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Secretary-General’s Report on Work of the Organization now online

16 Sep 2021

The Annual Report shows how all of us in the United Nations Secretariat helped translate resources into impact over the course of the past year.

"Pursuant to the mandate given to me in the Declaration on the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, I am pleased to share with you my report on Our Common Agenda."

The 10-part climate action podcast, "No Denying It", features interviews with inspiring young activists and the voices of international celebrities, such as actors Ed Norton and Michelle Yeoh.

The Department of Operational Support would like to inform you that effective Monday, 13 September 2021, proof of vaccination will be required for indoor dining at all UNHQ cafeterias for seated meals

Latest Reports

AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis

The Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report addresses the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change, bringing together the latest advances in climate science, and combining multiple lines of evidence from paleoclimate, observations, process understanding, and global and regional climate simulations.

UNDESA World Social Report 2021

The World Social Report 2021, a flagship publication of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs on major social development issues offers new strategies to ensure that the 3.4 billion people who live in rural areas are not left behind as global efforts focus on boosting socio-economic growth and tackling climate change in the middle of the COVID-19 recovery.

Global Report on Food Crises - 2021

The 2021 Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC 2021) highlights the remarkably high severity and numbers of people in Crisis or worse (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) or equivalent in 55 countries/territories, driven by persistent conflict, pre-existing and COVID-19-related economic shocks, and weather extremes.

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In the Spotlight

UN System Chart

The UN System Chart, is a non-exhaustive document, which reflects the current structure of the Organization. 

UN Efforts to Address Racism

“Racism is the repudiation of our common humanity — of the Charter of the United Nations — of all that we are and all that we do. We must reject racism,” said the Secretary-General António Guterres on 18 February 2021, at the ECOSOC Special Ministerial meeting with a moving video message on reimagining equality to eliminate racism, xenophobia, and discrimination for all. See full message. 

2021 Edition of the UN Card - UN Action in a wallet-sized format

The 2021 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.

Translating the 2030 Agenda into national plans - a combined effort

The challenge of integrating the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into national policy frameworks is leading to renewed interest in national development planning. There are indications that there has been a recent rise in the number of countries with some form of national development strategy or plan, aimed at implementing sustainable development across its economic, social and environmental dimensions. Read more