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On Universal Children's Day, UN says world remains 'deeply unfair' place for children Marking Universal Children's Day, the United Nations today highlighted that the world remains a “deeply unfair” place for the poorest and most disadvantaged children despite major advances since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Ch
UN News Centre | Nov 20, 2015 8:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amid today's complex conflicts, Ban outlines role for Security Council in strengthening peace operations With the complex demands of today's conflicts putting “enormous burdens on our peace and security tools,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted key areas where the United Nations Security Council could help, namely through political engage
UN News Centre | Nov 20, 2015 7:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On Africa Industrialization Day, Ban warns gender inequity, youth unemployment risk continent's progress Marking the Africa Industrialization Day, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is calling for job creation in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for women and youth to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable industrial development on the contin
UN News Centre | Nov 20, 2015 5:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Northern Ireland still faces urgent challenges nearly 20 years after peace accord — UN expert While much has been achieved in Northern Ireland in the nearly 20 years since a peace accord ended decades of fighting between British forces and the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and the different communities, urgent issues persist, according to a United N
UN News Centre | Nov 20, 2015 5:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban establishes eminent panel to help broaden access to quality medicines at affordable costs United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the establishment of 15-member High-Level Panel on health technology innovation and access, in an effort to escalate investments in research and development for diseases where financial returns ar
UN News Centre | Nov 20, 2015 5:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
European border restrictions endanger refugees, migrants, especially children, UN agencies warn European restrictions on refugees and migrant movements after last week's terrorist attacks in Paris, including national profiling, are endangering many, especially children, as the bite of winter takes hold, United Nations agencies warned today, callin
UN News Centre | Nov 20, 2015 4:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mali: UN mission condemns attack on hotel in Bamako The top United Nations official in Mali today condemned the terrorist attack on a hotel in the country's capital, Bamako.
UN News Centre | Nov 20, 2015 3:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban condemns terror attacks in Israel and the West Bank The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned yesterday's terror attacks in Israel and the occupied West Bank that killed five people, including three Israelis, a Palestinian and an American.
UN News Centre | Nov 20, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Kosovo, UN efforts focused on promoting stability and political progress Calling for continued support from the Security Council, the top United Nations official in Kosovo today said the UN Mission there (UNMIK) is continuing to focus its efforts on promoting stability, political progress and respect for human rights.
UN News Centre | Nov 19, 2015 11:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Paris, Beirut terror attacks must not be pretext for slamming shut doors to refugees — UN officials The United Nations General Assembly met today on tackling the global refugee crisis in the shadow of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut, with top officials pleading that the door for genuine refuge not be slammed shut in the name of secur
UN News Centre | Nov 19, 2015 11:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend