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Sustainable Development Goal 9: Investing in ICT access and quality education to promote lasting peace

Knowledge and information have become transformative dimensions of our existence and are key drivers behind the implementation of all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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The story behind the new “shop.UN.org” site

The United Nations Publications team has a mandate to promote the work and knowledge of the United Nations, its Funds, Agencies and Programmes to the global audience, complementing ongoing dissemination activities. This outreach targets the general public,...

Selecting the United Nations Secretary-General

2016 will see the selection of a new Secretary-General of the United Nations, as Ban Ki-moon’s second term ends on 31 December 2016. Even though there is no limit to the number of terms a Secretary-General may serve, none has held office for more than two terms. But...

UN Television Series “UN in Action” Records Episode 1,500

In December 2015, United Nations Television achieved a major milestone with the production of show number 1,500 of its short feature series “UN in Action.” “UN in Action” was created in October 1987 when the Department of Public Information decided that it needed a...

A recap of #UNGA activities on Tuesday

  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the 71st annual debate of the UN General Assembly , calling on world leaders to act now and work together for a better future. He also recognized the role of social media: "Phones and social media have connected the world in...

Coming up at the #UNGA on Tuesday

As the General Debate oficially starts, a High-Level event will highlight the actions that all stakeholders are taking to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. At its first anniversary, an opportunity to all Members State also show their achievements. After...

A recap of Monday’s highlights at the #UNGA

World leaders adopted the New York Declaration during the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, which expresses their political will to protect the rights of refugees and migrants, to save lives and share responsibility for large movements on a global scale. The...