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  • View of the empty General Assembly hall from its main aisle


    Opening of session 78 AG

    The 78th session of the General Assembly will begin on September 5, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

  • Four friends with their backs turned looking at the horizon


    Happy Holidays

    The depository library of the United Nations ONUBIB will remain closed in August. At www.un.org you can follow the latest news regarding the UN.

    We take this opportunity to wish you a good holiday and celebrate the International Day of Friendship that is commemorated on July 30, a date established by the UN to recognize the importance of friendship as a factor that contributes to peace, security, development and social harmony among the peoples of the world.

  • Fotografia de Consuelo Pons


    The Dag Hammarskjöld Library team congratulates Consuelo Pons on her retirement

    We are sending our sincere thanks to Ms. Consuelo Pons Pons for 25 years of service at the library of the University of Valencia (Spain), from which she retired recently.

    Since 1997, Consuelo had been a very active and engaged UN Depository Librarian. With her expertise she took charge of the UN collection that had been established at her library in 1966. She instructed incoming student generations on how to use the resources and organized many events to promote and display UN publications and documents. In 2015, she created the ONUBIB newsletter that was distributed to Spanish-speaking UN Depository Librarians for several years and in which she shared her expert knowledge of UN resources with the community.

  • Fotografía d'una dona amb el cartell del festival Humans Fest darrere


    UN CINEMA and Humans Fest together València

    Within the framework of the Humans Fest, the UN base in Valencia together with UNRIC and CIMA participate in this Festival for human rights together with the Fundación por la Justícia.

    From June 1 to 10, attendees will be able to participate in a program of more than 40 fiction and documentary films.

  • Dibuix de la cara retallada de varies dones sobre un fons lila


    International Women's Day 2023: "For an inclusive digital world: Innovation and technology for gender equality"

    The United Nations celebration of International Women's Day recognizes and honors women and girls and women's and feminist organizations who are fighting for the advancement of transformative technology and access to digital education. International Women's Day 2023 will explore the effects of the digital gender divide on growing social and economic inequalities. It will also highlight the importance of protecting the rights of women and girls in digital spaces and addressing gender-based violence online and that facilitated by new communication technologies.

    Incorporating women, as well as those traditionally marginalized groups, into technology allows for more creative solutions and has greater potential for innovations that meet women's needs and promote gender equality. Its lack of inclusion, on the other hand, has an enormous cost. According to UN Women's Gender Snapshot 2022 report, the exclusion of women from the digital world has cut $1 trillion from the gross domestic product of low- and middle-income countries in the past decade, a loss that will rise to $1.5 trillion by 2025 if no action is taken. To reverse this trend, it will be necessary to address the problem of online violence, which, according to a study carried out in 51 countries, 38% of women have personally suffered.


    Incorporating a transformative gender perspective in innovation, technology and digital education would help women and girls learn more about their rights and enhance their exercise and activism. Advances in digital technology offer new possibilities to solve humanitarian and development challenges and to realize the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda. Unfortunately, the opportunities that the digital revolution opens up also pose the risk of perpetuating the current dynamics of gender inequality. Growing inequalities are increasingly evident in the context of digital skills and access to technologies, a digital divide that leaves women behind. Therefore, the development of digital and inclusive education and transformative technology is a fundamental requirement for a sustainable future.

  • Bulletin international days 2023


    Bulletin international days 2023

    The United Nations dedicates certain days, weeks, years and decades to celebrate specific events or themes, in order to promote, through awareness and action, the objectives of the Organization. In general, it is the Member States that propose these commemorations and the General Assembly approves them through a resolution. These celebrations are sometimes declared by the specialized agencies of the United Nations System - such as UNESCO, UNICEF, FAO, etc. - when it comes to matters that fall within their field of competence. This has created a calendar with International Days, Weeks, Years and Decades that is constantly updated, since new commemorations are established frequently.Although there are several names by which these designated dates can be designated - international, world, universal days of the UN, etc. - the use of one term or another does not make any difference in terms of the nature of the days. . It is only the preference of the author of the proposal.