2020 United Nations New Year Message

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Video message by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the occasion of the 2020 New Year. --- From here at the United Nations, I join you in welcoming the New Year. We enter 2020 with uncertainty and ...

#Youth4Disarmament event engages youth champions in disarmament issues

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Today’s world is home to the largest generation of youth in history: 1.8 billion people. Young people around the world have a crucial role to play in securing our common future. That is why the United Nations Office f...

Fight Against FGM (Female Genital Mutilation)

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Gambian activist Jaha Dukureh is a survivor of female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced child marriage. As UN Women’s Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa, she is committed to ending FGM by mobilizing youth and r...

Camila Coelho: using fashion for a cause

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The United Nations hosted fashion designer Michael Kors’ campaign, ‘‘Watch Hunger Stop", this Monday 21 October 2019. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) partners with Kors for the seventh year to help provi...

Secretary-General urging Member States to bring “concrete plans” to #UNGA (Interview)

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In an interview with UN News, Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the priorities of the upcoming High-Level week at the General Assembly. Notably, he urges world leaders to focus their political actions on cl...

Youth Envoy’s Message for International Youth Day

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The United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake delivers a message on the occasion of the International Youth Day (12 August). The theme for 2019 is "Transforming Education".

At Madrid Climate Conference, UN chief says solutions within reach

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Speaking at the Climate Conference in Madrid, UN Secretary-General António Guterres says the world can take the path of surrender, or path of hope. What full: Critical Juncture in Efforts to Limit Global Warming - UN...

Critical Juncture in Efforts to Limit Global Warming – UN Chief at UN Climate Change Conference

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Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations at the opening ceremony of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25). "The decisions we make here will ultimately define whether we choose a path of...

Stop natural hazards from becoming disasters

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Natural hazards don’t have to become disasters. With investments in resilient infrastructure, the world can protect communities and individuals from the devastation caused by earthquakes, tsunamis and other extreme we...


Financing for Development

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The United Nations General Assembly High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development marks the first four years of the international community’s pursuit of the sustainable development goals (SDG) and mobilizing resour...

Sustainable Fashion Tackling Climate Change and Gender Inequality

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Quid is a woman-led, eco-fashion social enterprise in Verona, Italy, that addresses climate change while responding to gender inequality by providing jobs for struggling women. The initiative recycles high-quality fab...

Women and Girls Excel in Science

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On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, meet female innovators who prove that all people can make a contribution in this field. Sharing their experiences, these accomplished women send a strong message...


Helping survivors of sexual violence in conflict

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The United Nations launched a Global Fund for survivors of sexual violence in conflict this Wednesday, 30 October 2019. The new initiative marks the tenth anniversary of its a Security Council mandate to eliminate ...

Stopping Hate Speech

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Words kill as surely as bullets, says Adama Dieng, the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. Bringing a historical perspective to current trends, he examines the roots of the problem and offers...

Children suffering grievous violations of their rights” – Human Rights chief

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Thousands of suspected foreign ISIL fighters and their families who are being held in detention in Syria and Iraq must treated fairly by their captors and taken back by their own countries, the UN High Commissioner fo...


UN Female Police Officer of the Year, Major Seynabou Diouf of Senegal

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31 Oct 2019 - Major Seynabou Diouf of the Senegal National Police has been selected as the 2019 United Nations Female Police Officer of the Year.

Zambian Female Peacekeepers in the Central African Republic

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The Female Engagement Team (FET), introduced by the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), aims to bridge the gaps that exist in restoring peace for...

Destined to be free – life of a Central African boy

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In the Central African Republic, a 17-year old boy escaped the militia that recruited him. ‘Ahmed’ – his name has been changed to protect his identity – sought refuge in a police cell. Since 2013, the country has been...