4 Dec 2017

Immediate action is needed to address the rise in global hunger, the head of the United Nations food security agency has urged, highlighting the need to build resilience in poor and vulnerable communities.

Governments & civil society will jointly shape a vision for Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: https://t.co/A7UslP3hAD #ForMigration https://t.co/C98YQ4Jzwd

Secretary-General
António Guterres
4 Dec 2017

Joaquim Alexander Maza Martelli, President of the Human Rights Council, speaks during the election of Vojislav Šuc, Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) and President-elect to the Human Rights Council.

RT @UNOCHA: The Humanitarian Coordinator for #Yemen @jamiemcgoldric8 is urgently calling for a humanitarian pause in #Yemen to allow civili…

4 Dec 2017

UN Special Representative Louise Arbour discusses the importance of the preparatory meeting being held in Mexico in early December in the efforts to reach a global compact for migration.

United Nations Audio
4 Dec 2017
Millions of civilians are on the brink famine in Yemen where fuel, food and medicines are desperately needed, including in the capital Sana’a. Photo: OCHA/Charlotte Cans Yemen: desperate families trapped by armed clashes, airstrikes Families trapped by fighting in Yemen's capital Sana'a are making "desperate" calls to...
4 Dec 2017

Voicing concern over the dramatic escalation in fighting in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, and surrounding areas, that have reportedly killed about one hundred people and injured many more, the United Nations called on the parties to the conflict to uphold their obligations under international law and ensure that civilians are not harmed.

4 Dec 2017

A wide view of the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilization Room at the Palais des Nations in Geneva during a special session on ‘the situation of human rights of the Rohingya and other minorities in Rakhine State in Myanmar”

United Nations Audio
4 Dec 2017
Portrait of United Nations advocate for the rights of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Transforming those who have suffered sexual exploitation and abuse perpetrated by UN personnel from victims into survivors is the goal of the first-ever official appointed to advocate on their behalf. Jane...

Welcome to the UN family @elliegoulding! Here's how you can join the new @UNEP Goodwill Ambassador & take climate action: https://t.co/tcjiT0Krr2 https://t.co/0nBQ3kl5lM

Secretary-General
António Guterres
4 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Ralph E. Gonsalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

4 Dec 2017

Vojislav Šuc, Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the United Nations Office at Geneva addresses the Council during his election as President of the Human Rights Council.Ambassador Vojislav Šuc will serve as HRC’s President for a one-year term beginning on 01 January 2018.

4 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) meets with Ralph E. Gonsalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

4 Dec 2017

The General Assembly adopted a resolution on “Implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace” following a report of the First Committee during the sixty-second plenary meeting of the 72nd session of the General Assembly. The resolution was adopted with a vote of 132 in favour, 3 against and 46 abstentions.

4 Dec 2017

Martin Ngundze, First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the UN and Rapporteur of the General Assembly First Committee (Disarmament and International Security Committee), presents the Committee's reports to the Assembly.

RT @UNHumanRights#Yemen#Zeid appoints a group of eminent #humanrights experts, who will help ensure accountability & end impunity for t…

4 Dec 2017

Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava (on screen), Permanent Representative of the Republic of Zimbabwe to the United Nations, presides over the sixty-second plenary meeting of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly. At his side is Kenji Nakano, Chief of the General Assembly Affairs Branch, Department for General...

4 Dec 2017

Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava (left), Permanent Representative of the Republic of Zimbabwe to the United Nations, presides over the sixty-second plenary meeting of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly. At his side is Kenji Nakano, Chief of the General Assembly Affairs Branch, Department for General Assembly...

4 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Adnan Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Secretary-General
António Guterres

Afghanistan Libya Madagascar Mali Sudan In these countries 18M+ people are trapped in crises that rarely make the headlines.https://t.co/TNv8qWSwLy

Secretary-General
António Guterres
4 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) meets with Sidiki Kaba, President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

4 Dec 2017

Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), addresses the sixteenth session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

RT @UNVolunteers: Tomorrow we celebrate International Volunteer Day. When lives are at stake, #VolunteersActFirst to provide much-needed r…

4 Dec 2017

Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), addresses the sixteenth session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

4 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the sixteenth session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Starts this week in UNHQ: Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the @IntlCrimCourt https://t.co/dkJvklUDhp

4 Dec 2017

Sidiki Kaba, President of the Assembly of States Parties to Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) delivers a keynote address during the sixteenth session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC.

Starts this week in Nairobi: UN Environment Assembly: https://t.co/U9g0bekvcm https://t.co/p8om4nvmYa

What's happening this week at the UN? Int'l Volunteer Day, World Soil Day, Global Compact for Migration meeting & more. List of events here: https://t.co/HDzhfjjC8u https://t.co/gwxJHL3exF

RT @UNICEF: 👏👏👏 Congratulations Sona! Your climate change fighting superhero ‘Light’ will come to life in a comic on #EarthDay. #ClimateC…

"It's surprising how many people see human rights as a luxury, something to be looked at after a conflict is over or peace has been sustained. Human rights is an essential part of sustainable development." -- @GilmourUN at #ICHRE2017 Details: https://t.co/fM7tIICpK4 https://t.co/iUek3Kk8ge

RT @UNESCO: Now "I can get a job". @UNESCO-led scholarship in #Jordan helps student with disability to keep dreaming ℹ️ https://t.co/6

🐝The Aral Sea is gone -- and so have livelihoods that depended on it. @UNDP beekeeping project is giving hope to those affected the most🐝 https://t.co/TCcTm1gYaK

RT @UN_Spokesperson: SG @antonioguterres concerned about escalation of clashes and airstrikes in Yemen: https://t.co/mEB9TVrezi

Secretary-General
António Guterres

The UN ... helps over 1 million women a month overcome pregnancy risks vaccinates 45% of the world's children, saving 3 million lives a year & much more: https://t.co/W8kYO3vzU3 https://t.co/OHiN5tMiYw

RT @louise_arbour: Looking forward to the stocktaking meeting in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on 4-6 December where UN Member States will meet t…

RT @UNFPA: Child marriage is a #humanrights violation that inflicts harm on girls. Mirriam (14) visited this @UNFPA-supported counselling c…

Leaving no one behind is at the core of #GlobalGoals. Sunday is Intl Day of Persons with Disabilities: https://t.co/VvUke48bHy https://t.co/o8mKBzEi9H

3 Dec 2017

In our rapidly changing world, globalization has radically reshaped the reality we live in, giving rise to global issues – challenges so big, they can only be solved if all of humanity works together. That is exactly what the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) compel us to do! So, what does it take to be a champion for the...

On Sunday's Intl Day of Persons with Disabilities raise your voice for the rights, well-being & inclusion of people with disabilities everywhere. https://t.co/KiIaBgPeIy https://t.co/s0NvSVDRMw

One world. 7.5 billion unique faces. Diversity is a strength, not a threat. Here's how you can #FightRacism: https://t.co/QfR5x14GnL https://t.co/QtUCVbGqOM

RT @UNDP: Neither conflict nor #disability can keep Dana from her dream to become a journalist. She’s one of @UndpSyria’s #PeaceLens traine…

RT @UNHCRLibya: For #16DaysofActivism we spoke to some #refugees in #Libya to hear their thoughts. In a world full of noise, their voices a…

Addressing climate change is up to all of us. On #SustainableSunday & every day, take climate action: https://t.co/uE8W7SQcIE  #GlobalGoals https://t.co/XLdPxNMUJB

RT @UNESCO: Does social media lead vulnerable individuals to resort to violence? New research on youth & violent extremism on social media…

As #16days of activism to end violence against women continue, get some tips from @UN_Women chief @phumzileunwomen on how you can make difference👇https://t.co/dMs4tSaTGW

RT @UNOCHA: In 2017, #humanitarian aid reached more people than ever before: saving millions of lives. In 2018, the @UN & partners will co…

The 1B+ people with disabilities should have full participation in society & not be left behind. Sunday is Intl Day of Persons with Disabilities: https://t.co/VvUke48bHy https://t.co/37MbVepBee

3 Dec 2017

Persons with disabilities, as both beneficiaries and agents of change, can fast track the process towards inclusive and sustainable development, and for the 2030 Agenda to truly live up to its promise to 'leave no one behind,' all physical and cultural barriers must be removed to create societies that provide real...

3 Dec 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the parties to the conflict in Yemen to cease all air and ground assaults, expressing deep concern about the “sharp escalation” of armed clashes and airstrikes in the capital, Sana'a, and other parts of the war-torn country over the past several days.

RT @Refugees: Stateless people are among the world’s most vulnerable and invisible people. @grconstantine’s photos reveal the impact of st…

Racial discrimination is a human rights violation. .#FightRacism and stand up for someone's rights today.https://t.co/QfR5x14GnL https://t.co/SXtu7dkBQ4

RT @WHO: Worldwide, 135.7 million people are in need of #humanitarian aid. The health needs are increasing. We appeal for your support http…

RT @UNVolunteers: Making sure emergency aid is provided in a fair and efficient manner → UN #Volunteer Benjamin Scholz explains his pivotal…

Let us remove physical & cultural barriers, build resilient societies & create opportunities that truly leave no one behind. — @AntonioGuterres on Sunday’s Int'l Day of Persons with Disabilities https://t.co/VvUke48bHy https://t.co/ye3BKdyEUn

RT @UNDP: We're joining our @UN sister agencies to call for a full lifting of the #blockade on #Yemen: https://t.co/EW0xKGgKPg https://t.co

On any given day, @WFP has 5000 trucks🚚, 20 ships🚢 and 70 planes✈ on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those in most need.https://t.co/LuVn8FtPA3

RT @UNFPA: Have you ever wondered where #Rohingya refugees who survive physical or sexual abuse can go for help? At our women-friendly spac…

Secretary-General
António Guterres

It's the 21st century, but slavery still exists. On Intl #EndSlavery Day learn how to recognize modern slavery & raise your voice for those who can't: https://t.co/8kfQCXWoo3 https://t.co/QthCHkVSWl

RT @Refugees: Statement on Yemen: @RefugeesChief joins @UN leaders calling on the Saudi-led coalition to urgently and fully lift blockade…

United Nations Audio
2 Dec 2017
Romesh Silva speaking at an event Health and Human Mobility at UN Headquarters in New York. Source: UN WebTV (screengrab) Safeguarding human rights, ensuring a safe and orderly journey and guaranteed health services are some of the key issues facing young migrants. That's highlighted by Romesh Silva, technical specialist for...
2 Dec 2017

Following a decade of economic crises and shocks – from the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, to the European sovereign debt crisis of 2010-2012 to the global commodity price realignment in 2014-2016 – is the global economy finally headed for a lasting recovery? To find out, read the World Economic Situation and...

One UN - many different languages here on @Twitter Arabic @UNarabic French @ONU_fr Kiswahili @UmojaWaMataifa Portuguese @NacoesUnidas Russian @UnitedNationsRU Spanish @ONU_es https://t.co/SEZh33otV3

RT @UNICEF: Rape. Sexual slavery. A horrifying reality for Rohingya girls. #ChildrenUnderAttack https://t.co/m5t7EXn6mC

Over 40 million children women & men live in modern slavery. On Intl #EndSlavery Day, find out how you can make a difference: https://t.co/PyzQ7T3Pi5 https://t.co/UvHBpm0WY8

Intimate partner violence is the most common form of violence experienced by women globally. https://t.co/ISvKgeUenF #16days #orangetheworld https://t.co/taQGADiJlq

RT @ilo: Modern slavery affects everyone. Profits per victim of forced labour are far, far higher in developed countries than they are anyw…

We cannot achieve #GlobalGoals & make the 🌍 better for all while there are still people in moden slavery. Sunday is Intl #EndSlavery Day: https://t.co/p3aGjSp0ft https://t.co/UhXVu2QTC3

2 Dec 2017

Top officials from across the United Nations system called on Saturday for the Saudi-led coalition to fully lift its blockade of Yemen's Red Sea ports, warning that unless commercial imports are resumed, “the threat of widespread famine in a matter of months is very real.”

United Nations Audio
1 Dec 2017
Bill McAndrews (right), Vice President of BMW Group Communications, speaking to May Yaacoub (left) at UN Headquarters in NY. Photo: UN News/Nabil Midani Intercultural innovators are not uncommon around UN Headquarters in New York, but it's not every day they arrive courtesy of one of the world's leading car...

RT @UN_Women: How can WE change minds to end violence against women? Poll: https://t.co/MDbgNNDWYa #16days #changingmindstoEVAW #SayNoSto

There are more slaves today than at any other time in history. Saturday is #EndSlavery Day. https://t.co/IsXEmy7wPz

RT @UNHumanRights: How do youth minorities fight stereotypes, defend their community's rights & change unfair aspects of society? @reevesjl

Thanks UN Messenger of Peace Charlize Theron for continued support & commitment to #GlobalGoals & more. https://t.co/mOZiBA9zKS

1 Dec 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday condemned the terrorist attack against a university dormitory in northern Pakistan that killed at least nine people and injured many others.

1 Dec 2017

A Global Compact on migration has to be “truly global” but it also has to take into account the regional specificities given the very diverse nature of the phenomenon, a senior United Nations official on international migration has said.

1 Dec 2017

"I contracted HIV before the discovery of the virus," Eric Sawyer began, as he told his story to an audience of nearly 50,000 gathered in New York’s Central Park earlier this year. The cheers and applause his heartfelt speech received would have been unimaginable three decades ago.

1 Dec 2017

Top stories from UN News this week: Global Humanitarian Appeal Enhancing social protection World AIDS Day Read more on UN News: www.un.org/news/

Modern slavery is all around us, but most people don't even realize it. On Saturday's Intl #EndSlavery Day, see how you can make a difference: https://t.co/r0QB0LPERF #50FF https://t.co/Gb2MoRs2mV

1 Dec 2017

Highlights of UN events during the week of 3 December 2017: International Day of Persons with Disabilities UN Environment Assembly on the theme of pollution Preparatory meeting for global conference on migration Human Rights Council holds special session on Myanmar More to follow on UN News: www.un.org/news/

RT @UN_Spokesperson: The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack against a university dormitory in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.…

1 Dec 2017

Over 1,000 ex-fighters in the conflict-riddled Central African Republic (CAR) have traded their weapons for farming equipment, as part of a United Nations initiative, according to the United Nations agriculture agency.

1 Dec 2017

Remarks by Gopal Mitra, UNICEF Programme Specialist (Children with Disabilities in the Disability Section, Programme Division), at the "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all" event on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities #IDPD [CART service included]

Secretary-General
António Guterres
Secretary-General
António Guterres
United Nations Audio
1 Dec 2017
On World AIDS Day, UNAIDS warns that men are less likely to access HIV treatment and more likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses. Source: UNAIDS Global HIV/AIDS response still "lagging behind" despite progress Despite major progress on ending the AIDS epidemic, parts of the global response to battling the HIV virus are...
1 Dec 2017

Changes in traditional media and growing use of social media are offering new avenues for “migrant-led” media and journalism as well as a unique opportunity for migrants to highlight their concerns and contributions – in their own words – the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said.

1 Dec 2017

Press Conference by H.E. Mr. Koro Bessho, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of December, on the programme of work of the Security Council in December. Learn more about the programme of work of the Council:http://www.un.org/en/sc/programme/monthly.shtml

1 Dec 2017

With millions displaced within the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and thousands more forced to flee across the border into Zambia, the United Nations refugee agency is appealing for urgent resources to make sure that relief programmes – hanging on by threads – do not collapse.

1 Dec 2017

Members of the American Indian Community from South Dakota perform at the start of the meeting during the special event on "Building future Societies for All", held in observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December). The event was co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Bulgaria, Ecuador,...

1 Dec 2017

Members of the American Indian Community from South Dakota perform at the start of the meeting during the special event on "Building future Societies for All", held in observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December). The event was co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Bulgaria, Ecuador,...

1 Dec 2017

Daniela Bas, Director of the Division for Social Policy and Developement at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) shakes hands with members of the American Indian Community from South Dakota at the during the special event on "Building Future Societies for All", held in observance of the...

RT @antonioguterres: 21 million people living with HIV now have access to treatment. With rising momentum and hope, let’s press ahead to en…

In 2018, @UNOCHA predicts that conflict will remain the main driver of humanitarian needs, while natural disasters will also cause many people to need emergency aid. https://t.co/z4eifdKfcL

1 Dec 2017

The United Nations migration agency plans to fly 15,000 more migrants home from detention centres in Libya before year-end in the wake of shocking reports of rampant migrant abuse and squalid and overcrowded conditions at these facilities across the North African country.

1 Dec 2017

Press conference by Mr. Simon Bland, Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) New York Office, on the occasion of World AIDS Day

1 Dec 2017

Maher Nasser, Director of the Outreach Division of the UN Department of Public Information (DPI), makes remarks during a special event on “The Right to Health”, convened in observance of World AIDS Day (1 December). The event was co-organized by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the NGO Relations,...

1 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) meets with (left to right) Yousef Jhail, Permanent Representative of Kuwait to the World Food Programme (WFP) and President of the WFP Executive Board; Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates and President of the Executive Board of UN Women; Walton...

1 Dec 2017

Miroslav Lajčák, President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, makes remarks during the special event on "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all", held in observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December). The event was co-organized by the Permanent...

1 Dec 2017

A general view of the special event on "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all", held in observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December). The event was co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Bulgaria, Ecuador, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea, the Department...

1 Dec 2017

Omar Hilale (left), Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations, presides over the sixty-first plenary meeting of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly. On the right is Ruth de Miranda, Director of the General Assembly and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Affairs Division.

1 Dec 2017

Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta, Permanent Representative of Egypt, presents a draft resolution on the culture of peace during the sixty-first plenary meeting of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly. Debate on the item is scheduled for 6 December.

1 Dec 2017

Omar Hilale (on screen), Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations, presides over the sixty-first plenary meeting of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly. On the right is Ruth de Miranda, Director of the General Assembly and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Affairs Division.

1 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

RT @UN_Women: To ensure women and girls can use life-saving HIV prevention and treatment services, ending stigma and discrimination in heal…

1 Dec 2017

Daily Press Briefing: AIDS Day, DSG Travels, Senior Personnel Appointment, Humanitarian, Migration, Syria, Turkey, Zambia, Press Conference Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General Highlights: ------------------ - ON WORLD AIDS DAY, SECRETARY-GENERAL URGES RENEWED COMMITMENT TO MAKE EPIDEMIC ‘A...

United Nations Audio
1 Dec 2017
Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn and Daniel Johnson. In today’s programme: It's World AIDS Day and we hear why men are critical to ending the epidemic by 2030; and: A senior UN official tells us a proposed international agreement on migration must be "truly...
United Nations Audio
1 Dec 2017
A child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock told journalists in Geneva. Photo: OCHA/Gilles Clarke $22.5 billion needed to help 91 million people in 2018: UN relief chief A record level of aid funding – more than $22.5 billion – is needed to deliver lifesaving assistance around the...
United Nations Audio
1 Dec 2017
During "The Right to Health" event, in observance of World AIDS Day, participants engage in an AIDS knowledge-testing exercise. UN News/Elizabeth Scaffidi Ambitions of zero infections, zero deaths and zero stigma when it comes to AIDS cannot be achieved without addressing worrying trends seen with men. That's the view of...

Welcome to the UN family @deespeak! As the new @UNEP Goodwill Ambassador for India, Dia will help raise awareness of environmental issues.https://t.co/KGPrGlp0gL

1 Dec 2017

A record level of aid funding – more than $22.5 billion – is needed to deliver lifesaving assistance around the world in 2018, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator said on Friday.

1 Dec 2017

Simon Bland, Director of the New York Office of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), briefs journalists on the occasion of World AIDS Day (1 December).

RT @WHO: Today is #WorldAIDSDay! Universal health coverage means that no one misses out on #HIV prevention and treatment #EverybodyCounts h…

United Nations Audio
1 Dec 2017
Louise Arbour, UN Special Representative for International Migration. UN News/Elizabeth Scaffidi Governments now understand that their national migration policies cannot work unless they fit into an international model. That's the message from the UN Special Representative for International Migration, Louise Arbour. Over the...

RT @ilo: Everyone has a right to HIV prevention & should be able to access prevention methods that fit their lives. See how the workplace c…

1 Dec 2017

Georgi Panayotov, Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the UN, addresses the special event on "Building Future Societies for All", held in observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December).Also pictured, left to right: Daniela Bas, Director of Social Policy and Development Division at the...

1 Dec 2017

Joanne Adamson, Deputy Head of Delegation European Union, addresses the special event on "Building Future Societies for All", held in observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December).Also pictured: Georgi Panayotov, Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the UN.

AIDS-related deaths have almost halved since 2005 but 17M people living with HIV still don't have access to treatment. Friday is #WorldAIDSDay: https://t.co/lmTsWxSRvR https://t.co/gvkwxjfbpY

RT @Refugees: What's it like to bear witness to the #Rohingya crisis? 🎧 Plug in your headphones and listen to Roger Arnold's experience: h…

1 Dec 2017

Daniela Bas (left), Director of Social Policy and Development Division at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), addresses the special event on "Building Future Societies for All", held in observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December).Also pictured, left to right:...

Secretary-General
António Guterres
1 Dec 2017

Friday: @JapanMissionUN takes on rotating Security Council presidency for the month of December https://t.co/52qL1vMcxM

1 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Børge Brende, President of the World Economic Forum.

1 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.

1 Dec 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (left) meets with Laya Joneydi, Vice President for Legal Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

1 Dec 2017

Kazi Afzalur Rahman, Deputy Representative of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) New York Liaison Office, addresses the the special event on "Building Future Societies for All", held in observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December).

1 Dec 2017

A partial view of the New York City skyline, including the iconic Chrysler Building (left) as seen from the Secretary-General's conference room.

RT @UNICEF: 👏👏👏 Congratulations Sona! Your climate change fighting superhero ‘Light’ will come to life in a comic on #EarthDay. #ClimateC…

RT @UNAIDS: On #WorldAIDSDay, new UNAIDS report warns that men are less likely to access HIV treatment and more likely to die of AIDS-relat…

Achieving #GlobalGoals, which include ending the AIDS epidemic, depends heavily on ensuring the right to health. On #WorldAIDSDay see how you can support #Myrighttohealth: https://t.co/HstPS1TAB0 https://t.co/FFidenVdBf

RT @UNAIDS: When girls stay in school, they are less likely to marry early and their risk of acquiring HIV decreases. #Myrighttohealth = a…

1 Dec 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Rafael Darío Ramírez Carreño, Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Repubic of Venezuela.

Ahead of key meeting on migration in Mexico, @UNICEF appeals to 🌎 leaders to take action to keep #ChildrenUprooted safe & protect their rights. https://t.co/E7qi71znUBhttps://t.co/aUuD7qTPsR

RT @WHO: All cigarettes cause cancer, lung disease, heart attacks and premature death. Say #NoTobacco! 🚭 https://t.co/v3DWxm3Vdl https://t.…

1.8 million people acquire HIV every year. #Myrighttohealth means access to HIV prevention. More from @UNAIDS on Friday's #WorldAIDSDay➡️ https://t.co/HstPS1TAB0 https://t.co/yeM46Gjcb1

1 Dec 2017

The world will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – which include the target of ending AIDS by 2030 – without people attaining their right to health, the United Nations said Friday, marking World AIDS Day with a strong appeal for the full realization of this fundamental right by everyone, everywhere.

RT @UNFPA: See how we’re using solar-powered lanterns to light the way to shared toilets and significantly reduce the risk of #ViolenceAgai

30 Nov 2017

He is one of the longest-term survivors of HIV/AIDS. After losing loved ones to AIDS, he joined the front lines of a movement that later changed the world’s response to HIV/AIDS. This is the story of Eric Sawyer and his fight against the AIDS epidemic since the 1980s. 21st Century: Episode # 132 Producer: Bingying...

“We have always been a country with an open door. The symbol of the United States is the Statue of Liberty, not barbed wire or walls.” -- U.S. veteran Scott Cooper https://t.co/eIhavwjX50

30 Nov 2017

Previewing what he said will be “not just a normal round of talks,” Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, insisted Thursday there should be no preconditions heading into the current round of discussions aimed at resolving the over six-year-long Syrian conflict that has resulted in immense human suffering.

RT @UNHumanRights: "Are your business operations damaging the environment? Are your products harming people? That harm caused to others may…

30 Nov 2017

The Security Council on Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the signing and entry-into-force of the peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC-EP).

United Nations Audio
30 Nov 2017
Bruce McCarron, Director of the Office of Operations, Legal and Technology Services at UNDP. UN News/Runa A  Space technology helping UNDP improve the lives of people in need Space-based applications and technologies are helping the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)  to deliver its projects in a faster, more...

Friday's #WorldAIDSDay focuses on the challenges people around the world face in exercising their right to health: https://t.co/HstPS2bbsy #myrighttohealth https://t.co/vem51INQkm

30 Nov 2017

On the last day of the Global Expo, the Director of the UN Office for South-South Cooperation, Jorge Chediek, highlighted the importance of strengthened partnerships and cooperation agreements to achieving sustainable development.

30 Nov 2017

With the reality of climate change becoming more real by the day, including its impact on food sources, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is urging communities around the world not to take the prickly cactus for granted.

RT @ilo: Globally, only 35% of children have access to #socialprotection. There are still 1.3 billion children unprotected worldwide. Explo…

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30 Nov 2017
Staffan de Mistura, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria briefs the press during the Intra-Syrian talks, Geneva. 30 November 2017. Photo: UN Geneva/ Violaine Martin The latest UN push to bring Syria's warring parties to the negotiating table is "not just a normal round of talks", Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on...
30 Nov 2017

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday today focused its attention on global efforts to stop the traffic in and destruction of cultural property, with the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) laying out steps to protect cultural heritage and ensure that it can serve “as a source...

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30 Nov 2017
Jorge Chediek, Director of UNOSSC, during the closing ceremony of the Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD). Photo: UN News/Laura Quiñones South-South expo draws to a close Representatives from southern hemisphere countries have underscored their commitment to strengthening partnerships and cooperation to achieve global...

Respect Safety Dignity for all. Let’s #JoinTogether in the fight against xenophobia & discrimination: https://t.co/O1EgeC9Ml8 https://t.co/jRUcQbzfLW

30 Nov 2017

The Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD) wrapped up on Thursday in Antalya, Turkey, with delegations from dozens of countries, key international organizations, and United Nations agencies reaffirming their commitment to strengthening partnerships and cooperation agreements to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

30 Nov 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Syria, Security Council, Iraq, Yemen, Mali, Somalia, Migration, Cactus, Press Encounters Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: ------------------ - U.N. OFFICIALS HIGHLIGHT IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING CULTURAL HERITAGE DURING CONFLICT - EFFORTS TO COUNTER...

30 Nov 2017

Sebastiano Cardi, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for November, briefs journalists for the last time during his Presidency, following a Security Council meeting on the maintenance of international peace and security, specifically destruction and trafficking of...

30 Nov 2017

Sebastiano Cardi (left), Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for November, briefs journalists for the last time during his Presidency, following a Security Council meeting on the maintenance of international peace and security, specifically destruction and trafficking...

RT @UNESCO: "Resolution 2347 resulted in growing efforts to document & protect #CulturalHeritage at risk. I reaffirm @UNESCO’s commitment…

30 Nov 2017

A United Nations-managed humanitarian emergency fund has allocated $70 million to strife-ridden Yemen, enabling critical life-saving relief operations across large parts of the country.

30 Nov 2017

Remarks by Ms. Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), on destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage by terrorist groups and in situations of armed conflict (in connection with the agenda item "Maintenance of international peace and security"),...

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30 Nov 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: Hopes are rising for the evacuation of thousands from the besieged suburban enclave which the UN says is now the "eye of the hurricane" in Syria's civil war; and: We'll hear from the...
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30 Nov 2017
Ahmed Hussein Ahmed, Regional Advisor for the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). UN News/Maoqi Li The UN plays a "dynamic" role as a "knowledge-broker" bringing together governments, experts and the private sector to help development in the southern hemisphere. That's according to Ahmed Hussein Ahmed, Regional...

Then and now: resident peacocks at the Palais des Nations in Switzerland. You can still see them roam freely at @UNGeneva 👉 https://t.co/ZyPJpVllaK https://t.co/p73DY8ayyw

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30 Nov 2017
Rohingya children wait in crowded conditions for food distribution at Mainnerghona refugee settlement in Bangladesh. © UNHCR/Roger Arnold Put children at centre of global migration agreements: UNICEF Commitments to protect children should be central to global agreements on migration and refugees. That's the opinion expressed...
30 Nov 2017

Krishna, illustrator of "UNtold: The Real Story of the United Nations in Peace and War", addresses an event held for the book launch.

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30 Nov 2017
Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientificand Cultural Organization (UNESCO) briefing the Security Council on 30 November. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Efforts need to be stepped up to prevent terrorist groups from destroying and trafficking cultural heritage during conflict situations, the UN...
30 Nov 2017

Krishna (centre right), illustrator of "UNtold: The Real Story of the United Nations in Peace and War", addresses an event held for the book launch. Seated next to him is Ian Williams, the book's author.

30 Nov 2017

Audrey Azoulay (right), Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientificand Cultural Organization (UNESCO), briefs journalists following a Security Council meeting on the maintenance of international peace and security, specifically destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage by terrorist groups and in...

30 Nov 2017

Audrey Azoulay (right), Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientificand Cultural Organization (UNESCO), briefs journalists following a Security Council meeting on the maintenance of international peace and security, specifically destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage by terrorist groups and in...

30 Nov 2017

Sebastiano Cardi, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations, and President of the Security Council for November, briefs journalists following a Security Council meeting on the maintenance of international peace and security, specifically destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage by terrorist groups and...

30 Nov 2017

Ian Williams, author of "UNtold: The Real Story of the United Nations in Peace and War", addresses an event held for the book launch.

30 Nov 2017

Ian Williams (left), author of "UNtold: The Real Story of the United Nations in Peace and War", addresses an event held for the book launch. Seated next to him is Kirhsna, the book's illustrator.

RT @UNICEF: Refugee & migrant children are not a lost cause. There are solutions to protect their futures. Check out our new report → h…

Now: Security Council meeting on destruction & trafficking of cultural heritage by terrorist groups & in armed conflict. Watch: https://t.co/WhwXXmUzNN

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30 Nov 2017
UN Special Advisor Jan Egeland briefs journalists after a Humanitarian Access Task Force meeting in Geneva. Photo: UN Photo/Violaine Martin "Several countries" with influence on the Syrian conflict have said that they will do "all that they can" to ensure the evacuation of hundreds of critically ill men, women and children...

From Rwanda to Thailand, people everywhere help #OrangeTheWorld & take a stand to end violence against women! More 📷 from @UN_Women here: https://t.co/5HDER9PII5 #16days https://t.co/QlZxT47QYh

30 Nov 2017

Young women in South Africa are becoming infected with HIV at more than twice the rate of young men. We meet the young activist who is determined to use her own experience of living with HIV to change that trend. A Rooftop production for UN Video Producer : Michelle Raye Drake Videographer : James Collins Editors:James...

30 Nov 2017

Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientificand Cultural Organization (UNESCO), briefs journalists following a Security Council meeting on the maintenance of international peace and security, specifically destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage by terrorist groups and in situations of armed conflict.

RT @UNYouthEnvoy: ⚡️Starting today at the Human Rights Council: @UNHumanRights Forum on Minority Issues w/ a special focus on minority yout…

RT @UNGeneva: Meet "Miss", the female Labrador of the K9 Unit, the Specialized unit for explosives detection @UNGeneva. 🐕 She will play a g…

30 Nov 2017

Sebastiano Cardi, Permanent Representative of Italy to the UN and President of the Security Council for November, chairs the Council’s meeting on the latest launch of the ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

30 Nov 2017

Yury Fedotov (on left of screen), Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), briefs the Security Council via video link on the maintenance of international peace and security, specifically destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage by terrorist groups and in situations of armed conflict.

30 Nov 2017

A wide view as Yury Fedotov (on left of screens), Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), briefs the Security Council via video link on the maintenance of international peace and security, specifically destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage by terrorist groups and in situations of armed conflict.

30 Nov 2017

A wide view as Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), briefs the Security Council on the maintenance of international peace and security, specifically destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage by terrorist groups and in situations of armed conflict.

3 refugee chefs from Yemen, Syria & Iran cooked lunch for students in France, introducing new flavours as well as information about @Refugeeshttps://t.co/nuAGKqAyXL

RT @UNFPA: Tatiana’s family was torn apart by her husband’s abuse. He is now out of the picture, but she is still trying to rebuild their s…

30 Nov 2017

Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientificand Cultural Organization (UNESCO), briefs the Security Council on the maintenance of international peace and security, specifically destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage by terrorist groups and in situations of armed conflict.

30 Nov 2017

Participants during the 60th plenary meeting of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly on the Question of Palestine and the report of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP).

30 Nov 2017

Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz (left), Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the UN, presides over the 60th plenary meeting of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly on the Question of Palestine and the report of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian...

30 Nov 2017

Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz (on screens), Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the UN, presides over the 60th plenary meeting of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly on the Question of Palestine and the report of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP).

30 Nov 2017

Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office, briefs the Security Council on the maintenance of international peace and security, specifically destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage by terrorist groups and in situations of armed conflict.

30 Nov 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on maintenance of international peace and security, specifically destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage by terrorist groups and in situations of armed conflict.

In Yemen, lack of immediate & unhindered access to people who urgently need food assistance means that millions are on the brink of famine. To save more lives, more access is needed. https://t.co/o5TgLDUYBf https://t.co/Spo2bfpkyF

RT @unwomeneca: How can #southsouthcooperation lead by examples in promoting women's empowerment? Learn more from @mkabir2011: https://t.co

13.1 million people require humanitarian assistance in Syria. Entering 7th year of crisis, the scale, severity & complexity of needs remain overwhelming. More info via @UNOCHA here: https://t.co/06C0Yq0WML https://t.co/rCsUtqztzV

30 Nov 2017

The rights, protection and wellbeing of uprooted children should be central commitments of global migration policies, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, as it released a new report prior to a meeting next week on safe, regular and orderly migration.

RT @UNIDO: The Industrial Development Report 2018 was launched at #UNIDOGC, click for key findings and the full report here: https://t.co/8

The importance of regional organizations grows with every decade that passes -- @antonioguterres at AU-EU Summit in Côte d'Ivoire https://t.co/foIpTsIKJ2 https://t.co/EFvNN6tdY6

RT @UNmigration: 2 weeks 30 movies 100 countries Learn more about the Global #migFEST ➡ https://t.co/tNvW9ZAhsD https://t.co/r41BSmtomB

29 Nov 2017

Substandard or fake medicines that fail to prevent and cure disease – and could even cause death – are becoming more and more prevalent, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, calling on Governments to take urgent actions to tackle this global problem.

29 Nov 2017

More than half of the global population – some four billion people – have no social security protection, UN labour experts said on Wednesday.

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29 Nov 2017
The Security Council meeting in the morning of 29 November, 2017. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Security Council unity is "critical" to help find a diplomatic solution to escalating military tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons programme. That's the view of the UN political affairs chief, Jeffrey Feltman, who briefed the...

Tech against terrorism: @UN_CTED and information technology companies launch #KnowledgeSharingPlatform to tackle terrorist exploitation of the Internet. https://t.co/u83Z5GwmlV https://t.co/O14YAlIdFb

29 Nov 2017

The UN’s World Health Organization flagged global funding shortages, which have resulted in coverage gaps for malaria treatment and life-saving tools. More work is needed to reduce the cases of malaria and mortality rates by at least 40 per cent by 2020. More at UN News: http://bit.ly/2ke7Bis

29 Nov 2017

Remarks by Mr. Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Non-proliferation/Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the 8118th meeting of the Security Council

29 Nov 2017

Informal comments to the media by Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

29 Nov 2017

Informal comments to the media by Francois Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations, on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

29 Nov 2017

The most senior United Nations official in South Sudan has condemned the “horrific” killing of some 45 civilians in the Jonglei region on Tuesday when a Murle ethnic group attacked a Dinka village.

Starting soon: Security Council meeting on non-proliferation & the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Watch live: https://t.co/iuT9bIBp48

29 Nov 2017

Maged Abdelaziz, Permanent Observer for the League of Arab States (LAS), delivers a statement on behalf of Ahmed About Gheit, Secretary-General of the LAS, at a special meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, held to mark of the International Day of Solidarity with the...

29 Nov 2017

Amrith Rohan Perera, Permanent Representative of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the United Nations and Chairman of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories, addresses a special meeting of the...

29 Nov 2017

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Where does the World stand? The latest facts and figures on global progress towards ending HIV/AIDS as a public health threat - and the work that still needs to be done. Here’s a short explainer. Producer:Francis Mead Editor: Benjamin Lybrand

RT @ilo: NEW REPORT: 4 billion people worldwide are left without #socialprotection. Explore the World Social Protection Report 2017-19. htt…

29 Nov 2017

The United Nations refugee agency has welcomed the decision by the Libyan authorities to set up a “transit and departure facility” in Tripoli for refugees and migrants in need of international protection – an initiative that offers viable alternatives to their dangerous journeys along the Central Mediterranean route.

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29 Nov 2017
According to data from the Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC), released by IOM on 28 November 2017, family members are linked to nearly half of all identified cases of child trafficking. UN Photo/Tobin Jones Family is assumed to be a protective structure, but this is not always the case. That's the view of Harry...
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29 Nov 2017
Even the world’s poorest countries have “a range of options” to improve social welfare, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder told journalists in Geneva. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel Johnson More than half of the global population – four billion people – have no social security protection, UN employment experts said on Wednesday. In a...
29 Nov 2017

The Question of Palestine is inextricably linked with the history of the United Nations and is one of the longest-standing issues on the Organization's agenda, United Nations Secretary-General António said in his message commemorating the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

29 Nov 2017

Media Stakeout by H.E. Mr. Sebastiano Cardi, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of November, on Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)

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29 Nov 2017
Bruce McCarron, Director of the Office of Operations, Legal and Technology Services at UNDP. UN News/Runa A Space-based applications and technologies are helping the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to deliver its projects in a faster, more efficient and safer way, according to a senior official there. Bruce McCarron,...
Secretary-General
António Guterres
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29 Nov 2017
A woman putting up a mosquito bednet in Tanzania. Photo: WHO/S. Hollyman Progress stalls on ending malaria: WHO Progress "has stalled" in the fight against malaria, which still kills more than 440,000 people each year, according to the 2017 World Malaria Report, published by the World Health Organization (WHO) on...
29 Nov 2017

The conflict in Syria – now into its seventh year, longer than World War II – continues to ratchet up misery on its people, with millions living in besieged and hard-to-reach areas, a third of the country’s children out of school, and over half of its health facilities rendered inoperable, the United Nations top relief official said today.

Starting now: #UNGA meeting on the question of Palestine & on the situation in the Middle East. Watch live: https://t.co/WhwXXmCYWf

29 Nov 2017

With actors from the Global South increasingly among the frontline responders in fragile and protracted crises, fully leveraging the comparative advantage of South-South cooperation has the potential to have great humanitarian and development impact, a senior United National relief official said Wednesday.

RT @antonioguterres: We need to change our relationship with Africa and establish a new platform for cooperation that recognizes the enormo…

The Intercultural Innovation Award identifies & supports projects that promote intercultural dialogue & inclusive societies. #iiawardNYC Details: https://t.co/c8f9tttCGn https://t.co/20xd4kRbcQ

29 Nov 2017

Daily Press Briefing: Cote D'Ivoire, DPR Korea, Syria, Yemen, South Sudan, Libya, Palestine, Malaria, Animal Protection. Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: ---------------- - U.N., AFRICAN UNION AND EUROPEAN UNION SET UP JOINT TASK FORCE TO PROTECT REFUGEES, MIGRANTS -...

29 Nov 2017

Briefing by Mr. Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA), on the situation in the Middle East (Syria).

29 Nov 2017

Alanna Armitage, the UNFPA Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, highlights the goal of new initiative, which was launched during the Global South-South Development Expo 2017.

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29 Nov 2017
Ursula Mueller, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator. UN News/Maoqi Li An increasing number of countries in the southern hemisphere are contributing to global humanitarian efforts, which the UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator considers an "encouraging"...
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29 Nov 2017
Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today's programme: We hear from a member of an international expert panel that will advise the UN chief on mediation efforts; and: An online database aims to protect domestic livestock from extinction.

RT @UNICEF: Violence. Restricted humanitarian access. Skyrocketing food prices. Child malnutrition levels have increased sharply in besieg…

29 Nov 2017

After unprecedented global success in controlling malaria, progress has stalled, the United Nations health agency reported Wednesday, citing an estimated five million more cases in 2016 than in 2015, and around 445,000 deaths.

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29 Nov 2017
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe End conflict by establishing an independent Palestine, urges Guterres "Now is the time" to end decades of conflict by establishing an independent Palestinian State, "living side by side in peace and security with the State of Israel", said...
Secretary-General
António Guterres

After unprecedented global success in malaria control, progress has stalled. We need to do more to #EndMalaria Read the new @WHO report: https://t.co/CGy56Iu47a https://t.co/GqHE4FzLBk

29 Nov 2017

Andrew Gilmour (right), Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, addresses a special meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, held to mark of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (29 November).At left, Riyad H. Mansour, Permanent Observer of...

United Nations Audio
29 Nov 2017
A row of cattle waiting to be fed at the National Livestock Development Board Farm in Mahaberiyathenna, Sri Lanka. Photo: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Safeguarding livestock diversity is the objective of the latest version of an online database launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The goal is...
29 Nov 2017

Mounzer Mounzer, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East (Syria).

29 Nov 2017

Michele J. Sison, Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East (Syria).

29 Nov 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (left) meets with Jan Eliasson, former Deputy Secretary-General.

29 Nov 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed addresses a special meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, held to mark of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (29 November).

29 Nov 2017

Miroslav Lajvak, President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, addresses a special meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, held to mark of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (29 November).

29 Nov 2017

Fodé Seck, Permanent Representative of Senegal to the United Nations and Chair of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP) addresses a special meeting of the CEIRPP, held to mark of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (29 November).

29 Nov 2017

Vassily Alekseevich Nebenzia, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East (Syria).

RT @UNEP: .@UN Special Envoy for the Ocean @ThomsonFiji will be working to advance the fight for #CleanSeas at the Environment Assembly.…

29 Nov 2017

Mounzer Mounzer, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations, takes his seat prior to addressing the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East (Syria).

29 Nov 2017

Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, during the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East (Syria).

29 Nov 2017

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

29 Nov 2017

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

29 Nov 2017

Mark Lowcock (top right on dais), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, briefs the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria.

Secretary-General
António Guterres
29 Nov 2017

Cho Tae-yul, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the UN, addresses the Security Council meeting on the latest launch of the ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

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

29 Nov 2017

Wu Haitao, Deputy Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the UN, addresses the Security Council meeting on the latest launch of the ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Meet Yemeni engineer @obadokhon, one of #YoungChamps of the Earth, who is improving 1000s of livelihoods in his homeland. https://t.co/RqIEM5IgXx

RT @Refugees: LGBTI people fleeing persecution face complex challenges + threats at all stages of displacement. https://t.co/nwr95bvuoA #16

29 Nov 2017

Nikki Haley, Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN, addresses the Security Council meeting on the latest launch of the ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

29 Nov 2017

Koro Bessho, Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN, addresses the Security Council meeting on the latest launch of the ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

29 Nov 2017

Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, addresses the Security Council meeting on the latest launch of the ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

29 Nov 2017

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the latest launch of the ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

29 Nov 2017

Sebastiano Cardi, Permanent Representative of Italy to the UN and President of the Security Council for November, chairs the Council’s meeting on the latest launch of the ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

29 Nov 2017

Cho Tae-yul, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the UN, addresses the Security Council meeting on the latest launch of the ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), addresses the Security Council meeting on the latest launch of the ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

RT @Refugees: This amazing shelter in Mexico has an open door policy – people can stay for as long as they need to. #RefugeesWelcome https:…

29 Nov 2017

Observers at a special meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, held to mark of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (29 November).

29 Nov 2017

Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed meets with Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore.

Now is the time to end the conflict by establishing an independent Palestinian State, living side by side in peace & security with the State of Israel - @antonioguterres on Wednesday's #PalestineDay. https://t.co/eWcbldutfr https://t.co/3cpi3YZPhk

29 Nov 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (on screen) addresses a special meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, held to mark of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (29 November).

29 Nov 2017

Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International, addresses a special meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, held to mark of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (29 November).

29 Nov 2017

Observers at a special meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, held to mark of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (29 November).

29 Nov 2017

Ahmad Tibi, Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset), addresses a special meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, held to mark of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (29 November).

29 Nov 2017

Louise Sharene Bailey, Charge d'Affaires of the Permanent Observer Mission of the African Union to the United States, addresses a special meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, held to mark of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (29 November).

29 Nov 2017

Shaher Awawdeh, Deputy Permanent Observer of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) delivers a statement on behalf of Yousef Al Othaimeen, Secretary-General of the OIC, during a special meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, held to mark of the International Day...

29 Nov 2017

Henry Suárez, Alternate Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations, delivers a statement on behalf of Nicolás Maduro Moros, President of Venezuela, during a special meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, held to mark of the International...

RT @unfoundation: From new efforts to prevent child soldier recruitment to fighting gender-based violence with technology, @UNPeacekeeping

In El Salvador, @UNICEF assists with cases of displacement and forced migration, helping place vulnerable families in safe houses. https://t.co/QJ1gJUuYv5

RT @UNFPA#ViolenceAgainstWomen is a global epidemic. As the world observes the #16Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, we are…

On Wednesday's #PalestineDay, see how you can support the work of @UNRWA: https://t.co/GUOjPkgErM https://t.co/OwCvbFBYr4

29 Nov 2017

The importance of regional organizations grows with every decade that passes as they are essential to face the difficult challenges that threaten the world, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Wednesday at the African Union-European Union Summit in Côte d'Ivoire.

29 Nov 2017

As temperatures plummet across eastern Ukraine, many – including the elderly – who fled their homes following hostilities are forced to return to their original place of residence due to lack of jobs and money to pay rent in the places they were sheltering, the United Nations migration agency has reported.

29 Nov 2017

Following the latest ballistic missile launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which its official media claimed is “capable of striking the whole mainland of the United States,” the top United Nations political affairs official on Wednesday urged Security Council members to unite in preventing an escalation.

United Nations Audio
28 Nov 2017
Tarja Halonen, former President of Finland and member of the Secretary-General’s High-level Advisory Board on Mediation. UN News/Alban Mendez de Leon A new high-level board to advise the UN chief on mediation efforts around the world is aiming to turn the focus away from talk of "hybrid wars" to "hybrid...

RT @UNEP: “Enough is enough.” @SuzannaOwiyo wants you to raise your voice and tell leaders at the Environment Assembly that it’s time to #

RT @UN_Spokesperson: The Secretary-General strongly condemns the launch of yet another ballistic missile by the DPRK. Read full statement:…

1 in 10 medical products in developing countries is substandard or falsified. This means that people are taking medicines that fail to treat or prevent disease. https://t.co/8dodDkNeBO

RT @UNmigration: Over 50% of #children who are trafficked are victims of sexual exploitation. First-ever global data portal on #humantraf

28 Nov 2017

With violent extremists having suffered defeats in Syria and Iraq, the international community must step up cooperation to address the complex problem of foreign terrorist fighters returning home or travelling to other regions, the head of the United Nations Office against Terrorism, Vladimir Voronkov, told the Security Council on Tuesday.