President of the General Assembly

Inaction over climate emergency ‘not an option’ says UN Assembly chief

Inaction when it comes to the fight back against damaging climate change is not an option, the President of the UN General Assembly told a major energy conference in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

After Rio Grande tragedy, UNICEF chief highlights ‘dire’ detention centres on US-Mexico border

The shocking image of a drowned Central American migrant and his infant daughter on the banks of the river dividing Mexico and the United States, continues to evoke strong reactions, the latest from the head of the UN Children’s Fund.

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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Candidates for UN chief face “challenging” town hall

The candidates vying to become the next Secretary-General of the United Nations are to face a “challenging environment” at a global televised town hall discussion taking place on Tuesday, according to a senior UN Spokesperson.

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Informal Dialogues with Secretary-General candidates “exceeded expectations”

This week’s Informal Dialogues which started the process of selecting the next UN chief, “exceeded” all expectations.

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“Thrashing out the major challenges of our time”: the GA chamber

The General Assembly hall was the centre of the body’s 70th birthday celebrations on Monday, and it’s the place where leaders come to “thrash out” the major challenges of the day.

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