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'Global Lens': The Secret Path to Freedom over Niagara Falls

18 May 2022

Watch the latest episode of "Global Lens" on the role of the Underground Railroad in establishing African American resistance. It celebrates the courage of those who risked their lives to help others.

The UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) welcomed on Monday, Secretary-General António Guterres' appointment of Jens Wandel as its ad interim chief.

It is an extensive guide to help Model UN participants and organizing teams to bring their simulations closer to the reality of how the UN really works.   

"Women’s needs do not stop simply because a crisis is happening," the UN Women Business Continuity and Crisis Management Focal Points say in the new episode of the "What if We Get it Wrong?" podcast.

Latest Reports

Global Humanitarian Overview 2022 (April update)

The GHO 2022, launched on 2 December 2021, required $41 billion to assist 194 million of the 296 million people in need in 69 countries. Needs and requirements have grown to $46.06 billion to assist 202 million of the 303 million people in need around the world. 

UN World Water Development Report 2022

The report describes the challenges and opportunities associated with the development, management and governance of groundwater across the world. Unlocking the full potential of groundwater will require strong and concerted efforts to manage and use it sustainably.

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2022

This is the United Nations definitive report on the state of the world economy, providing global and regional economic outlook for 2022 and 2023. The World Economic Situation and Prospects 2022 will examine the recovery of the global economy from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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. 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

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