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On International Day, UN urges world to stand united against corruption No country is immune, and every country bears a responsibility to end corruption, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, warning that corruption is a “broad barrier” in the path to world's achievement of the 2030 Agenda for
UN News Centre | Dec 9, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban congratulates Ghana on peaceful elections but urges peaceful resolution of any disputes United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the people of Ghana for exercising their democratic rights and peacefully conducting the presidential and parliamentary elections on 7 December.
UN News Centre | Dec 9, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
United Nations news in brief: 8 December 2016 Following are brief summaries of some of today's news stories from around the UN system. Click on the links provided for more detailed coverage.
UN News Centre | Dec 8, 2016 10:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights expert calls on countries to comply with laws that protect environment defenders Governments must abide by the existing laws that protect indigenous and local communities who are stewards of key natural resources from which all humankind benefits, a United Nations human rights expert told the UN Conference on Biological Diversity toda
UN News Centre | Dec 8, 2016 10:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Vienna, Ban visits fusion restaurant that exemplifies 'togetherness' of refugees and locals During his trip to Vienna, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today visited a restaurant where refugees work together with locals to serve Austrian-Arab fusion cuisine, using this opportunity to showcase the UN system-wide initiative to counter
UN News Centre | Dec 8, 2016 10:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Myanmar must strengthen effort to diffuse tension in Myanmar — UN Special Adviser The Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, said today that the UN is “seriously concerned” by the developing situation in Northern Rakhine state and has called on the security forces to act in accordance with the “rule o
UN News Centre | Dec 8, 2016 9:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN refugee agency reshapes protection 'toolkit' for a world on the move The United Nations refugee agency has updated its 'toolkit' for protecting vulnerable people on the move, in response to a sharp increase in global flows of both refugees and migrants in the decade since it was published.
UN News Centre | Dec 8, 2016 9:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Sides 'poles apart' on agreeing access to civilians trapped in Aleppo, UN Senior Adviser reports Discussions on how to assist civilians caught in the crossfire inside war-ravaged Aleppo continue to be difficult “because the Member States that are supposed to help us get access [are] poles apart on what is happening in Syria,” United Nations Senio
UN News Centre | Dec 8, 2016 9:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Millions of 'children on the move' without protection is unacceptable — UN refugee agency chief Highlighting the challenges confronting the protection of millions of children, many of whom are separated from their families as they flee wars and persecution, the top United Nations refugee official today called for prompt action to stave off the risk
UN News Centre | Dec 8, 2016 8:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agriculture agency to support land reforms at core of Colombia's new peace deal On behalf of millions of Colombian farmers affected by the violent conflict that plagued the Latin American country for more than 50 years, a comprehensive rural reform, aimed at strengthening food security and peace, including measures which address issu
UN News Centre | Dec 8, 2016 8:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend