There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world. A significant proportion still lack basic rights, with systematic discrimination and exclusion continuing to threaten ways of life, cultures and identities.
"The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the world’s blueprint for a better future for all on a healthy planet. On World Population Day, we recognize that this mission is closely interrelated with demographic trends including population growth, ageing, migration and urbanization."
"On World Environment Day, I ask each of us to act so we can breathe more easily. From pressuring politicians and businesses to changing our own habits, we can reduce pollution and beat climate change," United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says in his message.
"Gender equality is fundamentally a question of power. We live in a male-dominated world with a male-dominated culture. Only when we see women’s rights as our common objective, a route to change that benefits everyone, will we begin to shift the balance", UN Secretary-General António Guterres highlights on his message.
"Achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is the unfinished business of our time, and the greatest human rights challenge in our world", United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says in his message.
On this day, let us remove physical and cultural barriers, build resilient societies and create opportunities that truly leave no one behind, António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, says in his message.
"Today, as we commemorate Nelson Mandela’s lifetime of service, the best tribute we can pay this great man is not words or in ceremonies, but actions that improve our world", United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says in his message.
"Wherever we are, each of us can make a difference for human rights -- in our neighbourhoods, in school, at work, on social media, at home and even in sporting arenas across the world", Ban Ki-moon says.
"The wellbeing, human rights and empowerment of the world’s 1.1 billion girls are central to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. When we agreed on that agenda, we promised girls quality education and health services", United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says.
This month, Governments will meet in Ecuador for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III). This conference is designed to reflect what we want the cities of the future to look like, Ban Ki-moon says.