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BTS Shine Spotlight on the United Nations as Envoys of the President of the Republic of Korea

BTS, the global sensation behind “Permission to Dance” and other megahits, brought their spotlight to the United Nations as the Republic of Korea’s Special Presidential Envoys for Future Generations and Culture. Th...

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Giant eco-friendly artwork unveiled at United Nations

Swiss-French artist Saype (Guillaume Legros) presents his giant ephemeral land art painting entitled "World in Progress II" at UN Headquarters, New York. The artwork, representing two children drawing and building wit...

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Millions of Afghans need urgent humanitarian assistance, UN humanitarian chief says

Nearly half of the population in Afghanistan, 18 million people, are in need of humanitarian assistance. 14 million need food, 9 million need access to water, 600,000 have been internally displaced this year alone, an...

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Poorer countries most vulnerable from surge in natural disasters, UN report warns

Climate change and increasingly extreme weather events have caused a surge in natural disasters over the past 50 years disproportionately impacting poorer countries, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and UN ...

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Cyprus: Weaving Across the Divide

Our series on women leaders moves to the divided island of Cyprus, where women from the Greek and Turkish Cypriot Communities are coming together to overcome the decades-long split. Hande and Flora are two of the many...

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In disaster-hit Haiti, UN Deputy Chief pledges aid

On a visit to earthquake-hit Haiti, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed pledged the UN’s continued commitment to help with life-saving support and long-term reconstruction. The 7.2 magnitude quak...

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Afghanistan: UN Presses Relief Effort

The UN is committed to stay and deliver in Afghanistan to help advance peace and human rights for all, that’s what top UN officials said this week (16-20 August 2021). They called on the international community to ext...

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World Humanitarian Day Message from UN Chief – 19 August 2021

Video message by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on World Humanitarian Day. "Humanitarian workers are here to help the world’s most vulnerable people when disaster strikes. But around...

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UN climate report issues a code red for humanity

A new scientific report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns we are on a crash course towards catastrophe if global temperatures are allowed to rise. The window to slow or even halt some of ...

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Ralph Bunche: Hero for Justice

“This was one of my early experiences with the more subtle aspects of racial attitude,” says African-American hero and United Nations legend Dr. Ralph Bunche, recalling a time his grandmother spoke out against racism ...

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In Kosovo, a woman fights for the well-being of survivors

In our series of women leaders, we turn to Kosovo where Mirlinda Sada transforms the fate of survivors of conflict-related gender-based violence.  Her organization, Medica Gjakova, helps women to overcome stigmatizati...

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In Kosovo, a woman fights for the well-being of survivors

In our series of women leaders, we turn to Kosovo where Mirlinda Sada transforms the fate of survivors of conflict-related gender-based violence.  Her organization, Medica Gjakova, helps women to overcome stigmatizati...