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UN commission agrees roadmap on ensuring womens social protection, mobility, safety, and access to economic opportunities The UN body exclusively dedicated to promoting gender equality and womens empowerment wrapped up its annual session on Friday evening with agreement on ways to safeguard and improve womens and girls access to social protection systems, public services and
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The suns impact on Earth and weather celebrated, as planet marks World Meteorological Day Against a background of serious warnings against the effects of climate change, World Meteorological Day this year celebrates the crucial role played by the sun in powering all life on Earth, and in driving the weather, ocean currents and the hydrological
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Gender equality, justice in law and practice: Essential for sustainable development Fundamentally linked to human development, gender justice requires ending inequality and redressing existing disparities between women and men, according to a high-level United Nations forum on the situation in Arab States.
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Mosques should be safe havens, not sites of terror, says Guterres announcing UN plan to help safeguard religious sites In the wake of a horrific mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques, UN Secretary-General Antnio Guterres has announced his intention to launch a UN action plan for the safeguarding of religious sites, declaring that mosques and all places of prayer and co
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UN conference agrees better ways for Global South countries to work together on sustainable development The Second High-Level UN Conference on South-South Cooperation, known as BAPA+40, concluded on Friday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a political declaration agreed by more than 160 Member States renewing the global commitment in the promotion and invest
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Hunger, displacement and disease: 4.3 million people remain in dire need of aid in Chad With Chad at a crossroads of life-threatening challenges ranging from violence to drought, the United Nations and its humanitarian partners appealed on Thursday for $476 million to support the most vulnerable of 4.3 million people relying on aid in the Af
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UN chief calls for far greater support for Cyclone Idai response The world needs to step up support for the survivors of Tropical Cyclone Idai, the UN Secretary-General said on Friday, in a strong personal appeal as relief workers rush to provide aid to people stranded across the storm countries in southern Africa.
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Ferry capsizes nearMosul, UN chief offers solidarity, support as needed As many Iraqis across the country celebratedNorwuz, the first day of spring, a passenger ferry in the Tigris River capsized on Thursday, prompting Secretary-General Antnio Guterres to offer the United Nations support as needed.
UN News Centre | Mar 22, 2019 3:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How on Earth are Philips Hue white LED bulbs back down to $11 each? Have you been waiting for the right time to expand your Philips Hue smart lighting setup? Well guess what: today is the day you've been waiting for. Philips Hue White A19 Single LED Bulbs went on sale last week for about $11 each, and people practical
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