72nd Session of the UN General Assembly
The 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly opens on Tuesday, 12 September 2017. MORE DETAILS.
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What is the UN?
A quick guide on the key components, mission and work of the United Nations – an international organization that helps to build a better world.
Take a moment to learn about the UN. The United Nations remains an essential pillar of the international system, working around the world, around the clock, for peace, sustainable development and human rights.
At a time when challenges are increasingly global, and our fates are inexorably intertwined, understanding the United Nations itself—its aims, workings and ideals—is more important than ever. The Essential UN website, available in multiple languages, provides a succinct and interactive way to quickly grasp the essentials of the Organization through fast facts, short videos, information cards and fun quizzes.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham has many tattoos. Each one represents a happy or important memory for him. But around the world, millions of children bear marks they have not chosen: the physical and psychological scars of violence. Violence against children marks them forever. Together, we must end it.
Watch the video and share. Help #ENDviolence. LEARN MORE.
LEARN MORE about the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2017.
From 05-09 June 2017, the United Nations will convene a major conference that will energize efforts to promote ocean sustainability. The Ocean Conference, which will be the first UN conference of its kind on the issue, will coincide with World Environment Day (05 June) and World Oceans Day (08 June). It will present an invaluable opportunity for countries, the UN System, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations as well as the private sector, media and the general public to mobilize urgent and tangible action to reverse the cycle of ocean decline. Learn more.
“Let us make 2017 a year for peace” – UN Secretary-General António Guterres
2016 Year in Review
“We the People” for the Global Goals
Sustainable Development Goals: Improve Lives All Around the Globe
“Sustainable Development Goals: Improve Life All Around The Globe” is a hip hop music video that was produced by Flocabulary in partnership with the Education Outreach Section of the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Public Information. It aims to teach young people throughout the world about the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals and how they can help build peace.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Summit: 17 Goals to Transform Our World
United Nations Publications is pleased to announce the launch of the United Nations iLibrary, the first comprehensive global search, discovery, and dissemination platform for digital content created by the United Nations.
Available from February 2016, the United Nations iLibrary provides librarians, information specialists, scholars, policy makers and the general public with a single online destination for seamlessly accessing knowledge products created by the United Nations Secretariat, and its funds and programs.
At launch, United Nations iLibrary comprises 750 titles in English, and 250 in other official languages of the United Nations: French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic. This initial scope covers most of the content published under the United Nations Publications banner between 2013 and 2015. A scope of around 3,000 titles is expected to be available by the end of 2016, corresponding to most titles published between 2010 and 2015.
The content of the United Nations iLibrary will be regularly updated with approximately 500 new titles published every year on the key topics reflecting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations. LEARN MORE.
The UN and Bahrain: An Enduring Partnership
“The UN and Bahrain: An Enduring Partnership” is a documentary showcasing the historical partnership between the UN and the Kingdom of Bahrain.