Gilad Erdan, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. At left is Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, attends the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Sudan and South Sudan. The Council heard a Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei.Taher M. El-Sonni, Permanent Representative of the State of Libya to the United Nations, introduces the draft resolution on World Football Day under Sport for development and peace: building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal during the 80th plenary meeting of the General Assembly. 

The Assembly later adopted the resolution proclaiming 25 May as World Football Day, as 2024 marks the 100th anniversary of the first international football tournament in history with the representation of all regions as part of the 1924 Summer Olympic Games, held in Paris.Cheryl Pearce (left), Acting Military Advisor of the Office of Military Affairs (OMA) at UN Headquarters, visits the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to meet with Mission leadership and peacekeepers. The Acting Military Advisor visited Bor in Jonglei State, where she engaged with the Sector East peacekeepers and received operational briefings on their challenges and achievements. 

Ms. Pearce sits inside an all-terrain vehicle which is being used to increase mobility to support the mandate of UNMISS. At right is Rajesh Kumar from India, serving with UNMISS.A group of children pose for a photo in the Mbyo Village in the Bugesera District of Rwanda.

Mbyo Village is a reconciliation village, established as part of Rwanda's "Unity and Reconciliation" initiative to foster national unity and collective progress. These villages represent one of several projects initiated by the Rwandan government in response to the 1994 genocide. Within these villages, survivors of the genocide live alongside repentant ex-perpetrators, promoting coexistence and healing.

2024 marks the 30th observance of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, one of the darkest chapters in human history. More than one million people – overwhelmingly Tutsi, but also Hutu and others who opposed the genocide – were systematically killed in less than three months.Pedro Comissário Afonso, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Mozambique to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of May, briefs reporters on the programme of work of the Security Council for the month of May.Pedro Comissário Afonso, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Mozambique to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of May, chairs the Security Council meeting on the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.Dennis Francis, President of the seventy-eighth session of the General Assembly, closes the meeting of the General Assembly on global stocktaking of sustainable energy for all.

The Global stocktaking marks the completion of the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All to further accelerate the implementation of SDG 7 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2014–2024). 

The meeting is held during the General Assembly Sustainability Week (15-19 April).Gilad Erdan, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, shreds a page of the Charter of the United Nations as he addresses the resumed 10th Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly on “Illegal Israeli actions in occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory”.

The General Assembly later adopted a resolution that "Determines that the State of Palestine is qualified for membership in the United Nations in accordance with Article 4 of the Charter of the United Nations and should therefore be admitted to membership in the United Nations". The Resolution was adopted by a recorded vote with 143 votes in favour, 9 against and 25 abstentions.2024 marks the 30th observance of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, one of the darkest chapters in human history. More than one million people – overwhelmingly Tutsi, but also Hutu and others who opposed the genocide – were systematically killed in less than three months.

The most common transportation in Kigali are motorcycles, in general called "moto".Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, addresses the resumed 10th Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly on “Illegal Israeli actions in occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory”.

The General Assembly later adopted a resolution that "Determines that the State of Palestine is qualified for membership in the United Nations in accordance with Article 4 of the Charter of the United Nations and should therefore be admitted to membership in the United Nations". The Resolution was adopted by a recorded vote with 143 votes in favour, 9 against and 25 abstentions.A view of staff members in the pharmacy at the health centre in the Wihdat Camp for Palestine refugees in Amman, Jordan.

Secretary-General António Guterres (not pictured) visited the health centre while in Jordan. He met with patients as well as midwifes and staff of the health centre, that also performs medical tests and has a pharmacy providing life-saving medication to patients at no charge. 

The Secretary-General is on a Ramadan solidarity visit to Egypt and Jordan to meet Palestine refugees being served by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).Taher M. El-Sonni (front), Permanent Representative of the State of Libya to the United Nations, speaks with a member of his delegation during the Security Council meeting on the situation in Libya.Secretary-General António Guterres (left) meets with Gabriel Boric Font, President of the Republic of Chile.

The Secretary-General is in Santiago, Chile, to chair the biannual session of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB). The CEB brings together the heads of the UN system organizations in order to reflect on current world affairs as they affect and are related to the UN system. The agenda of the meeting also includes discussions on 'Organized Crime with a Focus on Governance and the Rule of Law' and on the 'Summit of the Future: Multilateral Solutions for a Better Tomorrow'.UN Staff Members and Delegates watch the partial solar eclipse from the garden at UN Headquarters.Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) meets with Palestinian civilians from Gaza and their families at the General Hospital in Al-Arish, Egypt, speaking with women and children who had been injured during the ongoing conflict in Gaza. 

"Listening to the testimony of those that have been wounded, that have seen their parents and other members of their family killed or wounded, that have suffered so much, you cannot avoid feeling heartbroken...and to clearly say 'we must silence the guns'; we need an immediate ceasefire in Gaza," he said.Secretary-General António Guterres (left) has a conversation on the Summit of the Future with Vee (Varaidzo) Kativhu, Girls’ Education Activist and Young Leader for the SDGs at the United Nations.Cheryl Pearce, Acting Military Advisor of the Office of Military Affairs (OMA) at UN Headquarters, visits the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to meet with Mission leadership and peacekeepers. The Acting Military Advisor visited Bor in Jonglei State, where she engaged with the Sector East peacekeepers and received operational briefings on their challenges and achievements, as well as a demonstration of an all-terrain vehicle which is being used to increase mobility to support the mandate of UNMISS.

Ms. Pearce is interviewed by Radio Miraya, UNMISS’s radio station at Tomping Camp in Juba.Sigrid Kaag (left), Senior Humanitarian and Reconstruction Coordinator for Gaza, briefs reporters after the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.Two members of the UN K-9 unit interact with a Conference Officer in the Security Council Chamber.

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