RT @UNYouthEnvoy: Three 🔑s to harnessing the #DemographicDividend according to @antonioguterres: 1⃣opportunity 2⃣young women 3⃣young ppl a…

Since 2015 when #GlobalGoals were adopted, investment in education has mostly flatlined or 🔻. Let's #FundEducation https://t.co/hq6ZenTgyp https://t.co/ddFesT0zwW

Who spoke at #UNGA on Wednesday? See the full list with videos & more here: https://t.co/aXqV1vYIJc https://t.co/oII13TyRyw

September 21, 2017

Recalling the situation in Libya since the 2011 revolution, Faiez Mustafa Serraj, the President of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord said that international support is essential to ensure progress in the country.

September 21, 2017

Amid a “devastating season of natural disasters” in the region – widespread catastrophe that extends to Mexico, hit by two destructive earthquakes, and to the southern United States, viciously punished by Hurricane Harvey – the Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic today called on the United Nations to consider “new actions we must take, urgently...

What is it like to be a refugee? On #PeaceDay, watch & share this story from Myanmar https://t.co/SOlH8nGFAk #JoinTogether https://t.co/puVQasYRqq

September 20, 2017

With the world at a crossroads – battered by climate change, threatened by terrorism and extremism, and struggling with deepening inequality – it is not only time to bolster multilateral cooperation, but to make use of the vital capacities that can be provided by the dynamism of the African continent, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Morocco told the...

September 20, 2017

Kuwait intends to host an international donors conference in the coming year to help Iraq rebuild the areas devastated by the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh) terrorist group, the Kuwaiti Prime Minister told the United Nations General Assembly today.

September 20, 2017

As the high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly continued today, Baron Divavesi Waqa, President of Nauru, expressed deep sorrow and condolences to those who have suffered from the recent successive hurricanes in the Caribbean and United States and earthquakes in Mexico, stressing that “your suffering and grief is shared by us all.”

How can you take action for the #globalgoals? Get ideas here: https://t.co/6cUKSXAqZY #UNGA https://t.co/Uvyqn6IBLo

September 20, 2017

Informing world leaders that the violence, suffering and mass displacement in Myanmar’s Rakhine province affects not just Muslim and Rakhine communities, but also other minority groups – to which most of the world has been oblivious – the country’s Vice-President stressed his Government’s deep concern over the situation.

September 20, 2017

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, the President of Senegal expressed his desire for a peaceful and secure African continent – one that does not serve as a sanctuary for terrorists defeated elsewhere in the world.

September 20, 2017

People across the globe suffer from war, poverty, inequality and injustice, the President of Romania told the United Nations General Assembly today, citing rising tensions over cultural identity and faith along with terrorist attacks, which deepen insecurity.

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September 20, 2017
Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), speaks to the press on the recent nuclear test by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and its detection by the monitoring system of...

RT @UN_Spokesperson: Let us ensure every girl has the support she needs for a quality education & a better life - @AminaJMohammed https://t…

.@JC_Varela talked about Panama's gift to the UN & more at the #UNGA social media space today. Watch here: https://t.co/6M8hF7OoF7 https://t.co/EmfK19pUz9

September 20, 2017

Join us LIVE for the 72nd United Nations General Assembly debate. More than 100 world leaders, thousands of diplomats and advocates will convene in New York City from 19-25 September 2017. This year’s theme is “Focusing on people — striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet”. 7th and 8th plenary meetings General Assembly...

RT @UNICEF: ❤️❤️❤️ @Malala, @priyankachopra & @muzoonrakan1 putting education at the heart of #UNGA. #AChildIsAChild #FundEducation http…

September 20, 2017

Warning that Africa is beset by the double scourge of the disparity of the global economy and illicit financial outflows, South African President Jacob Zuma today called on the United Nations to play a central role in tackling both issues, which are major obstacle to full development

September 20, 2017

Catastrophes such as the most recent devastating earthquake in Mexico and the successive hurricanes that have hit the Latin American and Caribbean region “remind us that we are at a key moment in human history in which the notion of development that has prevailed until now has been shaken by the relentless reality of climate change,” the President of...

September 20, 2017

Speaking at a ministerial meeting at United Nations Headquarters, Secretary-General António Guterres today voiced concern over the delayed implementation of the peace agreement in Mali.

Day 3 of #UNGA had events on education, nuclear non-proliferation + much more. All news: https://t.co/PmbMhltxws https://t.co/nMAPFZRbgq

September 20, 2017

A growing number of human rights defenders around the world are facing reprisals and intimidation for cooperating with the United Nations, ranging from travel bans and the freezing of assets to detention and torture, says a new report issued by the world body.

September 20, 2017

Reiterating Montenegro’s strong commitment to multilateral cooperation, President Filip Vujanović told the Assembly today that his country puts good neighbourly relations and regional cooperation in the Balkans at the top of its foreign policy agenda

September 20, 2017

Addressing the 72nd annual general debate at the United Nations General Assembly, the Vice-President of Argentina, Gabriela Michetti, set out her vision for the future, expressed her passion for human rights and hope for a prosperous global society

September 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres today expressed the readiness of the United Nations to help bring into force the global treaty banning nuclear tests, adopted more than 20 years ago, while noting that the “destabilizing and provocative” actions by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) seek to undermine the global norm against nuclear...

