UN News 2018 Recap: In Case You Missed It

UN 2018 recap

UN Photo From left: UN flag at the Headquarters, in New York; the Deputy Secretary-General holds a copy of the UNCTAD SDG report; UN peacekeepers in the field; Secretary-General with women members of his Senior Management Team.

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At UN News, 2018 kicked off with UNICEF’s “challenge” to all nations to make sure more newborns survive their first days of life by ensuring they are protected from treatable diseases as well as having access to proven, low-cost health solutions in their first months.

Since 1 January, UN News has covered everything that happens in and around the United Nations, bringing you stories about the impact of decisions made at UN Headquarters, in New York; our Offices at Geneva; Nairobi, and beyond; through to the lifesaving work of our peacekeeping missions and humanitarian operations around the globe.

We even went beyond the stratosphere, to cover the work the UN is doing to ensure that outer space is a resource for all humankind, and our coverage continues, every day.

In this special edition of ‘In Case You Missed It’, or #ICYMI, check out our multimedia coverage, with the top five most read, heard and watched news stories across our platforms.

For full coverage through the year, click here. And from all of us here, have a happy and successful 2019.

Stories

1. ‘Direct existential threat’ of climate change nears point of no return

UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
Secretary-General António Guterres delivers a major speech on climate change at the UN Headquarters in New York. 10 September 2018.

10 September 2018 – The world risks crossing the point of no return on climate change, with disastrous consequences for people across the planet and the natural systems that sustain them, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Monday, calling for more leadership and greater ambition for climate action, to reverse course. Read more

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1. Governments adopt UN global migration pact to help ‘prevent suffering and chaos’

10 December 2018 – The Global Compact for Migration was adopted on Monday by leading representatives from 164 Governments at an international conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, in an historic move described by UN Chief António Guterres as the creation of a “roadmap to prevent suffering and chaos.” Watch here

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UN working to prevent attacks on civilians in eastern DR Congo

The EU accuses Russia of bullying Ukraine to change sides

How the Irish people were robbed by banks, the Commission and their own government

International tourism arrivals hit record high in 2017, UN agency reports

Crimean crisis: not enough to slow down European indices

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JADE at European Business Summit 2015

The West and Russia took what they wanted from Ukraine

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UN chief and senior officials show solidarity with DR Congo during three-day visit

Budgetary Control Committee asks for stronger measures to protect EU spending

IMF to teach Germany a Greek lesson

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EU/Africa, Caribbean and Pacific: towards which partnership?

EU and Japan agree on free-trade deal and fill the post-TPP void

New UN Syria envoy pledges to work ‘impartially and diligently’ towards peace

How privacy tech is redefining the data economy

Caravan of Mothers of Missing Migrants kick off a global migration search movement

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities

Courage of terrorism survivors underlines ‘urgency’ of UN Investigative Team’s work in Iraq

Why banks escape from competition rules but not pharmaceutical firms

EC v Samsung: A whole year to compile a case

Schengen: MEPs ready for negotiations on temporary checks at national borders

Why sustainable products are a win-win for all of us

Nagasaki is ‘a global inspiration’ for peace, UN chief says marking 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing

China Unlimited Special Report: at the heart of Beijing

Inflation and interest rates indicate urgent need for action

FROM THE FIELD: Urban Mexico moves toward better livelihoods, cleaner cities

Inegalitarian taxation on labour haunts Europe’s social model

TTIP: why it is worth not to pull the covers over your head?

Who the US and China have trade disputes with

Six months into DR Congo’s deadliest Ebola outbreak, top UN official praises ‘brave’ response effort

Driving structural change through global value chains integration

Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson: who forced the two ‘brave’ Brexiteers to quit?

How speaking ‘parentese’ to your child could make them a faster learner

Budget Committee backs €2.3 million worth of aid to help 550 redundant media workers in Greece

Grievous violations continue against Myanmar civilians, Human Rights Council hears

World must avoid a new Cold War, UN chief tells economic forum in Russia

Dreaming of China

‘Foreign children’ in overwhelmed Syrian camp need urgent international help, says top UN official

Paris is building the world’s greenest business district. What can other cities learn from it?

Siemens-Alstom merger: Can Germany and France lobby to circumvent EC’s rejection, against EU consumers’ interests?

UN celebrates books as ‘bridges across cultures’

In Gaza, UN envoy urges Israel, Palestinian factions to step back from brink of a war that ‘everybody will lose’

‘Hateful attacks’ pushing Sri Lanka backwards, UN advisers warn, urging an end to ‘discriminatory practices’ that feed intolerance

Does Switzerland really need more medical students?

These are the most innovative cities in the world

The space internet race is dawning. Here’s what to expect

This Brooklyn farm company is training a new generation of urban farmers

Ebola: EU provides an additional €30 million to tackle the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

UN commemorates International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

8th Euronest Assembly: the future of relations with Eastern partners

Trade negotiations with US can start under certain conditions

Young people worldwide can ‘determine the future of migration,’ says UN senior official

Facebook: MEPs demand a full audit by EU bodies to assess data protection

Reading the smoke signals: The long-term consequences of Amazon wildfire on global health

EU Budget 2019: MEPs increase funding on youth, migration and research

The European Parliament x-rays the troika’s doings

FROM THE FIELD: Rohingya babies conceived out of ‘incomprehensible brutality’

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