Global Agreement to Harmonize UN Banking Services in Africa

Friday, 27 May 2016

Global | DM

An important step in the harmonization of United Nations’ banking services in Africa was taken on 26 May 2016 in New York with the signing of the Master Banking Agreement between the UN Secretariat, UNDP, UNICEF and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, a pan-African banking conglomerate with banking and treasury operations in 36 African countries. 

Follow Live: World Humanitarian Summit

Monday, 23 May 2016

Global | OCHA

The UN's first-ever World Humanitarian Summit will take place next Monday and Tuesday, 23-24 May, in Istanbul Turkey. The Summit aims to engage world leaders and mobilize political will to advance global action on some of the greatest challenges of our time, including displacement, the rising impact of natural disasters and climate change, and the perennial gap between the scale of needs and the resources available to meet them.

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’.

Mine Action: Creative and interactive open space in Geneva

Monday, 11 April 2016

Geneva | UNMAS

In Geneva, UNMAS in partnership with the Governments of Germany and Italy, organized an innovative and interactive exhibition space from the 4th to 8th April that include art and poetry pieces from youths of different countries; a social media photo corner; live video discussions with UNMAS programmes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Mali, Palestine, Somalia, South Sudan and Syria; and briefings to the media.

55 Facts about Climate Change and the Paris Agreement

Thursday, 07 April 2016

Windhoek | UNIC Windhoek

Starting on 1 April, 55 facts about climate change and the Paris Agreement will be cross-posted on UN Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek’s social media pages in order to educate the broader Namibian public about climate change and the Paris Agreement. The Campaign will run until 22 April, Mother Earth Day, at which world leaders will be at  United Nations Headquarters in New York to sign the Agreement.