Secretary-General António Guterres calls for a global observance of Earth Hour, calling for turning out the lights and turning up the pressure for a healthy planet.
Participants from around the world met at United Nations Headquarters from 12 to 23 March for the UN’s largest gathering on gender equality. This year’s Commission on the Status of Women focused on empowering rural women and girls.
Highlights of UN events during the coming week:
Secretary-General António Guterres addresses Security Council on UN peacekeeping operations
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
High level event to launch the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018–2028.
Top stories from UN News this week:
Humanitarian needs double in DR Congo
Support for Rohingya refugees ahead of monsoon season
State of the Global Climate
More at UN News: news.un.org/en/
Each year we commemorate World TB Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of tuberculosis (TB) and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. The date marks the day in 1882 when
The President of the General Assembly will convene a high-level event to launch the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018–2028.
Maintenance of international peace and security - Conflict and Hunger.
Noon Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General.