UN Affairs

UN News Daily Guide: debate continues, ‘soft power’ for peace, protecting minorities and the press

On the occasion of the 73rd General Assembly, the UN is hosting a plethora of events with some of the world’s most prominent leaders and experts, to set the pace on dozens of critical global topics. To help you navigate the frenzy and make sure you don’t miss out on anything important, UN News has prepared this fifth daily guide for you to keep your finger on the pulse.

New Zealand Prime Minister calls any breakdown of multilateralism ‘catastrophic’

The collapse of multilateralism would be “catastrophic,” Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, said on Thursday in her first speech at the United Nations General Assembly.

World leaders commit to continue UN fight against sexual exploitation and abuse

World leaders joined with United Nations entities on Thursday to reaffirm their continued personal commitment to support efforts to combat sexual exploitation and abuse across the Organization.

Cyprus President urges collective leadership to address ‘root causes’ of world’s crises

“Blatant violations of international law” were foremost on the mind of Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus, as he brought the issue to the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, urging States to readjust their policies in “hope for a better future.”

Reject passivity and embrace ‘responsibility for our future,’ Lithuania’s President tells UN Assembly

Multilateralism and cooperation must be the focus of dialogue between United Nations Member States as Lithuania’s President warned against ‘nationalism and division’ at the General Assembly on Thursday.

Maduro ‘brings the truth’ about Venezuela to UN Assembly; says he is ready to meet US President Trump

The people of Venezuela are being harassed and attacked in the economic, political, diplomatic spheres, and facing “permanent aggression by the media” at the hands of the United States, President Nicolás Maduro told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday.

UN News Daily Guide: health focus, youth and tech for development, gender violence, water in Mongolia

On the occasion of the 73rd General Assembly, the UN is hosting a plethora of events with some of the world’s most prominent leaders and experts, to set the pace on dozens of critical global topics. To help you navigate the frenzy and make sure you don’t miss out on anything important, UN News has prepared this fourth daily guide to what’s going on.

UK’s May stresses global cooperation at UN General Assembly

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May warned world leaders at the United Nations on Wednesday that only global cooperation can tackle global challenges such as climate change and unequal economic growth, avoiding the pitfalls of totalitarianism, war, and intolerance that marked the last century.

Lebanon’s President says country is working towards stability, but weighed down by ‘neighborhood crises’

Although Lebanon ‘is groping our way to rise from consecutive crises’, President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday that his country was being buffeted by regional crises and called on the United Nations to show global leadership by taking action to resolve conflicts in the Middle East.

At UN Assembly, Japanese Prime Minister defends free trade

Addressing world leaders at the General Assembly’s annual general debate, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a strong case for free trade, highlighting its benefits for countries with little natural resources.