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‘Inclusive, equitable and quality education’ at the heart of high-level UN event
20-07-2017

Education leaders from around the world convened today at the United Nations to…

Health services, especially vaccines, must ‘reach the unreached,’ stress UN agencies
18-07-2017

Globally, nearly 13 million infants – almost one in ten – did not re…

UN food standards body kicks off session by tackling arsenic in rice, pesticide residues
17-07-2017

A United Nations standards-setting body today adopted a number of decisions to e…

The Secretary-General’s message on the International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking
27-06-2017

Last year, at the UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem…

Put peace first, UN chief says, kicking off 100-day countdown to International Day of Peace
14-06-2017

True peace requires building bridges, combating discrimination and standing up f…

Surge in voluntary commitments for ocean action as Conference to halt ocean degradation set to open
08-06-2017

A surge in the number of voluntary commitments to take action to improve the hea…

The Secretary-General’s message on World autism awareness day
02-04-2017

On this World Autism Awareness Day, let us all play a part in changing attitudes…

The Secretary-General’s message on International Women’s Day
08-03-2017

Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world…

UN health agency lists antibiotic-resistant bacteria which pose human threat
02-03-2017

The United Nations health agency today published its first-ever catalogue of ant…

Low and middle income countries bear disproportionate burden of cervical cancer
07-02-2017

Noting that cervical cancer kills more than 250,000 women every year and that 85…

Diversity ‘is richness, not a threat,’ UN chief Guterres tells forum on combatting anti-Muslim discrimination
18-01-2017

In a message to an event spotlighting the growing challenges of anti-Muslim disc…

Secretary-General António Guterres cites multilateralism, teamwork as critical to achieving UN goals
05-01-2017

3 January 2017 – On his first day in office, United Nations Secretary…