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Guinea-Bissau: Fighting the new cocaine trade

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Cocaine production hit all-time highs in 2019, leading narco-traffickers to seek new points of transit from South America to Europe. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime supports the international response to drug traffic...

UN Chief on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (17 June 2020)

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António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (17 June 2020) The health of humanity depends on the health of the planet. Today, our planet is ailing. Land degradation affe...

Senegal: Safeguarding the Future of Migratory Birds

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Every year, millions of migratory birds flock to the Senegal River Delta in West Africa for wintering grounds. There, a joint conservation project is underway. Known by its French acronym as “RESSOURCE”, the UN Food a...

UN chief on climate change and COVID-19 at the Petersberg Virtual Dialogue (Berlin, Germany)

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António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) at the Petersberg Virtual Dialogue (Berlin, Germany) The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of our societies and economies to global shocks, such as disease or clima...

Music that Heals: Tatiana’s Story

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One of the oldest and most atrocious weapons of war is rape, but now the courage of survivors is creating a new transformation marked by healing, justice and peace. Ten years ago, Tatiana Mukanire survived a horrifica...

UN chief on Sustainable Development and Climate Change (Islamabad, Pakistan)

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"I’m launching an urgent global call for #ClimateAction in Pakistan, one of the world’s most climate vulnerable countries" said Secretary-General Guterres. "We need far more ambition. Major emitting countries must le...

Helping survivors of sexual violence in conflict

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The United Nations launched a Global Fund for survivors of sexual violence in conflict this Wednesday, 30 October 2019. The new initiative marks the tenth anniversary of its a Security Council mandate to eliminate ...

Pope Francis at the Climate Action Summit 2019

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Pope Francis at the Opening of the Climate Action Summit 2019. Global emissions are reaching record levels and show no sign of peaking. The last four years were the four hottest on record, and winter temperatures in ...

Secretary-General urging Member States to bring “concrete plans” to #UNGA (Interview)

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In an interview with UN News, Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the priorities of the upcoming High-Level week at the General Assembly. Notably, he urges world leaders to focus their political actions on cl...

Saving our island – Youth from the Pacific (360 video)

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Climate change is having a dramatic impact on our world, and no region is more vulnerable than the fragile, beautiful Pacific islands. Often compared to paradise thanks to their pristine tropical environment, the smal...

Play it Out Concert to Beat Plastic Pollution

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On June 1st, the 73rd President of the UN General Assembly, together with the Governments of Antigua and Barbuda, and Norway, as well as UN Environment, UNOPS, the Krim Group, and Lonely Whale, hosted a concert in Ant...

Greta Thunberg arrives in New York ahead of UN Summit

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Youth Climate Activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York ahead of a United Nations Summit she will attend at the invitation of Secretary-General António Guterres. “The determination and perseverance shown during your...