RT @ilo: Globally, 34.4% of young women are not in employment, education or training. Among young men, this rate is 9.8%. We must close the…

After fleeing war in Darfur, Hosna is getting the education she always wanted alongside her children. https://t.co/aSDHZIizBK

RT @UNESCO: This is a message for the Film industry. We want: ➕films written by women ➕films directed by women ➕films produced by women…

All countries, rich and poor, large and small, must work together to control influenza outbreaks before the arrival of the next pandemic. -@WHO https://t.co/jkES2WUrbe

RT @UNEP: Those who fail to bet on a green economy will be living in a grey future. - @antonioguterres We must not invest in the past. htt…

.@UNDP helps restore infrastructure in conflict-affected areas. Here’s an example from Ukraine🍫👇https://t.co/fGcO7NE47K

RT @Lacroix_UN: Met w/ Def Min of #Tanzania & snr leaders of Tanzanian armed forces & Force Intervention Brigade countries in #Daressalaam

To #SupportCreativity is to support the #GlobalGoals. Find out more in the new @UNESCO 'Re|Shaping Cultural Policies' report: https://t.co/yBZd8ZgR6v https://t.co/uZoGW7ArYN

14 Dec 2017

The United Nations and troop contributors will 'work together to better protect their soldiers and civilians they are serving' said UN peacekeeping chief, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, speaking at a memorial to honour 14 fallen Tanzanian soldiers killed in the worst attack against UN ‘blue helmets’ in recent history.

RT @OCHA_Syria: The @UN and @SYRedCrescent are delivering food, nutrition, health, education and other emergency supplies for 60,000 people…

14 Dec 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres wrapped up a short visit to Tokyo on Thursday with an appeal to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and other countries to implement relevant Security Council resolutions to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

14 Dec 2017

As the brutal conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday said it remains deeply concerned over the situation there, and expressed strong support for a regional initiative aimed at salvaging a 2015 peace deal.

Health is a right for all. Our goal must be overall well-being, physically and mentally for everyone in all countries. --@antonioguterres on the importance of universal health coverage: https://t.co/f9XLEY1mVW https://t.co/4uv8kWThtl

RT @WHO: Universal health coverage means ALL people can access the quality health services they need without suffering financial hardship.…

14 Dec 2017

Informal comments to the media by H.E. Mr. Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, on the Situation in Sudan and South Sudan

RT @UNICEF: Toxic air puts 17m babies' brains and lungs at risk. We must take climate action now. #OnePlanet #EarlyMomentsMatter → https:…

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14 Dec 2017
Staffan de Mistura, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria briefs the press on the last day of the 8th round of the Intra-Syrian talks, Geneva. 14 December 2017. UN Geneva/Violaine Martin A "golden opportunity" has been missed to decide the future of Syria at the end of the latest round of UN-led talks in Geneva, veteran...

“The world cannot continue to stand by as the people of South Sudan are terrorized by a senseless war.” -- @refugeeschief appeals for urgent action as South Sudan crisis enters 5th year https://t.co/i5rjvfx8Ki

RT @WFP: As a small child in #Bhutan, Dungkar ate 3 healthy meals per day. As an adult, he works for WFP, helping children do the same. Rea…

14 Dec 2017

Staffan de Mistura, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, on the end of the 8th Round Intra-Syrian Talks.

14 Dec 2017

Respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza takes up to 650,000 lives annually, according to new estimates released Thursday by the United Nations health agency and global partners.

14 Dec 2017

The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations on Thursday attended a ceremony in the port city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in honour of the country’s peacekeepers recently killed during their mission in a neighbouring country.

Starting now: UN Security Council meetings on the situation in the Sudan, South Sudan & Libya. Watch live: https://t.co/WhwXXmCYWf

14 Dec 2017

Press Conference by Mr. Olof Skoog (Sweden), Chair of the UN Security Council Children and Armed Conflict Working Group on his recent trip to Sudan, as well as achievements made in 2017.

14 Dec 2017

Statement by António Guterres, United Nations Secretary General, at the Universal Health Coverage Forum 2017. The key objective of the forum was to stimulate global and country-level progress towards UHC, including pandemic preparedness

RT @UN_Spokesperson: Secretary-General @antonioguterres in meeting with @AbeShinzo thanks Japan for its essential support for the United Na…

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14 Dec 2017
Joint Press Announcement with Secretary-General António Guterres and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Japan. UN Photo/Curtis Christophersen Security Council unity on DPRK crucial: UN Secretary-General The UN Secretary-General has underscored the importance of international unity in addressing the nuclear threat...
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14 Dec 2017
Lisa Doughten, chief of the United Nations Central Emergency Respose Fund (CERF), at UN Headquarters in New York. UN News/Maoqi Li More than two-thirds of emergency response funding going to Africa More than two-thirds of UN emergency response funding is still likely to go to alleviate humanitarian crisis in Africa.  That's...

RT @Lacroix_UN: Solemn ceremony in #DaresSalaam to honor 14 peacekeepers from #Tanzania killed in last week’s attack in #DRC & personally c…

14 Dec 2017

New economic projections for Latin America and the Caribbean show moderate recovery in 2018 and growth the following year – with favoured expansions in consumption and domestic investment, the United Nations reported Thursday.

14 Dec 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Japan, Yemen, Iraq, Caribbean, Flu, Honour Roll, Press Conferences Daily Press Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General. HIGHLIGHTS: - BY INVESTING IN HEALTH, WE BUILD MORE INCLUSIVE SOCIETIES, SECRETARY-GENERAL TELLS UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE FORUM - YEMEN: U.N. RELIEF WING WARNS...

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14 Dec 2017
Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today's programme: the Central Emergency Response Fund will hit a record high for pledges this year, but some crises are still missing out on funding; and: What life-lessons does volunteering for the UN...

6 months after ISIL, life is returning to normal in Mosul, Iraq where @UNMAS is working to ensure people's safety in the face of hidden bomb threats https://t.co/6jAwLzc2sPhttps://t.co/YlJEW1gLgq

14 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) meets with the Japan Civil Society Network to discusses Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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14 Dec 2017
Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix takes part in a ceremony in Dar es Salaam honouring Tanzanian peacekeepers killed on 7 December in an attack on UN Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO) Company Operating Base at Semuliki in Beni territory. Photo/UNIC Dar es Salaam UN peacekeeping chief pays...
14 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (second from right) and Shinzo Abe (right), Prime Minister of Japan, seen after jointly addressing the press.

14 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) meets with Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, prior to attending the high-level session of the Universal Health Coverage Forum, organized by the Government of Japan.

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António Guterres

RT @ilo: More than half of the world’s older persons are excluded from long-term care. Women are disproportionately affected, says new ILO…

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14 Dec 2017
Ann Kamunya from Kenya (right) at a booth promoting UN Volunteers during the recent Global South-South Development Expo in Antalya, Turkey. Photo: UN News/Maoqi Li Volunteering with the United Nations has taught a Kenyan lawyer the value of interacting with people from around the world: something that she says "opens your...

RT @Refugees: When people see Ehsan teaching music or playing with the band, they realise he is not defined by his disability - or his ref…

14 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left on dais) meets with Shinzo Abe (right on dais), Prime Minister of Japan prior to attending the opening of the high-level session of the Universal Health Coverage Forum organized by the Government of Japan.

14 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) addresses a joint press conference with Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan.

14 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with winners of the wall newspaper contest at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.

14 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) meets with Yoshiaki Terumichi, President of Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.

14 Dec 2017

Informal comments to the media by Mr. Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs on his visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, DPRK

RT @WFP: As a small child in #Bhutan, Dungkar ate 3 healthy meals per day. As an adult, he works for WFP, helping children do the same. Rea…

.@WFP helps avoid irreversible damage done by early childhood undernutrition https://t.co/oyMNXSJsP4 https://t.co/16wJ7tjFGG

RT @UN_Spokesperson: Speaking in Tokyo, @antonioguterres says message of @UN_DPA chief during DPRK trip was clear: all parties must underst…

RT @FAOnews: Quinoa, coffee and honey: #UNFAO is helping Latin America’s rural smallholders develop export opportunities https://t.co/JyoN3

RT @UNICEF: Three months after deadly hurricanes hit Caribbean islands, thousands of children still in need of assistance https://t.co/REVO

Women are under-represented in key creative roles, earn less than men & are outnumbered in leadership positions. https://t.co/hXOCG53dbF

RT @UNFCCC: Green business is good business. Those who fail to bet on a #green economy will be living in a grey future - @UN Chief @antonio

14 Dec 2017

Yasuhisa Kawamura, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of December, chairs the Council’s meeting on the situation in Libya.

14 Dec 2017

A view of UN Interpreters at work, covering a meeting of the Security Council chamber.

14 Dec 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2327 (2016), renewing the mandate of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) until 15 March 2018.

14 Dec 2017

Yasuhisa Kawamura, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of December, briefs journalists following Security Council consultations on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) and other matters.

14 Dec 2017

Olof Skoog (centre), Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations and Chair of the UN Security Council Children and Armed Conflict Working Group, briefs press on his recent trip to Sudan.

14 Dec 2017

Olof Skoog, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations and Chair of the UN Security Council Children and Armed Conflict Working Group, briefs press on his recent trip to Sudan.

14 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) meets with the Japan Civil Society Network to discusses Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

14 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (fifth from left) attends the high-level session of the Universal Health Coverage Forum, organized by the Government of Japan.

14 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) speaks at the Universal Health Coverage Forum. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, is seated at left.

14 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Shinichi Kitaoka, President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

RT @ITCnews: Meet @soniamugabo, the Rwandan entrepreneur changing the face of #fashion in Africa | #SheTrades @FirstLadyRwanda @SwedenGenev

We need to #JoinTogether to protect and assist refugees around the world. See how you can help: https://t.co/5tGesFws1U https://t.co/2M4wJCZ5gO

14 Dec 2017

A “golden opportunity” has been missed to decide the future of Syria at the end of the latest round of United Nations-supported talks in Geneva, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday.

14 Dec 2017

Health is everyone's right and a driver of economic development, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stressed Thursday, expressing the UN's readiness to help countries move towards health coverage for all.

RT @WHO: In the 21st century there has been an increase in the number of people able to access some key health services. However, progress…

13 Dec 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Climate, DPR Korea, Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Djibouti, Somalia, DR Congo, Health, Senior Personnel Appointment, Guest Tomorrow Daily Press Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General. Highlights - Full Highlights:

13 Dec 2017

Comments to the media by H.E. Mr. Yasuhisa Kawamura, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations, on UN Mission in Liberia, the situation in Cameroon, the Middle East and North Korea

RT @Refugees: Today we mark four years since the outbreak of #SouthSudan’s civil war, and call on all sides to end the conflict, the deepen…

The equivalent of almost 4,500 Eiffel towers was generated in e-waste in 2016. New report⬇️ https://t.co/DURlJOcmGH

RT @UNEP: Countries that lead shift away from fossil fuels will reap the greatest economic & environmental benefits for this #OnePlanet htt…

Secretary-General
António Guterres

RT @UNHumanRights: Ukraine: Unbearable burden on 4.4 million people as active conflict enters fourth winter https://t.co/2VTcjTUui8

Conflict in South Sudan enters 5th year in 2018 with 4+ million people uprooted. Here's the humanitarian response plan: https://t.co/0oP8asWNF8 https://t.co/6zbDVTSgGi

13 Dec 2017

Comments to the media by H.E. Mr. Yasuhisa Kawamura, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN and President of the Security Council on the situation in Central Africa.

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13 Dec 2017
CAPTION: A convoy bound for East Ghouta, Syria. (file) Photo: OCHA/Ghalia Seifo At least 15 besieged Syrian civilians dead due to lack of medical care At least 15 civilians in urgent need of medical evacuation have died in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta, the UN said on Wednesday.Humanitarian agencies called...

RT @UN_Women#Ruralwomen plant the seeds to feed nations, yet they have unequal access to resources and limited rights. Let's change this!…

13 Dec 2017

The growing volume of electronic waste, including discarded products with a battery or plug, such as mobile phones, laptops, televisions, refrigerators and electrical toys, poses a major threat to the environment and human health, the United Nations warned on Wednesday.

RT @UNCDF: It's @UNCDF's 51st Birthday! Support by sharing our work in #FinancialInclusion and #LocalDev in #LDCs and beyond. #LDCsForwa…

1/2 of 🌎 lacks access to essential health services. 100M people are pushed into extreme poverty because of health expenses. New @WHO report on #HealthForAll: https://t.co/Gxevi9BKLU https://t.co/FrocVq61EX

13 Dec 2017

Three months after two category-5 hurricanes tore through the Caribbean, thousands of children across the region still need support, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday.

13 Dec 2017

Video message by the UN Special Representative for International Migration, Louise Arbour, to the UNHCR’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges, on 12-13 December 2017 in Geneva.

13 Dec 2017

Press Conference by Mr. Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education, and Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait, first global movement and fund dedicated to education in emergencies and protracted crises.

Secretary-General
António Guterres
13 Dec 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed gives remarks during the meeting of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) on the situation in the Sahel region. To her left is Cho Tae-yul, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the UN, and to her right is Oscar Fernández-Taranco, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support.

RT @UNPeacekeeping: Our @UN peacekeeping operations paid their respects to 14 @MONUSCO Blue Helmets from #Tanzania who lost their lives in…

13 Dec 2017

The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations today thanked individually peacekeepers who fought to hold off an attack on 7 December in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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13 Dec 2017
Ambassador Thomas Schneider, Vice-Director of the Federal Office of Communications of Switzerland and Chengetai Masango, IGF Programme and Technology Manager at the briefing on 12th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on 'Shape Your Digital Future!', Geneva. 13 December 2017. UN Geneva/Violaine...
13 Dec 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Japan, Health, Central Africa, Myanmar, South Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Honduras, Caribbean, E-waste, Vaccination, Press Events Daily Press Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General. HIGHLIGHTS: - SECRETARY-GENERAL ARRIVES IN JAPAN FOR UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE FORUM - AT LEAST HALF OF...

Women peacekeepers play an essential role in @unpeacekeeping missions everywhere. @UNMISS is one example ⬇️ https://t.co/4dzkvdZO8j

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13 Dec 2017
Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today’s programme:  How you can help reduce the amount of electronic waste worldwide; and: Biological weapons threat under the spotlight at the UN in Geneva.
13 Dec 2017

The United Nations relief wing and the humanitarian community in South Sudan launched on Wednesday a $1.72 billion appeal to assist six million people affected by conflict, displacement and hunger.

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13 Dec 2017
CAPTION: A health-care professional takes a patient’s blood pressure. Photo: World Bank/Olja Latinovic Half the world lacks access to "essential health services" At least half of the world's population lacks access to essential health services, with around 100 million people forced to live in "extreme poverty" due to the...
13 Dec 2017

Cho Tae-yul ( centre right, speaking), Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations and Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) addresses the meeting on the situation in the Sahel region.Also pictured to his right: Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and Oscar Fernández-Taranco, Assistant...

13 Dec 2017

General view of the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Central African region and the activities of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA).

13 Dec 2017

Yasuhisa Kawamura, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of December, chairs the Council's meeting on the situation in the Central African region and the activities of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA).

RT @UNOCHA: Happening now: @UNReliefChief launches first annual report on progress since the World Humanitarian Summit at the Global Humani…

Happening now: UN Security Council meeting on the Central African region. Watch live: https://t.co/WhwXXmUzNN

13 Dec 2017

Yasuhisa Kawamura, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of December, briefs journalist following closed-door Council consultations on The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).

13 Dec 2017

General view of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) chamber as Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (on screen, at podium) gives remarks during the forum for Global Humanitarian Policy 2017, held under the theme “Reaching for the future: Humanitarianism in 2030”.

13 Dec 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed at podium) gives remarks during the forum for Global Humanitarian Policy 2017, held under the theme “Reaching for the future: Humanitarianism in 2030”.

13 Dec 2017

Ib Petersen (left), Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (centre) and Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, during the forum for Global Humanitarian Policy 2017 with the theme “Reaching for the future: Humanitarianism in 2030”.

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13 Dec 2017
Workers at a e-waste dumpsite in Ghana. (file) Photo: UNEP/Kai Loeffelbein The number of discarded laptops, mobile phones, televisions and other electronic items worldwide weighs as much as 1.2 million heavy-duty trucks lined up from New York to Bangkok and back. And while this e-waste, as it's known, contains around $55...
13 Dec 2017

Thomas Schneider, Vice-Director of the Federal Office of Communications of Switzerland addresses the press for the upcoming Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, at the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG), from 18 to 21 December 2017, with the theme, “Shape Your Digital...

13 Dec 2017

Hussein Maar Nyuot (left), Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management of the Republic of South Sudan and Alain Noudehou (right) Deputy Special Representative in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan during the 2018 Humanitarian Response Launch event.

13 Dec 2017

Hussein Maar Nyuot, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management of the Republic of South Sudan addresses the event.The humanitarian agencies in South Sudan held an event and appeal for US 1.72 billion humanitarian aid during the 2018 Humanitarian Response Launch.

13 Dec 2017

Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, addresses the forum for Global Humanitarian Policy 2017, held under the theme “Reaching for the future: Humanitarianism in 2030”.

RT @antonioguterres: Health is a right for all, but is inaccessible, unaffordable or unavailable for many. Universal Health Coverage can he…

Climate change is real & it's happening now. But by taking climate action we will create jobs, improve our health & save money. See what you can do: https://t.co/K0aDMQXinD https://t.co/r8jyKKk9GR

13 Dec 2017

Jean-Pierre Lacroix (centre), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, visits Tanzanian peacekeepers injured in last week’s attack on the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

13 Dec 2017

Jean-Pierre Lacroix (second from right), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, visits Tanzanian peacekeepers injured in last week’s attack on the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

13 Dec 2017

Jean-Pierre Lacroix (third from right), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, visits Tanzanian peacekeepers injured in last week’s attack on the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

13 Dec 2017

Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, briefs journalists on the latest developments regarding the “Education Cannot Wait” Fund. He mentioned that an estimated 70 million children will be trapped in humanitarian emergencies in 2018.

13 Dec 2017

Yasuhisa Kawamura, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of December, briefs journalists following closed-door consultations on the situation in the Central African region and the activities of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA).

