Sigrid Kaag, Senior Humanitarian and Reconstruction Coordinator for Gaza pursuant to Security Council Resolution 2720 (2023), briefs reporters after the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.Secretary-General António Guterres (right) hears a presentation by a member of the newly established Youth for Water and Climate Network of Tajikistan supported by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The network aims to build capacity of young people to address climate challenges. 

The Secretary-General is on a visit to Central Asia. Tajikistan is his fourth stop after Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. The Secretary-General will then continue to Turkmenistan. He will hold meetings with each country's heads of state and other senior government officials. He will also visit projects related to climate change and speak with local communities and youth activists.A detailed view of a desk in the General Assembly Hall during the United Nations Chiefs of Police Summit (UNCOPS 2024). 

The Summit brings together Ministers, Chiefs of Police and senior representatives of regional and professional policing organizations to engage on strengthening international peace, security, and development for all through the unifying power and enabling role of national and United Nations policing.Gustavo Petro Urrego, President of the Republic of Colombia, addresses the Security Council meeting on the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC).Philippe Lazzarini (left), Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), speaks during the UNRWA Pledging Conference 2024 with the Ad Hoc Committee of the General Assembly for the Announcement of Voluntary Contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. In the centre is Courtenay Rattray, Chef de Cabinet for the Secretary-General, and at right is Secretary-General António Guterres.Sergiy Kyslytsya, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, addresses the Security Council meeting on maintenance of international peace and security.Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed holds up a conch as she meets with fishermen that are part of an organized community called Fisherfolk Association in Antigua and Barbuda. 

The Deputy Secretary-General attended the fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4), held from 27 to 30 May 2024 in St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda.A detailed view of the sculpture "Arrival" in the garden of UN Headquarters. The sculpture is created by John Behan and was a gift of the people of Ireland to the United Nations.Vassily Nebenzia, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation and President of the Security Council for the month of July, briefs reporters after the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.Gustavo Petro Urrego (second from left), President of the Republic of Colombia, and Diego Ferney (right), Representative of Farc-EP, unveil of the Kusikawsay Monument, a gift from Colombia to the United Nations. At left is Courtenay Rattray, Chef de Cabinet for the Secretary-General. 

Kusikawsay means “peaceful and happy life” in Quechua, an indigenous language and people in South America. The sculpture is meant to be an indigenous canoe that brings ancient wisdom and symbolism to the present. The canoe navigates the rivers and witnesses the progress of the Colombian territory. The shape and the material have symbolic power. They are fragments of the past that are focused on the future. In mythology of many ancient cultures, the idea of travel after life is common. The ritualization of life implies reconciliation with memory and amends between the community and the community of its territory. The notion of travel, passage, or threshold is presented as a vehicle for the search for wisdom.

The canoe is mounted with a few degrees of inclination to give a sense of displacement, trajectory, projectile, and a rocket taking off. Kusikawsay emerges from the grass without a base or visible concrete. It gives the illusion of emerging from the depths to the sky. Kusikawsay symbolizes the end of an internal conflict that lasted over fifty-years and the peace that continues to be built in Colombia. 

The Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed an agreement to end the conflict and began building a stable and lasting peace on 24 November 2016. 

There are three monuments marking this agreement. One in Cuba where the negotiations took place for over four years, the second in Colombia where the agreement applies, and the third is at the United Nations Headquarters and signals appreciation to the Organization’s work to secure world peace and security. The statue was also given in gratitude for the strong support the United Nations gave to the Colombian peace process.Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) visits the Hazrati Imam complex in Tashkent, UzbekistanPhilippe Lazzarini, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), briefs press after the UNRWA Pledging Conference 2024, on the situation in Gaza and related topics.Twelve-year-old Hanah Tambwe attends the celebration of World Kiswahili Language Day, held on the occasion of World Kiswahili Language Day (7 July). 

The is organized by the Permanent Mission of the United Republic of Tanzania.José Javier De La Gasca (at podium), Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations, briefs reporters on the mandate renewal of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH). At left is Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations.Secretary-General Kofi Annan (right) meets with former South African President Nelson Mandela in Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa today.Sergey Lavrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation and President of the Security Council for the month of July, chairs the Security Council meeting on maintenance of international peace and security, on the theme "Multilateral cooperation in the interest of a more just, democratic and sustainable world order".Muhannad Hadi, Deputy Special Coordinator, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory of the Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, briefs reporters at UN Headquarters.A participant attending the meeting on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1, No poverty, and interlinkages with other SDGs. 

The meeting is held during the High-level Political Forum 2024 (HLPF) convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council (8-17 July 2024). The theme of the forum is "Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda and eradicating poverty in times of multiple crises: the effective delivery of sustainable, resilient and innovative solutions".Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (left) is arriving for an interview with UN News on accelerating action towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.A child briefer attends the Security Council meeting on children and armed conflict on the theme “How to advance our collective norms towards protecting children and ending all grave violations”. The Council heard a Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict.

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