People on the Move


A Defining Week

When a diplomat called September 25-30, 2015, “a defining week”, he was pointing to three critical events taking place at the United Nations: more than 150 Heads of State or Heads of Government spoke during the annual General Debate at the beginning of the 70th Session of the General Assembly, with the situation in Syria dominating many speeches; the adoption of Agenda 2030, the Post 2015 Development Agenda, with an address by Pope Francis...

Blue Heart Campaign

When the General Assembly designated July 30th of each year, beginning in 2014, as World Day against Trafficking in Persons, it put the spotlight on one of the most heinous crimes. The General Assembly gave as rationale for this new international day “the need for raising awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.


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