United Nations Launches Football for Goals Initiative, Union of European Football Associations Joins as Inaugural Member

6 Jul

Today, on the first day of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Women’s EURO 2022, the United Nations is launching Football for the Goals, a new initiative by the Organization that provides a platform for the global football community to engage with and advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals.

General Assembly Holds Informal High-Level Event to Commemorate First International Day for Countering Hate Speech on 20 June

20 Jun

On 20 June 2022, the President of the General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, held an informal high-level event to commemorate the first International Day for Countering Hate Speech, as established by General Assembly resolution A/RES/75/309 on the “Promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue and tolerance in the fight against Hate Speech”.  This milestone resolution was adopted by consensus on 21 July 2021.

Concluding Session, Committee on Information Calls for Fighting Misinformation, Protecting Journalists

13 May

The United Nations Committee on Information — concluding its forty-fourth session today under the shadow of the tragic killing of yet another journalist in the line of duty — approved two resolutions detailing Member States’ priorities for the Department of Global Communications, from fighting misinformation to helping States protect the fundamental rights to expression and opinion.

Despite Censorship, Threats, Attacks, Journalists, Media Workers Speak Truth to Power, Secretary-General Says at Event Marking World Press Freedom Day

4 May

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the General Assembly virtual event in observance of World Press Freedom Day:  “Journalism under Digital Siege”, in New York today: