Youth Civic Engagement is the central theme of this year’s International Youth Day, which is marked every year on 12 August. With an aim to promote young people’s effective inclusive civic engagement at all levels, Youth Civic Engagement is one of main goals of all UN agencies youth programmes and strategies, as well as the main goal of the United Nations System - Wide Action Plan on Youth (Youth-SWAP).
What kind of future will we live in? What will Montenegro look like in 2030? These questions are very hard to answer, for sure, as the future is getting more and more uncertain. But that’s not the reason to sit and wait for the future to happen. The UN Team in Montenegro decided to try to take a glimpse into the future so it could better design its strategic five-year plan.
Voices around the world are demanding leadership in 2015 on poverty, inequality and climate change. These universal challenges demand global action, and this year presents unprecedented opportunities for achieving the future we want. This September, world leaders will gather at the United Nations in New York to adopt a new agenda for sustainable development. This is also the year when they will reach a global agreement on climate change at the Paris Climate Conference. These new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will guide policy and funding for the next 15 years, beginning with a historic pledge to end poverty. Everywhere. Permanently.
Dnevne novine: Interview with Mustafa Server Caylan, UNHCR Representative in Montenegro, on the occasion of the World Refugee Day “The world is currently witnessing the worst refugee crisis ever. At the end of 2014, there were almost 59.5 million people who were forced to leave their homes due to conflict and fear from persecution, pushing the overall number of refugees around the globe to a record high,” said UNHCR Representative in Montenegro Mustafa Server Caylan in an interview with Dnevne novine on the occasion of the World Refugee Day.
“I’m a huge football fan. My favourite club is Real Madrid and I hardly ever missed any of their games. I normally used to watch the matches at home with my father, who is an ardent supporter of Barcelona. Although I’m fond of Real, I don’t dislike Barcelona, because I still love the way they play."
A group of police cadets from the Danilovgrad Police Academy visited UNHCR Representation in Montenegro on the occasion of the World Refugee Day to learn more about the agency’s mandate, with a special focus on refugees and asylum seekers.
The United Nations General Assembly today endorsed the new global action agenda for financing sustainable development adopted two weeks ago by a major UN conference, and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the move...
From January to June 2015, the globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces was the hottest for such period on record, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported today, citing new highs across the planet in June, with heatwaves across South Asia, Europe and pockets of the USA.
The 70th anniversary of the United Nations' founding provides the perfect opportunity to reflect on the life and work of Nelson Mandela with a call to action for helping others, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed today as he joined the world gathers in marking Nelson Mandela International Day.
Countries today agreed on a series of bold measures to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of economic, social and environmental challenges at the United Nations Third International Conference on Financing for Development, being held in Addis Ababa.
People suffering from mental health disorders are facing unequal access to specialized care, the United Nations health agency announced today as it urged international governments to boost financing for mental health services around the world.
The OpEd by the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Long before I became Secretary-General, the United Nations occupied a special place in my life. I was six years old when the Korean War broke out. I have memories of my village in flames as my family sought refuge in nearby mountains. But another sight is even more lasting: the UN flag.