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South Sudan: UN Mission deplores killing of civilian in Organization compound

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has condemned “in the strongest terms” the fatal shooting of an internally displaced person (IDP) at one of its 'protection-of-civilians' sites – the second attack of its kind to strike the African nation and the Organization in less than a week.

Posted on 7 July 2015 | 5:00 am

UN chief says further probe needed to ‘finally establish the facts’ of Dag Hammarskjöld’s death

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today that “a further inquiry or investigation would be necessary to finally establish the facts” of the death of the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dag Hammarskjöld, in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, along with 15 others more than 50 years ago.

Posted on 6 July 2015 | 7:03 pm

At Oslo forum, Ban warns capacity to meet humanitarian needs under ‘unprecedented strain’

The capacity of the United Nations and its partners to meet humanitarian needs is under “unprecedented strain,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today at a forum in Oslo, Norway, where he highlight the critical role civil society plays as part of the global effort to save lives, support livelihoods and protect people from violence.

Posted on 6 July 2015 | 6:27 pm

Lessons from Millennium Development Goals ‘springboard’ for future UN agenda – Ban

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) galvanized the world to produce the most successful anti-poverty movement in history, helped lift more than one billion people out of extreme poverty, made inroads against hunger and enabled more girls to attend school than ever before. However, despite remarkable gains, it will take more to ensure the poorest and most vulnerable people are not left behind.

Posted on 6 July 2015 | 4:26 pm

Widespread and early heatwaves impact northern hemisphere, UN weather agency warns

Many parts of Europe have been impacted by a severe and unusually early heatwave since 27 June, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has said, warning of record-breaking temperatures and wildfires in North America and torrential downpours and widespread flooding in southern China.

Posted on 6 July 2015 | 3:50 pm

At high-level forum, UN official calls for final push towards new sustainability agenda

The international community stands on the cusp of eradicating extreme poverty and reaching the world's most vulnerable people with “a chance to live a life of dignity,” the Vice-President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) declared today, as he appealed to delegates to strengthen the platforms for implementing the new development agenda that will be adopted in September.

Posted on 6 July 2015 | 5:00 am

Global education targets at risk amid surge in out-of-school numbers, says UN report

The number of out-of-school children and adolescents around the world has risen to worrying levels, dealing a potential blow to education targets aimed at achieving universal primary and secondary education, a new United Nations report has warned.

Posted on 6 July 2015 | 5:00 am

UN: cholera outbreaks can be controlled thanks to vaccines, water and sanitation

Use of oral vaccines is proving to be an effective tool to control outbreaks of cholera, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today, adding that the deadly water-borne disease is a major public health concern from Tanzania to South Sudan, and Nepal to Yemen.

Posted on 6 July 2015 | 5:00 am

Lead in fruits, drugs in livestock among issues to be tackled by UN food standards body

The United Nations food standards body, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, today kicked off its latest session in Geneva, during which it will examine and adopt new food safety and quality standards, including limits on the use of drugs in food-producing animals.

Posted on 6 July 2015 | 5:00 am

UN hails cooperatives as vehicle to make sustainable development a reality for all

Cooperatives will play an “invaluable role” in the international community's roll-out of a sustainable development goals, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who today marked the International Day of Cooperatives with an appeal for all to recommit to the business model, which could help make the vision of a sustainable future a reality for everyone.

Posted on 4 July 2015 | 5:00 am

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India, China Played Central Role in Global Poverty Reduction: United Nations – NDTV


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India, China Played Central Role in Global Poverty Reduction: United Nations
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United Nations: More than a billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty since 1990 with China and India playing a central role in global poverty reduction, a major UN report has said. The UN Millennium Development Goals galvanised the world
Sustainable development goals will be hard sell for United NationsThe Guardian
Global Poverty Drops Sharply, With China Making Big Strides, UN Report SaysNew York Times
UN: MDG helped lift 1 billion people from extreme povertyInquirer.net
Sun.Star -Inter Press Service -Reuters
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Posted on 7 July 2015 | 8:01 am

UN chief says further probe needed to ‘finally establish the facts’ of Dag … – UN News Centre


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UN chief says further probe needed to 'finally establish the facts' of Dag
UN News Centre
6 July 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today that “a further inquiry or investigation would be necessary to finally establish the facts” of the death of the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dag Hammarskjöld, in a plane
UN chief says questions unanswered about Hammarskjold crashSunHerald.com
UN seeks further inquiry on Hammarskjold crashYahoo News

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Posted on 6 July 2015 | 6:15 pm

Lead in fruits, drugs in livestock among issues to be tackled by UN food … – UN News Centre


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Lead in fruits, drugs in livestock among issues to be tackled by UN food
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6 July 2015 – The United Nations food standards body, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, today kicked off its latest session in Geneva, during which it will examine and adopt new food safety and quality standards, including limits on the use of drugs

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Posted on 6 July 2015 | 6:00 pm

At Oslo forum, Ban warns capacity to meet humanitarian needs under … – UN News Centre


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At Oslo forum, Ban warns capacity to meet humanitarian needs under
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6 July 2015 – The capacity of the United Nations and its partners to meet humanitarian needs is under “unprecedented strain,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today at a forum in Oslo, Norway, where he highlight the critical role civil society

and more »

Posted on 6 July 2015 | 5:37 pm

At high-level forum, UN official calls for final push towards new … – UN News Centre


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At high-level forum, UN official calls for final push towards new
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6 July 2015 – The international community stands on the cusp of eradicating extreme poverty and reaching the world's most vulnerable people with “a chance to live a life of dignity,” the Vice-President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council …

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Posted on 6 July 2015 | 5:06 pm

Lessons from Millennium Development Goals ‘springboard’ for future UN agenda … – UN News Centre


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Lessons from Millennium Development Goals 'springboard' for future UN agenda
UN News Centre
6 July 2015 – The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) galvanized the world to produce the most successful anti-poverty movement in history, helped lift more than one billion people out of extreme poverty, made inroads against hunger and …

Posted on 6 July 2015 | 3:35 pm

Widespread and early heatwaves impact northern hemisphere, UN weather … – UN News Centre


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Widespread and early heatwaves impact northern hemisphere, UN weather
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6 July 2015 – Many parts of Europe have been impacted by a severe and unusually early heatwave since 27 June, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has said, warning of record-breaking temperatures and wildfires in North …

and more »

Posted on 6 July 2015 | 2:55 pm

Global education targets at risk amid surge in out-of-school numbers, says UN … – UN News Centre


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Global education targets at risk amid surge in out-of-school numbers, says UN
UN News Centre
6 July 2015 – The number of out-of-school children and adolescents around the world has risen to worrying levels, dealing a potential blow to education targets aimed at achieving universal primary and secondary education, a new United Nations report

and more »

Posted on 6 July 2015 | 2:35 pm

Canadian activists turn to UN with challenge to controversial anti-terror bill – The Guardian


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Canadian activists turn to UN with challenge to controversial anti-terror bill
The Guardian
Canadian civil society groups are bringing their challenge to a contentious new anti-terror bill to an international audience: a key United Nations rights body in Geneva. Opponents of bill C-51 will use a periodic review of Canada's international
Ottawa poised to defend rights record on aboriginals, terrorism at UN committeeThe Globe and Mail
C-51 among topics UN human rights committee considering this weekiPolitics.ca (subscription)

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Posted on 6 July 2015 | 11:00 am

Big Blue Kitten wins Monmouth’s United Nations Stakes – FOXSports.com


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Big Blue Kitten wins Monmouth's United Nations Stakes
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OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Big Blue Kitten won the $535,000 United Nations Stakes with a little help from a friend on Sunday at Monmouth Park. The 7-year-old rallied to win the track's premier grass race by 1 1/2 lengths over stablemate Slumber. While the
Big Blue Kitten Takes United NationsBloodHorse.com (press release) (registration) (blog)
Big Blue Kitten caps huge weekend for Brown with United Nations winDaily Racing Form
Big Blue Kitten Takes Back Crown in United NationsAmerica’s Best Racing (blog)

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Posted on 5 July 2015 | 11:37 pm