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UN Photo/AKUN Photo/AK: The first steel beans of the General Assembly Building of the U.N. Headquarters are laid back in 1950 (photo taken from the NW corner of the Secretariat Building on 21 August 1950).

SG's Blog

The UN Secretary-General's blog today features a video on the occasion of International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.

President's Blog

President of the General Assembly makes a statement on building sustainable peace for all

SG's Blog

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres condemns the explosion on the metro in Russia’s second largest city of St. Petersburg.

Historic Global Compact for Migration Adopted

Historic Global Compact for Migration Adopted

In Marrakech, Morocco on Monday, 164 countries adopted the historic Global Compact for Migration, a blueprint for helping the 258 million migrants worldwide achieve a life of safety and dignity. Speaking to world leaders, United Nations Secretary-General António...

Shaping the Outcome

Shaping the Outcome

Shaping the outcome - After a week of hyper-technical negotiations over the Paris Agreement Work Programme, the outcome of COP24—the guidelines that will determine how countries manage the process for implementing the Paris Agreement-- now sits in the hands of ministers and high-level officials.
Midway Point at COP24

Midway Point at COP24

Midway Point - With one week down, COP24 is ready to enter its second phase as more than 100 ministers are set to arrive in Katowice to hammer out the implementation guidelines for the Paris Agreement. And while there has been progress, COP24 President Michal Kurtyka says there is “still a lot to do.”
Sharing the roads and Adapting to Climate Change

Sharing the roads and Adapting to Climate Change

Sharing the roads - Look at any highway in just about any city during rush hours—bumper-to-bumper traffic everywhere. But on closer inspection, many cars have only one occupant. But what if there were better forms of sharing and carpooling. According to experts, shared mobility in cities can provide all car trips with only two per cent of existing vehicles.

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