RT @UNPeacekeeping: Does your country contribute personnel to #UN Peacekeeping? See latest statistics here: https://t.co/4rFmKwPPuS #invest…

What's happening this week at the UN? @ctbto_alerts Science & Tech Conf, #CoopsDay & more. List of events is here: https://t.co/HDzhfjBd02 https://t.co/SV4lfVt5AR

RT @Refugees: Access to work, language classes and training helps refugees integrate into society and businesses become more productive. #W…

Continues this wk in NYC: @UN_Disarmament conf to negotiate a legally-binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons https://t.co/W8rZh2nBlR

United Nations Audio
June 26, 2017
Refugee Food Festival in Strasbourg in 2016. © UNHCR / B. Loyseau Refugee chefs from countries such as Afghanistan, Eritrea and Somalia are showcasing their culinary skills in restaurants across 13 European cities this month. They...

20 million people are on the brink of starvation. Help save lives by giving today. https://t.co/Q5QflEmdK2

This week scientists from around the 🌎 gather in @UN_Vienna for @ctbto_alerts Science and Technology Conference. #SnT2017 https://t.co/YWCbt13DZT

RT @AminaJMohammed: Eid Mubarak! May this #EidAlFitr bring peace, prosperity, wellbeing & happiness to all. https://t.co/d497cLgpof

RT @UN_Women: Sometimes change happens where we least expect it. Watch how this refugee camp is becoming a space for women’s empowerment! #…

Torture is a crime under international law. Monday is the Intl Day in Support of Victims of Torture https://t.co/SBdXZVXbCJ https://t.co/DkhcomiHLC

RT @UN_Spokesperson: .@UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres saddened by deaths, injuries after oil tanker explosion in Pakistan https://t.…

RT @UN: In his own words... @AntonioGuterres reflects on crisis in South Sudan & calls for all countries to #jointogether to support those…

RT @unfoundation: Happy #Pride2017 everyone! We're marching with @GapInc, @free_equal, and @UNYouthEnvoy today in New York! #WearYourPride…

Illicit drugs can weaken families. #ListenFirst to your children to create strong bonds. #WorldDrugDay #GlobalGoals https://t.co/UTFwkxYWP0 https://t.co/kidUtrMjSJ

United Nations Audio
June 25, 2017
Stéphane Dujarric. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré (file) UN Secretary-General António Guterres has extended his condolences to the people and government of Pakistan following a deadly tanker truck explosion on Sunday. It is estimated that 150 people were killed and another 100 injured in the incident, which took place near the city of Ahmedpur East in...

RT @UNICEF: Falling through the cracks: #Yemen’s forgotten children in a #cholera crisis: https://t.co/WqOmLoESyp @UNICEF_Yemen https://t.c…

Secretary-General
António Guterres

RT @IMOHQ: Without seafarers our lives would be unrecognizable #SeafarersMatter and deserve decent conditions, make them feel welcome in yo…

Monday is #CharterDay, 72 years since 50 countries founded the UN in San Francisco: https://t.co/PFaXbnQXLu https://t.co/COBLVn3Lne

RT @UNPeacekeeping: .@antonioguterres "The @UNpeacekeeping budget is less than half of 1 percent of global military spending" https://t.co/

.@UN_Disarmament update: 1st reading of draft legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons concluded https://t.co/iQbYTPI8Qe https://t.co/vsjBBUm8XR

RT @antonioguterres: As Ramadan ends, let us take inspiration from the values of compassion & solidarity, and strive to build a world of pe…

#SeafarersMatter! On Sunday's Day of the Seafarer, take this @IMOHQ quiz to find out why: https://t.co/I0jDClQc1n https://t.co/y4aPx8kKQU

Find out more about the Security Council's three-day visit to Haiti here: https://t.co/gDy3JsQUnP https://t.co/PiB0HL8WmF

RT @WFP: We are wishing a very happy #Eid to all who celebrate. Eid Mubarak! https://t.co/JsqQQzxMku

UN Messenger of Peace @YoYo_Ma shares a powerful message of peace & togetherness https://t.co/oQ9DkZGQUE #JoinTogether https://t.co/EMJuyssaBi

RT @OCHA_Syria: The @UN wishes all in #Syria a blessed #EidElFitr كل عام والجميع في #سورية بخير https://t.co/jmQKw7p3ww

RT @IMOHQ: The average container ship will travel 3/4 of the way to the moon each year across the oceans. #SeafarersMatter so do good centr…

In or near #NYC? Take a tour of UNHQ, one of the city's most iconic buildings: https://t.co/kRY5hpoXqM https://t.co/0sZGBhAWJr

Travel to Portugal in this new video to see how cities benefit when all #jointogether to support refugees & migrants. https://t.co/D1viRke8dd

June 25, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres “is saddened” to learn of the large number of deaths and injured following today's explosion of an oil tanker truck in eastern Pakistan, his spokesperson has said.

June 25, 2017

Highlighting the challenges faced by seafarers – women and men sailing and working aboard ships – the United Nations International Maritime Organization has called on everyone around the world to show appreciation for their vital contributions.

Change starts with you. Every individual is part of the solution. Take climate action & spread the word: https://t.co/JHoTkXTbCp https://t.co/OjCp6jcCMf

RT @UNGeneva: "Respect for human rights = path which leads out of this conflict, creates space for peace"- Zeid on Occupied Palestinian Ter…

RT @WHO: WHO/@UNICEF statement: The rapidly spreading #cholera outbreak in #Yemen has exceeded 200,000 suspected cases https://t.co/PumcGha

United Nations Audio
June 24, 2017
A child with severe diarrhoea or cholera receives treatment at the Sab’een Hospital in Sana’a, Yemen,on 12 May 2017. © UNICEF/UN065873/Alzekri The number of suspected cases of cholera in Yemen has surpassed 200,000, making it the worst outbreak of the disease in the world. That's according to the heads of the UN Children's Fund (
United Nations Audio
June 24, 2017
The UN Mission in Haiti Community Violence Reduction section (CVR) undertakes a joint pilot project with the Direction Nationale de l'Eau Potable et de l'Assainissement (DINEPA) to install water filter systems and provide hygiene training in Cité Soleil, Port au Prince. Photo: UN/MINUSTAH/Nektarios Markogiannis A new period of stability in Haiti has...

Want to #StandUp4HumanRights? Join @AntonioGuterres & record your #RightsOutLoud message today! https://t.co/CcWLC3iVNG https://t.co/o9QeYFzoQm

United Nations Audio
June 24, 2017
António Guterres. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré (file) The United Nations has announced its readiness to support China in the wake of  deadly mudslides in Sichuan province on Saturday. At least 15 people were killed and scores are missing, according to media reports. Dianne Penn has more details.UN Secretary-General António Guterres was saddened to learn of...
Secretary-General
António Guterres

On Sunday's Day of the Seafarer, meet seafarers from around the 🌍 and see why #SeafarersMatter https://t.co/pN6zvX8p0Z

RT @UNHCRInnovation: Learn about UNHCR’s Urban Refugee Children Challenge – funding and support available for the winning ideas. https://t.…

#GlobalGoals aim to achieve Universal Health Coverage, including access to health services + more 💊💉 Details: https://t.co/0y2Ecfuaj8 https://t.co/P3BQEnNxcv

RT @WHO: The lives of nearly 3 million newborns and mothers could be saved each year by the following: https://t.co/qw2ymKxvO8 https://t.co

Climate change is real & the 🌎 needs to see young ppl who take #ClimateAction! #Video4COP23 competition: https://t.co/ypdmEtCTmu https://t.co/ekMaiCgCYz

RT @Refugees: ⚡️ Sharing the faces behind the figures, @Refugees and its @UN partners urge the world to stand #WithRefugees. https://t.co

Women in @UNPeacekeeping are role models in male-dominated societies, pushing for women's rights & participation: https://t.co/JVHeoZyptB https://t.co/SXgkTObaxD

June 24, 2017

The UN Web TV Channel is available 24 hours a day with selected live programming of United Nations meetings and events as well as with pre-recorded video features and documentaries on various global issues. Watch more Live and on-demand events in six languages directly from UN Web TV at: http://webtv.un.org مشاهدة...

RT @Refugees: For 3 years running the numbers of people forced to flee has broken records: https://t.co/zT9n7X76sK https://t.co/Y5eyIPq0KW

RT @UN_Women: #Unstereotype Alliance launched at #CannesLions! 25 companies commit to tackle gender stereotypes in advertising: https://t.c…

Seafarers serve the sea & 🌊 serves all ppl. That's why #SeafarersMatter. Find out more Sun's Day of the Seafarer! https://t.co/uJluwq3JAU https://t.co/VkAfvfF8h9

12 yrs after resettling, Ekhlas gives back to Maine community that gave her hope. Are you with her? https://t.co/dm73heRBrS #WithRefugees https://t.co/5JYAPlOham

In his own words... @AntonioGuterres reflects on crisis in South Sudan & calls for all countries to #jointogether to support those in need. https://t.co/1GCDU0fSMp

Since March 2015, @UNHumanRights has recorded a total of 13,504 civilian casualties. https://t.co/xk9o4Pt0Yy

June 24, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres “is saddened” to learn of the loss of life and devastation caused by the landslide in China's southwestern province of Sichuan, his spokesperson said today.

June 24, 2017

Wrapping up a three-day visit to Haiti, a Security Council delegation today stressed that it has accomplished the objectives of the mission, including a first-hand look into how best the United Nations could contribute to the country's lasting stability and development.

June 24, 2017

Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world, with suspected cases exceeding 200,000 and the number increasing at an average of 5,000 a day, the United Nations warned today.

.@antonioguterres welcomes the deployment of a UN force to tackle the threat of terrorism & organized crime in the Sahel https://t.co/8vZyQaUEM1

United Nations Audio
June 24, 2017
Congolese refugee Janine scatters brown pellets to feed white tilapia in Lake Rwamunga fish farm, in Uganda. Photo: UNHCR/Rocco Nuri The number of people who have fled their homes due to conflict, persecution and instability hit a record...

RT @UNICEF: #Yemen #Somalia #SouthSudan #Nigeria The lives of millions of children still 'hanging by a thread' #FightingFamine https://t.co

June 23, 2017

United Nations - The Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres met on 22 June South Sudanese refugees at the Imvepi refugee camp in Uganda, a day before the pledging conference titled ‘Refugee Solidarity’ in the Ugandan capital Kampala. The visit aimed to drum up support and mobilize resources for hundreds of thousands of refugees being...

Here is how the UN is working with and for the 🌎's youth to achieve the #GlobalGoals: https://t.co/65EahHxQuU https://t.co/x1wvNDt5Ge

RT @CITES: 2017 is @UN declared Int'l Year of #SustainableTourism. Wildlife #tourism won't work without #wildlife https://t.co/vpJqn6UswG #…

.@antonioguterres just visited Uganda where he heard directly from refugees.Go over to @Instagram to see our story https://t.co/h1O6fCrc0v https://t.co/IlXA3c9v9b

June 23, 2017

The UN envoy for Afghanistan re-affirmed the UN’s commitment to help bring "stability and certainty" to the country. One of the UN's main tasks will be to support the country's parliamentary elections, set to take place in July 2018. Read more on UN News: http://bit.ly/2s5ljCk

June 23, 2017

Afghans need to see their Government taking the reins for security in the country, delivering much needed services and creating jobs, says the United Nations envoy to the country, Tadamichi Yamamoto.  

Rainy season will further complicate an already dire humanitarian situation in Lake Chad region. https://t.co/J9aHCaXl4I

United Nations Audio
June 23, 2017
Somali refugees queue at a reception centre in Kenya. Photo: UNHCR/B.Bannon (file) More international support is needed for Somalia so that scores of citizens who left the country decades ago can return home. That's the hope expressed by Ambassador Mohamed Affey, Special Envoy for the Somali Refugee Situation with the UN Refugee Agency,

RT @UNESCO: .@UNESCO deplores the destruction of the Al Hadba Minaret and Al Nuree Mosque in Mosul https://t.co/jf4G3MXKsz #unite4heritage…

United Nations Audio
June 23, 2017
Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré (file) Two bombings at a crowded marketplace in Pakistan on Friday, which left many dead and injured, have been condemned by the UN Secretary-General. The explosions...
June 23, 2017

Highlights of UN events during the week of 26 June 2017, including the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Security Council discussions on Syria, the first-ever International Asteroid Day and more.

June 23, 2017

Top stories from UN News this week, featuring the Secretary-General's visit to Uganda, the Security Council's visit to Haiti and the UN's latest report on the world's population. Read related stories on UN News: http://www.un.org/news/

RT @WHOYemen: The number of suspected #cholera cases in #Yemen continues to rise, reaching 192,983 with 1265 deaths https://t.co/zSa5Dk9QDp

Meet the winners of the 2017 UN Public Service Awards, honoured for innovation & excellence in public service to help achieve #GlobalGoals https://t.co/rkWUfXsGGb

RT @UNHumanRights: Victims of terrible violence in the #Kasai regions of #DRC deserve justice. We count on cooperation of authorities https…

Secretary-General
António Guterres
June 23, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Uganda, USA, Sahel, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Famine, Lake Chad, Central African Republic, Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Widows, Public Service, AMISOM, Displacement Noon briefing by Eri Kaneko, Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General Highlights ------------------ - IN KAMPALA, SECRETARY-GENERAL PRAISES UGANDA FOR OPENING...

