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United Nations Photo Aug 9
Today is International Day of the World's . As we fight against the spread of the pandemic, it is important to safeguard indigenous peoples and their knowledge. Secretary-General is greeted Maori style in New Zealand (2019).
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United Nations Photo Aug 6
One of the ships, "BNS Bijoy," of the UN Interim Force In Lebanon () was damaged in the , leaving some UNIFIL peacekeepers injured. Captain Joinal Abedin leads the evening prayers aboard "BNS Bijoy" on 5 August.
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United Nations Photo Aug 5
The UN Interim Force In Lebanon () assess the magnitude of yesterday’s explosion at Beirut port in . Peacekeepers from have been injured in the devastating .
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United Nations Photo Aug 5
The UN Interim Force In Lebanon () assess the magnitude of yesterday’s explosion at Beirut port in . UNIFIL supports peacekeepers from who have been injured by the devastating .
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United Nations Photo Jul 30
Today is International Day of . The idea is that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.
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United Nations Photo Jul 29
in 1905 Dag Hammarskjöld was born. He served as Secretary-General from 1953-1961. In the photo he is at London Airport in 1956 with Ahmed S. Bokhari. See a compilation of his installation as Secretary-General here:
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United Nations Photo Jul 24
In January 1989, Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar was awarded the Olof Palme Prize for International Understanding and Common Security. Listen to the ceremony here: Photo is of Javier Perez de Cuellar and Olof Palme in 1982.
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United Nations Photo Jul 22
in 1892 Haile Selassie was born in Ejersa Goro, Ethiopia. Haile Selassie I was Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. Here he addresses the General Assembly on 4 October 1963.
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United Nations Photo Jul 21
The Headquarters allows some staff to return to work at the office starting 20 July during the pandemic. Masayoshi Suga, Press Officer of the Department of Global Communications, shows his face to the Security Officer as he arrives at the office.
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United Nations Photo Jul 20
See Marc Chagall at the installation of the stained-glass window in memory of Dag Hammarskjöld at United Nations headquarters in 1964: In the photo Marc Chagall discusses his artwork with Secretary-General U Thant, and Basil Yakovlev .
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United Nations Photo Jul 20
Today is . Chess has demonstrated remarkable resilience, adaptability and a very strong convening power in time of the pandemic. Here Magnus Carlsen, World Chess Champion, play 15 others simultaneously at a special event at Headquarters in 2018.
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United Nations Photo Jul 20
in 1969 Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon. Here he visits the in August 1969. From left to right in front row are: Michael Collins, Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., Neil Armstrong and Secretary-General U Thant.
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United Nations Photo Jul 20
Secretary-General delivered the 18th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture virtually on (18 July). The theme of the lecture was "Tackling the Inequality Pandemic: A New Social Contract for a New Era". Read the full lecture here:
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United Nations Photo Jul 18
Today is . "The heroes are those who make peace and build" - Here Secretary-General Kofi Annan meets with Nelson Mandela in 2001. Secretary-General António Guterres will deliver the 18th Nelson Mandela Lecture today
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United Nations Photo Jul 17
A fishing boat from the port of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, sets out its nets in April 1971. ,
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United Nations Photo Jul 16
David Hogoboom, UN Film Cameraperson, films over the Panama Canal for background material in connection with the Security Council meetings being held in Panama City on 15-21 March 1973. ,
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United Nations Photo Jul 13
Interpreters Lana Ayyad (Arabic), Martin J. Pickles (English), Adrian Delgado (Spanish), and Veronique Vandegans (French), at work from home during . Read the story about remote interpretation at :
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United Nations Photo Jul 11
"The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the world’s blueprint for a better future for all on a healthy planet." - Today is . Photo is from Dhaka, Bangladesh (2010). More photos:
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United Nations Photo Jul 10
En route to an out-station in Jordan in 1959, military observers and a Jordanian Police Corporal (centre) stop to make inquiries of a camel driver. ,
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United Nations Photo Jul 9
Author and feminist activist speaks at a solidarity rally in December 1975.
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