Congratulations to our youngest UN Messenger of Peace @Malala! Thank you for your tireless advocacy for education https://t.co/cAS3iHUXff https://t.co/t3bVjn32RE

August 17, 2017

El Departamento de Información Pública de las Naciones Unidas ha lanzado un nuevo video animado sobre la historia de Ishak, un joven refugiado rohingya de Myanmar que huyó a Malasia. Con la ayuda de la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados (ACNUR) y el apoyo de su nueva comunidad, Ishak fue capaz de encontrar aceptación y continuar su educación. Ahora...

RT @Refugees: #Uganda received more refugees than any other country in 2016. It continues to welcome refugees with open arms. https://t.co

August 17, 2017

Informal comments to the media by Mr. Jonathan Allen, Deputy Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, on the situation in Democratic Republic of the Congo and other matters.

Starting now: Security Council meeting on the situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Watch live: https://t.co/WhwXXmCYWf

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August 17, 2017
  Hundreds are reported dead with many more missing after mudslides and floods tore through several communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo: UNICEF 2017 UNICEF responding to Sierra Leone landslide tragedy Teams from the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) are on the ground in Sierra Leone supporting displaced families...

#TBT: Racism must be opposed by all means that humanity has at its disposal -Nelson Mandela at UN, 1990 https://t.co/gUdmsgRc6w #FightRacism https://t.co/IEWQxwF5Yr

August 17, 2017

A wide view of the Security council meeting on the situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

August 17, 2017

Amr Abdel Latif Aboulatta (front left), Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the UN and President of the Security Council President for August, addresses the Council's meeting on the situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

RT @UNHumanRights: #FightRacism: "Acts of hatred & racist hate speech must be unequivocally condemned" -UN experts on #Charlottesville http…

Aid workers are #NotATarget. Join us on 19 August for World Humanitarian Day and sign the petition: https://t.co/f2aVUCd5OU https://t.co/3pwBcuIXCK

UN assists 65M+ refugees & displaced people, fights poverty & much more. Get essential UN info here: https://t.co/yrG53kCASH https://t.co/PiaCcUF47j

RT @Refugees: 1 million refugees from #SouthSudan have now fled to #Uganda. They urgently need our support. https://t.co/4J4XGt6JTK

August 17, 2017

As the number of refugees from South Sudan in Uganda passes one million – the vast majority of whom are women and children – the United Nations refugee agency today reiterated its call for urgent additional support.

August 17, 2017

The United Nations refugee chief has called for international solidarity and resources to aid Sudan, which is one of the major hosting countries for refugees fleeing the conflict in South Sudan.

August 17, 2017

The European Union's new policy on Mediterranean Sea rescues threatens life and breaches international standards, two United Nations independent human experts today cautioned.

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August 17, 2017
Families fled their home in north-east Nigeria in fear of the militant group Boko Haram. File Photo: OCHA/Franck Kuwonu.“Time running out" to stop terrorism's spread across the Sahel Time is "running out" to find and implement...
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August 17, 2017
Vitit Muntarbhorn, UN Photo /Jean-Marc Ferré (file)Experts call for more action to protect LGBTI defenders in Honduras Authorities in Honduras are being urged by UN human rights experts to do more to protect activists who defend the rights of sexual minorities in the Central American country.  The joint appeal was sparked by the attempted murder in July...

Tolerance Respect Diversity Equality See how the UN promotes rights for all & take action today ➡️ https://t.co/RoHz9c8Zhg https://t.co/7bvCe2SVtW

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August 17, 2017
Winnie Michaels (left) and Miss Tourism Kenya, Mourine Soro. Photo: UN News/G. Kaneiya Young people can do anything they set their mind to, a delegate from Kenya said during the 20th Session of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations. Winnie Michaels delivered this message on the margins of...

Children are #NotATarget! Let's demand their protection from violence: https://t.co/agF7ZANTU8 More here: https://t.co/3rSFmUNjnu https://t.co/PfSOiye3vh

RT @UNFPA: In #Bangladesh, we're helping 140,000 #youth build a future free of violence against women: https://t.co/FiEYs5HI9I @UNFPAasia #…

"Latin America has successfully struggled to free itself from foreign intervention & authoritarianism & this legacy must be safeguarded." https://t.co/2R2q8rmDyN

RT @UNLibrary: Curious about which @UN Security Council resolutions have been vetoed? See our full list, from 1946 to today #UNSC https://t…

.@MisionONUCOL extracted over 8K weapons and over 1M burned cartridges from 26 FARC-EP camps: https://t.co/gbU2zuIuCP https://t.co/KLs7YU0hUQ

RT @UN_News_Centre: Post-election #Kosovo entering period of uncertainty that will demand strong leadership – @UN envoy https://t.co/IuM3lt

RT @Refugees: “It allows you to make something from nothing.” The man who uses origami to shape his new life in exile: https://t.co/FUagT8O

August 16, 2017

Informal comments to the media by H.E. Vassily Nebenzia, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, on Syria and other matters.

Korean Peninsula: Solution must be political. Potential consequences of military action too horrific to even contemplate - @antonioguterres https://t.co/Zv5r64UA0P

August 16, 2017

Informal comments to the media by Mr. Jonathan Allen, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, on Syria and other topics.

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August 16, 2017
  UN observers removing the last of more than 8,112 guns carried by the FARC-EP. Photo: UN Mission in Colombia UN mission concludes Colombia arms removal process The process of extracting arms and scrap ammunition from rebel camps in Colombia has been completed, the UN mission in the country has...

RT @UNEP: World comes together to tackle mercury pollution with @minamataMEA - let's #MakeMercuryHistory! https://t.co/FSC9ER7tVo #BeatPoll…

It is absolutely essential to stand up against racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism & Islamophobia everywhere & every time - @antonioguterres https://t.co/QpfKduUN4s

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August 16, 2017
UN Secretary-General António Guterres speaks to journalists at a press encounter. UN Photo/Mark Garten The solution to the crisis on the Korean peninsula must be political, the UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday, stressing the importance of diplomacy and dialogue. António Guterres was
August 16, 2017

Press Stakeout by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Venezuela, Charlottesville and other topics.

