United Nations Archive

thyssenkrupp and the United Nations stand together against LGBTI discrimination

thyssenkrupp is sending another strong signal that everyone can reach their full potential at the company – irrespective of origin, gender, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. The Essen-based industrial group has adopted the United Nations 2017 standards against the discrimination of lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people. This makes thyssenkrupp one of the

Leaders at United Nations General Assembly Step Up Commitments to End Malaria for Good

  Heads of State, Ministers from Monaco, Swaziland, U.S., and Zambia Pledge Political and Financial Support to Eliminate the Disease that Puts Half the World at Risk   U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative Announces Addition of 5 New Focus Countries, Expanding its Effective Anti-Malaria Efforts Across Sub-Sahara Africa   New York (September 21, 2017) – Today,

Italy’s leadership role in strategic investment in aviation infrastructure

Montréal and Rome, 30 June 2017 – Conducting her first mission to Italy, at the invitation of its Government, ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu, encouraged the country’s aviation leaders to pursue their exemplary approach to developing aviation infrastructure and air connectivity, particularly in terms of the effectiveness of its strategic alignment of policies and

IFIP AI Expert Stephen Ibaraki Chairs United Nations AI Briefing

Stephen Ibaraki, Founding Chair of the IFIP Global Industry Council (GIC) and Vice Chair of IFIP IP3 (International Professional Practice Partnership), last week chaired and presented a keynote address at the UN Headquarters New York ITU Briefing on the “AI for Good Global Summit”. The briefing was a resounding success by all measures with high

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres: Message on World Autism Awareness Day

2 April 2017 VIENNA, 2 April (UN Information Service) – On this World Autism Awareness Day, let us all play a part in changing attitudes toward persons with autism and in recognizing their rights as citizens, who, like everyone else, are entitled to claim those rights and make decisions for their lives in accordance with

Statement by Dr Rick Brennan, Director WHO Emergency Operations, at launch of United Nations and humanitarian partners international appeal to provide life-saving assistance to Yemen

  8 February 2017 Essentially the health system in Yemen is on its knees right now and highly dependent on international support. Currently more than 14.8 million people lack access to basic health care. Less than 45% of health facilities are still functioning. 17% are completely non-functional.At least 274 of those facilities have been damaged or

Statement by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Refugees

New York, 31 January 2017 NEW YORK/VIENNA, 31 January (UN Information Service) – On my way back from Ethiopia, the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa that for decades has been keeping its borders open to hundreds of thousands of refugees from its neighbours, many times in dramatic security situations, I want to state the following:

The Loomba Foundation presents the World Widows Report at the United Nations in New York

April 12th 2016, New Delhi: The Loomba Foundation, a UN ECOSOC-accredited NGO which serves the cause of widows presented its World Widows Report at the Church Center for the United Nations in New York at a parallel event during the 60th anniversary meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (NGO CSW60). Launched


New York, 28 September 2015 – On behalf of Unilever’s health soap Lifebuoy, CEO Paul Polman today called for a hygiene indicator to be included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the global goals that will set the development agenda until 2030. Polman was speaking at a panel discussion, which coincides with the launch

Handwashing and Help a Child Reach 5 ambassador Kajol appeals for the cause of hygiene during the United Nations General Assembly week

India, September 23, 2015:Kajol Devgn, actor and Lifebuoy’s ‘Help a Child Reach 5’ ambassador will highlight the importance of handwashing with soap in reducing child and new-born mortality at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). She will appeal to policymakers for a hygiene indicator to be included in the UN’s Sustainable