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Women in Parliament: Papua New Guinea celebrates the election of two female candidates

UN PNG Resident Coordinator, David Mclachlan-Karr, addresses the 68 women candidates who participated in the first ever PNG Practice Parliament for Women. The UN is delighted to see that two women have been elected to the PNG Parliament.  While a number of seats...

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Selecting the United Nations Secretary-General

2016 will see the selection of a new Secretary-General of the United Nations, as Ban Ki-moon’s second term ends on 31 December 2016. Even though there is no limit to the number of terms a Secretary-General may serve, none has held office for more than two terms....

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“The People’s United Nations” (pUN) Exhibition at the Queens Museum

An ongoing exhibition by Mexican artist Pedro Reyes at the Queens Museum, "The People's United Nations" (pUN), highlights UN themes, inspired by the fact that from 1946-1950 the UN General Assembly convened in the building that later became the Queens Museum. At a...

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Coming up at the General Assembly on Thursday and Friday

The General Debate continues and Heads of State and Government will be addressing their peers on the pressing issues of the day.  The debate is webcast live starting at 9 am (NYC time).  See who is expected to speak  in the UN Daily Journal. Also at 9 am on...

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Coming up at the General Assembly on Wednesday

The General Debate continues as Heads of State and Government come before their peers to express their views on the Post-2015 Development agenda and more.  The debate will be webcast live starting at 9 am (NYC time).  See who is expected to speak in the UN Daily...