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Colombia stepping up efforts achieve historic peace goals, UN envoy says

As Colombia prepares to mark the seventh anniversary of the peace agreement that ended the decades-long conflict there, the Government has increased its efforts to realize the accord’s goals, the UN envoy for the country said on Wednesday.

‘Peace begins with you’, youth activist tells UN forum

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday reiterated his call to action for countries across the world to establish peace forged through sustainable development, human rights and a healthy environment.

Peace our ‘most fundamental job’, says Guterres

Today “peace is under assault” across communities, countries and regions, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday, underscoring the need for global solidarity and mutual trust.

UN honours survivors of terrorism working for peace

Paying respect to the thousands lost or harmed through terrorist attacks around the world each year, the UN is launching a project to help survivors’ testimonies be heard, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday’s International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism.

Investing in UNRWA is ‘an investment in peace and hope’

New York: At a “critical conference” supporting the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, Secretary-General António Guterres outlined on Tuesday, the “essential role” it continues to play in generations of lives.    

UN chief reiterates call for global ceasefire, marking International Day of Non-Violence

The UN Secretary-General repeated his call for a global ceasefire, commemorating the International Day of Non Violence, which is taking place this year in the shadows of the devastating human and socio-economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Multilateralism must weather 'challenges of today and tomorrow' Guterres tells Paris Peace Forum

New York/IBNS: In a speech to the Paris Peace Forum in Paris on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that to thrive, multilateralism had to adapt, mindful that “conflicts persist, creating suffering and displacement: our world is unsettled”.

Stronger partnerships with post-conflict countries needed to ensure ‘path towards durable peace’: UN chief

New York, July 19 (IBNS): As UN missions are drawn down and eventually closed, stronger partnerships are needed to ensure that countries recovering from conflict can transition successfully to a phase of durable peace and development, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday.

Newly-elected Nigerian UN General Assembly President pledges focus on ‘peace and prosperity’ for most vulnerable

New York, June 5 (IBNS): The global reach of the United Nations makes it “the world's best hope for peace and security, sustainable development and the promotion and protection of human rights and social progress”, said the top Nigerian diplomat who will be the next President of the General Assembly.

UN honours fallen colleagues and friends who ‘risk all to promote peace’

New York, May 7 (IBNS): The lives of 115 colleagues who lost their lives between the beginning of last year and the end of March, serving the United Nations, were honoured on Monday at the annual Memorial Service for Fallen Staff, in New York.

Afghanistan can rely on international support along harrowing road to peace, and beyond

New York, Nov 29 (IBNS): Afghanistan has undertaken significant reforms which the international community will continue to support long after peace is secured in the war-torn country, a top UN official pledged on Wednesday.

Building climate resilience and peace, go hand in hand for Africa’s Sahel – UN forum

New York, Nov 14 (IBNS): To build a sustainable peace in Africa’s Sahel region, “urgent attention” is needed to mitigate the effects of climate change, and ensure that communities have access to sufficient opportunities, a joint meeting between the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UN Peacebuilding Commission highlighted on Tuesday.

Restoring prospect of peace in Middle East is ‘our shared responsibility’ UN envoy tells Security Council

New York, Oct 19 (IBNS):Violence is on the rise in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Israeli authorities are continuing to demolish and confiscate Palestinian-owned homes and property, in contravention of international law, the United Nations envoy for the Middle East Peace Process said on Thursday.

General Debate kicks off, peacekeeping, human rights for all and South-Sudan

New York, Sept 25 (IBNS): On the occasion of the 73rd General Assembly, the UN is hosting a plethora of events with some of the world’s most prominent leaders and experts, to set the pace on dozens of critical global topics. To help you navigate and make sure you don’t miss out on anything important, here’s the second of our daily UN News guides to what’s going on.

Peace must be built ‘block after block’ UN General Assembly President tells key forum

New York, Sept 6 (IBNS): Under the theme of charting “A Credible Pathway to Sustaining Peace,” Miroslav Lajčák, President of the 72nd General Assembly, convened this year’s one-day High-level Forum for Member States and others on Wednesday, to further promote a global culture of peace.