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Resources needed to get 21 million children into school in Middle East, North Africa — UNICEF Despite impressive progress in raising school enrolment over the past decade, one in four children and young adolescents in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are either out of school or at risk of dropping out, according to the United Nations Childr
UN News Centre | Apr 16, 2015 12:24 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At UN-backed conference, Ban calls for more investment to achieve sustainable energy United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on business leaders to expand investment in low-carbon growth and opportunities to advance sustainable energy for all and tackle climate change, in a statement to The Future of Energy Summit 2015,
UN News Centre | Apr 15, 2015 11:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban calls on world's athletes to help bolster emerging new UN sustainability agenda Hailing the immense power of sport to make the world a better, more tolerant place for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged all sportsmen and women to throw their energy into advocating the new sustainable development agenda currently being
UN News Centre | Apr 15, 2015 11:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
INTERVIEW: At UN, tennis legend says human rights and sports 'a perfect fit' Tennis legend and gender equality activist Billie Jean King has had a stellar career in sports, identifying the boundaries that divide people and tearing them down. She was the first woman athlete to win over $100,000 in prize money in 1971 and, 10 years
UN News Centre | Apr 15, 2015 11:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World must do more to help support Syrian refugees in Lebanon, says UN refugee chief The United Nations refugee chief called today on the international community to step-up its efforts to ease the plight of Syrian refugees who continue to live in harsh conditions in informal settlements in southern Lebanon.
UN News Centre | Apr 15, 2015 9:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN envoy on Middle East peace meets Palestinian Prime Minister, discusses Gaza The United Nations official charged with coordinating the Middle East peace process said today that he is pleased by commitment made by the Palestinian Government to assume its rightful responsibilities in the Gaza Strip.
UN News Centre | Apr 15, 2015 9:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Doha: UN anti-crime agency unveils new partnership to tackle match-fixing, sports betting The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) announced today a new partnership with the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) to help strengthen cross-border investigations and prosecutions into match-fixing and the manipulation of sports
UN News Centre | Apr 15, 2015 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mali: UN mission condemns 'cowardly and heinous' attack on compound The United Nations in Mali condemned today's deadly attack on its Gao area compound that injured nine peacekeepers, killed at least three civilians and injured seven others, calling it a “cowardly and heinous” act.
UN News Centre | Apr 15, 2015 8:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN relief wing says 1.2 million Ukrainians uprooted by conflict, calls for more funding The United Nations humanitarian office has reported that 1.2 million people in Ukraine have now been internally displaced because of conflict in the country.
UN News Centre | Apr 15, 2015 8:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Women's empowerment key to end sexual violence in combat, UN envoy tells Security Council As the great moral issue of our time, sexual violence in conflict is used to terrorise, displace and subjugate victims, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue told the Security Council today, urging the body to take action to dea
UN News Centre | Apr 15, 2015 7:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend