leading international economic advisor of his generation, a foremost expert in the challenges of economic development, poverty alleviation, and enlightened globalization, promoting policies to help all parts of the world to benefit from expanding economic opportunities and wellbeing.

The Millennium Development Goals

MILLENNIUM PROMISE Annual Report 2010

MP Annual Report 2010

Millennium Promise - Special Projects

Global Policy Insights

Millennium Promise strives to showcase innovative thought leadership related to integrated rural development, the Millennium Development Goals, and the broader international development policy agenda as it relates to our work.

Millennium Promise - Special Projects

International Day of Co-operatives 2 July 2011

International Day of Cooperatives 2 July 2011 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF COOPERATIVES 2011 Theme: "Youth, the future of co-operative enterprise"


UN Reports and Resolutions on Cooperatives








 

 

Reports on the United Nations Secretary-General

2009 Cooperatives and Social Development (A/64/132 of 13 July 2009)
English (pdf) -- Français (pdf) -- Español (pdf) -- Arabic (pdf) -- Chinese (pdf) -- Russian (pdf)
2007 Cooperatives and Social Development (A/62/144 of 26 July 2007)
English (pdf) -- Français (pdf) -- Español (pdf) -- Arabic (pdf) -- Chinese (pdf) -- Russian (pdf)
2005 Cooperatives and Social Development (A/60/138 of 15 July 2005)
English (pdf) -- Français (pdf) -- Español (pdf) -- Arabic (pdf) -- Chinese (pdf)
2003 Cooperatives and Social Development (A/58/159 of 23 July 2003)
English (pdf) -- Français (pdf) -- Español (pdf) -- Arabic (pdf) -- Chinese (pdf) -- Russian (pdf)
2001 Cooperatives and Social Development (A/56/73–E/2001/68 of 14 May 2001)
English (pdf) - Français (pdf) - Español (pdf)
1998 Status and role of cooperatives in the light of new economic and social trends (A/54/57 of 23 December 1998)
English(pdf) -- Français (pdf) -- Español(pdf) -- Arabic (pdf) -- Chinese (pdf) -- Russian (pdf)
1996 Status and role of cooperatives in the light of new economic and social trends (A/51/267 of 6 August 1996)
HTML English or English(pdf)
1994 Status and role of cooperatives in the light of new economic and social trends (A/49/213 of 1 July 1994)
English (pdf) -- Français (pdf) -- Chinese (pdf)
1992 Status and role of cooperatives in the light of new economic and social trends (A/47/216 - E/1992/43 of May 1992)
English (pdf)
1989

to

1954
  • National Experience in Promoting the Cooperative Movement (A/44/79-E/1989/8 of 20 January 1989)
  • National Experience in Promoting the Cooperative Movement (A/42/56-E/1987/7 of 11 December 1986)
  • National Experience in Promoting the Cooperative Movement (A/40/78 - E/1985/10 of 11 January 1985)
  • National Experience in Promoting the Cooperative Movement (A/38/63 of 11 January 1983)
  • National Experience in Promoting the Cooperative Movement (A/36/115 of 4 March 1981)
  • National Experience in Promoting the Cooperative Movement (E/1978/15 and Corr. 1 and 2 of 1978)
  • Contribution made by the Co-operative Movement to the Objectives of the Second United Nations Development Decade (E/5597 of 18 December 1974)
  • Promotion of the Co-operative Movement during the Second United Nations Development Decade (E/5246 and Corr. 1 1973)
  • Promotion of the Co-operative Movement during the Second United Nations Development Decade (E/5093 and Corr. 1 of 1971)
  • The Role of Co-operative Movement in Achievement of Goal and Objectives of the Second United Nations Development Decade (E/4807 and Corr. 1 of 1970)
  • The Role of the Cooperative Movement in Economic and Social Development (E/4648 of 1969)
  • Cooperatives (E/3321 of 1960)
  • Cooperatives (E/2950 of 1957)
  • Rural Progress through Cooperatives (Sales No. 1954 11 B2 of 1954)

 

UN Resolutions on Cooperatives

New! A/RES/65/184
21 December 2010
Cooperatives in Social Development
English (pdf) -- Français (pdf) -- Español (pdf) -- Arabic (pdf) -- Chinese (pdf) -- Russian (pdf)
A/RES/64/136
18 December 2009
Cooperatives in Social Development
English (pdf) -- Français (pdf) -- Español (pdf) -- Arabic (pdf) -- Chinese (pdf) -- Russian (pdf)
A/RES/62/128
18 December 2007
Cooperatives in Social Development
English (pdf) -- Français (pdf) -- Español (pdf) -- Arabic (pdf) -- Chinese (pdf) -- Russian (pdf)
A/RES/58/131
22 December 2003
Cooperatives in Social Development
English (pdf) -- Français (pdf) -- Español (pdf) -- Arabic (pdf) -- Chinese (pdf) -- German (pdf) -- Russian (pdf)
A/RES/54/123
17 December 1999
Cooperatives in Social Development
English (pdf) -- Français (pdf) -- Español (pdf)
A/RES/51/58
12 December 1996
Role of Cooperatives in Light of New Economic and Social Trends
English (html)-- Français (pdf) -- Español (pdf)
A/RES/49/155 of
23 December 1994
Role of Cooperatives in Light of New Economic and Social Trends
English (html) -- Français HTML -- Español (pdf)
A/RES/47/90
16 December 1992
Role of Cooperatives in Light of New Economic and Social Trends
English
(html) -- Français (pdf) -- Español (pdf)
ECOSOC Resolution 1992/25
30 July 1992
Role of Cooperatives in Light of New Economic and Social Trends
English (html) -- English (pdf) -- Français (pdf) -- Español (pdf)
A/RES/44/58
8 December 1989
National Experience in Promoting the Cooperative Movement
English (html) -- Français (pdf) -- Español (pdf)
Other resolutions
  • A/RES/42/41330  of November 1987: National Experience in Promoting the Cooperative Movement
  • ECOSOC Resolution 1987/47: 8 May 1987: National Experience in Promoting the Cooperative Movement
  • ECOSOC Resolution 1985/22 of 29 May 1985: National Experience in Promoting the Cooperative Movement
  • ECOSOC Resolution 1983/1526 of May 1983: National Experience in Promoting the Cooperative Movement
  • A/RES/36/18 of 9 November 1981 : National Experience in Promoting the Cooperative Movement (html)
  • ECOSOC Decision 1981/124 of 6 May 1981: Report of the Secretary-General on National Experience in Promoting the Cooperative Movement
  • A/RES/33/4714 December 1978: National Experience in Promoting the Cooperative Movement (html)
  • ECOSOC Resolution 1987/8 of 5 May 1978: National Experience in Promoting the Cooperative Movement
  • A/RES/31/37 of 30 November 1976: National Experience in Promoting the Cooperative Movement (pdf)
  • ECOSOC Decision 77 (LVIII) of6 May 1975 : Role of the Cooperative Movement in the Second United Nations Development Decade
  • ECOSOC Decision 16 May 197316 May 1973: Promotion of the Cooperative Movement during the Second United Nations Development Decade
  • ECOSOC Resolution (LII) 1668 of 1 June 1972: The Role of the Cooperative Movement in Economic and Social Development
  • ECOSOC Resolution (XLVI) 1413 o f6 June 1969 : The Role of the Cooperative Movement in Economic and Social Development
  • General Assembly Resolution 2459 (XXIII): The Role of the Cooperative Movement in Economic and Social Development (pdf)
  • ECOSOC Resolution 830 I (XXXII) of 2 August 1961: Cooperatives in Agriculture
  • ECOSOC Resolution 760 (XXIX) of 21 April 1960 : Cooperatives
  • ECOSOC Resolution 640 (XXIII) of 2 May 1957: Cooperatives
  • ECOSOC Resolution 512 (XVII) of 30 April 1954: Economic Development of Under-Developed Countries
  • ECOSOC Resolution 370 (XIII)of 7 September 1951: Land Reform
  • General Assembly Resolution (VI) 524 of 12 January 1951: Land Reform (pdf)
  • General Assembly Resolution 401 (V) of 20 November 1950: Land Reform

UN Press Releases 2000 to present

2010 New!UN News Centre: Cooperatives can and do benefit women worldwide, Secretary-General says (3 July 2010)
2009 UN News Centre: Secretary-General: cooperatives can help pull world out of recession
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: "Driving Global Recovery Through Cooperatives" (UNIS/SGSM/12 of 23 June 2009)
2008 UN News Centre:Cooperatives have key role to play in combating climate change, says Ban
2007 International Day of Cooperatives to Highlight Corporate Social Responsibility (OBV/637 SOC/4733 of 2 July 2007)
2005 Message of the United Nations´ Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, at the opening of the Microfinance Symposium, October 2005 (SG/SM/10151 ECO/94 of 10 October 2005)
Message by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to the International Co-operative Alliance General Assembly in Cartagena, 22-23 September 2005 - (pdf)
Message of United Nations´ Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the occasion of United Nations International Day of Cooperatives, 2005 (pdf)
2004 Message of United Nations´ Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the occasion of United Nations International Day of Cooperatives: "Policies, Laws Supporting Growth Are Vital, Says Secretary-General in Message Marking International Day of Cooperatives" -- (pdf) (SG/SM/9396 OBV/431 of 30 June 2004) - Français
Message of United Nations´ Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Marking International Women's Day, Hails Heroic Leader of Fight against HIV/AIDS, urging their further empowerment -- notes that "cooperatives doing remarkable work on prevention and care" -- Français (SG/SM/9186 OBV/408 WOM/1442, 8 March 2004)
2003 Message of United Nations´ Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the occasion of United Nations International Day of Cooperatives: "Cooperatives Provide Vital Health, Housing, Banking Services, Secretary-General Says In Message For International Day" -- pdf (SG/SM/8762 OBV/359, 25 June 2003)
2002 Message of United Nations´ Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the occasion of United Nations International Day of Cooperatives: "Secretary-General Urges 'Widest Possible Use' Of Cooperative Experience In Service Of Global Community" -- Français ( SG/SM/8289 OBV/281, 25 June 2002)
2001 Message of United Nations´ Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the occasion of United Nations International Day of Cooperatives: "Cooperatives are Significant Actors in Development, says Secretary-General" ( SG/SM/7872 OBV/224, 29 June 2001)

Other Documents

2009 UN Expert Group Meeting: "Cooperatives in a World of Crisis", 26-28 April 2009 - see report, presentations and other background information
2006 Cooperatives at Work (United Nations Department of Public Information)
1995 Cooperatives: "Schools of Democracy" (DPI/1716/COOP - June 1995)
Les Coopératives: "Ecoles de la démocratie" (DPI/1716/COOP - Septembre 1995)
Background Notes prepared jointly by the United Nations and COPAC members (International Co-operative Alliance and International Federation of Agricultural Producers) for the the World Summit on Social Development
The Basis for an Effective Social Partnership (Note 1)
The Expansion of Productive Employment and the Reduction of Unemployment (Note 2)
Eradication of Poverty (Note 3)
Social Integration (Note 4)
Contribution of the Co-operative Movement to the Advancement of Women (Note 5)
Co-operatives in the Health Sector (Note 6)
Farmers' Organizations and Rural Co-operatives (Note 7)
Savings and Credit Co-operatives - "Credit Unions" (Note 8)
Co-operatives and the Consumer (Note 9)
Co-operatives and the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (HABITAT II) (Note 10)

Monday, 27 June 2011

Our Promise

TO END EXTREME POVERTY


The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight international development goals that all 192 United Nations member states and at least 23 international organizations have agreed to achieve by the year 2015. They include eradicating extreme poverty, reducing child mortality rates, fighting disease epidemics such as AIDS, and developing a global partnership for development.
Background

The aim of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is to encourage development by improving social and economic conditions in the world's poorest countries. They derive from earlier international development targets, and were officially established following the Millennium Summit in 2000, where all world leaders present adopted the United Nations Millennium Declaration.

The Millennium Summit was presented with the report of the Secretary-General entitled ‘We the Peoples: The Role of the United Nations in the Twenty-First Century’. Additional input was prepared by the Millennium Forum, which brought together representatives of over 1,000 non-governmental and civil society organisations from more than 100 countries. The Forum met in May 2000 to conclude a two-year consultation process covering issues such as poverty eradication, environmental protection, human rights and protection of the vulnerable. The approval of the MDGs was possibly the main outcome of the Millennium Summit. In the area of peace and security, the adoption of the Brahimi Report was seen as properly equipping the organization to carry out the mandates given by the Security Council.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Water, Volume 3, Issue 2- June 2011 - WaterWired

Water, Volume 3, Issue 2- June 2011 - WaterWired

Up to 35% of refugees are torture victims, highlights the IRCT on World Refugee Day

Up to 35% of refugees are torture victims, highlights the IRCT on World Refugee Day

Exactly 60 years after the signing of the UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, today there are more than 27.5 million internally displaced persons and nearly 15.5 million refugees, says the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

26 June - International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

26 June - International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Poverty is the theme for our 26 June campaign this year. Poverty is a root cause of torture and also an effect of torture on individuals, their families and wider societies. Providing rehabilitation to survivors, as well as working for justice and prevention of torture therefore helps break a cycle of poverty.

Millennium Development Goals

The Goals

MDG Monitor

Goal 1 - Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger


Goal 2 - Achieve universal primary education



 Goal 3 - Promote gender equality and empower women






Goal 4 - Reduce child mortality



Goal 5 - Improve maternal health

Goal 6 - Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases 



Goal 7 - Ensure environmental sustainability



Goal 8 - Develop a global partnership for development

Millennium Development Goals

The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) evolved from the Millennium Summit in 2000.
Leaders and Heads of State of 189 countries met in New York in September 2000 at the United Nations Millennium Summit to discuss the major problems affecting the developing world.
From the Summit came the Millennium Declaration, and a year later a series of eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was issued with the overarching aim of reducing poverty by half by 2015.
Targets and indicators

National Geographic Magazine - NGM.com

Our Dwindling Food Variety

As we've come to depend on a handful of commercial varieties of fruits and vegetables, thousands of heirloom varieties have disappeared. It's hard to know exactly how many have been lost over the past century, but a study conducted in 1983 by the Rural Advancement Foundation International gave a clue to the scope of the problem. It compared USDA listings of seed varieties sold by commercial U.S. seed houses in 1903 with those in the U.S. National Seed Storage Laboratory in 1983. The survey, which included 66 crops, found that about 93 percent of the varieties had gone extinct. More up-to-date studies are needed.

National Geographic Magazine - NGM.com

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Drug Trafficking, Violence and Mexico's Economic Future - Knowledge@Wharton

Drug Trafficking, Violence and Mexico's Economic Future - Knowledge@Wharton

Russia's Drug Epidemic

This drug is called “krokodil”, or crocodile, and it is related to morphine. The active ingredient, codeine, can be found in over-the-counter medicines in Russia and is easily obtained.
Russia's Drug Epidemic

The General Assembly Third Committee (GA3rd) began its sixty-fifth session on September 14, 2011

1 GA Third Committee. Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural, 2011
2 GA Third Committee. Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural, 2011.
3 International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, 2011.
4 International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, 2011.
5 General Assembly. Third Committee Approves Text to Ensure Human Rights Protected in Anti-Terrorism
Efforts, Another Stating ‘No Religion Should be Equated with Terrorism’, 2011.
6 General Assembly. Third Committee Approves Text to Ensure Human Rights Protected in Anti-Terrorism
Efforts, Another Stating ‘No Religion Should be Equated with Terrorism’, 2011.


General Assembly Third Committee

General Committee Items

The General Assembly Third Committee (GA3rd) began its sixty-fifth session on September 14, 2011, discussing an agenda that seeks to achieve better international recognition of basic human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Topics being discussed include the promotion and protection of the rights of children; indigenous issues; the elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance; the right of peoples to selfdetermination;
Chinese agricultural land degradation and its negative impact on rural settlers’ right to food; and implementation of human rights instruments.1 The committee has worked diligently and has made a number of proposals to the General Assembly Plenary, including strengthening the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations; emergency and reconstruction efforts in Haiti; and assistance to the Palestinian people.2 Each of these contributes to the committee’s vision of promoting basic rights, necessities, and fundamental freedoms for all people.

The General Assembly Third Committee has recently discussed the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, a landmark United Nations declaration outlining the rights of the world’s estimated 370 million indigenous peoples.3 The Declaration is a non-binding text that defines the individual and collective rights of indigenous peoples, as well as the rights held by indigenous populations to culture, identity, language, employment, health, education, and other issues.4 The General Assembly Third Committee is also discussing and is making advancements in the condemnation of widespread attacks on religious minorities.

Finally, in November 2010 the committee held discussions about the questionable correlation between religion and terrorism, and issued a draft resolution urging the international committee to not equate terrorism with religion.5 The draft resolution would emphasize that “no religion should be equated with terrorism, as this may have adverse consequences on the enjoyment of the right to freedom of religion or belief of all members of the religious communities concerned.”6 During the 2010 session, other major topics on the GA Third Committee’s agenda were social development, achieving greater political rights for women, the protection and promotion of children’s rights, and fighting for greater entitlement of human rights to indigenous populations.

Each of these topics, particularly the recent developments in winning greater recognition of all human rights for indigenous populations and women, are especially relevant to the issues being discussed by the Third Committee during NMUN 2011.



Annotated Bibliography

General Committee Items


General Assembly. (2011). United Nations News Stories. Retrieved January 10, 2011 from http://www.un.org/en/ga/news/

This site outlines recent news developments in all committees of the UN General Assembly, including the Third Committee. Therefore, delegates can use the site to gain a general understanding of UN events and topics being discussed by the General Assembly generally, browse the updates to find those that pertain specifically to issues discussed by the Third Committee. New developments in committee news are updated periodically, so delegates should check back often.


General Assembly Third Committee. (2011). Documents of the 65th Session. Retrieved January 8, 2011 from
http://www.un.org/en/ga/third/65/documentation.shtml


This page includes a full listing of Third Committee agenda items, a calendar of meetings for the Third Committee, a listing of documents per agenda item, and several links pertaining to draft proposals, their status, and Member State statements on those draft proposals. This site may serve as a central hub for the delegate interested in learning about what specifically is being discussed at the Third Committee in its 65th session. Links listed on the page can take delegates to text displays of actual draft resolutions currently under consideration.

Russia's gross distortions of the truth about methadone at the UN (again) facilitated by the UN (again) | Harm Reduction International

Date: 24 June 2011

Yesterday saw the launch of the world drug report at UN headquarters in New York. The world drug report is the UN’s flagship statistical analysis of the ‘world drug problem’. Many were more than disheartened to see the Russian drug tsar, Viktor Ivanov again being given such high prominence by the UN given the country’s disastrous and neglectful drug policies.

Russia's gross distortions of the truth about methadone at the UN (again) facilitated by the UN (again) | Harm Reduction International

Friday, 24 June 2011

WTO | News - Speech - DG Pascal Lamy - Trade restrictions on the rise — Lamy

WTO | News - Speech - DG Pascal Lamy - Trade restrictions on the rise — Lamy

AUGUST 2010 -2011 " Our year, our voice "

YOUth and Youth-focused Organizations are encouraged to initiate and participate in activities in celebration of the Year and its theme.


WHAT'S HAPPENING?

The Year, from 12 August 2010 to 11 August 2011, begins with launch events at UN Headquarters in New York and around the world showcasing youth contributions to development and promoting the implementation of the World Programme of Action for Youth.

The UN Conference on Youth will be a highlight of the International Year of Youth.
Many other events are scheduled throughout the world to celebrate the
Year. Please visit the official Calendar of Events for more information at:
http://social.un.org/youthyear.


YEAR OF YOUTH


The International Year of Youth is being celebrated
from 12 August 2010 to 11 August 2011 and everyone
has a role to play!


Why an international year of youth?



In December 2009, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 64/134 proclaiming the Year, signifying the importance the international community places on integrating youth-related issues into global, regional, and national development agendas. Under the theme Dialogue and Mutual Understanding, the Year aims to promote the ideals of peace, respect for human rights and solidarity across generations, cultures, religions and civilizations.
The world is facing many, often overlapping, crises including financial, security, environmental and other socio-economic challenges hindering the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals. Investing in and partnering with youth is key to addressing these challenges in a sustainable manner.


WHY YOUTH?

The UN defines youth as those between the ages of 15 to 24. Today, youth represent 18% of the global population or 1.2 billion people. 87% of youth live in developing countries facing challenges brought about by limited access to resources, healthcare, education, training, employment and economic opportunities.

Member States of the United Nations recognize that young people in all countries are a major human resource for development, positive social change and
technological innovation. Their ideals, energy and vision are essential for the continuing development of their societies.
Young people are not merely passive beneficiaries but effective agents of change. Dedicated, enthusiastic and creative, youth have been contributing to development
by addressing society’s most challenging issues.

Young people’s efforts have contributed to combating poverty and hunger in their communities, stemming the HIV/AIDS pandemic through peer education and championing the protection of the environment.

Youth have also been pioneers in encouraging dialogue, understanding and respect among people from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.

Youth often lead by example, such as by practicing green and healthy lifestyles, promoting innovative uses of new technologies including utilizing mobile devices and
online social networks and by bridging gaps to foster the development of inclusive societies. Their contributions to community, national, regional and global development must be recognized and encouraged.
Member States of the United Nations proclaimed the International Year bearing this in mind and with the knowledge that how these challenges are addressed and how youth’s potential is harnessed directly impacts current social and economic conditions.

YOUTH AND THE UNITED NATIONS

In 1985, the UN celebrated the first International Year of Youth. On its 10th
anniversary, the General Assembly adopted the World Programme of Action for Youth, setting a policy framework and guidelines for national
action and international support to improve the situation of young people.

Today, the World Programme of Action for Youth plays a prominent
role in youth development. It focuses on measures to strengthen national capacities in the field of youth and to increase the quality and quantity of opportunities available to young people for full, effective and constructive participation in society.


15 Priority Areas of the world programme of action for youth
-Education
-Employment
-Hunger and poverty
-Health
-Environment
-Drug abuse
-Juvenile delinquency
-Leisure-time activities
-Girls and young women
-Participation
-Globalization
-Information and communication technologies
-HIV/AIDS
-Youth and conflict
-Intergenerational relations

The United Nations Programme on Youth serves as the focal point on youth at the UN.

It undertakes a range of activities to promote youth development including supporting intergovernmental policy-making,conducting analytical research and increasing the effectiveness of the UN’s work in youth development by strengthening collaboration and exchange among UN entities through the Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development.


WHAT'S YOUR ROLE IN CElEBRATING THE YEAR?
Everyone is invited to promote the ideals of peace, freedom, progress and solidarity towards the promotion of youth development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

Member States of the United Nations are encouraged to hold national events in celebration of the Year and to raise public awareness about the important contributions of youth to their country’s development.

Member States are also encouraged to review their national youth development policies and programmes to fully implement the World Programme of Action for Youth.

WTO | News - Speech - DG Pascal Lamy - WTO trade facilitation deal to reduce trade costs and boost trade — Lamy

WTO | News - Speech - DG Pascal Lamy - WTO trade facilitation deal to reduce trade costs and boost trade — Lamy

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Message for 26 June 2011

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Message for 26 June 2011


والاتجار غير المشروع بها رسالة من الأمين العام بمناسبة اليوم الدولي لمكافحة إساءة استعمال المخدرات



禁止药物滥用和非法贩运国际日致辞






Message on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking



Message publié à l'occasion de la Journée internationale de la lutte contre l'abus et le trafic de drogues



Послание по случаю международного Дня Борьбы Со Злоупотреблением Наркотическими Средствами и их Незаконным Оборотом



Mensaje con motivo del Día Internacional de la lucha contra el uso indebido y el Tráfico Ilícito de Drogas

The United Nations (UN) World Refugee Day is a global observance observed on June 20 each year.

International (MNN) ― The United Nations (UN) World Refugee Day is a global observance observed on June 20 each year. This year marks its 60th anniversary.
http://www.mnnonline.org/article/15840

International Year of Chemistry: Let's Celebrate Chemistry in 2011

International Council of Chemical Associations -
International Council of Chemical Associations - International Year of Chemistry: Let's Celebrate Chemistry in 2011

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

General Assembly appoints Ban Ki-moon to second term as UN Secretary-General

General Assembly appoints Ban Ki-moon to second term as UN Secretary-General


21 June 2011 The United Nations General Assembly today agreed to appoint Ban Ki-moon to a second consecutive term as the Secretary-General of the 192-member Organization.

General Assembly appoints Ban Ki-moon to second term as UN Secretary-General

Monday, 20 June 2011

On World Refugee Day, UN warns that poor countries bear greater refugee burdens

According to a new UN report, 80 percent of the world's refugees have been taken in by developing countries, rather than wealthier countries with better infrastructure to support them. Somali refugees perform a traditional dance during celebrations to mark World Refugee Day in Kenya's capital Nairobi June 20, 2011.

On World Refugee Day, UN warns that poor countries bear greater refugee burdens

Friday, 17 June 2011

World Day to Combat Desertification

Country Parties and civil society organizations are invited to organize events to celebrate the World Day to Combat Desertification as an additional opportunity to increase awareness raising and participation in the process.

World Day to Combat Desertification

Thursday, 16 June 2011

VP Biden Welcomes Nuclear Summit Participants

whitehouse le 12 avril 2010

Vice President Biden hosts a lunch meeting at the Vice Presidents Residence, the largest gathering of foreign leaders ever at the United States Naval Observatory. He is joined by dignitaries who are in Washington, D.C. to attend the historic Nuclear Security Summit.


Nuclear Security Summit Press Briefing

whitehouse le 12 avril 2010

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security John Brennan brief the press from the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C. on April 12, 2010.


President Obama on Nuclear Summit

whitehouse le 11 avril 2010

President Obama speaks to the press on the eve of the Nuclear Security Summit. He speaks from Blair House in Washington, D.C. after meetings with Prime Minister Singh of India and President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan, and just before meeting with President Zuma of South Africa.


President Obama at Opening Plenary of Nuclear Security Summit

whitehouse le 13 avril 2010

The President lays out the urgency of the threat of nuclear terrorism and the vision for eliminating it in remarks before the first major Plenary Session at the Nuclear Security Summit at the Washington Convention Center.


Open for Questions: Nuclear Security Summit

whitehouse le 13 avril 2010

Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communication, takes your questions about nuclear security, non-proliferation and the threat of nuclear terrorism. April 13, 2010.



Nuclear Security Summit: Press Conference

Ben Rhodes, Gary Samore, and Laura Holgate take questions from the media at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC. April 13, 2010.

Nuclear Security Summit: Presidential Press Conference

whitehouse le 13 avril 2010

President Obama takes questions from the media about nuclear security, non-proliferation and the threat of nuclear terrorism at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC. April 13, 2010.


On Peacekeepers’ Day, UN honours those serving and fallen heroes

27 May 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations family today paid tribute to the more than 120,000 military, police and civilian personnel serving in peacekeeping missions across the world and honoured those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace.

On Peacekeepers’ Day, UN honours those serving and fallen heroes

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Do 1 thing

UNHCR will start rolling out the multimedia "One" campaign next week. Over the next six months it will increase awareness about the forcibly displaced and stateless by telling their powerful personal stories.



The campaign will carry the message that "One Refugee Without Hope is too Many." UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie has recorded a World Refugee Day message that ties in with the campaign and calls on people to "Do 1 Thing."
UNHCR - UNHCR plans rich World Refugee Day programme during 60th year
www.unhcr.org

International Assistance Balance Between Donor and Recipient

WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY - 14 JUNE

International Assistance Balance Between Donor and Recipient