samedi 26 décembre 2015

dimanche 13 décembre 2015

COP 21 UN Climate Change Conference

‘A major leap for mankind’: world leaders hail Paris deal on climate 

 Almost 200 countries sign historic pledge to hold global temperatures to a maximum rise of 1.5C

The Guardian, Sunday 13 December 2015


dimanche 25 octobre 2015

United Nations seventieth anniversary

UN turns 70
 "National flags are a mark of pride and patriotism in every country around the world. But there is only one flag that belongs to all of us.
That blue flag of the United Nations was a banner of hope for me growing up in wartime Korea.

Seven decades after its founding, the United Nations remains a beacon for all humanity." ...
  source: huffingtonpost

Ban Ki-moon is the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations.  Mr. Ban took office on 1 January 2007. On 21 June 2011, he was unanimously re-elected by the General Assembly and will continue to serve until 31 December 2016.

Read also Ban Ki-moon's message:

 "Only when we work together can we overcome shared threats and seize shared opportunities; only at the United Nations can all countries – large and small, rich and poor – and all people have their voices heard.  In our rapidly changing world, the United Nations remains humankind’s invaluable instrument of common progress." ...
Source: United Nations website