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August 16, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Jocelyne Sambira. In today’s programme: Countries have been urged not to forget the millions of people going hungry in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and only one in 5 women drug addicts seeks treatment, a UN expert warns.
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We must dial down rhetoric & dial up diplomacy. As tensions rise so does risk of misunderstanding - @antonioguterres on Korean Peninsula https://t.co/Chx8ZxmmYb

RT @UNHumanRights: #Charlottesville: UN rights experts renew their call to US authorities to urgently #FightRacism https://t.co/5Qe23aALKX

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August 16, 2017
a woman from a hill tribe in Thailand smoking opium . UN Photo/D. Gair (file) Only one in five women addicts seeks treatment for drug abuse, the president of the International Narcotics Board (INCB) has warned. Viroj Sumyai highlighted these challenges during a presentation of his agency's annual...
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August 16, 2017
Artisanal small scale mining is responsible for up to 35% of global emission of mercury into the environment. Photo: Global Environment Facility A convention that protects people and the environment from the harmful effects of mercury has come into force, the UN Environment Programme (

RT @UNOCHA: 863 health workers were injured or killed in attacks in 2016. Doctors, nurses and health workers are #NotATarget: https://t.co/

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August 16, 2017
 A mother with her children in Monguno, Borno state, northeast Nigeria. (file) Photo: OCHA UN chief condemns triple suicide bombings in Nigeria A series of suicide bombings in northern Nigeria on...

.@WFP's take-home rations serve as an incentive to parents to send their children to school & encourage enrollment: https://t.co/eP767bmc8o https://t.co/0s9oQRw7Vl

August 16, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Léonard She Okitundu, Vice Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

August 16, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Marc Pacheco, President Pro Tempore of the Massachusetts State Senate.

August 16, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Ivica Dačić, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia.

August 16, 2017

Ivica Dačić, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, addresses the Security Council meeting on Kosovo.

August 16, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (front left) on his way to speak to journalists at a press encounter. Also pictured, Maher Nasser (centre), Acting Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications and Head of the Department of Public Information (DPI).

August 16, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres speaks to journalists at a press encounter.

August 16, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) speaks to journalists at a press encounter.

August 16, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres speaks to journalists at a press encounter.

RT @UNHumanRights: US racism on the rise - UN experts warn in wake of #Charlottesville violence https://t.co/j1JigMA1ym #AfricanDescent #CE…

August 16, 2017

Portrait of Darja Bavdaž Kuret, new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Slovenia to the United Nations.

August 16, 2017

Vlora Çitaku, Representative of the Kosovo authorities, addresses the Security Council.

RT @UNmigration: "They told us to jump" - Survivors recall how traffickers with AK47s forced dozens into sea off #Yemen ➡ https://t.co/xufj

August 16, 2017

a wide view of the Security Council Chamber as Zahir Tanin (shown on screen), Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), briefs the Council via video conference.

August 16, 2017

Amr Abdel Latif Aboulatta, Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the UN and President of the Security Council President for August, chairs the Council's meeting to consider developments in Kosovo and the work of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).

Highlight from Haiti of one of #YouthDay events around the 🌍 celebrating power of #Youth4Peace. https://t.co/heJCv8ZJ3I

August 16, 2017

Issa Konfourou (left), Permanent Representative of the Republic of Mali to the UN and President of the Group of Five (G5) Sahel States in New York, speaks to journalists following a Security Council meeting on the deployment of the G5 Sahel Joint Force.

Only 1 in 4 ppl in low-income countries have soap & water for handwashing at 🏠, which puts people's health at risk: https://t.co/3BfNt93OXm https://t.co/CnQGl2llRi

August 16, 2017

Following the parliamentary elections of 11 June, which took place without “major irregularities or incidents,” Kosovo has entered a “period of uncertainty” marked by reconfiguring the political landscape and a “functional void,” the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Kosovo Zahir Tanin told the Security Council...

August 16, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Horst Köhler, former President of Germany, as his Personal Envoy for Western Sahara.

August 16, 2017

The United Nations Latin America commission has reported that foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to the region declined by 7.9 per cent to $167.043 billion in 2016, due to low commodity prices, sluggish economic growth and global trend of shifting investment in developed economies.

August 16, 2017

Urging people everywhere to speak out against hate speech and hate crimes, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today reiterated his call for tolerance, respect for the other and the importance of recognizing diversity.

August 16, 2017

A ground-breaking global convention on mercury today goes into effect, the United Nations environment wing said, protecting millions of children and infants from possible neurological and health damage.

August 16, 2017

More than 8,000 weapons and over one million burned cartridges were transported to a central warehouse in Colombia as the United Nations political mission in the country concluded the process of the laying down of individual weapons of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) combatants.

August 16, 2017

Addressing the growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today said it was important “to dial down rhetoric and dial up diplomacy.”

August 16, 2017

Food assistance will be provided to food insecure people displaced by conflict in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), says the United Nations food agency.

August 16, 2017

Condemning a series of terrorist attacks in north-eastern Nigeria, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for those responsible for these “repeated heinous acts” to be brought to justice.

This @ilo project made it easier for Syrian refugees to get work permits, which gives the workers a sense of stability & security ⬇️ https://t.co/LCTt1Jw5P9

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António Guterres

RT @UNEP: These are the faces of innovation for our 🌍 Meet the #YoungChamps Regional Finalists & their courageous ideas! https://t.co/iLIER

Children belong in school, not in a soldier’s uniform. They are #NotATarget. Let the 🌎 know where you stand: https://t.co/agF7ZANTU8 https://t.co/lRE6Yd8Lyz

RT @OCHAAsiaPac: 66 people confirmed dead in #Nepal following worst rains in 15 years. Many areas inaccessible #Nepalfloods2017 https://t.c…

RT @UNGeneva: #TourTuesday. View on the Ariana Museum: a part of history of the Palais des Nations! 🏛️ Want to know more? https://t.co/Ks8c

Details on Monday's two deadly attacks on @UN_MINUSMA here: https://t.co/2g2Jw5DeH3 https://t.co/xd5X2LcCdW

RT @antonioguterres: Racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism & Islamophobia are poisoning our societies. We must stand up against them. Every tim…

UN feeds 80M ppl, vaccinates 45% of 🌍's children, runs 15 @UNPeacekeeping ops & much more. Get essential UN info: https://t.co/yrG53kUchh https://t.co/1f3nhy6quj

RT @Refugees: Today our @RefugeesChief was in East Darfur, #Sudan reiterating his call for the urgent need for peace in #SouthSudan. https:…

August 15, 2017

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August 15, 2017
 Children in the Mussungue reception centre for refugees in Dundo, Angola. Photo: UNICEF/M.Gonzalez UNHCR relocating scores of Congolese refugees in Angola An exercise has begun to relocate more than 33,000...

Achieving #GlobalGoals means inclusion of all, regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, age, religon or other status: https://t.co/R8IxssZ6In https://t.co/1Iga8LiYE1

RT @UNmigration: Hundreds reportedly dead in #SierraLeone mudslide. Learn more about @IOMROWCA's response ➡️ https://t.co/kdxQcaFksa https:…

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August 15, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today's programme: Time is running out to stop the spread of violent terrorist groups across Africa's Sahel region, the Security Council hears; and...
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August 15, 2017
Families fled their home in north-east Nigeria in fear of the militant group Boko Haram. They do not live in camps but are seeking refuge in local communities across the border, in Niger. File Photo: OCHA/Franck Kuwonu. Time is "running...
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August 15, 2017
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, speaking during a panel discussion in Geneva. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré Kenya's political leaders are being urged to ensure calm at this "critical juncture" in the...

.@UNYouthEnvoy wrapped up her first mission to Iraq and arrived in India today https://t.co/6xZsEVHf91 #Youth4Peace https://t.co/A855Hq443O

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August 15, 2017
Emergency services on their way to the scene of a deadly mud slide in Freetown. Photo: UNICEF 2017 With hundreds reported to have died following mudslides and extensive flooding around the capital of Sierra Leone, UN agencies are...
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August 15, 2017
Hundreds are reported dead with many more missing after mudslides and floods tore through several communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo: UNICEF 2017 IOM provides US$150,000 for Sierra Leone mudslide relief The International...
August 15, 2017

Informal comments to the media by Mr. Jonathan Allen, Deputy Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, on terrorism, the Group of Five Sahel Joint Force and other matters.

RT @UNHumanRights: We urge Kenya’s political leaders “to take the responsible path & exercise their leadership to avoid violence"-#Zeid htt…

August 15, 2017

The Security Council met to consider peace and security in the Sahel region of Africa and the deployment of the Group of Five (G5) Sahel Joint Force. The G5 Sahel States comprise Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.Issa Konfourou, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Mali to the UN and President of the G5 Sahel in New York, addresses...

Starting now: Security Council meeting on peace and security in Africa. Watch live: https://t.co/WhwXXmCYWf

August 15, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on peace and security in the Sahel region of Africa and the deployment of the Group of Five (G5) Sahel Joint Force. The G5 Sahel States comprise Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.

#TourTuesday: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” - "Golden Rule" 🎁 of USA to UN: https://t.co/TVuw4QcJLK https://t.co/GJT084M7qA

August 15, 2017

The Security Council met to consider peace and security in the Sahel region of Africa and the deployment of the Group of Five (G5) Sahel Joint Force. The G5 Sahel States comprise Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.El Ghassim Wane, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, addresses the Council.

RT @ilo: Social justice cannot be achieved without gender equality. This is what the @ILO is doing to close the gender gap: https://t.co/KW

Assisting 80M ppl in ~80 countries each year, @WFP works for a #ZeroHunger world: https://t.co/wMMX8SIsqD #GlobalGoals https://t.co/hNhWEorzTy

Through @UNFPA's safe space programme, girls & mentors discuss preventing unintended pregnancies and reproductive health & rights. https://t.co/N8cltDQCEp

August 15, 2017

The joint task force by the so-called Group of Five (G5) – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – to tackle the threat of terrorism in Africa's Sahel region is now operational, but a number of challenges remain, including funding, the United Nations Security Council was today told.

August 15, 2017

Over the past three days, the UN migration agency has found more survivors and victims' remains from last week's tragedy – when hundreds of migrants were forced from two boats into the sea off the coast of Yemen.

August 15, 2017

The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) has been activated in Nepal to support response efforts in the aftermath of severe floods that have hit the nation, the office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in the country has said.

August 15, 2017

After learning Monday that devastating floods and mudslides left hundreds dead in Sierra Leone, the United Nations migration agency released $150,000 in emergency, first-response aid relief for the West African country.

August 15, 2017

More than 1,500 Congolese refugees who have fled violence and ethnic tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been relocated from reception centres in northern Angola to a newly established settlement, the United Nations refugee agency today said.

August 15, 2017

The Central African Republic (CAR) has spiralled into violence and remains one of the worst countries in the world to be a child and “right now there are few eyes looking at them and few hands trying to help,” the United Nations children's agency said today.

August 15, 2017

Calling on the Kenyan authorities to avoid violence, the United Nations human rights chief today urged the Government to make an immediate announcement that it will cooperate and ensure accountability for reported abuse by security forces which has led to deaths and injures, including among children.

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August 15, 2017
Nisha, Director of Office and Representative to the Pacific States, UNESCO, pictured fourth from the left, together with colleagues and staff from Samoan universities. Loau Solamalemalo Keneti Sio, Minister of Education, Sports & Culture...

Criminalization of consensual same-sex conduct violates rights to privacy & freedom from discrimination. Learn more: https://t.co/mwKrYJVaZb https://t.co/WdbMq2q7Pu

RT @UN_Spokesperson: The Secretary-General is saddened by the deaths & devastation caused by the mudslide & flooding in Sierra Leone https…

A #ZeroHunger 🌍 starts with you. Take action through @FAOKnowledge's 9 tips to reduce food waste: https://t.co/Ewfm28Z5s2 #GlobalGoals https://t.co/NWmNx6wAze

RT @UNESCO: ⚠️WE NEED YOUR INPUT! Help #UNESCO develop Internet Universality Indicators by participating in online consultation https://t.c…

The UN was born from ashes of WWII to save future generations from war & reaffirm human rights & equality of all ppl https://t.co/7k1t7uPnKW https://t.co/IPnstGySVf

August 14, 2017

Comments to the media by the Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea, H.E. Mr. Anatolio Ndong Mba.

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August 14, 2017
Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Violaine Martin (file) A mudslide in Sierra Leone on Monday has left at least 200 dead, according to news reports, burying dozens of...

RT @FAOnews: #News: Hunger is on the rise in #DRC, according to new analysis by #UNFAO and @WFP. Find out more: https://t.co/KbHWGcdvLL ht…

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António Guterres
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August 14, 2017
Farhan Haq. UN File Photo. "Deep concern" for safety of Syrian civilians on Jordanian border UN agencies expressed deep concern on Monday for the safety of nearly 50,000 Syrian civilians who have been stranded for months on the border with Jordan. The...

No justification for indiscriminate violence, says @AntonioGuterres, condemning terrorist attack in Burkina Faso: https://t.co/BPZQnT67Y7 https://t.co/McpRNGSwDu

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August 14, 2017
Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the Security Council. UN Photo/Mark Garten The UN Secretary-General has condemned a terrorist attack that took place in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, on Sunday. Eighteen people were...

RT @UN_Spokesperson: There must be no place in our societies for the violent racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia & discrimination that blight…

August 14, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Burkina Faso, Mali, Kenya, Yemen--Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, Yemen--Cholera, Syria, Somalia, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General. HIGHLIGHTS --------------------------- - SECRETARY-GENERAL SPEAKS OUT AGAINST TERRORIST ATTACK IN BURKINA FASO - MALI: ATTACK ON U.N...

Yemen's cholera epidemic has spread rapidly due to deteriorating hygiene & sanitation conditions & disruptions to water supply. Learn more⬇️ https://t.co/4OzQazOnNw

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August 14, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Matt Wells and Jocelyne Sambira. In today's programme: A "vicious circle" of conflict and malnutrition sees the number of Yemenis with suspected cholera, rise above the...
August 14, 2017

Remarks by Ms. Haya Atassi Önügören during the 2017 Summer Youth Assembly (9-12 August) co-organized by the Permanent Missions of the Republic of Kenya, Portugal, and Sri Lanka to the United Nations. 2017 Summer Youth Assembly theme: “Society for All: Equity and Inclusion for A Sustainable Future”.

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August 14, 2017
Children at the IDP camp in Kitchanga, North Kivu, DRC. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe 7.7 million in DRC face "acute hunger" UN agencies warn Around 7.7 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) face acute hunger, a 30 per cent increase over the last year, two UN agencies warned on Monday. A new report released by the Food and Agriculture...
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August 14, 2017
Yemen’s cholera epidemic has spread rapidly due to deteriorating hygiene and sanitation conditions, and disruptions to the water supply. Photo: WHO A "vicious circle" of cholera being fuelled by malnutrition in war-torn Yemen, has seen...

RT @UNEP: Open defecation = a health concern that touches nearly a billion lives @akshaykumar & @psbhumi address this global issue in @Toi…

Stunting indicates chronic malnutrition & affects brain development. Here's what @WFP is doing to prevent it: https://t.co/5UyHC4XYHs https://t.co/CmLPzk410E

August 14, 2017

Anatolio Ndong Mba, Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations, addresses a press conference.

Secretary-General
António Guterres

RT @Refugees: In Niger, nearly half of the population lives on less than $2/day, but smugglers can make up to $5,000 per trip. https://t.co

Starts this week @UNGeneva: Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 18th session https://t.co/GN880EEjHa [through 31 August]

Continues this week @UNGeneva: Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 93rd session https://t.co/5aW48GkWXA [through 25 Aug]

August 14, 2017

Amid a mudslide and flooding in Sierra Leone, Secretary-General António Guterres today reiterated that the United Nations stands in solidarity with the Government and people in the ongoing rescue efforts.

August 14, 2017

The United Nations and the Security Council today condemned the attacks against camps of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, which resulted in the deaths of one UN peacekeeper, a Malian soldier and a member of the Malian gendarmerie, along with six Malian contractors.

August 14, 2017

Twenty million people risk dying of hunger in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and the north-east of Nigeria, including 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition, the United Nations food relief agency said, spotlighting today its worldwide campaign to fight famine.

August 14, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attack carried out yesterday in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

August 14, 2017

More than one in ten people living in rural areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are hungry due to escalating and prolonged conflict and displacement, United Nations agencies today reported, warning that the situation will worsen unless urgent support comes in time.

August 14, 2017

More than 500,000 people in Yemen are suspected of having cholera, the United Nations health agency today said, warning that the disease is spreading quickly due to a lack of clean water or health access.

What's happening this week at the UN? World Humanitarian Day & more. List of events here: https://t.co/HDzhfjjC8u https://t.co/MmlmX2gJh7

RT @UNmigration: Almost half of the Central African Republic’s 5 million citizens are in need of #humanitarian assistance. More ➡️https://t…

#GameOfThrones star Kit Harrington joins well-known faces to stand #WithRefugees. You can too ➡️ https://t.co/P4Jvb9dGDx #WinterIsHere https://t.co/zoxkXa0ndX

RT @WFPGovts: In the #Philippines, people displaced by Marawi conflict receive food thanks to #Japan's support to @WFP 👉🏽https://t.co/wY78d

Climate change is undeniable. Join @UNDP's climate champion & #GameOfThrones star @nikolajcw & take climate action: https://t.co/K05U8fclQ3 https://t.co/sGWQewkquN

RT @Refugees: We're stepping up aid for Iraqi families in Mosul, as thousands who fled the fighting return to the city. https://t.co/CQvMxw

No normal childhood for children in Kasaï region of DR Congo where an entire generation is under threat: https://t.co/q7IxUoQ8DL https://t.co/H9w34hKGZO

RT @UNFCCC: As a result of #climatechange, countries need to develop fire prevention strategies, says @unisdr: https://t.co/6CwTnIznFF http…

As you start a new week, check out these 12 tips to be healthy & get info on a range of health topics from @WHO: https://t.co/Gxu2j0zH0P https://t.co/QfAxTOVdOj

RT @pahowho: Learn about the new framework for elimination of mother-to-child transmission of #HIV #syphilis #hepatitisB #Chagas: https://t…

Female genital mutilation/cutting is a human rights violation. @UNFPA is working to end this abusive practice: https://t.co/bPgjGJbLGr https://t.co/8tWrdHwDQo

RT @UNOCHA: On 8/19, stand up for civilians trapped in conflict. They are #NotATarget. Sign the petition at https://t.co/kEKc8PQg6K https:/…

RT @UN_Spokesperson: SG @antonioguterres calls on leaders in Kenya to send clear messages urging followers to refrain from violence: https:…

The climate is changing - so should we! You can start by shifting to eco-friendly consumer habits. More ideas here: https://t.co/K0aDMQXinD https://t.co/RAb5zPr09R

RT @UNCERF: #Yemen faces world's largest cholera outbreak; 5K ppl fall sick every day. @UNCERF helps supporting the response. https://t.co

21M ppl in forced labour. $150 billion in illegal profits. Make a stand to end modern slavery: https://t.co/PyzQ7TlqGF https://t.co/Rm99tRve8V

Find out more about the work of the @UNPeacekeeping mission In Lebanon here: https://t.co/qqVehXlyFO https://t.co/XhXoRMkZnQ

The UN works for the well-being of everybody, everywhere. Here's how #GlobalGoals aim to achieve health care for all https://t.co/JTMj28Sosk https://t.co/hrWXulGGkA

RT @DohaDeclaration: Sport teaches #youth life skills to tackle crime (& when #WinterIsHere it warms you ;-) @DohaDeclaration #YouthDay htt…

Providing education materials, psycho-social support & assistance to rebuild schools, @UNICEF helps Iraqis recovering from conflict. https://t.co/WVQ9WqGpge

RT @UNHumanRights: Venezuela: Sanctions are not the answer to the growing crisis. The intl community should not impose them -UN expert http…

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August 12, 2017
Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Mark Garten (file) The Secretary-General on Saturday praised the "peaceful participation" of Kenyans in re-electing President...

See how @UN_Women works for gender equality & women's empowerment ➡️ https://t.co/Q8J9EyqouL https://t.co/RTHci9GeYw

RT @CITES: On #WorldElephantDay, let us all be inspired by these most amazing creatures & those who protect them everyday! Take action & be…

Racism is a human rights violation. #FightRacism and stand up for someone's rights today & every day. https://t.co/QfR5x0N4Zb https://t.co/hxMNIZW2Sb

Here is how @UNmigration helps migrants return home: https://t.co/0JSOehQ6OL https://t.co/kRj6NVsl7W

Racism is a problem in all societies. We all need to do our part to #FightRacism every day: https://t.co/QfR5x14GnL https://t.co/NLrFWtpbzC

It's Int'l #YouthDay! @UNYouthEnvoy @jayathmadw is in Iraq with young peacebuilders, seeing first-hand the power of #Youth4Peace. ⬇️ https://t.co/obliA4HQEo

Saturday is #YouthDay! Today's young generation can build a peaceful tomorrow when they are included & empowered. https://t.co/IiFUgC1nXn https://t.co/NdZbj14p9K

RT @UNYouthEnvoy: In Iraq 🇮🇶 for #YouthDay mtg some of the many young people working for peace - I pledged to support them in every way pos…

Saturday is #YouthDay, but these young women leaders work for a better 🌍 every day. 6 women you need to know: https://t.co/9tDlTvfABO https://t.co/5UCcIknICm

RT @UNIraq: Celebrating #YouthDay in #Baghdad #Iraq, youth showcased their talent in theatre, music, arts & craft - https://t.co/Ovfyo1y6iU

On #YouthDay & every day we help young people achieve their full potential so that the 🌍 can achieve #GlobalGoals ➡️ https://t.co/IiFUgCiYOV https://t.co/L1JbHm6jcJ

August 12, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated today the people of Kenya for their peaceful participation in the presidential elections, and, stressing the importance of dialogue to defuse tensions, called on the political leaders to send clear messages to their supporters urging them to refrain from violence in the wake of the polls.

August 12, 2017

As International Youth Day events kicked off worldwide today, at a special event in Iraq, the United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, pledged to do everything in her power to ensure the voices of youths, including those working to build peace, are heard.

On Saturday's #YouthDay, celebrate 🌍's young people who are powerful agents of peace! Details here: https://t.co/exGs97Pobp #Youth4Peace https://t.co/DrBcun6aBo

RT @UN4Youth: #YouthDay 2017 celebrates youth’s contributions to conflict prevention & peacebuilding. https://t.co/IZwPE8AZyO #Youth4Peace…

RT @UN_Women: 12 August is #YouthDay. RT to celebrate with us young women’s valuable contributions to peacebuilding! https://t.co/kxTNcSPRHp

To help displaced people regain dignity in their lives @IOMIraq provides a range of emergency response services: https://t.co/Y02Q1flh5Q https://t.co/eua9jYyIxS

RT @Refugees: As the conflict in #Ukraine enters its 4th year, dangerous crossing points are tearing families apart. https://t.co/6wojpPhol

I am committed to the empowerment and inclusion of every young person around the world - @AntonioGuterres on #YouthDay https://t.co/UWv5oioW8B

August 11, 2017

Video message for 2017 International Youth Day by António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, and Jayathma Wickramanayake, Envoy of the Secretary-General on Youth.

RT @FAOnews: #Drought-stricken herders in #Ethiopia need urgent support. @FAOAfrica @FAOEthiopia https://t.co/fSZck1gdY9 https://t.co/0Di

RT @WFP_MENA: War, poverty & cholera are a vicious circle. For families we met in #Yemen, life is nothing but a struggle for survival. See…

August 11, 2017

Hailing from Sri Lanka, the second-ever United Nations Youth Envoy is no stranger to rolling up her sleeves to get things done.

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August 11, 2017
 Secretary-General António Guterres meeting with youth leaders and women political hopefuls in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: UN Habitat/Julius Mwelu "Critical role" for young men and women in preventing...

Events to commemorate Saturday's #YouthDay are underway in NYC & around the 🌍 . Details➡️ https://t.co/EPi61RNm46 #Youth4Peace https://t.co/UgfAnAu7pu

RT @UNCDF: 2 billion adults – more than half of 🌍’s working adults – are still excluded from formal financial services. @UNCDF aims to supp…

August 11, 2017

Top stories from UN News this week, featuring a call from the UN deputy chief to invest in women and girls, a UN-mandated regional force began its phased deployment in South Sudan, and the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.

RT @UNmigration: 13 survivors from yesterday's tragedy in #Yemen return to beach too weak to trek through desert. IOM teams providing medic…

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August 11, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Jocelyne Sambira and Matt Wells. In today’s programme: Young people can really make a change, says the new UN Youth Envoy, and the...

Never be limited by other people’s imaginations - Mae Jemison, astronaut & trailblazer ⬇️ #GirlsCrackTheCode https://t.co/6YAnkleXYH

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August 11, 2017
UN Youth envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake, arriving at the airport in Baghdad. Photo: Sanaa Kareem/UNAMI Young people can really make a change today more than any time in history, the new UN...
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August 11, 2017
A crossing point in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. Photo: UNHCR/Tania Bukakh 1.6 million displaced Ukrainians "struggle to find safety" amid ongoing hostilities Parties to the...
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August 11, 2017
A village in Ethiopia weathers the drought where many have lost their livestock. Photo: FAO/Tamiru Legesse Drought-stricken livestock herders in Ethiopia are in urgent need...

RT @UNHumanRights: #Gaza: We are deeply concerned about the steady deterioration in humanitarian conditions & human rights protection https…

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Starting now at UNHQ: event to commemorate Saturday's #YouthDay. More info: https://t.co/atly16FU3s #Youth4Peace https://t.co/gmslZk1Jdm

Climate change is undeniable and climate action is unstoppable. See how the UN works to build climate resilience: https://t.co/elqoqlMpDY https://t.co/vDGMOy938h

August 11, 2017

Carlos Arturo Morales López (right), Deputy Permanent Representative of Colombia to the UN, addresses an event entitled “Youth Building Peace”, commemorating International Youth Day (12 August). The event was hosted by the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), in collaboration with...

August 11, 2017

Fodé Seck, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Senegal to the UN, addresses an event entitled “Youth Building Peace”, commemorating International Youth Day (12 August). The event was hosted by the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), in collaboration with the Working Group...

August 11, 2017

Participants at an event entitled “Youth Building Peace”, commemorating International Youth Day (12 August). The event was hosted by the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), in collaboration with the Working Group on Youth and Peacebuilding of the Inter-agency Network on Youth...

August 11, 2017

Daniela Bas (left), Director of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD), with Fodé Seck, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Senegal to the UN, at an event entitled “Youth Building Peace”, commemorating International Youth Day (12 August). The event was hosted by DSPD, in...

RT @UNYouthEnvoy: Just landed in Iraq! Looking forward to meeting w/ young people and learning about their work for lasting peace 🕊 #Yout…

.@Refugees helps widows & other IDPs to get shelter, healthcare, documentation & more: https://t.co/UWMW5uOQZO https://t.co/Is4zxw82ML

Education is 🔑 for women's empowerment. Let's give young women the opportunity to thrive: https://t.co/buwLPR4zNS #YouthDay @UNWomen4Youth https://t.co/8ifzzdvuol

August 11, 2017

The United Nations human rights office today expressed deep concern about the steadily deteriorating humanitarian and human rights conditions in Gaza, especially the restrictions on the enclave's power supply.

August 11, 2017

In the lead-up to International Youth Day, marked annually on 12 August, the United Nations kicked off a commemorative event at its New York Headquarters with a message from Secretary-General António Guterres, who underscored his commitment to young people.

August 11, 2017

A United Nations human rights expert has expressed alarm over reports that an army battalion has flown into Rakhine state in western Myanmar to help local authorities boost security in the region.

August 11, 2017

Drought has devastated herders' livelihoods as it exhausted pastures and water sources, the United Nations agriculture agency said today, stressing that supporting them to get back on their feet and prevent further livestock losses are crucial in the Horn of Africa country, where hunger has been on the rise this year.

August 11, 2017

As the conflict in Ukraine enters its fourth year, nearly 1.6 million internally displaced people are struggling to find safety, adequate housing and access to employment, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

August 11, 2017

The United Nations refugee agency has been stepping up its assistance for people, including thousands of returnees, in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which had until recently been the scene of a fierce battle for control between terrorist fighters and the Government forces.

August 11, 2017

More than 600,000 displaced Syrians returned home in the first seven months of 2017, the United Nations migration agency and partners have found.

The @WFP works to ensure all children receive the nutrition they need for the future they deserve. You can help: https://t.co/WeHlNF1DYN https://t.co/lUHzi0B6xK

RT @UNmigration: "We condemn the acts of smugglers off the coast of #Yemen." A message from our @IOMchief Swing: https://t.co/lziQOzVmC5

RT @UNYouthEnvoy: Share your opinion on the role of youth in peacebuilding for #YouthDay by preparing a 1 min video to post on August 11! #…

300 migrants forced from boats over the past 2 days by smugglers off the coast of Yemen, reports @UNmigration https://t.co/TqOYjHilqp https://t.co/U2zupPBiqB

RT @eclac_un: The flows of foreign direct investment into Latin America and the Caribbean shrank 7.9% in 2016. New #ECLAC report! https://t…

RT @AminaJMohammed: I briefed the @UN Security Council today on the findings & required actions following my trip to #Nigeria & #DRC https:…

In last 20 yrs, 90% of major disaster events were weather-related. ⬇️ @RobertGlasserUN on how climate change is key driver of disasters. https://t.co/FaPIMuCfme

August 10, 2017

UN Youth Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake, outlined efforts needed to take the world body closer to the young generation, as a vital step towards inclusive development. Read more on UN News: http://bit.ly/2wBWCkD

There are only ~20K 🦁🦁 left. It's within our power to help end illegal trade in wildlife: https://t.co/4k4hosSGXm #WorldLionDay https://t.co/xfaC0f7MCP

RT @UNFPA: #CallTheMidwife! This emergency hotline is helping midwives in #Afghanistan save the lives of mothers and babies: https://t.co/e

Here's a list of 10 ways the UN makes a difference in the lives of millions every day. See what else we do: https://t.co/MGT7G5uPFL https://t.co/ScYNb4uHsM

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August 10, 2017
  Drought in Ethiopia has led to successive failed harvests and widespread livestock deaths in some areas. Photo: WFP/Melese Awoke (file) 5.6 million more going hungry in Ethiopia so far this year The number of people going hungry in Ethiopia has risen by 5.6 million so far this year due to poor rainfall, exacerbating severe drought conditions, the UN...
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August 10, 2017
Vitit Muntarbhorn, UN Photo /Jean-Marc Ferré (file) Authorities in Honduras are being urged by UN human rights experts to do more to protect activists who defend the rights of sexual minorities in the Central American country. The joint appeal was sparked by the attempted murder in July of Osmin David Valle Castillo, a prominent human rights defender of...

RT @TeamRefugees: Rose - #teamrefugees' @Olympics flag-bearer takes to the world stage again this week in the 800m at the @iaafworldchamps…

RT @UN_Women: Ahead of International #YouthDay 2017, we asked young people what gender equality means to them and how we can achieve it. Ch…

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August 10, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Matt Wells. In today's programme: Up to 20 migrants thought dead in second sea tragedy in 24 hours off Yemen coast, and UN agencies support Eritrea on the path to sustainable development.
August 10, 2017

In Bolivia, with an increased demand for labour, indigenous women are joining the construction industry, but are vulnerable to discrimination.

Everybody, even the laziest person, can take action to achieve #GlobalGoals. Get ideas here: https://t.co/K0aDMReTMd #NationalLazyDay https://t.co/tfOLfGmelD

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August 10, 2017
"Urgent" investment is required to help save the lives of pregnant women and their babies in Iraq, according to the UN Children's Fund (
August 10, 2017

Remarks to the Security Council by Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, on recent visit to Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo during session on Peace and Security in Africa.

August 10, 2017

Téte António, Permanent Observer of the African Union to the UN, addresses the Security Council meeting on peace and security in Africa.

August 10, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on peace and security in Africa

August 10, 2017

Amr Abdel Latif Aboulatta (centre), Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the UN and President of the Security Council President for August, addresses the Council's meeting on peace and security in Africa. On his right is Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed.

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August 10, 2017
A worker from the UN migration agency IOM tends to a victim in Shabwa governorate. Photo: IOM Up to 20 migrants from East Africa are feared dead in a new tragedy off the coast of...
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August 10, 2017
UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed addresses Security Council meeting on 'peace and security in Africa.' UN Photo/Manuel Elias “Advancing peace" by advancing empowerment of women: Deputy UN chief The UN deputy chief briefed the Security Council this Thursday on the "first-of-its kind" high level mission to Africa which she led last month...

RT @FAOnews: Trends, challenges & priority actions along a path towards #ZeroHunger by 2030 - great infographic by @FAOKnowledge https://t.…

August 10, 2017

Remarks by Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, Envoy of the Secretary-General on Youth, at the Opening Ceremony of 2017 Summer Youth Assembly (9-12 August)

August 10, 2017

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly, at the Opening Ceremony of 2017 Summer Youth Assembly (9-12 August)

August 10, 2017

Informal comments to the media by H.E. Mr. Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, on peace and security in Africa and the situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

RT @UN_Women: How an association of indigenous women in Peru boosts female economic independence https://t.co/13WMEte7tr #WeAreIndigenous h…

Starting now: Security Council meeting on peace and security in Africa. Watch live: https://t.co/OtZrF7FSCi

.@FAOnews works w/ countries to make water use in agriculture more productive, equitable & sustainable: https://t.co/Ury1XyXDOa #GlobalGoals https://t.co/fASWi8tZQp

August 10, 2017

Portrait of Michel Xavier Biang, new Permanent Representative of the Gabonese Republic to the United Nations.

RT @WMO: Bolt from the Blue by Ivan Stulic is 1 of 50 finalists chosen for the WMO Photo Calendar Contest. See the rest here: https://t.co/

August 10, 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (left) meets with Vassily Alekseevich Nebenzia, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations.

To ensure every child gets a healthy start in life, @WFP delivers right nutrition to mothers & children across the 🌍https://t.co/A1ChMfSK3d https://t.co/wo5xjOGMBI

.@UNICEF works to ensure that every child, everywhere, enjoys her/his fundamental human right to education: https://t.co/DwXg4VNDFJ https://t.co/aA6HYjarPy

August 10, 2017

Decades of conflict and under-investment have placed a huge strain on Iraq's healthcare system – with pregnant women and their babies paying for it with their lives, according to three United Nations agencies.

August 10, 2017

Investing in women and girls must be central to global efforts towards sustainable peace and development in both Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations deputy chief said today.

August 10, 2017

Ongoing conflict and the breakdown of the economy have left more than a half million children in need of humanitarian aid in Libya, according to the United Nations children's agency.

August 10, 2017

A total of 280 migrants have reportedly been forced from boats over the past two days by smugglers off the coast of Yemen – up to 70 feared dead, the United Nations migration agency has reported.

August 10, 2017

The United Nations humanitarian agency fighting hunger has begun transporting food assistance to Nigeria's crisis-hit north-east, where people – displaced by Boko Haram violence and the fight against it – face the threat of famine.

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August 10, 2017
The Barbershop Conference: Changing the Discourse among Men on Gender Equality. UN Photo/Devra BerkowitzBarbershop Conference: Changing the conversation around gender equality Despite years of policies to promote gender equality in the...

The human trafficking business has allowed an economy of suffering to thrive. - @Refugees: https://t.co/I6GtSAuYCq #WithRefugees https://t.co/5IWvUsHJvG

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August 10, 2017
UNMISS chief David Shearer greets members of the Rwandan battalion of the Regional Protection Force (RPF) in South Sudan. UN Photo/Isaac Billy.Arrival of South Sudan force allows peacekeepers to patrol "insecure roads" The arrival of a UN regional force in South Sudan will enable the UN Mission in the country,

RT @UNOCHA: #CARCrisis: "The early warning signs of a genocide are there. We must act now..." -@UNReliefChief https://t.co/frOY1t2x3x https…

On #IndigenousDay, see how the Ainu preserve their traditions and culture in Japan ⬇️ https://t.co/Y8YhI3BmFB

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August 9, 2017
Bentiu Protection of Civilians site, in the north of South Sudan, which is home to more than 115,000. Photo: Daniel Dickinson/UNMISS. A "zero tolerance approach" preventing...

