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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.

UNESCO and its partners celebrate World Press Freedom Day

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, marked every year on 3 May, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Regional Office in Beirut (UNESCO Beirut) organized today a conference entitled, “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation”. The event was held in partnership with the Ministry of Information and in collaboration with the United Nations Information Center in Beirut (UNIC Beirut), the Media Association for Peace (MAP) and JUSTICIA.