70th anniversary of the UN

Being born a refugee’s no joke, but worse things can happen: AK Dans 

Irrepressible comedian AK Dans was born in the world’s largest refugee camp, Kakuma, in Kenya, after his mother fled South Sudan in the 1990s. 

He’s now a successful stand-up artist – or was - until the COVID-19 crisis put a temporary halt to his live shows. 

But you can’t keep a good man down for long, and now AK’s latest challenge is taking part in an online show with the support of UN refugee agency, UNHCR

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Why human rights “can never be taken for granted”

Although the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70 this year, its 30 articles upholding the inherent dignity of all people remain relevant in the Internet age.

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UN Singers celebrate 70, in village that welcomes the world

The United Nations Singers celebrate their 70th anniversary with a special concert in New York on Friday.

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“Stand together” against terrorism urges UN at Paris forum

“We must stand together” against terrorism, the words of the UN cultural organization’s chief marking its 70th anniversary on Monday in Paris.

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UN at 70: former envoy and Nobel laureate says Security Council reform vital for more effective Organization

“Old tools and approaches are not always enough to solve current complex crises.” This is according to former Finnish President and United Nations envoy Martti Ahtisaari, who highlights the importance of reforming the Security Council, as he reflects on the UN’s 70th anniversary in a new book published for the occasion.

Harlem meets South Korea at UN celebrations

New York’s famed Harlem neighbourhood meets South Korea on Friday evening as the celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the

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More famous landmarks set to turn “UN Blue”

The Great Wall of China and the Palace in Monaco have joined a growing list of famous landmarks that will be lit for the “Turn the World UN Blue” campaign.

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Image of refugees in Lebanon wins UN70 photo prize

The powerful image of young children holding lanterns at a refugee settlement in Lebanon has been selected as a winning entry in a photo competition organized by the Beirut UN information centre.

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Global cooperation urged at concert marking 70th anniversary at UN

The importance of global cooperation for peace to prevail was highlighted at a concert by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra marking the UN’s 70th anniversary.

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Swedish singers celebrate 70th anniversary of UN Charter

A group of Swedish singers is helping the UN to mark the 70th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter, in the US City of San Francisco.

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