UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message on the International Day of Peace, 21 September

Generalni sekretar Združenih narodov Ban Ki-moon. (Foto - Matej Povše)

VIENNA, 21 September (UN Information Service) – This year’s International Day of Peace comes at a time of deadly violence and destabilizing conflicts around the world. Rather than succumbing to despair, we have a collective responsibility to demand an end to the brutality and impunity that prevail.


United Nations Summer School: What kind of future will 2015 bring?

The international landscape of 2015 is marked by the crucial multilateral processes. Since the new development landscape is being discussed, this year is also vital for international development cooperation. In March, world leaders met at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan. At the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) in July, means of implementation of the future development goals were discussed.


UN Secretary-General Message on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. (Photo - ZN)

VIENNA, 19 August (UN Information Service) - On World Humanitarian Day, we honour the selfless dedication and sacrifice of workers and volunteers from around the world who devote themselves - often at great personal risk - to assisting the world's most vulnerable people.


Heated discussions on global refugee crisis at MUNSC Salient: Youth Conference on Global Matters

Keynote address by honorary patron of the conference Mr. Milan Brglez, president of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia. (Photo - UNAS)

International youth conference MUNSC Salient, organized by UNA Slovenia, was successfully concluded. The conference was held under honorary patronage of Dr Milan Brglez, president of the Slovenian National Assembly.


2015 World Drug Report finds drug use stable, access to drug & HIV treatment still low

(Photo - IVZ)

VIENNA 26 June (UN Information Service) - Drug use prevalence continues to be stable around the world, according to the 2015 World Drug Report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). It is estimated that a total of 246 million people - slightly over 5 per cent of those aged 15 to 64 years worldwide - used an illicit drug in 2013. Some 27 million people are problem drug users, almost half of whom are people who inject drugs (PWID). An estimated 1.65 million of people who inject drugs were living with HIV in 2013. Men are three times more likely than women to use cannabis, cocaine and amphetamines, while women are more likely to misuse prescription opioids and tranquillizers.