United Nations Audio
June 23, 2017
Children listen as the UN Secretary-General António Guterres speaks during his visit to the Imvepi refugee settlement in Arua district, northern Uganda. UN Photo/Mark Garten More than US$350 million pledged for Uganda refugee...
June 23, 2017

During the Security Council's visit to Haiti, its President for June, Ambassador Sacha Llorenti of Bolivia, outlined the challenges facing the country. He also stressed the Council's full support to the Government and people of Haiti.

United Nations Audio
June 23, 2017
Handover of Obari Al Markazeia School rehabilitated by the UNDP Stabilization Facility for Libya. Photo: UNDP Libya Despite insecurity, a breakdown in the rule of law, and an all-around "difficult situation" in Libya, the UN Development...
United Nations Audio
June 23, 2017
In today's programme: … A young refugee mother in Uganda shares her story And: Praise for UN peacekeeper's response in support of a recent aid emergency in South Sudan

Int'l community must re-establish integrity of refugee protection regime everywhere in the world -@antonioguterres https://t.co/TWlc0WzvTG https://t.co/uB4Rt5NeW9

June 23, 2017

The Republic of Uganda, in partnership with the United Nations, is hosting a two-day "Solidarity Summit" in Kampala, to rally international support for refugees and host communities in the form of donations, investments and innovative programmes. With the expected participation of 30 Heads of State and international donors, the Summit aims to raise $2...

June 23, 2017

The Republic of Uganda, in partnership with the United Nations, is hosting a two-day "Solidarity Summit" in Kampala, to rally international support for refugees and host communities in the form of donations, investments and innovative programmes. With the expected participation of 30 Heads of State and international donors, the Summit aims to raise $2...

June 23, 2017

The Republic of Uganda, in partnership with the United Nations, is hosting a two-day "Solidarity Summit" in Kampala, to rally international support for refugees and host communities in the form of donations, investments and innovative programmes. With the expected participation of 30 Heads of State and international donors, the Summit aims to raise $2...

United Nations Audio
June 23, 2017
Peacekeepers with the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on patrol. UN File Photo/Sylvain Liechti Team of international experts to investigate rights abuses in Kasais...
June 23, 2017

The Republic of Uganda, in partnership with the United Nations, is hosting a two-day "Solidarity Summit" in Kampala, to rally international support for refugees and host communities in the form of donations, investments and innovative programmes. With the expected participation of 30 Heads of State and international donors, the Summit aims to raise $2...

June 23, 2017

The Republic of Uganda, in partnership with the United Nations, is hosting a two-day "Solidarity Summit" in Kampala, to rally international support for refugees and host communities in the form of donations, investments and innovative programmes. With the expected participation of 30 Heads of State and international donors, the Summit aims to raise $2...

June 23, 2017

The Republic of Uganda, in partnership with the United Nations, is hosting a two-day "Solidarity Summit" in Kampala, to rally international support for refugees and host communities in the form of donations, investments and innovative programmes. With the expected participation of 30 Heads of State and international donors, the Summit aims to raise $2...

June 23, 2017

The Republic of Uganda, in partnership with the United Nations, is hosting a two-day "Solidarity Summit" in Kampala, to rally international support for refugees and host communities in the form of donations, investments and innovative programmes. With the expected participation of 30 Heads of State and international donors, the Summit aims to raise $2...

June 23, 2017

The Republic of Uganda, in partnership with the United Nations, is hosting a two-day "Solidarity Summit" in Kampala, to rally international support for refugees and host communities in the form of donations, investments and innovative programmes. With the expected participation of 30 Heads of State and international donors, the Summit aims to raise $2...

Let's support widows in living productive, equal & fulfilling lives https://t.co/QjVS0gbfy0 #WidowsDay #GlobalGoals https://t.co/397lCHXXUD

United Nations Audio
June 23, 2017
Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) co-chairs the Solidarity Summit in Kampala, Uganda, with Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (right), President of the Republic of Uganda. Also pictured, Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees. UN...

RT @UN_Women: Today is Int'l #WidowsDay!There are ~285million widows worldwide.They have the right to independent life after loss. https://…

RT @UNICEF: A must read: The war in #Syria has created many super dads and Ahmed is one them https://t.co/a774tvbu74 #EarlyMomentsMatter @u…

Secretary-General
António Guterres

On UN Public Service Day celebrate public servants who work to ensure better futures for all & achieve #GlobalGoals: https://t.co/gvrwV0qvTH https://t.co/DilyU27W7V

.#FBF: Energy tree at 2016 UN Climate Conference. Here's how YOU can take climate action ➡️ https://t.co/JHoTkXTbCp https://t.co/uyrUKLMFGh

June 23, 2017

The delegation from Indonesia during a meeting of the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.

June 23, 2017

Rafael Darío Ramírez Carreño (at microphone), Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the UN, chairs a meeting of the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.

June 23, 2017

Rafael Darío Ramírez Carreño (centre), Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the UN, chairs a meeting of the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.

June 23, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo, President of Somalia, during Uganda Solidarity Summit 2017 on Refugees.

June 23, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo, President of Somalia, during Uganda Solidarity Summit 2017 on Refugees.

June 23, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) shares a light moment with Adonia Ayebare (second from right), Permanent Representative of the Republic of Uganda to the United Nations, at the “Solidarity Summit” for refugees which the Secretary-General co-chaired in Kampala with the President of Uganda. Also pictured: Filippo Grandi (centre left), UN High...

June 23, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) addresses a joint press conference with Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, on the outcome of the 'Solidarity Summit' for refugees which the two leaders co-chaired in Kampala.

June 23, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) at his joint press conference with Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, on the outcome of the 'Solidarity Summit' for refugees which the two leaders co-chaired in Kampala.

June 23, 2017

Filippo Grandi (right), UN High Commissioner for Refugees, shares a light moment with David Beasley (third from right), Executive Director of the World Good Programme (WFP), at the “Solidarity Summit” for refugees, which the UN Secretary-General co-chaired in Kampala with the President of Uganda. Ruhakana Rugunda (second from right), Prime Minister of...

June 23, 2017

The United Nations Population Award, which every year honours an individual and/or institution for outstanding contributions to population and reproductive health questions, was presented to the 2017 Laureates on 22 June at UN Headquarters in New York. This year's winners are Hans Rosling, a Swedish doctor and statistician, as well as the Association of...

June 23, 2017

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday began a three-day visit to Haiti to reaffirm its support for the Haitian Government and people in strengthening institutions to contribute to the country's stability and development.

June 23, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the twin bombing at a marketplace in Parachinar, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan, and a suicide attack at a checkpoint in Quetta, Balochistan.

June 23, 2017

More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrhoeal infections, as the rainy season begins in conflict-affected areas of countries around Lake Chad, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today.

June 23, 2017

Nitrogen and metals, like lead and mercury, can strain farmable land by polluting soil, and damaging plants, and ultimately, posing risks to food security, according to the United Nations agriculture agency.

June 23, 2017

The United Nations Human Rights Office in Yemen continues to document reports of civilian casualties in the conflict and had verified 49 civilian deaths over the past month, a UN spokesperson said today.

June 23, 2017

Whether they are single, married, separated or widowed, women must be able to enjoy the inviolable right that they are not dependent on anyone, the United Nations has said, marking International Widow's Day.

June 23, 2017

Calling for immediate humanitarian action amid rising malnutrition, thirst and disease, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today that millions of lives are at risk in four countries stretching from Africa to the Middle East.

June 23, 2017

A 'Solidarity Summit' for refugees hosted by Uganda has raised some $358 million in pledges, the United Nations announced today.

June 23, 2017

With three million Iraqis remaining internally displaced across the country, the United Nations migration agency today published findings of a study showing that the decision to return or remain displaced depends largely on how close their home is to the frontline of conflict.

June 23, 2017

Noting progress made by the European Union (EU) to ensure that its sanctions allow for legal remedy and offer a measure of due process, a United Nations expert has called for further strengthening such measures to ensure that the human rights of those impacted are protected to the greatest extent.

June 23, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the deployment by the so-called Group of Five (G5) – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – of a joint force to tackle the threat of terrorism and organized crime in the Sahel region.

June 23, 2017

The United Nations today opened an international investigation into alleged killings, mutilations and destruction of entire villages in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) restive Kasai provinces.

United Nations Audio
June 23, 2017
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and partners opened a new settlement area in Arua district, northern Uganda, in February 2017, to host thousands of refugees arriving from South Sudan. UN Photo/Mark Garten A young mother who escaped conflict in...

As some close borders to refugees, Uganda's generosity deserves admiration -@antonioguterres at Imvepi settlement https://t.co/Uwb7du6InP https://t.co/7EVe4QjjhS

Extreme risk and threats are paralysing ability of many aid orgs to save lives amidst conflict and chaos. https://t.co/BmoWHR16P2

RT @UNHaiti: UN Security Council in #Haiti, strengthening collaboration with the UN country team during the transition from @MINUSTAH to #M…

Millions of 🌍's widows are ostracized in law & custom. On Int'l Widows Day stand up for widows https://t.co/RYOisTnDL1 #Standup4HumanRights https://t.co/jDYhIGfJxi

RT @UN_Spokesperson: The Secretary-General has appointed @GhassanSalame of Lebanon as head of @UNSMILibya: https://t.co/kdKLAfZqr1

RT @UN_News_Centre: .@UN chief @AntonioGuterres visits Imvepi refugee camp in #Uganda, calls for end to #SouthSudan crisis https://t.co/oYs

RT @UN_Careers: There are multiple positions available in Nairobi! Follow this link for a complete listing of the jobs available: https://t…

June 22, 2017

Meeting with South Sudanese refugees in Uganda’s Imvepi camp, UN chief António Guterres commended the generosity of the Ugandan Government and its people, and called for an end to the conflict in South Sudan. Read more on UN News: http://bit.ly/2sH0z5K

On Friday's UN Public Service Day, we thank all who dedicate their lives to serving others. https://t.co/cEP7h85LRU #UNPSA2017 https://t.co/Tejkfi8R2y

RT @WFP_Media: Extreme drought & floods push close to1m into hunger in #SriLanka https://t.co/InDRzd0uj1 https://t.co/2Yodhmek9U

Iraq: more than 5 million children in need of urgent humanitarian aid: https://t.co/nLfLAHG0LS https://t.co/1jOynQVt89

RT @antonioguterres: Uganda is a small country but it has enormous generosity in the hearts of the people & the decisions of the Government…

United Nations Audio
June 22, 2017
 A WFP cross-border convoy moves supplies into northeast Syria. Photo: WFP/Hani Al Homsh (file) Life-saving aid delivered by road to Qamishli for first time since 2015 Around 15,000 people living in the Syrian town of Qamishli have...

At #CannesLions, @UN_Women calls on industry to eliminate gender stereotypes in advertising https://t.co/1RNWWckSWm #unstereotype https://t.co/WyPPsHcWcd

United Nations Audio
June 22, 2017
Secretary-General António Guterres visits the Imvepi refugee settlement Arua district, northern Uganda. UN Photo/Mark Garten The UN chief said the Ugandan people deserved praise and admiration from the whole international...
June 22, 2017

Hundreds of South Sudanese flee to Uganda every day due to violence. With over one million refugees, Uganda is one of the world's largest host countries.

RT @UN_Radio: Uganda hosts "solidarity summit" amid fast-growing #RefugeeCrisis #UGSolidarity #WithRefugees https://t.co/9wbF5i9XVX https:/…

United Nations Audio
June 22, 2017
Muzoon Almellehan meets students in Chad. Photo: UNICEF/SokhinNew UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador will advocate for young refugees A teenage refugee from Syria will use her role as Goodwill Ambassador with the UN children's...
Secretary-General
António Guterres
June 22, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres visits the Imvepi refugee settlement in Arua district, northern Uganda. In his remarks to journalists during his visit, the Secretary-General noted “the extraordinary generosity of the people and the Government of Uganda, receiving so many hundreds of thousands, almost 1 million, South Sudanese refugees as sisters and...

United Nations Audio
June 22, 2017
Mother kisses her baby, who is suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Photo: UNICEF/Sebastian RichDespite ebb in famine, conflict fuelling rise in hunger in South Sudan Although famine has eased in South Sudan, the number of people...
June 22, 2017

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said three years of intensified violence in the country has left Iraqi children trapped in an endless cycle of violence and increasing poverty.

RT @UNIraq: #Iraq: @WHO opens new primary health care centre to cope with increasing demand for health care services in #Kirkuk https://t.c…

United Nations Audio
June 22, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Matt Wells. In today’s programme: … Uganda hosts "solidarity summit" amid fast-growing refugee emergency And: Sri Lanka food production hit hard by extreme...
June 22, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Uganda, Nagorno-Karabakh, MINUSCA, Morocco, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq UNESCO, Iraq UNICEF, Yemen, Sri Lanka, Refugees, Senior Personnel Appointment, Drugs, Press Conference Today Noon Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary General. Highlights --------- -IN UGANDA, U.N. CHIEF PRAISES COUNTRY’S GENEROSITY...

