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UN Security Council to welcome five new non-permanent members
Five countries have been elected as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council following a vote in the General Assembly on Tuesday.Read More 6 June 2023 | 6:00 pm
Incoming General Assembly President to prioritize ‘Peace, Prosperity, Progress and Sustainability’
A veteran diplomat from Trinidad and Tobago was appointed President of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly on Thursday.Read More 1 June 2023 | 6:00 pm
International Day of UN Peacekeepers honours 75 years of service and sacrifice
Since 1948, more than two million uniformed and civilian personnel have served at UN field missions across the world. Their contributions are being highlighted on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, observed on Monday.Read More 29 May 2023 | 6:00 pm
Guterres: ‘We can turn the tide’ towards ending colonialism
New ideas must open fresh pathways towards finally ending the era of colonialism and to help advance sustainable development in the world’s 17 remaining colonies, the UN chief said in a video message to the Organization’s decolonization seminar in Bali, IndonesiaRead More 24 May 2023 | 6:00 pm
Biodiversity Day: Protecting humanity’s ‘life-support system’
The theme of the International Day for Biological Diversity, observed on Monday, centres on moving from talk to action: build back biodiversity.Read More 22 May 2023 | 6:00 pm
Plenty abuzz on World Bee Day
Beekeepers around the world earn their livelihoods from the golden honey their bees produce, but they also play a critical role in pollinating 87 of 115 leading food crops worldwide. World Bee Day, observed on Saturday, is abuzz with promoting their sustainable agricultural practices and respecting the role these pollinators play in nature.Read More 20 May 2023 | 6:00 pm
UN marks 75 years since displacement of 700,000 Palestinians
The UN on Monday commemorated for the first time in its history, the mass displacement of Palestinians from land that was to become Israel, 75 years ago, that turned 700,000 Palestinians into refugees, almost overnight.Read More 15 May 2023 | 6:00 pm
Road Safety Week: African nations steer towards reducing deaths
Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death among African youth, so governments across the continent have resolved to drive in a new unified direction, ahead of Road Safety Week, observed 15 to 21 May.Read More 15 May 2023 | 6:00 pm
Best reasons to stand up for mothers this Mother’s Day
For many mothers around the world, the month of May is an annual moment for them to receive thanks and recognition for all they do.Read More 14 May 2023 | 6:00 pm
Values of UN Charter under threat like never before, warns Guterres
The values of human dignity and freedom, enshrined in the UN’s founding Charter in 1945, have never been so under threat, warned the Secretary-General on Tuesday, delivering a wide-ranging speech in Spain after receiving the Carlos V European Award.Read More 9 May 2023 | 6:00 pm
UN Peacekeeping turns 75: 'Peace begins with me'
A new photo exhibit on UN Peacekeeping opened at Headquarters on Monday, honouring the service and sacrifice of uniformed and civilian peacekeepers as it marks its 75th anniversary.Read More 1 May 2023 | 6:00 pm
Security Council veto should be ‘very last resort’: General Assembly President
One year after the General Assembly adopted its so-called “veto initiative”, Member States met on Wednesday to discuss how it could contribute to a more efficient and impact-oriented UN.Read More 26 April 2023 | 6:00 pm
Use new tools to save lives, WHO says on World Malaria Day
The UN health agency issued a call to action on Tuesday, on the occasion of World Malaria Day, for increased implementation of new and existing interventions to save lives, including its pilot vaccine programme in Africa.Read More 25 April 2023 | 6:00 pm
World Chagas Day calls for primary health care to track ‘silent’ disease
Early screening can make Chagas a disease of the past, said UNITAID, a global agency hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO), on the occasion of World Chagas Disease Day, observed on Friday.Read More 14 April 2023 | 6:00 pm
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