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Courtenay Rattray (left), new Chef De Cabinet to the Secretary-General, assumes his new duties.Paulina Kubiak, Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly, speaks during the press conference with Abdulla Shahid, President of the seventy-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly, who briefs reporters on a number of topics such as Covid-19 vaccine, climate change, gender equality and more.Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks at a special event entitled, “Delivering on the Global Education Promise”, marking the first anniversary of the Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI). The event was co-organized by the Initiative’s Secretariat and UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) pose for a photo with the "Report of the Secretary-General’s Task Force on Addressing Racism and Promoting Dignity for all in the United Nations Secretariat" and Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (second from left); Catherine Pollard (second from right), Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance; Martha Helena Lopéz (left), Assistant Secretary-General for Human Resources, and Shireen L. Dodson, UN Ombudsman.Abdulla Shahid, President of the seventy-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly, briefs the General Assembly on his priorities for the resumed part of the seventy-sixth session during an informal meeting of the plenary.Linda Thomas-Greenfield (centre), Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, is on her way to brief reporters on the situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.Dr. Martin Luther King, accompanied by his wife Coretta Scott King, pay a visit to United Nations Headquarters. Dr. King, who was awarded the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize, is the President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Here, Dr. King and his wife Mrs. King are seen being greeted by Mr. Ralph J. Bunche, UN Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs. Mr. Bunche was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950.Anniken Huitfeldt, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway and President of Security Council, briefs reporters ahead of the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.Secretary-General António Guterres visits Lebanon to reaffirm the support of the work of the UN in Lebanon; including political teams, peacekeepers, humanitarian aid workers and development professionals, as well as for the country and its people. While there, the Secretary-General meets with Government officials, as well as religious leaders and civil society.  

The Secretary-General (centre) visits the headquarters of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in Naqoura. He is accompanied by Stefano Del Col, Head of Mission and Force Commander of UNIFIL.Mona Juul, President of the Security Council for the month of January and Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations, briefs reporters on the programme of work of the Security Council for the month.Riad Al-Malki (right), Minister for Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the State of Palestine, waits with Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, on the side as 
Geraldine Byrne Nason (at podium), Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations, briefs reporters  after the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.
At left is Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations.Secretary-General António Guterres visits Lebanon to reaffirm the support of the work of the UN in Lebanon; including political teams, peacekeepers, humanitarian aid workers and development professionals, as well as for the country and its people. While there, the Secretary-General meets with Government officials, as well as religious leaders and civil society.  

Peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) salutes the Secretary-General as he visits the headquarters of UNIFIL in Naqoura. He is accompanied by Stefano Del Col, Head of Mission and Force Commander of UNIFIL. Here the Secretary-General is welcomed with a guard of honour at the UNIFIL headquarters.Lowering Ceremony of the national flags of the countries of outgoing non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council for the term 2020-2021. Pictured from left to right are Tarek Ladeb, Permanent Representative of Tunisia,
Abdou Abarry, Permanent Representative of Niger, Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representative of Viet Nam,
Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Estonia, and Gareth Bynoe, Minister Counsellor for the Permanent Mission of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.Secretary-General António Guterres visits Lebanon to reaffirm the support of the work of the UN in Lebanon; including political teams, peacekeepers, humanitarian aid workers and development professionals, as well as for the country and its people. The Secretary-General will meet with Government officials, including President Michel Aoun, Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Najib Mikati, as well as a number of religious leaders and civil society.  He will pay tribute to the victims of the Beirut Port blast and will also undertake field visits to interact with people impacted by the numerous crises the country has been facing.  Finally, the Secretary-General will travel to southern Lebanon to visit the UN Interim Force in Lebanon and tour parts of the Blue Line.

The Secretary-General visits the port of Beirut to pay tribute to the victims and observe a moment of silence.

In August 2020 a large explosion took place in a warehouse in the port that destroyed much of the centre of Beirut. Thousands were injured and some 200 people lost their lives.A view of the “Non-Violence” or “Knotted Gun” sculpture by artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd with a layer of snow at UN Headquarters.Karim Khan, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, briefs the Security Council meeting on the Sudan and South Sudan.Secretary-General António Guterres visits Lebanon to reaffirm the support of the work of the UN in Lebanon; including political teams, peacekeepers, humanitarian aid workers and development professionals, as well as for the country and its people. The Secretary-General will meet with Government officials, as well as a number of religious leaders and civil society.  He will also travel to southern Lebanon to visit the UN Interim Force in Lebanon and tour parts of the Blue Line.

Secretary-General António Guterres (third from right) 
greets school parliamentarians and committee members as he 
visits a school run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Tripoli, Lebanon.Anniken Huitfeldt, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Norway and President of the Security Council for the month of January, chairs  the Security Council meeting on Women and peace and security, on the theme protecting participation: addressing violence targeting women in peace and security processes.Secretary-General António Guterres briefs reporters on Afghanistan, the recent humanitarian appeal for that country, as well as other issues.Secretary-General António Guterres visits Lebanon to reaffirm the support of the work of the UN in Lebanon; including political teams, peacekeepers, humanitarian aid workers and development professionals, as well as for the country and its people. The Secretary-General will meet with Government officials, as well as a number of religious leaders and civil society.  He will also travel to southern Lebanon to visit the UN Interim Force in Lebanon and tour parts of the Blue Line.

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) and Nabih Berri, Speaker of the Parliament of Lebanon, briefs reporters in Beirut.

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