The Secretary-General welcomes the launch of formal peace talks between the Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN)
Feb 10, 2017
The Secretary-General takes note of the commitment of the parties to listen to the voices of the communities affected by the conflict.
Equator Prize 2017 launches global search for nature-based solutions for local development
Feb 9, 2017
Each winning group will receive USD 10,000 and will be invited to participate in a series of national and global policy dialogues and special events during the United Nations General Assembly in New York, in September 2017, culminating in an award ceremony at the beginning of Climate Week and Global Goals Week.
Appeal for Peace | António Guterres
Jan 1, 2017
I appeal to you all to join me in committing to peace, today and every day.
Cuba shares agricultural techniques with Fiji and Solomon Islands
Dec 28, 2016
Farmers from Fiji and the Solomon Islands traveled to Cuba to learn innovative farming techniques to promote and secure food security and environmental protection in their countries.
Cooperation between Brazil and Africa promotes the development of the cotton industry
Dec 22, 2016
Cotton 4 + Togo Project brings together Brazilian and African experts to optimize their production and share experiences.
Ban Ki-moon welcomes ratification of new peace accord in Colombia
Dec 1, 2016
The ratification of the Agreement constitutes a major milestone in the peace process that reaffirms the hopes shared by all Colombians for a future in peace and prosperity after decades of conflict.
As Cuba mourns passing of former President Fidel Castro, Ban offers condolences, UN support
Nov 26, 2016
Under former President Castro, Cuba made advances in the fields of education literacy and health. I hope that Cuba will continue to advance on a path of reform and greater prosperity,” the Secretary-General concluded.
Ban Ki-moon welcomes the signing of the new peace agreement in Colombia
Nov 25, 2016
The Secretary-General hopes that Colombians will come together at this time to move the peace process forward.
UN Development Chief, Helen Clark, concludes visit to Honduras
Nov 25, 2016
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark has recently finished a three-day visit to Honduras. During the visit she has held several meetings with Government authorities, international agencies and civil society representatives, members of the UN Development Group, UN staff and community members from projects that are being funded and technically advised by UNDP.
Ban Ki-moon welcomes the holding of elections in Haiti
Nov 21, 2016
The Secretary-General reaffirms the commitment of the United Nations to extend its full support to the Haitian people in the fulfillment of their democratic aspirations.