United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message on World Environment Day: "Think.Eat.Save: Reduce Your Foodprint"
Vienna, 5 June - We live in a world of plenty, where food production outstrips demand, yet 870 million people are undernourished and childhood stunting is a silent pandemic. To create the future we want, we must correct this inequity. We must ensure access to adequate nutrition for all, double the productivity of smallholder farmers who grow the bulk of food in the developing world, and make food systems sustainable in the face of environmental and economic shocks. This is the vision of my Zero Hunger Challenge, launched last year at the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
Vienna, 29 May - This year's International Day of Peacekeepers is an opportunity to raise awareness about new developments in the field while honouring those who lost their lives over the past year serving under the blue flag.
United Nations peacekeeping is increasingly called on to deploy multi-dimensional operations to help countries transition from conflict to peace, with a significant focus on protecting civilians, including the most vulnerable among them: women and children.
To meet emerging threats and rise to new challenges, United Nations peacekeeping is adapting its policies to better fulfil its mandates to bring lasting peace to war-torn countries.
On Thursday, 21 March 2013, the United Nations Association of Slovenia celebrated World Water Day by organizing a roundtable "More space for water". The issue of water is increasingly at the forefront of political debate in light of climate change, pollution and rapid population growth.
Dr. Dušan Plut: "Climate change will also require sustainable water resource management in Slovenia"
This week, specifically March 22nd, we celebrate World Water Day. For World Water day, the United Nations Associations of Slovenia is organizing a roundtable to be held on March 21st called ''More space for water''. In preparation for the panel discussion we talked to prof. Dr. Dušan Plut from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana, about water resources in Slovenia. His fields of research include geography, natural resources and hydrology.
The second annual assembly of the Youth section was held last Wednesday, 13th of March. Members of the Youth Section reviewed last year's activities and set a work plan for 2013, which will focus on international year of cooperation in the field of water and active international cooperation. At the meeting the members adopted the provision to establish the Model United Nations Slovenia Club, which has been operating within the Youth Section since October 2012.