"We beg our leaders: bring peace to South Sudan." Children share their hopes for peace & education. Watch: https://t.co/eaWc2XL2hj https://t.co/UNOvGovlMW

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July 23, 2017
Children at the IDP camp in Kitchanga, North Kivu, DRC. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe The international community is being urged not to forget the millions of people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who have fled communal violence and...

Healthy, empowered girls & women build stronger communities & transform society. @WHO explains➡️https://t.co/7acO3idskw #GlobalGoals https://t.co/lEXZJmfhIX

RT @UN_Women: We must protect women’s labour rights & support them to choose careers freely. #Planet5050 #HLPF https://t.co/1NOVXSXvTu

Help @UNICEF ensure that all children can enjoy their right to quality education: https://t.co/towKYYQrTG https://t.co/4qhmuvvWzX

RT @WFPChief: ICYMI: @camanpour and I discuss #FightingFamine. We need more resources and an end to conflicts. https://t.co/Sjd98ukYG5

RT @UNESCO: Learn more about the way Laos achieves #inclusion in #education by changing its policies and culture 👉https://t.co/O7YGAVa3cO h…

Climate change is undeniable. We share a responsibility to our planet to take climate action. Get ideas for action: https://t.co/JHoTkYaMtX https://t.co/HhfXzBdmmg

RT @UNHCRInnovation: What the Digital Geneva Convention means for the future of humanitarian action: https://t.co/7OXFsnRFgD

RT @UNFCCC: Lots of useful info on the upcoming @UN #ClimateChange Conference on our #COP23 Info Hub! Check it out: https://t.co/ax4mwtzNdZ

Cambodian rural women are no longer vulnerable thanks to @UN_Women training programme. Help such initiatives happen: https://t.co/9OuYHRXWhI https://t.co/5ygbA5o0qX

RT @WHO: What will a healthier world cost? WHO estimates cost of reaching global health targets by 2030 https://t.co/VH657dg0GQ #SDGs https…

RT @WFP_MENA: WFP’s Building Blocks pilot, #blockchain, will change the way we deliver food assistance to Jordan. Check it out → https://t.…

RT @iaeaorg: #Tech really changes lives, even in far off places. 29 @UN orgs, including us, got together to explain how: https://t.co/C9h2W

In @UNGeneva's #SDGStudio: Watch @ilo's @ValASchmitt talk about social welfare to prevent & eliminate poverty ➡️https://t.co/KiEqIKUr3k https://t.co/1eEFdTPbjd

RT @UNCTAD: Can #Trade deliver the UN’s 2030 agenda? Read blog by @AminaJMohammed, Deputy S-G of #UNhttps://t.co/j6S64zKdcp https://t.co/

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July 22, 2017
A bird's eye view of Jerusalem. Photo: UN Photo/ Rick Bajornas The UN Secretary-General has expressed concern over recent violence in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank. António Guterres has deplored the deaths of three Palestinians in Jerusalem's Old City and the stabbing deaths of three members of an Israeli family in West Bank settlement. Both...

RT @WHO: The Democratic Republic of the Congo #DRC🇨🇩, with #Nigeria🇳🇬, bears 40% of the global #malaria burden https://t.co/DwQYgkIOlN http…

RT @unwomenafrica: #Photo: @UN & @_AfricanUnion Joint High level delegation met with recovered Chibok Girls today as part of solidarity mis…

In the most challenging situations, @UNPeacekeeping is on the ground working for lasting peace: https://t.co/LN5JGWPeW4 https://t.co/SypMkJnHhk

RT @UN_Spokesperson: #UNSG condemns stabbing death that killed 3 Israelis in West Bank: https://t.co/VrQvlqwGKO

RT @UN_Spokesperson: .@antonioguterres deplores death of 3 Palestinians in clashes with Israeli security forces, calls for investigation ht…

Everyone has the right to education.- Universal Declaration of Human Rights Join @Malala & #StandUp4HumanRights ➡️ https://t.co/lVXQEAyecn https://t.co/JyQZnFhEai

Yemen facing world's largest cholera outbreak; 5000 people, mostly children & elderly, falling sick every day: https://t.co/r52sDk9STv https://t.co/OmVbzYU9IC

#JoinTogether to help refugees who are fighting for a better future after fleeing countries torn apart by conflict: https://t.co/5tGesFws1U https://t.co/LXhkk6Tuvo

July 22, 2017

Calling for “immediate care and protection” for children caught up in violence in Iraq's war torn Mosul and other Middle East conflicts, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today warned that the lives and futures of some 27 million across the region and parts of Africa are at risk.

July 22, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned yesterday evening's stabbing attack by a Palestinian perpetrator, which resulted in the death of three members of an Israeli family in the Halamish settlement in the occupied West Bank.

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July 22, 2017
Ashley Ngwenya. Photo: UN News/Liz Scaffidi When it comes to young women's right to access reproductive health care, "knowledge is power," according to an activist from Zimbabwe. Ashley Ngwenya is part of a youth coalition called ACT!2030 which...
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July 22, 2017
Maria Helena Semedo. Photo: FAO/Roberto Cenciarelli Farmers producing 80 per cent of the world's food are suffering the most from poverty and malnutrition, according to the deputy chief of the Food and Agriculture Organization (

Yemen: at least 18 civilians, including ten children and two women, are believed to have died in an airstrike. https://t.co/n48ifKLCnk

RT @iaeaorg: Cancer patients in #Zambia needed better treatment options so we helped them open their first & only cancer hospital https://t…

#HIV drug resistance develops when people don't adhere to a prescribed treatment, often because they don't have consistent access to care. https://t.co/t47ypUpfgc

RT @UNDESA: READ: Women & girls are 🔑 to seeing #SDGs come to fruition - #SDGAdvocates Alaa Murabit https://t.co/2fEDjbkcL0 #GlobalGoals #S…

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600% increase in number of potential sex trafficking victims arriving in Italy by sea over 3 yrs, says @UNmigration: https://t.co/C4cSQ8nBMt https://t.co/ansNLohhFe

RT @WFP: After Ebola, classes & school meals bring solace & hope to thousands of children in #Guinea → https://t.co/A8Joh0P7TB https://t.co

Taking climate action is taking action for all #GlobalGoals. Here is what you can do to live sustainably: https://t.co/6cUKSXiPBo https://t.co/qny9BVDs3o

July 21, 2017

Washington, D.C. serves as the International Jazz Day 2016 Global Host City. As International Jazz Day celebrates its 5th anniversary, the U.S. nation’s capital hosts a multitude of jazz performances, community service initiatives, and education programs in schools, libraries, hospitals, community centers and arts venues across the city. Washington...

RT @WHO: Every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide. Suicides are preventable. Find out what you can do to help https://t.co/ZFPZrixXBO #Lets…

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July 21, 2017
UN Humanitarian Coordinator Stephen O’Brien meets with displaced people in the DRC. Photo: OCHA/Yvon Edoumou There has been a "dramatic deepening" of the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to the UN relief chief, Stephen O'Brien.The Humanitarian Coordinator was speaking at...
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António Guterres
July 21, 2017

Top stories from UN News this week, featuring Deputy SG's push for greater role by women in peace process and development, chilrend affected by conflict in Central African Republic and the UN progress report on the Sustainable Development Goals.

RT @Refugees: New registration programme for undocumented Afghans in Pakistan will help regularize stays + secure legal protection https://…

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July 21, 2017
Nicholas Bloom, a student at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. Photo: UN News/Dianne Penn. The opportunity to deliver a speech in French on gender equality to the UN General Assembly has cemented a young British student's decision to push for more women's representation in UK politics. Nicholas Bloom is among 60 students worldwide chosen...
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July 21, 2017
 Youth volunteers and counsellors discussing protection against HIV through correct knowledge and skills, with a group of adolescent boys in Zamboanga City, Philippines. Photo: UNICEF/Palasi Drug-resistant...

Calling orgs interested in teaching youth about rule of law: @UNODC's #Education4Justice is open for applications https://t.co/eCuuQ2GniX https://t.co/XUBIVKlGwN

July 21, 2017

Highlights of UN events during the week of 24 July 2017, including discussions on a global compact on migration, a Security Council briefing on Syria, World Hepatitis Day and more.

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July 21, 2017
Ruben Pagés of UNAIDS and Hayley Gleeson of the International Planned Parent Federation in the UN News studios. Photo: UN News/Elizabeth Scaffidi The Sustainable Development Goals (
July 21, 2017

Daily Briefing: Sri Lanka, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yemen, Caricom, Pakistan, Aids Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary General. HIGHLIGHTS --------------------------- - SRI LANKA: SECRETARY-GENERAL HAILS ESTABLISHMENT OF OFFICE OF MISSING PERSONS AS ‘SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE’ - U.N. RELIEF CHIEF WRAPS UP D.R. CONGO...

RT @unmissmedia: #SouthSudan’s leaders must end pursuit of political objectives through violence –senior @UN peacekeeping official https://…

July 21, 2017

Despite this vestige recalling the atrocities of Atlantic slave trade, the Valongo Wharf – located in the port area in Rio de Janeiro – marks the presence of the African heritage, which built and enriched Brazilian society. Check out this special video from the United Nations Information Centre for Brazil (UNIC Rio de Janeiro). More at

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July 21, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Matt Wells. In today's programme: UN welcomes plan to allow a million Afghan refugees to remain in Pakistan; and A teenager shot by a sniper while fleeing the...
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July 21, 2017
 A cholera treatment centre in Yemen, where conflict has left most people food insecure and more vulnerable to infection, particularly children and those over 60. Photo: WHO Cholera...

It's high time to leave behind gender stereotypes & abandon discrimination against women & girls. Raise your voice: https://t.co/dCWiCkB8NU https://t.co/Q0WHCw2DUP

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July 21, 2017
In her first visit to the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai met displaced children at a tent school in Hasansham U3 camp to highlight their needs and their right to access education. Photo: UNifeed Nobel...
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RT @UNOOSA: To read about some of humankind’s other major achievements in space, check out our timeline: https://t.co/lUuYI5w3a4 https://t.…

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July 21, 2017
Afghan migrants freshly arrived at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Chaman, Pakistan. Photo: UNHCR/ Chaman, Pakistan/August, 2015 Pakistan's plan to register up to one million undocumented Afghans living in the country is set to bring "much needed relief" for many refugees unable to return home amid ongoing insecurity, the UN said on Friday.

#FBF➡️#MandelaDay when UN staff took action for #GlobalGoals in honor of Mandela's 67 yrs of service. You can too: https://t.co/JHoTkXTbCp https://t.co/WGWCIesBws

RT @UNEP: Who has made the biggest positive impact on our 🌏? Nominate a Champion of the Earth to share their inspiring story https://t.co/

These sisters are trying to keep memories of Syria & ultimately wish to go back home. Please help until they can: https://t.co/cAZ0NGrDuD https://t.co/CMDxaT6Cx8

9 African music stars, including @UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador @AngeliqueKidjo, help work to end child marriage https://t.co/2rnnrUApEe

.@AminaJMohammed is traveling to Nigeria & DR Congo to highlight women’s participation in peace & security issues https://t.co/5axOzDP31q https://t.co/2KJAZENwKU

#AIDS is not over. But it can be. Find out more in the new @UNAIDS report: https://t.co/OlFBy7oRpd https://t.co/3klNXHwWj0

July 21, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today expressed concern about the situation in the Old City of Jerusalem, which has been the scene of escalating violence in recent days.

July 21, 2017

Wrapping up a four-day mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations humanitarian chief today urged the world “not to forget the DRC,” and called for scaled-up relief funding to help millions of people suffering from violence, diseases, and malnutrition.

July 21, 2017

To meet the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), India should prioritize women's empowerment and education, the United Nation's development chief in the country said.

July 21, 2017

Yemen is facing the world's largest cholera outbreak, the United Nations health agency today warned, with 5,000 Yemenis falling sick every day – the majority of them children and the elderly.

July 21, 2017

The United Nations health agency has warned that the spread of an HIV strain resistant to some of the most widely used medicines could undermine global progress in treating and preventing HIV infection if early and effective action is not taken.

July 21, 2017

The United Nations migration agency today said that perhaps 80 per cent of Nigerian migrant women and girls arriving on Europe's shores in Italy could potentially be sex trafficking victims, spotlighting the horrific levels of abuse and violence migrants face along their arduous journeys for a better future.

July 21, 2017

A new pilot project in Pakistan to register undocumented Afghan refugees – who up to now have been without identity papers and living in fear of being arrested or deported – would allow up to one million people to have legal status, the United Nations refugee said.

July 21, 2017

Three displaced families have been killed when their makeshift shelter was hit in an airstrike in Yemen's Taiz governorate earlier this week, the United Nations human rights wing said.

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July 21, 2017
Participants at the launch of the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity Crimes, also known as the Fez Plan of Action. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe More women are needed...

Over 362,500 suspected cholera cases and 1817 deaths have been reported in Yemen. Latest situation report: https://t.co/bp56qvh9NB https://t.co/qitgaqDwUm

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July 20, 2017
Milan Yassi (second from right) had to have her leg amputated after being shot by an ISIL sniper. Photo: UNifeed A teenage girl who lost her leg while fleeing from the Iraqi city of Mosul hopes to achieve her dream of becoming a...

RT @ONUBrasil: Ian Matos, the gay Brazilian diver pushing back against homophobia https://t.co/NGMwjAAVZb https://t.co/ec1ZQvnsME @UN @free…

RT @unicdc: Since 2005 Chester, Linkin Park and @MusicForRelief rallied support for those in need. We at the @UN won't soon forget his lead…

Somalia is 1 of 4 countries facing famine & situation is rapidly deteriorating. Help support solutions like this dam https://t.co/RuVCyKoGe3 https://t.co/pjVgqfCOIt

RT @Refugees: "We all deserve the right to have a chance" Thank you @residente for standing #WithRefugees To join him, visit: https://t.co

RT @FAOnews: #NorthKorea’s food production hit by the worst drought since 2001, food insecurity to seriously scale up - report https://t.co

July 20, 2017

Leading the UN delegation in Nigeria, Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed highlighted the need to elevate the voices of women, including those affected by conflict. Ms. Mohammed also called on the international community to strengthen "constructive partnership" for enhancing women's participation in peace, security and sustainable development...

RT @nmladenov: I call on moderate voices to speak up against those who try to fuel tensions in #Jerusalem https://t.co/zq3nwpZRVo #UN @UN_S…

Conflict and instability vastly increase cost of feeding hungry world - new @WFP report: https://t.co/OyoFc7LwKg https://t.co/bmfEuOTPzC

July 20, 2017

UN Resident Coordinator in India Yuri Afanasiev spoke with UN News on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the country

July 20, 2017

The United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) has launched a new animated video on the story of Ishak, a young Rohingya refugee from Myanmar who fled to Malaysia. With the assistance of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and support from his new community, Ishak was able to find acceptance and continue his education. He now dreams of becoming a...

July 20, 2017

The United Nations Department of Public Information has launched a new animated video on the dramatic story of Yusra Mardini, a young refugee from conflict-torn Syria who achieved her dream to compete in the Olympics last year. Yusra Mardini was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Refugee...

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António Guterres

RT @WHOAFRO: WHO is working with the #SouthSudan’s Ministry of Health & partners to scale up #cholera vaccination campaign https://t.co/m3U

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July 20, 2017
UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed (second from left) briefs reporters in Nigeria. She is shown with, from left: UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka; Nigeria's Minister of Women's Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan, and UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten. Photo: UN News/Lulu...

RT @UNGeneva: As #heatwave continues across parts of Europe,read @WHO_Europe health advice to protect against heat-related illness https://…

Investing in youth = investing in the 🌍's future. Help @UNFPA's efforts to empower, educate & employ young people: https://t.co/XxwaUOwbZR https://t.co/iGq8T4CG0l

July 20, 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed is leading a high-level delegation to her native Nigeria to highlight the importance of women’s role in achieving peace, development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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July 20, 2017
El–Ghassim Wane. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas (file) South Sudan "status quo is unacceptable and unsustainable": UN The status quo for South Sudan's war-ravaged population "is unacceptable and unsustainable," said the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, briefing the Security Council on...
July 20, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: South Sudan, Middle East, Yemen, Peacekeeping, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, AIDS, Hunger, Tobacco, Youth, Honour Roll Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. HIGHLIGHTS ---------------------------- - CHALLENGES NEED TO BE OVERCOME TO PUT SOUTH SUDAN BACK ON TRACK FOR PEACE, U.N. OFFICIAL...

RT @AminaJMohammed: Survivors are strong. You have aspirations, drive and inspiration. I am humbled to have met, danced and dined with #Chi…

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July 20, 2017
Children at play at Christ the King Primary School in the South Sudanese town of Yei. Photo: UNifeedWomen and children plead for peace in South Sudan 'ghost town' Women and children are urging authorities in South Sudan to restore peace in the...
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July 20, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Matt Wells. In today’s programme: progress in the fight against HIV, but children still at risk; and: drought in North Korea is affecting food production.
July 20, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the situation in South Sudan.

July 20, 2017

El Ghassim Wane, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in South Sudan.

July 20, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2368 (2017), maintaining the asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo against ISIL, Al-Qaida, and associated individuals or groups.Liu Jieyi (front left), Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the UN and President of the Council for July, chairs the meeting. At right is Hasmik...

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July 20, 2017
Veronique and some of her children spent months hiding in the bush in Bohong after violence broke out in Central African Republic. Photo: UNICEF/ LoganChildren increasingly bear brunt of CAR violence amid mass displacement Horrific...

Crisis in DR Congo disrupts life-saving interventions, putting ~400K children at risk of malnutrition. YOU can help: https://t.co/sgMOUMwlex https://t.co/Ura96QBDQz

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July 20, 2017
Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority, briefs the Security Council. UN...
July 20, 2017

In October, 1994, President Nelson Mandela became the first leader of South Africa ever to address the United Nations General Assembly. He issued a ringing call for democracy, peace and prosperity to prevail everywhere.