RT @UN_News_Centre: #SecurityCouncil asks @UN chief (@AntonioGuterres) to provide early warning when a conflict could lead to #famine https…

People around the 🌍 celebrated #IndigenousDay. Here are some UN highlights: https://t.co/LnaLVhfzNs #WeAreIndigenous

RT @ONUBrasil: Indigenous tribe in Rio de Janeiro preserves the #Guarani language. For more: https://t.co/i48nUU2tZx @UN @UNHumanRights #I…

Costa Rica paves the way to end single-use plastics. Ideas for more actions to #SaveOurOcean: https://t.co/XXL00tpRD1 https://t.co/mppKGcPpp2

August 9, 2017

Press conference by Ms. Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine, Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Ms. Chandra Roy-Henriksen, Chief of the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and Mr. Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, Cree Chief, Canada, on “Realizing the rights of indigenous peoples - a decade in review”

RT @ilo: Indigenous peoples are key actors for achieving sustainable development & #GlobalGoals #WeAreIndigenous https://t.co/9mlrSgIq9v ht…

August 9, 2017

Highlights of the Interactive panel discussion on “A Decade in Review: Achieving the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) Co-organized by the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on...

Indigenous ppls face challenges to right to self-determination, traditional lands, education & more https://t.co/Umr5IxOQ7w #WeAreIndigenous https://t.co/LxKfQm5Nxp

RT @UNDP: #DYK? Indigenous peoples make up < 5% of the world's population, but account for 15% of the poorest. #WeAreIndigenous https://t.c…

RT @UN_Spokesperson: .@antonioguterres appoints @asmalenyt of the UK as the new head of the UN Department of Public Information https://t.c…

August 9, 2017

In Bolivia, with an increased demand for labour, indigenous women are joining the construction industry, but are vulnerable to discrimination.

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August 9, 2017
  A person walks amid destroyed buildings and rubble in Tabqa city, Raqqa governorate, Syria. Photo: UNICEF/Souleiman Up to 25,000 civilians still trapped in Raqqa with no access to aid Up to 25,000 people remain trapped inside the Syrian city of Raqqa, as a US-led coalition battles ISIL, or Daesh, terrorist fighters for control of what was once their...

See how @UNmigration works to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need & much more: https://t.co/6WOpetK2j5 https://t.co/Vr0xhwaSuL

August 9, 2017

Brief comments to the media by H.E. Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz, Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, on Non-proliferation and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

RT @UNDP: In #Brazil, indigenous peoples use 3D maps to protect their land from #deforestation: https://t.co/yF9U6fhMTZ #WeAreIndigenous @e…

August 9, 2017

United Nations - When visiting a tribe in Maricá, a town 60 km (37 miles) away from Rio de Janeiro, it´s possible to find out indigenous people trying to maintain their culture, their language and their tradition. In the Tekoa Ka’guy Ovy Porã village, Mbya Guarani is taught at school, along with Portuguese. #SomosIndígenas #WeAreIndigenous...

August 9, 2017

Informal comments to the media by Carl Skau, Alternate Representative to the Security Council and Spokesperson of the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, on the situation in Syria and other matters.

RT @UNESCO: Tsá Tué in Canada is the first indigenous-led biosphere reserve #WeAreIndigenous https://t.co/mhrmwZ4tC4 https://t.co/8Q40BKhk7Y

August 9, 2017

Informal comments to the media by H.E. Vassily Nebenzia, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and other matters.

August 9, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Syria, China, Famine Appeal, Libya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan, Cameroon, WFP, Indigenous Peoples, Climate, Senior Personnel Appointment Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. HIGHLIGHTS: - U.N. RELIEF WING VOICES DEEP CONCERN OVER SAFETY OF THOUSANDS OF CIVILIANS CAUGHT IN...

August 9, 2017

Informal comments to the media by Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, on Security Council's Presidential Statement on famine, and on the situation in Syria and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

On #IndigenousDay & everyday stand against exclusion of indigenous peoples! #WeAreIndigenous #GlobalGoals https://t.co/y5WSVNa446 https://t.co/DDZ151m1Bz

August 9, 2017

Informal comments to the media by Carl Skau, Alternate Representative to the Security Council and Spokesperson of the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, on famine and other matters.

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August 9, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today’s programme: Indigenous people still face 'harsh conditions' 10 years after the adoption of a...

RT @UN_Women: 9 Aug is Indigenous Peoples’ Day! Learn how we are amplifying indigenous women's voices: https://t.co/l3KcAGUENk https://t.co

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August 9, 2017
Albert Barume, chair of the UN’s Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Photo: UN News/Dianne Penn A decade after the adoption of a landmark declaration that upholds their rights, indigenous people worldwide still suffer racism, discrimination, unequal access to education and other injustices. That assertion has been made by three UN...
August 9, 2017

Press Conference on the tenth anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, on the theme "Realizing the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - a Decade in Review".Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine (left), Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, addresses the press. Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild (centre), a Cree Chief from...

August 9, 2017

Press Conference on the tenth anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, on the theme "Realizing the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - a Decade in Review".Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild (centre), a Cree Chief from Canada, addresses the press. Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine (left), Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous...

More than 300 million people deal with depression worldwide - a leading cause of ill health & disability. https://t.co/GTMutEkXiY

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August 9, 2017
A medical practitioner uses a Mid Upper-Arm Circumference (MUAC) measuring tape on a child indicating Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) at a mobile clinic at a temporary settlement for families forced to move because of drought near the town of Ainabo, Somalia. Photo:UNICEF/Holt More resources are urgently needed to protect 20 million people at risk of...
August 9, 2017

Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine (left), Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, makes remarks during an event held on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), under the theme “A Decade in Review...

August 9, 2017

Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, a Cree Chief from Canada, makes a ceremonial call to order prior to an event held on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), under the theme “A Decade in Review: Achieving the Rights of...

August 9, 2017

Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, a Cree Chief from Canada, makes a ceremonial call to order prior to an event held on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), under the theme “A Decade in Review: Achieving the Rights of...