RT @UNFPA: We can’t stare suffering in the eye and simply do nothing. Thousands of #Rohingya women and girls are reaching out for our help.…

RT @UNDP: To maximise the impact of financing for #climateaction, funding mechanisms need to tackle deeply rooted inequalities. Read more a…

In South Sudan, ~6 million people - roughly half the population - are facing acute levels of hunger. Help @WFP act today, before it's too late: https://t.co/2x1zVwCYZm https://t.co/T6SD9oOiT3

RT @ITCnews: Thank you @antonioguterres for supporting #MC11women Declaration on Women and Trade! It’s time to unlock the economic potentia…

14 UN peacekeepers from Tanzania were killed last week in Democratic Rep of Congo. Here's what @UNPeacekeeping does there: https://t.co/prl775QyMx https://t.co/3mREEWcrDB

RT @antonioguterres: Merci to @EmmanuelMacron and @JimYongKim for their climate leadership. My remarks at today’s #OnePlanet summit: https:…

.@Refugees appeals for funds to help 5 million Syrian refugees exiled by 7 years of conflict & the vulnerable communities hosting them. https://t.co/L9SI7Ju3Tu

13 Dec 2017

Despite some positive developments, the overall situation in Central Africa still requires concerted action at all levels to address sociopolitical tensions, economic difficulties and abuses by armed groups, a United Nations envoy for the region said Wednesday.

13 Dec 2017

Improving market access, particularly beyond national borders, for family farmers and small and medium agriculture enterprises in the Latin America and Caribbean region can help boost rural development as well as spur inclusive trade, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.

13 Dec 2017

At least half of the world's population cannot obtain essential health services, and nearly 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty each year due to the out-of-pocket health expenses they must pay, according to a United Nations-backed study.

RT @UNCERF#Refugee women's choir #Pihcintu knows how humanitarian aid make a difference when crises strike. This season of giving, they l…

RT @JapanMissionUN: Foreign Minister Taro Kono @konotaromp will visit #NYC & chair the #UNSC briefing on #nonproliferation#DPRK #NorthKo

#ICYMI: Watch Tuesday's @facebook live from the #OnePlanet Summit where @antonioguterres answered your questions on climate action: https://t.co/920nbMG6bY https://t.co/yISZaWfMI2

RT @UNmigration: If you read one article today, make it this one https://t.co/luE8GSY5uL 😢 Via @ICRC https://t.co/RrdgVm4xOQ

12 Dec 2017

The United Nations can help Myanmar to defuse inter-communal tensions and create an environment for safe and dignified repatriation of Rohingya refugees, the Organization’s top political official said Tuesday, stressing that the country could also tap the UN’s capacities and experience in tackling other challenges, including...

RT @UNICEF: Inspiring 12-year-old Timoci spoke at #COP23 last month. Today, he’s in Paris asking governments and businesses to save our #

12 Dec 2017

An uptick in armed hostilities in Ukraine has resulted in more deaths and new damages to critical water infrastructure storing dangerous chemicals – posing a grave threat to human life and the environment, according to a new United Nations report.

#HealthForAll is a human right. Universal health coverage means everyone can get the quality health care they need https://t.co/tZIOzjyqzO https://t.co/VyuYhq1IeY

RT @antonioguterres: Fossil fuels are still heavily subsidized. We need to invest in the future, not the past. #OnePlanet summit. https://t…

Secretary-General
António Guterres

Starting now: Security Council meeting on the situation in Myanmar. Watch live: https://t.co/oowwVB4Awi

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12 Dec 2017
CAPTION: Secretary-General António Guterres (on screen) addresses the One Planet Summit in Paris. Photo: UN/OSSG Align financial investments with climate objectives: UN Secretary-General Finance will be the "decisive factor" between winning or losing the battle against climate change. That's the message UN Secretary-General...

RT @UNOCHA: When @UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief @UschiMuller visited #Syrian women & girls who have fled to Turkey, they had one message for…

12 Dec 2017

Remarks by António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, at the #OnePlanet Summit.

12 Dec 2017

The United Nations on Tuesday called for greater efforts on the part of its Member States to ensure universal health coverage, and designated 12 December as International Universal Health Coverage Day.

12 Dec 2017

14 Peacekeepers have been killed in the worst attack on Blue Helmets. The peacekeepers were all Tanzanian troops deployed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They were killed in an attack in the conflict-torn eastern part of the country on December 7.

12 Dec 2017

The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday kicked off in Geneva a dialogue on protection challenges with a stark warning: the tragedy of forced displacement has deepened – one year after the world pledged to improve its response to refugee situations.

RT @WHO: Universal Health Coverage is the best investment for a safer, fairer and healthier world https://t.co/dZs8efS2Fh #HealthForAll htt…

United Nations Audio
12 Dec 2017
Lisa Doughten, chief of the United Nations Central Emergency Respose Fund (CERF), at UN Headquarters in New York. UN News/Maoqi Li International pledges to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) stand at a "likely" record high, but due to "overwhelming" demand, some crises have seen their funding cut. That's according to...
12 Dec 2017

Those who fail to bet on a green economy will be living in a grey future, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday, calling for greater ambition by governments, civil society, the private sector and finance partners to help tackle the global climate challenge.

Starting NOW: @antonioguterres answering your questions on climate change live on @Facebook from the #OnePlanet Summit: https://t.co/lk7KMsj7zl https://t.co/w27HxuxTTB

RT @UN_Women#ClimateChange is a woman's issue. This is how women and girls are both impacted and responding: https://t.co/BZRfn9M5sg #One

United Nations Audio
12 Dec 2017
Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Daniel Johnson. In today's programme: The future of multilateralism is at stake if the world can't find a way to ease the refugee crisis, a senior official tells us in Geneva; and: New media giants Facebook and Google come...
12 Dec 2017

Actress Susan Marie Frontczak impersonating Eleanor Roosevelt tells the story of the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at a special event in observance of Human Rights Day (10 December) and launch of the campaign for the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The event was...

12 Dec 2017

Dr. Delois Blakely a.k.a Queen Mother, during a special event in observance of Human Rights Day (10 December) and launch of the campaign for the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The event was co-organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Department of Public Information (DPI).

12 Dec 2017

General view of the Security Council as it considers the situation in Sudan and South Sudan.

12 Dec 2017

In the coming year, severe acute malnutrition could claim the lives of more than 400,000 children under the age of five in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s volatile Kasai region, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned Tuesday.

12 Dec 2017

Actress Susan Marie Frontczak impersonating Eleanor Roosevelt tells the story of the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at a special event in observance of Human Rights Day (10 December) and launch of the campaign for the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The event was...

12 Dec 2017

Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, briefs journalists following a Security Council meeting on the situation in Myanmar.

12 Dec 2017

Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights and Head of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in New York gives remarks at a special event in observance of Human Rights Day (10 December) and launch of the campaign for the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights....

Secretary-General
António Guterres
12 Dec 2017

Hau Do Suan, Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, briefs the Security Council on the situation in his country.

12 Dec 2017

Yasuhisa Kawamura (centre, on dais), Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of December, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in Myanmar. At his side (to his left), is Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs.

12 Dec 2017

Masud Bin Momen, Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in Myanmar.Also pictured to his right (on dais) is Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

12 Dec 2017

Miroslav Lajčák, President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly gives remarks at a special event in observance of Human Rights Day (10 December) and launch of the campaign for the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.The event was co-organized by the Office of the High Commissioner...

We don’t have to wait to run out of coal & oil to end the age of fossil fuels. We need to invest in the future, not the past. --@antonioguterres on 2nd anniversary of #ParisAgreement at #OnePlanet Summit: https://t.co/I3GaEZXKkE https://t.co/jJfjtwBuSZ

12 Dec 2017

Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in Myanmar.

12 Dec 2017

Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights and Head of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in New York during a special event in observance of Human Rights Day (10 December) and launch of the campaign for the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights The event...

12 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres gives remarks at a special event in observance of Human Rights Day (10 December) and launch of the campaign for the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.The event was co-organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Department of Public Information (DPI).

12 Dec 2017

Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), briefs the Security Council on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan.

RT @UN_Spokesperson: The message is simple: those who fail to bet on a green economy will be living in a grey future - @antonioguterres #On

12 Dec 2017

Jeffrey Feltman (centre, speaking), Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in Myanmar.

12 Dec 2017

Yasuhisa Kawamura (with gavel), Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of December, chairs the Council's meeting on the situation in Myanmar.

United Nations Audio
12 Dec 2017
Years of conflict have devastated large parts of Syria including Ghouta, above. Photo: OCHA $4.4 billion appeal launched for over 5 million Syrian refugees A more than $4 billion appeal has been launched to support what one top UN official called on Tuesday "a lost generation" of Syrian refugees caught up in the ongoing...

Blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin, could lead fight against inefficient aid distribution. See how via @UNOPShttps://t.co/CxdLd9SPU9

12 Dec 2017

Join us in celebrating Human Rights Day and record yourself reading an article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in your language:www.un.org/udhr-video. Stand up for human rights. Add your voice. (Footage Source: UN Audiovisual Library / Unifeed / OCHA / OHCHR / UNHCR)

RT @WorldBank#BreakingNews: @WorldBank will no longer finance upstream #oil and #gas after 2019 → https://t.co/jgbOEBBJse #OnePlanet http…

12 Dec 2017

Omer Dahab Fadl Mohamed, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Sudan to the United Nations, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan.

RT @UNFCCC: Progress is unstoppable, but it needs to accelerate https://t.co/PouwvNuKtd #OnePlanet Summit starts in Paris with a powerful v…

RT @CITES: Call for entries! Submit your film for the Int'l #BigCats Film Festival by 31 December! Winners will be announced on 2 March at…

12 Dec 2017

Omer Dahab Fadl Mohamed, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Sudan to the United Nations, during the Security Council meeting on the situation between Sudan and South Sudan.

12 Dec 2017

Yasuhisa Kawamura, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of December, chairs the Council's meeting on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan.

12 Dec 2017

Geraldine Byrne-Nason (3rd from right), Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations chairs the meeting on the preparations for the sixty-second session of the Commissionon the Status of Women (CSW). To her right is Christine Brautigam, UN Women Director of Intergovernmental Support Division.

12 Dec 2017

Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), during the Security Council on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan.

RT @UN_Spokesperson: Secretary-General @antonioguterres will address opening session of #OnePlanet summit. He will call for greater ambitio…

12 Dec 2017

A participant takes a photo during the meeting on the preparations for the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

12 Dec 2017

Geraldine Byrne-Nason (left), Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations chairs the meeting on the preparations for the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

Air pollution = our #OnePlanet's single greatest environmental risk to health. 2 years after the adoption of #ParisAgreement, climate action to #BeatPollution continues: https://t.co/yZ3zAHBMKF https://t.co/dr4lJQRosB

RT @UNFCCC: Stay tuned for major #ClimateFinance and #ClimateAction announcements at the #OnePlanet Summit today in Paris https://t.co/Pouw

RT @Refugees: 84 year old grandmother Sougrabay was born stateless. Read our #IBelong stateless minorities report: https://t.co/DsNpNsA9Sg

Neutrality is critical for UN to gain & maintain the confidence & cooperation of all. Tuesday is Intl #NeutralityDay https://t.co/ROTv6rWdzp https://t.co/7pC5gVbFP0

.@MONUSCO honours UN peacekeepers from Tanzania killed last week in Democratic Rep of Congo in attack against @UNPeacekeeping https://t.co/lD7D6Ubkxv

RT @WorldBank: Good news 🔆: Innovation and economies of scale have cut the cost of solar power by 85% since 2009 and costs are expected to…

12/12/2015: #ParisAgreement raised hope & intensified action. 12/12/2017: #OnePlanet Summit is building on it. https://t.co/I3GaEZXKkE https://t.co/qxDRKpPNGx

12 Dec 2017

A United Nations-backed campaign to immunize Rohingya children against diphtheria began on Tuesday in Bangladesh, following an outbreak that has resulted in nine deaths in the camps and makeshift settlements hosting these refugees from Myanmar.

12 Dec 2017

The clock is ticking on efforts to reform the buildings and construction sector's energy performance and keep the Paris Agreement on track, new United Nations-backed research revealed on Tuesday.

12 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres today called on authorities in Honduras to uphold the rule of law and respect for human rights following the presidential election.

12 Dec 2017

Omar Al Bashir recently travelled to countries that recognize the International Criminal Court (ICC) but none arrested or surrendered the Sudanese President, the ICC Prosecutor today told the United Nations Security Council.

12 Dec 2017

A more than $4 billion appeal has been launched to support what one senior United Nations official called on Tuesday “a lost generation” of Syrian refugees caught up in the ongoing conflict.

