On World Autism Awareness Day, we speak out against discrimination, celebrate the diversity of our global community and strengthen our commitment to the full inclusion and participation of people with autism. Supporting them to achieve their full potential is a vital part of our efforts to uphold the core promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: to leave no one behind. Continue reading
Water is vital for survival and, alongside sanitation, helps protect public and environmental health. Our bodies, our cities and our industries, our agriculture and our ecosystems all depend on it.
Water is a human right. Nobody should be denied access. This World Water Day is about upholding this right for all, leaving no one behind. Continue reading
The Department of Global Communications (DGC) is accepting applications for the 2019 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalism Fellowship, which will be held at UN Headquarters in New York from 15 September to 5 October 2019.
The Fellowship will bring a select group of young journalists from around the world to United Nations Headquarters to cover the General Assembly, interview senior officials, and attend special briefings and workshops.
The Fellowship is open to full-time journalists between the ages of 22 and 35 from countries with developing and transitioning economies. A full list of eligible countries is available at https://outreach.un.org/raf/eligibility.
The Fellowship covers the cost of roundtrip air travel to New York and provides a daily subsistence allowance.
Applications must be submitted online at https://outreach.un.org/raf/apply. The application deadline is 15 April 2019.
إن المهارات في مجالات العلوم والتكنولوجيا والهندسة والرياضيات تُحفِّز الابتكار وهي بالغة الأهمية في تحقيق أهداف التنمية المستدامة.
وتؤدي النساء والفتيات دورا حيويا في جميع هذه المجالات. ومع ذلك فتمثيلهن ناقص على نحو محزن. Continue reading
Skills in science, technology, engineering and math drive innovation and are critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Women and girls are vital in all these areas. Yet they remain woefully under-represented.
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يعد تشويه الأعضاء التناسلية للإناث من الانتهاكات البغيضة لحقوق الإنسان التي تتعرض لها النساء والفتيات في جميع أنحاء العالم. فهو يسلب كرامتهن، ويعرض صحتهن للخطر، ويتسبب بلا داع في الألم والمعاناة، بل وحتى في الموت. Continue reading
Female genital mutilation is an abhorrent human rights violation affecting women and girls around the world. It denies them their dignity, endangers their health and causes needless pain and suffering, even death. Continue reading
Education transforms lives. As United Nations Messenger of Peace Malala Yousafzai once said: “one child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world”. Nelson Mandela rightly called education “the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was the first human rights treaty adopted by the United Nations, on 9 December 1948. It embodies a collective determination to protect people from brutality and to prevent repetition of the horrors witnessed by the world during the Second World War. Continue reading
يتعايش حاليا أكثر من مليار شخص مع شكل ما من أشكال الإعاقة. وفي مجتمعات عديدة، كثيرا ما ينتهي الحال بالأشخاص ذوي الإعاقة إلى الانقطاع عن الآخرين والعيش في عزلة ومواجهة التمييز. Continue reading