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Out now: 2021 Highlights of Security Council Practice

17 Jan 2022

The Security Council progressively returned to pre-pandemic patterns of activity in 2021, adopting 57 resolutions, issuing 24 presidential statements and considering 45 agenda items.

This is the first time that UN Postal Administration has issued stamps for the Olympic Winter Games. The stamps feature hockey players, snowboarders, figure skaters, bobsledders, curlers and skiers.

Launched today, OCHA’s 2021 in Review covers a year in which intensifying conflicts, the pandemic and climatic shocks dramatically increased people’s needs.

The 2022 annual commemoration of the International Day of commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust will be live-streamed worldwide on 27 January at 11:00 a.m. EST.

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UN DESA Climate Review

The document highlights the important work that UN DESA is doing to bring climate issues to the forefront of the Department’s activities and reinforce the synergy between the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement.

World Drug Report 2021

Consisting of five separate booklets, the World Drug Report 2021 provides an in-depth analysis of the global drug markets and paints a comprehensive picture of the measurable effects and potential impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the world drug problem.

ITU - Measuring Digital Development

An estimated 4.9 billion people are using the Internet in 2021, according to latest estimates in this 2021 edition of Measuring Digital Development: Facts and figures. That means that roughly 63 per cent of the world’s population is now online – an increase of 17 per cent – with almost 800 million people estimated to have come online since 2019. Internet penetration increased more than 20 per cent on average in Africa, in Asia and the Pacific, and in the UN-designated Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

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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