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Building peace requires culture too; message of historic UN Security Council resolution Univocally condemning unlawful destruction and pillaging of cultural heritage such as religious sites and artefacts, the United Nations Security Council today adopted an historic resolution that is expected to strengthen protections for such heritage duri
UN News Centre | Mar 24, 2017 10:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN spotlights slave descendants' legacy of achievements, overcoming 'dark chapter of human history' Stressing the importance of remembering slavery and slave trade in human history, the legacy of which “resounds down the ages,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today highlighted the contributions that people of African descent have
UN News Centre | Mar 24, 2017 10:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
PHOTO FEATURE: The enduring legacy of the transatlantic slave trade The transatlantic slave trade was the largest forced migration in history and undeniably one of the most inhumane. According to the United Nations, over a 400-year period, the forcible extraction of Africans from their motherland was unprecedented in the
UN News Centre | Mar 24, 2017 10:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Outgoing UN peacekeeping chief praises reduced cost of operations, as agility increases United Nations peacekeeping is becoming more agile and capable, the outgoing chief today said, even as the cost for each peacekeeper fell 16 per cent in recent years, dropping the entire budget of the blue helmets worldwide to around $7.2 billion.
UN News Centre | Mar 24, 2017 8:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
PHOTO FEATURE: Cuba's Rich Musical Heritage Rooted in African Rhythm For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the tragic transatlantic slave trade — one of the darkest chapters in human history — commemorated by the United Nations every year on 25 March, the International Day
UN News Centre | Mar 24, 2017 8:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
INTERVIEW: Amid increased suffering, responsibility to protect all the more necessary – UN Special Adviser In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the outcome of the World Summit in which it, inter alia, underscored that each individual State has the responsibility to protect its populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes a
UN News Centre | Mar 24, 2017 6:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Marking World Tuberculosis Day, UN seeks to address stigma, protect patient rights To mark World Tuberculosis Day, the United Nations health agency has launched a new set of ethics guidance to protect the rights of all people affected by the infectious disease, which claims 5,000 lives each day.
UN News Centre | Mar 24, 2017 4:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Environmental recovery key to post-conflict development in Colombia — UN agency Concluding a mission to Colombia, a multi-disciplinary team of United Nations environment experts have highlighted that the country has a unique opportunity to promote sustainable and resilient livelihoods in which the nature serves as the foundation for
UN News Centre | Mar 24, 2017 4:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agencies, partners to launch polio vaccination campaign across Africa More than 116 million children are set to be immunized against polio starting tomorrow in one of the largest of its kind synchronized vaccination campaigns across west and central Africa, United Nations agencies today announced.
UN News Centre | Mar 24, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Two years on, Yemen conflict targets children, food trucks and even fishermen's boats - UN The conflict in Yemen is raging, the United Nations human rights chief today warned, urging those fighting to work towards a ceasefire and to allow humanitarian aid to get through to millions of people in need.
UN News Centre | Mar 24, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend