IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
A look back at some of the noteworthy news developments that took place over the past two weeks in the UN system 31 August 2018

UN Photo/Amanda Voisard
25 Sep, 2018
In this special edition of UN News In Case You Missed It or #ICYMI, we take you back to the high-level week of the General Assembly’s 73rd session and the universal UN body’s general debate – the busiest global diplomatic season. Recap our stories and videos as monarchs, presidents and prime ministers define global responses to many of the world’s pressing challenges, including climate change, international migration, protracted conflicts, and extreme poverty and hunger. For all of our reporting, please visit our special coverage page at https://news.un.org/en/events/unga73
UN Photo/Cia Pak
25 Oct, 2018
Facing a world where trust – trust in national institutions, trust among States and trust in the rules-based global order – is at a breaking point, Secretary-General António Guterres set the stage for the 73rd general debate of the United Nations with a call to rebuild solidarity, repair broken trust and reinvigorate the spirit of multilateralism.
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
25 Sep, 2018
When it comes to tackling migration, climate change or seemingly intractable conflicts, the doctrine of collective responsibility, embodied by the UN, is the only way forward, according to Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed. In an interview with UN News, she says what should be done to strengthen multilateralism.
UN Video
25 Sep, 2018
A 73-second video wrap on the first day of the general debate
UN Photo/Cia Pak
25 Sep, 2018
If there was one issue that was a recurrent theme on Tuesday on the first day of the United Nations General Assembly's annual general debate, it was the potentially catastrophic impact of climate change , from Secretary-General António Guterres’s opening address warning global Heads of State and Government that “its speed has provoked a sonic boom SOS across the world”, to individual leaders highlighting their individual vulnerabilities.
UN Video
26 Sep, 2018
A 73-second video wrap of the second day of the general debate
UN Photo/Manuel Elias
26 Sep, 2018
From trade to climate change to development and fighting diseases, world leaders mounted the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday to deliver a ringing endorsement of multilateralism, singling out a strengthened UN as the prime tool for improving humanity’s lot.
UN Video
27 Sep, 2018
A 73-second video wrap of the third day of the general debate
UN Photo/Loey Felipe
27 Sep, 2018
As the United Nations General Assembly’s annual general debate reached its halfway mark on Thursday, one of the world’s longest-running and most intractable crises, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, almost as old as the UN itself, came into stark relief under the same roof with the two sides laying out diametrically opposed positions that have bedeviled peace efforts for over 70 years.
UN Video
28 Sep, 2018
A 73-second video wrap of the fourth day of the general debate
UN Photo/Manuel Elias
28 Sep, 2018
From the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific and Indian Oceans, leaders from island States most threatened by global warming took the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, the fourth day of its annual general debate, to plead for increased aid to resolve a problem not of their making and call for reform of a financial quirk that punishes them for the progress they make.
UN Video
01 Oct, 2018
A 73-second video wrap of the final day of the general debate
UN Photo/Cia Pak
01 Oct, 2018
In the end, after all was said and done in the marathon of speeches from Heads of State and Government at the General Assembly’s seventy-third annual general debate, it all came down to one thing – the centrality of a strengthened United Nations as the only global forum that can address the multiple challenges facing the world, from conflict resolution to climate change mitigation and sustainable development.
UN Video
24 Sep, 2018
On the first day of the General Assembly high-level week, world leaders committed to a Youth Strategy, discussed the fight on narcotics, the crisis in Yemen and launched their first-ever Nelson Mandela Peace Summit.
UN Photo/Mark Garten
24 Sep, 2018
The United Nations Secretary-General launched a new partnership strategy with the world’s 1.8 billion young people on Monday, to help put “their ideas into action”.
UNICEF/Ilvy Njiokiktjien
26 Sep, 2018
The fight against tuberculosis (TB) is drastically under-funded, with a gap of around $13 billion per year, said UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed at the first-ever high-level meeting on the vicious disease, which concluded with countries adopting the ambitious Political Declaration on TB to save millions of lives.
UNAMID/Mohamad Almahady
25 Sep, 2018
“Expectations for peacekeeping have so far outstripped its resources,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told Heads of State and Government on Tuesday, as he opened a High-Level meeting marking the 70th anniversary of UN Peacekeeping operations, at UN Headquarters in New York.
UN Photo/Cia Pak
24 Sep, 2018
The United Nations General Assembly on Monday honoured Nelson Mandela with a pledge to build a just, peaceful and prosperous world and to revive the values for which the former South African President and anti-apartheid campaigner stood.
UN Photo/Martine Perret
28 Sep, 2018
Regularly threatened, attacked and killed, journalists are also being imprisoned in record numbers around the world, an event on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly's annual debate highlighted on Friday.

2 October 2018