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  • Women’s political participation gains momentum in Moldova

    Women’s political participation gains momentum in Moldova

    “At university when I presented myself as a Roma, my colleagues’ facial expressions changed. One teacher even asked, why I had come to the university instead of getting married, as Roma girls do,” says Diana Leahu, a 20-year-old Roma woman from Orhei, a city 48 km north of Moldova’s capital Chișinău.

  • Maintaining the Momentum: Building on Year One of the SDGs

    Maintaining the Momentum: Building on Year One of the SDGs

    One year ago, leaders of 193 countries came together to commit to ending poverty, combatting climate change, and fighting injustice. They agreed a plan for the future of the world and its people. The plan—the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, offers a better future for billions of people around the world and for our planet as a whole.

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Secretary General Messages

  • MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

    MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

    Every year on the International Day of Peace, the United Nations calls on warring parties to lay down their arms and observe a 24-hour global ceasefire. The symbolism of a day without fighting is a crucial reminder that conflict can and must come to an end.

  • MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DEMOCRACY

    MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DEMOCRACY

    A year ago, the world's Governments agreed on an ambitious sustainable development agenda for the next 15 years. They recognized that what people want is not so complicated -- but that it does require a transformation of how our economies and societies work.