UNICEF Goodwill Ambassdor and tennis champion Novak Djokovic and President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge addressed the UN General Assembly on Friday as it met to proclaim 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, a historic step in recognizing the power of sport to erase cultural barriers and mobilize people around the world.

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Credit: UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassdor and tennis champion Novak Djokovic and President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge addressed the UN General Assembly on Friday as it met to proclaim 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, a historic step in recognizing the power of sport to erase cultural barriers and mobilize people around the world.

Find out more here: http://bit.ly/18Puec9

Credit: UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

History was made at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday!  Building on a process which began in the 1990s, countries passed a resolution adopting the Arms Trade Treaty which will create a uniform framework covering the international trade in conventional arms resulting in a level playing field for the global arms trade, bringing to it more accountability, openness and transparency, and making it harder for human rights abusers, criminals and arms traffickers to obtain weapons. Vote count: 154 in favour, 3 against, and 23 abstentions. Photo credit: Permanent Mission of Norway on Twitter (@NorwayUN)

History was made at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday!

Building on a process which began in the 1990s, countries passed a resolution adopting the Arms Trade Treaty which will create a uniform framework covering the international trade in conventional arms resulting in a level playing field for the global arms trade, bringing to it more accountability, openness and transparency, and making it harder for human rights abusers, criminals and arms traffickers to obtain weapons.

Vote count: 154 in favour, 3 against, and 23 abstentions.


Photo credit: Permanent Mission of Norway on Twitter (@NorwayUN)

History was made at the United Nations on Thursday when the General Assembly voted to grant Palestine non-member observer State status at the United Nations, while expressing the urgent need for the resumption of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians leading to a permanent two-State solution.

Overview from United Nations News Centre
Statement from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Photo: Mahmoud Abbas (front centre), President of the Palestinian Authority, with his delegation in the General Assembly Hall following the Assembly’s decision. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

History was made at the United Nations on Thursday when the General Assembly voted to grant Palestine non-member observer State status at the United Nations, while expressing the urgent need for the resumption of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians leading to a permanent two-State solution.

Overview from United Nations News Centre

Statement from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Photo: Mahmoud Abbas (front centre), President of the Palestinian Authority, with his delegation in the General Assembly Hall following the Assembly’s decision. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas