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UN World Data Forum opens in South Africa to harness power of data for sustainable development The inaugural United Nations World Data Forum kicked off today in Cape Town, South Africa, with an opening ceremony.
UN News Centre | Jan 15, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN mission in South Sudan confirms discussions continuing on deployment of regional protection force The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has confirmed that it continues its discussions with the transitional national unity Government on a 4,000-strong regional protection force, which was authorized by the Security Council last August bu
UN News Centre | Jan 15, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
INTERVIEW: “Data and accurate information is and will be for the implementation of Agenda 2030” — UN DESA chief The first-ever United Nations World Data Forum is set to kick off in Cape Town, South Africa, on 15 January 2017, with the aim of increasing political and resource support for statistical capacity building worldwide.
UN News Centre | Jan 14, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
More than 90 per cent of children reaching Italy's shores are separated or unaccompanied — UNICEF Noting that the number of children arriving in Italy by themselves via the sea in 2016 more than doubled over the previous year, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today called for urgent and special measures to protect them from trafficking, e
UN News Centre | Jan 14, 2017 12:15 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
International conference is 'watershed moment' for Cyprus negotiations — UN envoy Speaking in Geneva a day after the start of a United Nations-supported Conference on Cyprus, a UN advisor said the open and frank exchanges at the meeting's opening confirmed two things: “first that there are difficult issues to overcome; and second t
UN News Centre | Jan 13, 2017 10:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Central African Republic: UN-backed humanitarian plan aims to save 2.2 million lives The Government of the Central African Republic and the United Nations humanitarian country team today launched the nearly $400 million response plan for the 2017-2019 period to meet the basic needs of 2.2 million Central Africans.
UN News Centre | Jan 13, 2017 9:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amid progress in West Africa and the Sahel, UN envoy warns of region's political challenges Briefing the Security Council on the situation in West Africa and the Sahel region, a senior United Nations official cited a “rising tide of democracy” throughout the continent, noting that a number of countries had recently held elections which large
UN News Centre | Jan 13, 2017 8:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agencies assess dire hygiene, protection needs for women in Syria's war-ravaged Aleppo The health, hygiene and protection needs of women and girls displaced in Aleppo are staggering, the United Nations has observed, voicing concern for civilians in the Syrian city that has endured intense fighting for about four years.
UN News Centre | Jan 13, 2017 8:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraq: Thousands displaced from Mosul in 'desperate' need of life-saving aid, UN agency reports Since the start of the Iraqi military operation to retake Mosul in October last year, more than 144,500 people have been displaced and a majority of them are in desperate need of live-saving humanitarian assistance, the United Nations migration agency has
UN News Centre | Jan 13, 2017 6:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN data reveals huge disparities in cost of a hot meal; the poor are likely to pay far more than the rich A simple bowl of food in Malawi is much more expensive than that same meal in Davos, Switzerland, once adjustments have been made to take into account one's average daily income, research by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has revealed.
UN News Centre | Jan 13, 2017 5:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend