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Protecting cultural heritage from combatants promotes human rights and universal values — Ban Safeguarding cultural property that combatants aim to damage encompasses part of larger endeavours to defend human rights and universal values, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, calling on the international community to intensify ef
UN News Centre | Sep 22, 2016 11:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At Assembly debate, President of Sierra Leone cites urgent need for UN Security Council erform Calling for urgent reform at the United Nations and in particular at the Security Council, the President of Sierra Leone today stressed that national and global efforts to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not alone deliver the promi
UN News Centre | Sep 22, 2016 4:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Women's empowerment vital for global development, Lithuanian leader tells UN Assembly Only by fully empowering women can the world achieve the ambitious development goals it has set itself and confront the multiple crises and threats that beset it, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite told the United Nations General Assembly today.
UN News Centre | Sep 22, 2016 4:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Negotiated settlement a 'win-win' solution to benefit all Cypriots, President tells UN Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Cyprus' President today highlighted progress made so far on negotiations between the two communities of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots towards a unified country.
UN News Centre | Sep 22, 2016 4:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Post-9/11 security policies may be genesis of today's borderless violent extremism, Iran tells UN The century that began with terror in New York City should not continue with the spread of hatred, violence and destruction in the Middle East and North Africa, Hassan Rouhani, the President of Iran, told the United Nations General Assembly today, undersc
UN News Centre | Sep 22, 2016 3:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'This is no longer a time for promises,' Cameroon President tells UN, urging action on Global Goals While the current session of the United Nations General Assembly has opened in a context marked by turmoil, Paul Biya, the President of Cameroon said this morning there are nevertheless some “bright spots and glimmers of hope,” including the adoption
UN News Centre | Sep 22, 2016 3:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban calls on global leaders to take forward goals of World Humanitarian Summit As the international community continues to work towards achieving the core humanitarian responsibilities agreed to at the World Humanitarian Summit this past May, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today presented a road map to promote accounta
UN News Centre | Sep 22, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Globalization is a 'fact of life' says Austrian Minister in UN General Assembly speech Globalization has brought enormous benefits to humankind, such as reduced international poverty, new technologies and reduced distances between countries, the Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria told the United Nations
UN News Centre | Sep 22, 2016 04:11 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Effective border controls make Australia successful 'immigration nation,' Prime Minister tells UN Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Australia's Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, stressed the need to resist “the rising tide of protectionism” but most importantly “the threat of conflict and instability.”
UN News Centre | Sep 22, 2016 03:34 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At UN, West African leaders cite terrorism as singular challenge to global peace and development Underlining the importance of and complementarity between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on financing for development, the President of Guinea-Bissau called on world leaders at the United Nations General Asse
UN News Centre | Sep 22, 2016 03:15 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend