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UN Trusteeship Council elects President and Vice President

The United Nations Trusteeship Council today elected Alexis Lamek of France as its President and Peter Wilson of the United Kingdom as its Vice President.

FEATURE: Sixty Years of UN Guided Tours

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the UN Guided Tours, we take a closer look at the work of those at the heart of presenting the UN to the public, the UN tour guides.

Secretary-General Ban congratulates US President Barack Obama on re-election

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warmly congratulated President Barack Obama on his re-election as President of the United States, a spokesperson for the world body's head said overnight.

Flexibility necessary during Security Council reform talks – Assembly President

General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim today called on United Nations Member States to show “effective flexibility” during negotiations on reshaping the Security Council’s size and membership and to remember that without compromises by all sides there will be no reform.