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UN Broadband Commission urges public-private partnerships to reach 'the unconnected' New public-private partnerships are essential if broadband is to reach everyone and help accelerate the achievement of global sustainable development goals, members of the United Nations broadband commission said today.
UN News Centre | Mar 17, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'The clear objective of our time is parity' rooted in women's empowerment — UN chief Guterres Gender parity at all levels – political, cultural, economic and social – is a “central objective” and must be based on women's empowerment, Secretary-General António Guterres told women's rights activists and civil society repre
UN News Centre | Mar 17, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN announces interagency group to coordinate global fight against antimicrobial resistance The United Nations today announced the establishment of an Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, which will be co-chaired by Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Ch
UN News Centre | Mar 16, 2017 10:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Guterres grateful for US support as largest UN contributor; will work with Member States on reform Secretary-General António Guterres is committed to reforming the United Nations and stands ready to discuss with the United States and any other Member State how best to create a more cost-effective Organization that can tackle the enormous challenges fa
UN News Centre | Mar 16, 2017 9:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Employers must address all aspects of gender-based violence in workplace — UN Women chief Tolerating violence against women in the workplace will have a huge cost to employers, including lost productivity, legal expenses, high turnover, sick leaves and harm to corporate reputation, panellists today told a United Nations-hosted discussion, urgi
UN News Centre | Mar 16, 2017 9:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Relief operations in western Mosul reaching 'breaking point' as civilians flee hunger, fighting — UN The United Nations and its humanitarian partners in Iraq are scrambling to get emergency sites ready amidst a mass exodus from West Mosul, with nearly 700,000 civilians still living in the city where Iraqi forces are fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and
UN News Centre | Mar 16, 2017 8:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Half of Central African Republic's people need aid; UN Security Council to meet on peace operations The Security Council is today discussing the peace efforts in the Central African Republic (CAR), where half of the population urgently needs aid despite a huge funding gap, according to the United Nations humanitarian arm.
UN News Centre | Mar 16, 2017 5:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN appeals for nearly $170 million to aid pastoralists in northern Kenya The United Nations and its humanitarian partners today appealed for $166 million to aid Kenyan pastoralists and farmers whose livestock and crops are suffering amid what the Government declared a “national drought disaster.”
UN News Centre | Mar 16, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Somalia: UN-backed cholera vaccination campaign targets 450,000 people The Government of Somalia has launched an oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign today with the support of the United Nations health agency, targeting over 450,000 people in seven high-risk areas around the country.
UN News Centre | Mar 16, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
PHOTO FEATURE: UN Women's Commission tackles parity and empowerment in changing workplace Against the backdrop of rapid transformations in the world of work, the annual session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women — or in UN parlance CSW — will this year examine the impact such changes will have on women and girls, inclu
UN News Centre | Mar 15, 2017 8:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend