UN Affairs

Three Tanzanian peacekeepers injured in Central African Republic 

Three Tanzanian peacekeepers  serving on the United Nations’ mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) were injured on Thursday, when their vehicle struck an unidentified explosive device.  

2021: A good year to listen in

A hit podcast series on climate action, the drama of COP26, and stories from the field, stretching from Vanuatu to Brooklyn. Here are some of our favourite audio highlights of the last 12 months.

UN chief urges that recovery be ‘our resolution for 2022’

Together, let’s make recovery “for people, planet and prosperity” our resolution for 2022, the UN chief said in his message for the New Year.

In a world of choices, ‘let us choose peace’, urges UN chief

Secretary-General António Guterres received the Lamp of Peace award on Saturday, a major honour from the Catholic Church, which he said recognizes the work of UN personnel “striving for peace around the world”.

UN rights forum’s action on climate and COVID-19 vaccines shows its relevance, says President

After one of the busiest years in the history of the Human Rights Council, President Nazhat Shameem Khan insisted on Thursday that the UN forum remains more relevant than ever, citing action on COVID-19 vaccine inequity, climate change and no less than five Special Sessions in Geneva. 

UN chief: ‘We cannot defeat a pandemic in an uncoordinated way’ 

Arguing that the world “cannot defeat a pandemic in an uncoordinated way”, the UN Secretary-General said on Thursday that countries “must take concrete action in the coming days” to vaccinate 40 per cent of the world’s population by the end of the year.  

Chief UN prosecutor looks forward to achieving justice for victims of 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

Serge Brammertz, Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals – the judicial body that assumed the remaining work of the two UN war crimes tribunals in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia - updated the Security Council on Monday, highlighting the progress of trials and appeals.

UN steps up action on sexual misconduct in wake of CAR allegations

The UN continues to take steps to address allegations of sexual misconduct by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) in the wake of the repatriation of Gabonese troops three months ago. 

Senior White House official Catherine Russell appointed new UNICEF chief

UN Secretary‑General António Guterres announced on Friday, that Catherine Russell of the United States will become the next Executive Director of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Seven UN peacekeepers killed in latest Mali attack 

On Wednesday morning, seven UN peacekeepers from Togo died and three others were seriously injured when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in the Bandiagara region in central Mali.