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July 20, 2017
Steven Were Omamo from the World Food Programme told journalists in Geneva that 800 million people go hungry every day, and the number could grow. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel...
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July 20, 2017
North Korea's food production hit by the worst drought since 2001. Photo: FAO/Cristina Coslet Food production in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been severely damaged by the worst drought in the country since 2001, the UN Food and...

RT @UNmigration: On the border with #Nigeria, the town of Diffa has borne the brunt of #BokoHaram’s insurgency ➡️ (via @OIM_Niger) https://…

Today, 5,000 ppl will become infected w/#HIV & 2,700 will die #AIDS-related deaths. Let's make tomorrow better: https://t.co/OlFBy7oRpd https://t.co/USYGvtsaNM

July 20, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2368 (2017), maintaining the asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo against ISIL, Al-Qaida, and associated individuals or groups.

July 20, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2368 (2017), maintaining the asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo against ISIL, Al-Qaida, and associated individuals or groups.

RT @SustDev: Four #SDGAdvocates shared their thoughts through the #HLPF Blog series. Read their posts here: https://t.co/93lCSfBy5z https:/…

July 20, 2017

Joseph Moum Majak Ngor Malok, Chargé d'affaires at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Sudan to the UN, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in his country.

July 20, 2017

Liu Jieyi (left), Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the UN and President of the Security Council for July, chairs the Council’s meeting on the situation in South Sudan. At his side is Hasmik Egian, Director of the Security Council Affairs Division, Department of Political Affairs.

RT @WHOYemen: The current #cholera outbreak has overwhelmed what remains of #Yemen’s conflict battered health system https://t.co/B63ZzRnSy

"There is no better investment than in capacities & potentials of young people"- @JayathmaDW, the new @UNYouthEnvoy: https://t.co/eiR2Q0zome https://t.co/JtHEkasfsT

July 20, 2017

Liu Jieyi, Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the UN and President of the Security Council for July, chairs the Council’s meeting on the situation in South Sudan.

July 20, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2368 (2017), maintaining the asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo against ISIL, Al-Qaida, and associated individuals or groups.

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July 20, 2017
A teenager with HIV in Côte d'Ivoire gets advice on taking his antiretroviral (ARV) medication correctly. Photo: UNICEF/Olivier Asselin A key milestone has been reached in the fight against HIV, according to UN health experts, who say that more...

In Syria, @FAOnews animal health campaign boosts ppl's health as it supports food security & livelihoods for +230K: https://t.co/zSL6q2cqNM https://t.co/xtKEklq0Sh

July 20, 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed visited Nigeria, joined by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); Pramila Patten, UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict; and Bineta Diop, African Union Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security. The trip, carried...

July 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (third from left) meets with a group of Permanent Representatives of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

July 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre right) meets with Bibi Ameenah Firdaus Gurib-Fakim (centre left), President of the Republic of Mauritius.

July 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) meets with Bibi Ameenah Firdaus Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius.

July 20, 2017

A wide view of the high-level segment of the Ninth United Nations- Caribbean Community (UN-CARICOM) General Meeting.

July 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) addresses the high-level segment of the Ninth United Nations- Caribbean Community (UN-CARICOM) General Meeting. He is flanked by Irwin LaRocque (left), Secretary-General of the CARICOM; and Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, Assistant-Secretary-General for Political Affairs.

July 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre left) meets with János Áder (centre right), President of Hungary.

July 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) meets with János Áder, President of Hungary.

July 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) meets with Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

July 20, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2368 (2017), maintaining the asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo against ISIL, Al-Qaida, and associated individuals or groups.

July 20, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today congratulated the Sri Lankan Government for setting up an Office of Missing Persons (OMP), “an important step for all Sri Lankans who are still looking for the truth about their loved ones.”

July 20, 2017

Urgent action is needed now towards the meaningful participation of women in peace processes, as well ensuring their voices are heard in all aspects of society, the United Nations deputy chief told reporters in Abuja today as part of a first-ever UN-African Union trip focused on women, peace and security.

July 20, 2017

As part of his 47th birthday celebrations, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador and the actor playing the role of Jaime Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones, is calling on his friends, family and fans to help him raise funds to support UN climate action programmes.

July 20, 2017

Highlighting challenges facing South Sudan, a senior United Nations official today underlined that overcoming obstacles borne of a volatile combination of insecurity and political uncertainty is critical for the war-torn country to be put on the track to peace and stability.

July 20, 2017

Amid the worst drought in nearly two decades in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations agricultural agency is calling for emergency food assistance, as well as irrigation and farming equipment, to help farmers get through the lean season.

July 20, 2017

Expressing deep concern over a surge in tensions and violence around the holy esplanade of Jerusalem's Old City, the United Nations envoy on Middle East peace today called for de-escalation of the situation.

July 20, 2017

The scales have tipped for the first time in the fight against AIDS as more than half of all people living with the HIV virus now have access to treatment, while AIDS-related deaths have nearly halved since 2005, according to a new United Nations report.

July 20, 2017

The United Nations health agency is scaling up cholera response in South Sudan, where 17,785 cases, including 320 deaths, have been reported since the outbreak in June 2106.

July 20, 2017

Improved aid access, strengthened resilience and advances in food system networks could provide as much as $3.5 billion in annual cost savings at a time when humanitarian needs are skyrocketing in multiple complex emergencies across the globe, a new United Nations study has found.

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July 20, 2017
The UN Singers, dressed in national costumes from around the world, pictured at the Harmonie Festival 2017, Lindenholzhausen, Germany. Photo: Hans Schermuly The United Nations Singers celebrate their 70th anniversary with a

See how the #GlobalGoals aim to #SaveOurOcean -- and what you can do to help: https://t.co/XFllrKo8Oa https://t.co/8vnXGCfZpx

RT @WHO: Govts are taking action against tobacco w/ smoke-free public places, strong graphic pack warnings, plain packaging,other measures…

All the #GlobalGoals are interlinked. Progress in health will have rippling effects, says @WHO ➡️ https://t.co/hHNIWfWFyI https://t.co/rgnmVMU6tW

RT @Refugees: Delivering assistance + protection in Kasaï is a huge challenge due to difficult road conditions + security issues https://t.…

RT @UNmigration: Thanks to solar lamps, displaced Ethiopian #women can now carry out essential tasks in the hours of darkness ➡️ https://t.…

RT @UN_Spokesperson: The international community needs to change the narrative about Africa & recognize its potential - @antonioguterres h…

Least Developed Countries struggle to work towards #GlobalGoals b/c of lack of funding, says @UNOHRLLS report. https://t.co/0TIdrpLhO3 https://t.co/9xhpyK4H7W

July 19, 2017

Tobacco - one of the single biggest causes of non-communicable diseases - kills over 7M people annually, said UN WHO Four times as many people have access to no smoking zones or warning labels on cigarette boxes as they did in 2007, UN reported on 19 July. WHO's global tobacco report warns that despite progress, the tobacco industry prevents Governments...

