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GLOBAL EVENT TURNS THE WORLD UN BLUE TO MARK 70th ANNIVERSARY OF UNITED NATIONS

SDG Projections: Massive scale projections and peoples’ voices to celebrate UN70 and visually depict the 17 Global Goals Organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information in partnership with the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, the Office of the Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, the Global Poverty Project and other partners General Assembly 69th session: High-level Forum on a Culture of Peace Opening Statements by the Acting President of the General Assembly and the Secretary-General, followed by panel discussions

(Canberra, 20 October 2015) – On 24 October, more than 150 iconic monuments, buildings, museums, bridges and other landmarks in more than 45 countries around the world will be lit up blue – the official colour of the United Nations, as part of a global campaign to commemorate UN Day and the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. Continue reading

Official Visit to Australia Postponed Due to Protection Concerns

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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Francois Crépeau, today announced the postponement of his planned official visit to Australia due to the lack of full cooperation from the Government regarding protection concerns and access to detention centres. Continue reading

UN Secretary-General’s Remarks at Press Conference – [Scroll down for Q&A] New York, 16 September 2015

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Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen. It is a great pleasure to see you.

This year’s session of the General Assembly opens at a time of turmoil and hope.

Turmoil — because conflicts have deepened in so many places, and civilians are paying the price. Continue reading