Civil Society
New York, Feb 7 (JEN): In Sochi, Russia, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday praised the power of sport to promote human rights and unite people regardless of their age, race, class, religious, ability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity in a first of its kind address to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). more
Norman Rockwell mosaic rededicated at UN Headquarters

New York, Feb 6 (JEN): A mosaic based on a work by American artist Norman Rockwell, long a favourite attraction on tours of the United Nations in New York, has been re-dedicated following it ...

Ban heads to Russia for Sochi Winter Olympics

New York, Feb 4 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Russia later this week to take part in the opening of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, his spokesperson annou ...

UN to raise awareness of science behind DNA

New York, Jan 21 (JEN): It is at the very core of revealing the structure of DNA, fabricating computer memories and designing potent new drugs, but only a tiny fraction of the world’s ...

UN urges Malaysia to rethink ban of civil society group

New York, Jan 11 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office on Friday expressed concern about a decision by the Malaysian Ministry of Home Affairs to declare illegal a coalition of 54 ma ...

UN hosts ‘Project Runway’ finale as nod to multiculturalism

New York, Jan 9 (JEN): The United Nations is in fashion this winter. Fashionistas descended on the world body’s iconic New York Headquarters recently for the filming of the season fi ...

UN urges ‘Group of 77’ to work on anti-poverty goals

New York, Jan 9 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the General Assembly President John Ashe, on Wednesday urged the bloc of developing countries known as the “Gro ...

Egypt: UN concerned over harassment of civil society

New York, Dec 21 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office Friday called on Egyptian authorities to immediately release all individuals detained in relation to their work as human right ...

General Assembly pays tribute to legacy of Mandela

New York, Dec 20 (JEN): The President of the General Assembly Thursday encouraged the United Nations to honour Nelson Mandela “by letting his legacy live on” in the world bodyâ ...

UN urges Kenya to reject legislation restricting civil society

New York, Dec 4 (JEN): A group of independent United Nations human rights experts Tuesday urged the Kenyan Government to reject legislation that would impose severe restrictions on civil so ...