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HABITAT III: 'A human-centred city is a culture-centred space' says UNESCO report With top diplomats and urban development experts gathered this week in Quito, Ecuador, for a major United Nations conference on green, clean urban spaces, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released a new report spotligh
UN News Centre | Oct 18, 2016 8:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN aid agencies brace for possible displacement 'catastrophe' caused by military offensive in Mosul United Nations humanitarian agencies operating in Iraq are bracing for what could be a displacement catastrophe requiring the largest and most complex global response in 2016, in the wake of the military offensive under way to oust terrorists from Mosul,
UN News Centre | Oct 18, 2016 8:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Local communities must 'stand strong to support' recovery of 21 Chibok girls — UN rights experts United Nations human rights experts have welcomed the release of 21 Chibok school girls from Boko Haram and called upon Nigerians — particularly their families and local communities — to support their immediate reintegration and rehabilitation.
UN News Centre | Oct 18, 2016 5:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Afghanistan: UN report finds July attack on peaceful protests in Kabul 'may amount to a war crime' A new report released by the United Nations mission in Afghanistan has concluded that the 23 July attack on a large, peaceful demonstration in the country's capital, Kabul, not only deliberately targeted civilians but also was a serious violation of in
UN News Centre | Oct 18, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen: UN envoy announces restoration of nationwide cessation of hostilities The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, announced today a plan for the resumption of a comprehensive cessation of hostilities in the war-torn Gulf nation.
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2016 11:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council strongly condemns failed ballistic missile launch by DPR Korea The United Nations Security Council today strongly condemned the latest failed ballistic missile launch conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), which took place on 14 October.
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2016 11:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
INTERVIEW: “If we don't act now, the future will not be in our hands” — UN rural development agency chief As the world marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, one man who has spent many years working to end poverty among the world's poorest populations is calling for action now, by investing more in the rural poor.
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2016 10:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN launches new fund to support system-wide coordinated response to cholera in Haiti The United Nations has launched a new trust fund to support a coordinated system-wide response from the UN and its partners to help Haiti overcome the cholera epidemic and support the establishment of strong water, sanitation and health systems in the cou
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2016 10:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN anti-crime chief urges better use of Convention against Transnational Organized Crime Citing indisputable negative impacts of transnational organized crime on people's lives and societies, the United Nations top anti-crime official today stressed the need to make better use of the existing global convention and its protocols to tackle th
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2016 10:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Sustainable food systems vital to achieving 2030 Agenda nutrition targets — UN Rome-based agencies Opening its 43rd plenary session in Rome today in the wake of major global agreements on sustainable development and climate change, the main United Nations body focused on food security and nutrition, called for an urgent transformation of the world's
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2016 9:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend