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UN highlights agriculture's potential to help address climate change and antimicrobial resistance The role of agriculture should go beyond just generating food to help address global challenges such as climate change and antimicrobial resistance, the head of United Nations agriculture agency stressed today.
UN News Centre | Sep 26, 2016 11:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNESCO chief condemns murder of Jordanian writer The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today expressed indignation at the killing of Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar.
UN News Centre | Sep 26, 2016 11:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNESCO unveils video on comprehensive sexuality education for young people The United Nations cultural agency today released a new video that outlines how comprehensive sexuality education helps young people develop the knowledge and skills to make conscious, healthy and responsible choices about relationships and sexuality.
UN News Centre | Sep 26, 2016 10:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World leaders spotlight 2030 Agenda, climate action at UN General Assembly's annual debate Speaking on behalf of Peter Thomson, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, one of the 193-member body's Vice-Presidents, Durga Prasad Bhattarai, Ambassador of Nepal, said he was encouraged by the fact that many UN Member States have alre
UN News Centre | Sep 26, 2016 10:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Togo, at UN, calls for enhancing efforts of small countries to combat spread of terrorism Addressing the General Assembly today, Kokou Kpayedo, the Permanent Representative of Togo to the United Nations, reiterated his country's voluntary commitment in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and stressed that enhanced cooperation
UN News Centre | Sep 26, 2016 10:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syria: Joint UN-Red Crescent relief convoy reaches besieged cities for first time in five months The United Nations and Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) have delivered life-saving food aid to 60,000 people under siege in four Syrian towns, their first supplies since April, but extreme concern persists for 250,000 people trapped in Aleppo, the UN World
UN News Centre | Sep 26, 2016 9:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Achieving 2030 Agenda will require overcoming rising 'feeling of chaos,' Belarus tells UN Assembly There is a feeling among people today that the world is not “developing within the framework of rational order and common sense” as conflicts and an increasing number of transnational conflicts give rise to a feeling of chaos, the Deputy Vice Minister
UN News Centre | Sep 26, 2016 9:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN Secretary-General in Colombia to witness signing of historic peace accord United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has arrived in the Colombian city of Cartagena, which is the centre of the historic signing, today, of a peace agreement between the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — Peopl
UN News Centre | Sep 26, 2016 8:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In General Assembly, Denmark calls for greater UN efficiency and transparency Confronting the daunting challenges that face the world, the United Nations must improve its performance to transform its ambitious agendas on sustainable development and climate change into “real change” that benefits all people, Denmark told the Gen
UN News Centre | Sep 26, 2016 8:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Onus is on 'us' to ensure implementation of 2030 Agenda, Tanzanian Minister tells UN Highlighting at the United Nations today his country's initiatives to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation of Tanzania emphasized the importance of collective efforts at loc
UN News Centre | Sep 26, 2016 8:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend