Secretary-General Appoints Alison Smale of United Kingdom Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications

UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, Alison Smale. (Foto: internet)

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Alison Smale of the United Kingdom as the next Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, United Nations Department of Public Information. She succeeds Cristina Gallach of Spain to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for her commitment and dedicated service to the Organization. The Secretary-General also wishes to extend his appreciation to Maher Nasser who served as Acting Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications.

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres: Message on International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, 29 May

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres addressing Security Council. (UN Photo, Evan Schneider)

VIENNA, 29 May (UN Information Service) - For nearly 70 years, UN peacekeeping has proven to be one of the international community's most effective investments in peace, security and prosperity. 

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres: Message on World Autism Awareness Day, 2 April

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. (Photo - UN)

VIENNA, 2 April (UN Information Service) - On this World Autism Awareness Day, let us all play a part in changing attitudes toward persons with autism and in recognizing their rights as citizens, who, like everyone else, are entitled to claim those rights and make decisions for their lives in accordance with their own will and preferences. Let us also renew our promise, engraved in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, to leave no one behind and ensure that all people can contribute as active members to peaceful and prosperous societies.

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Young European Council promoting participation of young people in EU's development

Slovenians Laura Seferaj and Petra Petan represented Slovenia at the Young European Council 2016, held in Brussels in early November for the third time. (Foto - UNAS)Slovenians Laura Seferaj and Petra Petan represented Slovenia at the Young European Council 2016, held in Brussels in early November for the third time. The initiative, which seeks to bring young people into the decision-making process at the EU level, received the Charlemagne Youth Prize 2015 from the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz. It is an award for projects that promote the participation of young people in the development of the EU.

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United Nations Summer School: Empowering the Environment

Resource scarcity, climate change, unemployment, food insecurity and inequity all signal the need for radical change in our societies. To bring this change, the entire UN system must meet the challenge of delivering sustainable development with shared prosperity for all, within the ecological limits of our planet. The UN’s role in this transformation is to assist countries to implement the economic, social and environmental dimensions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in a balanced and integrated manner.

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