Gandhi’s message of non-violence needed now more than ever – Ban Ki-moon

The message of Mahatma Gandhi, whose peaceful struggle helped birth an independent India and inspired countless people around the world, is needed now more than ever amid rising global tensions, intolerance and conflict, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

In fight against domestic violence in Zimbabwe, UN enlists traditional chiefs

Hundreds of traditional leaders across Zimbabwe are being trained to help fight domestic abuse in their communities under a United Nations-backed initiative launched in cooperation with the Government and women lawyers in the Central African country.

Countries making strides to stop interpersonal violence and its effects – UN study

A new study by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) showed that worldwide, countries are scaling up efforts to halt interpersonal violence and its health consequences.

UN declares 2 October, Gandhi’s birthday, as International Day of Non-Violence

The United Nations General Assembly today decided to observe the International Day of Non-Violence each year on 2 October – the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who helped lead India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

UN marks 10th anniversary of fund to end violence against women with call for action

Senior United Nations officials today marked the tenth anniversary of the creation of the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women with praise for its accomplishments and a call for more action.