Protecting health care in armed conflict: action towards accountability

The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Ildefonso Castro, is one of the co-signers of the article published in the British medical journal The Lancet on Resolution 2286 of the Security Council. This Resolution was adopted in 2016 when Spain was a member of this Council and its purpose is to protect, in a situation of armed conflict, the wounded and sick, medical and humanitarian [...]

2018-04-16T21:25:25+00:00 16/04/2018|Categories: slider, Spain at the UN|

Ana Peláez presents her candidacy to CEDAW

The Spanish Ana Peláez Narváez, this week has submitted her candidacy to join the CEDAW (United Nations Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women), in order to defend the rights of women and girls with disabilities worldwide. This candidacy would make Mrs. Peláez the first person with disabilities within this international Committee. It is therefore a [...]

2018-02-07T19:45:51+00:00 02/02/2018|Categories: slider, Spain at the UN|

“Spanish, a global language”

This week, the President of the Government of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, has presented the project: 'Spanish, a global language'. A State policy aimed at promoting the value and use of Spanish. The goal is clear: to transform our common language into a strategic tool to create opportunities for the Spanish-speaking community. This project involves the creation of a Business Plan [...]

2018-02-07T19:53:00+00:00 26/01/2018|Categories: slider, Spain at the UN, UN News|

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: 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 [...]

2017-01-07T17:02:47+00:00 23/09/2016|Categories: Uncategorized, slider, Spain at the UN, Women, Peace and Security|

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: 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: 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: Uncategorized, slider, Spain at the UN|