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  • A boy sits outside his house in Cite L'Eternel, a poor neighborhood of Port au Prince, Haiti. UN Photo/Marco Dormino

    17 Oct 2018 - Twenty-five years ago, the world commemorated the first International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.  Since then, nearly 1 billion people have escaped poverty, thanks to political leadership, inclusive economic development and international cooperation. However, many...
  • 15 Oct 2018 - The empowerment of rural women and girls is essential to building a prosperous, equitable and peaceful future for all on a healthy planet. It is needed for achieving gender equality, ensuring decent work for all, eradicating poverty and hunger and taking climate action. Yet,...
  • 11 Oct 2018 - Today, 600 million adolescent girls are preparing to enter a world of work transformed by innovation and automation. They are the largest generation in history and a vast source of ideas and solutions for all career fields. Yet far too often, girls are not given the space and...
  • 21 Sep 2018 - This year we mark International Day of Peace as we prepare to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  This foundational document is a reminder that peace takes root when people are free from hunger, poverty and oppression...
  • Secretary General Antonio Guterres meeting with Ms. Helen La Lime (Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti and Head of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti). 5th September 2018. © UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

    Secretary General Antonio Guterres meeting with Ms. Helen La Lime (Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti and Head of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti). 5th September 2018. © UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

    12 Sep 2018 - Port-au-Prince, 12 September 2018 – Ms. Helen Meagher La Lime, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Haiti (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) arrived today in Port-au-Prince. Appointed...
  • Young students in New York City celebrating International Youth Day. © Paulo Filgueiras / UN, 2018

    Young students in New York City celebrating International Youth Day. © Paulo Filgueiras / UN, 2018

    12 Aug 2018 - SG: I believe in the power of young people. Peace, economic dynamism, social justice, tolerance – all this and more, depends on tapping into the potential power of youth.  Not in some distant future, but today.  Right now. That is what International Youth Day is about. Youth...
  • 01 Aug 2018 - New York, 1 August 2018 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Helen Meagher La Lime of the United States as his Special Representative for Haiti and Head of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH). Ms...
  • Women and children are disproportionately affected. According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), young girls are the most demanded and profitable prey for traffickers. Above, a child stands in a curtained doorway in Yemen. UNHCR/Rocco Nuri

    Women and children are disproportionately affected. According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), young girls are the most demanded and profitable prey for traffickers. Above, a child stands in a curtained doorway in Yemen. UNHCR/Rocco Nuri

    30 Jul 2018 - Trafficking in persons is a vile crime that feeds on inequalities, instability and conflict.  Human traffickers profit from peoples’ hopes and despair.  They prey on the vulnerable and rob them of their fundamental rights.  Children and young people, migrants and refugees are...
  • 12 Jul 2018 - The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the recent violence in Haiti.  They acknowledged the right to peaceful assembly and condemned all acts of violence and attacks on civilians, which have resulted in several deaths, and expressed their deepest sympathy...
  • A woman cradles her child in Kavimvira transit centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo's South Kivu Province. She is among hundreds of vulnerable Burundian refugees actively seeking safety there.

    A woman cradles her child in Kavimvira transit centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo's South Kivu Province. She is among hundreds of vulnerable Burundian refugees actively seeking safety there.

    20 Jun 2018 - What would you do if you were forced to leave your home? Today, more than 68 million people around the world are refugees or internally displaced as a result of conflict or persecution. That is equivalent to the population of the world’s 20th largest country. Last year, someone...

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