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The inhabitants of Boyo village are returning to normal life, after attacks by armed groups in December 2021 caused loss of human life, material damage and displacement of people. Peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) intervened to restore security and protect civilians. Their presence on the ground is contributing to the return of the displaced to the village. Boyo is a village located 120 km from Bambari, the capital in the Ouaka prefecture in the Central African Republic.Secretary-General António Guterres visits a refugee centre in Chișinău, in the Republic of Moldova. In the centre refugees can access services such as legal assistance and medical support. Moldova has, within the last months, taken in almost half a million Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war. 

Mr. Guterres (right) speaks with children at the refugee centre.David Beasley, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, speaks during the ministerial meeting on "A Call to Action on a Roadmap for Global Food Security" held at UN Headquarters. 
Antony Blinken, Secretary of State of the United States of America, chairs the meeting of foreign ministers from approximately 30 regionally diverse countries. Secretary-General António Guterres and other senior UN officials are invited to update ministers on the spike in food insecurity, the resulting global impact, and the steps UN is taking in response.Secretary-General António Guterres (left) greets a group of children in Gubio Internally Displaced People’s Camp in Borno State, Nigeria, accompanied by Mr. Bagagana Umara Zulum, Governor of Borno State. Gubio camp is located about 16 kilometers outside Maiduguri town.Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State of the United States of America and President of the Security Council for the month of May, chairs the Security Council meeting on conflict and food security under maintenance of international peace and security.Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine.A wide view of a special session held by the Human Rights Council to address “the deteriorating human rights situation in Ukraine stemming from the Russian aggression”.A view of refugees in the Ouallam refugee camp in northern Niger. Secretary-General António Guterres visited the camp during his trip to Niger.

Ouallam and two other neighbouring districts in the area currently shelter some 28,000 people who have fled their homes because of violence, including terrorist acts, in the volatile wider Sahel region of Africa. Around 8,000 have left as refugees from neighbouring Mali to the north and another 20,000 have been displaced from 18 nearby villages and towns. Ouallam and its surrounding districts is a microcosm of the challenges facing Niger, where, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), some 264,000 Nigeriens are internally displaced due to a series of factors including deteriorating security and the effects of changing climatic conditions as well as overgrazing and deforestation.Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative of the United States 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.Secretary-General António Guterres (not pictured) visits a refugee centre in Chișinău, in the Republic of Moldova. In the centre refugees can access services such as legal assistance and medical support. Moldova has, within the last months, taken in almost half a million Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war.

A view of children playing at the refugee centre.A view of a delegate during the continuation of the Human Rights dialogue during the 21st Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). The Forums holds a discussion on the six mandated areas of the Permanent Forum (economic and social development, culture, environment, education, health and human rights), with reference to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the outcome document of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.A view of delegates attending the Security Council meeting on conflict and food security under maintenance of international peace and security.Secretary-General António Guterres (right) visits Gubio Internally Displaced People’s Camp in Borno State, Nigeria, accompanied by Mr. Bagagana Umara Zulum, Governor of Borno State. Gubio camp is located about 16 kilometers outside Maiduguri town.Miriam Mac Intosh (left), Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation of the Republic of Suriname, chairs the closing meeting of the 17th session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (9-13 May).Secretary-General António Guterres visits a refugee centre in Chișinău, in the Republic of Moldova, run with the support of UN agencies. In the centre  refugees can find a temporary place to stay, access services such as legal assistance and medical support, have a hot meal or register for cash assistance. During the visit, the Secretary-General met with a number of families who are housed there or just using the services provided by the centre. 
Moldova has, within the last months, taken in almost half a million Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war.

A boy is playing with a Rubik's Cube at the refugee centre.Kennedy Godfrey Gastorn, Vice-President of the seventy-sixth session of the UN General Assembly and Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations, adopts the draft resolution on the necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba during the General Assembly meeting.An evening in Chișinău, the captial of the Republic of Moldova.Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu "Burna Boy" (left), Nigerian singer and rapper, visits the UN Headquarters and meets with Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (right).Secretary-General António Guterres (left) walks to brief reporters together with Natalia Gavriliţa (right), Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, after their meeting.

The Secretary-General is in the Republic of Moldova for a two-day visit to express his solidarity and thank Moldova for its support for peace, and for its people’s generosity in opening their hearts and homes to almost half a million Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war.Secretary-General António Guterres visits a refugee centre, in Chișinău, in the Republic of Moldova. In the centre refugees can access services such as legal assistance and medical support. Moldova has, within the last months, taken in almost half a million Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war. 

Mr. Guterres (centre) speaks to reporters outside the refugee centre. 

"So, this tragedy demonstrates that war is a senseless thing, and that this war must stop. There is no military solution for the problems that we are facing. We absolutely need to stop this war and we absolutely need to see international law prevail," said the Secretary-General.Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses the Memorial in remembrance of former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright. 
The Memorial is organized by the United States Mission to the United Nations.Secretary-General António Guterres (front) takes the tram in Vienna, Austria, together with Alexander Van der Bellen, Federal President of the Republic of Austria, during his visit to the city.Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) visits residential neighborhoods of Irpin, in Ukraine's Kyiv Oblast.

“This horrific scenario demonstrates something that is unfortunately, always true: civilians always pay the highest price. Innocent civilians were living in these buildings. They were paying the highest price for a war for which they had not contributed at all. And this is something everybody should remember, everywhere in the world. Wherever there is a war, the highest price is paid by civilians,” said the Secretary-General in Irpin.Secretary-General António Guterres (right) speaks with refugees in the Ouallam refugee camp in northern Niger. “I will be your spokesperson and will demand that the international community not only provides the humanitarian aid you need but also supports development, because it is with education, health and the creation of jobs, that terrorism can be beaten.” said the secretary-General in the camp. 

Ouallam and two other neighbouring districts in the area currently shelter some 28,000 people who have fled their homes because of violence, including terrorist acts, in the volatile wider Sahel region of Africa. Around 8,000 have left as refugees from neighbouring Mali to the north and another 20,000 have been displaced from 18 nearby villages and towns. Ouallam and its surrounding districts is a microcosm of the challenges facing Niger, where, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), some 264,000 Nigeriens are internally displaced due to a series of factors including deteriorating security and the effects of changing climatic conditions as well as overgrazing and deforestation.

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