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Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, visits a hair salon started by Elodie Guei Sahe, who fled Côte d’Ivoire in 2011. She returned to her hometown, Bably-Vaya village, in 2020 and opened her salon with help from UNHCR. © UNHCR/Colin Delfosse

The Women, Peace and Security agenda is “one of our best hopes” for a more peaceful future and a liveable planet, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday. “At this time of proliferating crises, the international community must pursue proven strategies for peace and stability. Protecting and promoting women’s rights is such …

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Ripple effects from the war in Ukraine have generated a severe cost-of-living crisis which no country or community can escape, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday at a press conference to launch the latest report on the conflict’s impacts on food security, energy, and financing.

UN Photo/Mark Garten | UN Secretary-General António Guterres (left) attends a wreath laying on the occasion of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 2022. UNMISS/Lieutenant Phuc Nguyen Tien | Vietnamese peacekeepers serving with the UN mission in South Sudan plant a sapling as part of a project with local youth. Gender advocate honoured  Major …

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Over-consumption in the world’s richest countries is creating unhealthy, dangerous, and toxic conditions for children globally, according to a new report published on Tuesday by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Figure must ‘serve as a wake-up call’ for more action to promote peace and address all causes of forced displacement, says UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi

Chaired by the President of the UN General Assembly, the International Migration Review Forum is the first opportunity for Member States, the UN System and others to reflect upon the achievements to date and challenges in the implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. Photo: IOM/Archive 

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