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UN Envoy: By 2030, millions could be graduating from schools without even basic education

UN Envoy: By 2030, millions could be graduating from schools without even basic education

The ground-breaking, United Nations-backed International Finance Facility for Education is vital to ensure that half of the world’s children don’t miss out on the basic schooling needed to meet the…

Winnie Byanyima is new executive director of UNAIDS

Winnie Byanyima is new executive director of UNAIDS

Winnie Byanyima is the new executive director of UNAIDS, the joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS that leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new…

United Nations lists reggae music as ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’

United Nations lists reggae music as ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has added reggae to its list of cultural institutions worthy of protection and preservation. Each year, UNESCO adds to its Representative List…

President George Weah: Liberia is a United Nations success story

President George Weah: Liberia is a United Nations success story

In his address to the general debate at the Assembly’s 73rd session that concluded last week, President George Manneh Weah of Liberia expressed appreciation for the UN peacekeeping mission in…

Millions of children missing out on routine immunizations, UN says

Millions of children missing out on routine immunizations, UN says

“Last year, it is estimated that vaccines saved the lives of as many as three million children,” said Robin Nandy, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Chief of Immunization. That’s three million future…

UN peacekeepers depart Liberia after 15 years

UN peacekeepers depart Liberia after 15 years

The conclusion of the 15-year operation follows a landmark election that resulted in the country’s first transfer of power from one elected president to another in 70 years.  The newly…

Peacekeepers saved many lives despite challenges, UN officials stress at year’s end

Peacekeepers saved many lives despite challenges, UN officials stress at year’s end

Despite a particularly deadly year for United Nations peacekeepers – with more than 60 ‘blue helmets’ killed in hostile acts – the Organization in 2017 completed its peacekeeping objectives in…

United Nations Police Week highlights

United Nations Police Week highlights

On November 6-10, the Police Division convened the 2017 UN police week. Heads of police components (HOPCs) in UN peacekeeping operations and special political missions came to New York for…

United Nations urges Kenyan leaders to act responsibly, avoid further violence

United Nations urges Kenyan leaders to act responsibly, avoid further violence

Calling on the Kenyan authorities to avoid violence, the United Nations human rights chief today urged the Government to make an immediate announcement that it will cooperate and ensure accountability…

Deputy UN chief highlights stronger AU-UN partnership to benefit Africa’s youth

Deputy UN chief highlights stronger AU-UN partnership to benefit Africa’s youth

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Monday called for strengthening the relationship between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations to deliver on promised development for Africa’s youth. Addressing her…

World mourns passing of Babatunde Osotimehin, ‘a champion of health for all’

World mourns passing of Babatunde Osotimehin, ‘a champion of health for all’

Secretary-General António Guterres and other senior United Nations officials have paid tribute to Babatunde Osotimehin, the Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), who passed away suddenly this morning…

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