On Friday Ban Ki-moon called on the world for more political attention and resources to end “an overflowing inbox of conflicts”, spur development and combat climate change. “The situations in Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic have gone from bad to worse,” said the Secretary-General in his first press conference of the year. He stressed the immediate need to end fighting in those countries and to ramp up action towards achieving sustainable development. Find out more and watch his remarks here.

On Friday Ban Ki-moon called on the world for more political attention and resources to end “an overflowing inbox of conflicts”, spur development and combat climate change. 

“The situations in Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic have gone from bad to worse,” said the Secretary-General in his first press conference of the year. He stressed the immediate need to end fighting in those countries and to ramp up action towards achieving sustainable development. 

Find out more and watch his remarks here.

Monday is World Humanitarian Day! See more photos like this one of aid workers in action here: http://j.mp/1acMGzh Humanitarian aid workers can be international, but most come from the country in which they work. They reflect all cultures, ideologies and backgrounds and they are united by their commitment to humanitarianism. Daniel Matur from South Sudan, pictured here, works with the International Organization for Migration. Credit: UNOCHA South Sudan

Monday is World Humanitarian Day! See more photos like this one of aid workers in action here: http://j.mp/1acMGzh Humanitarian aid workers can be international, but most come from the country in which they work. They reflect all cultures, ideologies and backgrounds and they are united by their commitment to humanitarianism. Daniel Matur from South Sudan, pictured here, works with the International Organization for Migration. Credit: UNOCHA South Sudan

Our UN Peacekeeping staff put their lives at risk working in places others can’t or won’t go. It is always with great sadness that we report the loss of lives of any of our colleagues.Our thoughts are with our colleagues in United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) where five peacekeepers and seven civilians were killed this week. At least nine injured others were injured in an ambush.

Our UN Peacekeeping staff put their lives at risk working in places others can’t or won’t go. It is always with great sadness that we report the loss of lives of any of our colleagues.

Our thoughts are with our colleagues in United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) where five peacekeepers and seven civilians were killed this week. At least nine injured others were injured in an ambush.

How to keep track of the world’s growing population? Sigin Ojulu, a young girl from South Sudan and one of the 2011 UN Citizens Ambassadors contest has a solution!
In this interview, hear her story on how to incorporate and equip youths with tools to develop their communities and her own world-improving idea to promote birth registration in poor countries.

Sigin Ojulu’s winning video entry

How to keep track of the world’s growing population? Sigin Ojulu, a young girl from South Sudan and one of the 2011 UN Citizens Ambassadors contest has a solution!

In this interview, hear her story on how to incorporate and equip youths with tools to develop their communities and her own world-improving idea to promote birth registration in poor countries.

Sigin Ojulu’s winning video entry