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Indonesia, Dominican Republic Elected to U.N. Security Council

New York, N.Y. In a single round of voting on Friday, the United Nations General Assembly elected five new non-permanent Members of the Security Council, who will each serve two-year terms on the body that sets the U.N.’s whole peace and security agenda. U.N. staff carry ballot boxes with votes cast during the election of […]

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Trump Administration Wants to Save Money at U.N. – But at What Cost?  

New York, N.Y. At the Security Council yesterday, Nikki Haley announced that the United States would pay no more than 25% of the cost of UN Peacekeeping. Currently, the United States is assessed 28.4% of the cost of U.N. Peacekeeping. This is a rate that is negotiated every three years between U.N. member states, and […]

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International Day of Families Set for May 15

New York, N.Y. Although families all over the world have transformed greatly over the past decades in terms of their structure and as a result of global trends and demographic changes, the United Nations still recognizes the family as the basic unit of society. A family in rural Mongolia in front of their ger. The […]

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Indonesia’s Proud History of Service to U.N. Peacekeeping

New York, N.Y. The Republic of Indonesia has a proud history of Peacekeeping service around the wold wit the United Nations. The Indonesian Engineering Company of the U.N. Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) rehabilitating the Gada Bridge. Located 74 kilometres from Dungu, this bridge plays a vital role in supporting the […]

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Annual Memorial Service Honors Staff Who Died Serving U.N.

New York, N.Y. Peacekeepers at attention during the Annual Memorial Service held to honor United Nations personnel who have lost their lives while serving with the Organization. A moment of silence for the families of the fallen. Photo: United Nations. Tweet

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Secretary-General Meets with Two Former Secretaries-General

Former Secretaries-General Kofi Annan (left) and Ban Ki-moon (right) pay a courtesy call on Secretary-General António Guterres. 13 October 2017. United Nations, New York. Tweet

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U.N. Secretary-General Meets with Two Former Secretaries-General

New York, N.Y. Former Secretaries-General Kofi Annan (left) and Ban Ki-moon (right) pay a courtesy call on Secretary-General António Guterres. Former Secretaries-General Kofi Annan (left) and Ban Ki-moon (right) pay a courtesy call on Secretary-General António Guterres. Tweet

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Trump Threatens ‘Total Destruction’ of North Korea in First U.N. Speech

New York, N.Y. Describing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man” on a suicide mission, U.S. President Donald Trump used his maiden address to the United Nations General Assembly to warn the Pyongyang regime that its current course could lead to total destruction. “North Korea’s reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles […]

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