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Malala Yousafzai designated youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today designated children’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education. “You have been to the most difficult places […] visited several refugee camps. Your foundation has schools in Lebanon, in the Beka’a Valley,” said Mr. Guterres at […]

‘Learn the lessons of Rwanda,’ says UN chief, calling for a future of tolerance, human rights for all

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Marking the twenty-third anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, during which Hutu and others who opposed the genocide were also killed, United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres said the only way to honour the memory of the victims is to ensure such events never happen again. The 1994 genocide in the East […]

Security Council, UN Secretary-General and UN group condemn terror attacks in Egypt

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the Security Council condemned the bombings of two Coptic churches in Tanta and Alexandria, Egypt, which killed at least 41 people and injured more than 100 others. Speaking through his spokesperson, the Secretary-General said that he hoped “the perpetrators of this horrific terrorist act will be swiftly identified and […]

Cost of renewables fell in 2016, lowering global investment in clean energy – UN

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The world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, even as investment in clean energy fell, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today reported. “Ever-cheaper clean tech provides a real opportunity for investors to get more for less,” said UNEP executive Director Erik Solheim. “This is exactly the kind of situation, where the […]

Adapting UN peace operations to changing world a ‘shared responsibility,’ Guterres tells Security Council

Senegalese peacekeepers from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) Formed Police Unit (FPU) speak with Malians while they patrol outside Mamadou Konate Stadium during an event to promote peace among the youth. UN Photo/Marco Dormino

United Nations peacekeepers face a raft of challenges – terrorism, hostile host governments, floods of illicit weapons, and sometimes being deployed to places where peace itself is at stake – Secretary-General António Guterres said today, underscoring that all parts of the UN have a role to play in making sure ‘blue helmets’ can deliver on […]

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