In a ceremony in New York, the UN has sworn in its new secretary general, Antonio Guterres. How exactly is he going to overhaul the organization? Melissa Fleming, advisor to Antonio Guterres, speaks to DW.
After serving four years as the UN's go-to person for the conflict in Syria, Staffan de Mistura is leaving the post. His predecessors previously quit in frustration over the global deadlock on ending the war.
The United Nations agency tasked with helping refugees and displaced persons has appealed to donor countries to help plug a widening funding gap. The shortage of cash is especially acute in global hotspots.
Governments are not keeping their promises when it comes to funding climate protection and everyone will suffer for it. The problem comes down to a lack of "strong leadership," UN chief Antonio Guterres has said.
Germany's foreign minister, Heiko Maas, has called on the United Nations to "stop beating around the bush" and start talks on reforming the Security Council. A push for change has been ongoing since the early 1990s.
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