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Fulfilling the UN dreams of Kale, a teenager battling cancer

A lifelong ambition of 16-year-old Kaloenic Ilac, or Kale, has been to travel to New York and visit the UN. In January, the Make-a-Wish Foundation made his dream a reality with a bespoke tour involving an ambassador and a senior UN official.

Read More 22 January 2023 | 6:00 pm

General Assembly President hosts children from around the world, on MLK Day

Children from a dozen countries met with the President of the General Assembly and toured the United Nations on a federal holiday in the United States honouring the late civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Martin Luther King Jr.

Read More 17 January 2023 | 6:00 pm

UN chief ‘deeply saddened’ at deaths from South Africa gas tanker explosion

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday expressed his deep sadness over the reported death of at least 34 people in South Africa, due to a fuel tanker explosion in a suburb of the capital, Johannesburg, on Christmas Eve.

Read More 2 January 2023 | 6:00 pm

Gender parity, the only path to gender equality: Guterres

Gender equality remains essentially, a question of power, said the UN chief on Monday, but to change the culture of male-domination and bring balance, we need equality in terms of leadership, decision-making and participation at all levels.

Read More 12 December 2022 | 6:00 pm

From the UN, with love: Golden couple mark 70 years of Guided Tours

She was a young tour guide at UN Headquarters in New York, and he was working with disabled children at a nearby hospital: as the UN marks 70 years of Guided Tours through the iconic building, Ellen and Lawrence Anderson, have been talking to UN News about how their life paths crossed at the Visitor Centre, paving the way for a special anniversary of their own.

Read More 18 November 2022 | 6:00 pm

‘Credibility and relevance’ of UN on the line over Security Council reform, warns Assembly President

The entire credibility and relevance of the United Nations will be called into question unless the General Assembly finally takes a lead on reforming the Organisation’s most powerful body responsible for peace and security issues, the Security Council.

Read More 17 November 2022 | 6:00 pm

UN Resident Coordinators a key link in achieving development goals

As governments grapple with cascading crises involving food, finance, energy, climate and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, UN staff on the ground have been stepping up to help them address these threats to sustainable development for all.

Read More 28 October 2022 | 6:00 pm

In visit to Viet Nam, UN chief stresses critical need for solidarity to overcome climate crisis

UN Secretary-General António Guterres underscored the importance of global solidarity to combat the climate emergency during his visit to Viet Nam, which concluded on Saturday.

Read More 23 October 2022 | 6:00 pm

UN values and principles needed ‘now more than ever’, Guterres says in UN Day message

Secretary-General António Guterres has called for renewed hope and conviction in global solidarity in his message for United Nations Day, being celebrated on Monday. 

Read More 21 October 2022 | 6:00 pm

Guterres highlights UN partnership with India, as powerhouse for the SDGs

UN Secretary-General António Guterres is in India, and he began his official visit on Wednesday by attending a tribute to the victims of the 2008 terrorist attacks that took place at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai.

Read More 19 October 2022 | 6:00 pm

Ukraine: UN General Assembly demands Russia reverse course on ‘attempted illegal annexation’

The UN General Assembly passed a resolution by a large majority on Wednesday, calling on countries not to recognise the four regions of Ukraine which Russia has claimed, following so-called referendums held late last month, and demanding that Moscow reverse course on its "attempted illegal annexation".

Read More 12 October 2022 | 6:00 pm

12 countries elected to serve new terms on Human Rights Council

The UN General Assembly elected a dozen new countries on Thursday to serve on the Human Rights Council, while Germany and Sudan secured second terms.

Read More 11 October 2022 | 6:00 pm

World Cotton Day focuses on the fibre’s role in weaving socio-economic development

Cotton is a constant thread in our lives, from field to fabric, the UN agriculture agency, FAO, upheld on Friday, World Cotton Day, drawing attention to the natural fibre’s contribution in weaving socio-economic development and championing its advancement in sustainable livelihoods.  

Read More 7 October 2022 | 6:00 pm

DPRK lashes out against international system governed by ‘exclusive Western values’

The Permanent Representative of the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the UN said on Monday that global security is in its worst state since the Second World War, owing to the high-handedness of some countries attempting to replace the international order centered on the UN system with one “governed by unilateral and exclusive Western values”.

Read More 26 September 2022 | 6:00 pm

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