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CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Lake Chad trees keep deadly drought at bay

Tens of thousands of drought-resistant trees are being planted with the support of the UN in the Lake Chad region to restore vegetation cover around the lake, help farmers adapt to climate change, and support women’s economic initiatives. Lake Chad – which originally reached from Chad into Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger – has lost 90 […]

Future of our planet hinges on action by today’s youth – UN deputy chief

Protecting the planet rests on this generation’s youth and their inclination “to hold leaders and decision-makers accountable,” especially in the combat against climate change, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told university students in China today. “Do not take this planet for granted – it is the only one we have,” she said, addressing Tsinghua […]

Gaza: deadly violence continues to escalate, top UN officials work to restore calm

As violence in the Gaza Strip is once again flaring up reportedly following a raid and bombings by Israeli forces and multiple rocket launches from inside the Palestinian enclave, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Tuesday that he was following developments closely, while his Special Coordinator for the region, Nickolay Mladenov, works with all sides […]

Caravan of Mothers of Missing Migrants kick off a global migration search movement

As mothers searching for the whereabouts of their migrant children amassed last weekend in Mexico City, a historic nine countries were represented, as well as the United Nations International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Missing Migrants Project. For the first time ever, the so-called Caravan of Mothers of Missing Migrants – who, since 2005, have crossed Mexican territory […]

‘Exercise restraint’ Guterres urges Sri Lankans, as political crisis deepens

United Nations chief António Guterres said on Sunday he was following Sri Lanka’s deepening political crisis with “great concern”, after a man was killed allegedly by a politician’s bodyguard, who reportedly fired on a crowd of demonstrators. Sri Lanka’s President, Mathripala Sirisena, suspended the national Parliament for two weeks on Saturday, in an effort to build […]

2018 UN Day Media Award Finalists Announced

We are pleased to today announce the finalists of the 2018 UN Day Media Awards. More than 30 journalists, photographers, producers, presenters and academics have been named as finalists this year by independent panels of judges. We thank all judges for the time and effort they provide free of charge to support the awards. The […]