United Nations Audio
June 22, 2017
UNMISS head David Shearer in Aburoc to assess UN peacekeeping contribution. Photo: UNMISS/Daniel Dickinson Peacekeepers at the UN mission in South Sudan,
United Nations Audio
June 22, 2017
The infectious disease Hepatitis C is causing the "greatest harm" to the estimated 12 million people worldwide who inject drugs. Photo: IRIN/Sean Kimmons The infectious disease Hepatitis C is causing the "greatest harm" to the estimated 12...
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June 22, 2017
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. Photo: UNESCO/Ania Freindorf The "spirit of resilience" embodied by the destruction of Mosul's iconic Al Nuree Mosque must prevail, and the UN Cultural Organization (

At Imvepi settlement, @AntonioGuterres heard from refugees and praised generosity of Ugandan Gov't & people https://t.co/c70Zu60WAz https://t.co/yitMR0fPrq

June 22, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres visits the Imvepi refugee settlement in Arua district, northern Uganda. In his remarks to journalists during his visit, the Secretary-General noted “the extraordinary generosity of the people and the Government of Uganda, receiving so many hundreds of thousands, almost 1 million, South Sudanese refugees as sisters and...

June 22, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres visits the Imvepi refugee settlement in Arua district, northern Uganda. In his remarks to journalists during his visit, the Secretary-General noted “the extraordinary generosity of the people and the Government of Uganda, receiving so many hundreds of thousands, almost 1 million, South Sudanese refugees as sisters and...

June 22, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres visits the Imvepi refugee settlement in Arua district, northern Uganda. In his remarks to journalists during his visit, the Secretary-General noted “the extraordinary generosity of the people and the Government of Uganda, receiving so many hundreds of thousands, almost 1 million, South Sudanese refugees as sisters and...

June 22, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres visits the Imvepi refugee settlement in Arua district, northern Uganda. In his remarks to journalists during his visit, the Secretary-General noted “the extraordinary generosity of the people and the Government of Uganda, receiving so many hundreds of thousands, almost 1 million, South Sudanese refugees as sisters and...

June 22, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres visits the Imvepi refugee settlement in Arua district, northern Uganda. In his remarks to journalists during his visit, the Secretary-General noted “the extraordinary generosity of the people and the Government of Uganda, receiving so many hundreds of thousands, almost 1 million, South Sudanese refugees as sisters and...

June 22, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres visits the Imvepi refugee settlement in Arua district, northern Uganda. In his remarks to journalists during his visit, the Secretary-General noted “the extraordinary generosity of the people and the Government of Uganda, receiving so many hundreds of thousands, almost 1 million, South Sudanese refugees as sisters and...

June 22, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres visits the Imvepi refugee settlement in Arua district, northern Uganda. In his remarks to journalists during his visit, the Secretary-General noted “the extraordinary generosity of the people and the Government of Uganda, receiving so many hundreds of thousands, almost 1 million, South Sudanese refugees as sisters and...

June 22, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres visits the Imvepi refugee settlement in Arua district, northern Uganda. In his remarks to journalists during his visit, the Secretary-General noted “the extraordinary generosity of the people and the Government of Uganda, receiving so many hundreds of thousands, almost 1 million, South Sudanese refugees as sisters and...

June 22, 2017

The General Assembly paid tribute to the memory of Baldwin Lonsdale, President of the Republic of Vanuatu.The delegation of Vanuatu, including Odo Tevi (left), Permanent Representative to the UN, as the Assembly observes a moment of silence.

June 22, 2017

The General Assembly paid tribute to the memory of Baldwin Lonsdale, President of the Republic of Vanuatu.Peter Thomson (left), President of the Assembly’s seventy-first session, speaking during the meeting.

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June 22, 2017
Tired children gather in the courtyard of a house after fleeing fighting between ISIS and Iraqi security forces in Tall Kaysumah, west of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday 4 March 2017. From there, they would be taken to a camp for internally...
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June 22, 2017
Rice drying in Sri Lanka, March 2017. The country's staple food production dropped by almost 40 percent from the last year’s output. Photo: FAO Nearly one million people in Sri Lanka are at risk of going hungry due to severe drought followed by...
June 22, 2017

The United Nations Population Award, which every year honours an individual and/or institution for outstanding contributions to population and reproductive health questions, was presented to the 2017 Laureates on 22 June at UN Headquarters in New York. This year's winners are Hans Rosling, a Swedish doctor and statistician, as well as the Association of...

RT @UNDP: Our ocean is life - we must protect it! How villagers in 3 countries work towards this common goal: https://t.co/e7Q4XqxFa9 #Save…

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June 22, 2017
British engineers working at the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Photo: UNMISS/Julio Brathwaite British engineers who have recently joined the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (

Starting soon: #UNGA to pay tribute to President Baldwin Lonsdale of Vanuatu & more. Watch: https://t.co/WhwXXmCYWf

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June 22, 2017
Aid agencies continue to adapt to increasing humanitarian needs, including in Burkina Faso. Photo: NRC/Ingrid Prestetun Major aid operations to help the...

New @UNODC World Drug Report 2017: 29.5 million people globally suffer from drug use disorders https://t.co/37jWK9hRE9 #WDR17 https://t.co/IvHM1BDmYb

June 22, 2017

The General Assembly paid tribute to the memory of Baldwin Lonsdale, President of the Republic of Vanuatu.Delegates observing a moment of silence.

June 22, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre left) meets with Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (centre right), President of the Republic of Uganda.President Museveni and the Secretary-General are hosting a two-day "Solidarity Summit" in Kampala, starting on 22 June, to rally international support for refugees and host communities in the form of donations...

June 22, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) meets with Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (right), President of the Republic of Uganda. Also pictured, David Beasley (foreground left), Executive Director of the World Good Programme (WFP); Ruhakana Rugunda (far left), Prime Minister of Uganda. President Museveni and the Secretary-General are hosting a two-day...

Head over to the new UN @Free_Equal website and take action for equal rights & fair treatement for LGBTI people around the 🌍 https://t.co/z54HL9fVsg

June 22, 2017

A sample self-standing family tent, which UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, provides to refugees.

June 22, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres visits the Imvepi refugee settlement in Arua district, northern Uganda. In his remarks to journalists during his visit, the Secretary-General noted “the extraordinary generosity of the people and the Government of Uganda, receiving so many hundreds of thousands, almost 1 million, South Sudanese refugees as sisters and...

June 22, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres visits the Imvepi refugee settlement in Arua district, northern Uganda. In his remarks to journalists during his visit, the Secretary-General noted “the extraordinary generosity of the people and the Government of Uganda, receiving so many hundreds of thousands, almost 1 million, South Sudanese refugees as sisters and...

June 22, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (writing in guest book) meets with Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, in Kampala.

June 22, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (second from left) meets with Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (right), President of the Republic of Uganda, in Kampala.

June 22, 2017

Stephen O'Brien (left), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, briefs journalists during the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Humanitarian Affairs Segment.Jan Egeland (right), Special Adviser on Conflict Prevention and Resolution Issues, also briefed.

June 22, 2017

A general view of participants during the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Humanitarian Affairs Segment.

June 22, 2017

Stephen O'Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, makes remarks during the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Humanitarian Affairs Segment.

Global life expectancy at birth to reach 83 yrs by 2100 - new @UNDESA World Population Prospects 2017: https://t.co/3SbNyUtHsS #UNpopulation https://t.co/Erqx7PfG4q

How can innovations in public service delivery contribute to the #GlobalGoals? Share ideas! https://t.co/ZgzrDBQNd4 #UNPSA2017 https://t.co/0qUHVSRm4g

.@antonioguterres is in Uganda, the world's second largest refugee-hosting country in the world. Stay tuned for updates from his trip. https://t.co/SsUvqgoeTt

New UN Counter-Terrorism Office will implement global counter-terrorism strategy: https://t.co/je89pbP7XT https://t.co/U6zRFWcY3Y

June 22, 2017

An extreme drought followed by floods has affected large swathes of cropland in Sri Lanka, United Nations agencies reported today, warning that the disaster threatens the food security of some 900,000 people.

June 22, 2017

A Lebanese political science professor and political advisor to the United Nations in Iraq has been appointed as the Organization's top official in Libya.

June 22, 2017

The head of the United Nations cultural agency today deplored the destruction of historic religious architecture in Iraq's Mosul city by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) fighters.

June 22, 2017

While a new United Nations study shows that the global poverty rate could be more than halved if all adults completed secondary school, data show high out-of-school rates in many countries, making it likely that education completion levels will remain well below that target for generations.

June 22, 2017

With Uganda hosting almost one million South Sudanese refugees “as sisters and brothers and sharing with them their land and everything they have,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged the international community to show solidarity with those that had fled their homes, as well as with the Ugandan Government and people.

June 22, 2017

Of the quarter of a billion people who used drugs in 2015, about 29.5 million – or 0.6 per cent of the global adult population – were engaged in “problematic use” and suffered from drug use disorders, including dependence, according to report out today from the United Nations drugs and crime agency.

June 22, 2017

The past three years of intensifying conflict in Iraq have left the country's children trapped in a grinding cycle of violence and poverty, an assessment out today by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned, calling on the warring parties to immediately end hostilities.

June 22, 2017

Humanitarian aid workers want to help people in some of the biggest war zones, but extreme risks and threats are paralyzing their operations, a United Nations-backed report today concluded.

June 22, 2017

The killing of two journalists in Iraq drew strong condemnation today from the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom and the safety of journalists.

#TBT to 1960 with this view of the Palais des Nations, home to @UNGeneva. Info on guided tours here: https://t.co/ya3MQ292Wi https://t.co/kJKHp6LOXT

June 21, 2017

The theme for the 2017 celebration, organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, is 'Yoga for Health.' The theme highlights the fact that yoga can contribute in a holistic way to achieving an equilibrium between mind and body. The organizers believe that this approach to health and well-being can make a direct and useful...

June 21, 2017

Statement to the media by H.E. Mr. Sacha Sergio Llorenty Solíz, Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia and president of the Security Council for the month of June, on the situation in South Sudan.

#GlobalGoals aim to achieve gender equality & women's empowerment by 2030: https://t.co/EbxARZJ233 https://t.co/E70Dhh2Vra

South Sudan famine ebbs but situation still desperate as hunger spreads: https://t.co/mbN3U9Kp8n https://t.co/TS5YDCGg1u

Faces of Imvepi settlement in Uganda where @AntonioGuterres will hear from refugees & host community on Thursday https://t.co/wnjyh7aL0j https://t.co/QR8cdx47FK

New UN Counter-Terrorism Office, headed by Ivanovich Voronkov, will implement global counter-terrorism strategy: https://t.co/je89pbP7XT https://t.co/U6zRFWcY3Y

RT @UN_News_Centre: #Afghanistan: Gov't must build trust and improve credibility or risk more crises, warns @UN envoy (@UNAMAnews) https://…

More can be done to restrict sunbeds in order to prevent increasing rates of skin cancer. #GlobalGoals https://t.co/sCtrrxzH7y

United Nations Audio
June 21, 2017
In Pathai, a settlement in Jonglei State, South Sudan, persons displaced by conflict await registration for food distribution. Photo: UNICEF/Jacob Zocherman Only a "truly inclusive political process" can bring peace to war-torn South...

RT @UNESCO: New UNESCO paper shows that world #poverty could be cut in half if all adults completed secondary #education https://t.co/10rJL

United Nations Audio
June 21, 2017
Jean-Paul Laborde. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Although many countries have ratified UN conventions against terrorism, there still needs to be more action to get these provisions included in national laws. That's the assessment of
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June 21, 2017
Tadamichi Yamamoto. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe UNAMA "doing all it can to contain political tensions" in Afghanistan The UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is doing all...
June 21, 2017

Press Conference: Presentation of the newest world population estimates and projections. Speaker: Mr. John Wilmoth, Director, Population Division, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA).

June 21, 2017

The UN marks the International Day of Yoga on 21 June focusing on the theme of "Yoga for Health." In this video, a yoga teacher explains how practicing yoga contributes to one's physical and mental health.

Secretary-General
António Guterres
June 21, 2017

Now: Security Council meetings on the situation concerning the DR Congo and on Sudan & South Sudan. Watch: https://t.co/WhwXXmCYWf

RT @antonioguterres: Civilians are still killed and injured at horrifying rates in Syria. I call for protection & humanitarian access. http…

June 21, 2017

Following his briefing to the Security Council on Afghanistan, Mr. Tadamichi Yamamoto, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), addressed reporters at the Security Council Stakeout.

June 21, 2017

Press briefing by Mr. Jean-Paul Laborde, Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED).

June 21, 2017

Remarks to the media by Mr. Mahmoud Saikal, Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations, on the sitatuation in Afghanistan.

June 21, 2017

Tadamichi Yamamoto, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), speaks to journalists followng a Security Council meeting on the situation in that country.

June 21, 2017

Mahmoud Saikal, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the UN, speaks to journalists followng a Security Council meeting on the situation in his country.

June 21, 2017

Mahmoud Saikal, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the UN, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in his country and its implications for international peace and security.

June 21, 2017

John Wilmoth, Director of the Population Division, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), presents the newest world population estimates and projections to journalists.

June 21, 2017

Jean-Paul Laborde, Executive Director of the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), briefs journalists.

June 21, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2359(2017), welcoming the deployment of a G5 Sahel Joint Force (Force conjointe du G5 Sahel or FC-G5S) throughout the territories of its contributing countries, with up to 5,000 military and police personnel, with a view to restoring peace and security in the Sahel region. The Group of Five for the...

June 21, 2017

Hundreds of South Sudanese flee to Uganda every day due to violence. With 1.3 million refugees, Uganda is the world's second largest host country.

June 21, 2017

Tadamichi Yamamoto, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security.

