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Women Defend Peace in the Central African Republic

In the troubled Central African Republic, women organize to claim their rightful, prominent role in shaping the future of their families, communities and country. Lina Ekomo, a leader representing women nationally ...

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UN chief hears from a mother working on the pandemic’s frontlines

“In life, things wouldn’t always go as you wanted to but you have to learn how to roll with the punches,” frontline worker Peaches Dinnoo tells United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in their one-on-one con...

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Three years of Action for Peacekeeping (A4P)

28 March 2021 marks the third anniversary of Action for Peacekeeping, launched by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in 2018. Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) is a global partnership to strengthen UN Peac...

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SYRIA: Muzoon Almellehan, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Muzoon Almellehan fled the war in Syria at 14. Now a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, the UN Children’s Fund, she dedicates herself to helping children of her motherland. “Of course, talking is important,” she says, “b...

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António Guterres gets second vaccine shot

UN Secretary-General António Guterres received his second COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies in the Bronx, New York, on Friday (26 Feb). The Secretary-Generally has repeatedly calle...

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UNICEF ‘Pandemic Classroom’ at United Nations Headquarters

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres toured the UNICEF installation to draw attention to the ongoing tragedy of school closures due to COVID-19 lockdowns. Schools for more than 168 million children global...

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COVID-19 Vaccine – Côte d’Ivoire first African country to vaccinate with COVAX

Côte d’Ivoire became Friday 26 February the second country to receive a COVAX vaccine shipment. The West African country received 504,000 doses of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine. Philippe Poinsot, the United Nations Resi...

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Switching places : A top UN official interviews a journalist in Mali

The UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations has spent many hours being interviewed – but what happens when he switches seats with a journalist and starts asking the questions? Jean-Pierre Lacroix took the micr...

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World Food Programme receives the ‘People’s Prize’

The World Food Programme has received the Nobel Peace Prize. At an online ceremony named “The People’s Prize”, WFP Executive Director David Beasley said: “This Nobel Peace Prize is more than a thank you. It is a call ...

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Sudan: Historic Darfur peacekeeping mission ends

A historic peacekeeping operation in Darfur, Sudan winds down as leaders pledge continued support for the country’s people. This was the first and only hybrid mission in the 75-year history of the United Nations. A b...

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UN Peacekeeper Killed in Attack: Central African Republic

One United Nations peacekeeper was killed and another injured in an attack by armed elements in the Central African Republic. The Secretary-General strongly condemned the attack on the United Nations Multidimensional ...

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New UN Climate Change Initiatives

Initiatives born out of the UN 2019 Climate Summit are making progress in the fight against climate change, but much more still needs to be done. The Climate Action Alliance is leading the race to zero. The 2015 P...