"Minorities are fighting for a fair role in the country we love. I'm here to tell you we will not give up, but we need your help," Nobel Peace Laureate Nadia Murad told a special United Nations meeting today as the General Assembly continued its annual high-level debate. Ms. Murad, a UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Goodwill Ambassador, made her remarks at a commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities.
Also today, climate, nuclear weapons, hunger and the energy crisis topped the agenda at the General Assembly, where participants decried the war in Ukraine, rising terrorism and hate speech. And the UN Youth Envoy announced the appointment of 17 Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals.