RT @UN_Vienna: Not at the @UN_Vienna today? You can also follow the 2017 #UNMediaSeminar on Peace in the Middle East here: https://t.co/MsL

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Happening now: Security Council meeting on situation in Mali. Watch: https://t.co/WhwXXmCYWf

October 5, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) meets with Ruby Sandhu-Rojon, his incoming Deputy Special Repreentative for West Africa and the Sahel.

October 5, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2381 (2017), welcoming the temporary, bilateral, national ceasefire announced on 4 September 2017 between the Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN). The resolution mandates the UN Verification Mission in Colombia to participate in and coordinate the work of the monitoring and...

October 5, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2381 (2017), welcoming the temporary, bilateral, national ceasefire announced on 4 September 2017 between the Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN). The resolution mandates the UN Verification Mission in Colombia to participate in and coordinate the work of the monitoring and...

October 5, 2017

Portrait of Jane Connors, Victims' Rights Advocate for the United Nations.

October 5, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with David Miliband, President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

October 5, 2017

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

Starting now: Security Council meeting on the maintenance of international peace and security. Watch live: https://t.co/AOIbN82zmS

RT @UN_Women: On #WorldTeachersDay, RT to join us celebrating teachers like Shurouq who work to empower girls through education: https://t.…

October 5, 2017

François Delattre, Pemanent Representative of France to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of October, speaks to journalists following Council consultations on the siuation in Mali.

Happy #TeachersDay & thank you to all educators who help build a better 🌍 through quality education! 📚✏️🎒 https://t.co/vETQrUDYXX https://t.co/x1TkubiWgR

October 5, 2017

François Delattre, Pemanent Representative of France to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of October, speaks to journalists following Council consultations on the siuation in Mali.

October 5, 2017

The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2380 (2017), extending for one year its authorization for Member States or regional organizations to inspect on the high seas off the coast of Libya vessels that they have reasonable grounds to suspect are being used for migrant smuggling or human trafficking from Libya.François Delattre (left)...

Gender prejudices in your language might be affecting the way you think about gender stereotypes & equality. Learn more from @unwomeneca ⬇️ https://t.co/slXHkFEFhD

October 5, 2017

One year has passed since Hurricane Matthew made landfall in southwest Haiti – leaving terrible destruction in its wake – but children and adolescents on the island still remain highly vulnerable to the effects of natural disasters and extreme weather events, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned.

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October 5, 2017
Journey of young Africans into violent extremism marked by poverty and deprivation: UNDP study. Photo: UNDP Somalia This week we're bringing you a special programme looking at the growing threat posed by extremist violence in...
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October 5, 2017
Rohingya civilians from Myanmar's Rakhine State have fled to Bangladesh by the tens of thousands. PHOTO: UNFPA BangladeshRohingya women have  "lived through real horrors:"  UNFPA Safe spaces for Rohingya women and girls seeking sanctuary in Myanmar...

On Thursday's 🌍 #TeachersDay, find out about quality education, which is 🔑 to achieving all the #GlobalGoals ➡️ https://t.co/tQ5vHiMO0O https://t.co/FLoQNZ3R3G

RT @UNStats: Our statistical yearbooks issues 1 to 47 (from 1948-2000) are now available online as searchable PDFs with statistics from A a…

Wherever you live, you can take climate action. Here's how: https://t.co/K0aDMQXinD https://t.co/kZULzl3B1P

RT @UN_News_Centre: Sustainable development of cities key to implement SDGs, says @eclac_un head ► https://t.co/S9mOdePZys https://t.co/XlP

RT @antonioguterres: Warmer climate turbocharges hurricanes. We have seen fury in the Caribbean. I will visit to focus on relief and climat…

October 4, 2017

A three-day event on how to, among other things, improve women’s involvement in the aerospace sector as well as in the fields of science, technology and mathematics, kicked off today under the leadership of two United Nations offices.

October 4, 2017

Condemning an attack against a court house in the Libyan city of Misrata, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) underscored that those behind the incident must be held accountable.

October 4, 2017

Highlighting the problems posed by illicit financial flows globally, including undermining rule of law and human rights, a United Nations human rights expert has called on Switzerland to ensure that so called dirty money – which stems from tax evasion and corruption – does not enter its financial market.

Thursday is World #TeachersDay! Learn about this year's theme: "Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers" here: https://t.co/vETQrUmnzn https://t.co/Lv17rsROFl

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October 4, 2017
UN Human Rights Experts: Annalisa Ciampi (top left) UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré; Alfred de Zayas (top right) UN Photo/Cia Pak; José Antonio Guevara Bermúdez (bottom left), Leilani Farha (bottom right) UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré (file) UN experts call for...
October 4, 2017

The human tragedy unfolding in southern Bangladesh is staggering in its scale, warned two senior United Nations officials today as they wrapped up a mission to Cox’s Bazar with calls for a “significant increase in assistance” for the thousands of Rohingyas have settled in the area after fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar.

RT @UN_News_Centre: World Space Week starts 4 Oct. We speak to @UN space chief @SDiPippo_OOSA about space technology and #GlobalGoals https…

Wednesday is the 1st day of #WorldSpaceWeek! @UNOOSA explains how space benefits peace & development: https://t.co/OGkSlVUvBA https://t.co/o1UqzeHjL3

RT @Atayeshe: .@UNFPA's mission has never been more relevant. Our work must therefore be even more ambitious to ensure we leave no woman or…

October 4, 2017

An estimated 41 million children under five years old are obese or overweight, United Nations health experts warned today, launching new guidelines to tackle what they call a global epidemic.

Taking action for the #GlobalGoals means taking action for all life on earth. See how you can help: https://t.co/6cUKSXAqZY #WorldAnimalDay https://t.co/N9Nk5G1Skm

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October 4, 2017
Woman in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, receives food from UN and aid partners after fleeing Myanmar. On Wednesday IOM launched a US$120 million appeal for Rohingya refugees. Photo: WFP/Saikat Mojumder UN migration agency launches US$120...
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October 4, 2017
Woman in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, receives food from UN and aid partners after fleeing Myanmar. On Wednesday IOM launched a US$120 million appeal for Rohingya refugees. Photo: WFP/Saikat Mojumder UN migration agency launches US$120...
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October 4, 2017
Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn and Matt Wells. In today's programme: New guidelines set to confront the global health threat of child obesity; and: We hear about efforts to protect...

RT @WHO: #WorldAnimalDay: #Rabies is a vaccine-preventable disease, yet still causing one death every 15 minutes worldwide https://t.co/Hlh

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October 4, 2017
Secretary-General António Guterres at United Nations Headquarters speaks to journalists on the countries affected by the recent hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Caribbean islands devastated by hurricanes in recent...
October 4, 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed addresses the Sixth Committee meeting on the rule of law at the national and international levels.

October 4, 2017

Wide view of the Trusteeship Council chamber as Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed addresses the Sixth Committee meeting on the rule of law at the national and international levels.

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October 4, 2017
A mother feeds her son healthy complementary foods in the Dolakha district in Nepal. On Wednesday WHO released new guidelines to address overweight and obesity in children. © 2013 Valerie Caldas, Courtesy of Photoshare An estimated 41...
October 4, 2017

Vassily Alekseevich Nebenzia (left), Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, speaks with Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) during the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the sixtieth anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1 into space.

October 4, 2017

Informal comments to the media by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the countries affected by the recent hurricanes, as well as on climate change and other matters.

October 4, 2017

The UN World Health Organization and partners launched a renewed strategy to reduce deaths from cholera by 90 per cent by 2030.

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October 4, 2017

RT @UNICEF: It’s been an emotional roller coaster for children after #Mexico’s devastating quakes We're on the ground helping children fe…

October 4, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) makes remarks during the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the sixtieth anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1 into space. At right is Vassily Alekseevich Nebenzia, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN.

Helping migrants return 🏠 from harsh conditions, @UNmigration provides reintegration support to those in need https://t.co/K5U6GwMxR6 https://t.co/q8BRomrzPJ

RT @UNFPAasia: "Beyond human." @UNReliefChief on the stories of trauma and terror from #Rohingya refugee women and girls in Bangladesh @UNO…

October 4, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) makes remarks during the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the sixtieth anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1 into space. At left is Vassily Alekseevich Nebenzia, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN.

October 4, 2017

Vassily Alekseevich Nebenzia (left), Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, makes remarks during the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the sixtieth anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1 into space. At right is Secretary-General António Guterres.

October 4, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres speaks to journalists on the countries affected by the recent hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria. He announced that he would travel on 7 October to Antigua, Barbuda and Dominica to survey the damage and to assess what more the United Nations can do to help people recover, as well as visiting the relief operations taking...

October 4, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres speaks to journalists on the countries affected by the recent hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria. He announced that he would travel on 7 October to Antigua, Barbuda and Dominica to survey the damage and to assess what more the United Nations can do to help people recover, as well as visiting the relief operations taking...

October 4, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) speaks to journalists on the countries affected by the recent hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria. He announced that he would travel on 7 October to Antigua, Barbuda and Dominica to survey the damage and to assess what more the United Nations can do to help people recover, as well as visiting the relief operations...

October 4, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres spoke to journalists on the countries affected by the recent hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria. He announced that he would travel on 7 October to Antigua, Barbuda and Dominica to survey the damage and to assess what more the United Nations can do to help people recover, as well as visiting the relief operations taking...

Green energy improves lives, saves forests & much more! See the e.g. of Lebanon, which could become a hub for green jobs w/ @UNDP's help⬇️ https://t.co/v7Scci2sWT

Untreated plague can be fatal. @WHO is rapidly scaling up its response to an outbreak of plague in Madagascar. https://t.co/3ydepE7QOj

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October 4, 2017
Kenneth Cole and Daniel Johnson discussing HIV/AIDS and shoes at the UN in Geneva. Photo: UNAIDS/Elma Okic Failing to find a cure for HIV/AIDS in the next five years may see the world "losing control" of the virus, UNAIDS...
October 4, 2017

Noting the high speed of urbanization in Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations development arm in the region underlined the need to keep a close watch on the provision of services, equipment, mobility, housing and urban land to make sure they can match pace with the demand.

October 4, 2017

Pointing to scientific evidence warning of increased extreme weather events, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, ahead of a trip to the storm-ravaged Caribbean, urged all countries to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change “with greater ambition.”

New @UNAIDS report highlights best practices on confronting HIV-related stigma & discrimination to ensure access to health services. https://t.co/fJpzQA8E2R

RT @WHO: New WHO senior leadership team has been announced by @DrTedros to support him lead WHO https://t.co/IrLgRBgtij https://t.co/FmkxKz

New project to provide immediate assistance to over 630,000 poor and food-insecure people in Yemen. https://t.co/3LCGwDBSq9

RT @WFP: With a few taps on your smartphone, you can help save children from famine. Find out how 👉https://t.co/OZfm0Un7V5 https://t.co/fWD

Access to safe, voluntary family planning is a human right. @UNFPA works for a 🌎 where every pregnancy is wanted: https://t.co/XWqso7uFmC https://t.co/brepotShze

RT @UNEP: 15 tonnes of plastic waste has washed ashore in the Russian Arctic. We need to #BeatPollution together: https://t.co/7OlDs3us0N

October 3, 2017

Two weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Dominica, the island nation’s recovery is becoming more evident as the main port has reopened and supplies of food, water and basic necessities are being regularly delivered to the people, a United Nations Resident Coordinator in the region said today, while stressing that are still “major challenges”...

Zambia: Thousands of people are in urgent need of protection & life-saving assistance. https://t.co/uRUDWi444Z

October 3, 2017

With over half a million Rohingya refugees having fled their homes in Myanmar since violence erupted in late August, the top United Nations humanitarian official has underscored that the solution to the crisis needs to be found within Myanmar.

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October 3, 2017
Rohingya refugees from Myanmar walk through paddy fields and flooded land after they fled over the border to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where more than half a million Rohingya Muslims have found refuge. Photo: UNICEF/UN0119956/Brown...
October 3, 2017

Concluding her three-day visit to Japan today, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed today noted how much the Japanese society has embraced the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a compass guiding to a more prosperous future for themselves.

See the 🌏’s largest humanitarian emergency through photographer @gcwingman's eyes as he travelled to Yemen w/ @UNOCHA to document the crisis https://t.co/EQ3tGI6Do4

October 3, 2017

Through a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and a private aircraft company, airplanes flying in Nepal’s skies will bear UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) branding icons, disseminating the globally-agreed targets far and wide.

October 3, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today appointed Natalia Kanem of Panama to head the UN’s women’s health agency.

October 3, 2017

More than half a million vulnerable and food-insecure people in war-torn Yemen will receive immediate relief and long-term sustainable agricultural support, thanks to a $36 million project launched by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization and the World Bank.

RT @UNFPAEthiopia: .@UN_Spokesperson has just announced appointment of Dr. Natalia Kanem @Atayeshe as new UNFPA Executive Director: https:/…

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October 3, 2017
Rohingya civilians from Myanmar’s Rakhine State have fled to Bangladesh by the tens of thousands. PHOTO: UNFPA Bangladesh Safe spaces for Rohingya women and girls seeking sanctuary in Bangladesh are already full to capacity. That's the first-hand...

Cholera kills an estimated 95K people & affects 2.9M more every year. Here is a new strategy to reduce deaths from cholera by 90% by 2030 ⬇️ https://t.co/4ySqeTZQD1

October 3, 2017

People living with HIV who experience high levels of stigma are more than twice as likely to delay enrolment into care than people who do not perceive such stigma, a United Nations report released today reveals.

October 3, 2017

A taskforce of United Nations and international partner agencies is gearing up to launch an ambitious new strategy to combat cholera – aiming to reduce deaths by 90 per cent by 2030, the UN health agency announced today.

October 3, 2017

Dwindling resources could severely jeopardize efforts to provide refugees and displaced persons across the Middle East with essential winter supplies such as thermal blankets and warm clothing, the United Nations refugee agency has warned.

October 3, 2017

Briefing by Mr. Brenden Varma, Spokesperson for the President of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly, on General Assembly Plenary and General Assembly Committees

RT @globalnyc: Today, New York City became the 1st city in the 🌍 to release a local plan to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement: https://…

October 3, 2017

Press Conference (via telephone-link from Dominica) by Mr. Stephen O'Malley, UN Resident Coordinator for Barbados and for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), on the situation in Dominica, Antigua and other eastern Caribbean states

October 3, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Population Fund, Bangladesh-Myanmar, Cameroon, South Sudan, Iraq, Palestine, Middle East, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cholera, Press Events Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General HIGHLIGHTS ----------------------- - SECRETARY-GENERAL NAMES NATALIA KANEM HEAD OF U.N. POPULATION FUND - BANGLADESH...

October 3, 2017

With some 8,500 people displaced over the past two weeks amid Iraq’s military operations to retake Anbar province, the United Nations migration agency announced today that it is stepping up provision of life-saving assistance.

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October 3, 2017
Cover photo from the Global Task Force on Cholera control (GTFCC) report “Ending Cholera – A Global Roadmap to 2030.” Photo: WHO/Acland A new strategy launched on Tuesday aims to reduce the number of deaths due to cholera worldwide by as much as...
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October 3, 2017
Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today’s programme: an ambitious new strategy is launched by the UN and partners to cut cholera deaths by 90 per cent, by the year...
October 3, 2017

Growing violence in south-eastern areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has driven at least 3,360 refugees into northern Zambia over the past month, the United Nations refugee agency said today, warning that the humanitarian needs of the displaced could intensify on both sides of the border as the rainy season approaches.

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October 3, 2017
Ayoduele Odolusa, Chief Economist for the UN Development Programme. UN Photo/Emmanuel Akinbobola There is no "silver bullet" to resolving the stark income disparities in sub-Saharan Africa. That's the view of the chief economist for the UN...

1st female Commander for Ghanaian police unit of @unmissmedia Sylivia Adzo Sowlitse encourages more women in @UNPeacekeeping. Learn more⬇ https://t.co/0oqkH1Cm8c

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October 3, 2017
AIDS hospice patients at the Shekhina Clinic for the Poor and Destitute in Tamale, Ghana. Photo: World Bank/Jonathan Ernst Stigma and discrimination are preventing people living with HIV from accessing treatment, thus putting lives at risk. The...
October 3, 2017

An interpreter covering the General Assembly meeting on the Secretary-General’s annual report on the work of the Organization

October 3, 2017

The General Assembly met to consider the Secretary-General’s annual report on the work of the Organization.A view of the United Nations logo in the General Assembly Hall.

October 3, 2017

A view of the General Assembly Hall from a press booth as María Emma Mejía Vélez (shown on screens), Permanent Representative of Colombia to the UN, addresses the Assembly's meeting on the Secretary-General’s annual report on the work of the Organization.

October 3, 2017

Lana Zaki Nusseibeh (left), Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the UN and Acting President of General Assembly, chairs chairs the Assembly's meeting on the Secretary-General’s annual report on the work of the Organization. At her side is Ruth de Miranda, Director of the General Assembly and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)...

RT @UNVolunteers: Do you want to contribute to the betterment of societies? Register in our pool and become a @UN volunteer! 🌏 https://t.co

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October 3, 2017
 Suruz Jahan, 75, receives a UNHCR tarpaulin in Bangladesh’s Kutupalong refugee camp. Photo: UNHCR/Roger Arnold Refugee agency seeks detail on "return" of...

Reporting for duty: Titan, a K-9 security 🐶 at UNHQ in #NYC. Thanks to our furry colleagues & their human handlers for keeping us safe! https://t.co/o0kKBfS8ay

RT @DohaDeclaration: We're busy building a Global #JudicialIntegrity Network! Follow @DohaDeclaration for more on @UNODC efforts to tackle…

October 3, 2017

Miroslav Lajčák (left), President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, chairs the Assembly's meeting on the Secretary-General’s annual report on the work of the Organization. At his side is Ruth de Miranda, Director of the General Assembly and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Affairs Division.

Over 90% of Dominicans need immediate assistance. @UNCERF allocated $3 million to kick-start aid operationshttps://t.co/rf3OaFdgPh https://t.co/CqexiPQMzJ

October 3, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre left) meets with members of UN-GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex employees of the UN system).

October 3, 2017

Lana Zaki Nusseibeh (left), Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the UN and Acting President of General Assembly, chairs chairs the Assembly's meeting on the Secretary-General’s annual report on the work of the Organization.

#ICYMI: Addressing the #UNGA @antonioguterres called the #GlobalGoals our blueprint to achieve fair globalization https://t.co/wzdsL2gPmu https://t.co/RtAgN6UNf2

October 3, 2017

Strongly condemning recent violence in south-west and north-west regions of Cameroon, including reported loss of life, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged all stakeholders to refrain from any further acts of violence and called on the authorities to investigate the incidents.

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October 3, 2017
UNPOL arresting suspect in Juba, South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS/Eric Kanalstein Security operations conducted by UN Police (UNPOL) in South Sudan around sites set up to...

UN can help provide a space for dialogue to close the gap between reality & aspiration -- @AminaJMohammed in Tokyo https://t.co/IPRKzhiYj4 https://t.co/R3mp02HlDD

RT @UN_Spokesperson: .@antonioguterres strongly condemns the acts of violence reported in the South-West & North-West regions of Cameroon h…

RT @Refugees: ⚡️ Relive our 2017 #NansenAward Ceremony with highlights from our outstanding guests and winner! https://t.co/dEN86eihCl

.@UNReliefChief is in Bangladesh speaking to Rohingya refugees who have fled the violence in Myanmar. More info:https://t.co/XRiFtCWCUa https://t.co/Dz7Uf654z1

RT @UN_Spokesperson: In letter to @POTUS, @antonioguterres expresses deepest sympathies to the American ppl & condolences to the families o…

RT @UN_Women: Today is the Int'l #DayofNonviolence. You can play a part in standing up against gender-based violence. If not you, who? If…

On Monday's #HabitatDay & every day raise your voice for the basic right of all to adequate shelter! #GlobalGoalshttps://t.co/jfTzroqSMl https://t.co/cPmY3W4kW7

October 2, 2017

Amidst a global refugee crisis, the UN is calling for greater efforts to address the root causes of conflicts and persecution. Read more on UN News: http://www.un.org/news/

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October 2, 2017
Kit Miller, Director of the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Non-Violence, at UN Headquarters on 2 Oct 2017. Source: UN Web TV "We are built for peace, but we are trained for violence". That's the assessment of one expert who came to UN Headquarters in...

RT @GlobalGoalsUN: Cities are more than a place to live! They're hubs for ideas, commerce, culture & science. https://t.co/2F3ZHgJxV0 #Habi…

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October 2, 2017
 Minors make up at least 60 per cent of the Rohingya refugees who have crossed the border to Bangladesh over the past few weeks. Highly traumatized, they are arriving malnourished and injured after walking for days. Photo...

Help inspire leaders to make bold commitments to eliminate pollution in all its forms ⬇ https://t.co/lV5Mm10rxz

October 2, 2017

With the rapid technological advancement of recent years, computers are increasingly encroaching on domains that were previously considered exclusively human. The astonishing progress in such areas as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, 3D printing and genetics has enabled computers to perform the tasks of architects, medical doctors, music...

RT @UNCTAD: "New digital era must ensure prosperity for all" Information Economy Report: #Digitalization, #Trade & #Development. https://t.…

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October 2, 2017
UNOOSA Director, Simonetta Di Pippo. Source: UNOOSA Technology built to explore the stars, is also having a dramatic impact in the more down-to-earth pursuit of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. That's according to the Director of the UN...
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October 2, 2017
A suspected cholera patient is rushed into Al Joumhouri Hospital in Sana'a, Yemen. Photo: Giles Clarke for UNOCHA The head of the UN migration agency, IOM, was in Yemen on Monday to stress...
October 2, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Myanmar, Bangladesh, Syria, Yemen, Gulf-Kuwait, Dominica, Kenya, Madagascar, Press Conference Today Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General HIGHLIGHTS -U.N. HOPES VISIT TO MYANMAR’S NORTHERN RAKHINE COULD LEAD TO ALLEVIATING SUFFERING -IN BANGLADESH, TOP U.N. OFFICIALS SEE FIRST-HAND DEVASTATING PLIGHT...

RT @Refugees: For the first time ever, the #NansenAward ceremony is LIVE! Join us now to get exclusive backstage access: https://t.co/KBG6a

October 2, 2017

A view of the General Assembly Hall as Miroslav Lajčák (shown on screens), President of the seventy-second session of the Assembly, concludes the high-level meeting to appraise progress achieved in the implementation of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons.

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October 2, 2017
Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn and Matt Wells. In today's programme: UN migration chief pleads for humanitarian access to save lives in Yemen; and how space technology speeds up...
October 2, 2017

Informal comments to the media by H.E. Mr. Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, on the work of the Security Council and other matters

October 2, 2017

New head of UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, speaks to UN News about why he accepted the post, his first weeks on the job, and what he hopes to accomplish during his tenure.

Monday's Intl Day of Non-Violence reaffirms our desire for a culture of peace, understanding & tolerance https://t.co/e245HJ5EIx https://t.co/eUh6J2pvem

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October 2, 2017
Refugees cook a meal in Dadaab camp, Kenya. Photo: Luca Catalano Gonzaga (file) Rations for refugees in northern Kenya cut by 30 per cent: WFP Food rations for around 420,000 refugees living in the Dadaab and Kakuma camps in northern Kenya...

RT @UNHumanRights: Comment by UN Human Rights Chief #Zeid on the situation in Catalonia, Spain https://t.co/XSLhdLaLaU https://t.co/umTZBBU

October 2, 2017

Globally, there are 145 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. The new head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Mark Lowcock, shared his vision for bringing together global partners and ensuring a more coherent response to the world’s humanitarian crises. Read the full interview on UN News:

October 2, 2017

Odo Tevi (left), Permanent Representative of the Republic of Vanuatu to the UN and Acting President of the General Assembly, chairs the Assembly’s high-level meeting to appraise progress achieved in the implementation of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. At his side is Ruth de Miranda, Director of the General...

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October 2, 2017
Filippo Grandi decried “deepening” ongoing crises but highlighted how some Member States had begun to address the global displacement crisis. Photo: UN Photo/Jean-Marc FerréThe...

Continues today: #UNGA meeting on the Global Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Persons. Watch live: https://t.co/WhwXXmUzNN

.@franceonu holds rotating presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of October.https://t.co/s0taDmJHpe

RT @UNGeneva: “Are you part of @TheWorldsLesson? Join us in educating children & youth on @TheGlobalGoals. See how to #teachSDGs > https://…

October 2, 2017

François Delattre (left), Permanent Representative of France to the UN and President of the Security Council for October, briefs journalists on the Council’s programme of work for the month.

October 2, 2017

François Delattre (centre), Permanent Representative of France to the UN and President of the Security Council for October, briefs journalists on the Council’s programme of work for the month.

October 2, 2017

François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the UN and President of the Security Council for October, briefs journalists on the Council’s programme of work for the month.

Become a #ZeroHunger Hero and help @WFP save & change lives: https://t.co/kCMi6zFHPo https://t.co/3BrDwDe9Fw

RT @Refugees: UN @RefugeesChief Filippo Grandi opens our Executive Committee mtg with States, UN partners + NGOs. Live: https://t.co/zYGnQu

We all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns. Mon is World #HabitatDay https://t.co/61jz1U67Dm https://t.co/qnmcpl7eUl

Starts this wk @UNGeneva: States parties to Convention against Torture, 16th session https://t.co/1EBtxBFppO [through 5 October]

October 2, 2017

With 1.6 billion people living in inadequate housing, one billion of whom reside in slums and informal settlements, the United Nations is spotlighting the need for affordable homes on today's World Habitat Day, which also marks the official start of 'Urban October' – a month of worldwide celebrations and citizens' engagement in urban life.

October 2, 2017

Amid the deepening refugee crisis in Bangladesh and its attendant toll on children, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNCEF) launched today an appeal for its emergency response to reach some 720,000 children – both in Rohingya refugee and host communities – with protection and assistance.

October 2, 2017

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for putting children at the heart of public and private investment in reconstruction of the areas devastated by two major earthquakes in September.

October 2, 2017

The benefits of digitalization to people's lives are enormous, but 'winner-takes-all' dynamics in the digital economy creates a risk of widening income inequalities, says a report released today by a United Nations entity dealing with trade, investment and development.

October 2, 2017

The top United Nations human rights official urged today the authorities in Spain to ensure thorough, independent and impartial investigations into all acts of violence that took place Sunday during a referendum on the independence of Catalonia.

October 2, 2017

Noting that in today's world, violence has become a “tool of choice” for many and new evidence, of destruction and suffering, every day resulting from this choice, the President of the United Nations General Assembly has called for greater efforts to prevent conflict and for the Organization to promote the use of non-violence across all three pillars of...

October 2, 2017

The global community is letting down millions of refugees and internally displaced people, and needs to renew efforts to prevent and resolve conflicts, focusing on protection and solutions, the head of the United Nations refugee agency said today.

October 2, 2017

Amid worsening famine and cholera in war-torn Yemen, the head of the United Nations migration agency has called for greater humanitarian access to enable relief workers reach those most in need and save lives.

October 2, 2017

For 420,000 refugees living in northern Kenya, insufficient funding has forced the United Nations food relief agency to cut rations by 30 per cent, as it appeals for nearly $30 million for assistance.

October 2, 2017

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, at an event in Tokyo today, stressed the need for social dialogue on sustainable development, expressing her expectations regarding the role of media in bringing different constituents together to reflect on difficult questions such as on sustainable life style.

Monday is the Intl Day of Non-Violence in honour of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Details: https://t.co/9pAFScf3mR https://t.co/lCUg6yCMgf

What's happening this week at the UN? Int'l Day of Non-Violence, World #HabitatDay & more. List of events is here: https://t.co/HDzhfjjC8u

RT @franceonu: October 2017: France is President of the Security Council for a month. Follow #FRPrez for all news & updates. @francediplo_…

Housing Policies: Affordable Homes #UrbanOctober begins Monday with #HabitatDay: https://t.co/61jz1U67Dm https://t.co/1nu9SzrVRK

RT @UN_News_Centre: Hear in her own voice how a @UN translator feels about #TranslationDay, celebrated at the UN for the 1st time ever! htt…

Monday is Intl Day of Non-Violence. Here is the story of the knotted gun sculpture at UNHQ, gift of @LuxembourgUN https://t.co/N2zU9uFjF3 https://t.co/e8i7BHEXub

RT @WHO: By the year 2050, 1 in 5 people in the world will be aged 60 and older https://t.co/aEU5TRm7Fg #HealthyAgeing https://t.co/tze6UTM

1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost or wasted each year. Here is how you can cut down on food waste: https://t.co/ZWlMCiefQD

RT @UNmigration: #HumanTrafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal activities in the world. Join @iomxorg. Fight exploitation: https…

Tapping the talents & participation of older people helps achieve #GlobalGoals. More on Int'l Day of Older Persons: https://t.co/brnlsRaSjU https://t.co/XCNvaAXoHp

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October 1, 2017
Shamma Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, United Arab Emirates Youth Minister (left), Basma Baghal (righ). Source: UN News (file) Young people could be the "disruptive solution" to tackling the global challenge of violent extremism. That's...

RT @UN_News_Centre: New @UN Day honours unsung heroes who ensure diplomats are ‘on the same page’. https://t.co/YhWntGnxlr #translationday…

See how @WHO is building a better, healthier future for people all over the 🌍: https://t.co/XFyOwRAEGx https://t.co/0E3Yjr9tfQ

RT @Refugees: For the first time ever, the #NansenAward ceremony will be broadcast LIVE! Sign up now & join us on Monday! https://t.co/CbDx

Achieving #GlobalGoals means leaving no one behind. Fight ageism on Int'l Day of Older Persons & every day: https://t.co/zDXytsqe82 https://t.co/UZvcJjc3Tu

Climate action makes sense in any language. Here's how YOU can help tackle climate change: https://t.co/6cUKSXiPBo #GlobalGoals https://t.co/lTfIZn7iEK

October 1, 2017

On the International Day of Older Persons, the United Nations is urging the world to tap into the often overlooked contributions of older persons, and calling for integrated care to improve well-being and ensure they have the opportunity to contribute to development.

October 1, 2017

The head of the United Nations food relief agency called today for an end to the “horrors” driving Rohingyas by the tens of thousands from their homes in Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh.

On Sunday's International Day of Older Persons, change the way you think about age with this 📽️ of centenarians 💯 : https://t.co/NN0lAzyEoB https://t.co/V9dSIWD21t

RT @UNEP: Around the world, 2bn tons of human waste are disposed of in water courses daily. Learn & pledge to #BeatPollution > https://t.co

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September 30, 2017
Nina Holm Andersen, Norwegian Police. Source: UN Web TV (file) When interrogating killers and other criminals, Norwegian police officers do not seek to "break down" suspects. Rather, they gather information by using a technique that...

Worldwide, ~25M unsafe abortions occur each year. Restricting access to abortion does not reduce the number of abortions. https://t.co/xOQKNKQ4y2

RT @Refugees: This summer camp helped young people from Syria, Iraq + Nagorno-Karabakh find confidence, opportunities and friends: https://…

"We must do more to address the roots of radicalization." - ICYMI: @antonioguterres at last week's #UNGA opening. #GlobalGoals #Together https://t.co/TnH6FxpbcC

RT @UN_News_Centre: "The idea is that someone doesn’t actually know that the text is a translation; we're meant to be invisible.” https://t…

Secretary-General
António Guterres

Sunday is Int'l Day of Older Persons! Join us in working w/ older people to build a life of dignity + human rights https://t.co/zYct2gKzm5 https://t.co/p5JRG0ot7n

RT @UNICEFmena: Children in #Syria are crossing conflict lines to sit for their school exams. @UNICEF assisted over 10,600 children this…

50M+ young people in Latin America & Caribbean face labour market characterised by unemployment, informality & lack of opportunities. https://t.co/7Tobskku66

RT @FAOKnowledge: @UN @UNESCO @UNSR_VickyTauli @UN4Indigenous @UN_Women @via_campesina @UNDESA @parwasisa Because she is a woman Because sh…

Translation facilitates dialogue, understanding & cooperation and contributes to #GlobalGoals #TranslationDay https://t.co/ruQDG7Fihi https://t.co/iy0yD0aE5c

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September 30, 2017
H.E. Mr. Abdallah Y. Al-Mouallimi Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia at International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. UN Photo/Ariana Lindquis UN officials have welcomed Saudi Arabia's decision to lift a ban...

RT @UNmigration: Vulnerable. #Rohingya children are among the most affected by the humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh: https://t.co/OUmtUGS

To tackle #LGBTI discrimination, businesses need to meet their @UNHumanRights responsibilities. https://t.co/3kj6QNN14N #Biz4LGBTI https://t.co/z0wgsNorcl

RT @UNDGACM_EN: Happy Int'l Translation Day! #Language professionals play a vital role in fostering dialogue among nations #ITD2017 https:/…

RT @UNEP: How can "net zero" buildings help us tackle climate change? Find out here> https://t.co/InQrjHoiZi #OurHeroIsZero #BeatPollution…

RT @WFP: 436,000 new arrivals have crossed into #Bangladesh since 25 August. WFP is providing food to the majority of them. https://t.co/

As we celebrate 1st-ever #TranslationDay, see how language professionals have been essential to the work of the UN: https://t.co/NOFllCfLVt https://t.co/asSd3B6aUL

As we celebrate 1st-ever #TranslationDay, see how language professionals have been essential to the work of the UN: https://t.co/NOFllCxnk3 https://t.co/Iw8TYveI91

.@WFP is fighting hunger in Yemen & around the world. Download the @ShareTheMealorg app to help: https://t.co/0KIrDcmxa5 https://t.co/RA3eFixAy7

More than half of all schools remain closed in Borno State, epicentre of Boko Haram crisis in northeast Nigeria https://t.co/jpVR1QkNUC

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September 29, 2017
Katherine Durnin, head of the UN English translation service. Photo: Elizabeth Scaffidi If you thought the work of a UN translator was straightforward, then think...

RT @Refugees: News thread: latest estimated number of #Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar to Bangladesh reaches half a million 1/16 https://…

Check out our @instagram story for a #FlashbackFriday to the #UNGA week and see some social media highlights! (Follow: unitednations) https://t.co/JDFSWM9kQ5

RT @UN_News_Centre: Aid community launches $31M appeal for ‘badly battered’ Dominica; @WFP steps up support https://t.co/hnEiMliouS https:/…

September 29, 2017

More than 90 United Nations Member States have signed or intend to sign the voluntary compact on preventing and addressing sexual exploitation and abuse, answering the call of Secretary-General António Guterres to address the scourge.

September 29, 2017

More than 90 United Nations Member States have signed or intend to sign the voluntary compact on preventing and addressing sexual exploitation and abuse, answering the call of Secretary-General António Guterres to address the scourge.

September 29, 2017

The United Nations Human Rights Council concluded its 36th session in Geneva today, having adopted 33 resolutions, 20 by consensus, addressing multiple themes as well as human rights situations in Yemen, Burundi, Myanmar, Syria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, Sudan, Somalia and Cambodia.

Sat is the first ever #TranslationDay! We thank all language professionals whose work helps bring nations together: https://t.co/5eUAw7ojrm https://t.co/wwfOLG3v2j

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September 29, 2017
  An aerial shot of hurricane-battered Dominica. Photo: WFP/Norha Restrepo Flash appeal to help hurricane-affected Dominica Humanitarians are appealing for US$31 million to support the Caribbean island of Dominica, hit hard by Hurricane Maria, the United Nations has announced. The category five storm caused catastrophic damage, leaving every one of the...

RT @GlobalGoalsUN: You can reduce your risk of heart disease! Eat healthy foods, exercise & don't smoke. #GlobalGoals #WorldHeartDay https:…

September 29, 2017

Top stories from UN News this week, featuring the education crisis in north-east Nigeria; the Secretary-General urges action to aid displaced Rohingya refugees, and the UN begins new mission in Colombia. Read related stories on UN News: http://www.un.org/news/

September 29, 2017

Emergency supplies from the United Nations food relief agency are being delivered to Dominica as people face “huge challenges in their lives” in the wake of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria, which ripped through the small Caribbean island last week.

September 29, 2017

The United Nations refugee agency announced today that it has started distributing plastic sheeting and essential relief items to Rohingyas arriving in from Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh, as part of a massive effort to cut the time refugees spend in the open.

September 29, 2017

Recognizing the unsung heroes behind international diplomacy, the United Nations is celebrating – for the first time – International Translation Day, paying tribute to the work of the language professionals who play a vital role in facilitating dialogue and understanding among peoples and nations.

September 29, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Bangladesh/Myanmar, Dominica, Cameroon, Japan, Iraq, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Health, Nigeria, Press conferences, Translation Day, Miguel Gonzalez Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. HIGHLIGHTS: - SECRETARY-GENERAL REITERATES FULL SUPPORT FOR U.N. OFFICE IN MYANMAR - U.N. SEEKS $31 MILLION...

RT @Refugees: “I cannot advise anybody to enter in #Libya. You will die for nothing” Torture and kidnap on the route to Europe. https://t.…

Secretary-General
António Guterres
September 29, 2017
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September 29, 2017
Supportive environments and communities help people to be physically active. Exercise is crucial for heart health. Photo: WHO Neither the rich nor the poor are immune to the effects of...
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September 29, 2017
Children attend class in a UNICEF-sponsored school in Dikwa, Borno state, Nigeria. Boko Haram captured Dikwa in 2014 and the Nigerian army...
September 29, 2017

The suffering of those infected with parasitic intestinal can be drastically reduced with periodic deworming programmes with a single-tablet treatment, according to new guidelines approved by the United Nations health agency.

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September 29, 2017
Aid distribution point in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR). File Photo: OCHA On-going violence both against civilians and aid workers trying to protect them, has left the Central African Republic (CAR) "on the brink of a humanitarian...
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September 29, 2017
Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today’s programme: ending the scourge of famine is "completely achievable" says the new UN relief chief, in his first sit-down...
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September 29, 2017
Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. UN Photo/Mark Garten (file) Ending famine is "completely achievable" and...
Secretary-General
António Guterres
September 29, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (foreground, third from left) meets with the Caucus of CARICOM (Caribbean Community) Permanent Representatives to discuss United Nations reform.

"Safe migration cannot be limited to the global elite." - ICYMI: @antonioguterres at last week's #UNGA opening. #WithRefugees https://t.co/HvzKIGZvhj

RT @WHO: Today is #WorldHeartDay. Cardiovascular diseases are the no. 1 killer worldwide https://t.co/1S36ZeRIEE #BeatNCDs https://t.co/xD3

RT @UN_Spokesperson: The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the situation in Cameroon. Full statement: https://t.co/UqiM16mxmu

September 29, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Alan Peter Cayetano, Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Philippines.

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September 29, 2017
Rohingya Refugees in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. Photo: Muse Mohammed / UN Migration Agency (IOM) At least 60 Rohingya feared dead in boat tragedy "easily in sight of land" At least 23 Myanmar...

RT @UNIFIL_: Meet Key the dog & see how he helps @UN peacekeepers & the @LebarmyOfficial in keeping stability in south #Lebanon: https://t.…

Restoring clean water supply is restoring life in Mosul. That's 1 of @undpiniraq's pragmatic solutions to difficult problems. See more⬇️ https://t.co/Xm8lyu9tsO

September 29, 2017

Miroslav Lajčák, President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, joined the growing list of International Gender Champions (IGC), at a special ceremony held in his office. IGC is a network of senior leaders of the UN Secretariat, funds, programmes and agencies, Member States, local governments, private sector leaders and civil society...

September 29, 2017

Miroslav Lajčák, President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, joined the growing list of International Gender Champions (IGC), at a special ceremony held in his office. IGC is a network of senior leaders of the UN Secretariat, funds, programmes and agencies, Member States, local governments, private sector leaders and civil society...

September 29, 2017

Miroslav Lajčák, President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, joined the growing list of International Gender Champions (IGC), at a special ceremony held in his office. IGC is a network of senior leaders of the UN Secretariat, funds, programmes and agencies, Member States, local governments, private sector leaders and civil society...

September 29, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman.

RT @UNOCHA: You have probably been hearing a lot about #Rohingya refugees in the news. Here is the crisis explained in 90 seconds: https://…

“Let us declare in one voice: We will not tolerate anyone committing or condoning sexual exploitation and abuse.” -- @antonioguterres https://t.co/cWVB5n0UMQ

Understanding environment's role in humanitarian crises is critical to reversing the upward trend in the number of ppl affected by disaster. https://t.co/26x1uliJ8J

September 29, 2017

About 57 per cent of all schools are closed in Nigeria's Borno state, worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency and the subsequent humanitarian crisis, leaving an estimated 3 million children in need of emergency education support, even as the new school year begins, the United Nations child agency said today.

~2.4M children are at risk from the impact of #HurricaneIrma. @UNICEF is responding w/ humanitarian assistance in all affected countries. https://t.co/w0h9bSCQhH

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September 29, 2017
Internally displaced people in CAR (file) UN Photo/Evan Schneider The Central African Republic (CAR) is facing a multifaceted array of problems that do not have a single clear solution. That's the view of Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, head of the UN...

RT @antonioguterres: Violence in Myanmar – whether by the military or radical elements – must end; Rohingya must be allowed to return home.…

.@UNFPA is supporting survivors of sexual assault & other gender-based violence in Rohingya refugee crisis. https://t.co/i5DzUcueks

RT @UNEP: The path towards a pollution-free planet begins here: https://t.co/pYKwDJ8NEl Together, we can #BeatPollution https://t.co/4cTo9C

September 28, 2017

"Our Future Starts Now" is a film created under The People+Planet Project, an initiative of the Global Brain Foundation. Producer and Directed by: Natalia Vega-Berry Post Production: Cutters Studios Editor: Steve Bell A film created for the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations. April 21st, 2016

September 28, 2017

Expressing “deep concern” over the deteriorating security situation in parts of Cameroon as well as heightened tensions related to planned events this Sunday, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called all parties to refrain from acts that could lead to further tensions and violence.

.@UNhumanrights experts call on countries to repeal laws that criminalize & unduly restrict abortion. https://t.co/IG0kcbTHhx

September 28, 2017

The scale up of international assistance to the Lake Chad Basin this year has averted a famine in north-east Nigeria, even though millions of people are still suffering, according to the United Nations aid chief.

RT @UNEP: From crisis to opportunity: building resilience by managing environmental risk in emergencies https://t.co/iviJyzDKnS #EEForum201…

September 28, 2017

Noting that the humanitarian crisis that has resulted in displacement of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas from Myanmar not only provides a “breeding ground” for radicalization, but also puts vulnerable people – including young children – at grave risk, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for “swift action” to prevent further...

September 28, 2017

The world has every interest in managing migration better, given the expanding global population and the huge increase in people on the move.

September 28, 2017

Informal comments to the media by H.E Mr. François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations, on the situation in Myanmar.

September 28, 2017

Informal comments to the media by Mr. Jonathan Allen, Deputy Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, on the situation in Myanmar.

September 28, 2017

While pollution has considerably negative impacts on human health and ecosystems, it is controllable and avoidable through political leadership, high-level champions and commitments, as well with local level action, says a new report launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

September 28, 2017

Informal comments to the media by H.E Mr. Olof Skoog, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations, on the situation in Myanmar

Secretary-General
António Guterres
September 28, 2017

Every year in September, world leaders gather at the United Nations in New York for the General Assembly’s annual high-level session. The diplomatic confab draws veteran politicians as well as new faces from all corners of the globe in what is always an interesting and intense week for all involved. Also in attendance are representatives from civil...

September 28, 2017

Remarks by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, during the 8060th Security Council Meeting.

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September 28, 2017
New arrivals in Bangladesh's Ukhiya area right after crossing the border with Myanmar's northern Rakhine state. Photo...
September 28, 2017

Responding to the worsening security situation near a major town in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations mission in the country has deployed peacekeepers to deter any attacks on the city and to prevent escalation in clashes.

United Nations Audio
September 28, 2017
IDP women in one of the camps in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, collect their share of stock cubes to prepare the day's meal. The women are paid a salary to cook the meals. Photo: OCHA/Jaspreet...

Você fala português? Follow our @instagram account in Portuguese to learn more about our work through 📷 (Handle: nacoesunidas) https://t.co/BxDd5ycxaY

September 28, 2017

Addressing the Security Council, the head of the newly-created United Nations counter-terrorism office today outlined a framework to devise a cohesive, well-coordinated programme to support Member States as well as the priority areas of such work.

Secretary-General
António Guterres

RT @UNICEF: Refugee Teenager Activist Goodwill Ambassador @muzoonrakan1 on why education is 🔑 for #ChildrenUprooted → https://t.co/WwV4Uf

RT @UN_Spokesperson: .@antonioguterres calls on #Myanmar government to end military operations, allow humanitarian access & ensure safe ret…

RT @UN_Spokesperson: The situation in #Myanmar has spiraled into world’s fastest developing refugee emergency, a human rights nightmare - @…

Starting now: Security Council meeting on the situation in Myanmar. Watch live: https://t.co/WhwXXmUzNN

RT @AminaJMohammed: The #SDGs will only be reached if everyone does their part and that begins with you. Let's work together! #GCFest #Glob…

September 28, 2017

Kai Jürgen Mikael Sauer (left), Permanent Representative of Finland to the UN and Acting President of the General Assembly, chairs the Assembly’s high-level meeting to appraise progress achieved in the implementation of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. AAt his side is Kenji Nakano, Chief of the General Assembly...

September 28, 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres briefs the Security Council meeting on the situation in Rahkine state of Myanmar, which has seen hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees fleeing to neighbouring Bangladesh over the last several weeks.

September 28, 2017

Mahmoud Saikal (left), Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the UN and Acting President of the General Assembly, chairs the Assembly’s high-level meeting to appraise progress achieved in the implementation of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. At his side is Ziad Mahmassani, Political Affairs Officer in the...

September 28, 2017

Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, briefs journalists on the crisis in the Lake Chad Basin, following his recent mission to Niger and Nigeria.

United Nations Audio
September 28, 2017
Graphic from the Saudi Communication and Media Center explaining that women are allowed to drive. Photo: Saudi Ministry of Foreign AffairsUN chief: Saudi Arabian women's right to drive "an important first step" UN officials have...
September 28, 2017

The Security Council met to consider the situation in Rahkine state of Myanmar, which has seen hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees fleeing to neighbouring Bangladesh over the last several weeks.U Thaung Tun, National Security Adviser of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, addresses the Council.

September 28, 2017

Warning that the horrific accounts of rape and sexual assault against Rohingya women and girls fleeing unrest in Myanmar could be “just the tip of the iceberg,” the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) underscored the need to ensure that such violence is prevented and called for additional resources so that it can reach all those in need of...

Worldwide, ~25 million unsafe abortions occur each year. Increased efforts are needed to ensure access to contraception & safe abortion. https://t.co/lpta9TgdSO

September 28, 2017

Marking the World Maritime Day, the head of the United Nations maritime agency today highlighted contributions the shipping industry can make to the achievement of the global development goals.

September 28, 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Bangladesh/Myanmar, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Middle East, Syria, Dominica, Abortion, Yemen Cholera, Tobacco, Rabies, Maritime Day, International Access Day, Global Compact, Guest Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General HIGHLIGHTS --------------------- - NUMBER OF ROHINGYA REFUGEES IN...

September 28, 2017

Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office, during the Security Council meeting on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

September 28, 2017

Bashar Ja’afari (centre), Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the UN, observes the Security Council meeting on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

September 28, 2017

The Security Council met to consider the situation in Rahkine state of Myanmar, which has seen hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees fleeing to neighbouring Bangladesh over the last several weeks.Masud Bin Momen, Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to the UN, addresses the Council.

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September 28, 2017
Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn and Matt Wells. In today's programme: In Syria, more aid is getting in, but people are at greater risk of attack. We hear from a top humanitarian; and...
September 28, 2017

David Scharia, Officer-in-Charge of the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), addresses the Council’s meeting on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

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September 28, 2017
Camille Cooper (left) of the U.S. National Association to Protect Children speaking with Agnese Pastorino (right) from UN News. Photo courtesy of Marianna...
September 28, 2017

The largest global anti-rabies initiative to end human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies by 2030 was announced, today, World Rabies Day, making it a priority disease for key international organizations and governments, according to the United Nations health agency.

September 28, 2017

Nikki R. Haley, United States Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council meeting on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

September 28, 2017

Participants at a thematic dialogue on “Trade in Minors in the Digital Age: Waking Up the World to the Dire Need to Stop Trade in Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, Including Via the Internet”. The event was co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Belarus to the UN with the Group of Friends United Against Human Trafficking and the...

September 28, 2017

An interpreter covering the General Assembly’s high-level meeting to appraise progress achieved in the implementation of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons.

September 28, 2017

Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office, addresses the Security Council meeting on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

United Nations Audio
September 28, 2017
Veronique and some of her children spent months hiding in the bush in Bohong after violence broke out in Central African Republic. Photo: UNICEF/ LoganViolence against civilians, aid workers leaves CAR on "brink" of crisis On-going...
September 28, 2017

The Security Council met to consider the situation in Rahkine state of Myanmar, which has seen hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees fleeing to neighbouring Bangladesh over the last several weeks.Secretary-General António Guterres (centre left) greets U Thaung Tun, National Security Adviser of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, at the meeting.

September 28, 2017

Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee (left), Permanent Representative of Ghana to the UN and Acting President of the General Assembly, chairs the Assembly’s high-level meeting to appraise progress achieved in the implementation of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. At her side is Ziad Mahmassani, Political Affairs Officer in...

September 28, 2017

United Nations - Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed spoke at the 2017 Global Citizen Festival in New York City, an event held annually to engage attendees in activism and advocacy. UN Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder headlined the festival, which was organized by the Global Poverty Project.

United Nations Audio
September 28, 2017
Infographic: WHO 45% of all abortions are "unsafe": WHO study Approximately 25 million "unsafe" abortions are carried out every year, according to a new study by the World Health Organization...

Int'l shipping transports over 80% of global trade to peoples & communities around the 🌏. More on #WorldMaritimeDay: https://t.co/OC2AqI1306 https://t.co/HL3VeFXrT4