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The past year has been one of deep and interlocking crises that are growing in scale and severity. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic persists and, with less than 20 per cent of people in low-income countries vaccinated, recovery is uneven. The war in Ukraine has caused distress for millions of people in and far beyond the country and has amplified the effects of the climate crisis and long-standing inequalities around the world. All these challenges transcend borders and can be solved only with forceful collective action.
In these turbulent times,
the work of the United Nations
is more necessary than ever
to reduce suffering, prevent crises,
manage risks and
build a sustainable future for all.
António Guterres, Secretary-General
United Nations Secretariat staff...
…Delivering results across
…With the support of
to build a safer, more equal and sustainable world...
UN country teams led by resident coordinators work in 162 countries and territories to help to implement the 2030 Agenda
Peace & Security
We deployed 50 peacekeeping operations, special political missions and support offices to prevent conflict and support peacebuilding
Development in Africa
We helped 54 countries to leapfrog development challenges and catalyse a sustainable and equitable recovery from
We helped 46,000+ victims of torture to receive rehabilitation support and facilitated assistance for 13,000+ victims of contemporary forms of slavery
We helped to mobilize $20.3B to assist 174M people across 60 countries and territories
Justice & International Law
As of 2021, 639 multilateral treaties addressing matters of worldwide interest had been deposited with the Secretary-General
We channeled funds to 104 arms-control-related projects benefiting 145 countries
Drugs, Crime & Terrorism
We consolidated 14,000+ real-time data points on individual drug seizures from 125+ countries on an open multi-source drug-monitoring platform
With over 35,000 staff in 465 duty stations, the UN’s work is underpinned by effective management of finance, human resources, supply chains, and communication