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UN Financial Crisis

The UN repeatedly gets into financial difficulties because members do not pay their dues. The US is the biggest defaulter with 22% of the UN's general budget missing. This financial situation leads to Job cuts and underfunding of important campaigns.

UN Financial Crisis

Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs

Adopted by the UN State Members in 2015, the 17 SDGs are goals that set objectives for peace and prosperity worldwide. These goals are an urgent call for action, serving to bring countries together, to work towards the common goal of making the world a better place for all.

Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs
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UN & Peacekeeping

The United Nations is active with over 90,000 peacekeeping forces in 17 missions worldwide to pacify conflicts. The Blue Helmets assist conflict regions with confidence-building measures, power-sharing arrangements or electoral support. The recognition of all states gives the UN peacekeepers high legitimacy but also sets high demands.

UN & Peacekeeping

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The Ethiopian biologist and immunologist is the current General Director of WHO and the first in this position from Africa. Before that, he was Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Health. He established an universal health insurance and improved access to healthcare in Ethiopia. He also chairs the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Featured Organisation of the Month


The Women’s UN Report Network addresses the human rights, oppression, and empowerment of women and girls all over the globe. They provide different Tools for Gender Advocacy for example one of the most expansive and active Gender ListServe’s in the world. WUNRN also regularly organizes events on women’s and girls’ issues and rights at the UN. 

Featured Online-Resource


The United Nations Development Programme runs a sustainable development blog with articles and essays by experts working in over 170 countries. Mainly focusing on perspectives on human rights, climate change, sustainability or health. They also publish a selection of studies and research projects along with there annual report about development issues around the globe. 

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