Press Releases

  • Ms. Marie Yolaine Mathieu, Chief Commissioner of the DAP for the Eastern Region, talks to inmates of the women's civil prison of Cabaret. © Leonora Baumann / UN /MINUJUSTH, 2018

    13 Dec 2018 -
    The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Helen La Lime, briefed the Security Council today at UN Headquarters on the situation in Haiti and the UN Mission for Justice...
  • 10 Dec 2018 - For 70 years, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been a global beacon – shining a light for dignity, equality and well-being … and bringing hope to dark places. The rights proclaimed in the Declaration apply to everyone -- no matter our race, belief, location or...
  • 09 Dec 2018 - Corruption is present in all countries, rich and poor, North and South. It is an assault on the values of the United Nations. It robs societies of schools, hospitals and other vital services, drives away foreign investment and strips nations of their natural resources. It...
  • Mathania Charles, 21 years old, is a volunteer for the Toya Fundation, an Haitian NGO dedicated to women empowerment. © Ruvens Ely Boyer / UN / PNUD, 2018

    Mathania Charles, 21 years old, is a volunteer for the Toya Fundation, an Haitian NGO dedicated to women empowerment. © Ruvens Ely Boyer / UN / PNUD, 2018

    05 Dec 2018 - There are approximately 1 billion volunteers across the globe, who dedicate their time, skills and passion to make the world a better place. They are often the first to act in moments of crisis. They create social bonds and give a voice to marginalized and vulnerable...
  • A young student at a school for disabled children in the poor neighborhood of Cité Soleil in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. UN Photo/Logan Abassi

    03 Dec 2018 - More than 1 billion people in the world live with some form of disability. In many societies, persons with disabilities often end up disconnected, living in isolation and facing discrimination. In its pledge to leave no one behind, the 2030 Agenda for...
  • 01 Dec 2018 - Thirty years after the first World AIDS Day, the response to HIV stands at a crossroads. Which way we turn may define the course of the epidemic—whether we will end AIDS by 2030, or whether future generations will carry on bearing the burden of this devastating disease....
  • Artwork for the UN Women interactive website, Violence Against Women: Facts Everyone Should Know. Image: UN Women

    25 Nov 2018 - Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic.  It is a moral affront to all women and girls, a mark of shame on all our societies and a major obstacle to inclusive, equitable and sustainable development.  At its core, violence against women and girls is the...
  • 22 Nov 2018 - Port-au-Prince, 22 November 2018 – 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...
  • 02 Nov 2018 - In just over a decade, more than a thousand journalists have been killed while carrying out their indispensable work. Nine out of ten cases are unresolved, with no one held accountable. Female journalists are often at greater risk of being targeted not only for their...
  • © Leonora Baumann / UN / MINUJUSTH, 2018
    24 Oct 2018 - United Nations Day marks the birthday of our founding Charter – the landmark document that embodies the hopes, dreams and aspirations of “we the peoples”. Every day, the women and men of the United Nations work to give practical meaning to that Charter. Despite the odds and the...

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