United Nations Audio
9 Dec 2017
UN peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) BMP armored vehicle on patrol. Photo: MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being urged by the UN Security Council to ensure that those responsible for this week’s deadly attack on peacekeepers serving there...

Everyone has the power to fight corruption! On Saturday's Intl Anti-Corruption Day see ways we can stand #UnitedAgainstCorruption: https://t.co/hpUmxAvzWO https://t.co/6AoOoCrW7l

RT @UNDPEurasia: From invisibility to community. #LGBTI from the Western Balkans share their everyday stories. 🏳️‍🌈 #OutSpoken is out now:…

We must do more to shelter & protect those fleeing from armed conflict or persecution & to speak out against hatred of all kinds - @antonioguterres on Saturday's #GenocideVictimsDay https://t.co/rPaHZHtjqZ

9 Dec 2017

In their meetings this week, the United Nations political chief and senior officials of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) shared the view that the Korean Peninsula faces the most tense and dangerous peace and security situation in the world.

9 Dec 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the holding of the two-phased State and Federal elections in Nepal and congratulated its people for the peaceful conduct of the polls.

9 Dec 2017

The United Nations office that coordinates efforts on genocide prevention has launched an appeal for Member States to ratify the 1948 genocide convention by the end of 2018 if they haven't done so.

United Nations Audio
8 Dec 2017
Theatrical representation of the Medea of Euripide, performed by persons with disabilities at the UN Headquarters in New York. Photo: Ilario Schettino/UN Permanent Mission of Italy Theatre, music, and other creative forms of artistic expression are a big help for persons with disabilities who may struggle to express their...
8 Dec 2017

Week ahead starting 10th December 2017 focusing on Human Rights Day State of the World’s Children Report Global economic forecast for 2018 Myanmar One Planet Summit in Paris Universal Health Coverage Forum in Tokyo Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

RT @Refugees: It is critical that returns of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar are not rushed or premature as many suffered violence, villages h…

RT @antonioguterres: Corruption harms all, but the poor and vulnerable suffer most. We need to unite against it; tackling corruption is tac…

#GlobalGoals will become a reality if we stand #UnitedAgainstCorruption! Sunday is Anti-Corruption Day https://t.co/Lj1Tjd8Jp6 https://t.co/TSSs1Hs6tn

United Nations Audio
8 Dec 2017
Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General, briefs the Security Council from Jerusalem. Photo/Manuel Elias It is now "more important than ever" to preserve the prospect of peace between Israelis and Palestinians, a senior UN official in...

RT @UNHumanRights: "The legacy of the Universal Declaration of #HumanRights is facing threats on many fronts... We need to act to promote p…

8 Dec 2017

The United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution clarifying the ways in which the international community, including the UN mission Mali – known by its French acronym MINUSMA – is expected to provide support to a multi-country joint military force conducting counter-terrorist operations in the Sahel.

RT @JapanMissionUN#UNSC holds a minute of silence for the victims of the attack against the Company Operating Base of @MONUSCO. Our deepe…

Saturday is International Day for #GenocideVicitms & to #PreventGenocide. Details are here: https://t.co/KhubyqPFqV https://t.co/o9TFRqRb1u

8 Dec 2017

The Director of the UN Operations and Crisis Centre, Ian Sinclair, describes the worst attack on UN peacekeepers in recent history.

8 Dec 2017

The United Nations migration agency and the Government of Niger welcomed the first 504 people from Libya to Niger, kicking off a voluntary mass evacuation of nearly 4,000 migrants.

RT @UN_News_Centre: Secretary-General @antonioguterres condemned today's attack on @UNPeacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of the Congo…

United Nations Audio
8 Dec 2017
CAPTION: UN Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the Annual High-Level Pledging Conference for the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). Photo: UN/Rick Bajornas Countries have pledged $383 million dollars to support a UN fund that provides timely humanitarian aid during crises. The commitments by 36...

RT @WHO: GREAT NEWS! #Uganda 🇺🇬 ends Marburg virus disease outbreak. The country has successfully controlled the outbreak and prevented its…

Secretary-General
António Guterres

Cameroon DR Congo Eritrea Haiti Mali Pakistan Philippines Tanzania Uganda @antonioguterres announces an allocation of $100M from @UNCERF to meet critical needs in 9 underfunded emergencies https://t.co/7aZ0s95g5K https://t.co/fBUQRKpO6B

8 Dec 2017

Olof Skoog, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations, François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations, Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Representative of the United kingdom to the United Nations, Sebastiano Cardi, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations, on the situation...

8 Dec 2017

Informal comments to the media by Riyad Mansour, Permanent Representative of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.

RT @antonioguterres: The UN Central Emergency Response Fund saves lives. I have seen how it benefits people around the world. We need a $1…

8 Dec 2017

Informal comments to the media by Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.

8 Dec 2017

Informal comments to the media by Francois Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations, on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.

8 Dec 2017

Informal comments to the media by Danny Danon, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.

8 Dec 2017

Informal comments to the media by Sacha Llorenty, Permanent Representative of Bolivia to the United Nations, on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.

8 Dec 2017

Guests: Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations and Mr. Ian Sinclair, Director of the United Nations Operations and Crisis Centre brief reporters on the attack on peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

On Friday's anniversary of the Genocide Convention, @UN_GP_RtoP calls for universal ratification: https://t.co/W9Jbjrk1p2 https://t.co/X9rMnftrnO

8 Dec 2017

Thirty-six donors pledged $383 million to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) – a pool of funding that supports critical relief operations in crises around the world – at a pledging conference for 2018 held in New York on Friday.

Secretary-General
António Guterres
8 Dec 2017

In his annual Human Rights Day message, Secretary-General António Guterres calls for translating the words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into action.

