Filling ‘big boots’ at the UN’s Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus

When Lieutenant Colonel Ján Hric took command of what’s known as Sector 4 in the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus, UNFICYP, he realized that he had “big boots to fill”.

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In Slovakia, Ban highlights importance of 'living harmoniously' and sustainably

Visiting the Slovakian city of Levoca, the United Nations Secretary-General stressed the importance of the role of the local community, particularly mayors and governors, and the importance of living harmoniously and in a sustainable way.

Ban praises Slovakia and Austria for 'taking care of so many refugees'

While visiting a humanitarian centre in Slovakia today where refugees have been accommodated by the Government, United Nations Secretary-General urged all leaders to show their “global solidarity and compassionate leadership.”

New treaty empowers children to stand for their rights

A new treaty allowing children to file a complaint directly to the UN about alleged violations of their rights was signed into law on Monday by ten countries.

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