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Nowruz a reminder that heritage helps make resilient, sustainable societies — UN cultural agency In a message on the occasion of Nowruz – the day that celebrates the arrival of the spring season – the head of the United Nations cultural agency urged everyone to embrace the day's values and be inspired by its universal message of peace an
UN News Centre | Mar 21, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN approves $22 million loan to boost agricultural work to prevent famine in Somalia The United Nations agricultural agency will be further scaling up its activities in drought-hit regions of Somalia thanks to a $22 million loan approved this week by the UN emergency response fund.
UN News Centre | Mar 21, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Deteriorating security situation in DR Congo 'remains a source of major concern,' warns UN envoy The United Nations envoy for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today stressed the need for both the Government and the opposition groups there to show the same level of commitment and compromise which led to the signing on 31 December of an agree
UN News Centre | Mar 21, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
April Is Heathy, But Not In Labor The zoo's evening update featured comments by the pregnant giraffe's vet, who said April was still happy, still healthy, still not in labor.
Yahoo! News | Mar 21, 2017 02:45 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN urges building more just, equal societies to increase people's happiness and well-being Speaking at an event today marking the International Day of Happiness, the deputy United Nations chief called for more inclusive, equitable and balanced approaches to development that promote sustainability, poverty eradication, happiness and well-being o
UN News Centre | Mar 20, 2017 10:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Put Libya ahead of 'narrow interests,' UN envoy urges as situation worsens across the country Warning of escalating tension across the North African country due to mobilization of forces, worsening security situation in capital, Tripoli, as well as recent violence in Misrata and Benghazi, the United Nations envoy for Libya today called on all part
UN News Centre | Mar 20, 2017 8:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN disability rights committee opens with a call to spotlight gender issues The United Nations committee monitoring efforts to protect rights of persons with disabilities today opened its spring session today in Geneva with a call to pay special attention to gender issues.
UN News Centre | Mar 20, 2017 8:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ahead of International Day, UN rights chief urges governments to target hate speech, crimes On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the United Nations human rights chief today reminded Governments around the world that they have a legal obligation to stop hate speech and hate crimes, and called on people
UN News Centre | Mar 20, 2017 6:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
National Park Hotels To Benefit From Trump's Budget Proposal Defense contractors won't be the only private beneficiaries of Trump's new budget blueprint.
Yahoo! News | Mar 20, 2017 3:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN aid 'pushed to limits' as 320,000 more civilians may flee west Mosul Humanitarian agencies are bracing for the possibility that in coming weeks about 300,000 to 320,000 civilians may flee the western districts of Iraqi's Mosul city where Government forces are fighting to oust the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (IS
UN News Centre | Mar 20, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend