Conference on Disarmament

Conference on Disarmament

The Conference on Disarmament (CD), was held in Geneva between 18 May and 1st June 2018. It was recognized by the first Special Session on Disarmament of the United Nations General Assembly (SSOD-I)(1978) as the single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum of the international community. It succeeded other Geneva-based negotiating fora, which include the Ten-Nation Committee on DisarmamentContinue Reading Conference on Disarmament

21 May, World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

21 May, World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Background Intercultural Dialogue Equitable exchange and dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based on mutual understanding and respect and the equal dignity of all cultures is the essential prerequisite for constructing social cohesion, reconciliation among peoples and peace among nations. This action is part of the global framework of an Alliance of Civilizations launched by the UnitedContinue Reading 21 May, World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice,Continue Reading Sustainable Development Goals

Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

The cultural and creative industries are among the fastest growing sectors in the world. With an estimated global worth of 4.3 trillion USD per year, the culture sector now accounts for 6.1% of the global economy. They generate annual revenues of US$ 2,250 billion and nearly 30 million jobs worldwide, employing more people aged 15 toContinue Reading Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions