Marked by an eclectic design, the new website of the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management offers a seamless user experience with many easy-to-use features.
The general debate’s dominant theme was the impact of the novel coronavirus which was explored by speakers from a wide variety of perspectives. This brief synopsis of the debate prepared by the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management highlights some of the major positions conveyed by Member States on the broad range of issues before the United Nations.
The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) will commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations with the issuance of three stamp mini-sheets on 24 October.
On 20 October, the UN will unveil the 75 best photos from the photo competition #TheWorldWeWant in an online exhibit to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
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Trading for Development in the Age of Global Value Chains (GVC) examines whether there is still a path to development through GVCs and trade. It concludes that technological change is at this stage more a boon than a curse. GVCs can continue to boost growth, create better jobs, and reduce poverty provided that developing countries implement deeper reforms to promote GVC participation, industrial countries pursue open, predictable policies, and all countries revive multilateral cooperation.
The report adopts a multi-disciplinary methodology to tackle the relationship between illicit financial flows and the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development in Africa. In the the aftermath of COVID-19 (coronavirus), African countries will need to intensify their resource mobilization efforts to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Since 2000, IOM has been producing world migration reports. The World Migration Report 2020, the tenth in the world migration report series, has been produced to contribute to increased understanding of migration throughout the world.
In the Spotlight
Shaping our future together - To mark its 75th anniversary in 2020, the United Nations is igniting a people’s debate, UN75. Through UN75, the United Nations will encourage people to put their heads together to define how enhanced international cooperation can help realize a better world by 2045, the UN’s 100th birthday.
2020 UN Card
The 2020 edition of The UN Card brings you an update to 11 actions of the UN, that show in quantifiable terms how the daily work of UN colleagues affects the lives of people around the globe.
The UN System Chart, is a non-exhaustive document, which reflects the current structure of the Organization.
The UN Secretary-General has launched the UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 to save lives, protect societies, recover better. As part of the response, the UN Secretary-General is issuing policy briefs to provide ideas to governments on how to address the consequences of this crisis.