In Focus
World Population Day (11 July)

In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. This year's theme is 'Investing in teenage girls.'

Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy
Fifth review of the UN Counter-terrorism strategy
Drug squad officer in Monrovia, Liberia
International Day against Drug Abuse (26 June)
United Nations Public Service Day (23 June)
Ivorian widows
International Widows' Day (23 June)

In the Spotlight

Elie Wiesel
 Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and long-standing UN Messenger of Peace passed away on 2 July 2016. He was remembered by Secretary-General as one of the world’s “most important witnesses — and one of its most eloquent advocates of tolerance and peace”. He lent his compassionate voice throughout the years to numerous United Nations causes, such as focusing public attention on eradicating poverty and the atrocities occurring in the Darfur region of Sudan. 

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