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The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) presents a new digital discussion series on “Post-conflict Rwanda and Reconciliation”. This series of two podcasts explores the ongoing reconciliation process in Rwanda and its relation to sustainable development, marking the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda on 7 April. The podcasts feature interview with Honore Gatera, manager of the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda, and Consolee Nishimwe, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide.
Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day, the United Nations today called for recognizing the rights of people with the spectrum neurological condition, which is believed to affect 70 million people around the world.
28 March 2017 – Visiting the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan that is hosting about 80,000 Syrian refugees, the United Nations chief urged the parties to the conflict in Syria and the countries that have influence over them to realize that the crisis is not only a tragedy for Syrian people but also a threat to regional stability and global security.
Univocally condemning unlawful destruction and pillaging of cultural heritage such as religious sites and artefacts, the United Nations Security Council today adopted an historic resolution that is expected to strengthen protections for such heritage during armed conflicts where they are most vulnerable.
There is only one week left to submit your essay to the 2017 Many Languages, One World contest! Essay submission deadline is 31 March 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EDT! To enter today, click here!
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, together with the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, will open the third annual New York City Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition at The Met's Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education on Friday, March 24, 2017. This special exhibition is free and open to the public during regular Museum hours from March 24 through May 29, 2017.
20 March 2017 – The United Nations committee monitoring efforts to protect rights of persons with disabilities today opened its spring session today in Geneva with a call to pay special attention to gender issues.“We do urge you to ensure a strong gender basis is built in to your agenda this year, and we urge you to take special care to ensure that the voice and experience of girls and women resonates within your deliberations,” the UN’s Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kate Gilmore told the 17th session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which runs 12 Ap
People now have easier access to find and download Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) publications and official documents.
13 March 2017 - The suffering of children in war-torn Syria “hit rock bottom” in 2016 with the highest number of grave violations against them since verification began in 2014, underscored the United Nations children's agency urging all parties to the conflict, those who have influence over them, and anyone who cared about children to find an immediate political solution to end the conflict.
10 March 2017 – The United Nations envoy for Afghanistan today highlighted both the visible progress the conflict-torn country has made and the challenges lie ahead, urging the Government to redouble efforts while calling for continued international political and financial support.