Warning that we are dangerously close to breaking the limit of how we should use oceans, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reunited with a Polynesian voyaging canoe crew who are using traditional methods to circumvent the world and highlight the importance of protecting our bodies of water.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Major General Per Lodin of Sweden as the head of the United Nations mission tasked with monitoring the ceasefire line between India and Pakistan.
Following the discovery earlier this week of 70 dead tiger cubs, as well as tiger skins, talismans and other wildlife parts, in a Buddhist temple in Thailand, two United Nations agencies have said those circumstances represent only a “tiny proportion” of the extent of an illegal trade in wildlife that is pushing species to the brink of extinction.
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today said it is deeply concerned by the spate of abductions, hostage-taking and summary executions carried out in recent days against passengers travelling in civilian vehicles.
The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the most recent failed ballistic missile launches by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 31 May and 27 and 28 April, reiterating that the Government should refrain from further actions in violation of the relevant Council’s resolutions.
Following a visit to Viet Nam, singer-songwriter Katy Perry, a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has called for an increased focus on children being left behind in one of Asia’s fastest-growing economies.
A global education action agenda affirming the importance of Sustainable Development Goal 4 – ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong opportunities for all – was adopted today in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea.