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LDCs: Behind the scenes — gearing up for a UN conference on least developed countries Collaborating on the organization of major international conferences is a task well known to the United Nations, whose staff have the responsibility of ensuring that key messages are successfully delivered to not only those on location, but also worldwide
UN News Centre | May 26, 2016 11:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban appoints governing body of 'technology bank' for least developed nations Ahead of a major United Nations conference on priorities for the world's least development countries (LDCs), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment of members to a governing council that will provide support towards the operationali
UN News Centre | May 26, 2016 10:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Old habits die hard,' UN deputy chief tells Environment Assembly, urging action towards sustainability United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson stressed today the need for Member States to redouble efforts at prevention — whether to combat climate change, build resilience or address potential conflict flashpoints before they reach a tipping p
UN News Centre | May 26, 2016 10:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Attacks on health care and medical personnel in crises occur with 'alarming frequency' — UN The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a new report today that attacks on health care in emergency situations disrupt the delivery of essential health services, endanger care providers, deprive people of urgently needed medical attention, and undermi
UN News Centre | May 26, 2016 9:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Justice and accountability 'critical components' for lasting peace in Libya — ICC Prosecutor Justice, accountability and the deterrent effects of the law remain “critical components” for achieving lasting peace in Libya, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) told the United Nations Security Council today, encouraging the co
UN News Centre | May 26, 2016 8:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen: 'hope' emanating from UN-sponsored talks, as details of peace agreement discussed The United Nations envoy for Yemen said today that hope is emanating from the ongoing peace talks for the country as the warring parties started discussing details of elements that would be included in a comprehensive agreement.
UN News Centre | May 26, 2016 8:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN health agency launches programme for outbreaks and humanitarian emergencies At the World Health Assembly taking place in Geneva this week, Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) have agreed to establish a new Health Emergencies Programme that will add operational capabilities for outbreaks and humanitarian emergenci
UN News Centre | May 26, 2016 7:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN envoy for Syria tells Security Council peace talks will resume 'as soon as feasible' The United Nations envoy for Syria today told the Security Council that he intends to begin the next round of intra-Syrian talks “as soon as feasible, but certainly not within the next two to three weeks,' the Organization reported today.
UN News Centre | May 26, 2016 7:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraq: civilians in besieged Fallujah at 'extreme risk,' UN relief coordinator warns Humanitarian agencies on the ground in Iraq are warning that civilians in the city of Fallujah —which has been under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) for more than two years — are at extreme risk, the United Nati
UN News Centre | May 26, 2016 6:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'We have an opportunity in the next 15 to 20 years to really change our world' — UN envoy for the least developed countries Starting on Friday, the 48 least developed countries (LDCs) of the world will be the focus of a global United Nations conference in Antalya, Turkey, that aims to review their progress over the past five years.
UN News Centre | May 26, 2016 5:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend