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On International Day, UN highlights rural women's participation in sustainable, climate-resilient agricultural Women and girls are central to the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing, but their role and significance is often overlooked, the head of the United Nations entity for women's empowerment
UN News Centre | Oct 15, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Secretary-General condemns Saturday's attacks in Mogadishu; commends responders United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today commended the first responders and residents of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, for mobilizing to aid in what is being called Somalia's worst-ever bomb attack.
UN News Centre | Oct 15, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN in Somalia condemns 'barbaric' bombings in Mogadishu The United Nations in Somalia strongly condemned today's blasts in the capital, Mogadishu, which reportedly killed or injured dozens of people.
UN News Centre | Oct 14, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
IPU opens in Russia with focus on cultural diversity; discussions to include UN cooperation A committee to strengthen cooperation between the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) will discuss its work at the annual IPU forum, which began today in St. Petersburg, Russia.
UN News Centre | Oct 14, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Kyoto, Japanese comedians tackle UN Global Goals Japanese comedians on Friday competed to make people laugh by weaving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their performance at a United Nations-supported special event in Kyoto, the country's cultural centre.
UN News Centre | Oct 13, 2017 10:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Central African Republic: UN Special Adviser condemns incitement of violence and hatred The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide has strongly condemned provocation of ethnic and religious hatred armed groups and politicians in the Central African Republic and impressed the need for urgent, concerted and coordinated st
UN News Centre | Oct 13, 2017 9:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
People's lives continue to worsen, but they live with hope, says UN official in Ukraine Concluding her visit to Ukraine, the United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator underlined on Friday the urgent need for humanitarian funding to address the dire situation faced by millions of civilians during the coming winter months.
UN News Centre | Oct 13, 2017 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
INTERVIEW: Haiti on path to stability, development thanks to UN mission, says envoy After 13 years, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) will close its doors on 15 October. The Mission was established by the Security Council at a time when State authority had been weak and limited to parts of the capital, Port-au-
UN News Centre | Oct 13, 2017 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Chile becomes latest nation to resettle Syrian refugees through UN-backed programme Sixty-six Syrian adults and children arrived in Santiago, Chile from Lebanon on Thursday, making the South American country the newest to resettle Syrian refugees under a United Nations-backed programme.
UN News Centre | Oct 13, 2017 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Libya: UN agencies scale up response as fighting displaces thousands in Sabratha region United Nations relief agencies have upped their response in western Libya's Sabratha region following intensification of conflict that has already driven over 15,000 people from their homes.
UN News Centre | Oct 13, 2017 5:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend