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June 20, 2017
Migrants from the Mediterranean are rescued in the Channel of Sicily, Italy. Photo: IOM/Francesco Malavolta (file) At least 130 feared dead following new shipwrecks in the Mediterranean At least 130 are dead or missing following three new...

RT @Refugees: 👍An enormous thank you to @sesamestreet, @Grover and @PatinkinMandy for this video about helping refugee children! #RefugeeDa…

June 20, 2017

United Nations - Cellist and United Nations Messenger of Peace Yo-Yo Ma added his voice in support of refugees and migrants in a video for the TOGETHER Campaign. To find out more, visit together.un.org

Starting now: Security Council meeting on the situation in Burundi. Watch: https://t.co/WhwXXmCYWf

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June 20, 2017
Secretary-General António Guterres (right) addresses journalists at a press conference at UN Headquarters. UN Photo/Evan Schneider Stronger solidarity and support for developing countries who are hosting millions of refugees is "a must,"...
June 20, 2017

Highlights from the press conference by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on World Refugee Day (20 June 2017)

June 20, 2017

United Nations – Hussam Al Roustom, his wife Suha, and their two children left the city of Homs, Syria to escape the violence after the war started in 2011. From one refugee camp to another, between Syria and Jordan, this family started a long journey that will lead them to resettle in Jersey City, NJ, USA.   World Refugee Day 2017: From Homs to...

DR Congo: human rights situation has deteriorated; cannot become a free-fire zone- @UNHumanRights chief Zeid: https://t.co/XKpN0EYFbS

June 20, 2017

Press Conference by Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on World Refugee Day (20 June 2017)

RT @UNICEF: Our youngest-ever Goodwill Ambassador @muzoonrakan1 has a message for #ChildrenUprooted. RT if you believe #AChildIsAChild. #R…

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June 20, 2017
A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. Nickolay Mladenov (shown on screen), UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative...

Refugees become targets, accused of being a terror threat when they are not terrorists, they are victims of terror -@AntonioGuterres https://t.co/5rXy2L0ugO

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António Guterres
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June 20, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Matt Wells. In today's programme: … We hear about challenges facing aid workers in northern Uganda supporting waves of refugees from South Sudan And: An...
June 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (facing camera, right), speaks to journalists after addressing a press conference on the occasion of World Refugee Day (20 June). In addition to his remarks on the situation of refugees and migration around the world, the Secretary-General fielded questions on a variety of issues, including his efforts at mediation and...

June 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres addresses a press conference on the occasion of World Refugee Day (20 June). In addition to his remarks on the situation of refugees and migration around the world, the Secretary-General fielded questions on a variety of issues, including his efforts at mediation and preventive diplomacy; nuclear disarmament; the...

June 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) addresses a press conference on the occasion of World Refugee Day (20 June). In addition to his remarks on the situation of refugees and migration around the world, the Secretary-General fielded questions on a variety of issues, including his efforts at mediation and preventive diplomacy; nuclear disarmament...

June 20, 2017

Stéphane Dujarric (left), Spokesperson of the Secretary-General, opens the floor to questions from journalists during a press conference by Secretary-General António Guterres on the occasion of World Refugee Day (20 June). In addition to the Secretary-General's remarks on the situation of refugees and migration around the world, he fielded questions on...

June 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) addresses a press conference on the occasion of World Refugee Day (20 June). In addition to his remarks on the situation of refugees and migration around the world, the Secretary-General fielded questions on a variety of issues, including his efforts at mediation and preventive diplomacy; nuclear disarmament...

June 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) addresses a press conference on the occasion of World Refugee Day (20 June). In addition to his remarks on the situation of refugees and migration around the world, the Secretary-General fielded questions on a variety of issues, including his efforts at mediation and preventive diplomacy; nuclear disarmament...

June 20, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Álvaro Mendonça e Moura, Permanent Representative of Portugal to the United Nations.

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June 20, 2017
Congolese women and children arrive at a border point in Chissanda, Lunda Norte, Angola after fleeing militia attacks in Kasai Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. UNHCR workers were waiting to register them and organise onward...

RT @UN_Spokesperson: .@antonioguterres has called for a more rational debate on migrants and refugees, stressing the right to a life of dig…

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June 20, 2017
Erbil, Iraq: local families and Syrian refugees benefit from UNFAO project to restore livelihoods. Photo: FAO/Karina Coates Thousands of displaced people and refugees in northern Iraq are being trained in agricultural production through a project...

RT @UN_Spokesperson: The Secretary-General is appealing to the international community to re-establish integrity of int'l regime to protect…

RT @UN_Spokesperson: .@antonioguterres: The situation for @refugees has considerably changed. There's solidarity, but many borders are also…

Now: @AntonioGuterres is holding a press conference at UNHQ. Follow @UN_Spokesperson & see: https://t.co/WhwXXmCYWf

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June 20, 2017
After three days on the road, South Sudanese refugees arrive at the newly constructed Gure Shembola Camp in Ethiopia. Photo: UNHCR/Diana Diaz It's time to change the current trajectory which has led to a climate of "fear and exclusion"...
June 20, 2017

Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz (front centre), Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the UN and Council President for June, chairs the Council's meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.

June 20, 2017

Riyad H. Mansour (left), Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the UN, speaking with Ahmed Aboul Gheit (centre), Secretary-General of the League of Arab States; and Lakhdar Brahimi, member of The Elders, in the Security Council Chamber, ahead of the Council's meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.

June 20, 2017

Lakhdar Brahim, member of the Elders and former Joint Arab League-United Nations Special Representative for Syria, briefs the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.

June 20, 2017

A view of the observers gallery in the Security Council Chamber during the Council ‘s meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.

RT @Refugees: Music, soccer games, bike rides, murals, dancing, cooking... all to celebrate World #RefugeeDay! See our live blog: https://t…

June 20, 2017

United Nations – Malakeh Jazmati was forced to flee to Berlin Germany in October 2015. In Syria she worked for a telecoms company, and she also hosted a cooking show which ran on Syrian television. After arriving in Berlin she wrote her own cookbook which is being translated and published in German. Living in exile with her Syrian husband, she gave...

June 20, 2017

Albert Shingiro, Permanent Representative of Burundi to the UN, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in his country.

Now: Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. Watch: https://t.co/WhwXXmCYWf

Watch press conference by @AntonioGuterres at 11.40am NYC time at https://t.co/WhwXXmCYWf or live on @Facebook at: https://t.co/HTEor5z9Ja https://t.co/XD7P7eiU6a

June 20, 2017

Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations and Chair of the Burundi Configuration of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, briefs the Security Council via video conference on the situation in Burundi.

June 20, 2017

Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz, Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of June, speaks to journalists following a Security Council meeting on the situation in Burundi.

June 20, 2017

Taye-Brook Zerihoun, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, briefs the Security Council on the situation in Burundi.

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June 20, 2017
South Sudanese refugees sit at the Nyumanzi reception centre in Adjumani in northern Uganda. File Photo: UNHCR/I. Kasamani Water scarcity is a huge challenge for humanitarian workers in Arua district in northern Uganda whose job is to...
June 20, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority, briefed the Council via video...

June 20, 2017

Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz (front centre), Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the UN and Council President for June, chairs the Council's meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.

June 20, 2017

Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.

June 20, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. Nickolay Mladenov (shown on screen), UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority, briefed the Council...

On World #RefugeeDay, we reflect on the courage of those who have fled and the compassion of those who welcome them -@antonioguterres https://t.co/UkjikOPoxG

June 20, 2017

Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz (second from left), Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the UN and Council President for June, chairs the Council's meeting on the situation in Burundi.

June 20, 2017

A view from one of the media booths of the Security Council meeting on the situation in Burundi, as the Council is briefed via video conference by Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations and Chair of the Burundi Configuration of the UN Peacebuilding Commission.

On #RefugeesDay, take a look at this new animation featuring @YusraMardini's journey from Syria to the Olympics https://t.co/O2k6SHEzTS https://t.co/3ApWV50R2F

RT @UN_Women: #Womenrefugees learn the language of their host country, as well as to read and write in our classes: https://t.co/dTnWB33mdt

June 20, 2017

A view of the observers gallery in the Security Council Chamber during the Council's meeting on the situation in Burundi.

June 20, 2017

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and partners opened a new settlement area in Arua district, northern Uganda, in February 2017, to host thousands of refugees arriving from South Sudan. The new Imvepi settlement was opened after Palorinya settlement in Moyo district, which was opened in December 2016, rapidly reached its 135,000 refugee-hosting capacity.A...

June 20, 2017

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and partners opened a new settlement area in Arua district, northern Uganda, in February 2017, to host thousands of refugees arriving from South Sudan. The new Imvepi settlement was opened after Palorinya settlement in Moyo district, which was opened in December 2016, rapidly reached its 135,000 refugee-hosting...

June 20, 2017

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and partners opened a new settlement area in Arua district, northern Uganda, in February 2017, to host thousands of refugees arriving from South Sudan. The new Imvepi settlement was opened after Palorinya settlement in Moyo district, which was opened in December 2016, rapidly reached its 135,000 refugee-hosting...

On Tuesday's #RefugeeDay, show you're #WithRefugees & tell decision makers to act w/ shared responsibility➡️https://t.co/dm73heRBrS https://t.co/9GU6I4Ka4Z

RT @Refugees: Today is World #RefugeeDay. When we stand together #WithRefugees, we also stand for respect and diversity for all. https://t.…

June 20, 2017

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and partners opened a new settlement area in Arua district, northern Uganda, in February 2017, to host thousands of refugees arriving from South Sudan. The new Imvepi settlement was opened after Palorinya settlement in Moyo district, which was opened in December 2016, rapidly reached its 135,000 refugee-hosting...

June 20, 2017

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and partners opened a new settlement area in Arua district, northern Uganda, in February 2017, to host thousands of refugees arriving from South Sudan. The new Imvepi settlement was opened after Palorinya settlement in Moyo district, which was opened in December 2016, rapidly reached its 135,000 refugee-hosting capacity.A...

June 20, 2017

Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz (left), Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of June, speaks to journalists following a Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.To his left is Riyad H. Mansour, Permanent Observer...

#TourTuesday: Sphere within a Sphere by Arnaldo Pomodoro, 🇮🇹's gift to UN, depicts a cracked globe & 🌍's fragility. https://t.co/kRY5hpoXqM https://t.co/nbsdLeFalg

RT @RefugeesChief: On #WorldRefugeeDay we celebrate the courage of refugees. We honour those who help them stay safe. We think of solutions…

June 20, 2017

Je, inakuwaje kukimbia vita, majanga au mateso? Kuacha kila kitu? Watu wengi kuliko wakati mwingine wowote wa maisha yetu, wanaishi na jinamizi hili. Hadithi zao ni za kutia simanzi. Shida. Kutengana. Kifo. Nimekutana nao wengi ambao wamepoteza mengi sana. Lakini hawakupoteza matumaini ya ndoto zao, kwa ajili ya watoto wao, au dhamira yao ya kuboresha...

June 20, 2017

Como é fugir da guerra, dos desastres ou da perseguição? Ter que deixar tudo para trás? Nunca houve tantas pessoas como agora, em nossos dias, vivendo este pesadelo. Suas histórias são de partir o coração. Dificuldades. Separação. Morte. Eu conheci muitas pessoas que perderam tanto. Mas elas nunca perderam os sonhos para seus filhos ou a vontade de...

June 20, 2017

United Nations - The Secretary-General -- Video Message on World Refugee Day 2017. The Secretary-General: World Refugee Day 2017 Script (Pdf): http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/20worldrefugeedayenglish.pdf

June 20, 2017

Amid Burundi's “fragile” security situation, marked by recent grenade attacks in the capital, Bujumbura, a senior United Nations political official told the Security Council today that regional actors and international partners must press for confidence-building measures that would be conducive for holding an inclusive and credible political dialogue in...

June 20, 2017

Detailing “harrowing reports” of killings, mutilation and entire villages destroyed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's restive Kasai provinces, the top United Nations human rights official today called on the UN Human Rights Council to establish an independent international investigation into the widespread rights violations and abuses there.

June 20, 2017

A spate of recent terrorist attacks has driven an increase in security measures and exacerbated hate speech, a United Nations human rights expert warned today, calling for States to do more to meet the challenge of countering terrorism without fuelling racism and xenophobia.

June 20, 2017

Refugee protection is not a matter of solidarity or generosity, but an obligation under international law, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today said, detailing five strong appeals to the international community for respecting refugees' rights.

June 20, 2017

Raising alarm over the plight of refugees, in particular the situation of women and children, arriving in Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya having fled violence and instability in South Sudan, the United Nations Children's Fund has called on governments to do more to ensure that the most vulnerable are protected.

June 20, 2017

With a record 65.6 million people last year forcibly uprooted from their homes by violence and persecution, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called on the international community to provide support and solidarity.

June 20, 2017

A “race” is under way to contain the cholera epidemic in Yemen where 20 out of 22 governorates are affected, United Nations agencies said today.

June 20, 2017

Achieving a negotiated two-state outcome is the only way to lay the foundations for enduring peace that is based on Israeli security needs and the Palestinian right to sovereignty and statehood, the United Nations envoy on Middle East peace told the Security Council today.

June 20, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of senior officials as his envoys, respectively, for promoting universal accessibility, on the rights of young people, and to guide the implementation of the Organization's new approach to tackle cholera in Haiti.

June 20, 2017

The situation in the Central African Republic is “unsustainable,” an independent United Nations expert today warned, urging the Government to stop the spread of armed groups and increasing human rights violations.

June 20, 2017

Thousands of vulnerable Iraqi and Syrian refugee families affected by conflict in northern Iraq aim to profit from new livelihood ventures of the United Nations agriculture agency.

June 20, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attack carried out at a hotel on the outskirts of Bamako on 18 June and offered his full support to the Government of Mali to bring the perpetrators to justice.

June 20, 2017

Extremely high May and June temperatures have broken records in parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States, the United Nations weather agency reported today, warning of more heatwaves to come.

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June 20, 2017
Korma camp, located some 80 km from El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur State. Photo: UNAMID In Sudan's restive Darfur region, some 4,000 displaced people are now living under trees following a deadly fire which destroyed the camp...

World needs to pre-empt devastating drought impacts through better preparedness, says @FAOnews #GlobalGoals https://t.co/z7cBwphN01

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June 20, 2017
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Muzoon Almellehan meets students at the School of Peace at a internally displaced peoples site in the Lake Region, Chad, during her visit to the region in April 2017. Photo: UNICEF/Sokhin A teenage...

RT @antonioguterres: Protection of refugees is not only an act of generosity; it is an obligation under international law #WithRefugees htt…

See how @UNDP works to achieve the #GlobalGoals to end poverty, reduce inequality & address climate change: https://t.co/31kBuARZ1Q https://t.co/FqhnxPT2tG

RT @pahowho: From the warehouse to remote indigenous communities: The journey of vaccines in Brazil https://t.co/nJ8uxj4wId #GetVax https:/…

RT @Refugees: Children are disproportionately affected by conflict: they make up 30% of the global population but 50% of #refugees https://…

June 19, 2017

Statement to the media by H.E. Mr. Sacha Sergio Llorenty Solíz, Permanent Representative of the and president of the Security Council for the month of June, on the situation on the Djibouti-Eritrea border following the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeeping troops.

On #RefugeeDay, show your solidarity #WithRefugees who were forced to flee their homes & deserve a better life: https://t.co/dm73hf9cQs https://t.co/pjnqAxYcOu

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June 19, 2017
  Stéphane Dujarric. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré (file) "Deep concern" for safety of 100,000 in Syria's Deir Ezzour city "Deep concern" was expressed by the UN on Monday for the safety of around 100,000 Syrians trapped inside the city of Deir Ezzour. It's been besieged for nearly three years by the extremist group Daesh, or ISIL. Within the past week...
June 19, 2017

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

RT @OCHA_Syria: Two days after attack on convoy, @UN @SYRedCrescent @ICRC_sy returning to besieged East #Harasta #Syria to deliver aid for…

Secretary-General
António Guterres
June 19, 2017

The United Nations Department of Public Information has launched a new animated video on the dramatic story of Yusra Mardini, a young refugee from conflict-torn Syria who achieved her dream to compete in the Olympics last year. Yusra Mardini was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Refugee...

Today there are 22.5 million refugees. Half of them are children. https://t.co/80qth1qfL1

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June 19, 2017
USG Yury Fedotov, Executive-Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), addresses the GA during the High-Level Debate on Transnational Organized Crime. UN Photo/Manuel Elias There is "nothing inevitable" about the...
June 19, 2017

Ninette Kelley, Director of the New York Office of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), briefs journalists on UNHCR's annual Global Trends report.

June 19, 2017

A delegate in the conference room ahead of the start of a meeting of the UN conference to negotiate a legally-binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons.

RT @Refugees: Shamshidah was 14 on her first day of school, how old where you? Refugees should be able to go to school. If you agree, stand…

June 19, 2017

Briefing by Ninette Kelley, Director of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), on the annual Global Trends Report.

June 19, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: UNHCR, DSG Travels, Colombia, UNDP, Sexual Violence, Iraq, Syria, Middle East, Migration Compact, UNICEF, Portugal, Desertification, Gastronomy, Honour Roll Noon Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary General. HIGHLIGHTS --------------------------- -IN EUROPE, DEPUTY U.N. CHIEF TO TAKE PART IN EVENTS...

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June 19, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Matt Wells. In today's programme: global displacement hits new high in 2016; and experts meet to promote stronger action to address drought.
June 19, 2017

Cho Tae-yul, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations and Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission, presents to the Security Council the Commission’s report on its tenth session.

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June 19, 2017
Mala Ghedia, who plays an Indian migrant in the short film, which won an award at the Cannes Film Festival. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel Johnson A film featuring Syrian...

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. @UN_Women acts to #EndRapeinWar: https://t.co/YILXQkqlQg https://t.co/SafgsGNmUO

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June 19, 2017
A woman from the Kassab camp for Internal Displaced Persons (IDP), in Kutum, North Darfur, shows her sorrow for the increase of rapes in the area. Photo: UNAMID/Albert González Farran Rape and sexual violence in conflict are clear "tactics of...

RT @UN_Spokesperson: Sexual violence is a threat to every individual’s right to a life of dignity & to our collective peace https://t.co/pc

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June 19, 2017
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Muzoon Almellehan skips rope with students at the School of Peace at a internally displaced peoples site in the Lake Region, Chad. She visited the conflict-affected region in April 2017. UNICEF/Sokhin First...
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June 19, 2017
Women displaced by drought waiting to meet Secretary-General António Guterres during his visit to Baidoa, Somalia, where the focus was on famine and cholera. File Photo: UN News/Laura Gelbert Experts and policy makers from across...

Starting now: #UNGA high-level debate on Transnational Organized Crime. Watch: https://t.co/WhwXXmCYWf

Starting soon: Security Council meeting on peacebuilding and sustaining peace. Watch: https://t.co/WhwXXmCYWf

June 19, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with United States Congressman Jim Costa.

June 19, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Shahidul Haque, Foreign Secretary of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

They no longer have homes, but they can still have a future. Syrian children need your help NOW: https://t.co/VVjfxGwqzb https://t.co/g55PfywnsJ

June 19, 2017

Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya to the UN and former Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission, addresses the Security Council meeting on the work of the Peacebuilding Commission.

June 19, 2017

The third of six consultative thematic sessions for the 2018 UN conference to adopt a global compact on migration is taking place in Geneva on 19-20 June. The session covers “international cooperation and governance of migration in all its dimensions, including at borders, on transit, entry, return, readmission, integration and reintegration“.A general...

RT @antonioguterres: Shocked by the devastating fires in Portugal. Thoughts & prayers are with the victims, their families & friends. https…

June 19, 2017

The General Assembly held a high-level debate on Transnational Organized Crime, in observance of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the assassination of Italian Judge Giovanni Falcone.Alya Ahmed Saif Al-Thani (centre on dais), Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the UN, moderates a panel discussion during the debate. Also pictured (from...

June 19, 2017

The General Assembly held a high-level debate on Transnational Organized Crime, in observance of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the assassination of Italian Judge Giovanni Falcone.Igor N. Zubov, State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, addresses the debate.

June 19, 2017

The General Assembly held a high-level debate on Transnational Organized Crime, in observance of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the assassination of Italian Judge Giovanni Falcone.Rosanna Alvarado Carrión, Minister of Justice and Human Rights of Ecuador, addresses the debate.

June 19, 2017

The General Assembly held a high-level debate on Transnational Organized Crime, in observance of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the assassination of Italian Judge Giovanni Falcone.Raúl Cervantes, Minister of Justice of Mexico, addresses the debate.

June 19, 2017

The General Assembly held a high-level debate on Transnational Organized Crime, in observance of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the assassination of Italian Judge Giovanni Falcone.Andrea Orlando, Minister of Justice of Italy, addresses the debate.

June 19, 2017

The third of six consultative thematic sessions for the 2018 UN conference to adopt a global compact on migration is taking place in Geneva on 19-20 June. The session covers “international cooperation and governance of migration in all its dimensions, including at borders, on transit, entry, return, readmission, integration and reintegration“.Juan José...

RT @Refugees: We are LIVE! What do you want to ask @refugeeschief? Join us LIVE now on https://t.co/xj1x6xf7j6 live from #SouthSudan #Refug…

On Int'l Day for #EndRapeinWar, stand against use of sexual violence as a war tactic by adding your 📷: https://t.co/ojruvcUKpR https://t.co/PANutKSeMr

June 19, 2017

The General Assembly held a high-level debate on Transnational Organized Crime, in observance of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the assassination of Italian Judge Giovanni Falcone.A wide view of the Trusteeship Council Chamber as Peter Thomson (left on screen), President of the seventy-first session, addresses the debate.

June 19, 2017

The General Assembly held a high-level debate on Transnational Organized Crime, in observance of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the assassination of Italian Judge Giovanni Falcone.Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand addresses the debate.

.@JimYongKim calls on entrepreneurs to work w/@WorldBank to help countries leapfrog development. https://t.co/EapWI4jHtm #globalgoals

Starts this week UNHQ: States parties to Int'l Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination https://t.co/LCRcag16Pr

RT @Refugees: The number of refugees in the world is the highest ever seen. Global Trends - what you need to know: https://t.co/mm2BkBJ7Pj

Sexual violence in conflict is based on structural gender inequality. Learn more in the new UN #EndRapeinWar report https://t.co/ixOrEBShj0 https://t.co/V1hKYjwAvm

United Nations Audio
June 19, 2017
South Sudanese refugees spend the night at a way station in Gimbi, Ethiopia while en route to the newly constructed Gure Shembola Camp. Photo: UNHCR/Dina Diaz The number of people fleeing war, violence and persecution around the world...
June 19, 2017

Marking the 25 years since the murder of an Italian judge who dedicated his life to fighting the Mafia, a senior United Nations official today stressed the need for the international community to renew its commitment to address evolving and emerging forms of organized crime.

June 19, 2017

Briefing the Security Council today, the Chair of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission – an intergovernmental advisory body that supports peace efforts in conflict-affected countries – highlighted that partnerships, coherence, transparency and a focus on the gender dimensions of its work will be its key priorities for the upcoming session.

June 19, 2017

In a historic first, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has appointed 19-year-old Muzoon Almellehan, who has been advocating for girls' education since fleeing war-torn Syria in 2013, as its newest – and youngest – Goodwill Ambassador.

June 19, 2017

Nearly 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes last year, the United Nation refugee agency today reported, stressing the “very high” pace at which conflict and persecution is forcing people to flee their homes.

June 19, 2017

United Nations entities based in Colombia have strongly condemned Saturday's terrorist attack at a shopping centre in the capital, Bogota, and underscored that they “remain determined” to support the country and its peace process.

June 19, 2017

Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the development of United Nations standards for having former combatants lay down weapons and reintegrate into society, senior UN officials today highlighted how crucial the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) processes are to sustaining peace.

June 19, 2017

Investing in preparedness and building the resilience of farmers is fundamental to cope with extreme drought, because responding to such situations when they hit might be too late, the head of the United Nations agricultural agency said today.

June 19, 2017

Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today paid tribute to the women, girls, men and boys who have suffered the atrocity of sexual violence in conflict, and reaffirmed “our global commitment to eliminate this scourge.”

Starts this wk UNHQ: States parties to Int'l Convention for Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance https://t.co/ZYp2XZUB9d

Fainesi fled from sexual violence in Burundi. In @UN_Women's Safe Space, the refugee found relief: https://t.co/VrAbaLIfFv #EndRapeinWar https://t.co/8nnYsKNjdO

RT @sesamestreet: Super dads are role models! Share your super dad moment in a pic using #EarlyMomentsMatter. https://t.co/PTV2Q78mx4 @UNIC…

No time to waste as Somalia situation worsens after seasons of poor rainfall & low river water levels. Act now➡️ https://t.co/VaxnGjiMdZ https://t.co/OHKlV10TNx

RT @UNESCO: 23 new sites added to UNESCO’s World Network of #BiosphereReserves. Check them out! ➡️ https://t.co/nOltgvHLeJ https://t.co/vrM

RT @WFP: Famine looms over 20M people. Take an in-depth look at the facts, the causes & how WFP is responding https://t.co/ncqrD9S0l0 #Figh…

On Monday's Int'l Day to #EndRapeinWar, RT if you agree with Secretary-General @antonioguterres https://t.co/ixOrEBAFUq via @UN_Women https://t.co/Lroj3FDM5Q

RT @UNGeneva: The right to self-determination. The right to an education. The right to work. These are your rights! @UN #CESCR https://t.c…

War breaks families apart & forces them to leave their homes behind. YOU can help by standing #WithRefugees ➡️ https://t.co/dm73heRBrS https://t.co/sMoKsNNdUa

RT @antonioguterres: Refugees who have fled war and persecution deserve and are legally entitled to our protection and support. #withrefuge…

Secretary-General
António Guterres

Why data is key to disaster prevention: @unisdr's @RobertGlasserUN explains ➡️https://t.co/lysXHLjIKz #GlobalGoals

RT @UNOCHA: #Syria: many of you have asked us how to help make a difference. One way is to donate: https://t.co/W4eCaulDdi https://t.co/1pL

Chocolate🍫 is the answer, even to saving an ecosystem affected by climate change! How you can help: https://t.co/JHoTkYaMtX https://t.co/zBrl1w26W5

RT @UN_Radio: #Kenya takes advantage of "neglected blue economy”. 🎧 Interview with @JudiWakhungu #SaveOurOcean https://t.co/qeUmru8tYQ http…

This #SustainableSunday is also Sustainable Gastronomy Day! Here are few ways to live sustainably: https://t.co/WdAk3YdLt8 https://t.co/MsH8CvOkLZ

Sport can transcend boundaries of sex, race, religion & nationality. Here is how @UN_Women uses it for #Planet5050➡️ https://t.co/KF1bl8a4ax https://t.co/DfEqcW36Ly

RT @Refugees: Our @RefugeesChief is in #SouthSudan with people displaced by terrible conflict. They urgently need peace, education, support…

June 18, 2017

'Shocked and horrified' at the many lives claimed by the devastating fires that hit the Pedrógão Grande region of Portugal, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today expressed his deep sadness and condolences to the Portuguese Government and people.

As many people celebrate #FathersDay, share a Super Dad moment w/ @UNICEF! Here are 📷 showing #EarlyMomentsMatter ➡️ https://t.co/kSDJM3CpK5 https://t.co/k4y5513OGx

RT @UNmigration: Over 7.5 m people in #SouthSudan are in need of assistance due to a crisis that has displaced millions since 2013: https:/…

Your support matters! Here are few ways you can show the 🌎 that you stand #WithRefugees : https://t.co/dm73hf9cQs https://t.co/9CtszVZQQv

RT @UNESCO: .@UNESCO adopts guidelines to protect artists & diversify cultural content on the internet 👉https://t.co/dSRsxj3fE9 #SupportCre…

RT @UNHumanRights: World community must solve Yemen water crisis to halt spiralling cholera outbreak – UN experts https://t.co/QstvzxpSdB

On Sunday's Sustainable Gastronomy Day, have a look at @FAOnews' 9 tips on how to reduce food waste: https://t.co/Ewfm28Hu3s https://t.co/XLWF5nMJn4

RT @UN_News_Centre: 'No limit' to cruelty of traffickers, say @Refugees @IOM, as video surfaces of tortured #migrants in #Libya https://t.c…

Eat Play Love First 1000 days of life can shape a child’s future. Share a super dad📷 to show #EarlyMomentsMatter: https://t.co/kSDJM3kOSx https://t.co/C4nxsxPIw6

RT @GlobalGoalsUN: The new Common Future Project, a partnership of 7 ad agencies + @Google, aims to bring #GlobalGoals to Gen Z. Info: http…

Inspire the🌎 with your climate action for a sustainable future! Enter @UNFCCC's youth #Video4COP23 competition: https://t.co/ypdmEtCTmu https://t.co/FQLywl8XOH

RT @Refugees: Thanks @Twitter for our #WithRefugees emoji: a hug symbolizing a warm welcome and compassion for all refugees. #RefugeeDay #T…

Terrorist attacks remain a major hurdle to peace in Mali, @UN_MINUSMA chief tells Security Council: https://t.co/8kh6uMQ55F

RT @UNCCD: When land is productive, everything else follows: jobs, opportunities & life. Help us make it happen! #2017WDCD https://t.co/WxM

Families forced to flee need all of us to #JoinTogether. Are you #WithRefugees? Sign now: https://t.co/dm73hf9cQs

Secretary-General
António Guterres

RT @UNDP: What's #overfishing & why is it harmful for animals AND humans? @CodySimpson explains in #Oceans101. #SaveOurOcean https://t.co/9

When land is productive, everything else follows: jobs, opportunities & life. Help make it happen! https://t.co/6CmxijHOau #2017WDCD https://t.co/RykSX6KhVx

Our land. Our home. Our future. With right investments in land, rural infrastructure & skills development, a better future awaits! #2017WDCD https://t.co/cQVBwLlPDv

Ukraine: 750,000 children at risk of being cut off from safe drinking water after surge in fighting, warns @UNICEF https://t.co/5PmoR7jg0j

June 17, 2017

With hundreds of millions of people around the globe directly affected by desertification – the degradation of land ecosystems due to unsustainable farming or mining practices, or climate change – United Nations agencies have called for better management of land so that it can provide a place where individuals and communities “can build a...

June 17, 2017

The United Nations envoy on Middle East peace has condemned yesterday's shooting and stabbing attack by Palestinian assailants near Jerusalem's Old City that killed an Israeli Border Police Officer and wounded at least four others including civilians.

60% of the 🌎’s refugees who are in urban areas can have a + effect on the economy & help advance the social experiment that is the city. https://t.co/JYOZnKMmSw

United Nations Audio
June 16, 2017
Auke Lootsma UNDP Country Director in Yemen. Photo: Reem Abaza Yemenis continue to show "incredible resilience" despite the crippling war which has left around 20 million in need of...

Today at UNHQ: an "ocean" of calligraphy in 3 waves at @JapanMissionUN event to support UN #SaveOurOcean effort. https://t.co/amtF0GT8Fm

RT @Refugees: There is a ball. Pass it, and you open up a world. Join the global movement in support of refugees https://t.co/gbjdT6B4c9 #S…

Severe funding gaps threaten @UNICEF's assistance to 9 million children in Syria and neighbouring countries: https://t.co/K6uRLYCIAC https://t.co/p32RD7vFwP

RT @UNOOSA: Interested in getting more women like Valentina Tereshkova into the space sector? Learn about #space4women: https://t.co/BZirtY

On Saturday's World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought, see how healthy land means better future: https://t.co/jAi0yEwvyR #2017WDCD https://t.co/q4wfNbUWvb

June 16, 2017

Two United Nations agencies have voiced 'deep concern' for the safety of hundreds of migrants and refugees – including many children – held captive by smugglers or criminal gangs at an unknown location in Libya after a video showing their abuse was posted on Facebook.

June 16, 2017

Despite progress towards peace in Mali, terrorist attacks remain a major obstacle, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping operation there told the Security Council today.

June 16, 2017

Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix paid a week-long visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

June 16, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has lauded the vision and tenacity of the former Chancellor of Germany, Helmut Kohl, who died today at the age of 87.

Starting now: ceremony at UNHQ to celebrate the life and spirit of @UNFPA's Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin. Watch: https://t.co/WhwXXmCYWf https://t.co/Kf5Kkw9j6b

RT @OIM_Niger: Take a look at our staff having fun with the little ones at one of IOM's aid distribution sites in #Diffa. #DayoftheAfricanC…

Secretary-General
António Guterres

RT @UN_News_Centre: #Yemen: Humanitarian situation will deteriorate in the absence of a political solution, @UN Security Council warns http…

United Nations Audio
June 16, 2017
Jean-Pierre Lacroix. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe (file) UN Peacekeeping chief expresses "deep concern" over violence in DRC The UN Peacekeeping chief met with the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Friday and expressed "deep concern over the continuing violence" in the Kasai...
June 16, 2017

As fighting in and around the Syrian city of Raqqa continues to take a toll on civilians and displaces thousands every day, the United Nations refugee agency has called for greater and sustained access to that it can reach those in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.

June 16, 2017

Highlights of UN events during the week of 19 June 2017, including the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, World Refugee Day, the Secretary-General's press conference in New York and more.

On Int'l Day of #FamilyRemittances, we celebrate migrant workers supporting their families back 🏠 More➡️ https://t.co/89qq8WAD0a #GFRID2017 https://t.co/4PhC74SDA8

June 16, 2017

With the recent escalation of hostilities damaging vital water infrastructure in eastern Ukraine, at least 750,000 children are at imminent risk of being cut off from safe drinking water, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today.

June 16, 2017

Briefing by Mr. John Ging, Director of the Operational Division at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), on his recent mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic.

June 16, 2017

A majority of children aged between three- and four-years-old in 74 countries, or about 40 million, have fathers who do not play or engage in early learning activities with them, according to a new study released today by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

June 16, 2017

Top stories from UN News during 12 - 18 June 2017, featuring: the Secretary-General's visit to Afghanistan; the importance of family remittances; and ensuring sustainable development for every child. Read related stories on UN News: http://www.un.org/news/

RT @JapanMissionUN: Here's what "Peace is..." to today's performers, @MasakoInkyo & @SahokoST! Reply to this tweet & share pics of your pos…

June 16, 2017

Statement and informal comments to the media by H.E. Mr. Sacha Sergio Llorenty Solíz, Permanent Representative of the and president of the Security Council for the month of June, on the situation in Mali following the 7975th Security Council meeting. [in English and Spanish]

Secretary-General
António Guterres
June 16, 2017

As the clock ticks towards the 2030 deadline for meeting global goals to eradicate hunger and poverty, the United Nations agriculture agency today asserted that five vitally important emerging economies, known collective as the 'BRICS' countries, are well positioned to take a leading role in helping the world achieve these targets.

June 16, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Tuesday Press Conference, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Syria, Mali, Lebanon, Ukraine, UNESCO, Family Remittances, Louise Arbour, DPKO, Noon Briefing Guest Monday, Noon Briefing Guest Today Noon Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary General. HIGHLIGHTS --------------------------- -SECRETARY-GENERAL TO...

June 16, 2017

Abdoulaye Diop, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Mali, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in his country.

United Nations Audio
June 16, 2017
Abdoulaye Diop, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Mali, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in his country. UN Photo/Manuel Elias This month marks two years since the signing of...
United Nations Audio
June 16, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Matt Wells. In today’s programme: Security Council updated on Mali progress ahead of peace deal anniversary; and:Migrant workers sending more money home than a...
June 16, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres speaks at a ceremony to celebrate the life and spirit of Babatunde Osotimehin, most recently Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

June 16, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with François Lounceny Fall, Special Representative for Central Africa and head of the United Nations Office for Central Africa (UNOCA).

June 16, 2017

Oscar Chacón (third from left), Executive Director of Alianza Américas, addresses the Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID) 2017. The two-day Forum was organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in collaboration with the World Bank and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA, on the...

June 16, 2017

Bela Hovy (second from right), Chief of the Migration Section, Population Division, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), during his presentation to the Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development(GFRID) 2017. The two-day Forum was organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in collaboration with...

June 16, 2017

A wide view of the Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development. The two-day event was organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in collaboration with the World Bank and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA, on the occasion of the International Day of Family Remittances (16 June).

#FBF: ~70 yrs ago the UNGA adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common human rights standard for everyone, everywhere. https://t.co/bkdmA4CPdI

United Nations Audio
June 16, 2017
Fish market in Bor, South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS/Amanda Voisard Fish are helping to bring communities together in one conflict-affected part of South Sudan thanks to a small but hugely significant project undertaken by the United...
June 16, 2017

Informal comments to the media by H.E. Mr. Abdoulaye Diop, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mali, on the situation in Mali following the 7975th Security Council meeting. [in French and English]

United Nations Audio
June 16, 2017
4-year-old Orin and his father, Marshall Mejia, play in the water during a visit to the seashore, in their hometown of Dangriga, on the south-eastern coast of Belize. Photo: UNICEF/UN035756/LeMoyne More than half of all children aged 3 to...
June 16, 2017

Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz, Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the UN and President of the Security Council for June, speaks to journalists following closed Council consultations on the situation in Mali.

June 16, 2017

A wide view of a conference held to negotiate a legally-binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination.

June 16, 2017

Abdoulaye Diop (centre right, back to camera), Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Mali, greets delegates at the Security Council meeting on the situation in his country.

June 16, 2017

Programmes supported by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to assist more than nine million children in Syria and neighbouring countries are on the verge of being cut off due to a critical funding shortage.

On Friday's #FamilyRemittances Day, see how migrants help achieve the #GlobalGoals by sending money home: https://t.co/OQdUmRNUUP https://t.co/hAPJWD8BpW

United Nations Audio
June 16, 2017
Remittances, the money migrant workers send home to their families, provide crucial financial support for millions of people in developing countries. File Photo: IFAD The amount of money migrants send home to their families in developing...

RT @IFADnews: Today we celebrate #familyremittances day. Follow #GFRID2017 live from @UN HQ in New York https://t.co/F1oQGqZZzo https://t.c…

June 16, 2017

Informal comments to the media by H.E. Mr. Peter Wilson, Deputy Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, on the situation in Mali.

June 16, 2017

Informal comments to the media by H.E. Mr. François Delattre (on the side of the Security Council meeting) , Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations, on the situation in Mali. [in French and English]

June 16, 2017

Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz (front left), Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the UN and Council President for June, chairs the Council's meeting on the situation in Mali.

June 16, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the situation in Mali.

See how the #GlobalGoals aim to achieve equality, education, health and dignity for all children by 2030. https://t.co/ruQDG7nGSI https://t.co/6RuVgmoifr

June 16, 2017

A view of the observers’ gallery in the Security Council Chamber during the Council’s meeting on the situation in Mali.

June 16, 2017

Abdoulaye Diop, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Mali, speaks to journalists following a Security Council meeting on the situation in his country.

Starting soon: Security Council meeting on the situation in Mali. Watch: https://t.co/WhwXXmUzNN

United Nations Audio
June 16, 2017
The UN and its partners are helping to care for those who have fled the fighting in Mosul. Photo: UNHCR/Caroline Gluck   At least 100,000 people trapped in ISIL-held Mosul Old...

Meet @MalvikaIyer's story, who shows anything is possible even in the face of adversity: https://t.co/vardQfJcB8 #COSP10 #CRPD https://t.co/7harOGkeZn

June 16, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) and Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (centre) meet with Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General-elect of the World Health Organization (WHO).

June 16, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General-elect of the World Health Organization (WHO).

June 16, 2017

Mahamat Saleh Annadif, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), briefs the Security Council.

RT @ILOAfrica: Today is the International Day of African Child. No child must be left behind. https://t.co/zYwEdifLF0 #ILC2017 https://t.co

June 16, 2017

Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz, Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the UN and Council President for June, chairs the Council's meeting on the situation in Mali.

June 16, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the situation in Mali.

#FF - follow @Louise_Arbour for updates on #UN4RefugeesMigrants work https://t.co/3dJIQSTu6G

United Nations Audio
June 16, 2017
On 18 May 2017 in Al-Tabqa city in the Syrian Arab Republic, Hasan, 12 (red shirt) and his friends walk past a destroyed car. He and his family have been uprooted twice due to violence, forcing him to drop out of school in Grade 3. Photo...

In <2 mo 30K ppl fled DR Congo & arrived to Angola in need of a safe haven. Until they can return home YOU can help: https://t.co/5tGesFws1U https://t.co/H3aF0SEGbJ

June 16, 2017

As part of his five-day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the top United Nations peacekeeping official visited the vast country's troubled Kasai region and expressed "deep concern" about the ongoing violence there.

.@WorldRugby wants a gender equal world! Have YOU made a commitment to #HeForShe? Take action for #Planet5050 today: https://t.co/54JWnRVfC3 https://t.co/FMc7tNoTTa

RT @UN_News_Centre: #UNGA decides to establish new @UN #CounterTerrorism Office https://t.co/A27DpT4JSf https://t.co/rvihScttD4

Burundi: Serious human rights violations persist in climate of fear, says @UN_HRC appointed expert panel: https://t.co/Whk9b3pb4n

RT @JapanMissionUN: Our 3rd #PeaceIsEvent is tmrw at 2PM! Relive May's event feat. Mr. Shiro Otake @George_Chakiras thru photos! #TBT→ http…

RT @UNHumanRights: Immediate action needed as Gaza power cuts spark humanitarian crisis, UN expert warns https://t.co/IqI7TmA5Oz https://t.…

Higher incomes don't automatically lead to improved outcomes for all children: 1 in 8 kids in high-income countries faces food insecurity. https://t.co/fO5EsQu7Om

June 15, 2017

Informal comments to the media (on the side of the Security Council meeting) by H.E Mr. Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, on the situation in Yemen.

United Nations Audio
June 15, 2017
Peter Thomson (left), President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly. At his side is Movses Abelian, Assistant Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management. UN...

RT @ilo: Congratulations to the Government of #India on the ratification of two child labour conventions #NoChildLabour #ILC2017 ! https:/…

Starting soon: Security Council meeting on the sitation in the Middle East. Watch live: https://t.co/WhwXXmCYWf

Narrowing the gender gap would increase global tax revenue by over $1.5 trillion. https://t.co/OF3EfuEkFE

RT @UNICEFmena: #YEMEN: “#Cholera outbreak is overwhelming what remains of Yemen’s conflict-battered health system" @UNICEF_Yemen https:/…

June 15, 2017

UN: Migrant workers' remittances a 'win-win solution' IFAD chief Gilbert F. Houngbo said remittances sent by migrant workers are a “win-win solution” as they benefit both host countries and the workers' countries of origin. International Day of Family Remittances - 16 June

June 15, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Counter-Terrorism, Somalia, Security Council, Colombia, Central African Republic, Yemen, Burundi, Haiti, Bangladesh, UNICEF, Innovation, Elder Abuse, Book Launch, Press Briefing Tomorrow Noon Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary General. HIGHLIGHTS --------------------------- - SECRETARY-GENERAL HAILS...

June 15, 2017

United Nations - Press conference by Mr. Gilbert Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), on the International Day of Family Remittances and other matters.

Secretary-General
António Guterres
June 15, 2017

The General Assembly held elections for eighteen members of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).A delegate takes notes as the result of the voting is announced.

June 15, 2017

Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), briefs journalists on the International Day of Family Remittances (16 June).

June 15, 2017

The Security Council met to consider cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union in maintaining international peace and security. The Council had before it the report of the Secretary-General on options for authorization and support for African Union peace support operations.African delegates at the council meeting, including Téte...

June 15, 2017

The General Assembly held elections for eighteen members of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).A delegate prepares to cast a ballot.

June 15, 2017

The General Assembly held elections for eighteen members of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).Peter Thomson (left), President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, chairs the meeting. At his side is Movses Abelian, Assistant Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management.

June 15, 2017

The Security Council met to consider cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union in maintaining international peace and security. The Council had before it the report of the Secretary-General on options for authorization and support for African Union peace support operations.Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Chef de Cabinet to the...

June 15, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union in maintaining international peace and security. The Council had before it the report of the Secretary-General on options for authorization and support for African Union peace support operations.

June 15, 2017

The United Nations conference to negotiate a legally-binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination, which initially took place from 27 to 31 March, resumes from 15 June to 7 July.Elayne Whyte Gómez (shown on screens), Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG) and President of the...

United Nations Audio
June 15, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Matt Wells. In today's programme: a UNICEF report finds rich countries are struggling to meet development goals; and challenges persist for people with...
June 15, 2017

Many older persons are at risk of being abused by their own relatives, a United Nations human rights expert has warned, urging greater vigilance and more reporting of suspected cases, especially since many fear on the part of older persons may not speak up for fear of reprisals – or to protect family members from criminal prosecution.

RT @AminaJMohammed: I wish to re-affirm @UN's moral responsibility to people of #Haiti. @antonioguterres & I appeal for more resources. Let…

Where do the world’s top inventors work and live? Find out here ⬇️ https://t.co/YJxhsMUDFH

United Nations Audio
June 15, 2017
Jan Egeland called for an end to the “red tape system” that was keeping humanitarians from delivering urgently needed aid. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel Johnson Aid access by land to hundreds of...
June 15, 2017

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

United Nations Audio
June 15, 2017
Thousands of people fleeing fear of violence in Burundi have arrived in Mahama Refugee Camp, Rwanda. File Photo: UNHCR/Kate Holt Serious human rights violations continue to take place in Burundi amidst a climate of "deep and widespread...
United Nations Audio
June 15, 2017
A street scene in Mogadishu, the Somali capital. File Photo: AU-UN IST/Stuart Price Terror attack on popular restaurant in Somali capital condemned by UN An attack on a popular restaurant in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which...
United Nations Audio
June 15, 2017
Delegates at a round table on addressing the impact of multiple discrimination on persons with disabilities, held as part of the tenth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with...
United Nations Audio
June 15, 2017
Francis Gurry, head of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), who warned that investment in innovation continued to be low. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel...

Starting now: Security Council meeting on UN / @_AfricanUnion cooperation. Watch: https://t.co/WhwXXmUzNN

Starting soon: #UNGA to elect 18 members of Economic & Social Council for 3-year terms. Watch: https://t.co/WhwXXmUzNN

.@CasarJacobson built a career despite her hearing disability, showing how tech helps to #LeaveNoOneBehind https://t.co/KywfzUbpFn #COSP10 https://t.co/cRCZDxqTSa

RT @UNHumanRights: UN expert urges public action to halt abuse of elderly by relatives https://t.co/LKBlqS916s https://t.co/5QMiOBoyRK

June 15, 2017

Conference officers ready the Security Council Chamber for the next scheduled meeting of the Council.

June 15, 2017

The Security Council met to consider cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union in maintaining international peace and security. The Council had before it the report of the Secretary-General on options for authorization and support for African Union peace support operations.Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti (centre), Chef de Cabinet to the...

June 15, 2017

Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz, Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the UN and President of the Security Council for June, chairs the Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria.

June 15, 2017

Izumi Nakamitsu, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria.

June 15, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria.

June 15, 2017

Participants of the tenth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, on the third and final day of the Conference.

June 15, 2017

Participants of the tenth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, on the third and final day of the Conference.

June 15, 2017

A participant using a braille laptop during the tenth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.