5 challenges facing the UN-backed COVAX programme

The goal is to get two billion vaccine doses into the arms of around a quarter of the population of poorer countries by the end of 2021. How can it be done?

New podcast: "She Stands for Peace"

"We have witnessed good practices that women can contribute to peace but then they are not invited to the table," said the African Union Special Envoy for Women, Peace, and Security in an episode.

Sign up for Online Library training - 13,20 April 2021 !!

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library is pleased to announce a new initiative to bring our popular library training online. The training will be conducted in English and offered virtually via Microsoft Teams.

Young scientists join biosecurity diplomacy workshop

The young scientists joined from 17 countries in the Global South.

UN issues endangered species stamps highlighting endemic species

The UN Postal Administration is releasing the twelve new endangered species stamps on 7 April.

Virtual Concert in Celebration of English/Spanish Days - 23 April

Invitation to the UN Chamber Music Society Virtual Concert in Celebration of the English & Spanish Language Days at the United Nations, on 23 April 2021

Virtual Concert in Celebration of Chinese Language Day - 20 April

Invitation to the UN Chamber Music Society Virtual Concert in Celebration of Chinese Language Day on 20 April 2021.

Find SDG-branded items for the ECOSOC Youth Forum on shop.un.org

Following or participating in the upcoming ECOSOC Youth Forum? Show your support for sustainable development with these gifts and books.

Message to the world: Pope Francis speaks on mine action

In his “Urbi et Orbi” Easter broadcast, Pope Francis thanked "United Nations personnel and to all engaged in the dangerous work of mine-clearing".

Daniel Craig in Cyprus

Daniel Craig, Global Advocate for Elimination of Mines

“I add my voice to that of the Secretary-General and other leaders, activists, and concerned citizens, to call on all nations to keep their eye on the end-goal of ridding the world of landmines."

'Perseverance, Partnership, Progress' in Mine Action

“Landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices disproportionally affect the vulnerable, the forcibly displaced, the dispossessed, and children." - António Guterres

UN continues to fight ‘scourge’ of sexual exploitation abuse

ON 19 March, the Secretary-General released his annual update on how the Organization is working to stamp out the “scourge” of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) through its zero-tolerance policy.

“Safe Steps” Campaign Iraq

For more than a decade, the socio-economic growth of Iraq has been undermined by conflict. Explosive remnants of war, mines and IEDs, have left many areas of the country off-limits.

Free UN Virtual Tour for Delegates!!

Mine Action saving lives in Somalia

In 2017, Mariah joined the UNMAS team in Adado, Somalia. Today, she serves her community by delivering explosive ordnance risk education sessions at public schools, madrassas and women’s gatherings.