The Contest of Creative Works "It's Your World Tomorrow" is Going On 03 September 2015
The United Nations Office in Belarus, jointly with Minsk State Palace of Children and Youth, announced the Open National Contest of Creative Works "It's Your World Tomorrow," dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of the creation of the United Nations. In 2015, the world is celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. Belarus was one of the founding members of the Organization.
Express peace! Storytelling and drawing contest for peace 04 August 2015
The contest is organized by the Permanent Representation of the International Organization of La Francophonie to the United Nations in New York and the United Nations Department of Public Information. The competition is open to participants between the ages of 5 and 18 around the world. Young people aged 5 to 10 years old should submit a drawing, and those 11 to 18, a story. The contest entries should illustrate the values of peace or how cultural diversity contributes to peace.
On World Day against Trafficking in Persons, far more still needs to be done to help victims and end impunity for criminals 30 July 2015
Vienna, 30 July 2015 - Each year millions of women, men and children are trafficked for profit. They are sexually exploited, made to undertake demanding and often dangerous work in homes, farms and factories across the globe, and find themselves victims of one of the many other forms of abuse such as forced marriage or organ removal. Yet despite the wide-spread recognition that this is one of today's most exploitative crimes, action is lacking: more needs to be done to dismantle the organized criminal networks behind this, while at the same time it is critical that assistance to victims be stepped up.
International Day of Charity 03 September 2015
The International Day of Charity coincides with the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her work to overcome poverty. Upon receiving the prize, she famously gave the money that came with it to some of the poorest people in India.
International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 30 August 2015
Victims of enforced disappearances are deprived of their liberty, kept in secret detention and seldom released. Often their fate remains unknown; they are frequently tortured and in constant fear of being killed. Even if they are eventually set free, the physical and psychological scars stay with them for the rest of their lives. The victims’ families and loved ones also suffer immense anguish.
International Day Against Nuclear Tests 24 August 2015
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the dawn of the nuclear age. Seven decades ago, the Trinity Test unleashed the power of more than 20,000 tons of TNT and precipitated over 2,000 additional nuclear tests. Pristine environments and populated communities in Central Asia, North Africa, North America and the South Pacific were hit. Many have never recovered from the resulting environmental, health and economic damage.
World Humanitarian Day 18 August 2015 Secretary-General's Message
On World Humanitarian Day, we honour the selfless dedication and sacrifice of workers and volunteers from around the world who devote themselves – often at great personal risk – to assisting the world’s most vulnerable people. This year, more than 100 million women, men and children need life–saving humanitarian assistance. The amount of people affected by conflict has reached levels not seen since the Second World War, while the number of those affected by natural and human–induced disasters remains profound.