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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Madagascar villagers learn dangers of outdoor defecation

Women ‘vital’ to peace efforts and ensuring long-lasting stability in Afghanistan

‘Proving our worth through action’: 5 things Guterres wants the UN to focus on in 2019

Banks suffocate the real economy by denying loans

Sahel crisis reaching unprecedented levels, warn top UN humanitarian officials

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UN agencies call for action to bolster rights of Europe’s stateless children

UN launches new fund to advance sustainable development in Aral Sea region

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South Africa’s SMEs should be first in line for a digital upgrade

EU confronts environmental threats as global leaders attempt to revive the global sentiment at NYC climate week

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Most ‘precious’ and ‘scarce’ resource of our time is dialogue, UN chief tells Doha policy forum

Humanitarian aid: €7 million for disaster preparedness in Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region

As conflicts become more complex, ‘mediation is no longer an option; it is a necessity’, UN chief tells Security Council

Rule of law in Hungary: Parliament should ask Council to act, say committee MEPs

It’s Time to Disrupt Europe, Digital First

Galileo and EGNOS programmes back in orbit powered with €70 billion

A Europe that delivers: EU citizens expect more EU level action in future

EU-China relations under investigation?

Brussels to tear down the trade wall with Mexico as opposed to Trump’s “walls”

End ‘political opportunism’ that’s letting hate speech flourish, urges top UN genocide official

European Youth Forum and youngest MEPs call on President Juncker to keep his promise to Europe’s youth

EC v Samsung: A whole year to compile a case

The banks dragged Eurozone down to fiscal abyss

Why Sweden’s cashless society is no longer a utopia

Electric vehicles are half the market in Norway

FROM THE FIELD: Enduring freezing winter in a war zone

G20 World Exclusive Interview: “The world, especially emerging economies and developing countries, require a more sustainable and quality development”, the Spokesperson of Japan underscores live from Antalya Turkey

Cohesion Policy: EU invests €880 million to improve Poland’s railway system

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

The ECB accuses the politicians of inaction, continues injecting billions to banks

Measuring consumer confidence isn’t useful anymore. Here’s what we should do instead

The West unites against Mali desert rebels

Instability in Africa’s Sahel, spreading outwards, Security Council told

World Television Day celebrates an integral part of modern life

3 reasons all countries should embrace the Global Compact for Migration

UN chief urges India and Pakistan to dial down tensions in wake of Kashmir attack

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Brazil must immediately end threats to independence and capacity of law enforcement to fight corruption

Pesticides: MEPs propose blueprint to improve EU approval procedure

How civil society must adapt to survive its greatest challenges

Germany loses leading export place

UN official sees ‘unprecedented opportunities’ to make progress on peace in Afghanistan

Parliament: No consent to EU budget until €11.2 billion unpaid bills are settled

EU invests in green projects and bans single-use plastics while climate change requires more to be done

EU investment budget for 2020 must focus on the Europe of tomorrow

‘Young people care about peace’: UN Youth Envoy delivers key message to Security Council

Nordic noir: The unhappiness epidemic affecting young people in the world’s happiest countries

3.7 million lives could be saved by 2025 if health services ramp up nutrition actions: WHO

The Juncker Plan at work: bringing investment back on track in Europe

Preparing Africa for ravages of climate change ‘cannot be an afterthought’ – COP24

Generation Z will outnumber Millennials by 2019

China is sending science students to live with rural farmers – and crop yields are skyrocketing

There’s a global learning crisis and it’s leaving millions without basic skills

Autumn 2019 Standard Eurobarometer: immigration and climate change remain main concerns at EU level

Ninja innovation and the future of work

Is there a chance for the West to win the war on terror?

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