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Proposal to rescind extension of UN benefits to all same-sex couples rejected The United Nations budget committee on Tuesday rejected a draft decision that would have had Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon withdraw a bulletin, issued last year, which established rules for the personal status of staff members in determining their benefit
UN News Centre | Mar 24, 2015 10:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council urges 'effective, comprehensive' steps to end tensions in South Sudan The United Nations Security Council has voiced its “profound disappointment” at the failure of all parties in South Sudan to conclude an agreement that would bring the country closer to resolving its ongoing conflict and usher in a period of national
UN News Centre | Mar 24, 2015 10:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN trade report calls on governments to improve environment for e-commerce The scope for developing countries to participate in and benefit from e-commerce is expanding, according to a new United Nations report released today, with improved connectivity, new e-commerce applications, platforms and payment solutions, and the emerg
UN News Centre | Mar 24, 2015 8:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban marks International Day by stressing need for concrete action to pursue human rights Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today recalled, on the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero of El Salvador, that the United Nations has over the past year supported commissions of inquiry on the Central African Republic,
UN News Centre | Mar 24, 2015 7:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights expert urges Chile to boost efforts in fighting extreme poverty The issue of poverty continues to remain “under the radar” for many Chilean policy-makers despite the country's impressive array of anti-poverty programmes, an independent United Nations human rights expert has warned.
UN News Centre | Mar 24, 2015 5:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Senior UN official meets with Nigerian refugees in northern Cameroon The United Nations refugee chief António Guterres began a two-day visit to Cameroon today to see the impact of the displacement crises in neighbouring Nigeria and Central African Republic (CAR), which have sent over hundreds of thousands fleeing for safe
UN News Centre | Mar 24, 2015 5:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amid Yemen unrest, UNICEF warns of grave child rights abuses, spike in deaths Grave violations of children's rights are continuing to take place in Yemen, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) confirmed today, on the heels of a spate of recent attacks on mosques in Sana'a that killed 12 children and injured 20.
UN News Centre | Mar 24, 2015 5:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN to unveil permanent memorial in New York honouring victims of transatlantic slave trade A permanent memorial to honour the victims of one of the most horrific tragedies of modern history will be revealed at United Nations Headquarters in New York on Wednesday, when the world marks the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slaver
UN News Centre | Mar 24, 2015 4:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief urges governments intensify efforts to end tuberculosis by 2035 With some 37 million lives saved between 2000 and 2013 through the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis, it is possible to end the epidemic by 2035, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on World Tuberculosis Day, urging leaders to recommit to ending one
UN News Centre | Mar 24, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In wake of Cyclone Pam, UN launches humanitarian appeal for battered Vanuatu The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has launched a flash appeal for urgent funding to help with ongoing relief efforts in Vanuatu following the devastation wrought by Cyclone Pam.
UN News Centre | Mar 24, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend