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CYCLING FOR KNOWLEDGE: The 2017 edition of Cyclo-Biblio makes a stop at the Palais des Nations by Cristina Giordano, UN Library at Geneva

The day is 19 June 2017, it is hot and sunny. It is a Monday and the beginning of an extraordinary heat wave in Geneva. Around noon, UN Security officers open the gate known as « La Fenêtre », an entrance to the UN compound that is usually closed, to let in a colourful group of cyclists […]

Turkmenistan to host V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

Sport is an effective and flexible instrument for the promotion of peace and development. The outcome document of the United Nations Summit for the post-2015 development agenda notes that sports is an important factor for sustainable development. The UN recognizes the significant contribution of sports into peace and development, as it promotes the establishment of […]

UNITED NATIONS INFORMATION SERVICE IN GENEVA CELEBRATES WORLD RADIO DAY ON 13 FEBRUARY 2017

Geneva, 10 February – The United Nations Information Service in Geneva will be celebrating World Radio Day on Monday, 13 February with a series of events, including interviews with the United Nations’ radio partners and a Facebook Live virtual tour of the studios at the Palais des Nations.   Activities will highlight the important role […]

Geneva Cyprus Talks

TALKING POINT AT THE UN IN GENEVA CONCERNING CYPRUS UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during a press briefing to the press. He was accompanied by HE Mustafa Akinci, President of Northern Cyprus (left- turkish part) and HE Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus (right greek part). Related posts: No related posts.

“IT IS TIME TO RECOGNIZE THE CONTRIBUTION OF WHISTLEBLOWERS” – UNITED NATIONS EXPERT WELCOMES COMMUTATION OF MANNING’S SENTENCE

GENEVA (18 January 2017) – The United Nations Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas, welcomes the commutation of Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence for leaking classified military secrets. Mr. de Zayas calls on all Governments to protect whistleblowers instead of persecuting them. “I welcome the commutation of […]

Cyprus talks ‘on track’ ahead of international conference – UN envoy

  11 January 2017 – As the United Nations-facilitated talks on Cyprus went into their third day in Geneva ahead of an international conference tomorrow, the UN adviser on the issue has said the discussions are “on track” and while there is still much hard work to do, an “historic” outcome could be reached as […]

In Uzbekistan 2017 has been declared the Year of Dialogue with the People and Human Interests

Uzbekistan celebrates the 24th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan. On this occasion, a ceremonial event took place at the “Uzbekistan” palace of international forums on 7 December. The event was attended by state and public figures, representatives of such spheres as science, culture, art and sport, members of […]

QUO VADIS CATALONIA? – Part Two Catalonia, Europe and the World by Albert Pont, President, Catalan Circle for Business (www.ccncat.cat)

In the first part of this article we referred to the historic, political, economic and cultural reasons that, for over three centuries, have underpinned the Catalan claim for self-rule. In this second part, we shall provide readers with a succinct overview of the Catalan “Road Map” to independence together with the economic and legal consequences […]

Interview with Dr David Nabarro, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change and candidate for the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Dr Nabarro’s career spans more than 40 years of working in public health. Starting as a doctor working for Save the Children in Northern Iraq and then Nepal, he later lectured on nutrition and public health in the United Kingdom (UK) and worked for the UK’s Department for International Development as Chief Health and Population […]

Michael Møller, le directeur general de l”ONU a Geneve honore d’un prix sur la communication

Genève, le 15 novembre – M. Michael Møller, Directeur général de l’Office des Nations Unies à Genève (ONUG), s’est dit très honoré de recevoir le Prix d’excellence en communication de l’Union Suisse des Attachés de Presse (USAP) qui lui a été attribué aujourd’hui au Palais des Nations lors d’une émouvante cérémonie.   «Je suis très reconnaissant […]