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Denise Brown, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, visits voting centers in two constituencies of Bangui’s 3rd district during the second round of legislative elections in the Central African Republic. She was accompanied by Force Commander of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Daniel Sidiki Traoré, as well as the Director of the Mission’s Electoral Assistance Division and the President of the National Elections Authority (ANE). The first round of legislative elections was cancelled in the two constituencies owing to technical problems.

A peacekeeper serving with MINUSCA stand guard at a polling station in the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui during the second round of legislative elections – held in constituencies where voting could not take place in the previous election.For this year’s observance of International Environment Day the United Nations is focusing on the plight of forests worldwide. In Haiti, there remains less than one percent tree cover. Most deforestation is caused by the local population’s need for land to farm, wood to build with, and charcoal to cook with. The result has left immense tracks of land bare to the elements, hastened massive soil erosion and increased land slides and flash flooding. 
View of deforested land near Port-au-Prince, Haiti.United Nations Office at Geneva commemorates the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.Mr. António Guterres is appointed by acclamation Secretary-General of the United Nations by the UN General Assembly for a second term of office starting 1 January 2022 and ending 31 December 2026. 

Mr. Guterres addresses the  General Assembly after his appointment for a second term as Secretary-General. "I am deeply honoured and grateful for the trust you have placed in me to serve as the Secretary-General of the United Nations for a second term. Serving the United Nations is an immense privilege and a most noble duty," said the Secretary-General.Karin Landgren, Executive director of Security Council Report, addresses the Security Council meeting on the Implementation of the note by the President of the Security Council and the working methods of the Security Council.Secretary-General António Guterres (right) draws the lot to determine which Member State will occupy the first seat in the General Assembly Hall at the seventy-sixth session. Suriname will occupy the first seat.  

The General Assembly also held elections for the President, as well as Vice-Presidents, of the General Assembly. 
Seated at left is Volkan Bozkir, President of the seventy-fifth session of the United Nations General Assembly, and standing in the centre is Movses Abelian, Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM).A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the recommendation for the appointment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations. 

The Security Council recommends to the General Assembly that Mr. António Guterres be appointed Secretary-General of the United Nations for a second term of office from the 1st of January 2022 to the 31st of December 2026.A wide view of the 14th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP14). The overarching theme of the conference is “Building back better: COVID-19 response and recovery; Meeting the needs, Realizing the rights, and Addressing the socio-economic impacts on persons with disabilities.” Three sub-themes are also discussed: Protecting the rights of persons with disabilities in armed conflict and humanitarian emergencies; Living Independently, being included in the community; and Right to education; challenges with inclusive education and accessibility during COVID-19.Secretary-General António Guterres is in Pakistan to attend the International Conference on 40 Years of Hosting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan, which is being organized by the Government of Pakistan and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
The Secretary-General (not pictured) meets with children on the side of the conference in Islamabad. The children are part of a choir made up of refugee children from Afghanistan and children from Pakistan that also performed for the Secretary-General.A view of the General Assembly meeting that held election of the President of the General Assembly, as well as Vice-Presidents of the General Assembly. The Secretary-General also drew the lots to determine which  Member State will occupy the first seat in the General Assembly Hall at the seventy-sixth session.

Volkan Bozkir (centre right), President of the seventy-fifth session of the United Nations General Assembly, greets Abdulla Shahid, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives and President-elect of the seventy-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly. At centre left is Secretary-General António Guterres.Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on
HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), briefs reporters on the General Assembly's High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS.Mr. António Guterres is appointed by acclamation Secretary-General of the United Nations by the UN General Assembly for a second term of office starting 1 January 2022 and ending 31 December 2026. 

Mr. Guterres (right) takes the oath of office for his second five-year term. The oath is administered by Volkan Bozkir, President of the seventy-fifth session of the United Nations General Assembly. Seated at dais in the back is Movses Abelian, Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM).Volkan Bozkir, President of the seventy-fifth session of the United Nations General Assembly, addresses the General Assembly high-level dialogue on desertification, land degradation and drought. The dialogue is convenes by the President of the General Assembly to assess the progress made in the fight against desertification, land degradation and drought, and map the way forward in view of the end of the UN Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification.Helen La Lime, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti and Head of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti, waits in the Security Council Chamber to brief the Council on the question concerning Haiti.Secretary-General António Guterres is on his way to address the General Assembly high-level meeting on Middle-Income Countries (17-18 June 2021).  
The meeting is held under the theme "Fine tuning the development system approach to address the needs of middle-income countries" and organized to take stock of the current landscape for middle-income countries (MICs) in discussing the progress on issues identified in the Summary of the 2018 UNGA High-Level Meeting on MICs, and the report A/74/269 of the Secretary General entitled "Development cooperation with middle-income countries".Nazhat Shameem Khan, President of the Human Rights Council and Permanent Representative of Fiji to the UN Office at Geneva, attends the 30th Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the “Grave Human Rights Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem”, at Palais des Nations, Geneva.Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia and President of the Security Council for the month of June, briefs reporters after the closed Security Council meeting on the recommendation for the appointment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations. 

The Security Council recommends to the General Assembly that Mr. António Guterres be appointed Secretary-General of the United Nations for a second term of office from the 1st of January 2022 to the 31st of December 2026.An interpreter at work during  the General Assembly meeting on the question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Security Council, as well as protracted conflicts in the GUAM area and their implications for international peace, security and development.A joint delegation from the African Union (AU), Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), United Nations and European Union arrived in Bangui for a high-level visit to the Central African Republic (CAR) from 2 to 5 June 2021. 

Participants included: Bankole Adeoye, AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security; Mangaral Banté, ECCAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security; Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN Under Secretary-General for Peace Operations; Charles Fries, EU Deputy Secretary-General for the Common Security and Defence Policy; and Rita Laranjinha, EU External Action Service Africa Director.

Mathieu Simplice Sarandji, President of the Central African Republic National Assembly, greets members of the delegation. The delegation met with the President, Vice-Presidents and committee chairmen of the CAR National Assembly, and members of the cabinet.A view of the Security Council meeting on the situation in Somalia. Seated at the table is Abukar Dahir Osman, Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Somalia to the United Nations.

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