RT @UNHaiti: A big THANK YOU to the 20,000 volunteers that work hard in the prevention and the response to natural disasters in #Haiti. The…

We need to make the internet a safer place for all. To #ENDviolence online, #ThinkBeforeYouClick. Here's what you can do: https://t.co/amdWSNW0UI https://t.co/53Y9FF50R0

United Nations Audio
11 Dec 2017
The United Nations Office at Geneva, where multilateral discussions on biological weapons have been taking place. Photo: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré Scientific advances unforeseen in the 1975 international treaty outlawing biological weapons, have made it more important than ever that the global community remains committed to...

Is the 🌏 economy headed for a lasting recovery? The situation is improving, but progress is uneven. More in @UNDESA's World Economic Situation & Prospects report: https://t.co/ODBKe9fl36 https://t.co/NoqtAXuQU7

RT @UNESCO: Good news! @UNESCO’s #IntangibleHeritage Committee recognizes efforts to safeguard Xoan singing of Phú Thọ Province in #VietNa

Don't miss @antonioguterres take qus on climate change live at 5.30pm Paris time / 11.30am NYC time on Tues 12 Dec. https://t.co/ikkS6ZHHLA

RT @antonioguterres: Thanks to all donors to @UNCERF for reaching the highest total ever for 2017 and providing a sound basis for 2018. A $…

11 Dec 2017

In a message commemorating the 2007 bombing of the United Nations offices in Algiers, the capital of Algeria, Secretary-General António Guterres expressed the Organization’s continuing support to combat terrorism and violent extremism.

11 Dec 2017

The continuing blockade of ports in Yemen must be lifted, a senior United Nations humanitarian official today urged, calling for greater access to more than eight million people on the verge of famine.

The UN provides impartial mediation to prevent & de-escalate conflict. Tuesday is Intl #NeutralityDay https://t.co/ROTv6rWdzp https://t.co/mm5w5488PA

11 Dec 2017

Top United Nations officials on Monday urged everyone to raise their voices and stand up for the rights of others, while celebrating the launch of a year-long campaign on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

RT @UN_News_Centre: Almost all human rights in DPR Korea are violated. That's according to @UNHumanRights chief Zeid. He briefed the Securi…

United Nations Audio
11 Dec 2017
Tribute ceremony on 11 December, 2017, for the 14 peacekeepers from Tanzania, killed in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) the previous Thursday evening, following a rebel attack on a UN base; part of the UN Mission in the country, MONUSCO. The ceremony with honour guard, took place in Beni, North Kivu.Photo...

RT @UNPeacekeeping: Today @MONUSCO honored the lives of 14 @UN peacekeepers from #Tanzania killed on 7 Dec in #DRCongo in one of the worst…

United Nations Audio
11 Dec 2017
  The UN Security Council has called for dialogue with major social media companies in order to limit terrorists' ability to recruit and operate online. To that end, last month saw the launch of the Tech Against Terrorism's Knowledge Sharing Platform, at UN Headquarters in New York, involving some major players in the...

RT @pahowho#HealthAmericas: +200 political leaders, civil society representatives, academia and experts from some thirty countries and te…

20 years ago today, #KyotoProtocol was adopted & has since become key to combating climate change & achieving #GlobalGoals https://t.co/gqwS3wYy97 https://t.co/Mr9wNMY9pf

United Nations Audio
11 Dec 2017
CAPTION: Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein (on the screen), UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, addresses the Security Council from Paris. Photo: UN/Manuel Elias The Security Council has been asked to assess the human rights impact of sanctions on humanitarian efforts in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). The appeal...
11 Dec 2017

People’s rights are reportedly violated in “almost every aspect” of their lives in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations human rights chief warned Monday, stressing that security tensions on the Korean Peninsula should not negate concerns about the situation of ordinary people there.

RT @UNICEF: Maximise the good. Minimise the harm. Children in a digital 🌍. New report → https://t.co/oti5WTGviD #GrowingUpOnline https://t…

Secretary-General
António Guterres
United Nations Audio
11 Dec 2017
Adrian Edwards, Spokesperson of UNHCR during a press briefing in Geneva. (file) UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré The international community needs to do much more to agree on practical solutions that will help the world's 22.5 million refugees, the UN said on Tuesday. In its push for a Global Compact on the issue, UNHCR, the UN...

RT @GlobalGoalsUN: We ❤️the #KyotoProtocol! Since its adoption 20 years ago, the landmark climate agreement has become a beacon of climate…

11 Dec 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Security Council, DPRK, DPKO, Syria, Algeria, Libya, South Sudan, Somalia, Bangladesh, UNICEF, WESP, Mountains Daily Press Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General. Highlights - D.P.R. KOREA’S MILITARY, HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATIONS INSEPARABLE, SENIOR U.N. OFFICIAL TELLS SECURITY...

11 Dec 2017

Following a decade of economic crises and shocks – from the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, to the European sovereign debt crisis of 2010-2012 to the global commodity price realignment in 2014-2016 – is the global economy finally headed for a lasting recovery? Report Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMsqxi7iZA4

11 Dec 2017

A three per cent upturn in the global economy has paved the way to readjust policy towards longer-term issues, such as addressing climate change, tackling existing inequalities and removing institutional obstacles to development, according to a new United Nations report on global economic prospects.

United Nations Audio
11 Dec 2017
Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn. In today’s programme: Why the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is even more relevant today; and: We look at the critical role soil plays in our sustainable future.
11 Dec 2017

UNCTAD on the launch of the Commodities and Development Report 2017. The report will highlight the avenues by which commodity prices can affect the economy and development indicators. The report analyses commodity sectors – energy, minerals and agricultural – in developing countries, the corresponding commodity policies and...

11 Dec 2017

Participants listen attentively to speakers addressing the event entitled “North Korea Human Rights: The Terrifying Experiences of Forcibly Repatriated North Korean Women” held in Observance of Human Rights Day (10 December).The event was (organized by the Missions of the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Japan, the...

11 Dec 2017

Ji-Hyeon-A (2nd from right, speaking), a former North Korean, addresses the event entitled “North Korea Human Rights: The Terrifying Experiences of Forcibly Repatriated North Korean Women” held in Observance of Human Rights Day (10 December). To her right is Nikki R. Haley, Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN.

