Learn how you too can take part in the biggest diplomatic week of the year!

Thanks to the power of social media, all of us can be part of the action at this year’s UN General Assembly.

People everywhere — from world leaders to UN staff and senior officials to…


The Handmaid’s Tale: Where Fiction Meets Reality

By Joung-ah Ghedini-Williams, Head of Global Communications at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

The Handmaid’s Tale — “Milk” — Episode 404 — June takes a harrowing journey with Janine in an attempt to escape Gilead.

On my best and worst days, I listen to stories. I hear the stories of incredibly brave, often scarred, sometimes shy everyday heroes — people forced to flee. Mothers, teachers, children, brothers, dreamers, scientists, athletes, artists, survivors…


The Handmaid’s Tale: Where Fiction Meets Reality

By Nahla Valji, Senior Advisor, Gender, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations

The Handmaid’s Tale — “Pigs” — Episode 401 — On the run after the end of Season 3, an injured June and the fugitive Handmaids find refuge at a farm, where the 14-year-old wife nurses June back to health.

After an almost two-year pause, the newest season of The Handmaid’s Tale began airing last month. For those unfamiliar with Margaret Atwood’s gripping book or the Emmy award-winning TV series, Hulu’s own description succinctly summarizes the plot…


from UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Dear Friends,

2020 has been a year of trials, tragedies and tears.

COVID-19 upended our lives and plunged the world into suffering and grief.

So many loved ones have been lost — and the pandemic rages on, creating new waves of sickness and death.


António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

The 75th anniversary of the United Nations falls in the middle of a global pandemic. Our founding mission is more critical than ever.

To promote human dignity.

Protect human rights.

Respect international law.

And save humanity from war.

Knotted Gun sculpture at UNHQ in New York. UN Social Media

When the pandemic hit, I called for a global ceasefire.

In our…


As the United Nations marks 75 years of helping people everywhere, this year’s General Assembly session will be unlike any other.

Although most of us will not be gathering at the UN’s New York Headquarters this year, this General Assembly — coming at a time of urgent global challenges, including…


By United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres

There is more than enough food in the world to feed our population of 7.8 billion people. …


By António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold fear and suffering for older people across the world. …


By United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres

Gender inequality is the overwhelming injustice of our age and the biggest human rights challenge we face. But gender equality offers solutions to some of the most intractable problems of our age.

Everywhere, women are worse off than men — simply because they are…


The world takes on one of the most pressing issues of our time — the climate emergency — at COP25 in Madrid, Spain

The following is a guest post by Dan Shepard, UN Communications Officer and Climate Communications Expert

The Climate Conference in Madrid — COP25 — was an important…

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