Join us in Remembering Mandela

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Friday is Mandela Day! “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others.” -Nelson Mandela Every year on Mandela’s … Continue reading

Global launch of the UN sanitation campaign to end open defecation

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The UN Deputy Secretary-General launches the UN sanitation campaign to end open defecation Wednesday May 28, 2014 10:00-11:00am EDT Watch the event webcast on UN Web TV The United Nations and its partners are holding a press briefing and … Continue reading

United Nations Announces the First Global Vote Day

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The United Nations will dedicate the first week of May to getting out the vote for its MY World opinion poll, organizing a multitude of activities in more than 50 countries to raise awareness of … Continue reading

MY World Global Week of Action 5-11 May

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Did you know that more than 2 million people have already voted at the UN for the things that would make the most difference to their lives. But there’s more you can do! Can you get 5 friends … Continue reading

Conference on Inequalities in Africa: Accra, 28-30 April, 2014

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The Pan-African Conference on Inequalities in the Context of Structural Transformation will take place in Accra, Ghana on April 28-30, 2014. Inequalities are a recurrent theme in the debate on development. The Millennium Declaration recognized the concern over … Continue reading

Over 1.5 million voices heard!

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Over 1.58 million people have had their say at the UN! Up to now, the survey results reveal that the top priorities for voters to improve their lives are a good education, better healthcare, better … Continue reading

The United Nations invites everybody to Have THEIR say at the United Nations

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The United Nations has launched in Madrid, with the support of Telefonica, the “HAVE YOUR SAY AT THE UNITED NATIONS” campaign, inviting everybody to participate in MY World, the UN global survey for a better … Continue reading

IDEP 2013: UN Secretary-General urges for greater support for people struggling to escape poverty and build better lives

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. UN Secretary-General’s Message for 2013. This year’s observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty comes as the international community is pursuing twin objectives:  intensifying efforts to … Continue reading

Agenda: UN Commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) has been observed at UN Headquarters since 1993 and around the world since 1987. This year’s commemoration on 17 October will be an occasion to recognize … Continue reading

MY World 2015: Interactive multimedia exhibition opens during the UN General Assembly in New York

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Over 1 million people have answered MY World, the United Nations global survey to citizens- voting for education, health, honest and responsive government and jobs as basis for a better future. These results are now … Continue reading