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2017 Year in Review


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The year 2017 marked a shift in leadership at the United Nations as Secretary-General António Guterres began his term at a time of heightened global challenges. The world's fastest-growing refugee crisis unfolded in Myanmar while the threat of famine loomed over Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia. Resolved to forestall crises before they occur, Secretary-General Guterres launched a series of reforms aimed at advancing mediation and prevention. These build on past successes, including the proud legacy left by the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, which closed its doors after reshaping the global approach to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. As the UN rises to the world's collective security challenges, the voices of the people most affected resound with greater meaning for our common future.
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A look back at some of the noteworthy news developments that took place over the past year in the UN system.
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Secretary-General António Guterres began his tenure in January 2017. The year saw a continuation of many of the fault lines of 2016: continued conflict, escalating tensions, refugee and humanitarian crises spurred on by conflict and drought. 2017 also witnessed many natural disasters: hurricanes, earthquakes, monsoons, landslides and fires. This trying year highlighted time and again how the work of the United Nations is as vital now as ever.
The United Nations home page is updated daily in the six official languages with top stories, events, milestones and features covering the UN system in its entierty. The year 2017 saw several updates to the content and design of the home page. This video captures top highlights of our home page evolution in 2017.
The top 10 most viewed videos released on the United Nations YouTube channel in 2017.
Top 10 most watched events of the year 2017 on UN Web TV - based on on-demand views (Live views not included).