Secretary-General António Guterres (front right) and Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed front left) attend a wreath laying ceremony in honour of fallen Peacekeepers at the Peacekeeping Memorial at UN Headquarters.David J. Francis, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Sierra Leone, briefs reporters after Sierra Leone today was elected non-permanent member of the Security Council for 2024 – 2025.

The General Assembly today elected five new non-permanent members of the Security Council to serve for the period of 1 January 2024 - 31 December 2025. The Assembly elected Algeria, Guyana, the Republic of Korea, Sierra Leone, and Slovenia. Six member states were running for the five available seats, with Belarus and Slovenia running for one available seat in the Eastern European Group. All have served on the Council previously: Algeria three times, Guyana and the Republic of Korea twice, and Sierra Leone and Slovenia once.The island of Niue is situated in an isolated position in the South Pacific Ocean approximately 300 miles east of the Kingdom of Tonga, 350 miles south-east of Samoa and 580 miles west of Rarotonga. The island which has an estimated population of 4142 people is administered by New Zealand. On the invitation of the Prime Minister of New Zealand and in accordance with the General Assembly resolution 3155 (XXVIII) of 14 December 1973, a mission composed of Yilma Tadesse (Ethiopia), Chairman, Gholam-Hossein Shahid-Nooray (Iran), and Horacio Arteage-Acosta (Venezuela) visited Niue from 30 August to 6 September 1974 to observe the proceedings relating to the act of self-determination by the Niuean people and to report to the General Assembly at its twenty-ninth session.
Wearing flower garlands Niuean school girls performing a traditional dance. September 1974.Eganam Segbefia plays Taps during the wreath laying ceremony in honour of fallen Peacekeepers at the Peacekeeping Memorial at UN Headquarters.At present, sampans carry cargo from ocean-going freighters to the river docks to unload. This is a scene at the port of Narayanganj.Palestinian singer Sanaa Moussa (centre), an “Ambassador of Palestinian heritage”, performs during the special commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Nakba held in the General Assembly Hall. 

A musical composition about the Nakba entitled “Bright Colors on a Dark Canvas” by Naseem Alatrash, Grammy Award-nominee cellist, and composer, is also performed accompanied by the New York Arabic Orchestra and directed by Eugene Friesen, four-time Grammy Award Winner.A member of the Batoto Yetu dance company performs during the opening of the Second Session of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent.Secretary-General António Guterres (right) visits the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica. In the centre is Alando Terrelonge, State Minister in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport of Jamaica, and at left is Master Bongo player Herman.

The Secretary-General is in Jamaica to hold bilateral talks with Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, on several issues including Jamaica’s role in mediating the situation in Haiti and how to involve the international community.Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), briefs reporters on funding of UNRWA and other related topics.Secretary-General António Guterres is in Somalia on his annual solidarity visit to a country that observes Ramadan. During the trip he will meet with Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of Somalia. He will also visit a camp for internally displaced persons in Baidoa and meet with representatives of Somali civil society, youth groups and other marginalized groups.

The Secretary-General (centre) briefs reporters after his visit to a camp for internally displaced persons in Baidoa. At right is Ari Gaitanis, Chief of Service of Public Information of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, holds his portrait at the Inside Out Action event held to commemorate UN Peacekeeping's 75th anniversary in Times Square, New York City. 
The event is a way to thank peacekeepers, past and present, for their service and sacrifice, and pay tribute to all the people who work together to build and maintain peace across the world. The Inside Out platform, founded by artist JR in 2011, helps communities around the world stand up for what they believe in and spark global change locally.Lana Zaki Nusseibeh (centre), Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of June, arrives to brief reporters on the programme of the Security Council for the month of June.Secretary-General António Guterres arrives to brief reporters on the situation in Ukraine. The Secretary-General spoke about the destruction in the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant dam. 

"We have all seen the tragic images coming out today of the monumental humanitarian, economic and ecological catastrophe in the Kherson region of Ukraine. The United Nations has no access to independent information on the circumstances that led to the destruction in the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant dam.  But one thing is clear:  this is another devastating consequence of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, " said the Secretary-General.Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, is interviewed by UN News.Secretary-General António Guterres (second from left) visits the Bob Marley mural in downtown Kingston. 

The Secretary-General is in Jamaica to hold bilateral talks with Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, on several issues including Jamaica’s role in mediating the situation in Haiti and how to involve the international community.Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of June, chairs the Security Council meeting on the situation in Libya. 

The Council adopted resolution 2684 (2023) extending the authorizations as set out in resolution 2635 (2022) for a further 12 months from the date of this resolution. The resolution was adopted with 14 votes in favour, none against and 1 abstention (Russia).Tanja Fajon, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, briefs reporters after Slovenia today was elected non-permanent member of the Security Council for 2024 – 2025.

The General Assembly today elected five new non-permanent members of the Security Council to serve for the period of 1 January 2024 - 31 December 2025. The Assembly elected Algeria, Guyana, the Republic of Korea, Sierra Leone, and Slovenia. Six member states were running for the five available seats, with Belarus and Slovenia running for one available seat in the Eastern European Group. All have served on the Council previously: Algeria three times, Guyana and the Republic of Korea twice, and Sierra Leone and Slovenia once.Pollution of the environment has become so widespread that all forms of life are threatened. In June 1972, representatives of some 130 nations met in Stockholm for an unprecedented meeting under the auspices of the United Nations to seek ways of translating their concern about the deterioration of conditions on our planet into a global attack on the problem.
Villagers returning home as the sun sets in the Philippines.Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the event entitled “Dag Hammarskjöld Medal Ceremony and Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award” held on the occasion of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (29 May). 
The event is organized by the Department of Peace Operations (DPO) and the Office of Military Affairs (OMA).A view of the “Non-Violence” or “Knotted Gun” sculpture at UN Headquarters in haze due to smoke from Canadian wildfires.Dennis Francis, President-elect of the seventy-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations, briefs reporters after being elected President of 78th UN General Assembly.Melissa Fleming (centre of image), Under-Secretary-General of Global Communications, stands next to her photo as it is being added to the collection during the Inside Out Action event held to commemorate UN Peacekeeping's 75th anniversary in Times Square, New York City. 
The event is a way to thank peacekeepers, past and present, for their service and sacrifice, and pay tribute to all the people who work together to build and maintain peace across the world. The Inside Out platform, founded by artist JR in 2011, helps communities around the world stand up for what they believe in and spark global change locally.

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