Fifty-year-old Marwan al-Dewaini is a skilled mechanic. A passionate auto lover, the Syrian started working on cars in the late 1970s. Ten years later, he was able to open his own garage. […]
Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini, a Syrian who fled across the Mediterranean, was today appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and pledged to work harder to inspire refugees around […]
On the eve of a key pledging conference to address the crisis in Yemen, the UN Refugee Agency warns up to half a million people could be uprooted by worsening conflict. Here […]
Musician Pharrell Williams speaks at the United Nations to celebrate the International Day of Happiness.
Thursday is the International Day of Non-Violence which commemorates the philosophy of the late Mahatma Gandhi. Through his example, Gandhi proved that peaceful protests could accomplish much more than military aggression. “At […]
Nuclear weapons are the most dangerous weapons on earth. Just one can kill millions, and jeopardize the environment and the lives of future generations. Yet possibly as many as 17,000 remain in […]
United Nations – Statement by Mr. Leonardo DiCaprio, UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change, at the opening of the Climate Summit 2014.
The actress Emma Watson gave an impassioned speech on feminism and gender at the U.N. headquarters in New York this weekend to launch the “HeForShe” campaign which aims to galvanize one billion […]
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Right of Peoples to Peace. It is a global day of ceasefire. On this international Peace Day we stand in solidarity. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon states […]
United Nations – A period of terror, masterminded by the dictatorships of six countries in South America in 1975, took a toll on the population, especially those who were imprisoned and tortured. […]