RT @UN_Women: Women and girls have the right to live their lives free of violence and fear. https://t.co/5QCqUJ2shk #Planet5050 #HLPF https…

July 19, 2017

On the 19th of July 2007, the Cancer Diseases Hospital opened in Lusaka, Zambia. Ten years on, over 16 000 people have been diagnosed and treated at the hospital. The IAEA, which supports the use of radiation medicine in its Member States, has assisted the hospital since planning began in 2002.

July 19, 2017

Lack of funding is among the biggest challenges for the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs) in their implementation of sustainable development targets, according to a United Nations report released today.

.@WHO report finds dramatic increase in life-saving tobacco control policies in last decade https://t.co/Nf7REqAO04

July 19, 2017

Video message by the Special Representative for International Migration, Louise Arbour, at a side event of the Global Forum on Migration and Development on 30 June. The SRSG's message highlights the need for a new narrative on women in the context of migration, one that recognizes them as rights-holders, agents of development and, most importantly...

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July 19, 2017
More people are being warned against tobacco use. Photo: WHO/ Regional Office for the Western Pacific A majority of consumers around the world now receive warnings about the...

RT @UNYouthEnvoy: Still confused about what actually happens at #HLPF? Follow our Instagram story @UNYouthEnvoy to find out! https://t.co/D

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July 19, 2017
Fekitamoeloa 'Utoikamanu, High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, with UN Deputy Spokesperson, Farhan Haq. Photo: UN-OHRLLS Twitter...
July 19, 2017

Tune in as Ministers meet up with youth representatives and youth delegates to discuss youth accountability and participation in the follow-up and review of the #GlobalGoals. Organized by the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations, the Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Restless...

July 19, 2017

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is becoming more flexible and mobile, the head of that mission today said, by focusing on rapid deployment of troops and air surveillance.

July 19, 2017

Despite measures protecting a majority of people from tobacco-related illness and death, the tobacco industry continues to hamper Government efforts to fully implement life and cost-saving interventions, the United Nations health agency today reported.

July 19, 2017

Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. HIGHLIGHTS: - NARRATIVE ON AFRICA MUST CHANGE TO FULLY RECOGNIZE CONTINENT’S POTENTIAL – U.N. CHIEF - U.N. REFUGEE AGENCY SHOCKED BY REPORTS OF DEATHS OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE IN AERIAL ATTACK - U.N. RELIEF CHIEF IN DR CONGO TO SURVEY HUMANITARIAN SITUATION - U.N. AGENCY HELPS...

July 19, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres today welcomed the move by the Republic of Korea to lower tensions on the Korean Peninsula, his spokesperson said.

July 19, 2017

Press Briefing by the Office of the Permanent Observer of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to the United Nations on parliamentary action to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Speakers: Hon. Saber H. Chowdhury, MP, Parliament of Bangladesh, President of the IPU, Martin Chungong, Secretary General of the IPU, Hon. Petra Bayr, MP...

RT @WFP: We are living in tough times. Hunger is a reality for 800M people. We must do whatever it takes to save lives 👉 https://t.co/CTcAz

July 19, 2017

On #MandelaDay volunteers from the United Nations came together in Randall's Island to give their contribution to public service. Among the volunteers were Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly, Mr. Maher Nasser, Acting Under-Secretary-General for Global Communication and Mr. Jerry Matthews Matjila, Permanent...

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July 19, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Matt Wells. In today's programme: blueprint unveiled to eradicate arsenic-contaminated rice; and women and children plead for peace in South Sudan 'ghost town'.
July 19, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Mankeur Ndiaye, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad of the Republic of Senegal.

July 19, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) takes his seat to address the Security Council open debate on “Enhancing African capacities in the areas of peace and security". At right is Liu Jieyi, Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the UN and President of the Council for July.

July 19, 2017

Andrew Doyle, Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture of Ireland, addresses the Security Council open debate on “Enhancing African capacities in the areas of peace and security".

July 19, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union.

July 19, 2017

The General Assembly met to consider the report of its Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) on the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects. The Assembly also took up reform of the Security Council. In addition, it adopted three resolutions on; causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and...

July 19, 2017

The General Assembly met to consider the report of its Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) on the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects. The Assembly also took up reform of the Security Council. In addition, it adopted three resolutions on; causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and...

July 19, 2017

The General Assembly met to consider the report of its Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) on the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects. The Assembly also took up reform of the Security Council. In addition, it adopted three resolutions on; causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and...

Interested in ocean affairs & law of the sea? Apply to the Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship Programme. Info: https://t.co/TPDFEtcaiy https://t.co/aw9IpZ1CyM

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July 19, 2017
Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the Security Council open debate on "Enhancing African capacities in the areas of peace and security'. UN Photo/Mark Garten A new framework to "reinvigorate" cooperation between the African...
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July 19, 2017
UN Resident Coordinator based in Delhi, Yuri Afanasiev, at UN Radio Studio in New York. Photo: UN News/Matt Wells In order to meet the challenges of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), India should prioritize women's empowerment and...
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July 19, 2017
 A group of internally displaced women stand in the Tharawan IDP camp on the outskirts of Sana'a, Yemen. (file) Photo: UNICEF/Moohialdin Fuad Shock and sadness over "at least 20 deaths" reported in Yemen: UNHCR The deaths of "at least 20"...
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July 19, 2017
Children at play at Christ the King Primary School in the South Sudanese town of Yei. Photo: UNifeed Women and children are urging authorities in South Sudan to restore peace in the town of Yei. Violence between Government and opposition...
July 19, 2017

Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union, addresses the Security Council open debate on “Enhancing African capacities in the areas of peace and security".

