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  • 07 Apr 2019 - This World Health Day focuses on universal health coverage and the crucial role primary health care plays in making such coverage a reality. Half the world’s population is still unable to obtain the essential health services they need.  Universal Health...
  • Illustrations for the promotional materials of the 2019 World Water Day Campaign “Leaving no one behind.” Right to left: Water for all refugees, Water for all rural people. Images: UN Water.

    22 Mar 2019 - Water is vital for survival and, alongside sanitation, helps protect public and environmental health. Our bodies, our cities and our industries, our agriculture and our ecosystems all depend on it.  Water is a human right. Nobody should be denied access. This World Water Day is...
  • Children in camp for internally displaced people in Haiti. UN Photo/Logan Abassi

    21 Mar 2019 - The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is an occasion for all of us to renew our promise to end racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim hatred.  The recent massacre at two mosques in New...
  • 08 Mar 2019 - Gender equality and women’s rights are fundamental to global progress on peace and security, human rights and sustainable development. We can only re-establish trust in institutions, rebuild global solidarity and reap the benefits of diverse perspectives by challenging historic...
  • 08 Mar 2019 - As we celebrate International Women’s Day, I would like to honour the generations of women and girls who have transformed our societies by defending human rights and demanding equality – often in the face of daunting challenges and great personal sacrifice. Thanks to the...
  • Illustration for the official posters for the celebration of World Wildlife Day 2019. Image: World Wildlife Day/Mohammed Elnour and Patrick George.

    03 Mar 2019 -
    Marine species provide indispensable ecosystem services. Plankton enrich the atmosphere with oxygen and more than 3 billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for...
  • An aerial view of Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince. © Leonora Baumann / UN / MINUJUSTH, 2019

    10 Feb 2019 - The Core Group (composed of the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, the Ambassadors of Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, the European Union, the United States of America, and the Special Representative of the Organization of American States)...
  • 09 Feb 2019 - It is with profound sadness that the United Nations has learned of the deaths of four people as a result of a road accident involving a public transportation vehicle and a UN Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) that occurred tonight, in Canape Vert, a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince...
  • In 2018, MINUJUSTH staff met young Haitian students as part of the contest #IlEtaitUneFABLE, in partnership with the National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO. © Leonora Baumann / UN / MINUJUSTH, 2018

    24 Jan 2019 - Today we celebrate the first International Day of Education. Education transforms lives. As United Nations Messenger of Peace Malala Yousafzai once said: “one child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world”. Nelson Mandela rightly called education “the most...
  • 31 Dec 2018 - Dear fellow citizens of the world, I wish you a happy, peaceful and prosperous new year. Last New Year, I issued a red alert, and the dangers I mentioned still persist. These are anxious times for many, and our world is undergoing a stress test. Climate...

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