Where do men in Middle East and North Africa stand on masculinity? New @UN_Women study explains. https://t.co/PhipchUQCo

Somalia’s food security is under threat. Help @WFP #FightingFamine before it's too late: https://t.co/WeHlNFjeQl https://t.co/cRoct7aAFe

Get more ideas for how you can support the #globalgoals & connect #withnature: https://t.co/OzOuTYuBlL https://t.co/YvTuBRSK9O

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May 25, 2017
Syrian refugee Amina, 56, embroiders dolls that embody the dreams of those affected by war, in Shatila Camp, Beirut.© UNHCR/Houssam Hariri Dolls made by Syrian women living in a UN-run refugee camp, in Beirut, Lebanon, are...

RT @UN_News_Centre: ‘All roads should lead to universal #healthcare,’ says new @WHO chief https://t.co/g6QuUhdS2y https://t.co/XcjLs8ECAM

Thursday's #AfricaDay highlights enormous potential & remarkable success stories throughout African continent https://t.co/79bSTjJBjT https://t.co/2OgJxW8dwq

RT @UNICEF: #Yemen: We're on the ground working to protect children from cholera, over 12k water trucks were chlorinated in Sanaa city @UNI…

May 24, 2017

The United Nations envoy for conflict-torn Yemen today expressed deep concern over the attack on his convoy while traveling from the airport to the UN compound on Monday.

May 24, 2017

Mr. Bart Somers, Mechelen’s mayor and the recipient of the World Mayor Prize 2016, shared with TOGETHER the importance of creating a city where people are respected in their diversity. Watch the video to found out his three key recommendations to make this possible.

May 24, 2017

Despite “appalling conditions” in South Sudan, it is not too late to save more people from dying, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency said today, joining the World Food Programme (WFP) chief in a call to all parties enmeshed in the country’s conflict to end the violence and work together to ensure access to food and other life-saving...

More on @WHO's work to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world here: https://t.co/frlKrs1olj https://t.co/GsSF58uLLp

May 24, 2017

Protecting cultural diversity is vital for peacebuilding in the Middle East, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said today, pledging solidarity with the victims of ethnic and religious violence in the region, and highlighting the need for both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ power.

RT @MikeBloomberg: Honored to welcome the @UN's new leader – @AntonioGuterres – to @BloombergDotOrg and eager to work together on climate,…

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May 24, 2017
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein. Photo: UNIFEED Health of Palestinian prisoners in Israel deteriorating from hunger strike As a mass hunger strike by Palestinians in Israeli prisons enters its 38th day...
May 24, 2017

The United Nations human rights chief today expressed serious concern about the health of more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons as their hunger strike entered its 38th day without resolution.

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#FightingFamine in #SouthSudan where war & collapsing economy left 100,000 facing famine & over 5.5 million struggling to feed themselves. https://t.co/X4S2YBPHwV

RT @UN_Spokesperson: Secretary-General @antonioguterres speaks out against attack killing 2 Chadian peacekeepers in #Mali @UN_MINUSMA https…

May 24, 2017

The newly-elected head of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, outlined his priorities for journalists at the agency’s headquarters today in Geneva, where he stressed the need for Member States to provide healthcare for all and to implement international health regulations.

May 24, 2017

United Nations - Demand for fish in Asia has been rising steadily. To tap into this lucrative market, fish poachers in Indonesia have been using more destructive methods, including coral-destroying poisons and explosives. Now the local fishermen are patrolling their own waters, protecting this important fish habitat while ensuring they have sustainable...

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May 24, 2017
A wide view of the Security Council chamber as David Shearer briefs the Council via video conference. UN Photo/Manuel Elias The Security Council needs to unite on a common...
May 24, 2017

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan today urged the Security Council to unite behind a common strategy for advancing the political process and peace in the crisis-torn country.

Our fallen heroes.. shared a common purpose, and an uncommon courage - @antonioguterres at #PKDay medal ceremony https://t.co/UKJusQ5rYp https://t.co/ITuRl6zqOx

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May 24, 2017
UN peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre LaCroix at UN HQ in New York on Facebook Live, with UN News’ Jocelyne Sambira. Photo Credit: UN/Nancy Groves   Protecting civilians is the ultimate goal of UN peacekeeping. That's according to...
May 24, 2017

United Nations - Guests: Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations; Mr. Atul Khare, Under Secretary-General for Field Support; and Mr. Harjit Singh Sajjan, Canadian Minister of National Defense on the occasion of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2017.

May 24, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Peacekeeping, Mali, Health, Kyung-wha Kang, Italy, South Sudan, Cyprus, Israel, Yemen, Iraq, UNICEF, Financing for Development, Food, UNMOGIP Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General HIGHLIGHTS: -MARKING INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACEKEEPERS, SECRETARY-GENERAL PAYS TRIBUTE TO FALLEN BLUE HELMETS -MALI...

May 24, 2017

The Director-General-elect of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia, stressed the need for Member States to provide health care for all and to implement international health regulations.

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May 24, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Ana Carmo and Jocelyne Sambira. In today's programme: Civilian protection is the "ultimate goal" of UN peacekeeping And … Malnutrition alert for 400,000 children in the Kasai...
May 24, 2017

From Libya to Syria, grinding conflicts in North Africa and the Middle East have damaged health infrastructure and compromised water and sanitation services, threatening the health of 24 million children, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today.

May 24, 2017

United Nations - In the Western and Central Pacific they are a part of the culture – and a multi-billion dollar business. They are eaten everywhere around the world – and they are becoming easier and easier to catch. Will modern technology mean the end of tuna – or will it help them survive? 21st Century: Episode #126 Script:

May 24, 2017

United Nations - Plastic - both a wonderful invention and a scourge on our planet. Over 300 million tons will be produced this year. Most is never recycled and remains on our land and in our seas for ever. Our story shows the damage to all creatures who depend on the ocean for their food – from birds… to us. 21st Century: Episode #126 Script:

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May 24, 2017
Secretary-General António Guterres (right) lays a wreath in honour of all peacekeepers who lost their lives while serving under the UN flag. UN Photo/Mark Garten The UN Secretary-General paid...
May 24, 2017

United Nations - Surrounded by over a million square kilometres of Indian Ocean, the people of the Seychelles depend on the sea for everything. But climate change is threatening their future. Now they are fighting for the survival of their reefs and all who depend on them. Coral Crusaders – on the front line. 21st Century: Episode #126 Script:

May 24, 2017

The UN held a wreath-laying ceremony honouring fallen peacekeepers in observance of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (29 May).Secretary-General António Guterres (centre), Jean-Pierre Lacroix (centre left), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations; and Atul Khare (centre right), Under-Secretary-General for Field Support...

May 24, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) during a wreath-laying ceremony in observance of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (29 May).

May 24, 2017

Jean-Pierre Lacroix (left), Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, briefs journalists on the occasion of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. He spoke of Canada's commitment to UN Peacekeeping and confirmed that Canada will host the 2017 Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in November.Harjit Singh Sajjan (centre), Canadian...

May 24, 2017

At a ceremony held as part of the commemoration of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (29 May), 117 military, police and civilian personnel who lost their lives in 2016 while serving in UN peacekeeping operations were awarded posthumously the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal.A moment of silence is observed during the award ceremony, to honour...

May 24, 2017

At a ceremony held as part of the commemoration of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (29 May), 117 military, police and civilian personnel who lost their lives in 2016 while serving in UN peacekeeping operations were awarded posthumously the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal.Secretary-General António Guterres makes remarks during the ceremony. ...

May 24, 2017

At a ceremony held as part of the commemoration of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (29 May), 117 military, police and civilian personnel who lost their lives in 2016 while serving in UN peacekeeping operations were awarded posthumously the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal.Secretary-General António Guterres makes remarks during the ceremony. ...

May 24, 2017

At a ceremony held as part of the commemoration of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (29 May), 117 military, police and civilian personnel who lost their lives in 2016 while serving in UN peacekeeping operations were awarded posthumously the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal.Secretary-General António Guterres makes remarks during the ceremony. ...

May 24, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres lays a wreath honouring fallen peacekeepers during a ceremony in observance of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (29 May).

May 24, 2017

While the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is 29 May, the Organization today held ceremonies to pay tribute to the more than 3,500 people who have died on duty since 1948 and acknowledge the dedication and courage of those serving on the ground.

Disaster prevention is essential for ending poverty & achieving #globalgoals. @RobertGlasserUN explains: https://t.co/lwHGqix1ZK https://t.co/yGzyzJQvmJ

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May 24, 2017
Food market. File Photo: World Bank/Maria Fleischmann What we eat and how we produce it has a major negative impact on health and the environment and it's high time the problem was addressed,
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May 24, 2017
MINUSMA peacekeepers patrol the streets of Kidal, Mali. Photo: MINUSMA/Sylvain Liechti UN determined to bring peace to Mali despite attacks: UN chief Attacks against peacekeepers in Mali will not weaken the UN's resolve to support the country...
May 24, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council chamber as David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), briefs the Council via video conference.

May 24, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2353 (2017), extending until 31 May 2018 sanctions on individuals and entities deemed responsible for or complicit in actions or policies that threaten the peace, security or stability of South Sudan. The resolution also until 30 June 2018 the mandate of the Panel of Experts that monitors the sanctions.

May 24, 2017

Luis Bermúdez, Deputy Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of May, chairs the Council's meeting on the situation in South Sudan.

May 24, 2017

The UN held a wreath-laying ceremony honouring fallen peacekeepers in observance of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (29 May).Secretary-General António Guterres (at podium) makes remarks during the ceremony. Also pictured are Atul Khare, Under-Secretary-General for Field Support (front, left), and Jean-Pierre Lacroix (front, centre)...

May 24, 2017

The UN held a wreath-laying ceremony honouring fallen peacekeepers in observance of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (29 May).Jean-Pierre Lacroix (at podium), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, makes remarks during the ceremony. Secretary-General António Guterres is pictured at left.

May 24, 2017

The UN held a wreath-laying ceremony honouring fallen peacekeepers in observance of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (29 May).A peacekeeper taking part in the ceremony.

May 24, 2017

The UN held a wreath-laying ceremony honouring fallen peacekeepers in observance of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (29 May).Peacekeepers taking part in the ceremony.

RT @UN_Spokesperson: Our mission for peace will never succeed without courageous people willing to put their lives on the line @antoniogute…

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António Guterres

RT @UNPeacekeeping: .@antonioguterres: #peacekeeping is one of the international community's most effective investments to support peace, s…

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May 24, 2017
a child with malnutrition awaits treatment in the province of Kasai Orientale in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo: UNICEF/UNO64921 Conflict in central Democratic...
May 24, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2353 (2017), extending until 31 May 2018 sanctions on individuals and entities deemed responsible for or complicit in actions or policies that threaten the peace, security or stability of South Sudan. The resolution also until 30 June 2018 the mandate of the Panel of Experts that monitors the sanctions.

May 24, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2353 (2017), extending until 31 May 2018 sanctions on individuals and entities deemed responsible for or complicit in actions or policies that threaten the peace, security or stability of South Sudan. The resolution also until 30 June 2018 the mandate of the Panel of Experts that monitors the sanctions.

RT @UNPeacekeeping: Starting soon: Memorial ceremony at @UN HQ in New York to pay tribute to fallen #peacekeepers ahead of #PKDay - @antoni…

Drones help @UNPeacekeeping in Mali (@UN_MINUSMA) respond to threats in hard to reach areas https://t.co/Gywu9QQ4pe #investinginpeace https://t.co/MuPSfl2A1Y

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May 24, 2017
Ethiopian former health and foreign minister Dr Tedros is the new head of the World Health Organization. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel Johnson Outside Ethiopia, the name Dr...

RT @Refugees: “I was shocked at the harsh conditions in which refugees + migrants are held.” @RefugeesChief in Libya this weekend. https://…

See how you can #standup4humanrights here: https://t.co/7vEjIzUxpR https://t.co/ddVafmJXz9

May 24, 2017

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

May 24, 2017

Harjit Singh Sajjan (centre), Canadian Minister of National Defence, briefs journalists on the occasion of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.Jean-Pierre Lacroix (left), Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations; and Atul Khare, Under Secretary-General for Field Support, also briefed.

May 24, 2017

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, addresses military and police officers awarded Peacekeeping Service Medals during a medal parade held in observance of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.

May 24, 2017

As part of the commemoration of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (29 May), a medal parade was held for military and police officers serving with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations at UN headquarters.A close-up of UN medals awarded to the officers.

May 24, 2017

As part of the commemoration of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (29 May), a medal parade was held for military and police officers serving with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations at UN headquarters.Officers converse before the event.

May 24, 2017

As part of the commemoration of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (29 May), a medal parade was held for military and police officers serving with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations at UN headquarters.Jean-Pierre Lacroix (centre left), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, awards medals to officers.

May 24, 2017

As part of the commemoration of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (29 May), a medal parade was held for military and police officers serving with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations at UN headquarters.Lieutenant General Carlos Humberto Loitey (left), Military Adviser for Peacekeeping Operations, awards medals to officers.

May 24, 2017

As part of the commemoration of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (29 May), a medal parade was held for military and police officers serving with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations at UN headquarters.Officers stand at attention during the parade.

May 24, 2017

As part of the commemoration of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (29 May), a medal parade was held for military and police officers serving with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations at UN headquarters.Officers stand at attention during the parade.

May 24, 2017

As part of the commemoration of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (29 May), a medal parade was held for military and police officers serving with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations at UN headquarters.Atul Khare (right), Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, speaks at the event.

Funding to support Burundi refugees is down to a trickle: https://t.co/iJhxiaOTgj https://t.co/Jx2je7WyOb

May 24, 2017

Deteriorating security conditions have severely disrupted life-saving interventions for children in Greater Kasai in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in recent months, putting an estimated 400,000 children at risk of severe acute malnutrition, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said.

May 24, 2017

With more than 100,000 people in Yemen believed to be at risk for cholera, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the country is appealing to Governments for urgent financial and political support

Every disaster affects women. Every response must include women. https://t.co/AYHxCk4dTr v @UN_Women #MEXICOGP2017 https://t.co/ZQExQPGsy1

RT @WFP: Inspired by compassion among youth! Meet 9-y-o Isabella from NJ, who visited WFP in NY today to deliver $600 she raised for #fight…

See: @UNPeacekeeping chief answers your Qs about #investinginpeace. English: https://t.co/8eDVAUfwUG Français: https://t.co/htXXuUvw5d https://t.co/ePf1AgijLA

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May 23, 2017
Izumi Nakamitsu, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, addresses the Security Council meeting on the Syrian chemical weapons programme. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe   A fact-finding mission (FFM) in Syria has found evidence of sulfur mustard and a sarin-like substance in samples taken from two separate alleged chemical attacks. That's what the

RT @OCHAYemen: #Cholera continues to spread in #Yemen. Over 29,300 suspected cholera cases and 315 associated deaths have been reported in…

May 23, 2017

The United Nations peacekeeping office today announced a new software application that is enhancing efficiency and situational awareness in the field.

We must engage our collective strengths and mobilize new partnerships - @AntonioGuterres on anniversary of #WHSummit https://t.co/0CzmgBGEKx https://t.co/TOvdtvqp8q

May 23, 2017

A fact-finding mission in Syria has found evidence of sulfur mustard in samples taken from an alleged attack on 16 September 2016, while samples from a 4 April incident have revealed exposure to sarin or a sarin-like substance, the United Nations disarmament chief told the Security Council today.

May 23, 2017

More than 100,000 UN peacekeepers serving around the world will be honoured this month as the United Nations celebrates the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, observed annually on 29 May.

May 23, 2017

As world leaders and civil society representatives gather today in Cancun, Mexico, for a biennial United Nations forum on preventing and mitigating disaster impacts, the UN today launched an updated plan to increase the number of cities and towns with the capacity to reduce their disaster losses by 2020.

RT @GlobalGoalsUN: Thx to @Caradelevingne for taking action to #SaveOurOcean with new art @UN, part of the #lamerwavewalk! https://t.co/zqd

May 23, 2017

Two peacekeepers of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed and another injured on Tuesday morning in an ambush in the northern Kidal region.

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May 23, 2017
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General-Elect (centre), with Dr Veronika Skvortsova, President of the 70th World Health Assembly (left), and Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. Photo: WHO/L. Cipriano Ethiopia's former Foreign...

RT @UNICEF: "With the passing of @sirrogermoore, the world has lost one of its great champions for children" Exec Dir Tony Lake https://t.c…

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May 23, 2017
Stephen O’Brien (centre) speaks to a woman at a camp for Internally Displaced Persons in Baidoa, Somalia.UN Photo/Tobin Jones UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien says a new approach for aid delivery can help people not only survive...
May 23, 2017

The World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the United Nations health agency, today elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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May 23, 2017
Senegalese UNPOL Officers patrol the streets of Gao, Mali. Photo: MINUSMA/Marco Dormino (file photo) Attacks against civilians, UN in Mali aim to undermine peace efforts The current wave of indiscriminate attacks against civilians...
May 23, 2017

Informal comments to the media by H.E. Mr. Elbio Rosselli, Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of May, on non-proliferation and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)

May 23, 2017

Informal comments to the media by H.E. Mr. Koro Bessho, Permanent representative of Japan to the United Nations, following closed consultations of Security Council on non-proliferation and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)

Starts tomorrow: #MEXICOGP2017 event on disaster prevention. Details: https://t.co/YJauvlJ88S https://t.co/Jpd9EUD8rb

May 23, 2017

A UNICEF report calls for improved humanitarian access to an estimated 2.2 million children affected by violence in Myanmar, and for an end to child rights violations.

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May 23, 2017
Myanmar Rohingyas displaced by violence in 2012 in the village of In Bar Yi, Rakhine State. Photo: Julia Wallace/IRIN In Myanmar, up to 150 children under five are dying every day from preventable...
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May 23, 2017
Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, head of the World Health Organization's Regional Office for Africa. File Photo: WHO The new head of the UN health agency should carry on the reforms begun by outgoing chief Dr Margaret Chan and encourage Member...
May 23, 2017

Press briefing on the adoption of inter-governmentally agreed conclusions and recommendations of the 2017 Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Forum on Financing for Development follow-up Speakers: H.E. Mr. Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, President of the Economic and Social Council; H.E. Mr. Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, Permanent Representative of...

RT @WHO: World Health Assembly #WHA70 elects Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as new WHO Director-General https://t.co/t3k96luAYK

May 23, 2017

The 2016 World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul rallied global actors to save lives and protect the most vulnerable, but with the number of people in need growing, the international community must use resources better and galvanize new partnerships, top United Nations officials said today.

After 66 years of pain and suffering, Alice received free #fistula repair surgery through @UNFPA: https://t.co/JSt0gJOx7m #EndFistula https://t.co/ACxNOtC81e

May 23, 2017

The United Nations refugee agency has increased its funding appeal by $36 million to support Burundians fleeing their homes in what could become the third-largest refugee crisis in Africa.

RT @UNOCHA: 1 yr since the World Humanitarian Summit. Find out how #Agenda4Humanity commitments are being taken forward: https://t.co/FDD2d

May 23, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: United Kingdom, World Humanitarian Summit, DSG Travels, Andrea Stella, Mali, Singapore, Peacekeeping, Syria, Haiti, Migration, Obstetric Fistula Day, Roger Moore, Guinea Bissau, Environment, Ethiopia, Press Conference Today Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General HIGHLIGHTS -SECRETARY-GENERAL...

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May 23, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Ana Carmo. In today's programme: One billion children suffer some form of violence every year, a UN expert warns; And … public health systems need to improve or...
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May 23, 2017
Refugees from continue to arrive in Democratic Republic of the Congo. A group of Burundian women wait for emergency food supplies to be distributed at Kamvivira transit centre. UNHCR/Eduardo Soteras Jalil Candidates for WHO top job...
May 23, 2017

According to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), disaster risk reduction is an integral part of social and economic development, and is essential if development is to be sustainable for the future. In 2015, for example, there were nearly 350 reported disasters, over 22,000 deaths, 98.6 million people affected, and $66.5...

May 23, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres strongly condemned yesterday's horrific terrorist attack targeting crowd gathering for a concert in Manchester, the United Kingdom, while the United Nations Security Council held a moment of silence to honor the victims.

May 23, 2017

One year after the World Humanitarian Summit, the UN humanitarian chief says a new approach by the international community for humanitarian aid delivery can help people not only survive but thrive.

We're talking to our @UNPeacekeeping chief now about #investinginpeace work around the world. Watch live: https://t.co/3PwSKS1EMe https://t.co/GHlQCTHy0X

May 23, 2017

United Nations - "21st Century", is a half-hour, monthly news magazine series produced by United Nations Television. We focus on under-reported stories from around the world, told through the personal experiences of those affected. Featuring balanced reporting and, often unique access, this award-winning series covers issues from human rights to climate...

RT @antonioguterres: My heart is with people of Manchester & all victims of terrorism. We must stand together against violence and bring pe…

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May 23, 2017
While access to reproductive and maternal health care is expanding, local custom keeps Fereshta (above), like many women in Afghanistan, from seeking timely emergency obstetric care. Credit: UNFPA More than two million women and girls still live...

.#TourTuesday Visitors walk past gift of 🇹🇭 to 🇺🇳, a replica of Thai royal barge Suphannahong. https://t.co/TVuw4Qulak https://t.co/cJFzOgjsQ2

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May 23, 2017
Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Mark Garten (file) The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly
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António Guterres
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António Guterres

What do you want to know about the work of @UNPeacekeeping? Jean-Pierre Lacroix to take Qs live on Facebook, see: https://t.co/5b2DofEcJs https://t.co/EAP5OlRIpL

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António Guterres
May 23, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz, Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for June 2017.

May 23, 2017

Lieutenant General Balla Keïta, Force Commander of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), addresses the Security Council meeting on UN peacekeeping operations.

May 23, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) meets with Andrea Stella (right), disability rights activist and founder of the NGO “Lo Spirito di Stella”, whose “Wheels on Waves” initiative is raising awareness of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Mr. Stella is taking a copy of the Convention from New York to the Vatican on a...

May 23, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) meets with Andrea Stella (centre right), disability rights activist and founder of the NGO “Lo Spirito di Stella”, whose “Wheels on Waves” initiative is raising awareness of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Mr. Stella is taking a copy of the Convention from New York to the Vatican on...

May 23, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre left) meets with Andrea Stella (centre right), disability rights activist and founder of the NGO “Lo Spirito di Stella”, whose “Wheels on Waves” initiative is raising awareness of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Mr. Stella is taking a copy of the Convention from New York to the...

May 23, 2017

Bakhtiyor Ibragimov (left), new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the United Nations, presents his credentials to Secretary-General António Guterres.

May 23, 2017

Bakhtiyor Ibragimov (right), new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the United Nations, presents his credentials to Secretary-General António Guterres.

May 23, 2017

Lieutenant General Derrick Mbuyiselo Mgwebi, Force Commander of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), addresses the Security Council meeting on UN peacekeeping operations.

May 23, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on United Nations peacekeeping operations.

May 23, 2017

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, addresses the Security Council meeting on United Nations peacekeeping operations.

May 23, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (fourth from left) meets with Permanent Representatives of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) to the United Nations.

May 23, 2017

Major-General Jai Shanker Menon, Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), addresses the Security Council meeting on UN peacekeeping operations.

May 23, 2017

The Security Council observes a moment of silence for the victims of the 22 May terrorist attack in Manchester, United Kingdom. According to media reports, a suicide bombing killed at least 22 people and injured many at Manchester Arena, at the end of a concert by American pop star Ariana Grande.

50,000-100,000 new cases of #fistula develop annually. @UNFPA wants to bring this number down to zero: https://t.co/7mAD0Tpl7P #EndFistula https://t.co/UoxrOpGR5W

May 23, 2017

Izumi Nakamitsu, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, addresses the Security Council meeting on the Syrian chemical weapons programme.

May 23, 2017

The Security Council observes a moment of silence for the victims of the 22 May terrorist attack in Manchester, United Kingdom. According to media reports, a suicide bombing killed at least 22 people and injured many at Manchester Arena, at the end of a concert by American pop star Ariana Grande.

May 23, 2017

The Security Council observed a moment of silence for the victims of the 22 May terrorist attack in Manchester, United Kingdom. According to media reports, a suicide bombing killed at least 22 people and injured many at Manchester Arena, at the end of a concert by American pop star Ariana Grande. Matthew Rycroft (centre), Permanent Representative of the...

Apply for 2017 UN training for Palestinian journalists here here ➡️ https://t.co/pffU2cNZwr . Deadline is 12 June. #PalJournos https://t.co/iNO2J1BLyp

At #CCPCJ26, @NadiaMuradBasee discussed how to assist & protect #HumanTrafficking survivors. Event info: https://t.co/hvIom3sfcV https://t.co/qNF2Py7qYj

Current global growth trajectory will not end poverty by 2030, says @UNDESA's #IATFonFFD: https://t.co/wPq7D85OlQ #globalgoals

See how @UNFPA is working to #EndFistula in more than 50 countries around the world today: https://t.co/7mAD0Tpl7P #GlobalGoals https://t.co/6HzYO9dve6

May 23, 2017

Obstetric fistula has largely been eliminated in developed countries, but more than two million women and girls still live with the condition, the head of the United Nations women's health agency today said, calling for investment and support to eliminate the debilitating and stigmatizing condition.

May 23, 2017

The benefits of Myanmar's economic growth, reform and reconciliation efforts have not yet reached children in the country's remote, conflict-affected areas, leaving an estimated 2.2 million children in need of better humanitarian assistance, a United Nations report has revealed.

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May 23, 2017
This 9-year-old, the son of a pastor at the village church, was injured by unexploded ordnance two years ago in Ann Ka Law village, Kayin state in Myanmar. Photo: UNICEF/Brown Despite progress made by Myanmar to further children's rights in...
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May 23, 2017
SRSG Santos Pais (R) and former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Méndez (L) during UN launch of the new publication “Protecting Children against...

What is it like to go home? From camp to city, Myanmar returnees grapple with Yangon life: https://t.co/Xb8MNrnOVJ via @Refugees https://t.co/xsQ48G4ZRa

RT @UN_News_Centre: #Syria: Despite recent ‘promising’ steps on the diplomatic front, @UN envoy says hostilities continue on the ground htt…

Discussions to adopt global compact #ForMigration focus on drivers such as climate change, conflict: https://t.co/vSjbBDegRC https://t.co/aO3CPVUs2t

RT @WHO: "Remember the people. Behind every number is a person" — Dr Margaret Chan. Full #WHA70 speech: https://t.co/wleg7OAdLp https://t.c…

See how @UNFPA works to prevent & treat obstetric fistula, 1 of the most serious & tragic childbirth injuries: https://t.co/cs1MCCtwAw https://t.co/fb4KlepBqF

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May 22, 2017
President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Promises made for financing the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) must be kept, the President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) said on Monday. Frederick...
May 22, 2017

Strongly condemning yesterday’s ballistic missile launch conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations Security Council vowed to “fully and comprehensively implement all measures” imposed on the country and strongly urged all other UN Member States to do the same.

@UNFPA works to prevent & treat obstetric fistula, 1 of the most serious & tragic childbirth injuries: https://t.co/cs1MCCtwAw #endfistula https://t.co/e75gVn4KpL

May 22, 2017

The outgoing chief of the United Nations health agency today highlighted the relevance of the World Health Organization (WHO), and offered its decision-making body parting advice that included protecting scientific evidence, pushing for innovation and thinking of people in every decision that is taken.

May 22, 2017

Promises made for financing the implementation of sustainable development goals must be promises kept, speakers said today at the opening of a United Nations forum.

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May 22, 2017
 Mammoth Hot Springs, in Yellowstone National Park, host thermophilic bacteria which colour the travertine terraces (Wyoming, USA – 2007). UN Photo/EFP Tourism must not cause harm to the environment: UN official Tourism must not...
May 22, 2017

Conflict, insecurity, political instability and a collapsing economy have contributed to the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Libya, prompting the United Nations refugee agency to announce plans to step-up its presence and programmes there.

May 22, 2017

Despite the “promising” steps in Syria that followed diplomatic talks in the Kazak capital, Astana – a nationwide ceasefire announced last December, and the de-escalation zones created inside Syria to deepen that effort – a United Nations envoy today warned of ongoing hostilities between the Government and armed opposition groups in several areas, such...

What was Syria like before the war? Explore the world's top questions - and answers - about the Syrian refugee crisis. https://t.co/PfuHHjjqBM

May 22, 2017

In Yemen, Bahá’ís are under pressure to recant their faith, according to a United Nations rights expert, noting that in April, the Public Prosecutor reportedly summoned by phone at least 30 members of the community to appear in court, and de facto authorities in Sana’a ordered the arrest of at least 25 more.

May 22, 2017

United Nations - One of the most important tasks of UNIFIL (the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) is demining on the line of withdrawal between Lebanon and Israel, known as the “Blue Line.” As part of its mine awareness campaign, UNIFIL invited local students to learn about landmines and the mission’s demining work. UN in Action: Episode...

May 22, 2017

United Nations - According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), one million people are on the brink of famine in South Sudan due to insecurity and lack of humanitarian access. Humanitarian organizations are urgently appealing for funding to respond to the escalating crisis. USD 1.6 billion is required to provide...

May 22, 2017

United Nations - There is an estimated 500,000 homeless youth in the United States. 40 percent of them identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT.) This feature tells the story of Kellen, a transgender man enrolled in the Ali Forney Center, the largest community centre for LGBT homeless youth in the country. UN in Action: Episode...

May 22, 2017

United Nations - Video message by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to the Global Conference on the 2030 Agenda: A Roadmap for SDGs in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States. Produced by the Department of Public Information

May 22, 2017

Tourism must not undermine the nature that attracts tourists in the first place, said the head of the United Nations-backed treaty on biological diversity, marking International Day for Biological Diversity.

May 22, 2017

The UN peacekeeping chief told UN News that protection of civilians is the central mission of peacekeepers. Their work, often carried out in difficult situations, is indispensable for local populations.

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May 22, 2017
An interpreter (right) covering the Security Council meeting, as Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, briefs the Council via video teleconference. UN Photo/Manuel Elias Talks in Khazakstan aimed at finding a peaceful solution to the...

RT @WildlifeDay: On #BiodiversityDay, let us celebrate all #species, big and small, as they all have a role to play. Protect #biodiversity…

May 22, 2017

Ján Kubiš, Special Representative the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), briefs the Security Council.

May 22, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) meets with Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia.

May 22, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre right) meets with Borut Pahor (centre left), President of the Republic of Slovenia.

May 22, 2017

The representative of Iraq addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation concerning his country.

May 22, 2017

Hurricanes, cyclones and tsunamis are increasingly common threats to the world’s most climate-vulnerable island nations, whose representatives are meeting today in Cancun, Mexico, ahead of a major United Nations conference on risk reduction.

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May 22, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Ana Carmo and Jocelyne Sambira. In today's programme: Astana talks are a "promising step" says UN special envoy for Syria. And … a "steady stream" of refugees from the Democratic...
May 22, 2017

With United Nations peace operations being carried out in highly complex environments and facing multiple challenges, Secretary-General António Guterres recently stressed the need to adapt peacekeeping to “our changing world.” It is in this context that Jean-Pierre Lacroix took up his post as the new Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations...

May 22, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Syria, Libya, World Health Assembly, UNHCR, Biodiversity, Press Conferences, Climate Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary General. HIGHLIGHTS -GROUND PREPARED FOR REAL SYRIA NEGOTIATION, U.N. ENVOY TELLS SECURITY COUNCIL -SECRETARY-GENERAL CALLS FOR RESTRAINT IN WAKE UP STEPPED UP CLASHES IN SOUTHERN...

End the toxic gender norms that result in death & lifelong ill health for women & girls #Standup4HumanRights https://t.co/Ra36Y1ZYUH

May 22, 2017

Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, addresses briefs journalists on the launch of the 2017 “Progress and Prospects” report of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development.

May 22, 2017

Luis Bermúdez (front left), Deputy Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the UN and President of the the Security Council for May, chairs the Council’s meeting on the situation concerning Iraq. At his side is Hasmik Egian, Director of the Security Council Affairs Division, Department of Political Affairs.

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May 22, 2017
Migrants travelling to Libya across the Sahara Desert. Photo: Omar Hama Libya needs urgent humanitarian aid as crisis deepens: UN The UN High Commissioner for Refugees says his agency,

RT @UNDESA: #FFDForum kicks off today! Follow live here: https://t.co/jpeQmZeJz3 Get details and access programme: https://t.co/6LaTNhhspR

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May 22, 2017
UNHCR staff at Mussungue reception centre, north-west Angola, distribute food supplies including maize, rice, beans, oil, salt and sardines to Congolese refugees who fled an eruption of violence in Kasai region. Photo: UNHCR/Adronico...
May 22, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the situation concerning Iraq.

May 22, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council Chamber as Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, briefs the council via video teleconference.

May 22, 2017

The General Assembly held a second informal thematic session as part of its preparatory process for a conference to adopt a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration. The theme of the discussion was "Addressing drivers of migration, including adverse effects of climate change, natural disasters and human-made crisis, through protection and...

May 22, 2017

Yonov Frederick Agah (shown on screen), Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization, addresses the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) forum on financing for development follow-up.

Starts this week in NYC: Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations https://t.co/UqQAIE1Nfq Watch: https://t.co/WhwXXmCYWf https://t.co/yupIOUyyX0

Continues this week in @UNGeneva: Committee on the Rights of Child, 75th session https://t.co/PKFAGU37PR

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May 22, 2017
At the 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Margaret Chan makes her final appearance as the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). Photo: WHO How to deal with the biggest risks to human health is an issue that's taken...
May 22, 2017

Wu Hongbo (centre), Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, briefs journalists on the launch of the 2017 “Progress and Prospects” report of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development. He is flanked by Alexander Trepelkov, of the Financing for Decelopment Office, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA); and Shari...

Sustainable tourism can help meet the #globalgoals. Follow @CBDNews & see: https://t.co/pIQFyqkRfL #IBD https://t.co/wKApBVzSLT

May 22, 2017

Elbio Oscar Rosselli Frieri (left), Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the UN and President of the Security Council for May, chairs the Council’s meeting on the situation in Syria.

May 22, 2017

An interpreter (right) covering the Security Council meeting, as Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, briefs the Council via video teleconference.

Continues this week in @UNGeneva: Conference on Disarmament, Second part https://t.co/uh5vcfXevm

Starts today in @UNGeneva: World Health Assembly #WHA70 Among main events: appointment of new @WHO Director-General https://t.co/2NHTbiNJE1 https://t.co/ehRw8Tbya7

Continues this week in @UNGeneva: International Law Commission, 69th Session https://t.co/zXMrqvue4F

May 22, 2017

A group of United Nations human rights experts today urged the Government of Indonesia to review and repeal its blasphemy law following the recent conviction and imprisonment of the former governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.

May 22, 2017

With the liberation of Mosul imminent, the international community must maintain a dual focus on defeating the remaining Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) forces in Iraq, and on working towards post-conflict security and reconstruction, the United Nations envoy for the country told the Security Council today.

May 22, 2017

The United Nations migration agency is responding to the urgent humanitarian needs of more than 27,000 displaced people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) eastern province of North Kivu, after many relief aid organizations left camps.

What's happening this wk at the UN? #CCPCJ26 & much more. List of events is here: https://t.co/HDzhfjjC8u https://t.co/xsTO9rIffg

RT @GlobalGoalsUN: Oceans provide food & jobs for many. Register your pledge to #SaveOurOcean this Biodiversity Day, May 22: https://t.co/f

Looking for updates from this week's World Health Assembly? Live web stream is here: https://t.co/g4Zx2Ary8V #WHA70 https://t.co/f4sv6GOkyc

RT @Refugees: Discover the emotion and impact of our refugee films showing at #Cannes2017 - https://t.co/O2lquX387O @Festival_Cannes https:…

Monday is Intl Day for Biodiversity & @CBDNews is sharing sustainable travel tips here: https://t.co/wQPBDYc52R #IDB https://t.co/eels9pdt02

RT @Refugees: Visiting #Libya, @RefugeesChief says UNHCR is stepping up its presence in response to worsening humanitarian crisis https://t…

#Investinginpeace delivers results! Have a look at how @UN_MINUSMA works for stability in Mali: https://t.co/aUXObp1NFf https://t.co/haXFM2IBnF

Culture belongs to everyone & provides a sense of home, history and identity. Let the #CultureOfLove bring us together. https://t.co/SCX6AO4vNt

Bridging the gap between cultures is urgent & necessary for peace, stability & development. https://t.co/SnF1bYnrxC #WorldDiversityDay https://t.co/iHXqObCzXG

RT @UNPeacekeeping: Thanks 4 your service @UNIFIL_ and to all UN Peacekeepers working to deliver security, political & early peacebuilding…

It may not always make the headlines, but the UN works to prevent conflicts every day. Here is how: https://t.co/MGT7G5Mqxj https://t.co/9PzWXws9dV

UNHCR helps to save lives and build better futures for millions forced from home. https://t.co/pBZyZ2B4vZ #UN4RefugeesMigrants https://t.co/W3oRbUctKL

RT @UNESCO: Today is World Day for #CulturalDiversity, for Dialogue & Development. Let's celebrate humanity's rich #diversity! https://t.co

Sunday is #WorldDiversityDay, but you can follow @UNACO for updates all year long. https://t.co/whNDYTmVgR

Investment in adolescent health will drive a healthy, prosperous and sustainable society https://t.co/DrksDF2lSx https://t.co/GgW3dt1FDS

May 21, 2017

Cultural diversity – the driving force of change and development – is increasingly under threat, United Nations agencies today said, reaffirming support for the cultural diversity that stems from migration.

