August 9, 2017

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

August 9, 2017

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

RT @UNEP: Indigenous peoples are vital stewards of the environment and its fast-depleting resources: https://t.co/6kuhfFbTxT #indigenousday…

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August 9, 2017
Peacekeepers with the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) consult a map as they drive through vast desert areas in Smara, Western Sahara. UN Photo/Martine Perret WFP welcomes US$1 million contribution to support Western Sahara refugees The World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a US$1 million...

Starting now: Security Council meeting on maintenance of international peace and security. Watch live: https://t.co/WhwXXmCYWf

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August 9, 2017
OCHA Operations Director John Ging in the field. Photo: OCHA/L. Fultang (file) Helping Eritrea to confront challenges such as food insecurity and infant mortality is the goal of the latest five-year plan between the UN and the government. The Horn of Africa country ranks at number 179 out of 188 nations on the

RT @UNYouthEnvoy: Fantastic mtg w DSG @AminaJMohammed on youth empowerment, peace + security, #GlobalGoals. Excited to be working together…

Working to prevent a slow-motion disaster in Mozambique, @WFP sheds light on realities of life on front lines of climate change & hunger⬇️ https://t.co/ZTYkYZ9hvL

RT @WHO: WHO and partners take on #malaria: the top killer in north-eastern #Nigeria https://t.co/OjAYjPF6uz https://t.co/MT1Z4ZjMTm

August 9, 2017

Press Conference on the tenth anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, on the theme "Realizing the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - a Decade in Review".Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, a Cree Chief from Canada, addresses the press.

August 9, 2017

Press Conference on the tenth anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, on the theme "Realizing the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - a Decade in Review".Chandra Roy-Henriksen, Chief of the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, addresses the press.

August 9, 2017

The Representative of Japan addresses the Security Council meeting to consider a draft of the Council's annual report to the General Assembly.

Activist Tarcila wants indigenous women to know their rights & claim them https://t.co/VHZ0t3laNK v @UN_Women #WeAreIndigenous https://t.co/hRz83rUQwR

August 9, 2017

Amr Abdel Latif Aboulatta (centre), Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the UN and President of the Security Council President for August, addresses the meeting to consider a draft of the Council's annual report to the General Assembly.

August 9, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on maintenance of international peace and security.

August 9, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting to consider a draft of the Council's annual report to the General Assembly.

August 9, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on maintenance of international peace and security.

August 9, 2017

Amr Abdel Latif Aboulatta (front left), Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the UN and President of the Security Council President for August, chairs the Council's meeting on the maintenance of international peace and security.

Nothing can justify terrible acts of abuse against women and children in Kasai - @UNICEF: https://t.co/kxlveE4zCy https://t.co/oHdIflAxRs

August 9, 2017

Expressing its grave concern about the threat of famine facing some 20 million people in conflict-affected Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and north-east Nigeria, the United Nations Security Council today requested the Secretary-General to provide early warning when a conflict could lead to famine.

August 9, 2017

The United Nations today received an expert report that summarizes the new information made available by Member States and other sources and assesses whether and to what degree that information helps to establish the conditions and circumstances resulting in the tragic deaths of former Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld and 15 others traveling with...

August 9, 2017

Ten years after the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, progress in several countries has been made in formally recognizing indigenous peoples, but overwhelmingly they continue to face discrimination, marginalization and major challenges in enjoying their basic rights.

August 9, 2017

The United Nations humanitarian wing is deeply concerned about the safety and protection of the thousands of civilians inside Raqqa city, many of them women and children, who are caught in the crossfire of the ongoing conflict, a UN spokesperson said today.

August 9, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Alison Smale, a British journalist, to head the Organization's Department of Public Information as Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications.

Wed is #IndigenousDay Indigenous peoples have right to full enjoyment of human rights -UN Indigenous Declaration https://t.co/rWtRWWoVWX https://t.co/5cwocCN6Co

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August 9, 2017
Afghan women. File Photo: UNAMA Without justice, there can be no sustainable peace or development in Afghanistan. That's according to Sima Samir, a former Minister of Women's Affairs in the country, who was at UN Headquarters recently to talk...

RT @OCHAYemen: Humanitarian crisis in #Yemen continues to inflict suffering upon Yemenis. More in our latest humanitarian dashboard https:/…

Uganda has welcomed nearly 1.3M refugees, mostly from South Sudan: https://t.co/vpoytGmKsK https://t.co/vsqpEqhvPJ

On #InternationalCatDay, meet a dedicated int'l observer: Pablito, resident 🐱@MisionONUCol Agua Bonita duty station https://t.co/HoT8Koisr6 https://t.co/pF28nDGpYj

RT @UNmigration: Rapid responses in #SouthSudan are critical to stemming the cholera outbreak during the rainy season ➡️ https://t.co/Keh5M

On Wed's #IndigenousDay celebrate 🌏's 370M indigenous peoples & 10th anniversary of UN Indigenous Declaration https://t.co/4CNDrh8SIe https://t.co/OG303ibQws

This #TourTuesday take a virtual walk around UN Headquarters in NYC through our latest @Instagram story! Handle: unitednations https://t.co/rDVenQACRI

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August 8, 2017
 A young man waits at an IOM transit centre in Agadez, Niger. He along with his younger brother decided to return back to the country after a failed attempt to reach Europe. Photo: IOM 2016/Amanda Nero. UN...

RT @GlobalGoalsUN: Maternal mortality has fallen by almost 50% since 1990, but there's more work to do. The #GlobalGoals aim to help: https…

August 9 is #IndigenousDay, recognizing indigenous peoples' unique cultures and way of life. https://t.co/Umr5IxOQ7w #WeAreIndigenous https://t.co/fcDgp7syCJ

August 8, 2017

In South Sudan's capital of Juba, the phased deployment of a UN-mandated regional protection force was marked by the arrival of the first company of Rwandan soldiers. The force will eventually number up to 4000 troops.

RT @UNESCO: #WorldHumanities Conf - an opportunity to step back to rehabilitate & rebuild the human sciences https://t.co/OE2BnVSdcR #UNESC…

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August 8, 2017
Drought has affected residents of the Mbera refugee camp, Mauritania, in the Sahel region of Africa. Photo: WFP/Justin Smith. Mauritanians need to work together in order...

Widespread & systematic use of excessive force & arbitrary detentions against demonstrators in Venezuela - @UNHumanRights ⬇️ https://t.co/8sYD508uxZ

RT @unmissmedia: Arrival of #UN regional force (RPF) in #SouthSudan will free up #UNMISS peacekeepers to patrol insecure roads | https://t.…

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August 8, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Matt Wells. In today’s programme: Phased deployment of a regional protection force begins in South Sudan, and Venezuela violence shows no signs of abating, the UN human rights office says.

August 9 is #IndigenousDay, recognizing indigenous peoples' unique cultures and way of life. https://t.co/Umr5Iy6rw6 #WeAreIndigenous

August 8, 2017

The UN human rights office urges Venezuela's national security forces to handling protests in line with international humanitarian law.

August 8, 2017

Fodé Seck, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Senegal to the UN and Chair of the General Assembly's Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, addresses a meeting of the Committee.

August 8, 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (left) meets with Paul Ghogomu, Minister and Director of Cabinet at the office of the Prime Minister of Cameroon.

RT @UN_Spokesperson: The Secretary-General once again urges the Government of Venezuela & the opposition to re-launch negotiations: https:/…

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August 8, 2017
A  social centre for refugees on Nauru, where Australia has an offshore detention facility for asylum seekers. Photo: UNHCR/N. Wright Refugees and asylum seekers are facing deteriorating conditions and an "escalating crisis" on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, where they are being housed in an Australian detention facility. That's according to the UN...
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August 8, 2017
Protesters in La Castellana, a neighborhood in eastern Caracas. Photo: Helena Carplo/IRIN...
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August 8, 2017
The UN’s Lise Grande said that the worst case scenario for displacement from Mosul was 700,000 people; in fact, 900,000 fled the city. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel Johnson Recovery in Iraq’s...

RT @RXDSouza: SPC played vital role in supporting peace process in Gaalkacyo, #Somalia. https://t.co/rhWOoTiOxu

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August 8, 2017
UNMISS chief David Shearer greets members of the Rwandan battalion of the Regional Protection Force (RPF) in South Sudan. UN Photo/Isaac Billy. The arrival of a UN regional force in South Sudan will enable the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS, to free up additional peacekeepers to mount "more...
Secretary-General
António Guterres

2/3 of humanity will live in urban areas by 2050. See ways to transform how we build & manage our cities ⬇️ #GlobalGoals https://t.co/kmZ1iDs1As

RT @UNOCHA: As Yemen tries to contain the world's worst cholera outbreak, the # of cases is spiraling out of control. To donate: https://t.…

RT @UN_Women: Together with @UNDP & @UNHumanRights, we strengthen electoral processes & empower Kenyan women as candidates &voters https://…

Child marriage is a human rights violation. Here is how @UNFPA works to end it: https://t.co/LZ93MsEXDN https://t.co/55E2U1dIDT

Have questions about what the United Nations does for you and the 🌎? Here are some answers ➡️ https://t.co/QQTwufnsi3

August 8, 2017

Even as schools and markets begin to re-open in war-torn eastern Mosul, whole neighbourhoods of the western part of the Iraqi city have been destroyed and nearly a quarter of a million people have nowhere to return “anytime soon,” a senior United Nations official said today.

August 8, 2017

Rapid responses are critical to stemming a cholera outbreak that has afflicted South Sudan for more than a year, exacerbating an already dire humanitarian situation that has left approximately four million people displaced by conflict, according to the UN migration agency.

August 8, 2017

Following Mauritania's 5 August constitutional referendum, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has encouraged all stakeholders to ensure that disagreements are addressed peacefully within the confines of the law and respect for the rights to freedom of assembly and expression.

August 8, 2017

The phased deployment in South Sudan of the United Nations-authorized regional protection force has begun, freeing existing peacekeepers to extend their presence to conflict-affected areas beyond the capital, Juba.

August 8, 2017

Search and rescue operations conducted by the United Nations migration agency have saved a total of 1,000 migrants in northern Niger since April, the agency reveals.

August 8, 2017

Concerned that recent developments in Venezuela could lead to further escalation of tensions and hamper a peaceful solution to the crisis, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres again today urged the Government and the opposition to relaunch negotiations for the benefit of the Venezuelan people.

August 8, 2017

The United Nations refugee agency today expressed a grave concern over the deteriorating conditions for refugees and asylum seekers at Australia's offshore immigration processing facility on the Manus Island of Papua New Guinea.

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August 8, 2017
Groups gather their belongings from the back of a truck outside the reception center at the Imvepi Refugee camp in Northern Uganda. Uganda is now hosting now more than 1.2 million refugees. Close to 1 million of which are from South Sudan. UN...

In Gaza, solar energy powers homes & empowers people thanks to this @WorldBank programme: https://t.co/I6hQe54JuZ

RT @UN_Spokesperson: Ahead of #Kenya election, @antonioguterres calls for "credible and peaceful" polls https://t.co/OnFRMxkhLj

Remember @TeamRefugees from #Rio2017? 5 refugee athletes are now in #London2017 to participate in @IAAFWorldChamps: https://t.co/v376wPTJRe https://t.co/pxJhAuzoaR

RT @UNHumanRights: Kenya must act to ensure peaceful elections, UN experts say on eve of poll https://t.co/JrFZ5qPXC1 https://t.co/zQAVi3rX

RT @UNICEF: DR Congo: Nothing can justify terrible acts of abuse against women & children in Kasai https://t.co/kTFFULs82B #DRC #ChildrenUn…

RT @UN_News_Centre: Indigenous peoples make up about 5% of world's population, but account for 15% of its poorest. Wed is #IndigenousDay ht…

Interested in a UN career? The Young Professionals Programme is open for applications until 22 August. Details here: https://t.co/yBgBGTqtOP https://t.co/5wtpkqS2OS

RT @UNHumanRights: #Venezuela must end systematic detentions & military trials for protesters – UN experts https://t.co/618pjqjcOw

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August 7, 2017
  Ghassan Salamé, Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), being interviewed by  May Yaacoub in late July. Photo: UN News/Mustafa Al Gamal. "Window of opportunity" for Libya to emerge from crisis: UN envoy There is a "window of opportunity" for Libya to emerge from conflict and economic collapse but a political agreement is vital, said the...

.@UN_MINUSMA, the @UNPeacekeeping mission in Mali, works to ensure security, protect civilians & more: https://t.co/x5C389iYYA https://t.co/Wd4f1TFMiK

August 7, 2017

Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: - YEMEN: FOLLOWING DEADLY ATTACKS, U.N. OFFICIAL STRESSES NEED FOR DISTINCTION BETWEEN CIVILIANS, COMBATANTS -AHEAD OF OPERATION TO RETAKE DA’ESH-HELD IRAQI TOWN, U.N.-BACKED HUMANITARIAN PREPARATIONS UNDER WAY - KILLINGS OF IRAQI JOURNALISTS REMINDER OF ‘UNACCEPTABLE...

Secretary-General
António Guterres
August 7, 2017

RT @GlobalGoalsUN: The #GlobalGoals are meant to leave no one behind -- including the visually impaired. Check out this pic of an English B…

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August 7, 2017
A cholera treatment centre in Yemen, where conflict has left most people food insecure and more vulnerable to infection, particularly children and those over 60. Photo: WHO The well-being of the Yemeni people "remains of utmost importance" as they face "an unspeakable humanitarian crisis." That's according to UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric, briefing...
August 7, 2017

Video message by the SRSG for International Migration, Ms. Louise Arbour, to the Regional Civil Society Consultations for the Global Compact on Migration. These meetings, which are taking place in Bangkok (4-5 August), Beirut (24-25 August) and Bamako (28-29), offer an important opportunity to gather the expertise of civil society from all over the...

See how @UN_Women works for a 🌏 where all women & girls have equal opportunities & rights ➡️ https://t.co/Q8J9Ey8N6b https://t.co/AualXPia5W

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August 7, 2017
Displaced Syrians who fled the besieged city of Raqqa arrive in Ein Issa camp in north-east Syria. Photo: UNHCR/Bassam Diab Fighting to drive out ISIL extremists...
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August 7, 2017
  Members of the UN Security Council visited Colombia earlier this year.  File Photo: UN Mission in Colombia UN Mission in Colombia ambushed, one police officer injured The UN Mission in Colombia has confirmed that a team containing UN observers was ambushed over the weekend, while extracting...

RT @UNCoISyria: Statement of the @UNCoISyria Regarding the Announcement of the Resignation of Ms. Carla Del Ponte: https://t.co/kGGlFzmCyO

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August 7, 2017
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a nurse from the Kabea Kamwanga hospital is treating a malnourished and malaria-infected child with medicines donated by UNICEF, on May 20th 2017. Photo/UNICEF/UN064905 "Nothing can justify" the terrible acts of abuse against women and children in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in...
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August 7, 2017
Carla Del Ponte, who is standing down from the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria after more than five years. Photo: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré The international community's...

The time to act is now. Tell the 🌎 you stand #WithRefugees & encourage governments to take action: https://t.co/P4Jvb9dGDx https://t.co/ZmVqHBkFxW

RT @UNMAS: We are raising awareness about explosive hazards for those returning home or visiting dangerous areas in #Iraq. Photo from #Erbi…

Starts this wk @UNGeneva: UN Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names, 11th session https://t.co/aLzb81Pqlv [through 17 Aug]

Continues this week @UNGeneva: Committee against Torture, 61st session https://t.co/kqm9VfQ8BQ [through 11 Aug]

Now underway in Liege, @UNESCO #WorldHumanities Conference: Challenges & Responsibilities for a Planet in Transition https://t.co/RBhuxqNTrs https://t.co/YOfQemMH6q

August 7, 2017

The world must not turn a blind eye to the dire situation of children and families in the Grand Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today, stressing that nothing can justify terrible acts of abuse against women and children.

August 7, 2017

The United Nations health agency estimates that if more funds are secured, up to 10,000 lives in Nigeria could be saved by November through targeted steps in malaria prevention and control.

August 7, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is closely following recent developments in Venezuela, his Spokesperson told reporters today.

August 7, 2017

Expressing a deep concern about reports of airstrikes on civilians in Yemen's Sa'ada Governorate, a senior United Nations relief official has urged all parties to the conflict and those who influence and support them to uphold their responsibility under international humanitarian law to protect civilians.

August 7, 2017

On the eve of Tuesday's general elections in Kenya to elect the President and other officials, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on all national stakeholders to renew their commitment to credible and peaceful elections, as well as their confidence in the institutions constitutionally mandated to conduct the elections.

August 7, 2017

A team from the United Nations Mission in Colombia was ambushed on Sunday while working to uncover explosives left by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) in the Caloto municipality in the south-west of the country.

What's happening this week at the UN? #IndigenousDay, #YouthDay & more. List of events here: https://t.co/HDzhfjjC8u https://t.co/znunCwNfuF

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August 7, 2017
UNIC Canberra Director and UNESCO Pacific Representative Ms Nisha. Photo: Julia Dean A new generation of "impartial but competent" young journalists is on the rise across the Pacific, thanks in part to training being offered by the UN...

Monday marks last day of 🌎 Breastfeeding Week, but advocacy for breastfeeding must continue to ensure a healthy future for all children. https://t.co/JlIqNioUQ5

Join Jon Snow (Kit Harington) of #GameOfThrones & other stars, show you're #WithRefugees ➡️ https://t.co/zmKQYRBbFD https://t.co/wsZwvYINhr

RT @UN_News_Centre: 'Our dream of a world free of #nuclearweapons remains far from reality,' @UN chief (@antonioguterres) https://t.co/M3H

RT @GlobalGoalsUN: Aug. 12 is #YouthDay! Organize & promote your own event via our World Map: https://t.co/L7jyRCbhMJ #Youth4Peace #ActOn22…

Ensure #WinterIsHere when it should be. Join @UNDP Goodwill Amb. @nikolajcw of #GameOfThrones & take climate action: https://t.co/K05U8fclQ3 https://t.co/Sl3eGL9PzE

RT @UNICEF: Entrepreneurship Education Hope Za’atari refugee camp, #Jordan, 5 years on. #ChildrenUprooted https://t.co/roQnCYPtMP

RT @UNFPA: With help from @UNFPAKen, Faith (11) escaped from circumcision and #childmarriage: https://t.co/mgywSCHXHM via @UNFPA_ESARO #End…

At UNHQ in NYC reps from 193 countries gather to tackle global challenges that no one county can solve alone 🌍 https://t.co/MGT7G5uPFL https://t.co/lZf9dcX6it

RT @UNESCO: Never forget the victims, never forget History. On #Hiroshima anniversary, let's recall our commitment to #peace https://t.co/Y

RT @ilo: It's World #Breastfeeding Week! This is why allowing breastfeeding at work is good for mothers, babies and employers https://t.co/

Meet 3 extraordinary African women in politics who are leading the charge to end HIV ⬇️ https://t.co/d4rlhAwl2W

RT @UNEP: Pollution threatens the health of the 🌏 and its inhabitants. What will you do to help #BeatPollution? https://t.co/ZCkcmBwfEr ht…

RT @UN_DPA: Today in 1945, #hiroshima atomic bomb. @UN works to settle conflict peacefully, to prevent it from happening again: https://t.c…

Addressing climate change is up to all of us. On #SustainableSunday & every day, take climate action: https://t.co/uE8W7SyBk4 #GlobalGoals https://t.co/tfpQg2SIF2

RT @EspenBarthEide: Reflections and fond memories as I leave #Cyprus after 3 intense years. I hope one day to return to a united island. Ευ…

RT @ctbto_alerts: 6 August 1945, #OnThisDay 72 years ago, the first atomic bomb was dropped on the City of #Hiroshima. "Never Again" #Genba…

Huge economic benefits can be made by closing gender gaps. https://t.co/9uZ97VbUA0

August 6, 2017

With the presence of some 15,000 nuclear weapons on earth, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged all States to intensify their efforts in the shared pursuit of a nuclear-weapons-free world.

See how @unwomen works for a 🌏 where all women & girls have equal opportunities & rights: https://t.co/Q8J9EyqouL https://t.co/AxuRhnqBGb

RT @UN_Spokesperson: On the anniversary of Hiroshima, @antonioguterres says our dream of a nuclear free world remains far from reality: htt…

Secretary-General
António Guterres
Secretary-General
António Guterres

Take action to reduce air pollution, improve health and address climate change. Here's how: https://t.co/9cMMDIMfjc #GlobalGoals https://t.co/Q2EdvCqAvI

August 5, 2017

Informal comments to the media by Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, on the Non-proliferation / Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

RT @Refugees: The number of refugees in the world is the highest ever seen. This video explains what you need to know: https://t.co/23D4Le3

Yemen is experiencing an unprecedented food crisis with millions #FightingFamine. You can help here: https://t.co/WeHlNF1DYN https://t.co/L8BFAi7MeJ

RT @UN_News_Centre: .@UN #SecurityCouncil imposes tougher sanctions on #DPRK over #ballistic missile launches https://t.co/2KRRJVmpQf https…

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August 5, 2017
A file photo of the Security Council in session. UN Photo/Manuel Elias The UN Security Council has voted to strengthen sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in response to the country's latest missile tests. In an emergency meeting held on Saturday, the 15 ambassadors...
August 5, 2017

Informal comments to the media by Nikki Haley, Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, on the Non-proliferation / Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

RT @UNYouthEnvoy: On 9 Aug, we’ll be celebrating Int’l Day of World's Indigenous Peoples! Get info: https://t.co/iRCQGVnjFq #WeAreIndigeno…

August 5, 2017

Informal comments to the media by Carl Skau, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Sweden to the United Nations, on the Non-proliferation / Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

August 5, 2017

Informal comments to the media by Francois Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations, on the Non-proliferation / Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

August 5, 2017

Informal comments to the media by Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, on the Non-proliferation / Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Gender equality is 🔑 to achieving decent work for all in conditions of freedom, equity, security & human dignity: https://t.co/uViShlPkPo https://t.co/YjGsoDPZkv

RT @ilo: Help us restore hope & freedom to millions of people trapped in modern slavery. Sign our petition: https://t.co/XOUaHxS8BO #50ff…

With highest levels of displacement on record, millions of ppl rely on the United Nations for life-saving assistance https://t.co/WnlWwGSMMO https://t.co/NO5ePBTxkN

August 5, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2371 (2017) on non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and the intercontinental balistic missile programme (ICBM) by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) while strenghtening sanctions against the member state. Nikki Haley, United States Permanent Representative to the UN, addresses the...

August 5, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2371 (2017) on non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and the intercontinental balistic missile programme (ICBM) by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) while strenghtening sanctions against the member state.

August 5, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2371 (2017), further strengthening its sanctions regime against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The Council condemned in the strongest terms that country’s ballistic missile launches and reaffirmed its decision that Pyongyang shall abandon all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear...

August 5, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2371 (2017), further strengthening its sanctions regime against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The Council condemned in the strongest terms that country’s ballistic missile launches and reaffirmed its decision that Pyongyang shall abandon all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear...

August 5, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2371 (2017), further strengthening its sanctions regime against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The Council condemned in the strongest terms that country’s ballistic missile launches and reaffirmed its decision that Pyongyang shall abandon all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear...

August 5, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2371 (2017), further strengthening its sanctions regime against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The Council condemned in the strongest terms that country’s ballistic missile launches and reaffirmed its decision that Pyongyang shall abandon all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear...

RT @UNAIDS: We've just released our estimates on the state of the HIV epidemic. Read about how we collect & interpret this data: https://t.…

August 5, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2371 (2017) on non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and the intercontinental balistic missile programme (ICBM) by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) while strenghtening sanctions against the member state.Amr Abdel Latif Aboulatta, Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to...

August 5, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2371 (2017) on non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and the intercontinental balistic missile programme (ICBM) by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) while strenghtening sanctions against the member state.Cho Tae-yul, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations...

August 5, 2017

Nikki Haley, United States Permanent Representative to the UN, addresses the press after Security Council's unanimously adoption of resolution 2371 (2017) on non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and the intercontinental balistic missile programme (ICBM) by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) while strenghtening sanctions against the member...

August 5, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2371 (2017) on non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and the intercontinental balistic missile programme (ICBM) by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) while strenghtening sanctions against the member state.

RT @UNICEF: #KasaiCrisis: If action is not taken now, 400k children will suffer from severe acute malnutrition https://t.co/okXgQaGHUj http…

12 Aug is #YouthDay! Add your activity to the world map of events here: https://t.co/SXejS9GDZa #Youth4Peace #GlobalGoals https://t.co/znFrlV1d8J

RT @WMO: Amazing entries in WMO photo competition. Vote on your favourite finalists for our 2018 calendar at https://t.co/BzByti4bfd https:…

RT @Refugees: It is a win-win situation for the refugees, who need jobs, and the workshop, which needs skilled staff: https://t.co/DUkF7gQE

Early pregnancy makes girls vulnerable to poverty & ill health. @UNFPA works to lower adolescent pregnancy rate: https://t.co/l23U8NVEXt https://t.co/N3MLIQKn0v

Effects of climate change show that there is no time to waste for climate action. See what you can do: https://t.co/uE8W7SQcIE https://t.co/ie0M4YcW9E

August 5, 2017

In response to the launches of ballistic missiles of possible intercontinental range by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations Security Council today moved to strengthen sanctions on the Northeast Asian country's exports.

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August 5, 2017
UNPOL officer in South Sudan, Cynthia Anderson records date of search on shelter in displaced persons camp in Juba. Photo: UNMISS/Daniel Dickinson South Sudanese citizens who have been displaced to UN protection camps as a result...

As long as polio exists anywhere, it’s a threat to children everywhere. See what @WHO is doing to eradicate it: https://t.co/ZQYfvsDm6I https://t.co/DkqksWVM5G

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August 4, 2017
Flags outside the UN Secretariat building. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas The United States has officially informed the United Nations of its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, the world body said on Friday. The deal adopted by world leaders in the French capital in December 2015 seeks to limit global temperature rises to below...

US/Mexico border: 232 migrant fatalities recorded in the 1st 6 months of 2017, an 18% increase compared w/ January-July 2016 https://t.co/v9vj3kEP48

Details on the #ParisAgreement and the nationally determined climate actions submitted by countries are here: https://t.co/yHBVzLtAaQ https://t.co/Lk3WhC2l8q

Secretary-General
António Guterres
August 4, 2017

Highlights of UN events during the coming week starting 7 August 2017, including International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, UN deputy chief's briefing on peace and security in Africa, International Youth Day and more.

DR Congo must act now to prevent violence in the Kasais from tipping into wider ethnic cleansing - @UNHumanRights chief Zeid https://t.co/QCCUibYqfd

August 4, 2017

Top stories from UN News this week, featuring World Breastfeeding Week, ICT for sustainable development, and revitalizing South Sudan's peace process.

RT @UNmigration: Breaking: 115,109 #migrants & #refugees arrived by sea to Europe. 2,397 dead/missing ➡️ https://t.co/NrTqBYkT2C https://t.…

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August 4, 2017
A woman fleeing from El Salvador walks along the train tracks in Chiapas, Mexico on her way to the United States. Photo: UNHCR/ Markel Redondo The drowning of a five-year-old child in the Rio Grande river this week and the recent discovery of 10 bodies in the back of a tractor-trailer in Texas are harrowing reminders of the dangers undocumented migrants...

Latin America & the Caribbean will record a positive, though still low, growth rate in 2017, says @eclac_un. Info: https://t.co/neR549sbSW https://t.co/EbOkdOUEiv

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August 4, 2017
  Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC. Photo: Carlos Vera/ECLAC. UN projects positive yet low economic growth in Latin America and Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean will record "a positive, though still low" growth rate this year. That's according to the annual report by the UN Economic Commission for the region,

RT @UNDP: When #women have the power to make their own choices, families & communities prosper. See Esther's example: https://t.co/K7J3Cl8m

August 4, 2017

Daily Press briefing: Liberia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, ECLAC, Mexico, Honour Roll Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. HIGHLIGHTS: - U.N. TO OPEN HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE IN LIBERIA IN 2018 - VIOLENCE IN D.R. CONGO’S KASAIS INCREASINGLY ETHNIC-BASED – U.N. REPORT - LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN TO RECORD POSITIVE...

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August 4, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today's programme: horrific eye-witness accounts of human rights violations by government personnel and militia in the Democratic Republic of the...

Good luck to @TeamRefugees who step on 🌍 stage yet again @IAAFWorldChamps! Show you're #WithRefugees➡️https://t.co/P4Jvb8W5LZ #London2017 https://t.co/OUkVoEoMqD

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August 4, 2017
At the Casa del Migrante de Saltillo, a migrant shelter in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, a day's journey to the Texas border, migrants are given food, medical care and legal aid. File Photo:
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August 4, 2017
A former site for internally displaced persons (IDPs) near Kalemie, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was burned down when it was attacked by a militia group in early July. Credit: OCHA/Ivo Brandau The UN Human Rights Office (

RT @UNFPA: We're empowering #flood-affected women in #Peru with the knowledge and skills to protect themselves from violence: https://t.co/

Climate change affects every country on every continent. Climate action will benefit ALL of us. Find out more: https://t.co/roJjv7ZtSS https://t.co/jm2vAhCzWO

RT @UNmigration: Calling on professional and emerging filmmakers, show your work at the Global #migFEST: https://t.co/X8xoAavA9h https://t.…

August 4, 2017

Portrait of Audra Plepytė, new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Lithuania to the United Nations.

Join girls like Stela in challenging destructive gender stereotypes. Ideas for action here: https://t.co/KW66b21XSN https://t.co/tFi34H7Y8G

Simple act of talking helps these Syrian refugees heal wounds of war & loss. Read abt @UNmigration’s psychosocial support programme⬇️ https://t.co/cqYSn0cT2c

August 4, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General today received a notification from the delegation of the United States expressing the country's intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change as soon as it is eligible to do so, his spokesman has confirmed.

August 4, 2017

Although Liberia has made significant progress since the civil war ended, precarious human rights conditions have prompted the United Nations to open an office there early next year to monitor and report on the situation.

August 4, 2017

With better commodity export prices and an improved international context, the Latin America and the Caribbean region will record a small positive growth rate this year – with the exception of Venezuela and two Caribbean countries, according to a new report of the UN Latin America commission.

August 4, 2017

Violence in the Kasai provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) appears to be taking on an increasingly disturbing ethnic dimension, a United Nations human rights wing has warned, citing testimonies that Government forces have led ethnicity-based attacks.

August 4, 2017

Even as the flow appears to have thinned, migrants crossing the United States-Mexico border are dying at a faster rate in 2017 than in past years, according to a new United Nations agency study.

August 4, 2017

In the wake of a severe drought in Somalia that has displaced more than 800,000 people, the United Nations migration and development entities are helping the Horn of Africa country enhance its national drought response capacity.

August 4, 2017

A number of “disillusioned and disappointed” foreign terrorist fighters left Syria and returned to their countries of origin when they found these groups hardly make good on their promises, except promise of death and destruction, according to a report issued by the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT).

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August 4, 2017
Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba, welcomes the surrender of Ntabo Ntaberi Cheka, in the #DRC. Photo: UN Office of the Special Representative...

Education is human right, yet only 1/2 refugee children get chance to go to school. @Refugees works to change that: https://t.co/6lGA1sMvxr https://t.co/KNYjoTNoe3

RT @ilo: Children are being exploited, prevented from going to school, or pushed into work that endangers their health: https://t.co/huBrUv

Breastfeeding is not a one-woman job! As Breastfeeding Week continues, learn why support for breastfeeding is needed https://t.co/oX2YmKOOvJ https://t.co/xBo46x0IFf

RT @UN_News_Centre: #ISIL's 'genocide' against #Yazidis is ongoing, #UnitedNations rights panel says, calling for international action http…

RT @eclac_un: Check the economic performance of #LAC countries in 2016 and projections for 2017 in new #ECLAC study: https://t.co/6MdzDFhL5

Mauritania: @UNHumanRights calls on all sides to refrain from the use of violence & to take measures to prevent an escalation https://t.co/nH2bki15PV

August 3, 2017

Japan’s indigenous people – the Ainu – were once in danger of dying out as an ethnic group. In the past they faced assimilation policies by the government. But today, many are striving to help their culture live on. 21st Century Episode No. 128

August 3, 2017

On visit to South Sudan, UN peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix stressed the need to revitalize the peace process and expedite the deployment of a rapid protection force to help bring peace and stability to the world's youngest nation.

RT @FAOnews: Global #foodprices up for the 3rd consecutive month in July pushed by cereals, sugar & dairy: +10.2% vs prev. year https://t.c…

August 3, 2017

Daily Press briefing: UN Habitat, Security Council, South Sudan, Syria Commission, Counter-terrorism, Lebanon, Turkey, Mauritania, Myanmar, FAO Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: - SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES INDEPENDENT PANEL REPORT ON UNHABITAT - SENIOR U.N. OFFICIAL TELLS SECURITY COUNCIL OF NEED FOR...

Tech helps achieve #GlobalGoals! Thx to @FAOnews mobile tech, rural families in Iraq can be safe at 🏠 w/ renewed agriculture opportunities. https://t.co/gy5UeUBg72

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August 3, 2017
Over half of all people now live in urban areas – and 820 million live in slums like this one in Haiti. Credit: Julius Mwelu/UN-Habitat UN-Habitat, the organization's...
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August 3, 2017
UN Peacekeeping chief visited Malakal where more than 30,000 displaced people live on UN PoC site. Photo: UNMISS South Sudan protection force "on track": UN peacekeeping chief Efforts are underway to expedite the full deployment of a...
August 3, 2017

Informal comments to the media (on the side of the 8018th Security Council meeting) by Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, on the maintenance of international peace and security, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and other matters.

August 3, 2017

Informal comments to the media (on the side of the 8018th Security Council meeting) by Francois Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations, on the maintenance of international peace and security, the situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and other matters.

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August 3, 2017
Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Tuesday kicked off his visit to South Sudan. Photo: UNMISSEngagement of regional countries "good thing" for South Sudan peace processThe engagement of countries in eastern Africa in a process aimed at revitalizing...
August 3, 2017

Over the past 10 years, the United Nations Standing Police Capacity has filled a critical need in global peace operations by providing them with readily available police expertise, according to the outgoing head of the unit, who says she is proud to have played a part in putting the SPC “on the map,” while also highlighting the need to recruit more...

RT @UNICEFmena: #Syria: 200,000 people have fled #Raqqa since April, half of them are children. @UNICEF is on the ground responding to the…

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August 3, 2017
On 3 April 2017, (right) Zainab Kamara, supported by her mother, breastfeeds one of her twin sons, 3-month-old Alhassan Cargo, in Karineh Village in Magbema Chiefdom, Kambia District. The community health worker in the...
August 3, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on enhancing the effectiveness of United Nations sanctions.

August 3, 2017

Tayé-Brook Zerihoun (right), Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, addresses the Security Council meeting on enhancing the effectiveness of United Nations sanctions. At left is Amr Abdel Latif Aboulatta, Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the UN and Council President for August.

August 3, 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on enhancing the effectiveness of United Nations sanctions.

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August 3, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today's programme: Mauritania's government needs to ensure a free and credible vote in the upcoming constitutional referendum there, the UN Human...
August 3, 2017

A new series of World Heritage stamps issued by the United Nations Postal Administration on 3 August 2017 focus on sites that lie ‘Along the Silk Roads’. The Silk Roads were an interconnected web of routes linking the ancient societies of Asia, the Subcontinent, Central Asia, Western Asia and the Near East, and contributed to the development of many of...

#TBT to #GlobalTigerDay! <3900 wild 🐯🐯 are left in the world. Here's how you can help protect them: https://t.co/ZA9qyKS1nv https://t.co/oiqof8Aa08

Secretary-General
António Guterres
United Nations Audio
August 3, 2017
Holding a 13-day-old infant, an elderly Yazidi woman who fled Sinjar Mountain, re-enters Iraq from Syria. Photo: UNICEF/Wathiq Khuzaie Syria Commission of Inquiry calls for justice for Yazidis A UN-mandated

RT @Refugees: Future Freedom Peace Love These are the words that residents of Kawergosk refugee camp wanted to display outside their homes…

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August 3, 2017
UN Human Rights Office spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel Johnson The government of Mauritania has a responsibility to ensure that a "free, transparent and credible" voting process takes place in a...

Starting now: Security Council meeting on enhancing the effectiveness of United Nations sanctions. Watch live: https://t.co/WhwXXmCYWf

For a 🌍 where all women & girls have equal opportunities & rights, it's time to step it up for gender equality: https://t.co/gFv2K1j2s8 https://t.co/z40OT6Yegv

RT @UNEP: Reducing deforestation requires a global effort. Take action for our forests with the #REDD+ Academy: https://t.co/JvHeJb5ksW @un…

August 3, 2017

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, visited a protection of civilians (POC) site in Malakal, where he held meetings with local authorities, including John Odhong, Deputy Governor of Upper Nile state. The Peacekeeping Chief was met by traditional dancers at the POC site. Troops on the ground briefed him on various...

August 3, 2017

Tayé-Brook Zerihoun (right), Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, addresses the Security Council meeting on enhancing the effectiveness of United Nations sanctions.

August 3, 2017

Amr Abdel Latif Aboulatta (front left), Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the UN and President of the Security Council President for August, addresses the Council's meeting on enhancing the effectiveness of United Nations sanctions. At his side is Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs.

~1M refugees in Uganda are from South Sudan where @unmissmedia works to protect civilians & support peace efforts https://t.co/fjsRNq7xio https://t.co/JJnYzLvrJi

The future of an entire generation is under threat in the Kasai region of DR Congo. The horrific abuse of children must stop. https://t.co/72O5SYFUUu

August 3, 2017

Driven mainly by higher cereal, sugar and dairy quotations, global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in July, according to the United Nations agriculture agency.

August 3, 2017

Marking three years since the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) attacked the Yazidis in Syria, a United Nations-mandated inquiry has called for justice and rescue plans.

August 3, 2017

Having witnessed first-hand various security challenges and humanitarian efforts in South Sudan, the United Nations peacekeeping chief has wrapped up his three-day mission to the country, which included a visit to the UN Protection of Civilians site in Malakal, where he expressed the Organization's resolve to support the return to stability.

August 3, 2017

The United Nations human rights office today expressed concern about the ongoing unrest in Mauritania, ahead of the constitutional referendum scheduled for Saturday, particularly the apparent suppression of dissenting voices and the reported use of excessive force by the authorities against protest leaders.

August 3, 2017

An independent panel reviewing the effectiveness of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has proposed the programme be recast as the Organization's 'urban champion,' including through the establishment of a coordinating mechanism to complement its work and convene all UN agencies and partners on urban sustainability.

August 3, 2017

United Nations Security Council sanctions are “a formidable instrument for global peace and security,” a senior UN political official said today, stressing that these measures, when implemented effectively, can contribute to preventing conflict, countering terrorism and constraining the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

Where in the 🌍 do mothers & fathers get more parental leave? See where your country ranks on @ILO's interactive map: https://t.co/wK38XVVaN4 https://t.co/k3VkXgHG8n

RT @UNHumanRights: Human Rights Committee: The death penalty violates the right to life for both executed prisoners and their relatives htt…

The elderly are among the most vulnerable displaced ppl. @UNOCHA works for durable solutions to improve their lives https://t.co/sGh2gSVdQ7 https://t.co/tRx4cclwLP

RT @unwomenEU: Every woman should enjoy her right to #decentwork. This @UN_Women photo-essay shows what we need to get there: https://t.co/

Security Council adopts resolution aimed at preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons: https://t.co/2t99SxJOrO

Migrants bring new skills, ideas, perspectives & progress. Here are some of their stories: https://t.co/TVKd38BCOq https://t.co/nQFQtEHuu8

RT @WHOYemen: Imagine if #Yemen was 100 people... https://t.co/RDL2dQXjo5

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August 2, 2017
  Stéphane Dujarric. UN File Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré UN mission in DRC concerned over arrests The head of the UN's peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, MONUSCO, has expressed concern over arbitrary arrests and detentions in various parts of the country. MONUSCO chief Maman Sidikou...

When food is available but unaffordable, @WFP's cash-based transfers empower the most vulnerable to feed themselves: https://t.co/A1ChMfSK3d https://t.co/mTbjY46ily

RT @UNEP: #EarthOvershootDay has arrived. The world has consumed more natural resources than the 🌏 can renew throughout the whole of the ye…

RT @UN_Spokesperson: .@antonioguterres speaks out against attacks on mosque, @IraqiGovt embassy in #Afghanistan https://t.co/puK26NbvjL

August 2, 2017

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, visited a protection of civilians (POC) site in Malakal, where he held meetings with local authorities, including John Odhong, Deputy Governor of Upper Nile state. The Peacekeeping Chief was met by traditional dancers at the POC site. Troops on the ground briefed him on various...

August 2, 2017

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, visited a protection of civilians (POC) site in Malakal, where he held meetings with local authorities, including John Odhong, Deputy Governor of Upper Nile state. The Peacekeeping Chief was met by traditional dancers at the POC site. Troops on the ground briefed him on various...

August 2, 2017

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, visited a protection of civilians (POC) site in Malakal, where he held meetings with local authorities, including John Odhong, Deputy Governor of Upper Nile state. The Peacekeeping Chief was met by traditional dancers at the POC site. Troops on the ground briefed him on various...

August 2, 2017

Daily Briefing: Afghanistan, Yemen, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Security Council, Honour Roll Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. HIGHLIGHTS --------------------------- - AFGHANISTAN: SENIOR U.N. OFFICIAL VISITS HERAT AFTER DEADLY ATTACK ON MOSQUE - U.N. YEMEN ENVOY VISITS OMAN IN EFFORT...

August 2, 2017

Informal comments to the media by Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Representative of United Kingdom to the United Nations, on the situation in Burundi and other matters.

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August 2, 2017
Mr. Yury Fedotov (shown in the screen), Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, addresses the SC on the threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts. UN Photo/Manuel Elias Denying...
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August 2, 2017
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today's programme: Denying terrorists access to weapons "goes to the heart" of the UN's core mission on preventing conflict, says a senior...
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August 2, 2017
The UN under-secretary-general for peacekeeping operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Tuesday kicked off his visit to South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS The engagement of countries in eastern Africa in a process aimed at revitalizing the peace...

As Mosul residents work hard to rebuild their lives after conflict & occupation, @UNDP works to restore hope⬇️ https://t.co/zRgVfGhoD3

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August 2, 2017
Thousands of people fleeing fear of violence in Burundi have arrived in Mahama Refugee Camp, Rwanda. File Photo: UNHCR/Kate Holt The UN Security Council has expressed its continued concern over the political situation in Burundi. The...
August 2, 2017

Amr Abdel Latif Aboulatta (centre), Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the UN and President of the Security Council for August, prepares to take his seat to chair the Council's meeting on the situation in Burundi.

August 2, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted 2370 (2017) on preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons.Amr Abdel Latif Aboulatta (left), Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the UN and President of the Council for August, chairs the meeting.

August 2, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted 2370 (2017) on preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons.Amr Abdel Latif Aboulatta (front left), Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the UN and President of the Council for August, addresses the meeting. At his side is Hasmik Egian, Director of the Security Council Affairs Division...

August 2, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted 2370 (2017) on preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons.Yury Fedotov (shown on screen), Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), addresses the Council via video link.

August 2, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted 2370 (2017) on preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons.Jehangir Khan, Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, addresses the Council.

August 2, 2017

Press Conference by H.E. Mr. Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta, Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of August, on the programme of work of the Security Council in August. Learn more about the Programme of Work of the Security Council:

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August 2, 2017
The UN held a capacity-building workshop for mental health professionals in Baidoa, the capital of Somalia's South West state. Photo: UNifeed Many Somalis commonly called "crazy" are actually suffering from mental illness...
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August 2, 2017
Aerial view of the western province of Herat, Afghanistan. Photo: UNAMA/Fardin Waezi Top UN officials condemn deadly mosque attack in Afghanistan A deadly assault on a Shia mosque in Afghanistan has been strongly condemned by the UN...

RT @WFP: Everyone can be a #HungerHero! By donating only .50 cents a day, you can help WFP feed a child in need for one year→ https://t.co/

August 2, 2017

Amr Abdel Latif Aboulatta, Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the UN and President of the Security Council for August, chairs the Security Council meeting on the situation in Burundi.

August 2, 2017

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

August 2, 2017

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, visited a protection of civilians (POC) site in Malakal, where he held meetings with local authorities, including John Odhong, Deputy Governor of Upper Nile state. The Peacekeeping Chief was met by traditional dancers at the POC site. Troops on the ground briefed him on various...

Now: Security Council meeting on Burundi followed by meeting on preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons. Watch: https://t.co/WhwXXmCYWf

It's not too late for your chance to inspire the 🌎 w/ a climate action video! Enter @UNFCCC's #Video4COP23 by Aug 18 https://t.co/ypdmEtCTmu https://t.co/sdmaAFwtf8

August 2, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted 2370 (2017) on preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons.Emmanuel Roux, Special Representative of INTERPOL to the United Nations, addresses the Council.

August 2, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted 2370 (2017) on preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons.Vassily Alekseevich Nebenzia, new Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, delivers his first address to the Council in his current capacity.

August 2, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopts 2370 (2017) on preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons.

August 2, 2017

Amr Abdel Latif Aboulatta (top right), Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the UN and President of the Security Council for August, briefs journalists on the Council’s programme of work for the month.

August 2, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted 2370 (2017) on preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons.Weixiong Chen, Deputy Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, addresses the Council.

August 2, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopts 2370 (2017) on preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons.

RT @UNDP: People in #Mali are feeling the impacts of #climatechange. How a group of #women helps their village adapt: https://t.co/KfO2jlBb

"Everywhere in the 🌍 we need more women when we talk abt peace" - Special Envoy for Syria in @UNGeneva's #SDGStudio➡️https://t.co/gRR7vkAlmG https://t.co/AKT48TSJ7p

It's World 🤱🏽🤱🤱🏻🤱🏾🤱🏿 Week! Let's give babies the healthiest start in life by promoting & supporting #breastfeeding https://t.co/4rCaxMKMsc https://t.co/siCNrtedL7

August 2, 2017

The United Nations peacekeeping chief said today the involvement of eastern African countries in revitalizing the peace process in South Sudan was among the main topics he discussed with that nation's President, describing such regional engagement “a good thing.”

August 2, 2017

The United Nations envoy for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today expressed his concern over arbitrary arrests and detentions across the country, following civil society's call for the holding of elections before year-end and their peaceful protests against delays in the publication of the electoral calendar.

August 2, 2017

The United Nations Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons, particularly small arms and light weapons, the “destabilizing accumulation and misuse” of which the 15-member body said “continue to pose threats to international peace and security and cause significant loss of...

August 2, 2017

Many vulnerable rural families in Iraq will now be able to safely receive income thanks to a newly adopted mobile money transfer technology that is part of a cash-for-work programme to rehabilitate farming infrastructure, according to the United Nations agriculture agency.

August 2, 2017

The United Nations Security Council today expressed “deep concern” over the political situation in Burundi – including increasing numbers of refugees and reports of torture, forced disappearances and extrajudicial killings – and strongly urged the Government and all parties to immediately cease and reject such violence.

August 2, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the UN political mission in Afghanistan have denounced last night's attack against worshippers gathered in a mosque in the city of Herat which killed at least 31 civilians and injured many more.

Cholera continues to spread in Yemen, causing 436,000+ suspected cases and 1,900+ deaths since 27 April https://t.co/us8yJNisti https://t.co/KkWBeqIJM8

Secretary-General
António Guterres

RT @UNHumanRights: This is how much anti-LGBT discrimination really hurts. #StandUp4HumanRights -> https://t.co/ni4mAYPQbh @TheBoldTypeTV h…

The UN is a bargain for everyone. Find out how the UN makes a difference to people around the 🌍 every day: https://t.co/MGT7G5uPFL https://t.co/wVEDnf3OpE

RT @ITU: Mobile-#broadband subscriptions have grown over 20% p.a. in 5 years; expected to reach 4.3 billion end-2017 https://t.co/Mct9HDgdE

RT @UN_Spokesperson: .@antonioguterres urges all Venezuelans to make all possible efforts to lower tensions, prevent violence & engage in p…

North-east Nigeria: 8.5 million people need urgent assistance in worst-affected areas. https://t.co/s23szy8SCL

August 1, 2017

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the world needs to utilise the full potential of both the younger and the older generations, top UN officials told a special event in New York.

August 1, 2017

Women continue to be disproportionately affected by drug use, and face obstacles in accessing treatment, compared to men, according to the President of the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board (INCB).

RT @WHO: Here are 12 tips to be healthy. #ChooseHealth! https://t.co/zGQnvye8hx

It's time to step it up for gender equality. Here is how: https://t.co/KW66b21XSN https://t.co/Ix7ZGpAnDX

RT @Refugees: Thanks to @Refugees & @HM Foundation, 8-year old Saron is back in school and smiling again 📚 🏫 https://t.co/ieJgbHh2NV

August 1, 2017

The President of the International Narcotics Control Board, Viroj Sumyai, called on governments to facilitate treatment for women dealing with substance abuse.

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August 1, 2017
Yemen is facing the world's worst cholera outbreak. Photo: UNICEF The international community has been asked to redouble efforts to support Yemen as it faces looming famine and the world's largest cholera outbreak in the midst of conflict. The call has been made by the head of the UN Development Programme (

.@UNDPINGO's Intergenerational #NGODialogues on the #GlobalGoals continues. Watch live here: https://t.co/13sSLjb5m6 https://t.co/C7WtixgtLX

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August 1, 2017
Protesters in La Castellana, a neighborhood in eastern Caracas. Photo: Helena Carplo/IRIN News UN rights chief concerned over arrest of Venezuela opposition figures Authorities in Venezuela are being urged by the
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August 1, 2017
Saru knows that breastfeeding is important for her 22-month-old baby, Payenga – and she also knows it's the only thing that helps him forget the sting of a measles vaccination which he received a few minutes earlier at the emergency vaccination...