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Marta Lucía Ramirez, Vice-President and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Colombia, briefs reporters after the Security Council meeting on Colombia and the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia.Peacekeepers from China serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) patrol Kuda, a village 90km west of Juba in South Sudan. Personnel serving with UNMISS also had the opportunity to contact the local population and provide some healthcare at the local clinic in Kuda.

A boy herding cattle tries to control a rebellious calf that has broken loose from the herd near the centre of Kuda village.Officer Abdourahamane Ganda, with the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), and the high command of the Force Intervention Brigade visit peacekeepers from Malawi and Tanzania serving with MONUSCO at the operating bases in Kiya and Mutwanga. They discussed difficulties and challenges with troops on the ground, and the way forward towards enhancing the protection of the civilian population. They also engaged with commanders of the Congolese Military (FARDC) on the joint efforts with MONUSCO.Peacekeepers from China serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) patrol Terekeka village and the nearby Joarkwes site in South Sudan.

A group of women pose for a photo.A view of Peacekeepers from Benin serving with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in charge of securing MINUSMA infrastructure at the camp in Bamako during a simulation exercise.The General Assembly observes a moment of silence during the Assembly meeting that paid tribute to the memory of Jovenel Moïse, President of the Republic of Haiti.The Security Council votes on a draft resolution to abolish the post of High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The resolution was not adopted with 2 votes in favour (China and Russian Federation), none against and 13 abstentions.Alhader Ag Tital is a Tuareg silversmith that is part of a project sponsored by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in order to give back economic activity to 360 artisans to promote social cohesion and foster dialogue and tolerance in Mali.Captain Atupele Mbewe from Malawi, Major Bindeshwari from India, and Captain Ritu Pandey from Nepal, pose for a photo at the United Nations Camp in Juba. The photo was taken as part of a photo session with female peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), to commemorate International Women's Day (8 March).Peacekeepers from China serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) patrol Terekeka village and the nearby Joarkwes site in South Sudan.

A group of children help each other transport the water jug down the road.A wide view of the General Assembly meeting on “Eradication of poverty and other development issues” and “Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields”.The region of Menaka, located 1500 km from Bamako in the northeast of Mali, has been experiencing increasing insecurity as a result of attacks by terrorist groups and other armed groups. United Nations Police serving with United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) carry out daily patrols in order to secure the civilian population.Volkan Bozkir, President of the seventy-fifth session of the United Nations General Assembly, addresses the General Assembly meeting on the midterm review of the International Decade for People of African Descent.Andreas Hadjichrysanthou, Permanent Representative of Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations, briefs the media following a Security Council meeting on the situation in Cyprus.Peacekeepers from China serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) patrol the village of Terekeka in South Sudan.Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (left) speaks with Munir Akram, President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, ahead of the opening of the ECOSOC High-level political forum on sustainable development. The high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) is the core United Nations platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The 2021 theme is “Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development”.Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) takes part in a round table on climate action to accelerate the green recovery with Teresa Ribera (second from left), Vice-President and Minister for Ecological Transition of Spain, and other officials. 
During the meeting the Secretary-General said that there is a gap and a lack of trust between developed and developing countries, and this gap needs to be narrowed. The Secretary-General also stressed that reaching the target of zero carbon emissions by 2050 will require a truly global coalition, adding that he’s encouraged by young people’s involvement in this cause, but he warned that their participation cannot be only about listening to them as a formality. They need to have a real participation in policymaking.A wide view of the General Assembly Hall as Volkan Bozkir, President of the seventy-fifth session of the United Nations General Assembly, addresses the informal Assembly meeting of the plenary on the occasion of the Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July).Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France and and President of Security Council for the month of July, briefs reporters after the Security Council meeting on the situation in Libya.Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (left) meets with Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).A wide view of the Security Council meeting on protection of civilians in armed conflict, with a focus on preserving humanitarian space.Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Othman Jerandi, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Republic of Tunisia.

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