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What's on at the UN? Walk the Talk: a WHO fitness event on Sunday

UN Roundup // Politics // May 13, 2019



  • Image: Official visit of the Secretary-General 
  • Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during Special Session at a World Trade Organization ( WTO ) headquarters in Geneva. 10 May 2019.
  • UN photo/ Jean Marc Ferré


Secretary-General António Guterres has voiced his outrage at an attack on a Catholic church in Burkina Faso on Sunday, in which six people were reportedly killed by gunmen. The area of Sahel is becoming increasingly lawless and Daniel Johnson reports in on the rise of extremist armed groups in northern and central Mali and Niger. He also brings us some good news following the release of over 800 children, by armed groups, in North Eastern Nigeria - announced last Friday. 

Over to Yemen, where rebel leaders are expected to pull out forces in line with a UN-led agreement, but millions are on the bring of starvation. 


Public events from the UN this week include:

WALK THE TALK: THE “HEALTH FOR ALL” CHALLENGE  by the World Health Organization, supported by @UNGeneva - Sunday 19 May 2019
3km / 5km / 8km courses available. Warm-ups and music begin at at 09:30 at the Place des Nations, before official introductions and then the ribbon being cut at 10:45 a.m. The event ends at 13:00. 


Panel discussion: "Cultural Heritage Under Fire" - Tues 14 May 12:30 - 14:00 - Library Events Room (B. 135),  Palais des Nations, B Building, 1st Floor (in French)






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