Ecuador's @Lenin is discussing human mobility, combating discrimination & xenophobia + more at #UNGA this week. https://t.co/5Zn9bdYwF2

September 20, 2017

From signing of Global Treaty banning Nuclear Weapons to Malala advocating for girls, here's what happened @UN Today. www.un.org/news/

September 20, 2017

The world is currently facing a raft of challenges “that test who we are,” the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom told the General Assembly, noting that while many, such terrorism – which struck her country five times this year – did not recognize international borders, they could be addressed by a strong, agile United Nations that upholds global...

September 20, 2017

The President of Latvia, Raimonds Vejonis, told the General Assembly today that while the United Nations remains the central forum for multilateralism and a rules-based global order, if the Organization is more transparent and flexible it could “bring positive, real influence to people on the ground.”

RT @antonioguterres: I wish Jews worldwide a very healthy and happy New Year. L’Shanah Tovah #RoshHashanah

September 20, 2017

While many governments are moving in the right direction, too many are falling short when it comes to protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people, the United Nations human rights chief said today, urging all States to outlaw discrimination against this community.

September 20, 2017

The Republic of Congo today called for a United Nations-wide global battle against the proliferation of counterfeit and sub-standard medicines, warning the General Assembly on the second day of its 72nd annual General Debate that Africa was particularly vulnerable

.@AntonioGuterres extends his condolences to Government & people of Mexico following the earthquake https://t.co/p2oLKYiaZe via @cinumexico https://t.co/qjNxJC49C5

RT @GlobalGoalsUN: Wednesday's #SDGLive discussions have wrapped, but you can watch all the panels (and see tmw's programme) here: https://…

September 20, 2017

Addressing the general debate at the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, leaders from South American countries urged the global community for greater cooperation and collaboration in addressing a range of pressing issues – from poverty to security challenges

September 20, 2017

The European Union and the United Nations today launched a joint initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations across the globe.

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António Guterres

Also speaking this p.m.: Myanmar, Kuwait, @erna_solberg (Norway) & @FijiPM (Fiji). See: https://t.co/WdhsaIZtek

September 20, 2017

Transnational terrorism and use of force international relations, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, human rights violations and environmental fragility are but a few of today’s global challenges, the President of Ukraine to the United Nations General Assembly, calling on the world body to “act now” to tackle those and pressing...

"We're in this together" – so many special guests at our #UNGA social media space on Wednesday! See more: https://t.co/Q6fXbKGde9 https://t.co/SzDPDASK6M

September 20, 2017

World leaders today pledged to tackle the education crisis that is holding back millions of children and threatening economic development, at a high-level event at United Nations Headquarters in New York aimed at securing finance for this critical goal.

September 20, 2017

Stressing that terrorism and violent extremism continue to cause much suffering around the globe, Paolo Gentiloni, the President of the Council of Ministers of Italy, called for broad collaboration among countries as well as regional and global organizations to successfully tackle the threat

RT @UNOCHA: The humanitarian crisis in Iraq is far from over. We urge the int'l community to maintain its commitment to support: https://t.…

Speaking this p.m. at #UNGA: @Macky_Sall (Senegal), Swaziland, Libya & Nauru. See: https://t.co/WdhsaIZtek

September 20, 2017

Portugal’s Prime Minister António Luis Santos da Costa took the podium of the General Assembly to reiterate his country’s support of the Secretary-General’s agenda, which includes boosting conflict prevention activities and creating a stronger more adaptable world Organization

September 20, 2017

On the second day of the United Nations General Assembly’s high-level debate, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, underscored that the UN must rise to address many global challenges, including forced displacement and terrorism

September 20, 2017

More than 40 countries have signed the world’s first legally binding treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Secretary-General António Guterres underscored the need for “dialogue, bridge-building and practical steps” to advance the world’s disarmament agenda. Read more on UN News:

RT @free_equal: Thx for taking a stand for #LGBTI equality! RT if you’d like more world leaders to join the fight! #UNGA https://t.co/IBud

#JoinTogether for peace: respect, safety & dignity for all. Thursday is #PeaceDay. https://t.co/CiDVDRKaIt https://t.co/scnm86eXEU

September 20, 2017

Saying that “all options are on the table,” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today took the podium of the United Nations General Assembly to call on world leaders to provide the necessary action now to curb the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) nuclear and missile programmes

September 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres today launched a United Nations strategy to help bring about peace and stability in Libya and end a protracted crisis that has caused immense suffering and contributed to instability beyond the country’s borders.

September 20, 2017

From the podium of the United Nations General Assembly Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas today called on the world Organization to face up to its responsibilities to end Israel’s “relentless” occupation ensure the establishment of an independent Palestinian state

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António Guterres

.@UNEP Assembly President Edgar Gutiérrez from Costa Rica is talking about #globalgoals & more this week at #UNGA. https://t.co/IfCHf7cPRa https://t.co/ShtF30lhFD

Up next at #UNGA: Montenegro, @KlausIohannis (Romania), Malawi & @PresidenceMada (Madagascar). See: https://t.co/WdhsaIZtek

Spreading the word about @ctbto_alerts at #UNGA – @SinaZerbo is updating leaders on work to ban nuclear testing https://t.co/PjZo23Y15B https://t.co/5TTr8LqteK

September 20, 2017

M. Javad Zarif, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, met with representatives of the five permanent members of the Security Council (China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United Sates), plus Germany – the so-called “P5+1” or “E3+3” – as well as with the European Union High Representative for Foreign...

September 20, 2017

M. Javad Zarif, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, met with representatives of the five permanent members of the Security Council (China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United Sates), plus Germany – the so-called “P5+1” or “E3+3” – as well as with the European Union High Representative for Foreign...

September 20, 2017

M. Javad Zarif, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, met with representatives of the five permanent members of the Security Council (China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United Sates), plus Germany – the so-called “P5+1” or “E3+3” – as well as with the European Union High Representative for Foreign...

September 20, 2017

M. Javad Zarif, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, met with representatives of the five permanent members of the Security Council (China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United Sates), plus Germany – the so-called “P5+1” or “E3+3” – as well as with the European Union High Representative for Foreign...

September 20, 2017

M. Javad Zarif, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, met with representatives of the five permanent members of the Security Council (China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United Sates), plus Germany – the so-called “P5+1” or “E3+3” – as well as with the European Union High Representative for Foreign...

September 20, 2017

M. Javad Zarif, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, met with representatives of the five permanent members of the Security Council (China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United Sates), plus Germany – the so-called “P5+1” or “E3+3” – as well as with the European Union High Representative for Foreign...

September 20, 2017

M. Javad Zarif, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, met with representatives of the five permanent members of the Security Council (China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United Sates), plus Germany – the so-called “P5+1” or “E3+3” – as well as with the European Union High Representative for Foreign...

September 20, 2017

The President of Côte d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, today cited the success of United Nations peacekeeping operations in his West African country as an inspiration for the world Organization to increase its initiatives

September 20, 2017

Addressing the General Assembly, the President of Azerbaijan, spoke about the country's successes in socio-economic development and support of cultural diversity and said that while Security Council resolutions calling for the withdrawal of Armenian troops from its territory have been ignored, Azerbaijan remains an “engaged” Member of the United...

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September 20, 2017
European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica. PHOTO: Alban Mendes de LeonGender equality a "driver" in fighting violence against women and girlsA concrete plan to fight violence against women and girls demands...

Happening now: Ministers are meeting at #UNGA to discuss next steps in the struggle for LGBTI equality. https://t.co/UVhaXIUd5F https://t.co/0Gu16XiW6H

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September 20, 2017
Malala Yousafzai (right), UN Messenger of Peace, Nobel Prize laureate, and founder of the Malala Fund, makes remarks during a high-level event on “Financing the Future: Education 2030″. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Not a single one of the ambitious...

Next this p.m. at #UNGA: @Vejonis (Latvia), @SAPresident (South Africa) & @hagegeingob (Namibia). See: https://t.co/WdhsaIZtek

RT @africarenewal: "Africa @ the UN General Assembly" a one-stop source of information for #Africa during the #UNGA, more info at: https://…

September 20, 2017

The European Union and the United Nations are embarking on a new, global, multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls - The Spotlight Initiative. The Initiative aims to place this issue in the center of efforts to achieve gender equality and women's empowerment, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...

September 20, 2017

United Nations peace operations must be deployed in support of – not in place of – active diplomatic efforts, Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council today, as he outlined some critical changes necessary to make these missions more effective.

RT @BetterThan_Cash: Announced at #Goalkeepers17! @Unilever joins the Alliance to transition to #digitalpayments & reach UN #globalgoals ht…

September 20, 2017

Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

September 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Andrzej Duda, President, of the Republic of Poland.

September 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right), meets Almazbek Atambaev, President of the Kyrgz Republic.

September 20, 2017

Filip Vujanović, President of Montenegro, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

September 20, 2017

Secretary General António Guterres (right) meets with Paolo Gentiloni Silveri, Prime Minister of Italy.

September 20, 2017

UN photographer Eskinder Debebe waits for the arrival of high-level delegates for meetings with the Secretary-General, during the week of the General Assembly’s annual general debate.

September 20, 2017

Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina Rakotoarimanana, President of the Republic of Madagascar, addresses the general debate of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly.

September 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, President of Costa Rica.

September 20, 2017

Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy- second session.

September 20, 2017

Miroslav Lajčák (right), President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, meets with Khemaies Jhinaoui, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Tunisia.

Working for #GlobalGoals means safety, security, health, rights & dignity for all. @MuzoonRakan1 is at #UNGA https://t.co/IfCHf7cPRa https://t.co/EhNjJclyN7

At #UNGA this p.m.: @Lenin (Ecuador), @gabimichetti (Argentina), @SassouCG (Rep of Congo) & @mbachelet (Chile). See: https://t.co/WdhsaIZtek

September 20, 2017

Remarks by Ms. Malala Yousafzai (United Nations Messenger of Peace) at the event entitled "Financing the Future: Education 2030".

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September 20, 2017
Migrants at a detention centre in the city of Zawiya, Libya. Photo: Mathieu Galtier/IRIN World must "seize the moment" to end protracted crisis in Libya: Guterres The international community needs to "seize the moment" and work...
September 20, 2017

The most effective way to solve problems that affect the world’s people is always placing human beings at the centre of all decisions, the President of Panama told the United Nations General Assembly today, stressing that his country, which joins North and South and which is bordered by the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, would continue to be a beacon of...

September 20, 2017

The European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, speaks about the new global initiative launched by the European Union and the United Nations to reach “zero violence against women and girls by 2030”.

September 20, 2017

As civilians continue to bear the brunt of the conflict in Yemen, two United Nations Special Advisers have voiced their concern over continued allegations of grave human rights abuses and expressed support for the call by the High Commissioner for Human Rights to establish an international investigation.

RT @WFPLogistics: Our @WFP trucks continue to tirelessly deliver food relief to those affected by #HurricaneIrma! Stay strong! #UNGA https:…

September 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) makes remarks at a High-level event on "Demographic Roadmap for Africa: Moving from Commitment to Action". At right, Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea.

September 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) makes remarks at a High-level event on on "Demographic Roadmap for Africa: Moving from Commitment to Action". At right, Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea.

September 20, 2017

Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

September 20, 2017

António Luís Santos da Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

September 20, 2017

Marta Gabriela Michetti Illia, Vice President of Argentina, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

September 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Sigmar Gabriel, Vice-Chancellor and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany.

September 20, 2017

Miroslav Lajčák (right), President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, meets with Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.

September 20, 2017

Miroslav Lajčák (right), President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, meets with Sergey V. Lavrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

September 20, 2017

Michelle Bachelet Jeria, President of Chile, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly's seventy-second session.

September 20, 2017

Raimonds Vējonis, President of the Republic of Latvia, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

Global challenges require global solutions. The UK's @BorisJohnson is at #UNGA this week. https://t.co/IfCHf7cPRa https://t.co/u3fKdW4FK5

RT @JerryBrownGov: Welcoming @MikeBloomberg, @PEspinosaC & @anandmahindra as co-chairs. Join us @ the Global #ClimateAction Summit! https:/…

September 20, 2017

Noting that the only source of power in his country is its people, the President of Kyrgyzstan highlighted that the country’s path to sustainable development has a focus on ensuring the Kyrgyz peoples welfare and prosperity.

September 20, 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, speaking at the same United Nations podium from which the United States yesterday denounced the accord curbing Iran’s nuclear programme as one of the ‘worst deals ever,’ today pledged his country’s continued adherence to the pact.

September 20, 2017

The United Nations must treat all people with impartiality and respect, and be a good steward of the funds entrusted to it, the President of Rwanda today said in his annual address to the General Assembly debate in New York, adding his country’s support to the spirit of reform taking root at the Organization.

Happening now: @EU_Commission & UN launch new #SpotlightEndViolence fund at #UNGA. See: https://t.co/wUaXhAS6lh https://t.co/jLfK8iPwGe

September 20, 2017

The leader of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a country born two decades ago in the deadliest fighting in Europe since the Second World War, today stressed the centrality of the United Nations in resolving crises before they degenerate into war and the flight of refugees.

September 20, 2017

A view of the High-level Event on Libya, which took place on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual general debate.

September 20, 2017

Faiez Mustafa Serraj (shown on screens), Chairman of the Presidency Council and Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord of Libya, addresses the High-level Event on Libya, which took place on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual general debate.

September 20, 2017

Ghassan Salamé, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), at the High-level Event on Libya, which took place the margins of the General Assembly’s annual general debate.

September 20, 2017

A view of the High-level Event on Libya, which took place on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual general debate.

September 20, 2017

Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of the Congo, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

September 20, 2017

Mr. Ghassan Salamé, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), speaks to journalists press following a High-level Event on Libya on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual general debate.

September 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev (second from left), President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

September 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Abdel Fattah Al Sisi President of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

RT @antonioguterres: I urge world leaders to build ambition and accelerate climate action – before it’s too late. https://t.co/2HVwn2GZYT

Secretary-General
António Guterres
September 20, 2017

United Nations officials today highlighted the need to continue working together towards more equitable ways to share the responsibility for refugees, as well as achieve safe and orderly migration, at an event to take stock one year after the international community agreed to find solutions to better manage human mobility.

Lithuania's @LinkeviciusL is at #UNGA this week. Global challenges call for global solutions. https://t.co/IfCHf7cPRa cc: @LithuaniaUNNY https://t.co/Y0iqIiN9HM

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September 20, 2017
Filippo Grandi (right), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and Louise Arbour (left), Special Representative for International Migration, speak to journalists following a...

RT @UNICEF: ✏️ 📚🌏 Educate a child. Change the world. #FundEducation #AChildIsAChild https://t.co/PZ1Enq5lwR

September 20, 2017

Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

September 20, 2017

Paolo Gentiloni, Prime Minister of Italy, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

September 20, 2017

Miroslav Lajčák (right), President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, meets with Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympics Committee (IOC).

September 20, 2017

Miroslav Lajčák (right), President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, meets with Timo Soini, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

September 20, 2017

Emmanuel Macron, President of France, the High-level Event on Libya, which took place on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual general debate.

September 20, 2017

Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, addresses the Security Council high-level open debate on the theme, “Reform of United Nations peacekeeping: implementation and follow-up”.

September 20, 2017

Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, addresses the Security Council high-level open debate on the theme, “Reform of United Nations peacekeeping: implementation and follow-up”.

September 20, 2017

Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a United Nations report has found.

RT @unfoundation: How can data come to life? Tune in to hear from global experts at #Goalkeepers17: https://t.co/BAmCbHfkwU @UNGA https://t…

RT @UNFPA: As #Yazidi women and girls in #Iraq call for help, leaders at @UN address sexual violence as a weapon of war: https://t.co/Bwj4y

United Nations Audio
September 20, 2017
Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn and Matt Wells. In today's programme: Countries take stock of a global plan on refugees and migrants; and the European Union partners with the UN to...
September 20, 2017

The world’s first legally-binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons opened for signature today at United Nations Headquarters in New York at a ceremony at which speakers from international organizations, governments and civil society hailed this milestone in achieving a world free of such arsenals as well as the work that remains to be done.

Also speaking at #UNGA: @MinPres (Netherlands), @theresa_may (UK) & @PaoloGentiloni (Italy). See: https://t.co/WdhsaJh45S

RT @UN: Now online: see all 193 #UNGA debate speeches right here & watch the global Twitter conversation in real time. https://t.co/2SUIVds

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September 20, 2017
Laboratory worker testing antibiotics on a resistant infection. Photo: PAHO/Joshua Cogan The world is running out of life-saving antibiotics, according to a new report published by the World Health...

Also today at #UNGA: Palestine, @eucopresident (EU), @antoniocostapm (Portugal) & @AbeShinzo (Japan). See: https://t.co/WdhsaJh45S

Secretary-General
António Guterres
September 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attacks that took place earlier this week in Borno state, Nigeria, as well as in Kossa, Cameroon, which targeted vulnerable people already affected by Boko Haram violence.

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September 20, 2017
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which was adopted on 7 July 2017 by 122 States, opened for signature on 20 September, on the sidelines of the annual general debate of the General Assembly. Secretary-General António Guterres speaks at...
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António Guterres

Goodwill ambassador @nikolajcw is at #UNGA with @UNDP talking about climate action, gender equality & more. https://t.co/IfCHf7cPRa https://t.co/LEQbviYeQx

September 20, 2017

Speakers: Mr. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, (UNDP Goodwill Ambassador) Moderator: Maher Nasser, (Director, Outreach Division, UN) The SDG Media Zone aims to engage people all over the world in the important conversations happening during the high-level week of the UN General Assembly in New York from 18-22 September. Bringing together well-known personalities...

Also today at #UNGA: @Horacio_Cartes (Paraguay), @HassanRouhani (Iran), Bulgaria & @adosolutions (Côte d’Ivoire) https://t.co/WdhsaIZtek

September 20, 2017

Linas Antanas Linkevičius, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, addresses the Security Council high-level open debate on the theme, “Reform of United Nations peacekeeping: implementation and follow-up”.

September 20, 2017

Excellency Donald Tusk, President of the European Council of the European Union, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

September 20, 2017

Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

September 20, 2017

Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly's seventy-second session.

September 20, 2017

Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, addresses the Security Council high-level open debate on the theme, “Reform of United Nations peacekeeping: implementation and follow-up”.

September 20, 2017

Wang Yi (right), Minister for Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. addresses the Security Council high-level open debate on the theme, “Reform of United Nations peacekeeping: implementation and follow-up”.

September 20, 2017

Enrique Loedel, Vice-Minister for Political Affairs at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Uruguay, addresses the Security Council high-level open debate on the theme, “Reform of United Nations peacekeeping: implementation and follow-up”.

September 20, 2017

Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz (right), Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the UN, addresses the Security Council high-level open debate on the theme, “Reform of United Nations peacekeeping: implementation and follow-up”.

"Migration is here to stay, and it is overwhelmingly positive. This is the reality which policy-makers must embrace." #UN4RefugeesMigrants https://t.co/5rjJvZbAFx

Secretary-General
António Guterres

Also this a.m. at #UNGA: Bosnia & Herzegovina, @JC_Varela (Panama), @PaulKagame (Rwanda), & @poroshenko (Ukraine) https://t.co/WdhsaIZtek

Secretary-General
António Guterres

RT @UNPeacekeeping: .@antonioguterres to speak to #UNSC on UN #peacekeeping reform: implementation and follow up, Watch live @10:00 EST htt…

September 20, 2017

Kairat Abdrakhmanov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, addresses the Security Council high-level open debate on the theme, “Reform of United Nations peacekeeping: implementation and follow-up”.

September 20, 2017

Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Foreign Affairs of France, addresses the Security Council high-level open debate on the theme, “Reform of United Nations peacekeeping: implementation and follow-up”.

September 20, 2017

Miroslav Lajčák (right), President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, meets with Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica.

September 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) meets with Alexander van der Bellen (left), President of Austria; and Sebastian Kurz, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Austria.

September 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre right) meets with Alexander van der Bellen (centre left), President of Austria; and Sebastian Kurz (left), Minister for Foreign Affairs of Austria.

September 20, 2017

Sergey V. Lavrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, addresses the Security Council high-level open debate on the theme, “Reform of United Nations peacekeeping: implementation and follow-up”.

September 20, 2017

Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

September 20, 2017

The Security Council held a high-level open debate on the theme, “Reform of United Nations peacekeeping: implementation and follow-up”, on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual general debate.Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, addresses the Security Council.

September 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Klaus Werner Iohannis, President of Romania.

September 20, 2017

Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

Happening now: #UN4RefugeesMigrants event one-year after the adoption of the New York Declaration. Watch: https://t.co/Msk6MdiIiw https://t.co/bbDw7uaXg0

At #UNGA this a.m.: @niinisto (Finland), Kyrgyz Rep, @presidentaz (Azerbaijan) & Guyana. See: https://t.co/WdhsaJh45S

Secretary-General
António Guterres

Happening now at #UNGA: Signing Ceremony for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Watch: https://t.co/eXM5SnAwof https://t.co/jCiHVmmSMj

Happening now: #UNGA  High-Level Humanitarian Event on #SouthSudan. Watch here: https://t.co/WhwXXmCYWf https://t.co/4MHuXv2Xwc

RT @UNHumanRights: UN expert panel calls for new international standards on private military & security companies https://t.co/006dJikXpY h…

Who is speaking at #UNGA on Wednesday? See the full list with videos & more here: https://t.co/aXqV1vYIJc https://t.co/6SHQ8bxbP6

September 20, 2017

Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

September 20, 2017

Almazbek Atambaev, President of Kyrgyz Republic, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

September 20, 2017

The Security Council held a high-level open debate on the theme, “Reform of United Nations peacekeeping: implementation and follow-up”, on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual general debate.Reserved seating in the observers gallery of Council Chamber, ahead of the start of the debate.

September 20, 2017

Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

September 20, 2017

David Arthur Granger, President of the Republic of Guyana, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

September 20, 2017

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which was adopted on 7 July 2017 by 122 States, opened for signature on 20 September, on the sidelines of the annual general debate of the General Assembly.Secretary-General António Guterres (right) greet, Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, at the signing ceremony.

September 20, 2017

Dragan Cović, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly's seventy-second session.

September 20, 2017

The Security Council held a high-level open debate on the theme, “Reform of United Nations peacekeeping: implementation and follow-up”, on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual general debate.Secretary-General António Guterres (front left) briefs the Council. At his side is Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic...

September 20, 2017

The Security Council held a high-level open debate on the theme, “Reform of United Nations peacekeeping: implementation and follow-up”, on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual general debate.A wide view of the debate.

September 20, 2017

The Security Council held a high-level open debate on the theme, “Reform of United Nations peacekeeping: implementation and follow-up”, on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual general debate.Hailemariam Dessalegn (front centre), Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and President of the Security Council for September...

RT @UNICEF: Not a migrant child Not a refugee child #AChildIsAChild Our message to world leaders gathered at #UNGA. RT to stand with #Chil…

Thank you to our host city and country. Get all the #UNGA news here: https://t.co/PmbMhltxws https://t.co/6Wz55Onpjp

RT @antonioguterres: The gender pay gap is just one example of unacceptable discrimination against women, which must end.https://t.co/USS

#HurricaneIrma: @UNOCHA launches $55 million plan to assist Cubans in need https://t.co/LT0m8BkbXh https://t.co/F2r7bA67FE

Meeting the #GlobalGoals is tied to climate action. More info here: https://t.co/BSgDws5byu https://t.co/W3jv5U0GIb

Transformative power of women’s economic empowerment hailed at #UNGA this week https://t.co/hbXUPevukJ https://t.co/T3d1osW3Mu

See who stopped by to use the @Twitter "mirror" at this week's #UNGA events https://t.co/QIQLW0yJRd

French initiative to create global #PactEnvironment deserves support, says @AntonioGuterres at #UNGA https://t.co/FLf0HdfmUn

"Diversity must be seen as a richness, not a threat." - @AntonioGuterres calls on leaders at #UNGA to #jointogether https://t.co/yB3lYCUES1 https://t.co/ftLScHKxHP

September 20, 2017

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mauritania, Isselkou Ould Ahmed Izid Bih, welcomed the progress made in the fight against terrorism and migration through an approach based on dialogue and openness.

Photo: On Tuesday, the President of Uzbekistan @GOVuz presented the UN with a miniature copy of Samarkand made of precious metals. #UNGA https://t.co/yaP8zPrO2c

September 20, 2017

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera called for the UN to rethink the concept of per capita income as a reference for determining a country's development, stressing that only a multidimensional vision of development and poverty will allow an understanding of the needs of populations and...

September 20, 2017

Conflicts around the globe, as well as the pressing challenges of poverty, hunger and climate change continue to exact terrible human suffering, said Sebastian Kurz, the Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria, noting that the most concerning issue is the lack of trust in the ability of States and institutions to solve...

September 20, 2017

While some pledges made in the United Nations Charter have been met, “others have come to noting,” the President of Bolivia told the General Assembly today, that the planet’s precious resources and vulnerable people must be protected from greed and exploitation by political elites.

