Miroslav Lajčák

No development, human rights, without 'sustaining' peace: UN General Assembly President

“There is no development, there is no protection of human rights, if there is no peace.” 

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‘Instead of responding to crises, we need to invest far more in prevention,’ says UN chief

The imbalance between spending on conflict, and spending on peace, must be tackled head-on, Secretary-General António Guterres said Monday, urging the United Nations to rally all international actors “for our efforts across the peace continuum – from prevention, conflict resolution and peacekeeping to peacebuilding and sustainable long-term development.”

UN General Assembly helping to carry climate action forward

During the high-level debate in the UN General Assembly, more than 80 per cent of world leaders mentioned climate change in their speeches: an indication of the “urgency” of this issue.

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UN Daily News Programme 16 October 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn.

In today’s programme: Global hunger rises for first time in a decade; and: It’s Africa Week at UN Headquarters.

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News in Brief 11 October 2017 (AM)

International Day spotlights challenges and opportunities facing girls

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News in Brief 10 October 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Aid agencies back on “full alert” amid new Myanmar refugee exodus

Aid workers in Bangladesh are on “full alert”, preparing for a potential new mass influx of refugees from Myanmar, after more than 11,000 people arrived in the south-east of the country in a single day.

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News in Brief 02 October 2017 (AM)

Rations for refugees in northern Kenya cut by 30 per cent: WFP

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Time to repair “a world in pieces” and create peace: UN chief

“We are a world in pieces” that needs instead to become a “world at peace.”

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“Concrete solutions” needed and “results for the people” says Lajčák

The incoming UN General Assembly President hopes to deliver “concrete solutions” and “results for the people” during his year overseeing the work of the 193-member body.

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