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MAP NGO Organizes Peace Journalism Workshop in Collaboration with UNIC Beirut

MAP NGO Organizes Peace Journalism Workshop in Collaboration with UNIC Beirut

Lebanon-based Media Association for Peace (MAP) NGO, in collaboration with the UN Information Centre in Beirut (UNIC Beirut), organized the 6th Annual Peace Journalism Workshop 2017 under the theme of the UN Campaign “Together: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All”. The three-day workshop, organized in partnership with the U.S. Institute for Peace on 17-19 March


A Syrian children’s song entitled “Heartbeat”

With the marking of 6 years of war in Syria, we are sharing with you a Syrian children’s song entitled “Heartbeat”. Composed and donated to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) by Zade Dirani, UNICEF Regional Ambassador for the Middle East and North Africa, the song is a message of hope from Syria’s children to the

The Secretary-General’s Report on Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: A New Approach

New York,  9 March 2017: The Secretary-General today released his report on Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: A New Approach for consideration by the General Assembly.

During his first week in office, in January 2017, the Secretary-General established a diverse High-Level Task Force, led by his Special Coordinator Jane Holl Lute, to

A Continent of Hope by António Guterres

Far too often, the world views Africa through the prism of problems. When I look to Africa, I see a continent of hope, promise and vast potential. I am committed to building on those strengths and establishing a higher platform of cooperation between the United Nations and the leaders and people of Africa. This is

UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan De Mistura opening remarks to Astana meeting 23 January 2017 (as delivered)

Thank you, Foreign Minister Abdrakhmanov — for hosting this International Meeting on Syrian Settlement here in Astana. This morning, I conveyed to H.E. President Nazarbayev the appreciation of the Secretary-General for the efforts undertaken by Kazakhstan to help restore peace and stability in Syria. And his appreciation for the invitation to the UN to be

Joint Statement on Syria

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi DAVOS, Switzerland, Monday January 16, 2017– While efforts to fully implement a ceasefire in Syria continue, we again appeal for immediate, unconditional,


UN World Data Forum kicks off in Cape Town on 15 January

The inaugural United Nations World Data Forum, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 15-18 January 2017, is set to kick off with an ambitious and innovative programme and roster of over 300 speakers from across the data community. The Forum is hosted by the Government of South Africa and Statistics South Africa, with

Statement attributable to the Spokesman of theSecretary-General on the formation of a new Government in Lebanon

TheSecretary-General welcomes today’s announcement of the formation of a new Government ofnational accord in Lebanon. He congratulates Prime Minister SaadHariri on the swift process and encourages Lebanon’s politicalleaders to build on the momentum of national unity. TheSecretary-General pays tribute to outgoing Prime Minister Tamman Salam forhis leadership. TheSecretary-General hopes that the new Government will ensure