Press Releases

UNODC Providing Integrated Support For Justice, Security In South Eastern Europe, Says Executive Director

Vienna, 16 February 2018 (UN Information Service) – The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is advancing real-time, integrated cooperation to address justice and security challenges in South Eastern Europe, said UNODC Executive...Read More

World Leaders Join New Drive To Beat Noncommunicable Diseases

16 February 2018 | Geneva –WHO is announcing today a new high-level commission, comprised of heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development and entrepreneurs. The group will propose bold and innovative solutions to accelera...Read More

Activities Of Secretary-General In Kuwait, 13-15 February

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres arrived in Kuwait on Tuesday, 13 February, where he was to speak at the opening session of the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq the following day.  He was recei...Read More

Activities Of Secretary-General In Republic Of Korea, 6-10 February

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres departed New York on Tuesday, 6 February, for Seoul, where he arrived on Wednesday afternoon for an official visit to the Republic of Korea.

Ending Violence Against Children Requires Stronger Policies, Partnerships Across Sectors, Borders, Deputy Secretary-General Says At Solutions Summit

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the End Violence Solutions Summit, in Stockholm today:

Companies Serious About Ending Violence Against Children Must Take ‘Respect And Support’ Approach, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Round Table

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Private Sector Round Table:  Solutions Summit to End Violence Against Children, in Stockholm today:

Secretary-General Extends Heartfelt Condolences On Death Of Ruud Lubbers

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

Azevêdo Joins ACP Brainstorming Session: ‘we Need To Explore Innovative Ways Forward’

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UNESCO Rolls Out First African MOOC On Freedom Of Expression And Safety Of Journalists

news_140218_mooc.jpg © UNESCO 14 February 2018 UNESCO and the Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria recently rolled out the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on freedom of expression, access to information and safety o...Read More


15 February 2018 The Human Rights Council Advisory Committee will hold its twentieth session from 19 to 23 February 2018 in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Chamber (Room XX) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. During the ses...Read More

DDG Wolff: Standards Have Central Role To Play In Assisting Growth Of World Trading System

Thank you very much for the invitation to join your meeting on World Standards Cooperation. I moved back to Geneva this last summer after an absence of several decades. At the time of my first visit, I was with the U.S. Treasury Department....Read More

Strengthening Quality Assurance In Higher Education In Senegal (in French)

assurancequalitesenegal.jpg © UNESCO Afin de renforcer les systèmes de l’enseignement supérieur africains, l’UNESCO a lancé le projet « Renforcer l’assurance qualité dans l’enseignement supérieur en Afrique ». La cérémonie officielle de lan...Read More