UN Affairs

Young or old, UN calls for ‘digital equality’ for all

Marking the International Day of Older Persons this Friday, the United Nations is driving home the message that “digital equality” online, needs to be inclusive of everybody, regardless of age.  

UN recognizes work of 2 million seafarers in ‘extraordinarily challenging times’

The United Nations celebrates World Maritime Day on Thursday, highlighting the role of the men and women who work at sea. Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future, is the theme for 2021.  

Russia calls for ‘concerted efforts’ to follow purposes and principles of UN Charter

The Russian Foreign Minister addressed the UN General Assembly on Saturday, calling for a new consensus to uphold the “purposes and principles” of the UN’s founding document, the UN Charter, and a rejection of the Western-backed “Rules Based Order” concept.

Pandemic ‘warning bell’ exposed inequalities, governance gaps, says Viet Nam President

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten lives and livelihoods globally, the President of Viet Nam told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday that his nation is “vigorously” combating the virus, protecting its people, sustaining economic growth and leaving no one behind.

John Lennon, stamps inspiring message of peace, on UN's big week

This year’s International Day of Peace has been marked by the release of new stamps featuring music icon and peace campaigner, John Lennon, by the UN Postal Administration (UNPA), as the UN General Assembly High Level Week gets underway.

Victims of terrorism ‘will not be forgotten’: UN, nations, pay tribute at 9/11 memorial 

“We will continue to stand in solidarity with all victims of terrorism. They will not be forgotten”: that was the message from UN Counter-Terrorism chief Vladimir Voronkov on Monday, at a special tribute ceremony marking 20 years since the attacks launched against the United States that changed the course of history.   

World leaders, BTS, join Guterres in call to get SDGs back on track 

The world “is challenged like never before”, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, but the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) still offer a roadmap to get back on track.  

Afghanistan: Security Council resolution calls for ‘equal and meaningful participation of women’  

The Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Friday, specifying the importance of “equal and meaningful participation” of women in public life. 

Annual Secretary-General’s report reveals a world tested ‘to the limit’

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be the greatest shared global challenge since the UN’s founding 75 years ago, according to the annual Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization, published on Thursday. 

COVID crises highlight strengths of democratic systems, says Guterres 

The UN Secretary-General, on Wednesday, urged the world to “learn from the lessons of the past 18 months, to strengthen democratic resilience in the face of future crises.”