Development
New York,  United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the world to follow the “enduring vision and wisdom of Mahatma Gandhi” on the International Day of Non-Violence, which falls on 2 October - the birthday of the iconic leader who led India to independence, and inspired civil rights movements across the globe. more
‘We must work together like never before’ to realize sustainable development, says Canada at UN

New York,  The international community must work together in new ways, to bring the aspirations of the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to life, Canada’s head ...

UN chief inaugurates new UN headquarters in Indian capital, as official visit gets underway

New York,  The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, took part on Monday in the opening ceremony of the Organization’s newly-refurbished headquarters for i ...

Rights of older people celebrated, as historic UN Declaration turns 70

New York, The UN International Day of Older Persons, celebrated each 1 October, promotes the human rights of older people worldwide and, this year, celebrates the continued importance of ...

‘The world we have received also belongs to those who will follow us,’ Holy See tells UN Assembly

New York, The quality of a civilization, depends on how it treats the weak, the indigent, the elderly, the persons with disability, and by the place it gives them in community life, the r ...

Thailand endorses Secretary-General’s call to make UN more effective, Minister tells General Assembly

New York,  The United Nations needs to adapt to meet the challenges facing the world, Thailand’s Deputy Foreign Minister Virasakdi Futrakul told the General Assembly on Monday, ...

From UN Assembly podium, Central African Republic leader appeals for lifting arms embargo

New York,  Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Central African Republic (CAR) Head of State Faustin Touadera on Wednesday thanked the world body for helping to restore st ...

Africa’s voice must be heard, says Eswatini leader, calling for UN reforms to make continent key player in peace and security

New York, With Africa absorbing the most United Nations peacekeeping missions, King Mswati III, of Eswatini, said the continent’s voice must be featured “prominently and perma ...

Yemen in the grip of war imposed by Iran-backed militia, country’s President tells UN assembly

New Yok, The Yemeni Government is striving to restore peace, security and stability and provide essential services to its people, while the country remains gripped by a war imposed by Ira ...

UN chief celebrates spirit of hope in Mali, calls for greater international support

New York,  Climate change, poverty, violence… As countless challenges hamper the stability and development of Mali and the Sahel region, a high-level event on Wednesday explor ...