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Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) – Renewing Our Shared Commitments

Through his Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) initiative, the Secretary-General calls on Member States, the Security Council, host countries, troop- and police-contributing countries, regional partners and financial contr...


Afghanistan requires critical funding – World Health Organization | United Nations

Speaking on his recent visit to hospitals in Afghanistan, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros said that if critical funding is not received by major donors, the country faces an imminent humanitarian catastrophe. He urges ...


Afghanistan, COVID-19 Vaccine, & Climate – UN chief Talks Candidly with United Nations News

“It’s time to ring the alarm bell”, the United Nations Secretary-General said as world leaders prepare to convene for their annual debate, this year held both virtually and at UN Headquarters in New York. Speaking to...


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 ex...


Anti-Semitism: fighting discrimination online to offline #FIGHTRacism

Attacks on religious communities around the world are on the rise, according to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. Many are driven by hate speech on the internet. One Jewish family in ...


Barbados: Sea-level Rise & Coastal Erosion -United Nations Chief sees Climate Impacts ahead of COP26

Secretary-General António Guterres saw first-hand the impacts of climate change in Barbados. Accompanied by Prime Minister Mia Mottley, the Secretary-General visited an area impacted by sea-level rise, costal erosion ...


Beyond Boundaries: Drag Queen of Tokyo | UN in Action

Madame Bonjour JohnJ is a drag queen/performer/activist who desires “a world of glitter beyond boundaries.” Most of the week, JohnJ manages Community Centre Akta, a HIV/AIDS information centre and event space located ...


Brooklyn Restaurant Lights the Way for Refugees

In the New York borough of Brooklyn in the United States sits a little restaurant called Emma’s Torch. This is no ordinary restaurant. It is a beloved neighbourhood eatery but also functions as a training centre for r...


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. BTS ...


Can the United Nations Stop a War?

Can the United Nations stop a war? UN Spokesperson Eri Kaneko answers this question