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Iraq: condemning destruction of shrine, UNESCO urges end to 'cultural cleansing' The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) strongly condemned the destruction of the Imam Dur shrine in the governorate of Salah-e-Din in Iraq, and called for an end to such acts of “cultural cl
UN News Centre | Oct 28, 2014 8:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN reaffirms importance of women's empowerment for global peace, security As the world is swept by unparalleled levels of displacement, festering conflicts, and a convergence of crises, the international community must fully endorse the role of women's empowerment and gender equality in ensuring global peace, security and dev
UN News Centre | Oct 28, 2014 7:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Culture must be considered in approaches to disaster risk reduction — UN-backed report Disaster risk reduction approaches must recognize why people live with risks and how their behaviour and attitudes related to culture affect their exposure and sensitivity to hazards, a new United Nations-backed report out today warns.
UN News Centre | Oct 28, 2014 7:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Addis Ababa, Ban hails new UN facility as symbol of shared 'strong desire for peace' The United Nations is “better placed to deliver better results,” declared Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, as a new office facility was inaugurated today at the UN Economic Commission for Africa compound in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
UN News Centre | Oct 28, 2014 7:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Leaders of tomorrow must be heard today, Ban tells Global Forum on Youth Policies Young people around the world must “raise your voices” so they are heard loud and clear, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a packed audience of youth Ministers, experts, activists and volunteers this morning, kicking off the First Glob
UN News Centre | Oct 28, 2014 6:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Recession-hit rich countries suffer 'great leap backwards' in child poverty — UN Some 2.6 million children have sunk below the poverty line in the world's most affluent countries since 2008, negatively impacted by the wave of recessions that rippled through their economies following the meltdown of blue chip financial intuitions, ac
UN News Centre | Oct 28, 2014 5:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNESCO chief condemns killing of Mexican journalist, urges investigation The head of the United Nations agency mandated to defend press freedom today denounced the recent killing of Mexican journalist Antonio Gamboa Urias, the editor of a local magazine in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, and urged authorities to conduct a quick
UN News Centre | Oct 28, 2014 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN-backed study on fruit flies to prompt better pest controls, renewed trade What was long thought to be four distinct agricultural pests is actually one and the same fruit fly, a new study spearheaded by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has shown, encouraging renewed efforts and solutions for better pest
UN News Centre | Oct 28, 2014 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agriculture chief lauds 'key' role of family farmers in food-secure future Praising family farmers for their key role in meeting the needs of a growing world population, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) stressed the need to seize global momentum to improve the widespread food insecurity stil
UN News Centre | Oct 27, 2014 11:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN envoy leads call for action, resources to ensure meaningful role for youths in policy talks Meeting for the first time since arriving in Azerbaijan for the United Nations-backed Global Forum on Youth Policies, dozens of youth experts and activists today deliberated a “common narrative” that will best engage other stakeholders and help transf
UN News Centre | Oct 27, 2014 11:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend