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United Nations Editorial Manual moves to new website

05 May 2021

A new version of the 'United Nations Editorial Manual' can be found on the recently updated Department for General Assembly and Conference Management website. 

The Secretary-General will host his Annual Memorial Service on 6 May to honor the memory of our colleagues who lost their lives in the line of duty throughout 2020.

Designed by Sergio Baradat, a sheet of ten $1.20 stamps will be issued on 30 April. It features a collage of past stamps issued throughout the history of UNPA.

Around 70 young people participated in a virtual dialogue on the role of youth and civil society organizations in the mobilization following the deadly 4 August 2020 explosion in Beirut.

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