“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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General Assembly "at heart" of United Nations

The General Assembly is “at the heart” of the United Nations, according to the head of the UN Department which supports dialogue and cooperation among the 193 countries that make up the global organization.

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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.

Portraits of former UN chiefs celebrate organization’s values

The portraits of former UN Secretaries-General that are hanging in UN headquarters in New York serve to celebrate the organization’s core values.

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Unique initiative helps spread the word about new global goals

A train known as the UN70 Belarus Express is helping to spread the word about the new Sustainable Development Goals (

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‘UN charter enshrines our common values’ today as ever, General Assembly declares, marking ‘UN70’

As the United Nations prepares for the official celebration of its 70 anniversary tomorrow, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the General Assembly to “unite our strength” and serve “we the peoples,” as the 193-member body adopted by consensus a resolution declaring a recommitment to the aims and principles of the UN Charter.

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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United Nations remains 'beacon for all humanity,' says Ban ahead of 70th anniversary

Marking the 70th anniversary of the Organization ahead of UN Day on 24 October, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said there is only one flag that belongs to everyone – the blue flag of the United Nations.

Moments and Milestones: Photo exhibit provides snapshot of UN’s 70-year history

In the wake of catastrophic war, and following months of intense negotiations, representatives of 51 countries laboured in 1945 to overcome differences and founded an enduring global institution for peace, security and human progress. They called it the United Nations. A new photo exhibit opening at UN Headquarters in November takes a look back at the Organization’s 70-year journey and some of the formative events that shaped its history.

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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