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On International Day, Ban says biodiversity is essential to sustainable development, eradicating poverty Variety of life on Earth is essential for the welfare of current and future generations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today on the International Day for Biological Diversity, as he called on the international community to recommit to reduce the rate
UN News Centre | May 22, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In meeting with Republic of Korea President, Ban spotlights critical importance of post-2015 agenda Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is today wrapping up his visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK) following a meeting with the country's president Park Geun-hye and an appeal for greater dialogue across Asia, the United Nations confirmed today.
UN News Centre | May 21, 2015 11:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
2015 'year of fear' for children, UN education envoy says, urging schools funding in crisis zones The United Nations education envoy told journalists in New York today that “shocking figures” relating to the position of children in emergency situations underlined the need for a new humanitarian fund to ensure the education of millions of children.
UN News Centre | May 21, 2015 10:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Saving lives of migrants stranded in Southeast Asian waters should remain a priority — UN experts A group of United Nations human rights experts today welcomed the Malaysian, Indonesian and Thai leaders' decision not to pushback asylum seekers arriving in their territorial waters and urged the international community to assist those countries financ
UN News Centre | May 21, 2015 10:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Canada's deportation of Jamaican man with mental disability 'cruel treatment' — UN experts After examining the case, a United Nations Committee has found that Canada's deportation of a Jamaican man with a mental disability who had spent much of his life in Canada amounted to cruel and inhuman treatment, effectively leaving him without medical
UN News Centre | May 21, 2015 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief appoints expert panel to address humanitarian funding shortfalls Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed a high-level United Nations panel to address the yawning gap between resources and financing for the world's ever-pressing humanitarian efforts.
UN News Centre | May 21, 2015 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Tanzania, UNICEF dispatching working to halt cholera outbreak among Burundian refugees The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is rushing critical relief supplies to Tanzania's north-western border with Burundi amid a devastating cholera outbreak affecting tens of thousands of refugees there.
UN News Centre | May 21, 2015 7:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Nepal: UN underscores need to act now before monsoon rains risk further disaster As Nepalese communities devastated by two major earthquakes struggle to restore and rebuild, United Nations humanitarian workers and their partners are in a fierce race against time to reach survivors in the remote mountains before the monsoon rains hit a
UN News Centre | May 21, 2015 5:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN hails outcome of Incheon forum as 'huge step forward' for education The United Nations has hailed the “transformative” vision for education over the next 15 years that was adopted today at a global forum in Incheon, Republic of Korea, and which encourages countries to provide inclusive, equitable, quality education op
UN News Centre | May 21, 2015 4:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On World Day, UN warns global cultural diversity 'under attack' As the planet's cultural diversity comes under continued attack from militant groups espousing virulent forms of intolerance, the international community must fight back through openness and acceptance of the world's myriad traditions, the United Nati
UN News Centre | May 21, 2015 4:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend