New York, Dec 11(Just Earth News): On International Mountain Day, the United Nations food security agency has called for greater focus on sustainable agriculture in highland regions around the globe to better respond to climate change impacts and migration challenges.
New York, Sept 17(Just Earth News): Commemorating the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, senior United Nations officials, including Secretary-General AntÃ³nio Guterres highlighted the contributions of the Montreal Protocol â€“ an international environment agreement on the elimination of ozone depleting substances.
New York, June 27(Just Earth News): To mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the United Nations is calling on all countries to honour their commitments to address the scourge and to ensure that steps to do so are consistent with human rights and promote equality, peace, security and sustainable development.
New York, May 24(Just Earth News): While the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is 29 May, the Organization on Wednesday held ceremonies to pay tribute to the more than 3,500 people who have died on duty since 1948 and acknowledge the dedication and courage of those serving on the ground.
New York, May 23(Just Earth News): Obstetric fistula has largely been eliminated in developed countries, but more than two million women and girls still live with the condition, the head of the United Nations women's health agency on Tuesday said, calling for investment and support to eliminate the debilitating and stigmatizing condition.
New York, May 6(Just Earth News): The United Nations population agency on Friday urged governments and development partners to expand midwifery programmes and promote an environment where midwives can effectively serve the needs of women and their families.
New York, Apr 12(Just Earth News): The United Nations on Wednesday commemorated the International Day of Human Space Flight to celebrate the 56th anniversary of the first human space flight, which ushered in the beginning of the space era for mankind.
New York, Dec 21 (Just Earth News): While the world has achieved significant progress in human development over the past two decades, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pointed out on Tuesdaythat â€œprosperity has not been shared by all,â€ as he lauded the virtues of confronting the void with solidarity.
New York, Nov 7 (Just Earth News): To achieve the vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of peace, prosperity and dignity for all on a healthy planet, it is essential to recognize the shared duty of care towards the environment in peacetime and during war, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday.
New York, Nov 2 (Just Earth News): Warning that impunity for crimes against journalists is rampant, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday called for immediate action to secure justice in cases here journalists have been attacked or killed and for concrete steps from all countries to ensure that media professionals are guaranteed space to operate free from harassment and intimidation.
New York, Oct 13 (Just Earth News): Over the past twenty years, 90 per cent of the 1.35 million people who have died in 7,056 disaster events have come from low and middle-income countries, according to a new United Nations report released on Thursday described by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as a â€œdamning indictment of inequality.â€
New York, Sept 26 (Just Earth News): The world faces growing nuclear dangers and tensions, yet progress in multilateral nuclear disarmament has come to a â€œstandstill,â€ United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared on Monday, reiterating a call for complete global nuclear disarmament as the international community marks the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.
New York, Sept 12 (Just Earth News): Senior United Nations officials, including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Guy Ryder on Monday highlighted the importance of South-South Cooperation in their respective messages on the occasion of the UN Day for South-South Cooperation.
New York, Aug 9 (Just Earth News): To mark the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, senior United Nations officials are calling on Governments to improve access to education and ensure that the most vulnerable are not left behind as the journey to achieve the new UN Sustainable Development Goals gets under way.
New York, July 27 (Just Earth News): Mangroves are rare and vital ecosystems that help to protect coastlines and mitigate the effects of climate change, but their survival is being jeopardized, the United Nations cultural agency said on Tuesday, calling for greater preservation efforts as the international community marks the first ever International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem.