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Challenges facing the world: Secretary-General on the United Nations at 75

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On the eve of the 75th United Nations General Assembly, Secretary-General António Guterres offers insights into the challenges facing the world and the solutions offered by multilateralism. At a time of unprecedented ...

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...

Mosul: The Road to Recovery

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Three years of occupation by ISIL and a protracted military intervention to retake the area have left the once-thriving Old City of Mosul in northern Iraq devastated by conflict and explosive contamination. The Old Ci...

#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...

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.

We must act now – for people and our planet

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The world is facing challenges of an unprecedented nature. A polarized political landscape, worrisome signs of a global economic slow-down, growing inequalities, conflicts and a global environmental crisis. The eviden...

Planet or Plastic? The choice is yours!

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With more than 2,000 participants from all over the world, this year’s High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) was the largest global review of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals y...

Ralph Bunche: Hero for Peace

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A changemaker who was the first African American to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Ralph Bunche is considered the ‘Father of Peacekeeping’ for his contributions to the United Nations. And yet his is not a name many would ...

Bolivia: Climate Knowledge from the Ancestors

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Since ancient times, Bolivian farmers have been interpreting signs in their environment to understand and predict weather patterns. Now this knowledge is becoming a cornerstone in designing climate adaptation projects...

Why is COP24 So Important? – Conference on Climate Change

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COP24 is the informal name for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. At COP24 countries will finalize the Paris Agreement Implementation Guidelines. The UNF...

The Impacts of Global Warming of 1.5 °C – IPCC Special Report

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An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of c...

The People’s Seat: Speak up on climate change #TakeYourSeat

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The UN is launching a new seat – The People's Seat – that will give everyone a seat at the table at COP24, the UN Climate Change Conference happening this December. The People’s Seat will allow peopleto “virtually si...