8 Dec 2017

Jean-Pierre Lacroix (center, speaking), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations and Ian Sinclair (right), Director of the United Nations Operations and Crisis Centre, briefs reporters on the attack on peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Also pictured on the left is Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

8 Dec 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Middle East, Lebanon, CERF, Bangladesh/Myanmar, Rohingya, Somalia, UNICEF, International Days Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. HIGHLIGHTS: - WORST ATTACK ON U.N. PEACEKEEPERS IN RECENT HISTORY LEAVES 14 ‘BLUE HELMETS’, 5 CONGOLESE...

This is the worst attack on UN peacekeepers in recent history. These brave women & men are putting their lives on the line every day across the world to serve peace & to protect civilians. - @antonioguterres on attack in Democratic Rep of Congo: https://t.co/tfe3Qwk9zG https://t.co/MbxOqszy6r

8 Dec 2017

Top stories from UN News this week: Human Rights and Myanmar Global monitoring system for dementia Growing concern for civilians in Yemen Read more on UN News: www.un.org/news/

United Nations Audio
8 Dec 2017
Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Daniel Johnson. In today's programme: "a tragic day for the UN family" says the Secretary-General, as at least 12 Tanzanian peacekeepers are killed in the worst attack on blue helmets in recent history; and: The number of...
8 Dec 2017

Riyad H. Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the UN, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.

8 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) speaks with Mark Lowcock (left), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA) during the Annual High-Level Pledging Conference for the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

United Nations Audio
8 Dec 2017
Jane Connors, UN advocate for the rights of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas UN advocate to give voice to victims of sexual exploitation and abuse Transforming those who have suffered sexual exploitation and abuse perpetrated by UN personnel from victims into survivors, is the goal of the...
8 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres speaks during an interview with Japanese Media.

8 Dec 2017

Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA), moderates the Annual High-level Pledging Conference for the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).The annual conference brings together senior representatives from UN Member States and Observers, UN...

RT @antonioguterres: Utterly heartbroken by the attack on UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Peacekeepers risk their live…

8 Dec 2017

Secretary-General (left) shakes hand with Hilary Obaloker, Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees of the Republic of Uganda at the Annual High-Level Pledging Conference for the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

8 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (2nd from left) speaks with Mark Lowcock (left), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA) at the Annual High-Level Pledging Conference for the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). The annual conference brings together senior...

8 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (speaking), delivers remarks at the Annual High-Level Pledging Conference for the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).The annual conference brings together senior representatives from UN Member States and Observers, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, foundations...

RT @WHO: GREAT NEWS! #Uganda 🇺🇬 ends Marburg virus disease outbreak. The country has successfully controlled the outbreak and prevented its…

United Nations Audio
8 Dec 2017
Secretary-General António Guterres. (file) UN Photo/Mark Garten On what the UN chief described as a "tragic day for the UN family", at least 12 Tanzanian peacekeepers serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been killed during an attack on Thursday night. Secretary-General António Guterres "unequivocally"...
8 Dec 2017

Wide view of the Securty Council Chamber as 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, briefs the Security Council via video teleconference from Jerusalem.

8 Dec 2017

Jane Connors (front row, third from left), United Nations advocate for the rights of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse, poses for a group photo with staff members serving with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), during her visit to the country.

8 Dec 2017

Jane Connors (centre), United Nations advocate for the rights of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse, meets with staff members serving with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), during her visit to the country.

8 Dec 2017

Promotional materials meant to highlight the “no excuses, zero tolerance” approach to sexual exploitation and abuse by United Nations personnel.

8 Dec 2017

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, briefs the Security Council via video teleconference from Jerusalem.

United Nations Audio
8 Dec 2017
Rohingya refugees make their way to their new homes with essential supplies given from a distribution centre in Kutupalong camp. Photo: UNHCR/Andy Hall Aid resumes to Rohingya in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State Food aid deliveries have resumed to thousands of people affected by violence in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State,...
8 Dec 2017

Portrait of Joanna Wronecka, new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations.

8 Dec 2017

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

8 Dec 2017

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

8 Dec 2017

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, briefs the Security Council via video teleconference from Jerusalem.

8 Dec 2017

Wide view of the Securty Council Chamber as 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, briefs the Security Council via video teleconference from Jerusalem.

8 Dec 2017

A senior United Nations aid and development official in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) today released $2.2 million to support health, food and livelihood programmes in the Gaza Strip.

Secretary-General @antonioguterres is outraged by last night's attack to @MONUSCO peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. https://t.co/Rd8wDUsbHN

8 Dec 2017

Riyad H. Mansour (left), Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the UN, and Nikki R. Haley (left), Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN, speak prior to the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.

8 Dec 2017

Danny Danon (right), Permanent Representative of Israel to the UN, and Nikki R. Haley (left), Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN, speak prior to the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.

8 Dec 2017

Matthew Rycroft (speaking), Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the UN speaks to press, after the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.He was joined in addressing reporters by (to his right) Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany (and...

8 Dec 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting as Members observes a moment of silence after a “deliberate attack” on UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

8 Dec 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting as Members observes a moment of silence after a “deliberate attack” on UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Watch Security Council meetings this morning on Great Lakes region, the situation concerning Iraq & the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question: https://t.co/WhwXXmCYWf

8 Dec 2017

Koro Bessho, Permanent Representative of Japan and Chair of the 1636 Committee, Chair of the 2140 Committee and Chair of the Informal Working Group on Documentation and other Procedural Questions, addresses the Security Council.

RT @Lacroix_UN: Outraged by the attack against @MONUSCO in #NorthKivu DRC last evening, where a large number of @UN peacekeepers have been…

In Bangladesh, @UNICEF's child-friendly spaces help provide Rohingya refugee children with vital support. Here's how you can help: https://t.co/5lSpRoHjXa https://t.co/KPJNSWYTl4

8 Dec 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting at which the Council was briefed by Chairs of its subsidiary bodies.

8 Dec 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2390, concluding that all the measures imposed by Security Council resolution 1958 (2010) and 2335 (2016) have been fully implemented. A wide view of the Security Council during the voting.

Secretary-General
António Guterres
8 Dec 2017

Riyad H. Mansour, Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine, speaks to journalists following a Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.

8 Dec 2017

Sima Sami Bahous, Permanent Representative of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations addresses the Council.

8 Dec 2017

Danny Danon, Permanent Representative of Israel to the UN, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.

8 Dec 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2389 on the Great Lakes region, reaffirming it’s strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of all States in the region and emphasizing the need to respect fully the principles of non-interference, good-neighbourliness and regional...

8 Dec 2017

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, briefs reporters on the attack on peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

8 Dec 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2390, concluding that all the measures imposed by Security Council resolution 1958 (2010) and 2335 (2016) have been fully implemented.A wide view of the Security Council during the voting.

8 Dec 2017

Koro Bessho, Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of December, chairs the Council's meeting on the situation in Iraq.

8 Dec 2017

Delegates speaks to each other during the sixty-second plenary meeting of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly.

8 Dec 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2389 on the Great Lakes region, reaffirming it’s strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of all States in the region and emphasizing the need to respect fully the principles of non-interference, good-neighbourliness and regional...

RT @paulocoelho: Want to #StandUp4HumanRights? Record yourself reading the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Sunday's Human Rights D…

8 Dec 2017

Ian Sinclair (right, speaking), Director of the United Nations Operations and Crisis Centre, briefs reporters on the attack on peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. To his right is Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations.

Migration contributes to economic growth in home & host communities. Find out more: https://t.co/nxWjd8RJq2 #JoinTogether https://t.co/RtDJohzFQo

RT @WHO: Worldwide, around 50 million people have #dementia. Every year, there are nearly 10 million new cases https://t.co/bL8lf6lcTL #Men

New exhibition showcasing testimonies of refugees resettled in the U.S. & expanding the meaning of the word "refugee." #JoinTogether & check it out👇 https://t.co/FXKBEen1XR

RT @WIPO#Trademark filing activity grew by 16.4% in 2016 to about 7 million applications. Comprehensive data on trademark applications in…

~50 million people around the world have dementia. Every year, there are nearly 10 million new cases. See ways you can recognize the symptoms via @WHO: https://t.co/5KkoVSYDI3 https://t.co/cAbKO9ASQn

8 Dec 2017

Wednesday's decision by United States President Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has been widely welcomed in Israel but it has also caused much anger among Palestinians and anxiety across the Middle East and beyond, the United Nations envoy on the region's peace process told a special Security Council meeting on Friday.

RT @UN_News_Centre: Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis is “worse than it’s ever been,” warns @NealWalker_UNRC as the @UN and partners seek $187…

Breaking the silence is 1st step to transforming the culture of violence against women. As #16days of activism continue, speak out: https://t.co/J812T17QyS #orangetheworld https://t.co/CEEFqpcqcm

United Nations Audio
7 Dec 2017
Healthy soils are critical for global food production and provide a range of environmental services. Photo: FAO/Olivier Asselin It can take up to 1,000 years to form a single centimetre of soil, which is why "soil preservation is essential for food security and to ensure our sustainable future." That's the view of Yusuf...

RT @UNESCO: The art of Neapolitan 'Pizzaiuolo' just inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. C…

#StandUp4HumanRights & join @antonioguterres & people around the world by reading your #RightsOutLoud here: https://t.co/yjAPdRVSYk https://t.co/gmqB4jismx

7 Dec 2017

Defending the vulnerable from attack is one of the important duties of a UN peacekeeper, but what do you do when you come across a secret safe that may contain weapons, hidden away in a camp designed to protect civilians?

7 Dec 2017

UN envoy Louise Arbour emphasized the need for global cooperation to capitalize on the benefits of international migration. The remarks came at the conclusion of a UN meeting in Mexico, as part of an ongoing process to achieve a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration. More at UN News: http://bit.ly/2jqt83Y

7 Dec 2017

In a year when the #metoo hashtag has inspired women across the globe to tell their personal tales of harassment and unwanted sexual advances in the workplace, a team of female television reporters in northern Afghanistan is promising to “leave no sister behind” by telling the often harrowing stories of Afghan women and...

RT @unmissmedia: Jane Connors @UN first Victims’ Rights Advocate-“Zero tolerance” to sexual exploitation and abuse by UN staff in South Sud…

United Nations Audio
7 Dec 2017
Jamie McGoldrick, UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, holds press briefing. Photo: UN OCHA Yemen (file) Fuel "trickling in" but not enough to deliver aid to stricken Yemenis Life-saving fuel is "trickling in" to Yemen once more following the partial lifting of a Saudi-led blockade, but it's not...
7 Dec 2017

The relationship between United Nations peacekeepers and civilian staff and the vulnerable people in South Sudan they are working for must be one of mutual trust and confidence, said a senior UN official, noting that instances of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN personnel not only breaks down that relationship, it also...

7 Dec 2017

With the conflict in South Sudan entering its fifth year, senior United Nations officials on Thursday expressed concern about the precarious security situation and bleak humanitarian conditions in the world’s youngest country.

United Nations Audio
7 Dec 2017
Stuart J. Moran speaking to Setyo Budi. UNAMID/Mohammad Mahady. Raising the profile of UN Volunteers in Sudan Building roads, empowering young people and contributing to peace and development efforts: those are just some of the duties performed by more than 200 international and local volunteers working with the UN in...

#TBT to the unfinished UNHQ in April 1951. Our Headquarters are in #NYC, but the work of the UN touches lives of people all over the 🌏. Here's what we do: https://t.co/MGT7G5uPFL https://t.co/YuKcdiOyrN

7 Dec 2017

The United Nations advisor for Syria said Thursday that obstacles stopping humanitarians from delivering aid and carrying out medical evacuations in besieged parts of the war-ravaged country are not being lifted, and “children are dying” as a result.

7 Dec 2017

The humanitarian situation in war-torn eastern Ukraine is worse than ever, and people are at breaking point, the senior-most United Nations aid official in the country said on Thursday, as he launched a response plan.