July 19, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council open debate on “Enhancing African capacities in the areas of peace and security".

July 19, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the Security Council open debate on “Enhancing African capacities in the areas of peace and security’.

July 19, 2017

Mankeur Ndiaye, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad of the Republic of Senegal, addresses the Security Council open debate on “Enhancing African capacities in the areas of peace and security".

July 19, 2017

Sergiy Kyslytsya, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, addresses the Security Council open debate on “Enhancing African capacities in the areas of peace and security".

July 19, 2017

Informal comments to the media by Mrs. Elizabeth Spehar, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Cyprus and Head of Mission of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), and Mr. Espen Barth Eide, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus, on the situation in Cyprus.

RT @UN4Youth: Have u started getting ready for Intl #YouthDay 2017? Check out our toolkit: https://t.co/4Ur63Uk18T & get involved! #Youth4P…

July 19, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Alfonso María Dastis Quecedo (left), Minister for Foreign Affairs of Spain.

July 19, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Alfonso María Dastis Quecedo, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Spain.

July 19, 2017

Martin Chungong (right), Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), briefs journalists on parliamentary action to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At his side is Petra Bayr, Member of the National Council of Austria.The briefing was organized by the Office of the Permanent Observer of the IPU to the United Nations.

July 19, 2017

Petra Bayr (right), Member of the National Council of Austria, briefs journalists on parliamentary action to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At her side is Saber H. Chowdhury, Member of Parliament of Bangladesh and President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). The briefing was organized by the Office of the Permanent Observer of...

July 19, 2017

Fekitamoeloa Katoa Utoikamanu, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, briefs journalists on the launch of the flagship report of her Office (UN-OHRLLS) entitled, "Financing the Sustainable Development Goals and the Istanbul Programme of Action...

Thousands of people desperately need food, clean water, shelter and health supplies in #CARcrisis. Please help: https://t.co/lGND1GfOCb https://t.co/tJl7he7KJD

July 19, 2017

Saber H. Chowdhury (seated left), Member of Parliament of Bangladesh and President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), briefs journalists on parliamentary action to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Also addressing reporters with him were: Petra Bayr (seated centre), Member of the National Council of Austria; and Martin Chungong...

July 19, 2017

Masud Bin Momen (right), Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to the UN, briefs journalists on the launch of the flagship report entitled "Financing the Sustainable Development Goals and the Istanbul Programme of Action in the Least Developed Countries", issued by the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least...

July 19, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) addresses a meeting of the United Nations Global Compact Board. He is flanked by Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Vice-Chair of the Board and Chairman of the Global Compact Foundation; and Lise Kingo, Executive Director of the Global Compact.

July 19, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (sixth from right) meets with the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

"Fairy Tales for a Fairer World" -- a new @UNGeneva project about the quest for #GlobalGoals: https://t.co/bW6crXPuN4 #Storybook 🧚‍♀️🧚‍♂️ https://t.co/mh8IBnnhQm

July 19, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) addresses a meeting of the United Nations Global Compact Board. At right is Lise Kingo, Executive Director of the Global Compact.

Children inceasingly targeted amid renewed fighting in Central African Republic -@UNICEF https://t.co/3IekqjGDUi https://t.co/LP5Tu2bVDq

July 19, 2017

Singer Angélique Kidjo and eight of Benin's other music artists are urging parents to not marry off their young daughters in a new music video created by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

July 19, 2017

Religion is being distorted to increase differences, Secretary-General António Guterres said, urging the international community to counter such narratives.

July 19, 2017

Briefing the Security Council on their strengthened collaboration, top officials from the African Union (AU) and the United Nations today highlighted their joint work on peace and security in the Gambia, Somalia and South Sudan, as well as other African countries, and urged adequate, timely and predictable funding.

July 19, 2017

The United Nations refugee agency today said that it is “deeply shocked and saddened” at reports of the deaths and injuries of internally displaced persons in an aerial attack on the embattled Mawza district in Yemen's Taizz governorate.

10 reasons to keep working to achieve the #GlobalGoals from this week's new progress report: https://t.co/HcXP6qEFSR #HLPF via @unfoundation https://t.co/U7Sntu3kaH

🌍 maternal death rate has fallen by 44% & death rates of children <5 declined by 53% since 1990 #GlobalGoals https://t.co/UHmlOVTZWK

RT @UNGeneva: "There are no camps" in #Libya, only detention centres. Need to protect refugees, migrants before they get there - @refugees'…

RT @FAOnews: "A small shaft of light in the darkness" - Good rains bring some #hope for war-torn Syrians https://t.co/SF6yv7lY0j #Syria @WF…

On #MandelaDay, UN officials joined people around the 🌍 in celebrating Nelson Mandela's service to humanity: https://t.co/iszwb1vbbw https://t.co/hExhYQUhQx

RT @UNHumanRights: Learn about the @NelsonMandela Rules - the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners https://t.co/BHLS3rE

Take action. Inspire change, make every day a #MandelaDay. Thanks to @ElyxYak for the support! Ideas: https://t.co/47LYtSeXMT https://t.co/SCf440KEwT

July 18, 2017

Concluding a five-day visit to Sri Lanka, a United Nations independent human right expert today noted “routine and endemic” use of torture against people detained on national security grounds.

July 18, 2017

The United Nations refugee agency today appealed for about $421.2 million to help improve protection of refugees and migrants crossing the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea, and to back European countries working to assist asylum seekers.

RT @GlobalGoalsUN: #GlobalGoals start w/ individual action! @UN staff in NY are cleaning @randallsisland for #MandelaDay! Take action: http…

July 18, 2017

With three months left before the current United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti transitions to a smaller one, a UN envoy stressed today that the Caribbean country faces the “window of opportunity” to solidify stability, following recent elections.

RT @ilo: Today we commemorate the legacy of Nelson Mandela. His speech at the Intl Labour Conference in 1990: https://t.co/VqcpLAdGF5 #Mand…

July 18, 2017

Marking what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 99th birthday, the United Nations today honoured his lifetime of service and dedication to justice and equality.

July 18, 2017

The United Nations human rights arm today voiced deep concern for the safety of individuals taken prisoner by members of the Libyan army after recent fighting in Benghazi, noting that they may be at imminent risk of torture and even summary execution.

RT @UNODC: It's #MandelaDay! UNODC Chief calls on everyone to reflect on prisoner rights & on #NelsonMandelaRules https://t.co/RTgs1zhGOf

July 18, 2017

Japanese comedian and an internet star, Piko Taro, visited and performed at the United Nations Headquarters on the sidelines of a high-level political forum on sustainable development. To view his original Sustainable Development Goals song, please visit:

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July 18, 2017
Members of a Formed Police Unit serving with the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) patrol a neighborhood in the capital, Port-au-Prince. UN File Photo/Marco Dormino International support for Haiti will be critical as the United Nations continues the drawdown of its mission in the Caribbean country, the organization's top official there told...

.@UNAOC's panel on the role of religious leaders in peacebuilding in the Middle East" starts now: https://t.co/6N8CtYaTO4 #Religions4Peace https://t.co/mCcgDUFR4j

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July 18, 2017
 An anti-Balaka commander collects weapons handed in by the group during a release ceremony in Bambari in the Central African Republic. Photo: UNICEF/ Le Du International community urged to avert repeat of...
July 18, 2017

Months of fighting in the Central African Republic have led to rising numbers of children killed and raped, as well as people forcefully displaced - UN aid officials warned.

July 18, 2017

Daily Briefing: Nelson Mandela Day, Haiti, DSG Trip Announcement, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Lake Chad, Republic of Congo, Libya, Iraq, Refugees, Italy, Honour Roll, Press Events Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary General. HIGHLIGHTS --------------------------- - ON INTERNATIONAL DAY, U.N...

The best tribute we can pay this great man is not words or ceremonies, but actions that improve our world -@antonioguterres on #MandelaDay https://t.co/LI9xgXjRut

RT @UNESCO: On #MandelaDay, discover Robben Island, where @NelsonMandela was imprisoned https://t.co/63L5gzXGma #WorldHeritage https://t.co

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July 18, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Jocelyne Sambira. In today's programme: Children "increasingly targeted" in CAR violence; and we hear how Arab States are faring in the global push to eliminate...
July 18, 2017

Renewed fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) is increasingly targeting children, while there are concerns that the humanitarian needs in the country could escalate to levels not seen since the crisis four years ago, United Nations humanitarian officials today said.

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July 18, 2017
Nelson Mandela addresses Special Committee Against Apartheid in the General Assembly Hall. Credit: UN Photo/Pernaca Sudhakara (file) UN Secretary-General António Guterres is urging people to "make a difference" in the lives of others in memory of...
July 18, 2017

Japanese entertainer Piko Taro, famous for his “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” (PPAP) viral music video, has joined the ranks of celebrities who promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on behalf of Governments, the United Nations, civil society and other actors in the global development community.

July 18, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (on screen) addresses the General Assembly’s informal meeting in observance of Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July).Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, also pictured.

July 18, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the General Assembly’s informal meeting in observance of Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July).

See the latest progress report on the #GlobalGoals, which aim to transform our 🌍 by 2030: https://t.co/qcFAUqjsB1 https://t.co/Nii0yvQk3Y

July 18, 2017

Portrait of Abuka Dahir Osman, new Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Somalia to the United Nations.

July 18, 2017

Denis Regis, Permanent Representative of Haiti to the UN, addresses the Security Council meeting on the question concerning his country.

July 18, 2017

Portrait of Ali Naseer Mohamed, new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations.

July 18, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the situation concerning Haiti.

July 18, 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (right) meets with Abdul Rahman Dahlan, Minister in the Prime Minister Department of Malaysia.

July 18, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the situation concerning Haiti.

July 18, 2017

Sandra Honoré, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), briefs the Security Council.

July 18, 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (right) meets with Fatoumata Tambajang, Vice President of the Islamic Republic of the Gambia.

July 18, 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (right) meets with Edgar E. Gutiérrez-Espeleta, Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica and President of the 2017 UN Environment Assembly.

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July 18, 2017
Tripoli Street in Misrata, Libya. Photo: UNHCR/Helen Caux Libya "executions" should face investigation, says UN rights office Reports indicating that suspected terrorists have...
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July 18, 2017
Veronique and some of her children spent months hiding in the bush in Bohong after violence broke out in Central African Republic. Photo: UNICEF/ Logan Horrific and deadly acts of...

RT @UNDESA: Year 2 of #SDGs, #genderequality & breaking silos - many interesting #SDGLive topics 2day at #HLPF https://t.co/o2A19rp5gP #Glo…

On #MandelaDay & every day, Nelson Mandela's words inspire us to "ensure that democracy, peace & prosperity prevail everywhere." https://t.co/xNyMFsStIj

July 18, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Reem Al Hashimi, Minister of State for International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates.

July 18, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre left) meets with a group of religious leaders attending the panel discussion on "The Role of Religious Leaders in Peacebuilding in the Middle East".

RT @UNDP: By 2050, the #ocean will have more #plastic than fish.These ladies are reducing pollution, 1 #plasticbag at a time. @UNDP_India #…

July 18, 2017

The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) held an event to commemorate of the International Nelson Mandela Day (18 July).Participants at the event.

July 18, 2017

The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) held an event to commemorate of the International Nelson Mandela Day (18 July).Participants write messages during the event.

July 18, 2017

Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG), addresses an event held in observance of Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July).

July 18, 2017

Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), addresses an event held in observance of Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July).

July 18, 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (right) meets with Komi Selom Klassou, Prime Minister of the Republic of Togo.

July 18, 2017

Espen Barth Eide (left), Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus, and Elizabeth Spehar, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), speak to journalists following Security Council consultations on Cyprus and the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).

July 18, 2017

Elizabeth Spehar (right), Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), and Espen Barth Eide, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus, speak to journalists following Security Council consultations on Cyprus and the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).

July 18, 2017

Liu Jieyi, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for July, speaks to journalists following Security Council consultations on Cyprus and the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).Elizabeth Spehar (right), Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Peacekeeping...

On Tuesday's #MandelaDay see how you can work to achieve the #GlobalGoals for people and the planet: https://t.co/2h6GL7F79C https://t.co/RrABjjDfzA

July 18, 2017

Christof Heyns, Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Pretoria and Member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, addresses an event held in observance of Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July) at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).

July 18, 2017

Apolinário Jorge Correira, Permanent Representative of Angola to the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG), addresses an event held in observance of Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July).

July 18, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Miguel Vargas Maldonado, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic.

July 18, 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (right) meets with Komi Selom Klassou, Prime Minister of the Republic of Togo.

July 18, 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed waits for the arrival of Komi Selom Klassou, Prime Minister of the Republic of Togo, prior to their meeting.

July 18, 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (centre left) meets with the All Party Parliamentary Group of the United Kingdom.

July 18, 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (right) meets with Marianna Shchotkina, new National Coordinator for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Belarus, Deputy President of the Senate, and former Minister of Labour and Social Protection.

July 18, 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed meets with Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

July 18, 2017

Danny Glover, actor, director, and political activist, laughs while being evacuated alongside United Nations staff and members of the diplomatic community during the General Assembly’s informal meeting in observance of Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July).

July 18, 2017

Lympho Monyamane of the Nelson Mandela Foundation addresses the General Assembly’s informal meeting in observance of Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July).

July 18, 2017

Penny Abeywardena, New York City's Commissioner for International Affairs, addresses the General Assembly’s informal meeting in observance of Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July).

July 18, 2017

Edna Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs for South Africa, addresses the General Assembly’s informal meeting in observance of Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July).

July 18, 2017

Danny Glover, actor, director, and political activist, addresses the General Assembly’s informal meeting in observance of Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July).Also pictured (from left on dais): Secretary-General António Guterres, Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, and Catherine Pollard...

July 18, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) and Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, speak during the General Assembly’s informal meeting in observance of Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July).

July 18, 2017

Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, addresses the General Assembly’s informal meeting in observance of Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July).

July 18, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the General Assembly’s informal meeting in observance of Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July).

Driving tractors means driving change in Nepal as it challenges gender stereotypes. @WFP empowers & trains women to do these kinds of jobs. https://t.co/Ci0dIVzvp5

Number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in Yemen increased from 18.8M to 20.7M. More from @UNOCHA: https://t.co/AUNRZa7VSh https://t.co/FCUr4gVNB9

July 18, 2017

Speaking to the media following his briefing to the United Nations Security Council, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, urged all sides to work collectively and to build on the achievements thus far.

July 18, 2017

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today called for an investigation into the recent murder of a Honduran journalist in Mexico.

July 18, 2017

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed today urged public institutions to embrace the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, reduce inequality and end tackle climate change.

July 18, 2017

United Nations, the Republic of Congo's Government and humanitarian partners today appealed for $23.7 million to aid Congolese in the area of southern Brazzaville known as “the Pool”, where fighting and insecurity has displaced one out of every three people.

July 18, 2017

In spite of improvements in wheat production in war-torn Syria – about 12 per cent more than last year's record low – the overall food security situation remains far worse than before the conflict, the United Nations food security and emergency food relief agencies have said.

Have #Time2Serve others? On Tuesday's #MandelaDay, devote 67 mins for Nelson Mandela's 67 yrs of service to humanity https://t.co/2h6GL7nwi4 https://t.co/RFvtHYBCXA

“Implementation has begun, but the clock is ticking." -@antonioguterres on #GlobalGoals. See latest findings: https://t.co/qcFAUq1Rcr https://t.co/s8oHG58hDr

RT @antonioguterres: I look forward to working with my new Youth Envoy @JayathmaDW and other young leaders to create jobs and opportunities…

RT @JapanMissionUN: .@pikotaro_ppap performs #SDGs ver. of #PPAP w/@UNISNYC students to bring awareness to the 17 @UN #SustainableDevelopme…

Every year, about 1.5m child deaths could be avoided through vaccination. https://t.co/hrmymBAW4B

July 17, 2017

Underscoring the importance of well trained and capable youth to realize the opportunities offered by advances in technology and innovation, the President of the United Nations General Assembly today called for building their capacities to ensure that they can fulfil their potential as well as support sustainable development.

RT @UN_News_Centre: The human cost of this ugly war in #Afghanistan is too far too high – head of @UN mission (@UNAMAnews) https://t.co/uk3

July 17, 2017

Opening the high-level segment of the annual forum designed to discuss implementation of the anti-poverty agenda, top United Nations officials today stressed the importance of multilateralism to address global problems.

July 17, 2017

A committee of United Nations experts has completed its annual evaluation of the situation of people in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, hearing serious concerns about Israel’s human rights record, including the deteriorating situation in Gaza, inadequate protection for detained children and increasing obstacles being faced by human rights...

On Tuesday's #MandelaDay & everyday, take action & inspire change! Ideas & details are here: https://t.co/e2EVZR9NF8 #Time2Serve https://t.co/AOKc3N0BYM

July 17, 2017

Prize-winning photographs taken by students from around the world – currently exhibited at United Nations Headquarters in New York – encapsulate their own ideas and feelings about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

July 17, 2017

A United Nations standards-setting body today adopted a number of decisions to ensure food safety, including maximum residue limits for a range of drugs used in cattle and other animals, as well as revisions to guidance on agricultural and hygienic practices to minimize microbial, chemical and physical hazards to fresh fruits and vegetables.

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July 17, 2017
Market porter Mushaifa from the Iraqi city of Mosul with his family at UNHCR’s new Hasansham U2 displacement camp. Photo: UNHCR/Caroline Gluck Some 700,000 civilians have been...

RT @WHO: This week, the @FAOWHOCodex Alimentarius Commission, is setting #SafeFood standards https://t.co/CdWUIbdzPQ #CodexCAC40 #FoodSafet…

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July 17, 2017
 Hiba, 12, and her family fled rural Raqqa and are now in a makeshift camp at Ain Issa, 50km north of the Raqqa in Syria. Photo: UNICEFUN067457Souleiman UN "deeply...