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September 20, 2017
European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica. PHOTO: Alban Mendes de Leon A concrete plan to fight violence against women and girls...
September 20, 2017

Noting that history is marked with leaders who have sought to consolidate power within themselves, the President of Sri Lanka today underscored that as leaders come into power, they must yield it to build democratic institutions and safeguard democracies.

Who spoke at #UNGA on Tuesday? See the full list with videos & more here: https://t.co/aXqV1vH7kC https://t.co/iJSeHykQ29

September 19, 2017

Taking the podium at the United Nations General Assembly today, the President of Armenia pledged support to the Secretary-General’s priorities as the country marks the 25th anniversary of its succession to the UN.

September 19, 2017

Noting that the recent political crisis in Gambia had been a lesson that his compatriots will not easily forget, the Adama Barrow, the country’s President underscored that Gambians made an irreversible choice to close a “dark chapter” in their history and embarked on a national agenda of reform and transformation.

September 19, 2017

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, addressing the United Nations General Assembly today, pledged the firmest intention to strengthen and support the International Commission against Impunity of Guatemala (CICIG), while stressing that no institution should interfere in the country’s administration of justice.

Looking for aid updates on the Mexico earthquake? @ReliefWeb has info here: https://t.co/H4qyt24yON https://t.co/TmtbOTdZTe

September 19, 2017

Addressing the general debate of the United Nations General Assembly today, Emomali Rahmon, the President of Tajikistan, called on the Organization to carry out its mission, coordinating the efforts of Member States to build resilience to the many challenges and threats peoples and countries face.

#SDGLive Zone welcomed @jakerawrs to discuss climate action at the #UNGA. See more: https://t.co/SxiIRo2V1l https://t.co/UcUMKjke7z

Secretary-General
António Guterres
September 19, 2017

Henry Van Thio, Vice President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly's seventy-second session.

September 19, 2017

Sheikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah, Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

September 19, 2017

Federica Mogherini, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, speaks to journalists following meeting of the "E3+3" representatives with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iran.

September 19, 2017

Federica Mogherini, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, speaks to journalists following meeting of the "E3+3" representatives with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iran.

September 19, 2017

Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

September 19, 2017

Nasser Bourita, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

September 19, 2017

Miguel Vargas Maldonado, Minister for Foreign Affairs the Dominican Republic, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

September 19, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) with Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, President of the Republic of Mali, at the Ministerial Meeting on the Implementation of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali. The meeting took place on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual general debate.

September 19, 2017

Faiez Mustafa Serraj, President of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord of Libya, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

September 19, 2017

Baron Divavesi Waqa, President of the Republic of Nauru, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly's seventy-second session.

September 19, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres voiced sadness at the loss of life and damage resulting from the earthquake that occurred in Mexico today, and expressed the readiness of the United Nations to assist.

September 19, 2017

The United Nations and its agencies must reinvent themselves to tackle the challenges of the 21st century, Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani told the UN General Assembly on the opening day of its annual general debate today.

September 19, 2017

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, took the podium expressing support for the theme of the United Nations 72nd General Assembly – ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent life for all on a Sustainable Planet’ – questioning why the world’s elites failed to see its pertinence.

.@AntonioGuterres extends his condolences to the Government & people of Mexico following the earthquake today: https://t.co/mNX3MH5Rph https://t.co/MQxVU2kYDt

What happened on day 2 of #UNGA week? See video highlights & all the news here: https://t.co/VQ5v6k2AEF https://t.co/CptO7oiLr3

September 19, 2017

LIVE from New York - the 72nd United Nations General Assembly debate. More than 100 world leaders, thousands of diplomats and advocates will convene in New York City from 19-25 September 2017. This year’s theme is “Focusing on people — striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet”. Report of the Secretary-General on the work of...

September 19, 2017

Noting efforts to advance socio-economic development in Uzbekistan, the President of the country highlighted that the ultimate goal is to build a democratic State and a just society, where the priority is implementation of the principle that “human interests come first.”

September 19, 2017

The international community must give the United Nations a voice to raise against human rights abuses and nationalistic rhetoric, or see it become irrelevant, the Lithuanian president said in her address to the United Nations General Assembly’s high-level debate.

September 19, 2017

Leaders from various levels of government, the private sector and civil society highlighted the need for climate action as they convened at United Nations Headquarters, where Secretary-General António Guterres warned that current pledges and plans are insufficient to keep global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees.

RT @UNPeacekeeping: #DRC meeting today stressed need for confidence building measures for successful conclusion of electoral process https:…

September 19, 2017

Noting that comprehensively addressing terrorism is vital for the future of the regional and international order, the President of Egypt called today for an approach to do so that is based not only on eradication of terrorism but also of its root causes, as well as challenging its supporters and those that grant it safe havens.

September 19, 2017

In his final address to the United Nations General Assembly as President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos delivered a message of peace and highlighted the results of the agreement reached between his Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP), which he described as a model for the rest of the world.

"Together we can build peace." We're telling the #UNGA story all week on @Instagram. https://t.co/UH4OQBPYqm 👀 https://t.co/OwycbfroaY

RT @UN_Spokesperson: At the lunch for Heads of State today, @antonioguterres thanked the City of New York for its 'fantastic hospitality.'…

September 19, 2017

UNGA debate opened today with speeches from the Secretary-General, the PGA, Brazil and US. Here’s what happened @UN Today. More at http://www.un.org/news/.

