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Put 'people, not cars' first in transport systems, says UN Environment chief Lack of investment in safe walking and cycling infrastructure not only contributes to the deaths of millions of people in traffic accidents on unsafe roads and poorly designed roadways, but also overlooks a great opportunity to boost the fight against cli
UN News Centre | Oct 20, 2016 4:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Investing in 10-year-old girls will yield huge demographic payoff towards Global Goals — UN If all of the ten-year-old girls living in developing countries that currently drop out of or do not attend school were to complete their secondary education, it would lead to an additional $21 billion per year, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
UN News Centre | Oct 20, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN experts concerned about Mauritania's hostility to jailed anti-slavery activists Voicing serious concern over recent intensified crackdown by the Mauritanian Government on the imprisoned anti-slavery activists, a group of United Nations human rights experts today urged the authorities to ensure a fair hearing and provide needed medica
UN News Centre | Oct 20, 2016 12:21 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
DR Congo: Ban notes conclusion of national dialogue, urges active engagement with all stakeholders Taking note of the wrap-up of the African-Union mediated national dialogue in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the Government to remain actively engage with all political stakeholders, an
UN News Centre | Oct 20, 2016 12:18 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN calls for protecting civilians as fighting, though reduced, continues in north-west Myanmar Even though fighting between security forces and a group, identified by the Government as the Aqa mul moujahideen, in some villages on the outskirts of Maungdaw township in Myanmar's Northern Rakhine province appear to have reduced in severity, an atmos
UN News Centre | Oct 19, 2016 11:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
India: UN experts urge release of prominent human rights defender after month-long detention A group of United Nations human rights experts today called on the Government of India to immediately release a prominent human rights defender who was arrested last month while on his way UN human rights meetings in Geneva, and has since remained under p
UN News Centre | Oct 19, 2016 11:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN Assembly marks fiftieth anniversary of key human rights covenants, 'bedrock of sound governance' With violent extremism on the rise and waves of intolerance and hate targeting minorities, migrants and the most vulnerable, the international community must renew efforts to uphold its human rights treaties, the United Nations General Assembly heard this
UN News Centre | Oct 19, 2016 11:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
INTERVIEW: 'A surge in the diplomacy for peace would be my priority' — UN Secretary-General-designate On 13 October 2016, the UN General Assembly appointed, by acclamation, the former Foreign Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, as the next United Nations Secretary-General, to succeed Ban Ki-moon when he steps down on 31 December.
UN News Centre | Oct 19, 2016 11:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN, African Union partnership to foster job opportunities for African rural youth The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has partnered with the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) to generate job and business opportunities for young people in rural Benin, Cameroon, Malawi, and Niger, thanks to a $4 mi
UN News Centre | Oct 19, 2016 10:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Emotional family reunions highlight need for psychosocial care for all girls abducted by Boko Haram After more than two years of being held hostage by Boko Haram insurgents in north-east Nigeria, the 21 recently-released Chibok school girls have finally been reunited with their families, however, their return emphasizes the necessity of urgent and inten
UN News Centre | Oct 19, 2016 9:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend