International Community Can Do More To Harness Sport To Engage Youth And Promote Change, Says UNODC Chief At High-level Event For International Day Of Sport

PRESS RELEASE Vienna/New York, 9 April 2018 – Sports offer a practical and cost-effective means to help prevent violence and crime, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, said Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations O...Read More

Caribbean Tests Tsunami Alert System

13 March 2018 Countries bordering the Caribbean will hold an exercise aiming to assess and update their tsunami preparedness. Known as Caribe Wave 18, the exercise will test the early warning systems established for tsunami and other coasta...Read More


5 March 2018 The Human Rights Council this morning held the first part of its annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child, with a panel discussion which focused on children in humanitarian situations. In his opening statement, Vojisl...Read More

Secretary-General Appoints Jessica Faieta Of Ecuador Deputy Special Representative For Colombia

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Jessica Faieta of Ecuador as his new Deputy Special Representative for Colombia and Deputy Head of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia.

Human Rights and the Protection of the Environment: The Advisory Opinion of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

On 7 February 2018, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (the Court, IACtHR) issued the much awaited advisory opinion (A/O) concerning the obligations of States Parties to the American Convention on Human Rights (American Convention, AC...Read More

UNODC Stands With Colombia To Build Peace, Sustainable Alternative Development, Says Executive Director

UNODC stands with Colombia to build peace, sustainable alternative development, says Executive Director  Bogota/Vienna, 9 February 2018 – Yury Fedotov, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, visited Colombia and met Pre...Read More

Activities Of Secretary-General In Colombia, 13-15 January

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres traveled on Saturday, 13 January, to Bogotá, Colombia, for an official visit to the country to support the peace efforts there.

Life Made Simpler And Sustainable Among Vulnerable Communities In Colombia

pacto-planeta-colombia-c-pacto_planeta.png © Pacto Planeta 15 January 2018 Fishermen who make their living from the Cauca River in the south of Colombia have had their daily task made easier by adapting their traditional rafts to solar powe...Read More

Concerns Aired Over Broken Ceasefire, Challenges To Reintegrating Ex-Combatants, As Security Council Tracks Implementation Of Colombia’s Historic Peace Accord

Although the reintegration of former guerrilla combatants in Colombia was on track, the level of accumulated frustration with that process would not be easily overcome, the Security Council heard today, as representatives also expressed con...Read More

Foreign Jurists in the Colombian Special Jurisdiction for Peace: A New Concept of Amicus Curiae?

One year after the conclusion, on 24 November 2016, of the Final Peace Agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – Ejército del Pueblo/ Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – P...Read More

MC11 Closing Ceremony

Remarks by Susana Malcorra, Argentine minister and Chair of MC11 En este acto de clausura de la onceava conferencia ministerial quiero comenzar reiterando que ha sido un honor presidir esta reunión. Ha sido un rol que asumí con suma respons...Read More

Adequate Funding Essential For Success Of New Verification Operation In Colombia, Speakers Say As Fifth Committee Considers Budgets For Special Political Missions

The new Mission to monitor Colombia’s historic peace agreement needed adequate funding to ensure it was as effective as the first operation in the country, delegates said as the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) took up the fun...Read More