The UN works to get countries to agree on international standards in tech + more. Here's one example from @ITU. https://t.co/PMwMvceeZ1

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April 20, 2017
A family displaced by fighting between ISIS and Iraqi security forces carry their belongings as they walk through the destroyed western neighbourhood of Al Mamum, near Mosul, Iraq. Photo: UNICEF/Alessio Romenzi A "perfect storm" has engulfed...
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April 20, 2017
A UN team in the town of Tshimbulu in Kasai Central province, DRC, where 15 of the mass graves were found. (File) Photo: MONUSCO/Biliaminou AlaoNew mass graves find in DRC – OHCHR's Liz Throssell Seventeen new mass graves have been found...

RT @UNICEF: If we invest in safe water NOW, we can protect over 600 million children. RT to show your support #foreverychild #HLM2017 https…

April 20, 2017

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

April 20, 2017

Riyad H. Mansour (right), Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the UN, with 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, at the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle...

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"World must agree a more responsible, humane way to manage migration" – @IOMchief to @UN_Radio https://t.co/oJajBbNlD5 #UN4RefugeesMigrants https://t.co/3hLUnOBVU7

April 20, 2017

UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown told UN News that "education has been neglected for too long," calling for the creation of a new financing compact between developed and developing countries.

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April 20, 2017
A farmer collects food ration for his family. An estimated 12 million Yemenis are food insecure. (file) Photo: WFP "Immediate and flexible resources" are need to help nearly 19 million people in Yemen, according to the World Food Programme (
April 20, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Venezuela, Field Support, Trip Announcement, Yemen, South Sudan, Middle East, Syria, Libya, Agriculture, UNESCO Highlights of the Daily Press Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary General. HIGHLIGHTS -VENEZUELA: U.N. CALLS FOR LOWERING OF TENSIONS, PREVENTION OF FURTHER CLASHES -SECRETARY-GENERAL UNVEILS NEW...

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April 20, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Matthew Wells and Jocelyne Sambira. In today's programme: men with guns on the ground continue to prevent life-saving aid reaching desperate besieged civilians in Syria; and we'll...

Venezuela: @UN_Spokesperson urges that all efforts be made to lower tensions & prevent further clashes. Statement: https://t.co/YUDxUOydiY

April 19, 2017

The United Nations today cited “record-breaking” progress in controlling neglected tropical diseases – which blind, maim, disfigure and debilitate millions of people worldwide, especially in its poorest areas – as an estimated one billion people were reached with treatment for at least one of these diseases in 2015 alone, according to the Organization’s...

April 19, 2017

Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of theUnited Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), speaks with journalists following his briefing to the Security Council.

April 19, 2017

Nikki Haley (left), Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN and President of the Security Council for April, speaks with Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), after a Security Council on the situation in Libya.

April 19, 2017

Elmahdi S. Elmajerbi, Deputy Permanent Representative of Libya to the UN, after a Security Council meeting on the situation in Libya, seen after a Security Council meeting on the situation in Libya.

April 19, 2017

Martin Kobler (left), Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), speaks with Elmahdi S. Elmajerbi, Deputy Permanent Representative of Libya to the UN, after a Security Council meeting on the situation in Libya.

RT @UNESCO: .@giusi_nicolini, Mayor of Lampedusa, & SOS Méditerranée to be awarded Félix Houphouët-Boigny #Peace Prize https://t.co/vi6oEj8

Starts today in @UNGeneva: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention https://t.co/bxE8onAHOs

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April 19, 2017
Integrated school campaign for the detection, prevention and elimination of leprosy, ocular trachoma and schistosomiasis in Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil. Photo: PAHO/WHO Huge advances have been made against many tropical diseases but growing...
April 19, 2017

Press encounter by the United Nations Secretary-General Mr. António Guterres and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat on the first AU-UN Annual Conference.

April 19, 2017

Without peace in South Sudan, millions of people will go hungry and millions of women and girls could be raped as they try to go about their daily lives, including as they search for food, a senior United Nations official today warned.

April 19, 2017

Secretary General António Guterres (right) and Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, shake hands after signing Joint UN-AU Framework for Enhancing Partnerships on Peace and Security.

April 19, 2017

Secretary General António Guterres (right) and Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, sign Joint UN-AU Framework for Enhancing Partnerships on Peace and Security.

April 19, 2017

Elmahdi S. Elmajerbi, Deputy Permanent Representative of Libya to the UN, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in Libya.

April 19, 2017

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has done “significant work” to more effectively protect civilians and respond in case of a crisis, Secretary-General António Guterres has said in a letter to the President of the UN Security Council.

April 19, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) and Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, address the press following the signing of Joint UN-AU Framework for Enhancing Partnerships on Peace and Security.

April 19, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (at podium, right) and Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, address the press following the signing of Joint UN-AU Framework for Enhancing Partnerships on Peace and Security.

April 19, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (at podium, right) and Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, address the press following the signing of Joint UN-AU Framework for Enhancing Partnerships on Peace and Security.

News: International Court of Justice order (provisional measures) in Ukraine v. Russia Case is online here: https://t.co/9sMGMyHIqC https://t.co/17kM3Tuwdl

The latest trend in e-learning – #MOOCs – is changing the game for African students. @AfricaRenewal:https://t.co/9eqI69K6A1

April 19, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: African-Union - UN, Spring Meetings, Libya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Middle East, Iraq, UNESCO, Tropical Diseases, Senior Personnel Appointments, Press Conferences. Highlights of the Daily Press Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary General. HIGHLIGHTS -U.N.CHIEF AND AFRICAN UNION...

RT @UNDP: Achim Steiner announced as @UNDP's new Administrator! We look forward to working w/him on achieving #Agenda2030: https://t.co/OnJ

In 10 yrs, millions of ppl have been rescued from disability & poverty, thanks global partnerships to #beatNTDs https://t.co/btcI2TONFH https://t.co/0T6YRbQXi9

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April 19, 2017
Secretary-General António Guterres (at podium, right) and Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, address the press following the signing of a Joint UN-AU Framework for Enhancing Partnerships on Peace and...
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April 19, 2017
A mobile team of national health care workers performing systematic screening of population for human sleeping sickness in Bodo village, Chad. (file) Photo: WHO Millions pledged to combat Neglected Tropical Diseases More than US$800...

RT @UNHumanRights: #Zeid UN Human Rights Chief urges DRC investigation after further mass graves confirmed in Kasais https://t.co/NBAQGYFSW

April 19, 2017

WHO reports remarkable achievements in tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) since 2007. The Organization’s Dirk Engels said tackling such diseases can improve the living and economic conditions of people.

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April 19, 2017
Peacekeepers with the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on patrol. UN Photo/Sylvain Liechti Seventeen new mass...
April 19, 2017

United Nations - Press conference by Mr. Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education, on efforts to provide every refugee and displaced child with an education through a new model for education finance.

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April 19, 2017
Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Victims of a chemical attack in Syria earlier this month were exposed to the highly toxic nerve gas sarin or a...
April 19, 2017

The United Nations General Assembly today confirmed the appointment of Germany’s Achim Steiner as the head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

Mali: @UNPeacekeeping works to protect civilians, promote & protect human rights, facilitate humanitarian aid + more https://t.co/KMWuX0bBBl https://t.co/2yEnAEcF5Z

April 19, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the Chairperson of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, today signed a new landmark framework to strengthen partnership between the two organizations on peace and security pillars and better respond to the changing dimensions and evolving challenges of peace operations.

April 19, 2017

Land-based and marine pollution is contaminating our coasts and oceans, and these pollutants could even seep into our seafood. These contaminants may include harmful substances such as the toxic heavy metal mercury, as well as pesticides and industrial chemicals. The research conducted at the IAEA’s Environment Laboratories in Monaco studies how...

April 19, 2017

Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, briefs journalists on efforts of "Education Cannot Wait" initiative to provide every refugee and displaced child with an education through a new model for education finance.

Situation in South Sudan & Somalia expected to worsen due to drought & violence – @UNOCHA, @UNFPA, @UNICEF & @UNDP: https://t.co/7vLLrrWVMv https://t.co/t3uPwAaCBT

RT @UN_News_Centre: Hardly a day when reports of acts of terrorism by enemies of peace and #Mali are not received - @UN_MINUSMA head https:…

UN & @_AfricanUnion commit to work together to sustain peace & to meet aspirations of African ppl. Framework info: https://t.co/9NM797jlrh

April 19, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with María Ángela Holguín Cuéllar, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Colombia.

April 19, 2017

Louise Kantrow (right), new Permanent Observer of the International Chamber of Commerce, presents her credentials to Secretary-General António Guterres.

April 19, 2017

Teodoro Lopez Locsin Jr. (right), new Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations, presents his credentials to Secretary-General António Guterres.

April 19, 2017

Louise Kantrow (left), new Permanent Observer of the International Chamber of Commerce, at the presentation of her credentials to Secretary-General António Guterres.

April 19, 2017

Teodoro Lopez Locsin Jr. (right), new Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations, at the presentation of his credentials to Secretary-General António Guterres.

April 19, 2017

It is more important than ever to forge unity within Libya, the United Nations envoy for the country told the Security Council today, while he called on Libyan stakeholders to regain the optimism generated by the 2015 Political Agreement, which has faded and is being replaced by “frustration and disappointment.”

RT @WHO: In 2015 alone, 1 billion people were treated for at least one neglected tropical disease (#NTDs) https://t.co/NzugOLLxC2 #BeatNTDs…

April 19, 2017

Raising alarm over increasing reports of serious human rights violations in the Kasai Central and Kasai Oriental provinces of Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations human rights chief underscored that the scale and nature of the allegations could warrant an investigation by an international mechanism, such as the International Criminal...

April 19, 2017

The United Nations envoy for the Middle East peace process today called on authorities in Gaza to work together with the international community to resolve a new energy crisis after the area's only power station shut down, saying the consequences of the crisis “should not be underestimated.”

RT @IMFNews: Public debt in advanced economies will remain above 100 percent of GDP https://t.co/2766UgQG5o #FiscalMonitor https://t.co/EGT

Chinese is 1 of the UN's 6 official languages – see our Chinese-language social media updates are here: https://t.co/so2wg0mhBG https://t.co/FSll0fjlgm

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April 19, 2017
 Electrical power transmission lines in Gaza City. Photo: World Bank/Natalia Cieslik (file) Resolve Gaza energy crisis, UN Middle East official urges A senior UN official is calling for resolution of the electricity crisis in Gaza, where...
April 19, 2017

The General Assembly confirms the appointment of Achim Steiner of Germany as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).Peter Thomson (left), President of the Assembly’s seventy-first session, chairs the meeting. To his left is Catherine Pollard, Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management.

April 19, 2017

The General Assembly confirms the appointment of Achim Steiner of Germany as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

April 19, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council Council meeting on the Situation in Libya.

April 19, 2017

Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), briefs the Security Council.

April 19, 2017

Nikki Haley, Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN and President of the Security Council for April, chairs the Council’s meeting on the Situation in Libya.

April 19, 2017

Secretary General António Guterres (right) meets with Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission.

April 19, 2017

Secretary General António Guterres (right) meets with Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission.

.@UNISDR is calling on governments to find ways to reduce risk from extreme weather events. Info: https://t.co/jat98HtQWv #MEXICOGP2017 https://t.co/i8uqqePV60

Chinese is 1 of the UN's 6 official languages – see our Chinese-language social media updates here: https://t.co/so2wg0mhBG https://t.co/SQLzRulRCF

April 19, 2017

Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed (right), meets with Elina Kalkku, Under-Secretary of State of Finland.

April 19, 2017

Informal comments to the media by H.E. Mr. Martin Kobler, Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), on the situation in the region, following the 7927th meeting of the Security Council.

Progress on rabies is just one example of success to #BeatNTDs over past 10 yrs – more @WHO info: https://t.co/LrCuaSjns0 https://t.co/u8TlYMuYZE

Additional updates on the work of @UNMigration in Iraq are here: https://t.co/TIPflWzpXY https://t.co/Rcn2TPc13q

April 19, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: African-Union - UN, Spring Meetings, Libya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Middle East, Iraq, UNESCO, Tropical Diseases, Senior Personnel Appointments, Press Conferences. Highlights of the Daily Press Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary General. HIGHLIGHTS -U.N.CHIEF AND AFRICAN UNION...

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April 19, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Matthew Wells and Dianne Penn. In today's programme:  17 mass graves are unearthed in the volatile Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We'll hear from the UN...
April 18, 2017

Mr. John Ging, Director of the Operational Division, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA); Mr. Manuel Fontaine, Director of the Office of Emergency Operations, UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF); Mr. Ugochi Daniels, Chief of the Humanitarian and Fragile Contexts Branch, UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and Mr. Mourad Wahba, UN Development...

Starts this week: @UNGeneva: Committee against Torture https://t.co/kRpzpSCDQV

Now underway in NYC: International Dialogue on Migration to set stage for Global Compact on Migration consultations. #UN4RefugeesMigrants https://t.co/RkQroYykgM

Continues this week in @UNGeneva: @UN_Disarmament Commission’s 2017 substantive session

April 18, 2017

Welcoming the conviction of three army officials accused of the murder of a 15-year-old girl during the armed conflict in Nepal more than 13 years ago, the United Nations human rights arm has called on the authorities to implement the court’s decision.

RT @USUN: HAPPENING NOW: Amb. @nikkihaley is chairing a history-making #UNSC thematic debate on #humanrights. Watch→ https://t.co/q5XjlY1tc

April 18, 2017

Remarks by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, during the Security Council on Maintenance of international peace and security, Human rights and prevention of armed conflict.

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April 18, 2017
(file) Photo: UNHCR/V. Tan UN human rights office welcomes "emblematic" Nepal murder conviction The conviction of three army officers in Nepal for the murder of a teenage girl during the country's decade-long conflict has been welcomed by...
April 18, 2017

High-level Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Action Event held to highlight the critical importance of sustainable finance for the achievement of the goals, including climate action. The event, convened by Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, focused on how to drive the transformation to align financial markets...

April 18, 2017

High-level Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Action Event held to highlight the critical importance of sustainable finance for the achievement of the goals, including climate action. The event, convened by Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, focused on how to drive the transformation to align financial markets...

April 18, 2017

High-level Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Action Event held to highlight the critical importance of sustainable finance for the achievement of the goals, including climate action. The event, convened by Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, focused on how to drive the transformation to align financial markets...

April 18, 2017

High-level Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Action Event held to highlight the critical importance of sustainable finance for the achievement of the goals, including climate action. The event, convened by Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, focused on how to drive the transformation to align financial markets...

April 18, 2017

High-level Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Action Event held to highlight the critical importance of sustainable finance for the achievement of the goals, including climate action. The event, convened by Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, focused on how to drive the transformation to align financial markets...

April 18, 2017

High-level Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Action Event held to highlight the critical importance of sustainable finance for the achievement of the goals, including climate action. The event, convened by Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, focused on how to drive the transformation to align financial markets...

April 18, 2017

High-level Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Action Event held to highlight the critical importance of sustainable finance for the achievement of the goals, including climate action. The event, convened by Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, focused on how to drive the transformation to align financial markets...

April 18, 2017

High-level Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Action Event held to highlight the critical importance of sustainable finance for the achievement of the goals, including climate action. The event, convened by Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, focused on how to drive the transformation to align financial markets...

April 18, 2017

High-level Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Action Event held to highlight the critical importance of sustainable finance for the achievement of the goals, including climate action. The event, convened by Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, focused on how to drive the transformation to align financial markets...

April 18, 2017

Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, offers opening remarks at a high-level Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Action Event held to highlight the critical importance of sustainable finance for the achievement of the goals, including climate action. The event, convened by Peter Thomson, President of the...

Over 5 million Syrians have taken refuge in the 5 neighbouring countries. @UNMigration info: https://t.co/tJB9QtcGZF https://t.co/uH2rMpRyzp

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April 18, 2017
John Ging. UN Photo/Manuel Elias Ongoing insecurity is making South Sudan one of the most dangerous places to be an aid worker, a senior UN official said on Tuesday. John Ging, Director of Operations for the UN humanitarian affairs...
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April 18, 2017
William Lacy Swing. UN Photo/Violaine Martin It's time for the international community to come together to "more responsibly and humanely manage the movement of people". That's the view of the Director-General of the International...

Syria: @UNHumanRights calls on all parties to ensure the safety & protection of all people being evacuated https://t.co/8UNLI5J3oK

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April 18, 2017
Jaya Jiwatram. Photo: UN News/Liz Scaffidi An interactive timeline chronicling the accomplishments of women over the centuries has...

RT @UNHumanRights: End abuse and detention of gay men in Chechnya, UN human rights experts tell Russia https://t.co/gb5RMnm4Zf https://t.co

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April 18, 2017
Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the Security Council meeting on the maintenance of international peace and security: human rights and prevention of armed conflict. UN Photo/Evan Schneider Prevention must be "a top priority" if the...

Today in NYC: @AminaJMohammed & @UN_PGA + more open #SDGFinancing lab. Info: https://t.co/9xFehMwGKO #ffd #globalgoals https://t.co/9qAEqnuRo7

April 18, 2017

Nikki Haley (front, centre right), Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of April, chairs the Council's meeting on the maintenance of international peace and security: human rights and prevention of armed conflict.Secretary-General António Guterres sits to her right.

April 18, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the Security Council meeting on the maintenance of international peace and security: human rights and prevention of armed conflict.

April 18, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the maintenance of international peace and security: human rights and prevention of armed conflict.

RT @UNFCCC: Check out information about the @UN Bonn Climate Change Conference #SB46 (May 8-18) https://t.co/st1fwulX9a #ParisAgreement #CO…

April 18, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the Security Council meeting on the maintenance of international peace and security: human rights and prevention of armed conflict.

April 18, 2017

The UN's humanitarian wing's Ging said that Somalia and South Sudan are in "catastrophic" food insecure situations. The UN Population Fund's Ugochi Daniels warns that women and children are experiencing malnutrition and are at risk of sexual violence

April 18, 2017

Briefing the Security Council, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today stressed the importance of unity in the 15-member body to effectively address human rights violations as well as to prevent mass atrocities.

RT @GlobalGoalsUN: Climate change increases ocean temperature, which has major ramifications on habitats & biodiversity. #SaveOurOcean http…

April 18, 2017

Raising alarm over an apparent “widespread pattern” of rallies in many places across Burundi where young men from the Imbonerakure militia – the youth wing of the ruling political party – repeatedly chant a call to impregnate or kill opponents, the top United Nations human rights official has called on the authorities to promptly act to stop such...

April 18, 2017

Millions of people are facing the peril of famine in Somalia and South Sudan, and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence fuelling the crises widen, cautioned senior United Nations officials who have just returned from the area.

"Humanitarian assistance is saving lives & livelihoods. But it is not enough." - @UNOCHA updates on Somalia + more: https://t.co/hNVnJPg0fq https://t.co/UFwn0IsG98

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April 18, 2017
More than 400,000 refugees have fled Burundi, latest UN figures show. Photo: UNICEF/Y Nijimbere Burundi rape chants "tip of iceberg across country" Burundi youths who...
April 18, 2017

UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson underscores the need to mobilise both public and private financing in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while outlining steps to scale up existing efforts.

April 18, 2017

UN deputy chief calls for collective action from the UN, governments and the private sector to financially fuel the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

6.8 million children to be vaccinated in high-risk districts around Afghanistan this wk to #endpolio: https://t.co/yHaiouM0Qg via @WHO https://t.co/lq6FECAYNe

RT @antonioguterres: Upholding human rights essential to prevent conflict; build peace & prosperity. My remarks to the Security Council: ht…

April 18, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS).

April 18, 2017

Nikki Haley (right), Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of April, speaks with Liu Jieyi, Permanent Representative of China to the UN, prior to a Security Council meeting on the maintenance of international peace and security: human rights and prevention of armed conflict.

April 18, 2017

John Ging, Director of the Operational Division of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), briefs the press on a recent mission by UN Emergency Directors to Somalia and South Sudan.

April 18, 2017

United Nations Emergency Directors brief the press on a recent mission to Somalia and South Sudan.From left to right: Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General; Manuel Fontaine, Director of the Office of Emergency Operations for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF); Mourad Wahba, Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States of the UN...

April 18, 2017

Manuel Fontaine, Director of the Office of Emergency Operations for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), briefs the press on a recent mission by UN Emergency Directors to Somalia and South Sudan.

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April 18, 2017
High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. UN Photo/Pierre Albouy The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed deep alarm...
April 18, 2017

Ugochi Daniels, Chief of the Humanitarian and Fragile Contexts Branch of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), briefs the press on a recent mission by UN Emergency Directors to Somalia and South Sudan.

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April 18, 2017
A family in Uvs Province, Mongolia, using a solar panel to generate power for their ger, a traditional Mongolian tent. UN Photo/E. Debebe A drive towards more sustainable economic models is being "increasingly recognized" as "sound...

RT @UN_PGA: #SDGFinancing Lab: Rachel Kyte, CEO, Special Rep of UN Secretary-General for @SEforAllorg. Watch live: https://t.co/1Wh5hlXHp8

RT @UNDP: April 19 is our amazing Chief’s #LastDayofWork w/ us. Share your favorite @HelenClarkUNDP #GlobalDev moment w/ us! https://t.co/o

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April 18, 2017
Pictured, internally displaced peoples in Baidoa, Somalia.Photo: OCHA/ Cecilia Attefors (file) Disease, hunger and drought are forcing families in southern Somalia's Bay region to leave their homes in search of help, the UN...
April 18, 2017

The United Nations human rights office today expressed great concern about the safety of civilians being evacuated in Syria, saying a weekend attack on a convoy near Aleppo likely amounts to a war crime and the situation in Syria should be referred to the International Criminal Court.

It's in the interest of all to tap wealth of good that #GlobalGoals will bring in environmental, econ & social terms https://t.co/IAaTqdZAyq https://t.co/5HKIaE68W1

RT @UN_Spokesperson: Secretary-General @antonioguterres has nominated @ASteiner to be the next @UNDP Administrator https://t.co/wp8N21QZkn

April 18, 2017

Secretary General António Guterres (right) meets with Sergiy Kyslytsya, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

“Those responsible for human rights violations, regardless of position or rank, must be held accountable.” - @UNHumanRights on Burundi https://t.co/b1nYF7gkEL

RT @WHO: Remarkable progress has been made against neglected tropical diseases (#NTDs) over the past 10 years https://t.co/RlQvzp4p8b #Beat…

Unity in the Security Council is key to effectively address rights violations, as well as to prevent mass atrocities https://t.co/3ErIjkBs0b https://t.co/KbWG82GiAl

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April 18, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Matthew Wells and Dianne Penn. In today’s programme: "Grotesque rape chants" occurring at political rallies in Burundi, expose a "campaign of terror" the UN human rights chief...
April 18, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Senior Personnel, Human Rights, African Union, Iraq, Mali, Somalia, Migration, Burundi, Press Events, Abdullahi Shuaibu. Highlights of the Daily Press Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary General. HIGHLIGHTS -SECRETARY-GENERAL NOMINATES ACHIM STEINER FOR U.N. DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME...

April 18, 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (centre) meets with the Face Africa Leadership Group.

Apply before 31 May: @iiaward aims to create a community of global change makers. @UNAOC explains: https://t.co/0aNemiai0T

RT @UNFPA: Help @UNFPA make internet history! VOTE for our '16 #Girls' photo project to win @TheWebbyAwards: https://t.co/6mOb6e3Jtl #Webby…

April 18, 2017

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali today strongly condemned the “cowardly” attacks that took place against its personnel as well as members of the national armed forces, and voiced deep concern at ongoing insecurity in the northern and central parts of the country.

RT @UNPeacekeeping: #IED Two Peacekeepers and one civilian severely wounded today in Tessalit, #Kidal Region in #Mali https://t.co/uB6KSBfU

April 18, 2017

Underlining the importance of sustainable finance for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, senior United Nations officials today called for stronger partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders to ensure that resource requirements are met.

April 17, 2017

United Nations - Press Conference on the consideration of non-proliferation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to be held in the Security Council on April 28 hosted by Ambassador Kim In Ryong, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

United Nations Audio
April 17, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Jocelyne Sambira and Dianne Penn. In today's programme: Warring parties in South Sudan are being urged to show restraint in the face of an upsurge in violence; and a new campaign...

RT @antonioguterres: As the UN Ethics Panel marks its tenth anniversary, we recommit to protecting whistleblowers and ensuring integrity. h…

April 17, 2017

United Nations - Daily Press Briefing: Iraq, Syria, Western Sahara, South Sudan, Somalia, Palestine, Senior personnel appointments, Sustainable Development Goals Financing LAB, Guests tomorrow, Honour roll, Maria Zoupaniotis. Highlights of the Daily Press Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General: - SCALE OF CIVILIANS FLEEING...

April 17, 2017

A United Nations commission overseeing plant health has adopted a new global standard to ensure that international trade in plants and seeds – vital to feed the world's population – is free from agricultural pests and disease-causing bugs.

April 17, 2017

Kim In Ryong, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the UN, briefs the press on the consideration of non-proliferation in the DPRK to be held in the Security Council on 28 April.

Experienced in digital media? French speakers are especially encouraged to apply to work with @UNPeacekeeping, see: https://t.co/9iFuDCNYGX https://t.co/kZRXfDMZSS

We are sharing your stories of solidarity on @Medium. #JoinTogether & see: https://t.co/vjzYjp4rU0 https://t.co/R17Ahn778g

April 17, 2017

Young people from around the world today joined United Nations staff and international dignitaries in Changsha, China, to show support for protecting and preserving the cultural heritage along the Silk Route.

10 years in public health 2007-2017: A report by @WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan https://t.co/Tfb8DucL8b https://t.co/jLUZSREVUO

April 17, 2017

El-Mostafa Benlamlih, Deputy Special Representative for Haiti, discusses progress on safe water and sanitation in Haiti's Central Plateau - a move critical for eliminating cholera in the country.

April 17, 2017

Historically, the people in the Madan Mak and Loncy areas of the Lascahobas Commune have always had serious problems with access to safe drinking water.

United Nations Audio
April 17, 2017
 Maman Sambo Sidikou. UN Photo/Manuel Elias UN supporting implementation of DRC political agreement The top official at the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been meeting with political leaders to find ways...
United Nations Audio
April 17, 2017
Fifteen year old Mohammad sits in front of the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan, where he lives with his family and goes to a UNICEF supported school. (file) Photo: UNICEF/Badran In times of stress, people cling to their faith more than a child to...

#ParisAgreement on climate change is just the start. Climate action is unstoppable. Here is what the UN is doing: https://t.co/roJjv7ZtSS https://t.co/f0GZTVJ6Jb

Efficient use of clean energy helps protect the environment https://t.co/nj3L8pTKKU #GlobalGoals https://t.co/UFn4sSFsM7

RT @UNICEF: Time is running out in NE Nigeria, Somalia, S Sudan and Yemen. Children can’t wait: https://t.co/R1bfauY6Lp #4famines https://t…

April 17, 2017

The United Nations and other members of the international community today commended Somalia’s Federal Government and the Federal Member States for agreeing to form a National Security Council, as well as decisions taken on priorities such as fighting corruption and drought response.

Children’s books can change the world. @AfricaRenewal explains how here: https://t.co/v57TcJ972f #GlobalGoals #InvestinYouth

RT @UN_Women: The world of work is changing fast, but it needs to change faster to empower women. Photo essay and facts: https://t.co/uhI8m

Achieving gender equality is not only the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do! @UNFPA info: https://t.co/LhCye3R19G #GlobalGoals https://t.co/K4O0rNbezb

RT @UN_News_Centre: Fight against cholera: @MINUSTAH senior official highlights efforts to improve water access & sanitation in #Haiti. htt…

Young people working to combat hatred & to foster inclusion encouraged to apply. @UNAOC details: https://t.co/O41flMzpaC #jointogether https://t.co/2SYBKQMLrt

20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria & Yemen are #FacingFamine. Please share and help here: https://t.co/zUjCvH1N2H via @WFP https://t.co/WLnwhy0eWK

RT @UNAIDS: While more than 18 million people living with HIV now have access to treatment, more than 50% of PLHIV still do not. https://t.…

RT @UNLibrary: Where can I find a chart of the @UN System? #AskDag https://t.co/EJgo2BUm8C https://t.co/LF3aKgrnjg

United Nations Audio
April 17, 2017
Poster of the campaign #NoEsDeHombres A new campaign in Mexico City aims to combat a touchy subject: sexual harassment on public transportation. A recent national survey found that nearly 90 per cent of women feel unsafe on buses and...

A year after major earthquake, @UNDP says Ecuador's rice farmers are back in the field: https://t.co/KChI1luQyd https://t.co/sRglZmjVYA

RT @UN_Photo: #OnThisDay in 1951, @UN #photographer Maria Bordy captured some images around still-unfinished Permanent Headquarters of the…

Victims come first. @IntlCrimCourt info is here: https://t.co/1OZl5IkUBL https://t.co/frURF7IVHG

April 17, 2017

Noting that nearly half a million people have fled Mosul since the start of military operations to retake the city from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorists, a senior United Nations humanitarian official in Iraq warned that the scale of the displacement has stretched relief efforts to their “operational limits”.

RT @UNGeneva: Ariana Park surrounding @UNGeneva is home to numerous statutes donated by Member States. #SpringAtThePalais https://t.co/AMlX

United Nations Audio
April 17, 2017
In Mosul, Iraq, aging family members are pushed for hours through frontline fighting between the army and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh), to reach safety. Photo: IRIN/Tom Westcott Iraq: Mosul...
United Nations Audio
April 17, 2017
An UN patrol in Upper Nile state, South Sudan. (file) Photo: UNMISS Warring parties in South Sudan are being urged by the most senior UN official in the country to show restraint in the face of an escalation in violence and to...

You can help give the gift of safe motherhood. Donate to @UNFPA here: https://t.co/4evIHOZGOl https://t.co/lbOXLKAjAK

Young women in Kenya are breaking the glass ceiling in the ICT world. @AfricaRenewal explains how: https://t.co/wQK4rueUX6 #InvestinYouth

In a crisis, the faster the better. @WFP explains how it has cut its delivery times by more than 60 percent https://t.co/jX5y75vRmk

Every minute, 24 ppl are forced to flee because of war or persecution. Stand #WithRefugees. https://t.co/uqchRWIpWP https://t.co/KMbCPSZnQu

RT @unfoundation: Eliminating US funding for @UNFPA jeopardizes the health & rights of millions of women across the world. Read more: https…

Ukraine: @WFP support for families affected by conflict is more than a means for survival, but also hope. See: https://t.co/TJ6CQCm8Md https://t.co/gPDFuLvOIv

Marine litter costs billions every year. The oceans need ACTION to turn the tide on plastic: https://t.co/amshUMR2hb #CleanSeas via @UNEP https://t.co/J09FKU9xhN

What's it like to be a young aid worker fighting hunger & fear on frontline? New @WFP graphic novel 📖 : https://t.co/1F9bvWv9eq https://t.co/F0CxvZWPfF

Climate action = protecting oceans. Make your own commitment to #SaveOurOcean. Register here: https://t.co/KeULRzfnqy #GlobalGoals https://t.co/OxQzhswIME

United Nations Audio
April 16, 2017
Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric. UN Photo/Evan Schneider (file) An attack on evacuees leaving the Syrian towns of Foah and Kefraya on Saturday...

.@UNHumanRights wants to empower a new generation of advocates to combat racism. Apply -> #AfricanDescent Fellowship https://t.co/B3dtFc6v45 https://t.co/Gk3G5QqN5r

RT @UNICEF: Join the 🌎 and #FlipClimateChange! Share a clip of yourself using the hashtag and tag your friends to challenge them to take #c…

April 16, 2017

Senior United Nations officials, including the Organization's top humanitarian official as well as the head of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) have expressed “horror” at yesterday's attack on people evacuating from the besieged Syrian towns of Foah and Kefraya and underlined that civilians must be protected from any harm.

RT @UN_News_Centre: Intn'l law very clear: warring parties must protect civilians – @UN aid chief, condemning attack on #Syrian evacuees ht…

Get more updates on #UN4RefugeesMigrants work here: https://t.co/xXB2XG2Xit https://t.co/E6gvB8bemV

RT @Empower_Women: Bring her to #school. Let her re-write #HerStory. And change her #community. Donate at https://t.co/ws8DotlDW4 https://t…

10 ways @UNFPA protects human rights & makes a difference worldwide. See: https://t.co/XWqso7d4v4 #GlobalGoals https://t.co/XpjV8ZQZKr

RT @UN_Women: Gender equality is at the heart of socio-economic development and peace consolidation. Learn more: https://t.co/tpJwrRFHDy #U…

Accessibility to clean drinking water is essential for healthTake action for the #GlobalGoals https://t.co/JHoTkYaMtX https://t.co/h8dMLtx5bN

.@ONUMujeresMX & @GobCDMX worked together to call out sexual harrassment on public transport https://t.co/7UKsz5p0wd #NoEsDeHombres

RT @UN: The UN does not tolerate anyone committing or condoning sexual exploitation and abuse. https://t.co/i9Qm50F2tF

Make a difference online: volunteer for peace & development from home. 100+ opportunities are open at @UNVOnline https://t.co/Fza6mngLsb https://t.co/kpgAWQdvwA

RT @UNICEF: Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on 60 children reportedly killed outside #Aleppo yesterday. https://t.co/

How does international maritime law work for refugees & migrants? These @IMOHQ videos explain: https://t.co/v1W6XycGxp #UN4RefugeesMigrants https://t.co/ID2f3CEMMu

Global call for leadership posts extended to 1 May. Nominations of women, French & Arabic speakers encouraged. https://t.co/JgtGOcjEYE

RT @UN: This week Malala Yousafzai joined the UN as a Messenger of Peace. What does that mean? See: https://t.co/gZHR3OXxNU https://t.co/4j

Experienced in digital media? Apply to work for @UNPeacekeeping. Application details are here: https://t.co/9iFuDCwnin https://t.co/tQfS61r7bR

April 15, 2017

A senior United Nations official in South Sudan has called for restraint and underlined the need to ensure the protection of civilians as fresh fighting has erupted between Government and opposition forces in a number of locations across the country.

RT @Refugees: Q: Which countries host the most refugees? A: They include the world's poorest. https://t.co/wxuTf5QRD5 https://t.co/N8ZrUPP

.@UNDP is closing in on ending poverty – everywhere & permanently. Get more updates here: https://t.co/VaXgPFVtFj https://t.co/HnAQaCC3Q5

RT @globalnyc: #NYCJuniorAmbassadors are thinking globally + acting locally. We're empowering NYC 7th graders to be global citizens https:/…

Get the latest news updates on @WFP work for #ZeroHunger here: https://t.co/nMjW6lBXHf https://t.co/FilCsHK0xt

RT @WHO: Countries don't invest fast enough to meet Sustainable Development Goals water & sanitation targets https://t.co/YW66bpowDE #SDGs…

Here's one story from Canada about why it makes sense to #jointogether to support refugees https://t.co/Fey3zXZQpJ https://t.co/bYBCAqUpPz

RT @UNFPA: Your support will help @UNFPA protect #humanrights and make a difference around the world: https://t.co/TpmGO3svRL #FundUNFPA ht…

.@CTBTO_alerts works to make sure that no nuclear explosion goes undetected. Here is how: https://t.co/ITg8ezfzSl https://t.co/SsW9KyLxfU

Secretary-General
António Guterres

Cast your vote! 345 projects nominated for #WSISPrizes 2017 + online voting open until 30 April https://t.co/xkLsHsfiHY via @ITU https://t.co/NYsBPtoXRB

.@ILO is working to end modern slavery. You can, too. Here is how: https://t.co/8kfQCXENwv https://t.co/x99fVGdKqP

April 15, 2017

Condemning today’s attack in Rasheedin, western Aleppo, Syria, on some 5,000 evacuees traveling from the besieged towns of Foah and Kefraya to Government-controlled areas, the United Nations has underlined the need to bring those responsible for the violent act to justice.

.@UNICEF is working to save 1.4m children at imminent risk of death due to famine. https://t.co/GjigPoCA4H https://t.co/ULXTCeQa5d

RT @UN_Spokesperson: We condemn Saturday's attack against a civilian convoy in #Syria: https://t.co/075mkRoPvc

The work of @WFP aims to help local economies. This is just one example. Find out more here: https://t.co/jDK6myXU1W #Zerohunger https://t.co/SPWxluPrWS

Gender equality is key to the #GlobalGoals. There are many ways to help. See ideas are here: https://t.co/JHoTkYaMtX https://t.co/b589T3LWfA

This week Malala Yousafzai joined the UN as a Messenger of Peace. What does that mean? See: https://t.co/gZHR3OXxNU https://t.co/4jfmeMRok9

United Nations Audio
April 14, 2017
The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) provides protection to civilians fleeing violence in Wau (August 2016). Photo: UNMISS Three South Sudanese porters...

RT @WFP_Media: WFP condemns killing of 3 workers in Wau #SouthSudan. Details: https://t.co/worgZNUBip https://t.co/Yb0BAdQqLK

United Nations Audio
April 14, 2017
Today we bring you a special programme on the designation of Malala Yousafzai this week, as the youngest -ever UN Messenger of Peace. Presenter: Lucy Dean.
April 14, 2017

Expressing “horror” at the killing of three workers contracted by its office in Wau, South Sudan, during violence that wracked the city earlier this week, the United Nations emergency food relief agency has called on the authorities to bring those responsible for the “unspeakable violence” to justice.

The UN does not tolerate anyone committing or condoning sexual exploitation and abuse. https://t.co/i9Qm50F2tF

RT @UNmigration: Young Somali #refugees play against each other in a soccer tournament organized by @IOM_Somalia. Full story: https://t.co/

#FlashbackFriday – new report looks at how @globalNYC & diplomatic community worked together last year https://t.co/9wWmueAgAC #NYCxUN https://t.co/T9rRL9LND9

RT @StephenCurry30: This #WorldMalariaDay, I need you on my team to #defeatmalaria with @nothingbutnets. Join me at https://t.co/7GVZHbFMDr

Making motherhood safer is a human rights imperative, and it is at the core of @UNFPA’s mandate https://t.co/2FANd1rVQN via @UNFPAHaiti https://t.co/m2zEmd3rNg

Yemen: “blockade involves grave breaches of the most basic norms of human rights law, as well as of law of armed conflict" - @UNHumanRights https://t.co/cZ4N0BYtHA

Innovation, partnership, transparency — @ReliefWeb, @WHO, @ITU & more cited in #digitaldiplomacy review #SODD16 https://t.co/hsQN4OU3TQ https://t.co/Xhn5yA1C80

RT @UNICEF: Thank you for tuning in. All of these drawings by #ChildrenOfSyria were created at a programme we support → https://t.co/LDEJKj

.@UNESCO works ensure the safety of journalists, freedom of expression + more. Here's one example from Mali: https://t.co/grYZIDYMCd https://t.co/3VVCf4SdBp

What happened this wk? Video updates on #SyriaCrisis, famine threats & visit of Malala Yousafzai to the UN https://t.co/qTLBXWocXU

RT @UN: Your support will help @UNFPA protect human rights & make a difference around the world: https://t.co/fCYHH3nsFx https://t.co/hW74i

.@UNPeacekeeping budget is less than one half of 1% of global military spending. https://t.co/ddYUBbKWTs

Watch this Q&A with women working for @UNPeacekeeping in Mali which was recorded live in Timbuktu: https://t.co/abPaYVGR3T via @UN_MINUSMA https://t.co/8dLQXLFXTY

Nigeria: “We must make sure that all possible measures are taken to locate and rescue all from abuse at the hands of Boko Haram.” https://t.co/Lf5fdLvraw

RT @UNESCO: Call for proposals now open: photographs of #journalists working in sensitive situations. Find out more >> https://t.co/OYvQnMQ

RT @OPCW: #OPCW Executive Council met today to address alleged use of #ChemicalWeapons in #Syria https://t.co/NUZbX4yZsb https://t.co/mcO2r

United Nations Audio
April 13, 2017
Per J. Andersson (left), Pradyumna Kumar Mahanandia and Charlotte von Schedvin at an event in celebration of the International Day of Happiness at the United Nations Bookshop in New York. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas An Indian man who cycled...
April 13, 2017

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa, François Louncény Fall, urged today Cameroonian authorities to examine with diligence the difficulties of the populations and entrepreneurs of the English-speaking regions of the north-west and south-west, which have been deprived of Internet since mid-January 2017.

Secretary-General
António Guterres
April 13, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Kingston Rhodes, Chairman of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC).

April 13, 2017

Against the backdrop of almost two billion people around the world relying on sources of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, the United Nations has called on countries to “radically” increase investments in water and sanitation infrastructure not only to protect their populations from deadly diseases but also to ensure that they are able to achieve...

Cameroon: UN envoy encourages authorities to restore the Internet in country’s English-speaking regions https://t.co/YoUm1FQNlX

United Nations Audio
April 13, 2017
Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region Said Djinnit addresses the Security Council on the situation in the area. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Political leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being urged to implement an agreement...

RT @antonioguterres: Behind the scenes with Discovery Communications as we discuss the importance of peace & the role individuals can play…

Whatever your faith, the @WFP #BreakingBread series features its work for world with #ZeroHunger https://t.co/bqBuwjKuYy

Secretary-General
António Guterres
April 13, 2017

Senior United Nations officials today refocused the spotlight on Secretary-General António Guterres’ mid-February 'call to action' on behalf of some 20 million people across four countries that now face the risk of famine.

United Nations Audio
April 13, 2017
Displaced Somalis at Liiban settlement in Baidoa in the southern-central area of the country. Photo: OCHA Concerns are growing for millions of people in Somalia, where drought...

Thanks to donors, $60M from @UNCERF is helping communities most at risk of famine. More is needed. Donate here: https://t.co/g7EeldSLf2 https://t.co/YA180R1V7j

RT @UN: In new UN role, Malala Yousafzai seeks to inspire girls to stand up, speak out for rights https://t.co/mmPicseiw7 #GlobalGoals http…

United Nations Audio
April 13, 2017
Malala Yousafzai. UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeChildren need to know they can change the world: UN Messenger of Peace Malala The Pakistani teenager whose courageous defence of girls' education continues to inspire people worldwide has a...
United Nations Audio
April 13, 2017
Mariam Jalabi. Photo: UN News/Lucy DeanWomen's participation in peace talks empower Syrians "as a whole" In order to create a "lasting peace" in Syria, women need to have a seat at the policy-making table, a peace activist from the country has...
United Nations Audio
April 13, 2017
Migrants travelling to Libya across the Sahara Desert. Photo: Omar HamaMigrant slave market horrors revealed in Libya Migrants are being sold as a commodity in Libya by smugglers, the UN warned on Tuesday. The findings by the...

A man who biked from India to Sweden visited the UN last month. 🎧 his story in this new @UN_Radio podcast. https://t.co/A90zTj5IO9

United Nations Audio
April 13, 2017
Nikki Haley (left), United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for April, chairs the Council meeting on the question concerning Haiti. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas The UN Security Council...
United Nations Audio
April 13, 2017
Water, along with pollutants and contaminating agents, flows into a canal in Maputo, Mozambique. (File) Photo: John Hogg / World Bank More investment needed to meet SDG water and sanitation targets Countries need to increase...
April 13, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2250 (2017), extending the mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) for a final period of six months until 15 October 2017. The Council also decided to establish a follow-on peacekeeping mission, United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), for an...

April 13, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2250 (2017), extending the mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) for a final period of six months until 15 October 2017. The Council also decided to establish a follow-on peacekeeping mission , United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), for an...

April 13, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2250 (2017), extending the mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) for a final period of six months until 15 October 2017. The Council also decided to establish a follow-on peacekeeping mission , United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), for an...

April 13, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2250 (2017), extending the mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) for a final period of six months until 15 October 2017. The Council also decided to establish a follow-on peacekeeping mission , United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), for an...

April 13, 2017

Launched in January 2017, the report ‘Religious Intolerance in Brazil’ will be used to monitor and tackle discrimination. “Worldwide, there is a growing wave of intolerance and restrictions imposed on the exercise of the right to freedom of religion or belief,” said the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed. More, in...

RT @globalnyc: Want to learn how NYC engages with the largest diplomatic community in the world? Check out @globalnyc 2016 report https://t…

April 13, 2017

On March 25, the United Nations commemorates International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade. During the transatlantic slave trade, Brazil has received almost 5 million enslaved Africans. At the time, the ‘quilombos’ – hinterland settlements founded by people of African origin – were places of refuge and slaves fled...

April 13, 2017

Brazilian rapper Rico Dalasam found in music a way to confront racism and homophobia. Born and raised on the outskirts of São Paulo, he decided to take a stand against prejudice through rhymes that celebrate pride and bash discrimination. More, in Portuguese, at http://bit.ly/2mAfa2Y Source: UNIC Rio

April 13, 2017

Recognizing the “major milestone” Haiti has achieved toward stabilization following recent elections, the Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations mission in the island nation for a final six-month period and authorized a smaller successor peacekeeping mission.

April 13, 2017

A replica of the Thai royal barge Suphannahong, a gift from Government of Thailand to the United Nations, is on the route for guided tours at UN headquarters.

There are no military solutions to the strife in Syria – Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy to Security Council https://t.co/YmAPVxIjnD

United Nations Audio
April 13, 2017
Erfan Ali (third from left ) Photo: UN Habitat Extensive damage has occurred in the western part of the Iraqi city of Mosul, where a military operation is underway to free neighbourhoods from the terrorist group, ISIL. That's...
United Nations Audio
April 13, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Matthew Wells. In today's programme: Agencies fear looming famine in Somalia "may destroy years of progress" And from Iraq: A report on damage to the western part...
April 13, 2017

Using satellite imagery and local researches, the most recent evaluation confirms that western Mosul has undergone extensive destruction, “far greater than in the east,” according to a senior United Nations aid official in the country.

#TBT - Dag Hammarskjöld served as Secretary-General from 1953 until his death in 1961. Take this new quiz. ✅ https://t.co/vffuRu5TYk

Amid horror & suffering, children dream of a brighter future. @UNICEF shares drawings from #ChildrenOfSyria https://t.co/OqVFVChMlu https://t.co/hjB8Xdy9Bw

Relief agencies & @UNmigration are providing assistance to new arrivals at existing displacement sites https://t.co/yvlbK7j1SB https://t.co/EHk5lCoSIz

April 13, 2017

Informal comments to the media by H.E. Bashar Ja'afari, Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations, on the situation in The Middle East.

April 13, 2017

United Nations - Daily Press Briefing: Haiti, Great Lakes, Cameroon, Iraq, Water, Agriculture, Gaza, Ethiopia-Eritrea, OCHA, Press conferences, Honour roll Highlights of the Daily Press Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General: - SECURITY COUNCIL SETS UP NEW MISSION IN HAITI - U.N. GREAT LAKES ENVOY UPDATES SECURITY COUNCIL ON...

Secretary-General
António Guterres
April 13, 2017

General view of briefing on “Finding A New Home: The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Refugee Assistance and Refugee Resettlement Work”. The briefing, held as part of the Focus on Faith series, was organized by the Outreach Division of the Department of Public Information.

April 13, 2017

Attendees veiw a video message by Secretary-General António Guterres during a briefing on “Finding A New Home: The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Refugee Assistance and Refugee Resettlement Work”. The briefing, held as part of the Focus on Faith series, was organized by the Outreach Division of the Department of Public Information.

April 13, 2017

Attendees during briefing on “Finding A New Home: The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Refugee Assistance and Refugee Resettlement Work”. The briefing, held as part of the Focus on Faith series, was organized by the Outreach Division of the Department of Public Information.

April 13, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) meets with Ranan Lurie, political cartoonist.

April 13, 2017

General view during the International Conference on Health and Environment, held under the theme "Global Partners for Global Solutions". The event was co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Ukraine, the Division for Sustainable Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the World Information Transfer.

April 13, 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (right) meets with Marcel Amon-Tanoh, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Côte d’Ivoire.

News: @WHO says countries aren't investing fast enough to meet water & sanitation targets https://t.co/aWuFSygg3f #GlobalGoals https://t.co/9L8gfE3Ooz

April 13, 2017

Highlights of UN events during the week of 17 April 2017, including the Sustainable Development Goals Financing Lab, International Mother Earth Day and more. #BeatNTDs #EarthDay On-demand Coverage of Sustainable Development Goals Financing Lab:

April 13, 2017

Love at first sight. An inevitable separation. A seemingly impossible journey for love mixed with a dash of art and late 1970s ‘hippie culture.’ This is the amazing true story of an Indian man who cycled across eight countries to be reunited with his sweetheart.

April 13, 2017

Informal comments to the media by H.E. Bashar Ja'afari, Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations, on the situation in The Middle East.