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Why my mission matters to those it serves

Wednesday, 08 June 2016

DPKO | DFS

To commemorate the International Day of UN Peacekeepers (29 May) the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support held a photo contest for peacekeeping staff, asking them to share images and stories that best answered the question “Why my mission matters to those it serves”. We were thrilled to receive 300 images from peacekeeping personnel around the world, highlighting the important work done in both current and past missions.

World Food Day Poster Contest for children

Thursday, 02 June 2016

Global  | FAO

The 2016 World Food Day Contest is now open. As you may be aware, the theme for World Food Day 2016 is: “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too”. The WFD contest invites children and youth to tell us what they think about the threat of climate change to food security either by designing a poster (5 to 19 years) or producing a video no longer than 1 minute (13-19 years). The deadline is 30 September 2016. More information is available on our website.

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.