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A view of the 34th plenary meeting of the General Assembly. The Assembly elected members of the Committee for Programme and Coordination. Further the Assembly appointed members of the Committee on Conferences; Judges of the United Nations Appeals Tribunal and the United Nations Dispute Tribunal; and members of the Joint Inspection Unit.The United Nations Guided Tours at UN Headquarters celebrate its 70th Anniversary with a fashion show of the different uniforms used during the seven decades, as well as traditional outfits showcasing the diverse nationalities and backgrounds of the guides during the decades.

Former Tour Guide Andrea Ocampo (left) wears a uniform designed by Hollywood designer Edith Head from the United States. The uniform was introduced in 1977 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the UN Visitors Center. Andrea is escorted by Security Officer Camelia Tianu.Csaba Kőrösi, President of the seventy-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly, addresses the 36th plenary meeting on “Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Security Council”.Csaba Kőrösi (centre), President of the seventy-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly, accompanied by Michal Mlynar (behind President), Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the United Nations, briefs journalists following the 36th plenary meeting on Security Council reform.Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Assistant Secretary-General for Africa in the Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations, briefs the Security Council meeting on peace and security in Africa. The Council heard a report of the Secretary-General on the situation of piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Guinea and its underlying causes.A view of conversations between delegates ahead of the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East (Yemen).Mary Robinson, Chair of the Elders, briefs the Security Council meeting on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, with a focus on integrating effective resilience-building in peace operations for sustainable peace.A view of people at the press briefing area after a meeting in the General Assembly of the resumed 11th Emergency Special Session on Ukraine.

The General Assembly adopted a resolution on "furtherance of remedy and reparation for aggression against Ukraine" during the 15th plenary meeting of the resumed 11th Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly on Ukraine.The village of Ogossagou is located 144 kilometres from the town of Sévaré in the Mopti region of central Mali. Ogossagou has been the site of two massacres between local ethnic groups in the space of two years, resulting in numerous casualties. For the last two years peacekeepers from Senegal serving with the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has secured a temporary operational base (TOB) in the village. The village of Ogossagou is difficult to access by land due to the security situation, terrorist attacks and Improvised Explosive Device (IED), and to the isolation of the village. Recently calm has returned to Ogossagou with the signing of local agreements between the two communities.

A helicopter flies over the village of Ogossagou in central Mali.Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Assistant Secretary-General for Africa in the Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations, briefs the Security Council meeting on peace and security in Africa. The Council hears a report of the Secretary-General on the Joint Force of the Group of Five for the Sahel.Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), briefs the Security Council.Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Harold Adlai Agyeman, President of the Security Council for the month of November and Permanent Representative of Ghana to the United Nations.A view of the UN Guided Tours round table discussion on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Guided Tours at UN Headquarters.The United Nations Guided Tours at UN Headquarters celebrate its 70th Anniversary with a fashion show of the different uniforms used during the seven decades, as well as traditional outfits showcasing the diverse nationalities and backgrounds of the guides during the decades.

Tumi Mutume, former Tour Guide from South Africa, wears  a South African Xhosa attire.Harold Adlai Agyeman (centre), President of the Security Council for the month of November and Permanent Representative of Ghana to the United Nations, chairs the Security Council meeting on maintenance of peace and security of Ukraine.The village of Ogossagou is located 144 kilometres from the town of Sévaré in the Mopti region of central Mali. The village of Ogossagou has been hosting a temporary operational base (TOB) for over two years with peacekeepers from Senegal serving with the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The objective of this operation is to maintain peace between the communities which, in February 2020, clashed violently, causing several hundred deaths, the majority of which were women and children. The village of Ogossagou is difficult to access by land due to the security situation, terrorist attacks and Improvised Explosive Device (IED), and to the isolation of the village. Recently, calm has returned to Ogossagou with the signing of local agreements between the two communities. 
A peacekeeper stands guard at a stop on the way to Ogossagou.The Security Council meets to elect a member of the International Court of Justice.

Harold Adlai Agyeman, President of the Security Council for the month of November and Permanent Representative of Ghana to the United Nations, picks two representatives (Norway and Gabon were picked) to verify the ballot count.A view of the "Sing for Hope" choir during the official commemoration of International day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Under the global theme of the 2022 UNiTE campaign: “UNiTE! Activism to end violence against women and girls”, the commemoration event will echo with voices of feminists from all over the world reminding us how violence against women and girls in all our diversity is not only preventable, but it must also urgently be prevented.World Toilet Day 2022 (19 November) focuses on the impact of the sanitation crisis on groundwater.
This observance, held annually since 2013, celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 3.6 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation. It is about taking action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: sanitation and water for all by 2030.

UN staff members pose for a photo next to the inflatable toilet outside UN Headquarters.Secretary-General António Guterres (second from right) and Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right), State President of Viet Nam meets with Vietnamese Peacekeepers during a ceremony commemorating the 45th anniversary of Viet Nam’s membership in the United Nations.Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana and President of the Security Council for the month of November, briefs reporters after the Security Council meeting on threats to international peace and security with a focus on counter-terrorism in Africa as an imperative for peace, security and development.A view of Little Amal next to the “Non-Violence” or “Knotted Gun” sculpture by artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd on the UN Visitors Plaza. 

Little Amal is the giant puppet of a 10 year old Syrian refugee girl. Since July 2021 she has travelled over 9,000 km across 12 countries representing all children fleeing war, violence and persecution and each with their own story, Little Amal’s urgent message to the world is “Don’t forget about us”. She is an international symbol of compassion and of human rights and carries a message of hope for displaced people everywhere, especially children who have been separated from their families.Secretary-General António Guterres (left at podium) briefs reporters on the Black Sea Grain Initiative, Ethiopia and the upcoming UN Climate Conference (COP27) at UN Headquarters.

"We need all nations and all people on board in these make-or-break next years, starting at COP27," said the Secretary-General.

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