The ACT Baha’i community celebrated Human Rights Day with a multifaith service and artistic performances on the theme “Fighting Poverty: A Matter of Rights, not Charity”.
UNIC Canberra Director, Mr Christopher Woodthorpe read the Secretary-General’s message, marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption by the World Conference on Human Rights of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action. Continue reading →
For small island developing States, the devastating impacts of climate change struck at the very heart of their survival, and without renewed political efforts to mitigate their reach, those nations would continue to suffer dramatic setbacks in their economic and social well-being, several world leaders warned today, as the General Assembly moved into the fifth day of its annual debate. Continue reading →
As the 20-year deadline for achieving the ICPD goals approaches, a global review of the state of population and development is underway. The review will assess achievements made since Cairo and identify outstanding issues and new challenges. It will serve to renew political Continue reading →
UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov, addressing a panel discussion of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Geneva, underscored the links between combating drugs and crime and achieving sustainable development. The discussion, which was held on 22 July 2013 as part of ECOSOC’s substantive session this month, focused on “the Vienna-based Commissions and the importance of drug control, Continue reading →
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today held a thematic discussion on its contribution to the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda as a principal body for policy review, policy dialogue and recommendations on issues of economic and social development and for the follow-up to the Millennium Development Goals. It held two panels on Continue reading →