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Challenges Faced by Media in Covering Israeli-Palestinian Story Focus as International Seminar on Peace in Middle East Opens

The United Nations would spare no effort in supporting the quest for peace in the Middle East, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told participants in a two-day international media seminar today, stressing that a free, pluralistic media was essential in covering both the Israeli-Palestinian story and broader regional dynamics in a fast-paced digital world. Continue reading

Secretary-General’s message on the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, 6 April

The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace highlights the role sport can play in achieving sustainable progress and change. Sport has the power to help develop the potential of individuals, communities and nations. It encourages personal growth, is a major force in eliminating gender barriers and can build bridges across lines that might otherwise divide. Sport nurtures society by creating a culture in which fundamental values such as equality, the acceptance of rules, mutual respect and fairness are appreciated. Continue reading

100-day countdown to the International Day of Peace 2014

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on the 21st of September.  Today marks the 100-day countdown to the International Day of Peace, when the United Nations calls on nations, communities and individuals to renounce conflict and promote harmony.  Continue reading

Sport Matters in Achieving Development and Peace

On the 4th of April, under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge UNIC Canberra joined Australian-based NGO Sports Matters to celebrate the first International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Continue reading

Working towards sustainable peace in the pacific

On his official visit to the United Nations in 1979, Pope John Paul II presented the United Nations with a mosaic of the "Dove of Peace", a reproduction of a mosaic executed in the 12th century. 01 August 1985 United Nations, New YorkFor the past three weeks, over 35 religious and civil society leaders from Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea (including Bougainville), West Papua, New Caledonia, Tahiti, Nauru, Kiribati, Samoa and American Samoa, have undergone an intensive training course in peacebuilding. Representing non-government organizations (NGOs) and faith-based organizations, Continue reading

Speech on the Rule of Law by Helen Clark

Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), addresses the General Assembly’s high-level meeting on the rule of law held today at United Nations Headquarters in New York. 24 September 2012 United Nations, New YorkSpeech to the Annual UNDP Meeting on the Rule of Law 2013, Strengthening the Rule of Law for Peace and Development – One Year On, delivered by the UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark, on Tuesday 2 July 2013, 10:15am. Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme on 17 April 2009, and is the first woman to  Continue reading

100-day countdown to the UN International Day of Peace

Poster for International Peace Day 2013Thursday, 13 June marks the start of the 100 day countdown to the 2013 International Day of Peace. This year’s theme is “Education for Peace”. Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.  Continue reading