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On International Walk to School Day, UN envoy urges action to make roads safe for children Marking International Walk to School Day, Jean Todt, the United Nations Special Envoy for Road Safety, has is calling for urgent action to halt road deaths and traffic accidents, which, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), kill some 500 child
UN News Centre | Oct 7, 2015 9:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Rice genetics placed in global data pool to help develop sustainable crops — UN agency The genome sequences of thousands of rice varieties have been placed with a United Nations-backed treaty on plant genetics by the world's leading rice research institute to help boost plans to set up a global data exchange for crop genetic resources, ac
UN News Centre | Oct 7, 2015 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief condemns killing of peacekeeper in Central African Republic United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned today the killing of a 'blue helmet' from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), which occurred yesterday in the capital, Bangui.
UN News Centre | Oct 7, 2015 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
DR Congo: political tensions 'running high' ahead of 2016 elections, UN officials warn The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) told the UN Security Council today that he cannot say with certainty whether the progress attained in the country is sustainable, or whether violence will erupt again and revers
UN News Centre | Oct 7, 2015 7:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN launches 'Nelson Mandela Rules' on improving treatment of prisoners The United Nations today launched the Revised Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, dubbed the 'Nelson Mandela Rules,' which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed as “a great step forward” but also drew attention to three areas t
UN News Centre | Oct 7, 2015 7:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban welcomes election of chief of UN-backed climate panel ahead of Paris conference United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the election of Lee Hoesung of the Republic of Korea as Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Mr. Hoesung will guide the Panel's work of assessing the science related
UN News Centre | Oct 7, 2015 4:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Top UN refugee official calls for renewed international focus on Afghanistan The United Nations' most senior refugee official is appealing to the international community to refocus its attention on Afghanistan, warning that it would be dangerous to ignore the country, and praised Iran and Pakistan for hosting so many Afghan refuge
UN News Centre | Oct 7, 2015 2:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Top UN officials 'shocked' by allegations against former General Assembly President Top United Nations officials expressed today that they are “shocked” and “deeply troubled” to learn about the “very serious allegations” announced this morning by United States' federal prosecutors against John Ashe, a for
UN News Centre | Oct 6, 2015 10:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Libya: Ban calls for urgent agreement on formation of Government of National Accord United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged participants in the Libyan political dialogue to urgently conclude the process and sign an agreement leading to the formation of a Government of National Accord.
UN News Centre | Oct 6, 2015 10:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNICEF calls for a joint vaccination plan in the Sudan Calling for a joint vaccination operational plan in the Sudan, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today outlined the dire situation for thousands of children living in the Nuba Mountains, which remain inaccessible after four years while conflic
UN News Centre | Oct 6, 2015 10:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend