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  • SOLD: A Ciné-ONU success at BOZAR

    SOLD is a feature film adaptation of the globally acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick. Based on true stories, SOLD is the story of Lakshmi who journeys from a pastoral, rural village in Nepal to a gritty brothel/prison called 'Happiness House' in Kolkata, India. Through one extraordinary girl’s story, SOLD illustrates the brutality of […]

  • Secretary-General António Guterres urges surge in diplomacy for peace

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appealed to the Security Council to "commit to a surge in diplomacy for peace", during an open debate on the subject of conflict prevention and sustaining peace. The debate,  convened by Sweden which holds the presidency of the Council in January, marked the first time that the […]

  • What have tuna and asteroids, Chernobyl and gastronomy in common?

    5 January 2017. While there is certainly an obvious link between tuna and sustainable gastronomy, Chernobyl and asteroids do not seem to have much in common. However, in 2017 they will,  since the United Nations will observe for the first time this year international days devoted to each of these four themes. It is the General Assembly of […]

  • "Let us make 2017 a year for peace" - UN Secretary-General António Guterres

    In his first message on his first day as United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres appeals to the world for one shared new year resolution - to "put peace first" in the year 2017 […]

  • UN's 2016 Year in Review

    Challenges and milestones for the international community The year 2016 was a challenging one for the international community, with the conflict in Syria worsening despite efforts to end the fighting, escalating violence and insecurity in South Sudan and Yemen, and a five million increase in the number of refugees worldwide. Yet 2016, the […]

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