Crunch time at COP24

It’s crunch time in Katowice, on what it supposed to be the last day of COP24, but the talks are heading for an all-nighter.  It is not unusual for climate conferences to run late—in fact, they all do. But it is always a question of how late.

Most vulnerable countries

Some of the world’s countries that are most vulnerable to climate change took center stage at COP24.  Led by the Marshall Islands, the Climate Vulnerable Forum countries issued a plea for accelerated action. “We are out of time,” said Marshall Island President Hilda Heine in a video. Rising sea levels, she said, threatened the country with extinction, yet that has not stopped the country from submitting a new nationally climate commitment.

The clock is ticking

Ratcheting up the pressure – Tension is rising at COP24 as the clock ticks down on the time available to complete the Paris Agreement Work Programme—which is supposed to guide countries as they implement the agreement.  UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the meeting that “it is a moment of truth” and that “Katowice must be the dawn of a new determination to unleash the promise of the Paris Agreement.” 

What Happened at #UNGA on Wednesday

What Happened at #UNGA on Wednesday

Wednesday was an extremely busy day in and around United Nations Headquarters in New York. In the morning, the Security Council held a meeting on non-proliferation, with a particular focus on Iran.  The President of the United States presided over the meeting. Read...

What’s Taking Place at #UNGA on Wednesday

What’s Taking Place at #UNGA on Wednesday

Click here for a recap of things that happened on Tuesday at #UNGA. And here’s a photo album with other highlights. On Wednesday, the General Assembly will commemorate the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons in a...

What happened on Tuesday at #UNGA?

What happened on Tuesday at #UNGA?

On Tuesday, the annual General Debate got underway in the General Assembly Hall. Dozens of speakers took to the famed rostrum to deliver statements covering a wide range of pressing issues. In his address, Secretary-General António Guterres said, “Despite the chaos...

Coming up at the #UNGA on Tuesday

Coming up at the #UNGA on Tuesday

The much-anticipated General Debate kicks off on Tuesday. More than 190 world leaders are expected to speak over the coming week – they’re expected to address issues ranging from climate change to humanitarian crises to poverty to the empowerment of women and youth,...

A recap of Monday’s highlights at the #UNGA

A recap of Monday’s highlights at the #UNGA

The 73rd General Assembly session got off to a fast start on Monday morning with the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit. In his statement, Secretary-General António Guterres said, "We need to face the forces that threaten us with the wisdom, courage and fortitude...

Coming Up at the #UNGA on Monday

Coming Up at the #UNGA on Monday

Today kicks of a week of fast-paced action at the United Nations, as leaders from all over the world come to UN Headquarters in New York for the annual General Assembly. The Nelson Mandela Peace Summit starts things off first thing Monday morning. The...

The Essential Social Media Guide to #UNGA 2018

The Essential Social Media Guide to #UNGA 2018

Hundreds of meetings. Thousands of world leaders, dignitaries, special guests, experts and media. Countless way for you the join the action. The 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York is underway. This essential social guide will help you make...