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High-level independent panel on security and development in crisis-torn Sahel region launched at UN

UN Secretary-General António Guterres and African leaders have launched a high-level panel to assess the situation in the Sahel and make recommendations on ways to foster international engagement and map out responses to the region’s complex challenges. The independent panel was formally announced on Saturday in New York on the margins of the General Assembly’s […]
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International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. But achieving true peace entails much more than laying down arms. It requires the building […]
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Influential young changemakers recognized by UN

On Wednesday, the UN announced the 2022 cohort of Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals, recognizing their efforts to bring about a fairer future for people and the planet. Every two years, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth picks out young change-makers who are at the forefront of attempts to combat the […]
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New UN General Assembly highlights ‘solidarity, sustainability and science’

The 77th session of the UN General Assembly opened on Tuesday with its new president urging world leaders to respond to humanity’s most pressing challenges, including the war in Ukraine, by working together and building bridges across what are “deep divides”. Acknowledging that the world faces uncertainty and widening geopolitical fissures, Csaba Kőrösi reminded delegates […]
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Outgoing Assembly President: Let us tell the next generation their futures are worth fighting for

During the closing ceremony of the UN General Assembly’s 76th session on Monday, the UN chief lauded the “skills, vision and dedication” of the Assembly’s outgoing President. “The accomplishments of the last year would not have been possible without…Abdulla Shahid,” said Secretary-General António Guterres. “Despite the unprecedented times, he gathered Member States together in common […]
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