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The Musical Journey of the African Diaspora

Friday, 22 April 2016

New York | DPI

Enslaved people carried with them many valuable skills and useful knowledge that helped to build the societies in which they found themselves during the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In many cases, experts told participants at an event on “The Musical Journey of the African Diaspora” held on 14 April 2016 at New York Headquarters, the rhythms and musical traditions they brought with them from their homeland were essential to their survival and maintaining their identity.

UNPA launches special stamps featuring Red, the Angry bird

Friday, 22 April 2016

Global | UNPA

In March 2016 on the International Day of Happiness, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, appointed Red from the Angry Birds as the Honorary Ambassador for Green.  The campaign, featuring the globally renowned mobile game character, encourages young people to take action on climate change and ensure a sustainable and happier future for all.

Training and recruitment of police women for UN peacekeeping

Friday, 15 April 2016

Lomé | DPKO

The United Nations Police Division is working with Member States since 2009 to increase the recruitment of police women in UN peacekeeping operations.

From 21 March to 2 April, 105 women from the Togolese National Police and Gendarmerie participated in an all-female UN Selection Assistance and Assessment Team (SAAT) training course in Lomé, Togo. The training focused on three components of the SAAT evaluation: language comprehension, driving and proficiency in firearms.

2016 Edition of The UN Card - UN Action in a wallet-sized format

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Global | iSeek

The 2016 edition of The UN Card - previously known as Every Day Card - brings you an update to 10 actions of the UN, that show in quantifiable terms how the daily work of UN colleagues affects the lives of people around the globe. This edition’s design features the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015.

Mine Action (7/7):Investing in humanity, sharing responsibilities

Monday, 11 April 2016

Global | UNMAS

“I would like my daughter to have a safe future: I hope she will go to school with no fear of getting maimed or killed by explosive remnants of war”, Constance explained, voicing the concern of many other civilians afflicted by war. Her words are yet another reminder of the importance of ‘investing in humanity and making the political, institutional and financing investments needed to act upon our shared responsibilities’, the fifth core responsibility outlined by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his ‘Agenda for Humanity’.

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