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 Human Rights Day (10 November)

Video Message by UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day kicks off a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being — regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. It is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages. Learn More.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Add Your Voice

Join the United Nations in celebrating Human Rights Day and record yourself reading an article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in your language: www.un.org/udhr-video.


16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

The European Union and the United Nations are embarking on a new, global, multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls – The Spotlight Initiative. The Initiative aims to place this issue in the center of efforts to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

World Antibiotic Awareness Week – 13-19 November 2017

Antibiotics are often used to treat infections but they aren’t always the answer. Everybody has a role to play to help reduce antibiotic resistance.  LEARN MORE.


United Nations Day 2017

Video Message by UN Secretary-General

Video message by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, on
United Nations Day (24 October)


What is the UN?

A quick guide on the key components, mission and work of the United Nations – an international organization that helps to build a better world.


Take a moment to learn about the UN. The United Nations remains an essential pillar of the international system, working around the world, around the clock, for peace, sustainable development and human rights.

At a time when challenges are increasingly global, and our fates are inexorably intertwined, understanding the United Nations itself—its aims, workings and ideals—is more important than ever.  The Essential UN website, available in multiple languages, provides a succinct and interactive way to quickly grasp the essentials of the Organization through fast facts, short videos, information cards and fun quizzes.


UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham has many tattoos. Each one represents a happy or important memory for him. But around the world, millions of children bear marks they have not chosen: the physical and psychological scars of violence. Violence against children marks them forever. Together, we must end it.

Watch the video and share. Help #ENDviolence. LEARN MORE.


 

TOGETHER: A Global campaign to Change Perceptions and Attitudes Towards Refugees and Migrants


“Let us make 2017 a year for peace” – UN Secretary-General António Guterres


Portugal’s António Guterres emerges as favourite for next UN Secretary-General


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“We the People” for the Global Goals

Sustainable Development Goals: Improve Lives All Around the Globe

“Sustainable Development Goals: Improve Life All Around The Globe” is a hip hop music video that was produced by Flocabulary in partnership with the Education Outreach Section of the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Public Information. It aims to teach young people throughout the world about the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals and how they can help build peace.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Summit: 17 Goals to Transform Our World


UNiLibraryUnited Nations Publications is pleased to announce the launch of the United Nations iLibrary, the first comprehensive global search, discovery, and dissemination platform for digital content created by the United Nations.

Available from February 2016, the United Nations iLibrary provides librarians, information specialists, scholars, policy makers and the general public with a single online destination for seamlessly accessing knowledge products created by the United Nations Secretariat, and its funds and programs.

At launch, United Nations iLibrary comprises 750 titles in English, and 250 in other official languages of the United Nations: French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic. This initial scope covers most of the content published under the United Nations Publications banner between 2013 and 2015. A scope of around 3,000 titles is expected to be available by the end of 2016, corresponding to most titles published between 2010 and 2015.

The content of the United Nations iLibrary will be regularly updated with approximately 500 new titles published every year on the key topics reflecting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations.  LEARN MORE.


The UN and Bahrain: An Enduring Partnership

“The UN and Bahrain: An Enduring Partnership” is a documentary showcasing the historical partnership between the UN and the Kingdom of Bahrain.