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Global perspective, human stories

    State of Our World: Elliott Harris, Marta Roig and Dawn Holland in conversation

    State of Our World: Elliott Harris, Marta Roig and Dawn Holland in conversation

    The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs recently released two major reports on the global economy and inequality.

    Hear the UN Chief Economist Elliott Harris and lead authors Marta Roig and Dawn Holland discuss the solutions to get us back on the right track.

    • 16 Min.
    News in Brief 22 January 2020

    News in Brief 22 January 2020

    Independent UN rights experts call for investigation into alleged Saudi hacking


    UN chief welcomes formation of new Lebanese Government 


    Somalia: Humanitarian response plan calls for $1 billion in aid  

    • 2 Min.
    ‘Comprehensive response’ needed to protect civilians in eastern DR Congo

    ‘Comprehensive response’ needed to protect civilians in eastern DR Congo

    Following a rise in attacks on civilians allegedly committed by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) armed group in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), coupled with attacks against Ebola workers, an independent assessment of the UN peacekeeping response by the MONUSCO Mission, was established last December.  Lieutenant General Carlos Alberto Dos Santos Cruz, who led the assessment team, was at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday to brief the Security Council and told UN News’s Monica Grayley that the armed groups main agenda is criminal, not political.   

    • 3 Min.
    News in Brief 21 January 2020

    News in Brief 21 January 2020

    China confirms coronavirus transmission between humans


    Lebanon: UN rights office calls for de-escalation of protest violence


    Game-changing tool on hunger

    • 3 Min.
    News in Brief 20 January 2020

    News in Brief 20 January 2020

    WHO-backed study outlines benefits of quitting smoking prior to surgery


    UNESCO laments impunity for journalist killings


    Top humanitarian officials urges continued support for occupied Palestinian territory

    • 3 Min.
    Sustainability goals can be the ‘wind under the wings’ of the UN at 75: deputy chief

    Sustainability goals can be the ‘wind under the wings’ of the UN at 75: deputy chief

    2020 marks the beginning of the UN’s Decade of Action.

    In an interview with Conor Lennon from UN News, Amina Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary-General, outlined the many reasons to be positive about the impact the Agenda is having on people’s lives, even if progress has not been as fast as hoped.

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