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Exclusive Interview with Nadia Murad, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Goodwill Ambassador

In 2016, Nadia Murad was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. In 2018, Ms. Murad received the Nobel Peace Prize together with Dr. Denis Mukwege.


Wartime sexual violence has become a significant aspect of today’s conflicts, affecting people across age and gender. Perpetrators often go unpunished and survivors do not get the support and redress that they need. What needs to be done to change this situation and where do we start?

Secretary-General Appoints New Sustainable Development Goals Advocates

Peace, prosperity, people, planet, and partnerships.

The principles at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are also what drive the new class of SDG Advocates, appointed today by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. These 17 influential public figures are committed to raising awareness, inspiring greater ambition, and pushing for faster action on the SDGs, which were adopted by world leaders on 25 September 2015.

Ensuring the ‘lungs of the planet’ keep us alive: 5 things you need to know about forests and the UN

Forests are vitally important for sustaining life on Earth, and play a major role in the fight against climate change. With the 2019 session of the United Nations Forum on Forests wrapping up on Friday in New York, we delve deeper into the subject, and find out what the UN is doing to safeguard and protect them.


From his room with a view, UN chief takes to Instagram with an eye on hope and a brighter future

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has long highlighted the importance of young people in addressing the challenges confronting the world. And on 4 May, he took a page from their book and opened an Instagram account, reinforcing his role as the UN’s “lead influencer”.

Escalation in Syria fighting cause for ‘great concern’ says UN chief, dozens more civilians dead or injured

UN chief António Guterres has said that he’s following “with great concern” intensifying clashes in north-western Syria that have claimed yet more civilian lives and displaced thousands in recent days.

The Secretary-General’s comments come amid reports of aerial attacks on population centres and civilian buildings within a demilitarized zone that has been guaranteed since last September by Russia and Turkey, in southern rural Idlib and northern rural Hama.

Annual UN Lebanon Report 2018: Working Together For a Secure, Stable and Prosperous Lebanon

Since its inception in Lebanon in 1948, the United Nations has been working extensively and continuously with the Lebanese people and the international community for the development, prosperity and stability of the country. For the period 2017-2020, the UN in Lebanon’s main priorities are for all people in Lebanon to have peace and security, for Lebanon to enjoy domestic stability and effective governance, and reduce poverty and promote sustainable development.