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Lessons to be learned of the 21st Century Refugee Crisis

The first theme is Freedom. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ preamble alludes to Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedom Speech, which declared a world in which human beings shall enjoy the freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from...

Delivering Aid in Yemen

  The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is getting worse due to famine and the increasing displacement of people. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other agencies have issued urgent calls to rescue Yemenis who are facing multiple crises,...

UN Events and Campaigns

UN Events and Campaigns UN Secretary-General's Climate Vision Speech Watch the UN Secretary-General deliver a Climate Vision Speech to an audience of young people, business leaders, journalists and diplomats on the eve of the Global Climate Action Summit in San...

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UN Events and Campaigns

UN Events and Campaigns Africa: Open For Business Summit High Level Summit During UN General Assembly Date: 26 September 2018, 5:30 - 7:00 pm Location: UN Headquarters, Conference Room 1 RSVP by 14 September to: Djibril Diallo, djibril.diallow@ardn.ngo...

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Criminal Justice Practice and Violence Against Women

The United Nations Agenda 2030, which is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity, comprises 17 goals and 170+ targets. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 aims at achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. Gender...

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Disarmament that saves lives

‘Disarmament that saves lives’ was the second event of a series organized to build on the Secretary-General’s Disarmament Agenda 'Securing our Common Future: An Agenda for Disarmament'. This town hall-oriented initiative aimed at taking forward the recommendations in...

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Kofi Annan

Note: This post was written by Hugh Dugan. Hugh Dugan is a Visiting Scholar at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and was a US diplomat and senior diplomatic adviser to eleven ambassadors to the United Nations from 1989 to 2015. On the death of the United...

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The new Director of IOM talks about the challenges of migration

This summer, Antonio Manuel de Carvalho Ferreira Vitorino was elected the new Director General of the International Organization for Migration by acclamation. According to Augusto Santos Silva, Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vitorino has a proven record in...

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Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition

Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition took place at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland between July 15 and 20, 2018. Students from all universities in the world were invited to argue a hypothetical human rights case before a...

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United Nations Cine: River of Gold

In collaboration with the Geneva Graduate Institute, and on the occasion of World Environment Day, the United Nations Cine screened the film “River of Gold,” followed by a panel discussion with some experts: Charles Chaussepied, Former Director CSR and Corporate...

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