Month: April 2017

Meet the UN’s Messengers of Peace

    Separate to Goodwill ambassadors, do you know who the United Nations Messengers of Peace are? The United Nations Messengers of Peace are distinguished individuals, carefully selected from the fields of art, literature, science, entertainment, sports or other fields of public life, who have agreed to help focus worldwide attention on the work of the […]

UN statement on Australia’s “disturbing”, “alarming” and “deeply troubled” Indigenous policies

    A UN Special Rapporteur has shone a bright light on Australia’s Indigenous practices and reached some dark conclusions.  Ms. Tauli-Corpuz’s end of mission statement detailed her findings that included numerous criticisms but also some praise in the way Australia manages its Indigenous population. The Special Rapporteur said it was a priority of her […]

“Women don’t matter. Girls don’t matter.”

  A senior United Nations figure who specialises in reproductive health issues has lamented the lack of global funds spent on women at an event in Canberra. “Women don’t matter,” Babatunde Osotimehin concluded while talking about men spending far more money on issues that affect their gender. “Girls don’t matter.” “And so we don’t spend […]

World Health Day 2017

    World Health Day, celebrated on 7 April every year, provides a unique opportunity to mobilise action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. The theme of the World Health Day 2017 campaign is ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’. A condition that affects people of all ages, from all walks […]

Commission on the Status of Women 61

    Monday, March 13 saw the opening day of the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The CSW kicked off in the General Assembly, with the first official meeting of the Commission. In this, ministers from all of the world’s nations met to open […]