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Vietnamese refugees living in their boats at the Government Dockyard in Kowloon, Hong Kong.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.Secretary-General António Guterres (centre right) meets with João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço (centre left), President of the Republic of Angola.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).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.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.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.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.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".This picture is part of a series taken during the salvage operations in the Suez Canal, which has been shut down since hostilities began in Egypt late in October 1956. The United Nations salvage fleet, consisting of Dutch, Danish, Belgian, Swedish, German, Italian and Yugoslav ships, began its clearance operations on 27 December 1956. 
UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld (taking a photograph), and Under-Secretary Ralph J. Bunche (at left of Mr. Hammarskjöld) are watching the lifting of the 1,390 ton sunken tug ""Edgar Bonnet"", one of the most difficult obstructions in the canal.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.Secretary-General António Guterres (at podium) briefs reporters after he is appointed by acclamation by the UN General Assembly Secretary-General of the United Nations for a second term of office starting 1 January 2022 and ending 31 December 2026.
At left is Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed.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.Mona Juul (left), Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations, and Geraldine Byrne Nason, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations, briefs reporters as co-penholders of the Syrian cross border humanitarian issue, ahead of the Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria.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.United Nations Office at Geneva commemorates the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Central African Republic, as João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, President of Angola, takes his seat at the table.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.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.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.

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