11 Dec 2017

Ji-Hyeon-A, a former North Korean, addresses the event entitled “North Korea Human Rights: The Terrifying Experiences of Forcibly Repatriated North Korean Women” held in Observance of Human Rights Day (10 December).The event was (organized by the Missions of the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Japan, the Republic...

11 Dec 2017

Ji-Hyeon-A, a former North Korean, addresses the event entitled “North Korea Human Rights: The Terrifying Experiences of Forcibly Repatriated North Korean Women” held in Observance of Human Rights Day (10 December). Also pictured to her right is Nikki R. Haley, Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN and...

⛰️🏔️🗻 provide 60-80% of world's freshwater, which is essential to #GlobalGoals, esp. to eliminate poverty & hunger. More on #MountainDay here: https://t.co/vRswcn490G https://t.co/18EDTX8zhx

11 Dec 2017

Delegates listen attentively to speakers addressing the event entitled “North Korea Human Rights: The Terrifying Experiences of Forcibly Repatriated North Korean Women” held in Observance of Human Rights Day (10 December).The event was (organized by the Missions of the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Japan, the...

11 Dec 2017

Michael Kirby (left), former Justice of the Australian High Court, addresses the event entitled “North Korea Human Rights: The Terrifying Experiences of Forcibly Repatriated North Korean Women” held in Observance of Human Rights Day (10 December)Also pictured to his left is Gillian Bird, Permanent Representative of Australia...

11 Dec 2017

The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel. The voting has 95 in favour, 12 against and 17 Abstentions.Also pictured on the dais is, Miroslav Lajčák (left), President of the seventy-second session of the General...

11 Dec 2017

Cho Tae-yul, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the UN, after giving his address to the Security Council meeting on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

11 Dec 2017

Wide view of the Security Council Chamber as Cho Tae-yul (foreground, right on dais), Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the UN, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

United Nations Audio
11 Dec 2017
CAPTION: Children at St. Columba's School, Delhi, India, use a mobile phone. Photo: UNICEF/Ashutosh Sharma Children exposed to dangerous "new risks" online: UNICEF Too little is being done to protect children from the "perils" of the digital world, according to a new flagship report published on Monday by the UN Children's...
11 Dec 2017

Wide view of the Security Council Chamber as Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein (shown on screen), United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, briefs the Security Council meeting on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) via video teleconference from Geneva.

11 Dec 2017

Koro Bessho, Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of December, chairs the Council's meeting on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

RT @UNEP#OnePlanet Summit seeks to mobilize new announcements of bold projects and substantial financial commitments to combat #climatech

11 Dec 2017

The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel. The voting has 95 in favour, 12 against and 17 Abstentions.Miroslav Lajčák (left), President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, chairs the meeting. At his...

11 Dec 2017

Chantal Line Carpentier (right, speaking), Chief of the New York Office of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and Carla Mucavi (centre), Director of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Liason Office in New York, briefs journalists on the launch of the Commodities and...

11 Dec 2017

Participants during the seventieth plenary meeting of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly.

11 Dec 2017

Cristián Barros Melet (on screen), Permanent Representative of Chile to the UN, presides over the seventieth plenary meeting of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly. At his side is Kenji Nakano, Chief of the General Assembly Affairs Branch, Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM).

11 Dec 2017

Cristián Barros Melet, Permanent Representative of Chile to the UN, presides over the seventieth plenary meeting of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly. At his side is Kenji Nakano, Chief of the General Assembly Affairs Branch, Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM).

Secretary-General
António Guterres

RT @FAOnews: Strengthening mountain people’s resilience in the face of rising #climatechange, hunger and migration https://t.co/BXZwrAjie1

Secretary-General
António Guterres
11 Dec 2017

Teodoro Lopez Locsin, Jr., Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations presents a draft resolution on the culture of peace during the seventieth plenary meeting of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly.

11 Dec 2017

Masud Bin Momen, Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to the United Nations presents a draft resolution on the culture of peace during the seventieth plenary meeting of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly.

11 Dec 2017

Geraldine Byrne-Nason, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the UN and Chairwoman of the Credentials Committee, introduces the Committee's report before the General Assembly.

Starts this week in Nairobi: @UNHABITAT Committee of Permanent Representatives https://t.co/TgOa1kp4UX

11 Dec 2017

The United Nations flag is seen flying at half-mast at UN Headquarters in New York in honour of the UN peacekeepers who lost their lives while serving with the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

11 Dec 2017

Kenji Nakano (2nd from left), Chief of the General Assembly Affairs Branch, Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM) directing delegates to the information area.

11 Dec 2017

A wide view of the panelist on the event entitled “North Korea Human Rights: The Terrifying Experiences of Forcibly Repatriated North Korean Women” held in Observance of Human Rights Day (10 December).The event was (organized by the Missions of the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the United Kingdom).

11 Dec 2017

Nikki R. Haley (centre, speaking), Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN addresses the event entitled “North Korea Human Rights: The Terrifying Experiences of Forcibly Repatriated North Korean Women” held in Observance of Human Rights Day (10 December).Also pictured to her right is Gillian Bird, Permanent...

RT @unmissmedia: The UN flag flies at half-mast in recognition of the deadly and deliberate attack on @UN peacekeepers in the DRC - #UNMIS

Climate change Land degradation Over exploitation Natural disasters Mountains are under threat. Spread the word that mountains matter on Monday's #MountainDay⛰️🗻https://t.co/L62O65aqqN https://t.co/RDz5rqK5Jk

Continues this week at UNHQ: Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the @IntlCrimCourt https://t.co/dkJvklUDhp

What's happening this week at the UN? Int'l Day of Neutrality, World Conference on Tourism & Culture, #OnePlanet Summit & more. List of events here: https://t.co/HDzhfjjC8u https://t.co/BQs3mGq5Jr

On Monday's #MountainDay, take climate action & help protect mountains for 50%+ of human population that depend on them for water, food & clean energy https://t.co/JHoTkYaMtX #GlobalGoals https://t.co/COpDVQkAvW

11 Dec 2017

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday paid tribute to the Tanzanian peacekeepers killed on 7 December in the worst attack on UN 'blue helmets' in recent history.

11 Dec 2017

On International Mountain Day, the United Nations food security agency has called for greater focus on sustainable agriculture in highland regions around the globe to better respond to climate change impacts and migration challenges.

