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UN report outlines path towards closing gender gap, realizing reproductive health rights Vast inequalities threaten economies, communities and nations, trapping people in a cycle of poverty and marginalization, the United Nations said on Tuesday in a new report that outlines 10 actions countries can take on the path towards equality.
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2017 6:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Thousands of Rohingya refugees stranded near Bangladesh-Myanmar border — UN The United Nations refugee agency is concerned about the humanitarian condition of up to 15,000 Rohingya refugees who are stranded in paddy fields near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2017 4:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On International Day, UN chief urges action to address root causes of poverty Highlighting the importance of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to ensure a life of dignity for all, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for redoubling of efforts to eradicate poverty it in its entirety.
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Sudan's leaders must pull country back from 'impending abyss,' UN peacekeeping chief Amid worsening security and the dire humanitarian and human rights situation in South Sudan, the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations on Tuesday called on the international community to demand that the country's leadership act in a manner tha
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Secretary-General welcomes launch of new UN mission in Haiti United Nations Secretary-General António Guterrs welcomed the establishment Monday of the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), following the closure of its predecessor peacekeeping mission.
UN News Centre | Oct 16, 2017 11:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
General Assembly elects new members to UN Human Rights Council The General Assembly today elected, by secret ballot, 15 States to serve on the Human Rights Council, the highest intergovernmental body in the United Nations system for matters relating to protection and promotion of human rights worldwide.
UN News Centre | Oct 16, 2017 9:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN calls for global solidarity ahead of pledging conference on Rohingya refugee crisis Senior United Nations officials are urging the international community to come together in support of a 23 October pledging conference to “send a strong message to Rohingya refugees and their generous hosts in Bangladesh that the world is there for them
UN News Centre | Oct 16, 2017 9:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Kicking off 'Africa Week' at UN, Guterres says women and youths can unleash continent's potential Africa must focus on young people, empower women and girls, and be innovative in leveraging resources and financing for development, Secretary-General António Guterres said Monday as the United Nations kicked off Africa Week.
UN News Centre | Oct 16, 2017 7:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN envoy discusses implementation of intra-Palestinian agreement with Prime Minister Hamdallah Meeting the Palestinian Prime Minister today, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, and discussed the implementation of the intra-Palestinian agreement signed in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on 12 Oct
UN News Centre | Oct 16, 2017 6:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At UN event in Rome, Pope Francis urges action on climate change, conflicts to end global hunger Food security for all requires tackling climate change and ending conflicts, His Holiness, Pope Francis, stressed Monday at an official ceremony for World Food Day held at the Rome headquarters of the United Nations agriculture agency.
UN News Centre | Oct 16, 2017 6:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend