On Mandela Day, UN Chief Urges New Social Contract for New Era

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres gives the 18th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture virtually from New York. In an impassioned address, he challenges people and partners everywhere to combat the “inequality pandemic” a...

Weaving a Way to Independence

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In Kavumu, a village in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, a young woman found a way to change her life. Neema joined a community project, where she learned how to read and write as well as to weave baskets. Co...

75th Anniversary of UN Charter

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Today we face a global pandemic. Hoje enfrentamos uma pandemia global. Worldwide, people rightly raise their voices against racism. Confronting problems is a start. But we also have to solve them. We have a timele...

The Voyager Golden Record: A reminder that we are all connected

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The Voyager Golden Record shot into space in 1977 with a message from humanity to the cosmos – and decades later, it stands as a reminder that we are all connected. The United Nations displays a replica of the Golden...

Haiti: Quality Maternal Care with Midwives

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In Haiti, where maternal mortality rate remains the highest in the Western Hemisphere, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) works with partners to address the shortage of qualified midwives, who are a key pillar in improvin...

International Women’s Day – UN Chief (8 March 2020)

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Video message by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General on International Women's Day. Gender equality is fundamentally a question of power. Transforming the balance of power is essential, not o...

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, 1920-2020

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Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, who served as United Nations Secretary-General for a turbulent decade beginning in 1982, has left a legacy of peace around the world through his efforts to foster dialogue, bring parties toget...

How we can prevent tomorrow’s genocides – a conversation with war crimes expert, Theodor Meron

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Judge Theodor Meron is World War II survivor who fled Poland after the Nazis invaded in 1939. He would later become a Judge for UN International Criminal Tribunals. Judge Meron tells us about the importance of heeding...

UN Chief on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (17 June 2020)

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António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (17 June 2020) The health of humanity depends on the health of the planet. Today, our planet is ailing. Land degradation affe...

Senegal: Safeguarding the Future of Migratory Birds

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Every year, millions of migratory birds flock to the Senegal River Delta in West Africa for wintering grounds. There, a joint conservation project is underway. Known by its French acronym as “RESSOURCE”, the UN Food a...

United States: Passive House Building Technology

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One of the biggest causes of climate change may surprise you: emissions from buildings. In the United States many believe that changing the way we construct buildings can help heal the planet, with a new technology ca...

UN chief on climate change and COVID-19 at the Petersberg Virtual Dialogue (Berlin, Germany)

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António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) at the Petersberg Virtual Dialogue (Berlin, Germany) The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of our societies and economies to global shocks, such as disease or clima...


Women in Science: Preserving the Forest’s Treasures

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In the heart of the spectacular forests of Papua New Guinea, zoologist Grace Luke is on a team collecting data to reduce deforestation and forest degradation and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that negatively im...

Zero Budget Natural Farming: An Agricultural Revolution is Taking Shape in India

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Our story follows Satyavati – a young woman from the Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh, India, as she compels her community to adopt a farming practice that is revolutionizing small-scale farming across India. Zero Budge...

India: New Approach to Nutrition

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Malnutrition is a major problem for children in Madhya Pradesh, India. An innovative solution is improving nutrition in rural areas, where an International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) supported project is...

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...


Campaigning against Anti-Semitism: Online to Offline.

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Attacks on religious communities are on the rise, according to the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. One Jewish family in the USA struggles with the aftermath of a massacre at a synagogue and works to ...

The Voyager Golden Record: A reminder that we are all connected

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The Voyager Golden Record shot into space in 1977 with a message from humanity to the cosmos – and decades later, it stands as a reminder that we are all connected. The United Nations displays a replica of the Golden...

Music that Heals: Tatiana’s Story

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One of the oldest and most atrocious weapons of war is rape, but now the courage of survivors is creating a new transformation marked by healing, justice and peace. Ten years ago, Tatiana Mukanire survived a horrifica...

International Women’s Day – UN Chief (8 March 2020)

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Video message by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General on International Women's Day. Gender equality is fundamentally a question of power. Transforming the balance of power is essential, not o...


Lebanon: Austrian peacekeepers trains Lebanese firefighters

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The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) supports the Lebanese Civil Defense’s (LCD) response to fire hazards in south Lebanon, which is prone to fire hazards during the dry summer season. The Austrian fir...

Fighting trauma – Female Peacekeepers in Africa

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For the first time ever, Pakistan has deployed a Female Engagement Team (FET), to the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). The FET will provide vocational t...

Mali: Women Pilot the Way to Peace

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More than 200 UN peacekeepers have died in Mali since 2013. It is one of the world’s most dangerous countries. The UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) patrols large parts of Mali’s northern desert to monitor hos...

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.