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Shaping future development agenda seen by UN-NGO forum as 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' A United Nations conference focusing on the role of civil society in shaping the global development agenda beyond 2015 concluded in New York today with a declaration that will serve as an “Action Agenda” in the lead-up to negotiations on the future fr
UN News Centre | Aug 29, 2014 11:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Kosovo: citing recent unrest, UN envoy urges close vigilance to safeguard achievements The United Nations envoy for Kosovo today said that while great strides have been made since last year toward normalisation of relations between Belgrade and Pristina, close vigilance remains essential to safeguard achievements and continue dialogue.
UN News Centre | Aug 29, 2014 10:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amid growing attacks, Security Council urges greater protection for aid workers Against the backdrop of increasing threats to aid workers, the United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution calling for accountability for attacks and urging all parties to conflict to allow unimpeded access for humanitarian actors.
UN News Centre | Aug 29, 2014 10:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Data revolution advisory group named by UN Secretary-General Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named an Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development to provide him with inputs to shape “an ambitious and achievable vision” for a future development agenda beyond 2015 to succeed
UN News Centre | Aug 29, 2014 9:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council condemns actions of Houthi militants to derail Yemen's transition The Security Council today voiced grave concern about the recent deterioration of the security situation in Yemen, condemning the actions of the Houthis, including their escalating campaign to bring down the Government and undermine the country's politi
UN News Centre | Aug 29, 2014 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On International Day, UN chief urges renewed commitment to world free of nuclear weapons Marking the International Day against Nuclear Tests, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a renewed global commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons and nuclear tests.
UN News Centre | Aug 29, 2014 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN health agency identifies countries at risk for spread of Ebola The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has identified six countries at risk for spread of the Ebola virus disease, adding that it is working with them to ensure that full surveillance, preparedness and response plans are in place.
UN News Centre | Aug 29, 2014 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN officials hail role of cultural, religious dialogue in advancing peace, development United Nations officials today highlighted the important role played by the initiative known as the Alliance of Civilizations in building bridges to peace, especially amid the current instability in many parts of the world, as they kicked off a global for
UN News Centre | Aug 29, 2014 6:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Number of Syrian refugees tops 3 million as insecurity grows — UN agency Three million Syrians will have registered as refugees outside of their country today, the UN refugee agency reported, amid accounts of increasingly horrifying conditions inside their homeland — cities where populations are surrounded, people are going
UN News Centre | Aug 29, 2014 5:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ukraine: UN report shows rising civilian deaths, ongoing rights abuses Intense fighting, including the use of heavy weaponry by both sides, in densely populated areas of eastern Ukraine, has increased the loss of civilian life, with an average of around 36 people being killed every day, says a new report issued today by the
UN News Centre | Aug 29, 2014 3:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend