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On UN Day, Ban celebrates Organization's continuing commitment for a better world As multiple crises — ranging from poverty and disease to terrorism and climate change — continue to afflict the world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked the 69th anniversary of the United Nations today, declaring that the Organization is needed now
UN News Centre | Oct 24, 2014 2:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN expert urges Member States to consider justice as pillar of development The pursuit of development must expand beyond economic gains and include claims of justice, non-discrimination and opportunities, an independent United Nations expert told the General Assembly today.
UN News Centre | Oct 23, 2014 11:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Right to online privacy at risk as governments engage in mass surveillance — UN expert States must be transparent about the nature of their electronic mass surveillance programmes, an independent United Nations counter-terrorism expert said today as he warned about the impact such measures might have on individuals' right to privacy.
UN News Centre | Oct 23, 2014 10:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ahead of World Day, UN hails landmark global polio eradication campaign Every day, a thousand or so children are being protected from disability as part of a 26-year global effort to eradicate polio through a worldwide campaign that has immunized millions of previously-unreached children across the globe, the United Nations C
UN News Centre | Oct 23, 2014 10:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Primary focus must be to halt spread of Ebola virus in hard-hit West Africa — UN As the international community mobilizes on all fronts to combat the unfolding Ebola outbreak, the primary emphasis must continue to be on stopping the transmission of the virus within Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three hardest-hit countries, Uni
UN News Centre | Oct 23, 2014 8:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Far greater effort needed to eradicate extreme poverty in world's poorest nations — UN report While the world's 48 most vulnerable nations continue to make in-roads into poverty reduction, a far greater effort is needed if these countries are to eradicate extreme poverty by 2020, according to a new report launched at the United Nations today.
UN News Centre | Oct 23, 2014 6:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
As winter closes in, UN launches humanitarian appeal for Iraqis in need An estimated 2.8 million Iraqis lack food assistance while another 800,000 are in urgent need of emergency shelter, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned today as it launched an appeal for greater financial s
UN News Centre | Oct 23, 2014 6:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN panel pays out over $1 billion in reparations for Iraq's invasion of Kuwait The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), which settles the damage claims of those who suffered losses in the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, today made $1.06 billion available to the Government of Kuwait.
UN News Centre | Oct 23, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mediterranean, North Atlantic prepares for UN-backed tsunami warning system test Some 20 nations with coastlines on the North Atlantic, and Mediterranean and Black Seas are set to participate in a United Nations-supervised tsunami warning exercise to improve their ability to respond to an alert and enhance regional coordination in the
UN News Centre | Oct 23, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Forensic services must be independent from law enforcement — UN expert tells Assembly To be effective, an investigation into torture must be prompt, impartial, independent and thorough, but that seems to be the exception in many countries, where forensic services are closely linked with law enforcement agencies, the United Nations Special
UN News Centre | Oct 22, 2014 11:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend