Press Releases

  • 06 Oct 2019 - On 4 October, as part of a demonstration in front of MINUJUSTH's headquarters in Port-au-Prince, a delegation handed the mission a letter addressed to the United Nations Secretary-General. The document, signed by seven senators, three deputies, and two mayors, was...
  • 29 May 2019 - Today we honor more than one million men and women who have served as United Nations peacekeepers since our first mission in 1948.  We remember the more than 3,800 personnel who paid the ultimate price. And we express our deepest gratitude to the 100,000 civilian,...
  • 22 May 2019 - This year marks the 20th Anniversary since the passing of the landmark United Nations Security Council resolution mandating a peacekeeping operation to use all necessary means to protect civilians at risk. Since the initial ...
  • 02 May 2019 - A free press is essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights. No democracy is complete without access to transparent and reliable information. It is the cornerstone for building fair and impartial institutions, holding leaders...
  • 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...

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