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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