Respect Justice Safety Equality On #WorldDiversityDay, find out about the Intercultural Innovation Award:https://t.co/0aNemhSGCj https://t.co/hQRv7uOJQz

RT @UNPeacekeeping: Did you know that #UN peacekeeping is guided by 3 basic principles? #investinginpeace. Learn more here: https://t.co/1d

#AChildIsAChild - no matter what. We must keep #ChildrenUprooted safe from exploitation and abuse https://t.co/KA4cV6i298 https://t.co/bOFtBhj7x0

RT @UN_Photo: We dug into the archives to bring you a great photo series from 1948 called "The Birth of a United Nations Document" https://…

The illegal trade of minerals fuels conflict. The UN is working to stop it. https://t.co/Ts0UiRIFQ0

What happened this wk at the UN? Recap of @UNICEF #AChildIsaChild report, @AntonioGuterres at @Europarl_EN + more https://t.co/9rJ8boWSlB

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RT @GlobalGoalsUN: Our ocean needs us! @UN to take action to #SaveOurOcean & achieve #GlobalGoals by hosting Ocean Conference 5-9 June. htt…

UN @Free_Equal's @charles_rad explains why there’s no “cultural exception” to LGBTI equality: https://t.co/ZDqs4cxKFa #cultureoflove https://t.co/t4MmbQaw50

RT @SayNO_UNiTE: Find out what @UN_Women does to end violence against women and support survivors in refugee camps: https://t.co/IhDWFssXTX

On #WorldDIversityDay, @UNAOC spotlights work to encourage intercultural dialogue & cooperation around the world https://t.co/0aNemhSGCj https://t.co/eS4LC6nUWP

RT @UN_News_Centre: Latest round of intra-#Syrian talks wrap up with ‘incremental progress;’ possible resumption in June – @UN mediator htt…

In NYC, chefs who happen to be @refugees are sharing special recipes with their new neighbors https://t.co/KGk3dGXpJi #JoinTogether https://t.co/d66X8TA2Xo

See @WFP at work in Iraq helping people fleeing towards safety who are hot, hungry and tired. https://t.co/FGCbkDZwqK

“Social media is at the digital frontline of every organization” — @WHO staff explain its impact on public health https://t.co/lvaUQvw7RD https://t.co/2BVXAofW9K

RT @unisdr: When&where did deadliest #disasters strike?@WMO's logged them. Historical analysis = cornerstone of #disaster #risk reduction.…

The Syria crisis has changed the way UNHCR responds to refugees – @RefugeesChief explains https://t.co/1AoJsC9xqt #JoinTogether

RT @UNESCO: In Paris tonight? Come to @UNESCO HQ & celebrate the European Night of Museums. Don't miss this unique opportunity👉https://t.co

Shelter is an essential protection activity for UNMigration, including these @IOM_Niger shelters in Diffa, Niger supported by @UNCERF. https://t.co/fdAw29g5B5

3 key ways media & communication can stop disasters from happening –@RobertGlasserUN: https://t.co/PyW2k3tqcL #MEXICOGP2017 #switch2sendai

May 20, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is deeply concerned about the military escalation at the Brak al-Shati air base in southern Libya and calls on all parties to exercise restraint and restore calm, the UN chief's spokesman said today.

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May 20, 2017
Street scene and market in Gaza City. Photo: World Bank/Arne Hoel All parties in the Palestinian territory are being urged by the UN to come together to avoid another major humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Robert Piper, the UN Humanitarian...

With 67,000 deaths a year, suicide is the 3rd cause of death for adolescents says new @WHO report: https://t.co/6qo3g6VdWK https://t.co/rRDVq7BeI9

RT @UNHumanRights: #Mexico: UN experts condemn killing of human rights defender & call to tackle impunity https://t.co/ZDDBviv7ka @ONUDHmex…

#JoinTogether with @YusraMardini to spotlight courage, energy & positivity of young refugees across the world. https://t.co/HbalTvb7CK https://t.co/j2ZveVKxnk

RT @UN: @UNHumanRights chief Zeid regrets Venezuelan opposition leader was unable to travel to their meeting on Friday https://t.co/LXpV9pc

Update on work to #MakeMercuryHistory – @UNEP announces that Minamata convention will soon enter into force. https://t.co/vbEYCdITZs https://t.co/ndgPv51a11

May 19, 2017

This week's top stories at the United Nations, including UNICEF's report on child refugees and migrants, the Secretary-General's address to the European Parliament and the event highlighting innovation for sustainable development.

May 19, 2017

Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO), discussed how the ocean is the cradle of life. More on The Ocean Conference, June 5-9 in New York: http://bit.ly/Ocean2017 #SaveOurOcean

May 19, 2017

Chelsea Rochman, an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, discusses how we can save priority pollutants from getting into our water supply. More on The Ocean Conference, June 5-9 in New York: http://bit.ly/Ocean2017 #SaveOurOcean

May 19, 2017

In the wake of the heavy rains, floods and landslides that hit Peru earlier this year, the United Nations agriculture agency said today that it is working with the Government to assist some 7,000 mostly small-scale farmers to restore their capacity to produce crops and feed their families.

.@UNCERF delivers funding quickly to humanitarian responders & kick-starts life-saving action. See: https://t.co/lzy5o4V6qq https://t.co/gSipi9aYuZ

May 19, 2017

United Nations-facilitated talks to help resolve the Syrian conflict have ended on schedule in Geneva, where UN negotiator Staffan de Mistura said he was satisfied that some progress had been made, and that there had been “less rhetoric” on all sides.

@UNHumanRights chief Zeid regrets Venezuelan opposition leader was unable to travel to their meeting on Friday https://t.co/LXpV9pc52B https://t.co/RDrgQdAV8A

May 19, 2017

Amid rising violence in Venezuela, the United Nations human rights chief has expressed regret that the Latin American country’s opposition leader was allegedly blocked from leaving the country for New York, where they were planning to meet.

May 19, 2017

The world took an historic step forward in the fight against mercury poisoning as the European Union and seven of its member States ratified the first new global convention related to the environment and health in close to a decade, according to the United Nations.

RT @UN_News_Centre: .@UNMigration says nearly 3,000 migrants were rescued on #MediterraneanSea in one day through a dozen operations. https…

May 19, 2017

United Nations - Press conference sponsored by the Office of the Permanent Observer of the African Union to the United Nations on the African Youth Forum on “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth”. Speakers are Ambassador Tete Antonio, Permanent Observer of the Mission of the African Union to the United Nations; Dr. Martial...

May 19, 2017

Nearly 3,000 migrants were rescued trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, according to the United Nations migration agency, which also reported that more than a dozen rescue operations were under way in the area yesterday.

UN documents, speeches, publications & more are now only one click away, in the UN Digital Library: https://t.co/ViBAp5EnIB https://t.co/KFHN1U2HOe

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May 19, 2017
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has invited government and opposition delegations speaks in Geneva. Photo: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré Syria talks end on schedule in Geneva, to resume in June Talks to help resolve the Syrian...
May 19, 2017

As war-torn Yemen grapples with heavy rains, a collapsed healthcare system and crippled economy, a resurgent cholera outbreak has spread with “unprecedented” speed and taken medical professionals by surprise, the World Health Organization warned today.

RT @UNGeneva: "We are not planning to draft a new constitution for #Syria. That is a task for Syrians themselves" - @UN Envoy de Mistura at…

May 19, 2017

A United Nations cybersecurity expert says that cybercrime is ultimately preventable, and that the internet – even the hidden so-called ‘dark net’ – has very good elements to it.

May 19, 2017

United Nations agencies are joining forces with governments in Southern Africa in a push to strengthen protections for persons with albinism, who often fall victim to a raft of abuses, including maiming, trafficking and even murder, linked to the belief that their parts have magical powers in witchcraft potions.

May 19, 2017

Hidden literally under the rubble of the Syrian war is the economic success story of a widow who, refusing to submit to despair, founded a thriving micro-enterprise venture with assistance from a United Nations agency loan.

May 19, 2017

Highlights of UN events during the week of 22 May 2017, including the International Day for Biodiversity, the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, the UN Headquarters observance of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, and more.

Solar energy is brightening up the lives of 20,000 refugees. https://t.co/t53qU54vnu

May 19, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Algeria, Gender Initiative, DSG travels, South Sudan, Libya, Iraq, Gaza, Cyprus, Yemen, IOM, WHO, UNEP, Press Conference Today, Press Conference Monday Noon Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary General. HIGHLIGHTS -SECRETARY-GENERAL CONGRATULATES ALGERIA FOR PEACEFUL ELECTIONS -U.N. AND EUROPEAN UNION TO...

May 19, 2017

Muhannad Dleikan, representative of the Moscow Group of the Syrian opposition, speaks to journalists prior to a meeting of his delegation with Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, in the latest round of the intra-Syria talks in Geneva.

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May 19, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Jocelyne Sambira and Daniel Johnson. In today’s programme: a resurgent cholera outbreak in Yemen is spreading with "unprecedented" speed, the World Health Organization warns; and...
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May 19, 2017
Thousands of civilians have arrived into Aburoc, South Sudan, following the resumption of the government offensive and clashes along the West Bank of the Nile River. Photo: OCHA/Gemma Connell Violations and abuses against civilians...
May 19, 2017

A United Nations report has documented human rights violations and abuses against civilians that may amount to war crimes or crimes against humanity, in what used to be a peaceful multi-ethnic town in South Sudan.

May 19, 2017

Press briefing by H.E. Mr. Kim In Ryong, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, on the situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

RT @UNHumanRights: #Zeid: "Hope @hcapriles passport removal is not reprisal linked to planned meeting with me tomorrow @UN #Venezuela

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May 19, 2017
WHO responding to the cholera outbreak in Yemen. Photo: WHO Yemen A resurgent cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has spread with "unprecedented" speed and taken medical professionals by surprise, the UN said on Friday. According to the World...
May 19, 2017

A UN Security and Safety officer at the entrance to the meeting room for the latest round of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva.

May 19, 2017

Journalists wiating to hear from Nasser Al Hariri, Representative of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) of the Syrian opposition, on the last day of the latest round of the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva.

May 19, 2017

Nasser Al Hariri (second from left), Representative of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) of the Syrian opposition, on his way to speak to journalists on the last day of the latest round of the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva.

May 19, 2017

Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, briefs journalists on the last day of the sixth round of the intra-Syrian talks.

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May 19, 2017
Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed meeting with Neven Mimica, European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation & Development in Brussels on 19 May to discuss the launch of the EU-UN global Gender...
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May 19, 2017
Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Violaine Martin (file) Algeria has been hailed by the UN Secretary-General for conducting "peaceful" parliamentary elections on 4 May. António...

On #EndangeredSpeciesDay learn how @CITES works towards achieving the #GlobalGoals: https://t.co/qogEvxA4CY https://t.co/TlZFUZ8QSD

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May 19, 2017
 Newly arriving refugees wave and laugh as the large inflatable boat they are in approaches the shore, near the village of Skala Eressos, on the island of Lesbos, in the North Aegean region of Greece. Photo: UNICEF/Ashley Gilbertson...
May 19, 2017

Martial De-Paul Ikonga (center), African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, during a press conference on the African Youth Forum on “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth”. He is flanked by Issam Chleuh (left), President and CEO of the Africa Impact Group; and Francine Muyumba, President of the Pan...

May 19, 2017

Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, during a press conference on the last day of the sixth round of the intra-Syrian talks. Also pictured: Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy (left), Deputy UN Special Envoy for Syria; Stephanie Koury (right), representative of the UN the Special Envoy in Damascus.

Notice ICTs enabling #GlobalGoals? Take a 📷 of it & submit it to the #WSIS contest to join @ITU campaign #ICT4SDG ➡️ https://t.co/cVGPIjsRKH https://t.co/AISJcwajRu

RT @UN_Spokesperson: Secretary-General @antonioguterres on the Algerian legislative elections https://t.co/ZfKrB9o2XL

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May 19, 2017

Kim In Ryong, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the UN, briefs journalists.

May 19, 2017

Kim In Ryong, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the UN, briefs journalists.

May 19, 2017

Participants at a high-level discussion on “Gateway Portals to the City: Infrastructure for Sustainable Urbanization” included: Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava (left), Permanent Representative of the Republic of Zimbabwe to the UN and President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); Peter Thomson (centre left), President of the seventy-first...

May 19, 2017

Joan Clos (shown on screens), Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), addresses via video teleconference a high-level discussion on “Gateway Portals to the City: Infrastructure for Sustainable Urbanization”. The event was co-organized by UN-Habitat, the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (CSU) and the...