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More respect, less criminalization for migrant workers, UN rights expert urges The lack of political will to stand up for migrant workers' rights remains the greatest challenge to the protection of this “very vulnerable” group of human beings, an independent United Nations expert affirmed today.
UN News Centre | Oct 24, 2014 10:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
DR Congo: UN, African Union urge eastern town to support operations to end rebel threat Visiting the site of a recent flare-up of deadly violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations and African Union (AU) envoys met with the Mayor of the town of Beni, Congolese military officials and local leaders, urging a unit
UN News Centre | Oct 24, 2014 10:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mexico: UN rights office urges authorities to 'step up' efforts to find missing students The United Nations human rights office has voiced concern about the continued enforced disappearance of students in the Mexican town of Iguala and urged local authorities to step up their efforts in finding them.
UN News Centre | Oct 24, 2014 10:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amid uneasy ceasefire, Ukraine risks becoming 'protracted' conflict, UN officials warn The simmering conflict in Ukraine continues to take lives and exacerbate already precarious humanitarian conditions in the country's Eastern regions, two senior United Nations officials told the Security Council today, as they warned that the situation
UN News Centre | Oct 24, 2014 7:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ebola: industry leaders meet to discuss vaccine trials, as UN agencies continue aid push The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has convened a meeting with top Government officials from Ebola-affected countries, regulatory agencies, vaccine manufacturers and funding agencies to discuss and agree how best to best fast-track testing
UN News Centre | Oct 24, 2014 7:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN-backed forum: world's youth to demand seat at policy table Set to kick-off next week in Azerbaijan's capital of Baku, a United Nations-backed Global Forum on Youth Policies will, for the first time, amplify voices passionate about developing and implementing national policies tailored to the specific needs, as
UN News Centre | Oct 24, 2014 6:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN calls on Kyrgyzstan to scrap draft law violating rights of LGBT people The United Nations human rights office today called on the Kyrgyz Parliament to refrain from passing draft legislation that would discriminate against people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people.
UN News Centre | Oct 24, 2014 4:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agencies launch new joint initiative targeting elimination of global food waste The world wastes enough food to feed an estimated two billion people, the United Nations said today as its three Rome-based food agencies announced the launch of a digital platform designed to take aim at the growing problem of “food loss.”
UN News Centre | Oct 24, 2014 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On UN Day, Ban celebrates Organization's continuing commitment for a better world As multiple crises — ranging from poverty and disease to terrorism and climate change — continue to afflict the world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked the 69th anniversary of the United Nations today, declaring that the Organization is needed now
UN News Centre | Oct 24, 2014 2:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN expert urges Member States to consider justice as pillar of development The pursuit of development must expand beyond economic gains and include claims of justice, non-discrimination and opportunities, an independent United Nations expert told the General Assembly today.
UN News Centre | Oct 23, 2014 11:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend