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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...


“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...


“Yoga for well-being” – 7th International Day of Yoga

The Permanent Mission of India in New York is commemorating the 7th International Day of Yoga on June 21, 2021. The celebrations will be marked at a time when COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend lives and livelihoods...


#Youth4Disarmament event engages youth champions in disarmament issues

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...


2017 International Youth Day – UN Secretary-General and UN Youth Envoy

Video message for 2017 International Youth Day by António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, and Jayathma Wickramanayake, Envoy of the Secretary-General on Youth.


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...


2020 United Nations New Year Message

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 ...


73rd UN General Assembly in 73 sec – Fri 28 Sep

General Debates continue through day 5; Activists call for freedom of press; Darfur prepares for peacebuilding and more.


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.


73rd UN General Assembly in 73 sec – wrap of the week

General Debates wrapped up today; Almost 200 of heads of states, heads of governments, ministers and heads of delegations addressed the Assembly Hall. About 400 side events touched on health, migration, conflicts and ...


75th Anniversary of UN Charter

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...


A Survivor’s Journey for Justice: Eric Sawyer, AIDS Activist

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 h...