International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking – June 26, 2014

By resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987, the General Assembly decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. This resolution recommended further action with regard to the report and conclusions of the 1987 International Conference on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Read...

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United Nations Public Service Day – June 23rd, 2014

The UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/277 designated 23 June as Public Service Day. The UN Public Service Day intends to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlight the contribution of public service in the development process; recognize the work of public servants, and encourage young people to pursue careers in the public sector. Read...

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UN concert ‘sets stage’ for new global development agenda

As part of the United Nations-driven process to craft a new sustainable development agenda, a spectacular line up of global artists will hit the stage tonight at the world body’s New York Headquarters to add their voices and talents to the unprecedented global conversation under way to build the future we want.  Read more    ...

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