Paris Climate Agreement to enter into force on 4 November, 2016
The historic accord to tackle climate change has been ratified by more countries, including Austria, Hungary and Slovakia, paving the way for full implementation. "This is a momentous occasion," said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, "What once seemed unthinkable, is now unstoppable." More...
António Guterres appointed as next UN Secretary-General
The United Nations General Assembly today appointed António Guterres of Portugal as the ninth UN Secretary-General, upon recommendation by the UN Security Council. This completes the two-step process which is mandated by the UN Charter. Previously, the UN Secretary-General-designate served as the 10th High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). He will succeed Ban Ki-moon on 1 January 2017. More...
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