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“2021 is a make-or-break year for collective action against the climate emergency” – UN Chief

" (...) Much more needs to be done to address the specific risks the climate crisis poses to peace and security. I see four priority areas. First, we need a greater focus on prevention through strong, ambitious climat...


UN Chief on the Climate Frontlines – Tuvalu

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres flew to the Pacific Island country of Tuvalu on the frontlines of the climate challenge. He called on all countries to change their policies to help halt the impacts. ...


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Add Your Voice

As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights marks its 70th anniversary, hear the voices of United Nations personnel as they recite some of its articles.


United Nations Year in Review 2017

The year 2017 marked a shift in leadership at the United Nations as Secretary-General António Guterres began his term at a time of heightened global challenges. The world's fastest-growing refugee crisis unfolded in M...


73rd UN General Assembly in 73 sec – Thu 27 Sep

General Debates continue through day 3; Spotlight is cast on femicide in Latin America; Security Council meets on North Korea.


The Race To Preserve History

The United Nations observes World Day of Audiovisual Heritage on October 27th. During the hot 2018 summer in New York Headquarters, a team of archivists worked around the clock to protect almost 40,000 records. Mor...


“We are in an unprecedented situation & normal rules no longer apply” – UN Chief

Facing a global health crisis “unlike any in the 75-year history of the United Nations,” Secretary-General António Guterres today (19 Mar) called for a “coordinated, decisive, and innovative policy action from the wor...


Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, 1920-2020

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...


2019 New Year’s Video Message – UN Secretary-General António Guterres

United Nations - Video message by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the occasion of the 2019 New Year. Dear fellow citizens of the world, I wish you a happy, peaceful and prosperous new year. Las...


UN Chief at the Closing of Climate Action Summit 2019

Closing remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General, at the Closing of Climate Action Summit 2019. Secretary-General António Guterres had warned world leaders not to come to his landmark Climate Action Summit with...


ISIL’s ‘legacy of terror’ in Iraq: UN verifies over 200 mass graves

A new United Nations report documents more than 200 mass grave sites where thousands of bodies lay. Victims describe the horror they endured during the 2014 ISIL attack in the region. ------------------------- T...


Kofi Annan: The United Nations mourns former Secretary-General

The United Nations is mourning the death of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who passed away peacefully after a short illness, on Saturday 18 August 2018. The renowned Ghanaian diplomat was 80 years old. ----- M...