RT @Refugees: “The Rohingya are a stateless people. At this defining moment, as they struggle to survive as refugees, their lives depend on…

7 Dec 2017

Briefing to the press by Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, UN Humanitarian Coordinator and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative for the Republic of Yemen, via telephone link on the current situation in Yemen.

United Nations Audio
7 Dec 2017
Ashwani, a caregiver at a centre in India, shares a laugh with Didi. Photo: WHO/Cathy Greenblat The number of people who suffer from dementia is set to triple to more than 150 million by 2050, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Dementia causes a wide range of symptoms including memory loss and a decline in...
7 Dec 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Noon Briefing Guest today, South Sudan, Sea/South Sudan, Syria, DSG Travels, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ukraine, FAO, Dementia, Human Rights Day, Aviation Day Daily Press Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General. HIGHLIGHTS: - U.N. CALLS FOR HUMANITARIAN ACCESS AFTER...

7 Dec 2017

Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, briefs the Security Council on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan.

7 Dec 2017

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

United Nations Audio
7 Dec 2017
CAPTION: Matthew Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, address the Security Council. Photo: UN/Manuel Elias Famine conditions "likely" to return in parts of South Sudan next year Famine conditions which were reversed this year in South Sudan, are "likely" to return next...
United Nations Audio
7 Dec 2017
Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today’s programme: A senior UN adviser for Syria expresses a sense of failure over lack of access to desperate communities; and: A young engineer devises a plan to tackle food waste, clean energy and cholera...
United Nations Audio
7 Dec 2017
CAPTION: Omer Badokhon, winner of UNEP Young Champion of the Earth prize for West Asia. Photo: UNEP A young engineer from Yemen hopes his UN prize-winning project to convert food waste into "green" energy will help reduce the staggering rate of cholera in his country. Omer Badokhon is one of six winners of the Young...

Here’s how you can #StandUp4HumanRights ahead of Sunday’s #HumanRightsDay: https://t.co/pb9KumWbTu

7 Dec 2017

An acute hunger emergency ravaging Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s strife-torn Greater Kasai region could transform into a long-term disaster if additional resources are not made available urgently, the United Nations food relief agency warned Thursday.

7 Dec 2017

Wide view of the Security Council as it considers the situation in Sudan and South Sudan.

7 Dec 2017

Wide view of the Security Council as it considers the situation in Sudan and South Sudan.

7 Dec 2017

The United Nations health agency on Thursday launched the first global monitoring system for dementia, which is expected to affect 152 million people worldwide by 2050 – triple the current 50 million – amid the aging of the global population.

7 Dec 2017

Wide view of the Security Council as it meets on the Maintenance of International Peace and Security.

United Nations Audio
7 Dec 2017
An emotional UN Special Advisor Jan Egeland (left) embraces UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura amid ongoing aid access problems to Eastern Ghouta., where more than 400,000 people need humanitarian help. Photo: UN Photo/Violaine Martin The lack of aid deliveries to Syria's most desperate communities and a continuing veto on...
7 Dec 2017

Koro Bessho, Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of December, chairs the Council's meeting on the Maintenance of International Peace and Security.

RT @UN_Women: 5 things you can do to end violence against women. https://t.co/g1cgrrI7Ql #orangetheworld #16days

7 Dec 2017

Koro Bessho (center), Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of December, prior to the Security Council meeting on the Maintenance of International Peace and Security.

7 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Judge Jin-Hyun Paik, President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

7 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women.

Aviation is an engine of global connectivity & a fundamental tool to achieve the #GlobalGoals. Thursday is Intl Civil Aviation Day: https://t.co/Z7InkQG060 https://t.co/F3WZ34mT48

7 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Zainab Hawa Bangura, former Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

7 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Navi Pillay, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

7 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Rajiv Mehrishi, Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Chairman of the United Nations Board of Auditors.

7 Dec 2017

Fatou Bensouda (centre), Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), seen in the waiting room before her meeting with Secretary-General António Guterres.

7 Dec 2017

The iconic Chrysler Building (off-center) as seen from the Secretary-General's conference room.

7 Dec 2017

Koro Bessho, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of December, briefs journalists following Security Council consultations on the situation in South Sudan.

7 Dec 2017

Staffan de Mistura, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, briefs the press during the latest round of the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva.

7 Dec 2017

Jan Egeland, Special Advisor to the UN Special Envoy for Syria, briefs the press during the latest round of the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva.

7 Dec 2017

General view of the Security Council as it considers the situation in Sudan and South Sudan.

7 Dec 2017

Akuei Bona Malwal, Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Sudan to the UN, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan.

RT @UNVolunteers: "We learnt from the local women’s committee about techniques for building earthquake resilient houses" - This is Preity,…

RT @UNEP#BeatPollution success! UN Environment Assembly brings resolutions & pledges promising to improve the lives of billions across…

Racism, xenophobia & intolerance are problems prevalent in all societies. But racism stops with you & me: #FightRacism#StandUp4HumanRights : https://t.co/siDRqxkzEm https://t.co/GHp5DBL8i2

RT @UNHumanRights: Soumayya was imprisoned & tortured for her resistance to female genital mutilation. Her fight continues to this day. Her…

RT @antonioguterres: There is no alternative to the two-state solution: two states living side-by-side in peace, security and mutual recogn…

Aviation is essential to the work of the UN, delivering humanitarian assistance to everyone in need around the world. Thursday is Intl Civil Aviation Day: https://t.co/yk1DBKdV97 https://t.co/Q6fISsPeD5

7 Dec 2017

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned the slave trade of African migrants in Libya as “heinous human rights abuses which may also amount to crimes against humanity,” and called on those responsible to be held to account.

7 Dec 2017

Despite strong global food supply, localized drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, the United Nations agriculture agency reported Thursday.

7 Dec 2017

Commitment and cooperation from the global community is critical to maximize the benefits of migration and to overcome its challenges, said a senior United Nations official at the conclusion of a stocktaking meeting on the Global Compact on international migration.

RT @UNICEF: For healthy lungs, For healthy brains, Babies need fresh air from their very first breath https://t.co/UsKxX3Mghd #BeatPollut…

RT @Lacroix_UN: My deep gratitude to @UNVolunteers for their dedication & contributions to @UNpeacekeeping so others can have a better futu…

No country should be left behind when it comes to aviation standards. On Thursday's Intl Civil Aviation Day find out more about @ICAO's work: https://t.co/yk1DBKvw0F https://t.co/KKjwFke9xP

United Nations Audio
6 Dec 2017
In Jordan, the ILO supports national partners in improving working conditions and employment contracts for migrant workers in the garment sector. Photo: ILO/Sami Haven Migrants and refugees need to be seen as the "ultimate agents" of development across the world, said the head of the UN migration agency (IOM) on...

RT @UNHumanRights#Argentina: UN experts & bodies welcome the conviction of 48 people including military personnel and civilians, for #tor

6 Dec 2017

After more than 24 years of operations, the United Nations tribunal set up to prosecute crimes committed during conflicts in the Balkans in the 1990s, has now completed all judicial work, the court’s President told the UN Security Council on Wednesday.

RT @UNPeacekeeping: Our peacekeepers serve in challenging environments, often sacrificing their lives so others can have a better future. @…

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6 Dec 2017
Ted Chaiban, UNICEF's Director of Programmes. Photo Credit: UNIC Mexico Child migrants, especially those travelling alone, deserve care and protection "every step of the way". That's the key message coming from the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in a new report entitled "Beyond Borders". It was one of the key discussion points...

Join @UNDP Goodwill Ambassador & #GameOfThrones star @nikolajcw by reading your #RightsOutLoud! Record yourself reading an article of the Universal Declaration of #HumanRights https://t.co/NS3qFinSR0 https://t.co/WgWWWhFnmd

RT @Refugees: New UNHCR study uncovers shocking accounts of sexual violence against Syrian refugee boys and men #SGBV #16days https://t.co/

6 Dec 2017

The United Nations today designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to boost international coordination and cooperation in research and scientific programmes for better management of ocean and coastal zone resources and reducing maritime risks.

6 Dec 2017

A study carried out by the United Nations refugee agency has revealed disturbing details about a little-known side to the Syrian conflict: sexual violence against boys and men.

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6 Dec 2017
CAPTION: UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Photo: UN/Mark Garten (file) "No Plan B" for Middle East Peace Process: UN chief The UN Secretary-General has reiterated his belief that there is "no alternative" to the two-State solution for Israelis and Palestinians. António Guterres was addressing reporters at UN...
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6 Dec 2017
Serge Brammertz, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (MICT), briefs the Security Council. UN Photo/Evan Schneider Justice for war crimes is an essential condition for reconciliation, the UN Security...
6 Dec 2017

Worldwide filings for patents, trademarks and industrial designs reached record heights in 2016 amid soaring demand in China, which received more patent applications than the combined total of applications received by the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the European Patent Office, the United Nations...

RT @UNFPA: Join us in congratulating UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador @AshleyJudd for being named @TIME Person of the Year 2017, along with all of…

In this moment of great anxiety, I want to make it clear: there is no alternative to the two-state solution. There is no Plan B. -- @antonioguterres on the Middle East Peace Process: https://t.co/0eP9lzTjL4 https://t.co/BtjwokDlzH

6 Dec 2017

In the wake of the announcement by the United States President recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday stressed that there is no alternative to the two-state solution and that Jerusalem is an issue that must be resolved through direct negotiations between the parties.

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6 Dec 2017

Remarks to the media by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the Middle East peace process

RT @UN_Spokesperson: Jerusalem is a final status issue that must be resolved through direct negotiations between the two parties on the bas…

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6 Dec 2017
Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today's programme:  We'll hear from Myanmar as the latest UN opium survey shows the link between heroin production and conflict continues, endangering the country's fragile peace process; and: All child...

Check out our @instagram story to see UNHQ through the eyes of a UN staff member (Handle: unitednations) https://t.co/nfkx5rf4wh

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6 Dec 2017
CAPTION: A woman prepares a meal on an indoor stove with her baby in Chhattisgarh, India. Photo: UNICEF/Dhiraj Singh Air pollution affecting 17 million babies, mostly in South Asia: UNICEF Nearly 17 million babies under a year old are living in areas where outdoor air pollution is higher than international limits which...
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6 Dec 2017
Sexual violence and torture of men and boys in Syria by multiple parties to the conflict appears to be far more widespread than previously thought. © UNHCR/Dominic Nahr Disturbing details have emerged of a little-known side to the Syrian conflict: sexual violence against boys and men. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) report...
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6 Dec 2017
Opium poppy cultivation in the Golden Triangle stabilized in 2015 at high levels. Photo: UNODC Helping regions in Myanmar which are wracked by conflict move away from opium production is good for the economy and will help solidify the country's peace process. That's according to Jeremy Douglas, Regional Representative for...
6 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) swears in Michèle Coninsx as Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED)

6 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) swears in Michèle Coninsx as Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED)

6 Dec 2017

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia during the Security Council meeting on the Work of International Criminal Tribunal (ICT).

6 Dec 2017

Judge Carmel Agius, President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), briefs the Security Council.

6 Dec 2017

Judge Theodor Meron, President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (MICT), briefs the Security Council.

6 Dec 2017

Serge Brarnmertz, Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (MICT), briefs the Security Council.

6 Dec 2017

Koro Bessho, Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of December, chairs the Council's meeting on the work of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (MICT).

RT @UNHumanRights: Tweet with the new emoji #StandUp4HumanRights Spread the message the world over that all human beings are born equal i…

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6 Dec 2017
Francis Gurry, Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva. Photo: WIPO Global innovation reached new highs in 2016 amid record applications for patents, trademarks and designs, the UN said on Wednesday. In its latest report, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) showed...
6 Dec 2017

The Republic of Ghana presented the United Nations with a Kente, the traditional hand woven-cloth of Ghana in 1960. Executed in pure silk, this Kente cloth measures 19'9" by 12'7". It was presented once again to the UN on behalf of H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana by The Honourable Gloria...

6 Dec 2017

The Republic of Ghana presented the United Nations with a Kente, the traditional hand woven-cloth of Ghana in 1960. Executed in pure silk, this Kente cloth measures 19'9" by 12'7". It was presented once again to the UN on behalf of H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana by The Honourable Gloria...

6 Dec 2017

A view of the Kente Cloth presented as a gift to the United Nations by The Honourable Gloria Afua Akuffo, Minister for Justice and Attorney General of the Republic of Ghana on behalf of H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana. The cloth is located in the southeast foyer, second floor of General Assembly building.

6 Dec 2017

The Republic of Ghana presented the United Nations with a Kente, the traditional hand woven-cloth of Ghana in 1960. Executed in pure silk, this Kente cloth measures 19'9" by 12'7". It was presented once again to the UN on behalf of H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana by The Honourable Gloria...

6 Dec 2017

The Republic of Ghana presented the United Nations with a Kente, the traditional hand woven-cloth of Ghana in 1960. Executed in pure silk, this Kente cloth measures 19'9" by 12'7". It was presented once again to the UN on behalf of H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana by The Honourable Gloria...

6 Dec 2017

The Republic of Ghana presented the United Nations with a Kente, the traditional hand woven-cloth of Ghana in 1960. Executed in pure silk, this Kente cloth measures 19'9" by 12'7".It was presented once again to the UN on behalf of H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana. Secretary-General António...

Thank you to brave UN Peacekeepers for putting themselves at risk to help others around the 🌎. https://t.co/1AkYG6N3nb https://t.co/0Nw03CP8YD

6 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Judge Roberto de Figuerido Caldas, President of Intern-American Court of Human Rights.

6 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres reads a statement to the media on the Middle East peace process.

6 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (at podium) reads a statement to the media on the Middle East peace process.

6 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) reads a statement to the media on the Middle East peace process.

6 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres, seen after reading a statement to to the media on the Middle East peace process.

6 Dec 2017

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović (on screen), President of the Republic of Croatia addresses the Security Council

6 Dec 2017

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia, addresses the Security Council.

6 Dec 2017

Nela Kuburović, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Serbia, addresses the Security Council.

RT @UNHumanRights: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity & rights" - Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Join us. #StandU

6 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) swears in Bintou Keita as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations.

6 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) swears in Bintou Keita as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations.

RT @FAOnews#UNFAO launches the most comprehensive global map to date showing the amount of #carbon stocks in the soil https://t.co/bsSink

How does it feel to leave everything behind for a safer future? Listen to migrants & refugees as they share their own story: https://t.co/mp77JmdkI6 #JoinTogether https://t.co/YWoKIhHLdi

RT @UNVolunteers: Saima Mohammad provides medical services in #Jordan. Bashar Shehadeh makes sure the right quantities of food supplies arr…

Meet the 2017 @UNEP Environment Champions of the Earth here: https://t.co/GlzVTrqxaC https://t.co/PgvQLpJY1c

RT @UN_DPA: This is what we mean by "diplomacy for peace": DPA's Jeffrey Feltman has begun a 4-day visit to the #DPRK. Last week he underli…

West & Central Africa left behind in global HIV prevention, treatment & care programmes for children & adolescents. @UNICEF & @UNAIDS call for urgent action ⬇️ https://t.co/v4WQEreAz5

6 Dec 2017

The total area of opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar has decreased significantly in 2017 to 41,000 hectares, down 25 per cent from the 55,500 recorded in 2015, a United Nations survey released Wednesday has found.

6 Dec 2017

Almost 17 million babies live in areas where air pollution is at least six times higher than international limits, causing them to breathe toxic air and potentially risking their brain development, according to a new paper released on Tuesday by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

6 Dec 2017

Countries in the Asia-Pacific region should make the most of the prevailing stable economic conditions to orient their economies towards a more socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable path, the United Nations development wing in the region has urged.

RT @UNEP: These are the outstanding leaders that have made a difference for our common home 🌍🌎🌏 These are the 2017 UN Environment Champions…

RT @UNHumanRights: We urge #Mexico not to pass an internal security law that would enshrine the role of the armed forces in law enforcement…

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5 Dec 2017
Joseph Olwendo, lecturer at Pwani University in Kenya. Photo: UN News/Runa A. Although space-based applications are helping African countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), access remains in the "infancy" stage, according to a scientist from Kenya. Joseph Olwendo is a lecturer at Pwani University who is...

RT @UN_News_Centre: Yemen remains gripped by uncertainty after the assassination of ex-president, @UN envoy warns. https://t.co/dW8xU8BxOD

#JoinTogether on the @iamamigrant platform & show your support for diversity & inclusion. https://t.co/Co9Xcvv4T5

#JoinTogether on the @iamamigrant platform & show your support for diversity & inclusion.

RT @UNVolunteers: Happy #InternationalVolunteerDay. Because we speak, at the very least, six official @UN languages. RT & quote in your mot…

RT @UNPeacekeeping: Today is World Soil Day. #UNPeacekeeping implements environmental practices to minimize its environmental footprint, w…

5 Dec 2017

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called for an international criminal investigation into the attacks against the Rohingya in Myanmar, during a special session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

5 Dec 2017

A gathering of senior representatives of the Somali Government, the United Nations and the international community concluded in Mogadishu today with a call for greater investment in the country’s economic development to create more job opportunities, rehabilitate essential infrastructure, and improve the living conditions of the Somali people.

5 Dec 2017

Donor governments on Tuesday pledged an initial $857 million to fund the United Nations refugee agency’s work to help some 67 million displaced or stateless people worldwide in 2018.

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5 Dec 2017
CAPTION: MINUSCA Peacekeepers Patrol PK5 Neighbourhood in Bangui, CAR. Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe "Another big loss" as 14th peacekeeper this year is killed in CAR The death of a Mauritanian peacekeeper and wounding of three others in the Central African Republic (CAR), was described on Tuesday as "another big loss" to...
5 Dec 2017

Yemen remains gripped by uncertainty after the assassination of the former president and a spike in brutal violence in and around its capital, Sana’a, the United Nations envoy for the war-torn country said Tuesday.

5 Dec 2017

UN envoy Michael Keating called for collective efforts to tackle security concerns in Somalia. The remarks came at Somalia’s first-ever high-level security conference, jointly convened by the UN and the African Union, to help boost security sector reform in the strife-torn country. More at UN News: http://bit.ly/2AtIk9O

RT @UNEP: Today is the first international #SmogDay, a moment to remember all of the people who have died prematurely, and avoidably, becau…

Countries are working towards a Global Compact for Migration responsive to the vulnerabilities & needs of migrant women & girls: https://t.co/nxWjd99khA https://t.co/XvKLNxxUC9

5 Dec 2017

Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights addresses teh council during the special session on ‘the situation of human rights of the Rohingya and other minorities in Rakhine State in Myanmar”

5 Dec 2017

Catalina Aguilar Devandas, Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities during the special session on ‘the situation of human rights of the Rohingya and other minorities in Rakhine State in Myanmar”

In Pyongyang, @UN_DPA chief is set to meet Democratic People's Rep of Korea Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho. The visit follows an invitation from DPRK for a policy dialogue with the UN. https://t.co/WhdNYLPJcL

5 Dec 2017

Growing antimicrobial resistance linked to the discharge of drugs and some chemicals into the environment is one of the most worrying health threats today, according to new research from the United Nations that highlights emerging challenges and solutions in environment.

5 Dec 2017

Htin Lynn, Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations Office at Geneva ( Concerned Country ) during the special session on ‘the situation of human rights of the Rohingya and other minorities in Rakhine State in Myanmar”

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5 Dec 2017
Participants of the Somalia Partnership Forum held in Mogadishu on 5 December, featuring Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo, the Federal President of Somalia, and Michael Keating, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia. UN Photo/Omar Abdisalan Somalia's leaders are committed to ensuring a safe and...
5 Dec 2017

Soil is a major carbon storage system, essential for sustainable agriculture and climate change mitigation, the United Nations agriculture agency said Tuesday, launching on World Soil Day a comprehensive global map showing the amount of carbon stocks contained in soil.

RT @UNHumanRights: We condemn the "widespread, systematic & shockingly brutal" attacks against the #Rohingya, as well as decades of discrim…

5 Dec 2017

Mohammed Shahriar Alam, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, speaking as a concerned country during the special session on ‘the situation of human rights of the Rohingya and other minorities in Rakhine State in Myanmar”

5 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) meets with Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia.

5 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia.

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5 Dec 2017
Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn and Daniel Johnson. In today's programme: Somalia conference gives hope for secure future; and: Celebrating UN Volunteers in Sudan.
5 Dec 2017

The United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday called for an international criminal probe into the perpetrators of the widespread and brutal attacks that have driven more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar since August, noting that “elements of genocide” against the minority could not be ruled out.

Soil is home to 1/4 of our planet's biodiversity🌱 and an essential food resource. Tuesday is #WorldSoilDay: https://t.co/rIwcFBvGXC https://t.co/jLHbGgb6XF

RT @UNVolunteers: Wherever there is suffering, volunteers act to save lives and restore human dignity. In times of crisis, volunteers don’t…

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5 Dec 2017
Defending the vulnerable from attack is one of the important duties of a UN peacekeeper, but what do you do when you come across a secret safe that may contain weapons, hidden away in a camp designed to protect civilians? That's one of the real-life dilemmas facing a UN police patrol in this latest edition of our podcast...

RT @UNEP: "Pollution is visible from outer space." Astronauts @maejemison & Rakesh Sharma on the urgent need to #BeatPollution on this 🌏🌎🌍…

5 Dec 2017

Delegates from Antigua and Barbuda during the General Assembly Seventy-second Session, 63rd plenary meeting, regarding a draft resolution on Oceans and the law of the sea. (A/72/L.7) [item 77] on the agenda.

5 Dec 2017

Michael Lodge, Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority, addresses the sixty-third plenary meeting of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly on Oceans and the Law of the Sea.

5 Dec 2017

Judge Jin-Hyun Paik, President of the International Tribunal for the Laws of the Sea, addresses the sixty-third plenary meeting of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly on Oceans and the Law of the Sea.

5 Dec 2017

Kate Neilson (on screen), Legal Adviser of the Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations, introduces a draft resolution on Oceans and the Law of the sea.

5 Dec 2017

Koro Bessho, Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of December, speaks to journalists following closed-door Council consultations on the situation in Yemen.

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5 Dec 2017
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein at the Human Rights Council in Geneva. Photo: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré Zeid: Myanmar refugee crisis may be genocide Violence in Myanmar that has caused more than 625,000 people to flee to Bangladesh may amount to genocide, the UN human rights chief said on...

🔘 During armed conflicts 🔘 After natural disasters 🔘 Throughout emergencies When lives are at stake, #VolunteersActFirst to provide much-needed relief. Tuesday is #InternationalVolunteerDay: https://t.co/cAmCBXFUZC https://t.co/IgBvE0ldg8

5 Dec 2017

Kai Jürgen Mikael Sauer (left), Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations, presides over the sixty-third plenary meeting of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly. On the right is Ruth de Miranda, Director of the General Assembly and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Affairs Division.

5 Dec 2017

Delegate from Japan waiting to speak at the General Assembly Seventy-second session, 63rd plenary meeting, regarding a draft resolution on Oceans and the law of the sea. (A/72/L.7) [item 77] on the agenda.

5 Dec 2017

United Nations team headed by Kevin Kennedy (centre) arrives in Juba, South Sudan to do a strategic review of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) mandate. The current UNMISS mandate expires on 15 December 2017.

5 Dec 2017

Kai Jürgen Mikael Sauer (left), Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations, presides over the sixty-third plenary meeting of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly. On the right is Ruth de Miranda, Director of the General Assembly and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Affairs Division.

5 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary General-elect of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

5 Dec 2017

The United Nations Review Team headed by Kevin Kennedy (left) meets Taban Deng Gai, First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan.The Review Team is in Juba, South Sudan to do a strategic review of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) mandate. The current UNMISS mandate expires on 15 December 2017.

RT @UNHumanRights#StandUp4HumanRights! See our new website on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Join us…

The UN Environment Assembly has begun! See what you can do to #BeatPollution via @UNEP here: https://t.co/MFXYrU3mLn https://t.co/eehlIU1k6F

RT @Refugees: Nominations are now OPEN! Help us find a #NansenAward hero supporting refugees and displaced people! https://t.co/9oKvpzOTNM

Countries are working together on a new Global Compact for safe, orderly & regular migration that benefits everyone.https://t.co/nxWjd99khA #JoinTogether https://t.co/MksnIiqR3r

RT @FAOnews: Healthy #soils are our silent allies in the fight against #climatechange. Find out why👇 #WorldSoilDay https://t.co/XjdaiKguOC

#VolunteersActFirst, answering calls in times of need, and help achieve the #GlobalGoals: https://t.co/aEXYz8vdxc #IVD2017 https://t.co/pgTEODRDox

5 Dec 2017

Reading literacy levels are on the rise across the globe, giving young students a set of strong skills to serve them in their futures as well as contributing to the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular those related to inclusive and quality education.

5 Dec 2017

Four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy and AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 15-19 are on the rise, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned.

RT @UNEP: We cannot #BeatPollution unless everyone is on board. We need action from governments, civil society, businesses & all citizens…

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4 Dec 2017
Stuart J. Moran, UNV Programme Manager in Darfur, speaking to Setyo Budi. Photo: UNAMID/Mohammad Mahady. Building roads, empowering young people and contributing to peace and development efforts: these are just some of the duties performed by more than 200 international and local volunteers working with the UN in...

RT @UNHumanRights: In school. At work. In public transport. At home. On social media. Let's build bridges, raise our voices, and safeguard…

Healthy soils are key to: - adapting to climate change - providing clean water - achieving food security& more. Details on Tuesday's #WorldSoilDay: https://t.co/vgC7IpRzD7 https://t.co/EOV4LpdwWz

RT @antonioguterres: Volunteers are often the first to act in times of crisis, helping millions to survive despite the risks. Their work up…

RT @UNLibrary: Which member of the Security Council has used its veto the most? Find out in the Library's full list of vetoes: https://t.co

A successful Global Compact for Migration is vital to harness the benefits of migration & provide better protection for all migrants: https://t.co/UWLEcjMwqS #JoinTogether https://t.co/36bSSfIbxI

4 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the killing today of a Mauritanian peacekeeper and the wounding of three others of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) by anti-Balaka militia in Bria in the country’ s east.

4 Dec 2017

Voicing concern over proposed amendments to laws governing marriage in Iraq – in particular the ambiguity over the legal age of marriage – senior United Nations officials called on the country to ensure adequate protection for children across Iraq.

RT @UNEP: “Making our planet pollution-free is a long-term necessary endeavour. The world counts on this Assembly to show strong leadership…

4 Dec 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday proposed sweeping management reform to Member States in the General Assembly’s main administrative and budgetary body, including the adoption of an annual budget cycle, the granting of the power for him to redeploy resources within the approved budget, and the...

On Tuesday's #InternationalVolunteerDay we thank all volunteers who respond to crises in the face of great risks. Interested in volunteering for the UN? @UNVolunteers shares how: https://t.co/Qgw78aZldO https://t.co/VBERHd5gHy

4 Dec 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday stressed the importance of all States ratifying the treaty that established the International Criminal Court as the central institution of the global criminal justice system, known as the Rome Statute.

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António Guterres

RT @UN_News_Centre: Ahead of today's #ForMigration event in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, we spoke to @UN Special Representative for Internation…

Women are speaking out about their experiences of harassment all over the world. To achieve positive change, their collective voices must be heard. https://t.co/ryXpXL5Qu3 #16days #orangetheworld via @UN_Women https://t.co/AXIeyISxUI

4 Dec 2017

Noting that the movement of people across borders is a global reality, a senior United Nations official stressed that policy decisions governing migration must be based on fact and not on perception or myth.

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António Guterres
4 Dec 2017

Noting the severity of the threats posed by pollution to both people and the planet, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the need for rapid, large-scale and coordinated action by all actors to make the world pollution-free.

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4 Dec 2017
Manisha Dwa from the Nepal Astronomical Society. Photo: UN News/Runa A. A UN-sponsored conference on space and sustainable development has inspired the creation of an award for women scientists in Nepal. That's according to Manisha Dwa with the Nepal Astronomical Society, based in the capital, Kathmandu. Ms Dwa attended the...

RT @Refugees: The inspiring story of a Sudanese mother who has never given up on herself or her children, and their education https://t.co/

4 Dec 2017

At Somalia's first-ever security conference, hosted by the country’s Federal President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmaajo” in the capital, Mogadishu, participants agreed to speed up security sector reform and develop a plan to transfer primary responsibility for the country’s security from the United Nations-backed African...

4 Dec 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Trip Announcement, Feltman, Egypt, Yemen, Central African Republic, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Migration, Environment Assembly, Volunteer Day Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General Highlights: ------------------ - SECRETARY-GENERAL TO TRAVEL TO JAPAN NEXT WEEK - U.N. POLITICAL...

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4 Dec 2017
Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Daniel Johnson. In today's programme: As the UN Victims' Rights Advocate heads to South Sudan, she tells us about her role giving a voice to those who've been sexually exploited and abused; and: We've got a special preview...
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António Guterres