November 10, 2017

Miroslav Lajčák, President of the General Assembly, addresses a press conference on the priorities and vision for the seventy-second session, at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).

Poverty is not just a lack of income. It affects: Education Health Nutrition ...and much more. It's #EndPoverty Day: https://t.co/RAtmIMr7RO https://t.co/GhvPO32Ogy

Empowering women & young people key to a peaceful & prosperous Africa, says @antonioguterres at #UNAfricaWeek: https://t.co/VinKoiJp63 https://t.co/Bk81gy06rs

To end poverty in all its forms by 2030, we need global solidarity. Learn more on #EndPoverty Day: https://t.co/RAtmIMIIJm #GlobalGoals https://t.co/SeimPcbjUq

RT @pahowho: In 2 days, world leaders will meet in #Uruguay and take action to #beatNCDs. To learn more visit: https://t.co/6rYP2iKfSO #Hea…

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October 16, 2017
Muriel Mafico (in blue top) distributing UNICEF educational and recreational supplies to children at a shelter for hurricane evacuees in Antigua. © UNICEF/UN0121369/Moreno Gonzalez Cricket is helping Caribbean children to forget the horrors of Hurricane...

RT @UN_News_Centre: Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, DR Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Slovakia, Spai…

Safe water Tents Early childhood kits Hygiene & dignity kits Nutrition materials @UNICEFBD is helping 250K Rohingya child refugees. https://t.co/dpqtePZPm7

RT @UNPeacekeeping: Our newest peacekeeping mission in #Haiti, MINUJUSTH, just started today! Learn more about MINUJUSTH: https://t.co/FTsS

Secretary-General
António Guterres
October 16, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterrs welcomed the establishment Monday of the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), following the closure of its predecessor peacekeeping mission.

October 16, 2017

The humanitarian crisis caused by escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State is causing suffering on a catastrophic scale. As of 27 September, over 500,000 Rohingya refugees had fled across the border from Myanmar to Bangladesh since 25 August. Thousands more reportedly remain stranded and in peril in Myanmar without the means to cross the border...

On Tuesday's #EndPoverty Day, join @antonioguterres & stand in solidarity w/ 800M people living in extreme poverty⬇️https://t.co/2Dl7B4esyS https://t.co/1DF6uWOezh

October 16, 2017

The General Assembly today elected, by secret ballot, 15 States to serve on the Human Rights Council, the highest intergovernmental body in the United Nations system for matters relating to protection and promotion of human rights worldwide.

October 16, 2017

Senior United Nations officials are urging the international community to come together in support of a 23 October pledging conference to “send a strong message to Rohingya refugees and their generous hosts in Bangladesh that the world is there for them in their greatest time of need.”

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October 16, 2017
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré (file) Take "coordinated steps" to prevent violence over Kirkuk, urges UN chief The Iraqi government and Kurdish authorities need to take "coordinated steps" to prevent violence...
October 16, 2017

Video message by H.E. Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, on World Food Day New York, 16 October 2017.

October 16, 2017

Africa must focus on young people, empower women and girls, and be innovative in leveraging resources and financing for development, Secretary-General António Guterres said Monday as the United Nations kicked off Africa Week.

Kenya: Peaceful protesters are exercising & defending their right to voice their demands & express dissent -@UNhumanrights experts https://t.co/xuTNX7NHY8

October 16, 2017

Meeting the Palestinian Prime Minister today, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, and discussed the implementation of the intra-Palestinian agreement signed in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on 12 October.

October 16, 2017

Food security for all requires tackling climate change and ending conflicts, His Holiness, Pope Francis, stressed Monday at an official ceremony for World Food Day held at the Rome headquarters of the United Nations agriculture agency.

RT @UN_Women: To achieve a world with #ZeroHunger, we must grant #ruralwomen land rights & access to resources. RT if you agree on #WorldFo…

October 16, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Somalia, Africa Week, Climate, Iraq, Syria, Middle East, Bangladesh, Food, Guest Tomorrow Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. HIGHLIGHTS -------------------------- - SECRETARY-GENERAL CONGRATULATES ANTI-NUCLEAR WEAPONS ACTIVISTS FOR WINNING 2017 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE - SECRETARY-GENERAL ‘APPALLED’ BY...

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October 16, 2017
UN Secretary-General António Guterres speaking at a high-level inaugural event on "Supporting an Integrated, Prosperous, People-Centred and Peaceful Africa." UN Photo/Cia Pak Gender inequality is costing Africa "tens of billions" of dollars...
October 16, 2017

United Nations - The General Assembly elected fifteen members of the Human Rights Council for three-year terms beginning on 1 January 2018. Those elected were: Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Qatar, Pakistan, Peru, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine. Watch the full election on UN Web TV:

RT @ilo: Innovation is an important source of competitiveness and job creation for enterprises. New reports explains why https://t.co/x40Ge

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October 16, 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: Global hunger rises for first time in a decade; and: It's Africa Week at UN Headquarters.
October 16, 2017

United Nations human rights experts are urging the Government of France to devise long-term measures to provide access to safe drinking water and sanitation for migrants in Calais and other areas along the northern French coast.

How will we feed 9 billion people by 2050? On World Food Day, find out from #TheFieldReport of @IFADnews ➡️ https://t.co/31Y47dYO9w https://t.co/FhxzKHdRz1

United Nations Audio
October 16, 2017
Pope Francis speaking at FAO Headquarters in Rome on World Food Day 2017. Photo: FAO/Alessandra Benedetti The number of people who go hungry has risen for the first time in a...
October 16, 2017

The General Assembly elected fifteen members of the Human Rights Council for three-year terms beginning on 1 January 2018. Those elected were: Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Qatar, Pakistan, Peru, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine.A wide view of the General Assembly Hall as Miroslav...

October 16, 2017

The General Assembly elected fifteen members of the Human Rights Council for three-year terms beginning on 1 January 2018. Those elected were: Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Qatar, Pakistan, Peru, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine.Campaign paraphernalia in the Assembly Hall ahead of the...

October 16, 2017

The General Assembly elected fifteen members of the Human Rights Council for three-year terms beginning on 1 January 2018. Those elected were: Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Qatar, Pakistan, Peru, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine.Miroslav Lajčák (left), President of the seventy-second...

October 16, 2017

The General Assembly elected fifteen members of the Human Rights Council for three-year terms beginning on 1 January 2018. Those elected were: Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Qatar, Pakistan, Peru, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine.A delegate casts his country's ballot during the...

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October 16, 2017
His Holiness Pope Francis delivering a statement at the World Food Day Ceremony 2017, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy. Photo: FAO/Alessandra Benedetti Make migration "safer and voluntary" choice says Pope on World Food Day The decision undertaken by millions...

RT @WFP: Today is World Food Day! Conflict causes hunger and migration, join WFP in making a plea for peace to achieve #ZeroHunger! #WFD20…

Secretary-General
António Guterres

Watch now: General Assembly to elect 15 members of the Human Rights Council ➡️ https://t.co/WhwXXmUzNN

RT @FAOnews: Pope Francis urges action on climate change & conflict to address #migration https://t.co/SGZX0ggcKG #WFD2017 #ZeroHunger http…

What's happening this week at the UN? #EndPoverty Day, #UNAfricaWeek & more. List of events here: https://t.co/HDzhfjBd02 https://t.co/vpQ6Ts1DQ2

Secretary-General
António Guterres

RT @FAOnews: Hunger Poverty Conflict Climate change ... are forcing millions to leave their homes. What if they had a choice? #WFD2017 #Z…

RT @FAOnews: Monday is World food day!Check out the #WFD2017 Activity Book - Young people, this one’s for you: https://t.co/WbrlES3KQd http…

Ending extreme hunger is🔑 to #GlobalGoals. On 🌍 Food Day, see how you can help achieve #ZeroHunger: https://t.co/WJBsgGErSc https://t.co/gkJN5MxOri

It's #UNAfricaWeek, focussing on supporting an integrated, prosperous, people-centred & peaceful Africa: https://t.co/NIJuG7eCTA https://t.co/h9oInueYu5

October 16, 2017

David Mehdi Hamam (right), Acting Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Africa, addresses a high-level event inaugurating Africa Week at the UN, on the theme “Supporting an Integrated, Prosperous, People-Centred and Peaceful Africa: Towards the Implementation of Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The event was...

October 16, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (third from left and on screen) addresses a high-level event inaugurating Africa Week at the UN, on the theme “Supporting an Integrated, Prosperous, People-Centred and Peaceful Africa: Towards the Implementation of Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The event was co-organized by the African...

October 16, 2017

David Mehdi Hamam, Acting Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Africa, addresses a high-level event inaugurating Africa Week at the UN, on the theme “Supporting an Integrated, Prosperous, People-Centred and Peaceful Africa: Towards the Implementation of Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The event was co-organized by...

October 16, 2017

The General Assembly elected fifteen new members of the Human Rights Council. Delegates congratulate Román Oyarzun Marchesi (centre), Permanent Representative of Spain, on his country's election to the Council.

October 16, 2017

The General Assembly elected fifteen new members of the Human Rights Council. Delegates congratulate Maleeha Lodhi (centre), Permanent Representative of Pakistan, on her country's election to the Council.

October 16, 2017

Miroslav Lajčák, President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, addresses a high-level event inaugurating Africa Week at the UN, on the theme, “Supporting an Integrated, Prosperous, People-Centred and Peaceful Africa: Towards the Implementation of Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The event was co-organized...

October 16, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres addresses a high-level inaugurating Africa Week at the UN, on the theme, “Supporting an Integrated, Prosperous, People-Centred and Peaceful Africa: Towards the Implementation of Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The event was co-organized by the African Union Permanent Observer Mission, the...

October 16, 2017

François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the UN and President of the Security Council for October, addresses a high-level event inaugurating Africa Week at the UN, with the theme, “Supporting an Integrated, Prosperous, People-Centred and Peaceful Africa: Towards the Implementation of Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...

October 16, 2017

François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the UN and President of the Security Council for October, addresses a high-level event inaugurating Africa Week at the UN, on the theme, “Supporting an Integrated, Prosperous, People-Centred and Peaceful Africa: Towards the Implementation of Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...

October 16, 2017

Marie Chatardová, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the UN and President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), addresses a high-level event inaugurating Africa Week at the UN, on the theme, “Supporting an Integrated, Prosperous, People-Centred and Peaceful Africa: Towards the Implementation of Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for...

October 16, 2017

Voicing concern over restrictions on protests as well as attacks on judiciary and civil society in the run-up to presidential elections in Kenya, a group of United Nations independent human rights experts called on the Government to honour its obligations and protect the rights of Kenyans.

Poverty Hunger Conflict Climate Change ...force ppl to flee their homes. On 🌍 Food Day see how change is possible https://t.co/Hy0G3u1TIB

RT @UN_News_Centre: UN Treaty ‘beginning of the end for nuclear weapons,’ say Nobel Peace Prize @nuclearban winnershttps://t.co/ymOZZcQJVX

"A 🌍 in which drugs don't work is a threat to global health security."-@DrTedros Let's tackle antibiotic resistance: https://t.co/Rfe0pUnSJA https://t.co/gWGKO9jNaX

RT @antonioguterres: Haiti has made important political progress with the support of MINUSTAH. I congratulate the mission as it finishes it…

RT @antonioguterres: Sickened by attacks in Mogadishu. I send condolences to the victims and urge unity in the face of terrorism and violen…

The 🌏 produces enough food to feed everyone. Yet 800 million people are hungry. Monday is World Food Day: https://t.co/iyvyjJxIGE #WFD2017 https://t.co/VZ6BWamnF0

RT @FAOKnowledge: Millions are forced to migrate due to climate change. Laxmi & hundreds of other Nepali #ruralwomen now have a choice. #…

Workplace discrimination hurts #LGBTI people, companies & economy. Companies should step up for equality! #Biz4LGBTI Learn more⬇️ https://t.co/1IVuZMWrdr

United Nations Audio
October 15, 2017
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré (file) The UN Secretary-General has condemned deadly blasts in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which killed upwards of 250 people and injured hundreds more. The double car bombings occurred on Saturday in two different areas of the city. Dianne Penn reports.In a statement issued...

RT @UN_Spokesperson: Secretary-General @antonioguterres strongly condemns yesterday's attacks in Mogadishu. Full statement: https://t.co/rF

Secretary-General
António Guterres

Empowering #ruralwomen means ensuring food security, ending poverty & much more. Sunday is Int'l Day of Rural Women: https://t.co/Ipm7Qpl5Wl

RT @WFP_MENA: Empower the woman, feed the family: Meet Randa from #Libya & learn how @WFP makes a difference for her family. https://t.co/9

October 15, 2017

United Nations - Around 15 percent of the world’s food is now grown in urban areas, nourishing communities and highlighting the importance of agricultural development. Here’s how urban farming is taking off in New York City to promote food production through the education of its environmental benefits.

#Haiti: @MINUSTAH supported 2010 earthquake recovery, helped restore security & promoted political dialogue. New #MINUJUSTH starts Monday. https://t.co/1W2kLRy9px

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October 15, 2017
Siddharth Kara, author of the book "Modern Slavery", during an event introducing him to readers at the UN Bookshop. UN Photo/Kim Haughton No country is "immune" from the scourge of modern slavery and the path that many of its victims take "can...

On Intl Day of #RuralWomen & every day, we celebrate invaluable contribution of rural women to #GlobalGoals! Info: https://t.co/Ipm7Qpl5Wl https://t.co/xnwhoJy2pP

It doesn't matter where you're from, this 🌎 is our 🏡 To protect it via climate action, enter #ClimateComic contest: https://t.co/gCNtuqGxyZ https://t.co/4JNzlbt1vx

October 15, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today commended the first responders and residents of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, for mobilizing to aid in what is being called Somalia's worst-ever bomb attack.

October 15, 2017

Women and girls are central to the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing, but their role and significance is often overlooked, the head of the United Nations entity for women's empowerment today said.

Rural women help: Agricultural & rural development Food security Ending poverty It's Int'l Day of #RuralWomen ➡️ https://t.co/zKjrQExPtd https://t.co/XUaqzqosw2

RT @Refugees: We're preparing for a new influx of refugees to Bangladesh, based on a recent increase of arrivals. Our latest: https://t.co

Haiti: @MINUSTAH ceases operations on 15 Oct, to be replaced by #MINUJUSTH, which will help consolidate rule of law & justice reform. https://t.co/zallv4qvpU

RT @UN_News_Centre: .@UNIC_Tokyo believes comedy and laughter can be a way to spread the message about @GlobalGoalsUN https://t.co/CMVp7JQj

Sunday's Int'l Day for #RuralWomen highlights how climate-resilient agriculture can help achieve gender equality: https://t.co/qIU72N5kLq https://t.co/M9tafOe9Hi

RT @UNCERF: A Strong @UN needs a strong @UNCERF. @antonioguterres proud of the fund's success & calls for support at the December Pledging…

RT @UNODC: UNODC and @UNVolunteers help Niger process 230 #terrorism cases in 60 days https://t.co/S77GMLM4KD https://t.co/UtqSYOFnLJ

.@WFP debit cards help provide stability for vulnerable refugee families through monthly money transfers. https://t.co/cECZikgLFq

Obesity is a global health crisis today & threatens to worsen in coming years unless we start taking drastic action. https://t.co/ZwWn9ENoPl https://t.co/HU4qL5co4m

RT @UNHumanRights: #Torture during interrogations is illegal, immoral and ineffective: https://t.co/eNEmUR4ywR https://t.co/E67gg0ntyw

Financial inclusion Localized investments 2 ways @UNCDF makes finance work for the poor in least developed countries https://t.co/xp0MSFC0wE https://t.co/oisDF6K5kz

Cutting food waste: Reduces poverty & hunger Fights climate change Contributes to #GlobalGoals Helps #BeatPollution https://t.co/JUqkgJrKas https://t.co/olilSyYzxL

#JoinTogether to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, forced to flee to escape violence in Myanmar: https://t.co/tUVq3gio2M https://t.co/fjeaHVA9MA

RT @BonnConvention: See why we need to conserve world's migratory animals & contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. #CMS…

October 14, 2017

A committee to strengthen cooperation between the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) will discuss its work at the annual IPU forum, which began today in St. Petersburg, Russia.

October 14, 2017

The United Nations in Somalia strongly condemned today's blasts in the capital, Mogadishu, which reportedly killed or injured dozens of people.

Rights defenders Peace builders Change makers This call is for you! Apply to become a #UNYoungLeader ➡️ https://t.co/VhTvw0AQ6Z https://t.co/CfKTrLOq6s

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October 13, 2017
Syrian refugee Najib Alhaj training for Paralympic sports in Athens, Greece. PHOTO: UNifeed The first ever Paralympic refugee sports team is providing refugees with...

RT @UN_News_Centre: Briefing reporters at UN HQ, @KofiAnnan urged tackling root causes of problems that sparked Rohingya refugee crisis htt…

RT @UN_Spokesperson: JCPOA was an important breakthrough to consolidate nuclear non-proliferation- @antonioguterres. More: https://t.co/XcK

Arresting or detaining people based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity violates international law. https://t.co/qSuQuW39Nk

RT @ilo: 1.4 billion workers are in vulnerable employment, and this situation is on the rise. Read the new WESO report: https://t.co/GuIMW

October 13, 2017

Japanese comedians on Friday competed to make people laugh by weaving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their performance at a United Nations-supported special event in Kyoto, the country's cultural centre.

The last 3 ppl to hold the "most impossible job in the 🌍" met today at UNHQ. Read about the role of the UN chief: https://t.co/hCRnlclYfg https://t.co/WVIWzMJNMp

October 13, 2017

Press briefing by Mr. Kofi Annan, Chair of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State on the situation in Myanmar.

October 13, 2017

Informal comments to the media by H.E Mr. François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of October and H.E. Mr. Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, on the situation in Myanmar.

October 13, 2017

The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide has strongly condemned provocation of ethnic and religious hatred armed groups and politicians in the Central African Republic and impressed the need for urgent, concerted and coordinated steps to end violence, defuse intercommunity tensions and alleviate the suffering of the civilian...

October 13, 2017

Concluding her visit to Ukraine, the United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator underlined on Friday the urgent need for humanitarian funding to address the dire situation faced by millions of civilians during the coming winter months.

October 13, 2017

After 13 years, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) will close its doors on 15 October. The Mission was established by the Security Council at a time when State authority had been weak and limited to parts of the capital, Port-au-Prince, with the three branches of power either non-functional or non-existent, and a national...

October 13, 2017

Sixty-six Syrian adults and children arrived in Santiago, Chile from Lebanon on Thursday, making the South American country the newest to resettle Syrian refugees under a United Nations-backed programme.

October 13, 2017

Ts Elbegdorj, former President of Mongolia, presented to Secretary-General António Guterres a gift from the Government of Mongolia to the United Nations, a sculpture entitled, “Consciousness”, by Mongolian artist Ochirbold Ayurzana.A view of the footprints on the reflective surface of the sculpture.

October 13, 2017

Ts Elbegdorj, former President of Mongolia, presented to Secretary-General António Guterres a gift from the Government of Mongolia to the United Nations, a sculpture entitled, “Consciousness”, by Mongolian artist Ochirbold Ayurzana.The Secretary-General during the presentation ceremony.

October 13, 2017

Ts Elbegdorj, former President of Mongolia, presented to Secretary-General António Guterres a gift from the Government of Mongolia to the United Nations, a sculpture entitled, “Consciousness”, by Mongolian artist Ochirbold Ayurzana.The Secretary-General (centre left) greets artist Ochirbold Ayurzana at the presentation ceremony.

October 13, 2017

Ts Elbegdorj, former President of Mongolia, presented to Secretary-General António Guterres a gift from the Government of Mongolia to the United Nations, a sculpture entitled, “Consciousness”, by Mongolian artist Ochirbold Ayurzana.The Secretary-General with Mr. Elbegdorj at the presentation ceremony.

October 13, 2017

Ts Elbegdorj, former President of Mongolia, presented to Secretary-General António Guterres a gift from the Government of Mongolia to the United Nations, a sculpture entitled, “Consciousnes”, by Mongolian artist Ochirbold Ayurzana.The Secretary-General (centre left) and Mr. Elbegdorj on their way to the presentation ceremony.

October 13, 2017

Nils Melzer (centre), Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, briefs journalists on his mandate. He was joined in addressing reporters by Jens Modvig (left), Chair of the Committee against Torture; and Malcolm Evans, Chair of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture.

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October 13, 2017
Children at a shelter for hurricane evacuees in Antigua and Barbuda. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Managers of shelters in hurricane-ravaged Antigua and Barbuda are being trained to make sure these locations are safe spaces for women and...
October 13, 2017

As the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) comes to a close, Special Representative Sandra Honoré highlights some of its major achievements, including strengthening the national police force and supporting elections. A smaller justice support mission, known as MINUJUSTH, will begin operations on 16 October.

United Nations Audio
October 13, 2017
Thousands of new Rohingya refugee arrivals cross the border near Anzuman Para village, Palong Khali, Bangladesh. Photo: UNHCR/Roger Arnold An exercise has begun to collect data on more than half a million newly-arrived Rohingya refugees...
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October 13, 2017
A child suffering from cholera is held by his father as he receives treatment at the Alsadaqah Hospital, Aden, Yemen, 14 August 2017. © UNICEF/UN078078/Mutaz Fuad Yemen cholera cases top 820,000 The number of suspected cases of cholera in...

RT @UN_Spokesperson: When your current boss and your two former bosses get together... @antonioguterres @KofiAnnan #BanKiMoon https://t.co/

Want to be part of the movement to #EndPoverty? There's still ⏰ to submit your 📷 to @WorldBank's #EndPovertyMosaic https://t.co/bNpAsotXvj https://t.co/czwwwqLb9D

Secretary-General
António Guterres
October 13, 2017

Press conference by Mr. Jens Modvig, Chair of the Committee against Torture; Mr. Malcolm Evans, Chair of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture; and Mr. Nils Melzer, Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

October 13, 2017

Top stories from UN News this week: Harnessing technology for sustainable development Addressing global unemployment Human rights concerns amid growing Rohingya crisis

United Nations Audio
October 13, 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:  We'll speak to the "father" and creator of 18-month-old robot Sophia, who made her debut at UN Headquarters this...
October 13, 2017

United Nations relief agencies have upped their response in western Libya’s Sabratha region following intensification of conflict that has already driven over 15,000 people from their homes.

RT @Refugees: In Bangladesh, citizens are coming from all over the country to help Rohingya refugees. You can also help. Visit: https://t.c…

October 13, 2017

The speed and scale of people fleeing Myanmar has triggered a humanitarian emergency in Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of refugees now depend on humanitarian assistance for shelter, food, water and other life-saving needs, says the United Nations migration agency.

October 13, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: DSG travels, Libya, Yemen, Ukraine, IOM, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tuberculosis, Disaster Day, Senior Appointment, Press Events, Hounour Roll Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. HIGHLIGHTS: - DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL TO TAKE PART IN U.N. CLIMATE CHANGE TALKS IN FIJI - LIBYA: U.N. RUSHES...

October 13, 2017

Ts Elbegdorj, former President of Mongolia, presented to Secretary-General António Guterres a gift from the Government of Mongolia to the United Nations, a sculpture entitled, “Consciousness”, by Mongolian artist Ochirbold Ayurzana.The Secretary-General (left) looks on as Mr. Elbegdorj delivers remarks during the presentation ceremony. At right, Sukhee...

October 13, 2017

Sudden onset disasters, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and tropical cyclones, are likely to displace nearly 14 million people worldwide each year, warns a United Nations-backed study released Friday – International Day for Disaster Reduction.

Theme of Intl Day for Disaster Reduction is "Home Safe Home: Reducing Exposure, Reducing Displacement" Learn more: https://t.co/JDXb6JqjZC https://t.co/yITP15fuAk

October 13, 2017

Kofi Annan (at podium), Chair of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State (Myanmar) and former Secretary-General of the UN, briefs journalists on the situation in Myanmar.

October 13, 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (right) meets with former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

October 13, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

October 13, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre left) meets with members of the Bureau of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), including Marie Chatardová (second from left), Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the UN and President of the Council. Pictured from left, ECOSOC Vice-Presidents: Ephraim Leshala Mminele, Deputy Permanent...

October 13, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Marie Chatardová, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations and President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

RT @UNmigration: 25 million. That's the number of individuals displaced by disasters every year: https://t.co/ZiqCJOEGcD #IDDR2017 https:/…

October 13, 2017

Joy Bishara, kidnapped by Boko Haram from a secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria in 2014, tells her inspiring story of her abduction during the United Nations Security Council Arria Meeting on Attacks on Schools.

RT @unisdr: International Day for Disaster Reduction is all about keeping people safe at work and in the home #IDDR2017https://t.co/mxwn3

October 13, 2017

Former Secretaries-General Kofi Annan (left) and Ban Ki-moon (right) pay a courtesy call on Secretary-General António Guterres.

October 13, 2017

Former Secretaries-General Kofi Annan (right) greets Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) while paying a courtesy call along with former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

October 13, 2017

Former Secretaries-General Kofi Annan (right) and Ban Ki-moon (left) greet each other while paying a courtesy call on Secretary-General António Guterres.

October 13, 2017

Former Secretaries-General Kofi Annan (left) and Ban Ki-moon (right) pay a courtesy call on Secretary-General António Guterres.

October 13, 2017

Former Secretaries-General Kofi Annan (left) and Ban Ki-moon (right) pay a courtesy call on Secretary-General António Guterres.

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October 13, 2017
A teenage former kidnap victim of Boko Haram, pictured in a shelter in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. Photo: UNICEF/Ashley Gilbertson VII Fair trial concerns for...

Children become agents of change as they study #GlobalGoals via @TheWorldsLesson & change the life of a community. https://t.co/u8YsxjGHqy https://t.co/gLpMWg3HAj

October 13, 2017

Kofi Annan, Chair of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State and former Secretary-General of the UN, briefs journalists on the situation in Myanmar.

October 13, 2017

Kofi Annan, Chair of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State (Myanmar) and former Secretary-General of the UN, briefs journalists on the situation in Myanmar.

October 13, 2017

François Delattre (at podium), Permanent Representative of France to the UN, speaks to journalists regarding the situation in Myanmar.Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, also briefed.

October 13, 2017

François Delattre (left), Permanent Representative of France to the UN, speaks to journalists regarding the situation in Myanmar.Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, also briefed.

October 13, 2017

Matthew Rycroft (at podium), Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the UN, speaks to journalists regarding the situation in Myanmar.François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France, also briefed.

October 13, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Miroslav Lajčák, President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly.

October 13, 2017

Ts Elbegdorj, former President of Mongolia, presented to Secretary-General António Guterres a gift from the Government of Mongolia to the United Nations, a sculpture entitled, “Consciousness”, by Mongolian artist Ochirbold Ayurzana.Mr. Elbegdorj (right) and Mr. Ayurzana pose for a photo on the sculpture.

October 13, 2017

Ts Elbegdorj, former President of Mongolia, presented to Secretary-General António Guterres a gift from the Government of Mongolia to the United Nations, a sculpture entitled, “Consciousness”, by Mongolian artist Ochirbold Ayurzana.Mr. Ayurzana polishes the sculpture before the presentation.

October 13, 2017

Ts Elbegdorj, former President of Mongolia, presented to Secretary-General António Guterres a gift from the Government of Mongolia to the United Nations, a sculpture entitled, “Consciousness”, by Mongolian artist Ochirbold Ayurzana.The Secretary-General (left) with Mr. Elbegdorj at the presentation ceremony.

RT @RobertGlasserUN: I joined forces with @ASteiner & @PEspinosaC to write about #climatechange for #iddr2017 https://t.co/GKBUJezDr7 @UN…

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October 13, 2017
Heavy rains in Somalia, and tribal disputes resulted in the displacement of more than 4,000 people in 2012. Photo: AU UN IST / Tobin Jones Earthquakes, hurricanes and other so-called...

Resilience Sustainability Climate action On Intl Day for Disaster Reduction see how to reduce exposure to disasters https://t.co/GgiytLJjMc https://t.co/HhBBsWAfDZ

Rescued refugees warn kidnap and torture face those attempting irregular crossing to Europe. https://t.co/wQnu5BQfV6

October 13, 2017

The United Nations Spokesman on Friday said Secretary-General António Guterres sees the adoption of the 2015 accord reached between Iran and a group of six countries on monitoring Iran's nuclear programme as an important breakthrough to consolidate global peace and security.

October 13, 2017

One year since the start of the military campaign to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorist group, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator said hundreds of thousands of people are vulnerable and still need assistance.

October 13, 2017

The United Nations human rights office on Friday expressed deep concern about a wave of arrests in Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia of more than 180 people perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), many of whom have reportedly been mistreated by law enforcement officials.

We cannot achieve #GlobalGoals w/o building resilience to disaster. Fri is International Day for Disaster Reduction https://t.co/JDXb6JHURa https://t.co/RC6Dlsj0Te

.@UNhumanrights experts urge countries to protect migrant children from sale, trafficking & other forms of exploitation https://t.co/hRtCuk7FCD

"This is a loss to @UNESCO. This is a loss to the UN family. This is a loss for multilateralism." -@IrinaBokova: https://t.co/FCSURiqoA1 https://t.co/NhkoRdIq74

RT @WorldBank: Couldn’t be here in Washington, DC to attend our Annual Meetings in person? No problem! Check out the events recap! https://…

RT @UN_News_Centre: Images of @UNPeacekeeping legacy in Haiti https://t.co/GNiabbzCdz /Histoire en photos📷 des 13 ans de la @MINUSTAH https…

October 12, 2017

After a brief mission to Libya, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Thursday said the Government “can and should” lead efforts to urgently address arbitrary detention, torture and other grave violations that must be brought to an end in the crisis-torn North African country.

Hunger continues for millions of people in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen & Nigeria & need for humanitarian aid has grown - @antonioguterres https://t.co/TzyKvN5wQT

October 12, 2017

United Nations Member States began Thursday in Geneva the sixth thematic session of discussions on the proposed Global Compact on Migration, during which delegates and experts will examine the issue of labour mobility of migrants.

October 12, 2017

Until fighting stops and development takes root, communities and entire regions will continue to face hunger, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday, underscoring the link between conflict and famine.

Friday's Intl Day for Disaster Reduction highlights how people around the 🌍 are reducing their exposure to disasters https://t.co/gBicwmYNTQ https://t.co/K4LVvEhMhV

October 12, 2017

Video message by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 October 2017)

October 12, 2017

Civil and political rights in Cambodia are “under threat” as the main opposition party is being dissolved in the parliament, a United Nations human rights expert warned Thursday, also voicing concern that the dissolution may affect upcoming elections in the country.

October 12, 2017

Stressing the damaging impact on poor rural communities in Africa and South-East Asia of animal tuberculosis’ (bovine TB) transmission to humans, United Nations health experts launched the first-ever roadmap to combat the so-called zoonotic TB.

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October 12, 2017
A young boy suffering from malnutrition is held by his mother at an Outpatient Therapeutic Program in Somalia-One of the countries the Secretary General referred to at the security council. UNICEF/Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin (file) People who are...
October 12, 2017

At 18 months-old, Sophia cannot walk, but she can understand speech and, at United Nations Headquarters in New York, participate in panel discussion and respond to questions using her artificial intelligence (AI).

October 12, 2017

Recent devastating natural events – from hurricanes in the Caribbean to floods in South Asia and earthquakes in Mexico – have again shone a spotlight on the importance of efforts to reduce disaster risk, and how impossible it is to achieve global development goals without addressing such hazards.

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October 12, 2017
Migrants at a detention centre in the city of Zawiya, Libya. UN Human Rights Chief Zeid visited Libya on Tuesday to meet government ministers and visit one of the country’s main prisons. Photo: Mathieu Galtier/IRIN (file) Libyan...

RT @ilo: Congratulations to Portugal for ratifying the ILO convention on Safety & Health at work. Check out why it matters: https://t.co/xD

October 12, 2017

Informal comments to the media by Sandra Honoré, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, following the Security Council meeting on Haiti.

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October 12, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has congratulated by phone Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine, on the intra-Palestinian agreement, signed earlier Thursday in Cairo.

Congrats @Momentum_UNFCCC award winners! These climate action projects show creative ways to combat climate change: https://t.co/RiXWks0uD5 https://t.co/Bmwl6mp4Qj

October 12, 2017

United Nations - Remarks by Ms. Irina Bokova, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), on the decision of the United States of America to withdraw from UNESCO

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October 12, 2017
Director General of Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise, Kristin Skogen Lund, speaks at UN headquarters in New York. Photo: UN Women/Ryan BrownParental leave is smart for the economy and helps change minds Unequal pay and lack of paid...
October 12, 2017

From the Archives - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano addressed journalist following agreements with Iran at the Agency headquarters in Vienna, Austria, 14 July 2015. Read More: UN applauds 'historic' deal on Iranian nuclear programme

October 12, 2017

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

October 12, 2017

New latrines will be constructed in the Rohingya camps and settlements of Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district to provide sanitation coverage to some 250,000 people, averting a major disease outbreak, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported Thursday.

October 12, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: UNESCO, Haiti, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Liberia, DSG Travels, Climate, Health, Press Conference Tomorrow Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. HIGHLIGHTS: - UNESCO CHIEF VOICES ‘PROFOUND REGRET’ AT U.S. DECISION TO WITHDRAW FROM U.N. BODY - IN LAST BRIEFING TO SECURITY COUNCIL...

October 12, 2017

Zina Andrianarivelo-Razafy (left), Permanent Representative of Madagascar to the UN, chairs the General Assembly debate on strengthening of the United Nations system and measures and proposals for UN reform. At his side is Ruth de Miranda, Director of the General Assembly and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Affairs Division.

October 12, 2017

François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the UN and President of the Security Council for October, chairs the Council’s meeting on the situation concerning Haiti.

October 12, 2017

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

October 12, 2017

Jorge Skinner-Klée, Permanent Representative of Guatemala, addresses the General Assembly debate on strengthening of the United Nations system and measures and proposals for UN reform.

October 12, 2017

Petr V. Iliichev, First Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation, addresses the General Assembly debate on strengthening of the United Nations system and measures and proposals for UN reform.

October 12, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) swears in Izumi Nakamitsu, as Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament.

October 12, 2017

Informal comments to the media by H.E. Mr. François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of October, on the situation in Democratic Republic of the Congo

October 12, 2017

Comments to the media by Matthew Rycroft (on the side of the Security Council meeting) Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations.

October 12, 2017

A new report published by the UN human rights office (OHCHR) says brutal, well-organized, coordinated and systematic attacks have been carried out against the minority Muslim Rohingya community in Myanmar, with the intention of not just driving them away but also preventing their return.

RT @WHO: Today is #WorldSightDay. Worldwide, 253 million people are visually impairedhttps://t.co/ipiyGyvrNc https://t.co/jeW4z2l3XR

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October 12, 2017
Assistant Inspector of Police Annah Chota (center left) meeting women in Abyei. Photo: UNPOL/UNISFA/Mthokozisi MakekaLegal vacuum "an obstacle to advancing gender equality": UN Peacekeeper An absence of laws is an "obstacle to advancing gender...
October 12, 2017

The total number of persons that suffer from hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean has increased, reversing decades of progress, even as overweight and obesity emerged as a major problem in all countries in the region of the Americas, a United Nations-backed report shows.

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October 12, 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: Support from the UN to end cholera in Haiti will continue as a new UN mission prepares to begin its work in the...
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October 12, 2017
Sophia at a meeting on artificial intelligence and technology at the UN Headquarters in New York. UN Photo/ Natalie Hutchison Designing robots which feel real emotions could benefit humanity in the years ahead. That's the view of Dr David...
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October 12, 2017
Iroka Chidinma, from the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), at the Space for Women expert meeting held at UN Women in New York. UN News/Dianne Penn Could space science and technology be the tool to demolish the "gender ceiling" in...

A safe home is a family protected from displacement, poverty, injury & ill health #switch2sendai on Oct 13 #IDDR2017 https://t.co/tKhWxwc7oh

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October 12, 2017
Irina Bokova, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). UN Photo/Manuel Elias (file) Withdrawal of US from UNESCO "deeply regrettable": Bokova The decision by the United States government...
October 12, 2017

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, known as MINUSTAH, will close on 15 October 2017, replaced with a smaller group of police and civilian officers who will help the Government to strengthen rule of law and security in the Caribbean country.

October 12, 2017

Informal comments to the media by H.E. Mr. François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations, on the United States of America decision to withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

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October 12, 2017
The Special Representative of the Secretary General and chief of MINUSTAH Sandra Honoré and Haitian President Jovenel Moise at the closing ceremony for MINUSTAH in Port au Prince, Haiti, 05 October. UN Photo/Logan Abassi Support from...
October 12, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) swears in Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov, as Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office.

October 12, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) with Izumi Nakamitsu, newly sworn-in Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament.

October 12, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) with Mark Andrew Lowcock, newly sworn-in Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.

October 12, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) on his way to deliver remarks on the maintenance of international peace and security in the Security Council.

October 12, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) with Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov, newly sworn-in Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office.

RT @IrinaBokova: I deeply regret the decision of the United States of America to withdraw from @UNESCO. Official statement: https://t.co/AC

October 12, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) addresses the Security Council on "Maintenance of International Peace and Security". François Delattre (right), Permanent Representative of France to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of October, listens on.

Can #AI help achieve the #GlobalGoals? Sophia, the 🤖, was at UN to provide some insight. Find out more via @UNDESA: https://t.co/O1zgU2ehsI https://t.co/NOVQUxKNn4

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October 12, 2017
The most commonly used tools to diagnose TB do not differentiate between the human and animal form of the disease, complicating efforts to treat those who fall sick. Photo: Anna...
October 12, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on "Maintenance of International Peace and Security".

October 12, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) addresses the Security Council on "Maintenance of International Peace and Security".

RT @UNCERF: 2017 funding goal reached! Thanking all @UNCERF donors to help reaching world’s most vulnerable people w/timely aid https://t.c…

October 12, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) before the Security Council meeting on the maintenance of international peace and security.

October 12, 2017

A general view of the Security Council chamber during the meeting on "Maintenance of International Peace and Security".

October 12, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) addresses the Security Council meeting on "Maintenance of International Peace and Security".

October 12, 2017

Sandra Honoré, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), speaks to journalists following a Security Council meeting on the situation concerning that country.

October 12, 2017

Sandra Honoré, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), speaks to journalists following a Security Council meeting on the situation concerning that country.

This @Refugees project empowers refugees with disabilities through sports and restores hope for a better future. https://t.co/iE9E0fiExe

Hidden hunger: This form of malnutrition is often unnoticeable as people it affects don’t show symptoms. Here's how @WFP helps fight it ⬇️ https://t.co/uaa5MNMFDE

October 12, 2017

Haiti has seen a significant turnaround from profound instability, widespread political violence, and a climate of lawlessness that in 2004 impacted the every-day lives of millions of Haitians, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean islands country told the Security Council on Thursday.

October 12, 2017

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voiced “profound regret” on Thursday over the United States' decision to withdraw from the agency.

October 12, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed Tuesday's peaceful holding of the presidential and House of Representatives elections in Liberia and reiterated the continued support of the UN to the consolidation of peace and democracy in the West African country.

Haiti will bid farewell to @MINUSTAH on 15 Oct. A smaller @UN Mission (#MINUJUSTH) will focus on strengthening justice & police. https://t.co/lx39efUjqC

RT @AminaJMohammed: Irlane was an inspiring @UN Deputy Secretary-General for the #DayoftheGirl. Girl power is transformative for all of us…

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October 11, 2017
UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and astronaut Scott Kelly launching #whyspacematters photo contest. Photo: UNOOSA (file) Back when Astronaut Scott Kelly was a military pilot in the navy, seeing a woman in his class would have been...

GOAL: Reduce new HIV infections by 75% by 2020. -- Prevention, increased investment and community engagement are key. #GPC2020 https://t.co/4LIhtyz8Tg

RT @ilo: Child labour has dropped by 94M children since 2000. Yet, the drop among girls was only ½ that of boys https://t.co/uK6L7UDONE #da…

Myanmar security forces destroyed the property of Rohingyas to make their return impossible, new @UNhumanrights report shows https://t.co/qfj6FIKZdJ

RT @UNODC: It's #DayoftheGirl! Did you know girls aged 17 or below represent 20% of victims of human trafficking? Let's #EndHumanTraffickin…

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António Guterres

Women & girls in sport defy gender stereotypes & make inspiring role models. @UNWomen asked girls what sport means to them ⬇️ #DayOfTheGirl https://t.co/AXB2iGXPy9

October 11, 2017

United Nations Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said Wednesday that the UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) reported it had received an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor that took place in Bambari by UN peacekeepers.

October 11, 2017

The notion that elections would most probably not be held before the end of 2017 has regrettably led to the re-emergence of a climate of political uncertainty and tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a United Nations envoy for that country told the Security Council today.

October 11, 2017

Growing up in Harare, Zimbabwe, Ms. Chota’s awareness of the inequalities that existed between girls and boys began at an early age. The way society groomed boys for professional careers and steered girls towards domestic chores led her to start dreaming of a more equal world.

October 11, 2017

United Nations - The UN Mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, will end its mandate on 15 October 2017 Learn more:http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/https://minustah.unmissions.org/

October 11, 2017

United Nations - The UN Mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, will end its mandate on 15 October 2017 Learn more:http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/https://minustah.unmissions.org/

Human rights are for everyone -- no matter who you are or whom you love. https://t.co/uGK1BARin9 #NationalComingOutDay https://t.co/TByNZEZlun

October 11, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today presented the Organization’s proposed programme budget for the 2018-2019 biennium, amounting to just under $5.4 billion, to the UN General Assembly’s main administrative and budget committee.

RT @Refugees: Who are refugees? Why do we use that term? Watch this video to understand why the words we use matter: https://t.co/DkQEivfBas

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October 11, 2017
James Connell, US lawyer representing one of the men facing the death penalty, currently held at Guantánamo Bay detention centre in Cuba. Photo: UN News/Matt Wells States which practice the death penalty often fail to release basic details of...
October 11, 2017

Artificial intelligence has the potential to accelerate progress on global development goals, but also poses a range of complex challenges, including ethical questions, human rights issues and security risks, speakers told a United Nations event today that featured a robot as one of the panellists.

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October 11, 2017
Adama Dieng, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, at the press conference on Wednesday. UN Photo/Herve Serefio UN genocide prevention expert concludes visit to CAR Those responsible for atrocities and inciting ethnic and religious...
October 11, 2017

A new United Nations report has underscored the importance of a “risk-informed” approach to sustainable development and called for integrating global agreements on disaster risk reduction and climate change into national socio-economic planning.

RT @louise_arbour: Global Compact #ForMigration must be people-centered & forward-looking, ready for global changes, such as climate change…

New @WHO study shows worrying obesity trends as food marketing & policies make healthy meals too expensive for lower income families. https://t.co/sqXhrHKC77

RT @SkerritR: Sunday was the 1st time a @UN Sec-Gen had ever visited Dominica in 40 yrs of independence. Thank you for hearing our call @an…

October 11, 2017

The world's 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception, the United Nations said on the International Day of the Girl Child, which kicks off a year-long effort to draw global attention to and action on the challenges and opportunities girls face before, during, and after...

October 11, 2017

Despite a 50 per cent drop in AIDS-related deaths since the peak of the epidemic, new HIV infection declines among adults are lagging, prompting the United Nations to launch a 10-point plan that lays out immediate, concrete steps countries can take to accelerate progress.

For #DayoftheGirl, @globalnyc asked #NYCJuniorAmbassadors alumni to share why empowering girls is important to them: https://t.co/aVbJnuWZzH

October 11, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Central African Republic, Libya, Bangladesh/Myanmar, Migration, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Obesity, Girls, CERF Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. HIGHLIGHTS: - CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: UN OFFICIAL WARNS THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR ATROCITIES WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE - LIBYA: OVER 15,000 PEOPLE...

October 11, 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (right) addresses a joint meeting of the Economic and Social cCouncil (ECOSOC) and the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the General Assembly on the theme, “The future of everything –Sustainable development in the age of rapid technological change”. The meeting featured a robot named Sophia (left) that...

October 11, 2017

A participant (left) at a joint meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the General Assembly on the theme, “The future of everything –Sustainable development in the age of rapid technological change”. The meeting featured a robot named Sophia (right) that fielded questions from...

October 11, 2017

A view of participants at a joint meeting of the Economic and Social cCouncil (ECOSOC) and the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the General Assembly on the theme, “The future of everything –Sustainable development in the age of rapid technological change”. The meeting featured a robot named Sophia (shown on screen) that fielded questions...

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October 11, 2017
Maman S. Sidikou, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). UN Photo/Kim Haughton (file) The publication of an election...

RT @UNFPA: These 5 #girls are speaking out on gender inequality & inspiring positive change around the 🌎: https://t.co/g5q0iuaO35 #DayOfThe…

October 11, 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed addressed a joint meeting of the Economic and Social cCouncil (ECOSOC) and the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the General Assembly on the theme, “The future of everything –Sustainable development in the age of rapid technological change”. Ms. Amina (right) is seen interacting with a robot named...

October 11, 2017

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held a joint meeting with the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the General Assembly on the theme, “The future of everything –Sustainable development in the age of rapid technological change”. The meeting featured a robot named Sophia (pictured) that fielded questions from participants.

October 11, 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed addressed a joint meeting of the Economic and Social cCouncil (ECOSOC) and the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the General Assembly on the theme, “The future of everything –Sustainable development in the age of rapid technological change”. Ms. Amina (right) is seen interacting with a robot named...

October 11, 2017

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed interviews the life-size social robot Sophia (created by Hanson Robotics Limited) at the UN General Assembly Second Committee and the Economic and Social Council joint meeting on "The future of everything – sustainable development in the age of rapid technological change."

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October 11, 2017

Brutal, well-organized, coordinated and systematic attacks have been carried out against the minority Muslim Rohingya community in Myanmar, with the intention of not just driving them away but also preventing their return, a new United Nations human rights report has revealed.

It's #DayOfTheGirl! Every girl has the right to choose and shape her own future. https://t.co/LDV9TmohDR https://t.co/9JJQxjy9WV

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October 11, 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: Risk reduction efforts are crucial to reaching the ambitious 2030 goals, and dealing with future deadly...
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October 11, 2017
A young girl sits in the shade, while her sister sleeps behind her, at an IDP camp in Baidoa for victims of a drought currently affecting Somalia. UN Photo/Tobin Jones International Day spotlights challenges and opportunities facing girls The...
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October 11, 2017
A Rohingya mother and her 10-month-old son at Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh, two of nearly 520,000 people to have fled Myanmar in recent weeks...
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October 11, 2017
Health workers measure and record the height and weight of Erlan Bernoupereinev, 3, at his home, in Kindik Uzyak Village in the Konlikul District, Republic of Karakalpakstan in Uzbekistan. Photo: UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi The number of obese...
October 11, 2017

United Nations - 77% of women in the city use public transport daily. 8 out of 10 women do not report after having been assaulted in public spaces. UN Women’s flagship programme, Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls, aims to eliminate sexual violence in public spaces. More than 20 cities around the world are committed to the...

RT @UNDESA: Will #ArtificialIntelligence be a force for good? Some of world's top experts quiz Sophia, the robot today 10amEDT https://t.co

Captured a photo that conveys a stronger, safer & more sustainable Asia-Pacific? Enter #OurAsiaPacific 📷 contest: https://t.co/lnLuAe3Yli https://t.co/VvLfggHtid

October 11, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres meets with youth delegates attending the seventy-second Session of the General Assembly.

October 11, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (front centre) poses for a group photo with youth delegates attending the seventy-second Session of the General Assembly. On his left is Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs.

RT @UN_Women: If we invest in girls before, during & after crises, they can help build a better future for all of us. #dayofthegirl https:/…

October 11, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (third from left) addresses youth delegates attending the seventy-second Session of the General Assembly. Also pictured, left is Liu Zhenmin (second from left), Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs.

October 11, 2017

Maman S. Sidikou (right), Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), at the Security Council meeting on the situation concerning that country.

October 11, 2017

A view of the Security Council's delegation gallery during consideration of the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

October 11, 2017

Maman Sambo Sidikou, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), addresses the Security Council on the situation in the country.

October 11, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

October 11, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

October 11, 2017

Ignace Gata Mavita wa Lufuta, Permanent Representative of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the UN, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in his country.

Investing in girls helps them build better lives & create a more peaceful 🌍 for ALL. Wed is #DayoftheGirl: https://t.co/LDV9TmohDR https://t.co/IPifjkcQj6

This year Messenger of Peace @Malala went on a #GirlPowerTrip. Find out about this & more on #DayOfTheGirl: https://t.co/649ffsDqNy https://t.co/LH2yY5hZxj

The majority of UN Member States have moved away from killing persons in the criminal justice system.-@UNHumanRights expert David Marshall. https://t.co/Zd6qDxcir4

October 11, 2017

The number of obese children and adolescents aged five to 19 years worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades, and if current trends continue, there will be more obese children and adolescents than those moderately or severely underweight by 2022, a United Nations-backed study shows.

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Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction. UN Photo/Mark Garten (file) It will be impossible to reach the