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WHS: 'We need to solve humanitarian crises together,' says UNESCO envoy Forest Whitaker On the opening day of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, the Special Envoy of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Forest Whitaker, called on individuals, governments and international organizations to act
UN News Centre | May 23, 2016 11:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen: UN-mediated peace talks continue following trilateral meeting with Ban in Qatar The delegation of the Government of Yemen returned to the negotiating table in Kuwait in the latest round of peace talks today, with the United Nations envoy for the conflict-torn country holding a plenary this morning with both delegations, a UN spokespe
UN News Centre | May 23, 2016 9:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
DR Congo: UN envoy urges 'patriotic reawakening' to ease rising political tensions The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has expressed deep concern about the increasing political tensions in some parts of the Central African country, urging both the majority and opposition sides to reawaken their patr
UN News Centre | May 23, 2016 8:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
WHS: New fund launched at UN humanitarian summit to address education in crisis zones The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today announced the launch of a new fund to better coordinate support for and drive investment in education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises.
UN News Centre | May 23, 2016 7:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Vienna, UN Crime Commission opens with call to advance justice, rule of law The main United Nations anti-crime forum opened in Vienna today with calls to strengthen justice and the rule of law and help build resilient institutions in support of the global development goals, which recognize the connections between poverty, securit
UN News Centre | May 23, 2016 7:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban condemns terrorist attacks killing dozens of civilians in two coastal Syrian cities Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the terrorist attacks today that claimed the lives of dozens of civilians in the Syrian coastal cities of Jableh and Tartous.
UN News Centre | May 23, 2016 6:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN health agency spotlights role of health in sustainable development as governing body begins session Health holds a prominent and central role that benefits the entire sustainable development agenda, because the ultimate objective of all development activities is to sustain human lives in good health, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said
UN News Centre | May 23, 2016 6:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN Environment Assembly opens in Nairobi aiming to ensure 'healthy planet, with healthy people' Hundreds of key global decision-makers are gathering in Kenya today for the second United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2), aiming to tackle some of the most critical issues facing our planet, from the air pollution that kills millions of people ever
UN News Centre | May 23, 2016 5:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On International Day, UN urges end of obstetric fistula 'within a generation' Obstetric fistula is a preventable and treatable condition causing added suffering and isolation to at least two million poor and marginalized women and girls worldwide, the United Nations spotlighted on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula.
UN News Centre | May 23, 2016 4:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN envoy welcomes resumption of cement deliveries into Gaza The United Nations envoy for the peace process in the Middle East today welcomed the decision to resume the private import of cement into Gaza after nearly 45 days of suspension.
UN News Centre | May 23, 2016 4:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend