Category: UN Affairs

UN deputy chief demands bold policies, innovative solutions for SDGs

UN Photo/Loey Felipe | UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed addresses the opening of the High-level Political Forum 2024. By Vibhu Mishra The international community must urgently summon the commitment and investments needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the 2030 deadline, the UN Deputy Secretary-General stressed on Monday. Addressing the opening of the 2024 High-level […]

Algorithms should not control what people see, UN chief says, launching Global Principles for Information Integrity

Unsplash/Chris Yang People globally are at risk of immense harm due to misinformation and disinformation. The United Nations launched new Global Principles for Information Integrity on Monday, emphasizing the need for immediate action to address the harms caused by misinformation, disinformation and hate speech. UN Secretary-General António Guterres outlined key recommendations aimed at making information spaces safer […]

From AI to war zones, UN hosts largest global meeting on disability issues

Welcome to this first ever guest-edited UN News live page. We’re reporting from the opening day of the 17th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP17) to the game-changing Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Our blogger-in-chief this morning is Nick Herd, an activist, actor and talk show host with Down syndrome whose mission […]

UN General Assembly presses Security Council to give ‘favourable consideration’ to full Palestinian membership

UN Photo/Manuel Elías | Results of the General Assembly’s vote on the resolution on the status of the Observer State of Palestine. The UN General Assembly convened again in New York on Friday for an emergency special session on the Gaza crisis and overwhelmingly passed a resolution which upgrades Palestine’s rights at the world body […]

UN Youth Forum focuses on sustainable future for all

© UNICEF/Pun Young climate activists in Maldives highlight key messages, urging climate action. Young leaders from around the world are sharing their visions and actions to advance sustainable development at a three-day meeting that opened on Tuesday at UN Headquarters in New York.  The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum provides a platform for young people […]