June 21, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2359 (2017), welcoming the deployment of a G5 Sahel Joint Force (Force conjointe du G5 Sahel or FC-G5S) throughout the territories of its contributing countries, with up to 5,000 military and police personnel, with a view to restoring peace and security in the Sahel region. The Group of Five for the...

June 21, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2359 (2017), welcoming the deployment of a G5 Sahel Joint Force (Force conjointe du G5 Sahel or FC-G5S) throughout the territories of its contributing countries, with up to 5,000 military and police personnel, with a view to restoring peace and security in the Sahel region. The Group of Five for the...

June 21, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2359 (2017), welcoming the deployment of a G5 Sahel Joint Force (Force conjointe du G5 Sahel or FC-G5S) throughout the territories of its contributing countries, with up to 5,000 military and police personnel, with a view to restoring peace and security in the Sahel region. The Group of Five for the...

June 21, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Syria, Senior Personnel Appointments, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Afghanistan, Colombia, Humanitarian Appeal, Nigeria, Migration, Yoga, Honour Roll, Press Event Noon Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary General. Highlights --------- -SECRETARY-GENERAL SOUNDS ALARM ON ‘PERILOUS’ PLIGHT OF...

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June 21, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Matt Wells. In today's programme: … A staggering 141 million people worldwide now need humanitarian aid due to disasters, conflict and long-standing crises And: We...

RT @WHO: Every year, 2.7 million babies die in the first 28 days of life. Most in the first week https://t.co/qw2ymKfUWA #EveryNewborn htt…

June 21, 2017

United Nations – Since 2015, Portugal has relocated over 1,200 refugees across the country. It has pledged to increase its resettlement quota of refugees from 4,000 to 10,000. Here is a story of a Syrian and Palestinian-Iraqi family who have happily resettled in Portugal. World Refugee Day 2017: Portugal: Welcoming Refugees Script (Pdf):

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June 21, 2017
Mother and baby. Photo: UNICEF/Benedicte Kurzen The world's population is projected to reach 11.2 billion by the turn of the next century, according to a
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June 21, 2017
In South Sudan, a mother kisses her baby, who is suffering from severe acute malnutrition with complications, including tuberculosis. Photo: UNICEF/Sebastian Rich Although famine has eased in South Sudan, the number of people struggling...

New @UNDESA World Population Prospects 2017: 🌎 population at 7.6BN, to grow to 9.8 BN by 2050 https://t.co/3SbNyUtHsS #UNPopulation https://t.co/GJPCXhMPwk

June 21, 2017

Briefing by Tadamichi Yamamoto, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), on the situation in Afghanistan. Security Council, 7980th meeting

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June 21, 2017
UN Emergency Relief chief Stephen O’Brien in Geneva, where he thanked donors for their support but called for more aid to meet growing needs. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel...
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June 21, 2017
Secretary-General António Guterres addresses a press conference on the occasion of World Refugee Day. In addition to his remarks on the situation of refugees and migration around the world, the Secretary-General fielded questions on a...
June 21, 2017

Press conference by Issa Konfourou, Permanent Representative of Mali to the United Nations, on peace and security in Africa.

June 21, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2359 (2017), welcoming the deployment of a G5 Sahel Joint Force (Force conjointe du G5 Sahel or FC-G5S) throughout the territories of its contributing countries, with up to 5,000 military and police personnel, with a view to restoring peace and security in the Sahel region. The Group of Five for the...

RT @UNDESA: Coming soon: new data for integrating population dynamics into #Sustdev https://t.co/dStl8T3ZgC #UNpopulation #GlobalGoals #SDG…

June 21, 2017

Remarks to the media by François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations, speaking on the fight against terrorism in Africa before the 7979th meeting of the Security Council. (In French and English)

Secretary-General
António Guterres

Starting soon: Security Council meetings on peace & security in Africa and on the situation in Afghanistan. Watch: https://t.co/WhwXXmUzNN

Raise your voice in your community to change the business culture & society’s norms & values about women workers ➡️ https://t.co/EbxARZJ233 https://t.co/Zyn06OxsYs

June 21, 2017

From 18 to24 June 2017, dubbed “Be the Change” week, UN staff members are encouraged to “walk the talk” and live more sustainably -- by changing their consumption patterns, using active transport and buying local foods, in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Peter Thomson (right), President of the seventy-first session of the General...

June 21, 2017

From 18 to24 June 2017, dubbed “Be the Change” week, UN staff members are encouraged to “walk the talk” and live more sustainably -- by changing their consumption patterns, using active transport and buying local foods, in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Peter Thomson (left), President of the seventy-first session of the General...

June 21, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2360 (2017), extending its arms embargo, asset freeze and travel ban on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) until 1 July 2018. The Council also expanded those sanctions to cover individuals and entities engaging in or providing support for attacks against peacekeepers of the UN Organization...

June 21, 2017

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

June 21, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council chamber as Nicholas Haysom (on screen), Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Sudan and South Sudan briefs the Council via video conference.

June 21, 2017

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, briefs the Security Council on the situation in South Sudan.

June 21, 2017

The view through an interpreter's booth of the Security Council chamber as Nicholas Haysom (on screen), Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Sudan and South Sudan briefs the Council via video conference.

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June 21, 2017
Refugees arriving at Imvepi settlement on a bus from the South Sudan border.UN Photo/Mark Garten Uganda is hosting a "solidarity summit" with the support of the United Nations amid a fast-growing refugee crisis in the country. A...
Secretary-General
António Guterres
June 21, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2360 (2017), renewing until 1 July 2018 the arms embargo and related sanctions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz (left), Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the UN and President of the Security Council for June, chairs the meeting...

June 21, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2360 (2017), renewing until 1 July 2018 the arms embargo and related sanctions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz (left), Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the UN and President of the Security Council for June, chairs the meeting.

June 21, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2360 (2017), renewing until 1 July 2018 the arms embargo and related sanctions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

RT @iaeaorg: Keep watching #live all week as experts at #ICARO2 conf continue exploring advances in radiation #oncology: https://t.co/1kpg8

June 21, 2017

Event entitled “Conversation on Yoga for Health”, on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga. The event was co-organized by the Permanent Mission of India, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Public Information. Nata Menabde, Executive Director of the WHO Office at the UN, offered opening remarks.

June 21, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2360 (2017), renewing until 1 July 2018 the arms embargo and related sanctions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Yoga brings thought & action together in harmony. Wednesday is #YogaDay: https://t.co/UPUoR4xiLZ #GlobalGoals https://t.co/w2Kzu53lec

Yemen: @WHO and @UNICEF racing to contain cholera epidemic: https://t.co/maj8Mj3nik https://t.co/5xj8k7D1wC

The 1B+ people with disabilities should have full participation in society & not be left behind https://t.co/y5WSVNa446 #GlobalGoals https://t.co/nMcnDZWuNl

Secretary-General
António Guterres
June 21, 2017

Facing a fast-growing refugee crisis, Uganda is set to host in its capital, Kampala, a 'Solidarity Summit' with the support of the United Nations, to rally international support for refugees and host communities in the form of donations, investments and innovative programmes.

June 21, 2017

Recognizing the universal appeal of yoga, the United Nations today marked the 2017 edition of the International Day of Yoga, which aims to integrate the benefits of healthy lives and wellbeing – essential aspects of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

June 21, 2017

Civilians in Yemen continue to be killed and injured during Ramadan, despite calls for the conflict parties to respect their obligations under international law, the senior United Nations aid official in the country warned today.

June 21, 2017

Deliberate actions by the Government and opposition armed forces as well as other actors to advance their political goals continue to severely undermine efforts to get the country back on the path to peace and development, the top United Nations peacekeeping official has warned.

June 21, 2017

Large numbers of Nigerian refugees hosted in Cameroon are returning to northeast Nigeria, into a situation the United Nations refugee chief calls “dangerously unprepared to receive them.”

June 21, 2017

The United Nations Security Council today welcomed the deployment by the so-called Group of Five (G5) – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – of a joint force to tackle the threat of terrorism, as well as the serious challenges posed by transnational organized crime in Africa's restive Sahel region.

June 21, 2017

Warning that the recent surge of violent attacks in Afghanistan could signal a much worse and more fragile period ahead, the United Nations envoy for the country today called for urgent action to strengthen stability, including through improving the Government's credibility, and urged all parties to exercise restraint and avoid violence.

June 21, 2017

While famine has eased in South Sudan, the situation across the crisis-torn country remains dire, as the number of people struggling to find food each day has grown from 4.9 million in February to six million today – the highest level of food insecurity the young nation has ever experienced, according to the United Nations.

June 21, 2017

The world population is now nearly 7.6 billion, up from 7.4 billion in 2015, spurred by the relatively high levels of fertility in developing countries – despite an overall drop in the number of children people have around the globe – the United Nations today reported.

June 21, 2017

As the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance around the world reach record levels, United Nations and relief partners have revised their global aid appeal to $23.5 billion – up nearly 6 per cent from the original $22.2 billion announced late last year.

June 21, 2017

Expressing alarm over the suffering of people Syria, in particular those in Raqqa and in other locations where fighting continues, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on all those conducting military operations in the country to ensure the safety and protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure.

United Nations Audio
June 21, 2017
UNDP-supported green houses in Rural Qamishli are now producing enhanced vegetables seedlings, which in turn are distributed to affected small farmers in Al-Hassakeh to help them restore their livelihoods, while creating many job...
United Nations Audio
June 21, 2017
Omar Baddour. Photo: UN News/Daniel Johnson The sweltering conditions affecting western Europe are set to last for at least another two weeks, but there may be some respite by the weekend, a senior UN weather expert said on...
United Nations Audio
June 21, 2017
UNIFIL peacekeepers in southern Lebanon. Photo: UNIFIL/Pasqual Gorriz Nearly US$1 million worth of generators, fuel tanks, computers and other electronic devices will be presented to the Lebanese Armed Forces this month by the UN...

On Wedneday's Int'l #YogaDay, see how the #GlobalGoals aim to achieve health & well-being for everyone in the 🌍: https://t.co/JTMj28ANAM https://t.co/D6Lr0J3RyX

RT @UN_Spokesperson: The Secretary-General has appointed @JosetteSheeran of the United States as his Special Envoy for Haiti: https://t.co/

RT @WHO: On #WorldRefugeeDay: “We felt like doctors for the first time in two years.” - Dr M Hattab from #Syria who is now in Turkey #WithR…

Join us in welcoming @UNYouthEnvoy @JayathmaDW who will work for the needs and rights of young people https://t.co/uaf4p0kqJd https://t.co/vLDXHCaaWu

RT @Refugees: "How we treat refugees is a measure of our humanity as nations” UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, #WorldRefugeeDay https://…

United Nations Audio
June 20, 2017
Swami Sivadasananda. UN News/Liz Scaffidi The North Lawn of UN Headquarters was converted into a temporary yoga studio on Tuesday as UN staffers stretched their minds and bodies in honour of the

RT @UN_News_Centre: .@antonioguterres & @UN_MINUSMA condemn terrorist attack carried out at a hotel in the outskirts of #Bamako, #Mali http…

#YogaDay in NYC kicked off with music and practice at UNHQ https://t.co/UPUoR4xiLZ https://t.co/MjvbSmjqP4

Follow @GlobalGoalsUN & @IndiaUNNewYork for #YogaDay updates from our North Lawn in NYC & see: https://t.co/WhwXXmCYWf https://t.co/hnUpeXXHXC

RT @Refugees: Go check out the amazing World #RefugeeDay story on @Snapchat now, spotlighting refugees + featuring some of our staff around…

June 20, 2017

Informal comments to the media by H.E. Mr. Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz (in his national capacity), Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia and the president of the Security Council for the month of June, and H.E. Mr. Riyad H. Mansour, Ambassador and Permanent Observer to the State of Palestine to the UN, on the situation in the...

June 20, 2017

Informal comments to the media by H.E. Mr. Riyad H. Mansour, Ambassador and Permanent Observer to the State of Palestine to the UN, on the situation in the Middle East (including the Palestinian question), following the 7977th Security Council meeting.

June 20, 2017

Informal comments to the media (on the side of the Security Council meeting) by H.E. Mr. François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the UN, on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.

June 20, 2017

Informal comments to the media (on the side of the Security Council meeting) by H.E. Mr. Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz, Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia and the president of the Security Council for the month of June, on the situation in the Middle East (including the Palestinian question) and other matters.

June 20, 2017

Informal comments to the media (on the side of the Security Council meeting) by H.E. Mr. Riyad H. Mansour, Ambassador and Permanent Observer to the State of Palestine to the UN, on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.

June 20, 2017

Statement to the media by H.E. Mr. Sacha Sergio Llorenty Solíz, Permanent Representative of the and president of the Security Council for the month of June, on the situation in Burundi.

.@AnupamPkher lit up UNHQ ahead of Wednesday's International #YogaDay! https://t.co/06xociW5iG

June 20, 2017

Comments to the media by François Delattre (on the side of the Security Council meeting) , Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations.

June 20, 2017

The UN World Meteorological Organization expressed concerns over climate change and long-term warming, noting the high temperatures recorded across parts of Europe, the Middle East and the US in the past two months. Read more on UN News: http://bit.ly/2rRXxhV

RT @UN_Spokesperson: The Secretary-General will be travelling to Uganda, which is currently hosting some 1.3 million refugees. #WithRefugee…

On #WorldRefugeeDay, @UN_Women and @UNFPA emphasize the need to better serve #womenrefugees: https://t.co/FAyJgfGUjb #WithRefugees https://t.co/Csd1n3SjW7