Spain takes on Presidency of United Nations Security Council

01/12/2016 As from 1 December, Spain takes on the Rotating Presidency, for the second time in the two-year period 2015-2016, of the United Nations Security Council (SC), which it will hold until 31 December. These two years as a member of the maximum executive body of the universal organisation have served to renew our country’s commitment to multilateralism, based on [...]

Putting gender equality at the heart of the New Urban Agenda

UN Women at Habitat III In the early 1990s, just over 42 per cent of people were living in urban areas. Today, more than 54 per cent of the global population are urban dwellers and in 2030, that percentage is expected to rise to 60 per cent [1]. Sustainable development must ensure a roadmap for sustainable cities. Against this backdrop, [...]

2017-01-07T17:02:46+00:00 17/10/2016|Categories: Uncategorized, slider, Women, Peace and Security|

The 71st General Debate at the General Assembly: Highlights

Do you know how many speakers participated in the general debate this year and of those, how many were Heads of State and Government? What was the longest, shortest and average time of speeches? And what were the most frequently mentioned topics? Following the conclusion of the 71st general debate, the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM) gathered [...]

2017-01-07T17:02:46+00:00 14/10/2016|Categories: General Assembly, Uncategorized, slider|

Joint Communiqué – Foundational Meeting of the WPS National Focal Point Network

Foundational Meeting of the WPS National Focal Point Network Joint Communiqué   We, Ministers and High-Level Representatives of [list of countries], as well as of the [list of regional organizations], have come together in New York on the 23rd of September, 2016 to launch the Women, Peace and Security National Focal Points Network in the recognition that national and regional [...]

Agenda: Open Consultations By Security Council Committee 1540

OPEN CONSULTATIONS BY THE SECURITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO RESOLUTION 1540 (2004) ON THE COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF RESOLUTION 1540 (2004)   AGENDA Venue:  Trusteeship Council Chamber Date:  Monday, 20 June 2016 – Wednesday, 22 June 2016   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Monday, 20 June 2016 Opening of comprehensive review and general debate 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. [...]

2017-01-07T17:03:05+00:00 20/06/2016|Categories: slider, Spain at the UN, Uncategorized, slider, Spain at the UN|

World Humanitarian Summit 2016

GLOBAL LEADERS MEET AT THE FIRST-EVER WORLD HUMANITARIAN SUMMIT 23 – 24 May 2016 Istanbul, Turkey WHO: Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the United Nations General Assembly Mr. Stephen O’Brien, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Over 5,000 participants, including Heads of States and Governments, representatives [...]

2017-01-07T17:03:17+00:00 09/05/2016|Categories: slider, Spain at the UN, Uncategorized, slider, Spain at the UN|

United Nations Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony

To keep the global spotlight focused on climate change and build on the strong political momentum from Paris, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited representatives of all countries to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change at a special Ceremony at the United Nations Headquarters on 22 April. The Signing Ceremony takes place on the first day that the [...]

2017-01-07T17:03:19+00:00 21/04/2016|Categories: slider, Spain at the UN, Uncategorized, slider, Spain at the UN|

60º session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world will attend the session. See CSW60 Brochure. Download: English Themes Priority theme: Women’s empowerment and its link [...]

2016-03-10T21:34:22+00:00 10/03/2016|Categories: slider, Spain at the UN, slider, Spain at the UN|

Report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria

In its latest report, the Commission of Inquiry on Syria details the catastrophic destruction of civilian infrastructure caused by five years of war, including medical care and educational facilities, public spaces, electricity and water installations. Cultural heritage sites of importance not only to Syria, but also to the world, are being destroyed and damaged through deliberate and incidental attacks. - [...]

2016-02-22T20:39:02+00:00 22/02/2016|Categories: slider, Uncategorized, slider, Uncategorized|