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António Guterres: Martti Ahtisaari dedicated his life to peace

The following statement was issued 16.10.2023 by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of...

Multilingual Manchester marks Mother Language Day

In the streets of Manchester, you may hear as many as 200 different languages spoken, and more than half of the city’s residents are...

UN launches $397 million humanitarian appeal for Syria

The United Nations has announced a $397 million humanitarian appeal to aid the people of Syria following the multiple earthquake disaster on February 6. “The...

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UNRIC Info Point & Library Newsletter: May 2024

monthly issue of the UNRIC Info Point & Library Newsletter featuring new UN websites and publications

World Migratory Bird Day 2024: Protect Insects to Protect...

For the first time, the upcoming World Migratory Bird Day campaign in 2024 will focus on insects’ importance to migratory birds and highlight concerns...

World Press Freedom Day: Reporting on the environment, an...

In its new report "Press and Planet in Danger", published on 3 May to mark World Press Freedom Day, UNESCO reveals that 70% of environmental...

World Press Freedom Day 2024: Journalism in the face...

The climate and biodiversity crises have far-reaching effects, not only on the environment and ecosystems but also on billions of people around the world...

High-Level Preparatory Meeting for COP29: Petersberg Climate Dialogue 2024...

This year’s Petersberg Climate Dialogue (PCD) from 25-26 April 2024 held in Berlin, Germany focuses on the preparations for COP29 in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku...

The 33 European cities on track to achieve climate...

Ten European cities were the first to be awarded on 12 October 2023 the EU Mission label of “Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities”, which recognises...

2023, a year of climate contrasts in Europe

Europe witnessed a year of contrasting weather events in 2023, with heatwaves and wildfires alongside flooding and drought, according to the European State of...

Children in conflict: portraying light amid darkness

British photographer Paddy Dowling has travelled to some of the world’s most challenging contexts for his work. His latest exhibition, ‘From Despair to Hope:...