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

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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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How to build a more resilient and inclusive global system

Stopping antimicrobial resistance would cost just USD 2 per person a year

South Africa’s cabinet is now 50% women for the first time ever

We should look to nature for solutions to the global water crisis. Here’s why

Remain united for Syrians, UN envoy de Mistura urges Security Council

There are now four competing visions of the internet. How should they be governed?

Social entrepreneurs can change the world – but these 6 things are holding us back

‘Massive and protracted’ humanitarian crisis in DR Congo can be ‘beaten back’ if donors step up

Who really cares for the environment?

EU leaders let tax-evaders untouched

How technology is driving a fourth wave of environmentalism

UN chief calls for ‘far greater support’ for Cyclone Idai response

Banks get trillions and the unemployed ECB’s love…

COVID-19 not yet a pandemic, says UN health agency chief

State aid: Commission approves €30 billion French subordinated loan scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak

Around 23 million boys have married before reaching 15; ‘we can end this violation’ says UNICEF chief

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The EU clears Bayer-Monsanto merger amid wide competition and environmental concerns

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

Parliament adopts major reform of road transport sector

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: #NoTobacco Day, China’s economy, family farming, #ClimateAction

COP24: Huge untapped potential in greener construction, says UN environment agency

European Union launches WTO trade dispute against Colombia’s unfair duties on frozen fries

This is what you need to know about the Iran nuclear deal

Colombia: New Congress marks rebel group’s transition ‘from weapons to politics’, says UN

These innovations could keep us cool without warming the planet

State aid: Commission approves around €36 million Romanian rescue aid to state-owned flag carrier TAROM

Number of MEPs to be reduced after EU elections in 2019

Greece will probably stay in the Eurozone but at what cost?

Central Africa: Security Council concerned by ‘grave security situation’, calls for better agency cooperation

The importance of Yellow September and suicide prevention in Brazil

Conflict prevention, mediation: among ‘most important tools’ to reduce human suffering, Guterres tells Security Council

‘Wanton destruction’ in Sudan’s Darfur region, ‘blatant violation’ of international law

ILO: Progress on gender equality at work remains inadequate

How learning in a crisis can build more resilient leadership

Why the financial scandals multiply?

How face masks, gloves and other coronavirus waste is polluting our ocean

Why the 21st century’s biggest health challenge is our shared responsibility

COVID-19: Stopping the rise in domestic violence during lockdown

OECD, UN Environment and World Bank call for a radical shift in financing for a low-carbon, climate-resilient future

New Africa-Caribbean-Pacific/EU Partnership: moving forward towards a new partnership fit for the future

What is inclusive capitalism, and why does it matter?

From drones to health data, how Japan can power ahead

A reality check on inclusive innovation

COVID-19: MEPs free up over €3 billion to support EU healthcare sector

EU budget: Reinforcing Europe’s cultural and creative sectors

At least 2.5 million migrants were smuggled in 2016, first UN global study shows

UN chief condemns deadly Burkina Faso mosque attack

The dirty secret of electric vehicles

Antitrust: Commission consults stakeholders on guidance for national courts when handling disclosure information

MWC 2016 LIVE: Intel focuses on 5G “beyond the Powerpoint”

As Yemen relief operations face funding gap, timing of surge in violence ‘couldn’t be worse’

JADE Handover Ceremony at the European Parliement

EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia

Afghans entitled to live ‘free from fear, intimidation’, says UN chief, condemning suicide attacks

5 things we get wrong about young people, according to a US study

This woman solved one of the biggest problems facing green energy

“Asia-Pacific takes stock of ambitious development targets”, written by the Heads of UNFPA and ESCAP

5 rules for making employers and employees trust each other again

Chronic illnesses: UN stands up to stop 41 million avoidable deaths per year

#UNGA NEWS ROUNDUP: Funding plea for UNRWA, Burkina Faso and CAR updates, Guterres praises climate change ‘pioneer’ Chirac

How does your immune system work?

Implementation of EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: EU mobilises €663 million in humanitarian assistance

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