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DR Congo: UN official condemns ‘intolerable’ attack on mission helicopter

The head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has condemned today’s attack on a UN helicopter near the city of Beni as “unacceptable and intolerable.”

Posted on 4 May 2015 | 11:55 pm

UN deputy chief calls for ‘meaningful decision’ on strengthened international arrangement on forests

Opening the eleventh session of the United Nations Forum on Forests today, the Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, today called on delegates to work on agreeing a strengthened International Arrangement on Forests, which balanced ambition and practicality.

Posted on 4 May 2015 | 11:54 pm

Ban condemns Texas shooting, says ‘ideas must be defended through democratic debate and dialogue’

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned yesterday’s shooting in Texas that injured a law enforcement officer, reiterating that such criminal acts have nothing to do with religion or belief.

Posted on 4 May 2015 | 10:42 pm

UN chief appoints new Deputy Special Coordinator for Middle East peace

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Robert Piper of Australia as his new Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, a United Nations spokesperson confirmed today.

Posted on 4 May 2015 | 9:43 pm

UN environment chief warns of ‘tsunami’ of e-waste at conference on chemical treaties

The head of the United Nations body tasked with setting the global environmental agenda today stressed the need to limit the use of dangerous chemicals and to find a solution to the masses of electronic waste building up around the world, as a Conference of Parties to three major Conventions on the subject began in Geneva today.

Posted on 4 May 2015 | 9:38 pm

Yemen: UN relief official urges ‘safe and reliable’ access to Sana’a airport to deliver critical aid

The aid operation in Yemen cannot meet the life-saving needs of people unless humanitarians are assured safe and reliable access to the capital’s international airport, the United Nations relief coordinator for the country said today, calling it an “essential lifeline.”

Posted on 4 May 2015 | 8:13 pm

UN launches #SaveKidsLives campaign to boost road safety for children

Each day some 500 children die from road traffic crashes, thousands more are injured and the situation is only getting worse, the United Nations warned today as it launched #SaveKidsLives, a global campaign to generate action to make streets safe for children.

Posted on 4 May 2015 | 7:52 pm

Top UN officials cite strengthening cooperation with regional partners as vital priority

United Nations Secretary-General Ban K-moon and the General Assembly President Sam Kutesa today drew attention to the importance of the Organization’s cooperation with regional partners to shape a “bold new vision” for a post-2015 development agenda, as well as to tackle the world’s myriad pressing challenges.

Posted on 4 May 2015 | 7:15 pm

UN lauds South Sudan as country ratifies landmark child rights treaty

The United Nations has hailed South Sudan’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) as the African nation takes a critical step towards protecting and promoting the rights of all children.

Posted on 4 May 2015 | 6:14 pm

INTERVIEW: UN adviser stresses 2015 critical to setting world on safer, more prosperous path

To say that 2015 is a big year for sustainable development may be an understatement given that, over the course of six months beginning in July, countries have the opportunity to take decisions that will determine the global course of action to end poverty, promote prosperity, protect the environment and address climate change.

Posted on 4 May 2015 | 5:41 pm

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DR Congo: UN official condemns ‘intolerable’ attack on mission helicopter – UN News Centre


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DR Congo: UN official condemns 'intolerable' attack on mission helicopter
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4 May 2015 – The head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has condemned today's attack on a UN helicopter near the city of Beni as “unacceptable and intolerable.” “I strongly …

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Posted on 4 May 2015 | 11:01 pm

UN deputy chief calls for ‘meaningful decision’ on strengthened international … – UN News Centre


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UN deputy chief calls for 'meaningful decision' on strengthened international
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4 May 2015 – Opening the eleventh session of the United Nations Forum on Forests today, the Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, today called on delegates to work on agreeing a strengthened International Arrangement on Forests, which balanced …

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Posted on 4 May 2015 | 11:01 pm

Ban condemns Texas shooting, says ‘ideas must be defended through … – UN News Centre


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Ban condemns Texas shooting, says 'ideas must be defended through
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4 May 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned yesterday's shooting in Texas that injured a law enforcement officer, reiterating that such criminal acts have nothing to do with religion or belief. In response to a question

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Posted on 4 May 2015 | 10:01 pm

The United Nations Is Working on the ‘World’s Largest Advertising Campaign’ – Adweek


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The United Nations Is Working on the 'World's Largest Advertising Campaign'
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Outlining goals for the future isn't easy. Outlining goals for the entire world's future? Well, that seems impossible. But that's what the United Nations is attempting with its ambitious Sustainable Development Goals—which include ending poverty

Posted on 4 May 2015 | 7:24 pm

The United Nations Is A Major Threat To Press Freedom – Daily Caller


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The United Nations Is A Major Threat To Press Freedom
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Sunday was World Press Freedom Day, the United Nations' celebration of the media's vital role in an open society, and an attempt to promote a free press in countries where that right is not yet appropriately valued. Few rights are more important than
On World Press Freedom Day, UN says free expression vital for global UN News Centre
DREW JOHNSON: U.N. proves major threat to press freedomWashington Times
World Press Freedom Day – UN Canvasses Gender Equality in the MediaAllAfrica.com
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Posted on 4 May 2015 | 6:49 pm

Top UN officials cite strengthening cooperation with regional partners as … – UN News Centre


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Top UN officials cite strengthening cooperation with regional partners as
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre), flanked by President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda (left) and General Assembly President Sam Kutesa, addresses the Assembly's high-level thematic debate on strengthening cooperation with regional partners. UN …
UN officials cite strengthening cooperation with regional partners as a priorityNew Kerala
Govt at UN Cooperation/Regional and Sub-Regional Organizations MeetingsAllAfrica.com

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Posted on 4 May 2015 | 6:29 pm

UN lauds South Sudan as country ratifies landmark child rights treaty – UN News Centre


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UN lauds South Sudan as country ratifies landmark child rights treaty
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The child right's treaty was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 20 November 1989 and has been ratified by 195 countries, including South Sudan, making it the most widely ratified international human rights treaty in history. Somalia recently began
South Sudan ratifies Convention on the Rights of the ChildLexington Herald Leader

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Posted on 4 May 2015 | 5:27 pm

INTERVIEW: UN adviser stresses 2015 critical to setting world on safer, more … – UN News Centre


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INTERVIEW: UN adviser stresses 2015 critical to setting world on safer, more
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In an interview with the UN News Centre, the internationally renowned development expert explains why it is urgent for the world to change direction and embark on a more sustainable path, what he hopes countries will achieve during this critical year

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Posted on 4 May 2015 | 4:46 pm

In Nepal, senior UN official warns ‘clock is ticking’ for earthquake relief … – UN News Centre


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In Nepal, senior UN official warns 'clock is ticking' for earthquake relief
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Indu Maharjan and her four-year old daughter Neisha walk back to their makeshift shelter on the grounds of a chicken farm in Bungamati, Kathmandu Valley. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2015-1110/Panday …
Nepal: UN official warns 'clock is ticking' for earthquake relief effortsNew Kerala

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Posted on 4 May 2015 | 3:34 pm

‘Nepal is not alone,’ UN and EU aid chiefs say, reaffirming commitment to … – UN News Centre


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'Nepal is not alone,' UN and EU aid chiefs say, reaffirming commitment to
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2 May 2015 – Wrapping up their visit to Nepal, the United Nations and European Union aid chiefs stressed that while relief teams are working around the clock to assist the thousands of people affected by the devastating earthquake that struck the tiny …
UN, EU Call for International Support to NepalThe New Indian Express
Nepal earthquake: Homeless urgently need tents; death toll above 5500CNN

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Posted on 2 May 2015 | 5:23 pm