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Courage needed to reform global credit rating system

General Assembly President Vuk Jeremic. UN Photo/Evan SchneiderThe steps needed to redress failures that led to the world economic crisis will require courage to conceive meaningful reform to the system of global economic governance, the president of the General Assembly President said today during the world body’s first-ever meeting on the global credit rating system. “I believe the United Nations could play a role Continue reading

UNGA holds second High-level Forum on Culture of Peace

A wide view of the Trusteeship Council Chamber, as His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia addresses the General Assembly’s second annual High-level Forum on the Culture of Peace. 06 September 2013 United Nations, New York Photo # 560306Education was a primary tool for building a culture of peace, and the United Nations had rightly placed it at the forefront to that end, speakers said today as the General Assembly held a high-level forum on that topic. Assembly President Vuk Jeremić (Serbia) recalled that the 193-nation body had adopted the Programme of Action on a Continue reading

At the UN, Malala Yousafzai calls for universal education

Malala Yousafzai, the young education rights campaigner from Pakistan, speaks at the “Malala Day” UN Youth Assembly. The event, taking place on Malala’s sixteenth birthday, brings together hundreds of students from over 80 countries to call for quality education for every girl and boy in the world. It was also addressed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; General Assembly President Vuk Jeremić; and UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown. 12 July 2013 United Nations, New YorkMalala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for attending classes, on Friday 12 July, addressed hundreds of young people at the United Nations, urging them to use education as a weapon against extremism. “Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One teacher, one book,  Continue reading