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UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination issues findings on Lebanon and Netherlands

UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination issues findings on Lebanon and Netherlands

GENEVA (1 September 2021) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has issued its findings on Lebanon and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the two States parties which it examined during its latest session. The findings contain positive aspects of each country’s implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of


Mobilizing, inspiring, and connecting individuals around the globe to #TurnItAround for people and planet Bonn, Germany, 25 March – The 2020 SDG Action Awards Ceremony, which took place on 25 March as a part of the fifth SDG Global Festival of Action, highlighted nine inspiring finalist initiatives, of which three were announced as winners during

Rami Kadi designated as UN Environment Programme Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Fashion in West Asia

Renowned Lebanese designer Rami Kadi has been appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Environment Programme’s Sustainable Fashion Programme in West Asia The apparel industry is the second-largest water-consuming industry in the world, consuming 215 trillion litres of water per year[1] UNEP’s sustainable fashion programme in West Asia aims to promote sustainable consumption and production

COVID-19 Private Sector Global Facility announced at SDG Business Forum – UNDP, UN Global Compact and ICC join forces with DHL, Microsoft and PwC to help communities recover better from the pandemic

[New York, 23 September 2020] The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) have established the COVID-19 Private Sector Global Facility, a global initiative and collaboration bringing together public and private sector partners to help local communitiesrecover better from the pandemic. Deutsche Post DHL

UN75: The Future We Want, The UN We Need Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN’s worldwide consultation reveals a strong call for action on inequalities and climate change, as well as more solidarity

In January 2020, the United Nations launched the global consultation to mark its 75th anniversary. Through surveys and dialogues, it asked people about their hopes and fears for the future – representing the UN’s most ambitious effort to date to understand expectations of international cooperation and of the UN in particular. It is also the


The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and economic devastation around the world. I recently called for an immediate global ceasefire to focus on our shared struggle to overcome the pandemic. I appealed for an end to violence everywhere, now. But violence is not confined to the battlefield. For many women and girls, the


Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the formation of new Government in Lebanon

The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement of the formation of a new Government of Lebanon today. He looks forward to working with Prime Minister Hassan Diab and the incoming Council of Ministers, including in support of Lebanon’s reform agenda and to address the pressing needs of its people. The Secretary-General reiterates the United Nations commitment to


United Nations Calls for Nominations for Nelson Mandela Prize

The United Nations is calling for nominations for the 2020 United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize. The Prize was established in June 2014 by the United Nations General Assembly to recognize the achievements of those who dedicate their lives to the service of humanity by promoting the purposes and principles of the United Nations while