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Happy 2017 everybody! 


I hope this finds you happy and healthy. As is now sort of my habit around the New Year, I present you with a round-up of round-ups in the first Sunday Smack of 2017. Enjoy!

UN’s 2016 Year in Review: Challenges and milestones for the international community

This is the UN’s video round-up of  the most important issues in 2016.

2016 in Review: Another Violent Year, But With Hope of Improved Prevention

This one is from the UN’s Department of Political Affairs, a bit longer and in pdf format for easy reading.

After reviewing 2016, let’s see what to expect in the New Year:

11 Stories that Will Drive the Global Agenda in 2017

This is a round-up of things expected to be leading news throughout 2017.

…And What to Watch in 2017

This is from a slightly different perspective, it explains what current stories we expect to play out in the coming months.

And a miscellaneous one to finish with. January 1 is António Guterres’ first day in office as the new Secretary General of the United Nations. Marking the end of Ban Ki-moon’s ten years in office the UN published this short video summing up SC Ban’s ten years in office that ended with 2016.

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