RT @UN_Women: Celebrity referee @nikolajcw and the activists from the #SDG5DreamTeam raise awareness about gender equality at the #ggwcup.…

September 19, 2017

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita took the podium of the General Assembly today to praise United Nations efforts in aiding his West African country recover from rebel attacks, and called on the international community to help fund a new five-nation force to combat terrorism in the region.

"Together, we can build peace. We can restore trust & create a better world for all" - @AntonioGuterres at #UNGA https://t.co/Kg9xBuZKJM

September 19, 2017

The United Nations system in Cuba today launched an action plan requiring $55.8 million to address the urgent needs of over 2 million people severely affected by Irma, the strongest hurricane ever reported in the Atlantic.

RT @GlobalGoalsUN: Another day of #SDGLive in the books! ❤️ talking #GlobalGoals, see you tmw! Watch 📹: https://t.co/Ss7uahvgiD See 📷: htt…

Hurricanes expose resilience gap on small islands - @UNISDR https://t.co/g2MS3kq7P5

September 19, 2017

Sustainable development, ensuring peace and security and protecting human rights are the basic goals of the international community and the foundations of the United Nations system, Andrzej Duda, the President of Poland, told the General Assembly today.

Secretary-General
António Guterres

RT @UNHumanRights: #Yemen: Coalition airstrikes continue to be the leading cause of civilian casualties, including of children - #Zeid http…

September 19, 2017

Citing “a great revolution in Israel’s standing” in the world, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today denounced the “absurdities” and “global ant-Semitism” in United Nations decisions on Israel and warned Iran of the “mortal peril” it faced in threatening to annihilate his country.

September 19, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged global support for France’s initiative to create the first international legally binding document on the environment, at an event held on the margins of the annual leaders’ summit of the General Assembly.

At #UNGA on Tues, @Lzloures from @UNAIDS talked abt how UN reform will better help people in need around the world. https://t.co/IfCHf7uqII https://t.co/YrdkMqIIlg

September 19, 2017

Underscoring that extremism and terrorism remain the most serious challenges confronting the world, the Amir of Qatar called on leaders to take concerted action against terrorist organizations and their extremist ideologies to maintain global security and stability.

September 19, 2017

Extoling the benefits of women’s economic empowerment, both for economies as well as societies as a whole, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today encouraged governments, the private sector, multilateral institutions and others to take measures to achieve the full and equal participation of women in the economy.

September 19, 2017

Stressing that his country has spent over $30 billion to care for more than three million Syrians and 200,000 Iraqis fleeing war in their own homelands, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took to the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today to call on the world to fulfil its pledges of aid.

RT @UN_Women: "Sport has the power to change the world." - Crown Princess Mary of Denmark opens the Global Goals World Cup. #ggwcup #UNGA h…

At #UNGA @UNReliefChief calls for stronger protection of civilians & aid workers. They are #NotATarget https://t.co/nmQGixEhsK https://t.co/hho3do943s

"Leaders must champion change and back their words with actions" - @AntonioGuterres on #ParisAgreement & #PactEnvironment at #UNGA https://t.co/iicvrWF1T3

September 19, 2017

Over 400,000 Rohingya to have sought refuge in Bangladesh following recent violence in Myanmar. As the UN ramped up aid to the displaced, Secretary-General António Guterres re-emphasized the need to tackle the root causes of the crisis. Read more on UN News: http://bit.ly/2xfeuSV

Secretary-General
António Guterres
September 19, 2017

Reaffirming Zambia’s commitment to international cooperation to address the challenges facing the planet, the country’s President today called on world leaders to come together and act boldly for the sake of the shared future.

Are you on @Snapchat? Check out our "united-nations" #UNGA story today for special updates w/ @UNYouthEnvoy & more special guests. https://t.co/UbW7VCWGJG

September 19, 2017

With the world facing complex challenges such as climate change, humanitarian disasters and migration, all spanning geographical borders and requiring collective efforts to effectively address, the President of Switzerland told delegations in the General Assembly today that a strong multilateral system centered on a strong United Nations must be...

September 19, 2017

Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, President of Afghanistan, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

September 19, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with meets with Andrej Kiska, President of the Slovak Republic.

September 19, 2017

United Nations - UN is building coalitions with leaders from government, business, and communities to accelerate progress on climate action to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and keep global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees. Progress is being made but much more is needed. It’s a race against time, but we can succeed.

September 19, 2017

Secretary-General Guterres discussed UN reforms with President Trump. Here's what happened @UN Today. More at http://www.un.org/news/ #UNGA

September 19, 2017

Michael Czerny, from the Migrant and Refugee Section of the Holy See, talks to UN News about the harmony that exists between the Organization’s Together Campaign and the “culture of encounter” promoted by Pope Francis.

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September 19, 2017
UN Secretary-General António Guterres (center) speaking at a high-level event on women's economic empowerment. Photo: UN Women It is time to take "concrete measures" to realize gender equality and women's rights in the economy, the UN Secretary-General said in New York on Tuesday. António Guterres was speaking at a roundtable discussion looking at...