Tag Archives: Collective Action

20 May 2015

UN Crime Commission opens, urges collective action to combat migrant smuggling

The Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, has expressed horror and called the number of migrants dying in the Mediterranean ‘the latest reports of a tragedy seemingly without end’. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | UN anti-crime chief opens Crime Commission urging action to prevent migrant smuggling

12 May 2015

UN Special Representative for International Migration: Mediterranean migrant crisis calls for collective action

The Mediterranean migrant crisis calls for collective action focused on the immediate need to save lives or else it will represent ‘a moral failure of the first order’, one that undermines international law and security, Peter Sutherland, the UN Special Representative for International Migration warned. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Mediterranean crisis demands ‘intensive dialogue’ among UN and regional actors, Security Council told

22 December 2014

Ban Ki-moon: ‘we must be firm in our commitment to champion solidarity and shared responsibility as part of the sustainable development agenda’

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked Human Solidarity Day by calling for joint action to craft and take forward a new, inclusive development agenda that eradicates poverty, protects the planet and ensures dignity for all. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | On International Day, Ban urges human solidarity to build new sustainability agenda

10 December 2014

Ban Ki-moon: ‘collective action does not match our common responsibilities’ regarding climate change

Urging the 20th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to ‘act now’, UN officials in Lima, Peru stressed that fully tackling the impacts of man-made climate change requires a transformation – not mere ‘tinkering’ with past agreements and pledges. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Ban urges Lima conference to agree draft text as basis for 2015 climate deal

3 November 2014

Annual UNGA Debate: Representatives call on the international community to collectively address adverse effects of climate change

On the last day of the annual General Assembly debate on 30 September 2014, representatives of small island developing nations urged the international community for increased collective action to combat the adverse effects of climate change. The focus of this year’s discussion was “Delivering on and implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda”. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | On final day of UN Assembly, small island nations discuss climate change, economics

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