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UN forum wraps up in South Africa with a call for better data to improve people’s lives

The first-ever United Nations World Data Forum concluded today with the launch of a global plan that outlines a vision and a “to-do” list for better data to improve people’s lives, including through new ideas, solutions and strengthened collaboration in the field of statistics. ... Read more

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UN Data Forum explores ways to improve and modernize national statistical systems

With the statistical community facing myriad challenges as countries begin to implement the new 15-year global plan for sustainable development, it is imperative to modernize, improve capacity and cooperate at a truly global level, the top United Nations economic and social affairs official told a g... Read more

Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General

Appeal for Peace by new UN Secretary-General António Guterres

On my first day as Secretary-General of the United Nations, one question weighs heavily on my heart. How can we help the millions of people caught up in conflict, suffering massively in wars with no end in sight?... Read more

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INTERVIEW: Making the most impossible job’ a possible mission- Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s last day in office is 31 December 2016. That day will be the culmination of a decade of service at the helm of the world body, during which his priorities have been to mobilize world leaders around a set of new global challenges, from climate change... Read more

Guterres taking Oath of Office

Taking oath of office, António Guterres pledges to work for peace, development and a reformed United Nations

Sworn in today as the ninth and next United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres pledged to reposition development at the centre of the Organization’s work and ensure that the UN can change to effectively meet the myriad challenges facing the international community.... Read more

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