11 Dec 2017

Five of the more than 130 children who require immediate medical evacuation have died as they could not access treatment they needed due to the continuing violence across Syria's eastern Ghouta, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported, adding that most schools are closed there.

11 Dec 2017

Governments and the private sector have not kept up with the game-changing pace of digital technologies, exposing children to new risks and harms – both on and offline – and leaving millions of the most disadvantaged behind, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Monday in a new report

RT @UNFCCC: On Monday the @UN celebrates the 20th anniversary of the #KyotoProtocol https://t.co/5zip5SlRrx Check out this inspiring messa…

Follow the UN in: Arabic @UNarabic French @ONU_fr Kiswahili @UmojaWaMataifa Portuguese @NacoesUnidas Russian @UnitedNationsRU Spanish @ONU_es https://t.co/ukaU4JWxJe

RT @UNHumanRights#HumanRights are "under broad assault from terrorists, authoritarian leaders & populists who seem only too willing to sa…

Monday's #MountainDay highlights the theme "Mountains under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration." More from @faonews: https://t.co/wlNz9ELBX0 https://t.co/Fg7rbolEmE

10 Dec 2017

The United Nations on Sunday kicked off in Paris, France, a year-long campaign to honor the foundational human rights document, which next year marks its 70th anniversary.

RT @ilo: For Human Rights Day we are calling for all people to take action against #ModernSlavery. Help us give a voice back to people who…

From struggle to triumph, 8 brave activists #StandUp4HumanRights by sharing stories of being LGBTI in the Western Balkans: https://t.co/bnMYW1Ii1x #Outspoken https://t.co/iSRmKbXGMQ

No voice is too small, no individual is too powerless. -@UNHumanRights chief Zeid on how everyone can #StandUp4HumanRights on #HumanRightsDay ⬇️ https://t.co/AnpVudC5bi

Freedom from fear Freedom of speech Freedom of worship Freedom from want On #HumanRightsDay & every day, #StandUp4HumanRights https://t.co/TAEtoOGwWl https://t.co/dOOGT5LoRd

RT @UN_News_Centre: Check out a brief summary of @UN political chief's visit to DPR Korea https://t.co/YTxY3cmjsY

RT @UNHumanRights: Dec 10 is #HumanRightsDay. Ask your questions about #humanrights to @UNHumanRights Chief Zeid, using the hashtag #AskZei

UN Peacekeepers go where no one else will to keep peace & so much more. Find out more about @UNPeacekeeping here: https://t.co/0THMOnIZ7k https://t.co/JgMEQ1sP1H

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes the equal dignity & worth of every person. #StandUp4HumanRights on Sunday's #HumanRightsDay & every day https://t.co/TAEtoOGwWl https://t.co/i5PcUGxcdf

RT @UNFPAasia: “The kind of support the women need, a doctor can’t provide. The wound is inside. Women say what we offer is worth so much m…

All human beings are born free & equal in dignity & rights. On #HumanRightsDay record your #RightsOutLoud https://t.co/QVjNysX7Zp #standup4humanrights https://t.co/QsSWCnHBNU

RT @ilo: Stay or go: Migration should be a choice. Find out what Nepal is doing to promote #decentwork opportunities at home. https://t.co/

Respect for #HumanRights is at the heart of development & peace. Without it, we can't achieve #GlobalGoals. On Sunday's #HumanRightsDay & every day #StandUp4HumanRights https://t.co/TAEtoOGwWl https://t.co/Ucwe69E8u7

10 Dec 2017

The armed conflict in Somalia continues to exact a heavy toll on civilians, damaging infrastructure and livelihoods, displacing millions of people, and impeding access to humanitarian relief for communities in need, according to a United Nations report launched today in the country's capital, Mogadishu.

10 Dec 2017

At least 14 United Nations 'blue helmets' in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been killed and many more injured, in what the Secretary-General António Guterres described as the “worst attack” on UN peacekeepers in recent history.

United Nations Audio
9 Dec 2017
Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights and Head of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in New York. Photo: UN News/Elizabeth Scaffidi Human rights are the foundation of peaceful societies, yet they are under attack in many countries globally, according to the deputy UN human...

RT @Refugees: These self-defence classes empower refugee women physically and psychologically 💪 🙌https://t.co/OGJ5dLoKqU

Protecting the planet is everyone's responsibility! Take action to #BeatPollution & invest in a better future: https://t.co/fqqp2dGiB2 https://t.co/clxqOBNPhT

RT @UNESCO: "To build up a future, you have to know the past” – Otto Frank  #HolocaustEducation plays an essential role in the prevention…

Today, we see a disturbing hostility towards human rights. Let us stand against those negative forces. Let us stand up and speak out for human rights. - @antonioguterres on #HumanRightsDayhttps://t.co/TAEtoOY7NT https://t.co/x773uSPUoM

RT @UNHumanRights: Ask your questions about #humanrights to @UNHumanRights Chief Zeid, using the hashtag #AskZeid. Join our Twitter Q&A o…

There can only be a diplomatic solution to the situation, achieved through a process of sincere dialogue. Time is of the essence. --@UN_DPA chief after his visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. https://t.co/hy4bEZcRnO

Migrant rights are #humanrights! See ways you can support people on the move: https://t.co/8bsVmNualp #JoinTogether https://t.co/BKWxLZKTd1

RT @Lacroix_UN: We honour the 15 @MONUSCO peacekeepers who lost their lives in one of the deadliest attacks ever on @UN peacekeepers. Over…

To achieve the #GlobalGoals we need strong, transparent & inclusive institutions. Saturday is Intl Anti-Corruption Day: https://t.co/0mzwCArPcF https://t.co/CXxTXqe42N

RT @WHO: The WHO #MentalHealth app helps non-specialized health-care providers to diagnose and treat mental, neurological and substance use…

In Iraq, @UNICEF cash vouchers are sustaining lives & giving hope for a better future. Here's how 👇 https://t.co/eyK9sQf9pb

RT @UNODC: It's International Anti-Corruption Day! Corruption affects us all. We need to stand #UnitedAgainstCorruption for development, pe…

Who first coined the term "genocide"? Find out 👇 on Saturday's #GenocideVictimsDay. https://t.co/IW1B6Fq4YV

RT @UN_Women: From unwanted sexual advances to rape, many women and girls have had to endure sexual violence and harassment: https://t.co/T