The Week in Review

UN chief honours enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King

4 April 2018 - Recalling the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated 50 years ago today, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged the world to build on the civil rights leader’s work for equality and social justice.

Mine action is ‘concrete step towards peace,’ says UN chief on International Mine Awareness Day

4 April 2018 - On the day set aside to raise awareness about the threat of landmines, unexploded grenades and other munitions that impede the return to normal life after conflict, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is urging Governments to provide political and financial support to keep up the vital work of mine action wherever it is needed.

UN eyes transition of Haiti role from peacekeeping to development

3 April 2018 - The United Nations has already started to prepare for a post-peacekeeping presence in Haiti, a senior UN official said Tuesday, stressing there are many reasons to be optimistic that the country’s progress towards stability is now irreversible.

Donors pledge $2 billion to scale up aid delivery in Yemen; UN chief urges unrestricted access to make sure it reaches people in need

3 April 2018 - An appeal that raised some $2 billion to help millions of people in Yemen was a “remarkable success of international solidarity” for the country’s war-weary people, but aid alone will not provide a solution to the conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday.

Women and girls with autism must be empowered to overcome discrimination they face, says UN chief

2 April 2018 - On World Autism Awareness Day, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has joined the global call to empower women and girls with autism and involve them and their advocates in policy and decision-making to address the challenges they face.

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