This International Women's Day, women leaders from across the UN family in India urge UN entities, governments, industries, employers, families- to work together so that there are more women in leadership and decision-making roles in India, at the United Nations and across the world.
This film by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) asks everyone around the world to break-up with single-use plastics, such as mineral water bottles and straws.
‘The Break-up’ is part of the Clean Seas campaign to address the global challenge of plastic pollution, which is choking our oceans and marine life. The film takes a lighter look at the issue of marine litter and calls for viewers to make a pledge to reduce their plastic use at cleanseas.org.
The year 2017 marked a shift in leadership at the United Nations as Secretary-General António Guterres began his term at a time of heightened global challenges. The world's fastest-growing refugee crisis unfolded in Myanmar while the threat of famine loomed over Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia. Resolved to forestall crises before they occur, Secretary-General Guterres launched a series of reforms aimed at advancing mediation and prevention. These build on past successes, including the proud legacy left by the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, which closed its doors after reshaping the global approach to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. As the United Nations rises to the world's collective security challenges, the voices of the people most affected resound with greater meaning for our common future.