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Food price index starts 2016 dropping to nearly 7-year low – UN agency The global Food Price Index, calculated by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on a monthly basis, fell in January, slipping 1.9 percent below its level in the last month of 2015, as prices of all the commodities it tracks dropped,
UN News Centre | Feb 4, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Saudi Arabia donates $59 million to UN agency assisting Palestine refugees Shelters, schools and health centres in Gaza, the West Bank and Jordan will benefit from $59 million donated by Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in the Near East under three agreements signed today.
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Somalia: UN political chief visits top leaders in show of support for electoral process A senior United Nations official has held talks with Somali leaders in Mogadishu, the capital, in a show of support for last month's “breakthrough” political achievement in selecting an electoral model to be used later this year in efforts to
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New stamps promoting LGBT equality worldwide unveiled at UN The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) today unveiled a set of six commemorative stamps to promote UN Free & Equal – a global UN campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality launched and led by the Office of the High C
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Social inclusion central to 2030 Agenda, UN Social Development Commission hears as new session opens The adoption of the 2030 Agenda – which places people and the planet at the centre of global development – presents new challenges and opportunity for the United Nations Commission on Social Development, a senior UN official said today, opening
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Just two days after official start, UN mediator suspends intra-Syrian peace talks for three weeks Just two days after declaring the official start of delayed intra-Syrian talks in Geneva to end five years of bloody warfare, the United Nations mediator suspended them for three weeks today following differences between Government and opposition delegati
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UN emergency fund allocates $8 million to assist vulnerable women and children in DPR Korea United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has released eight million dollars from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for severely underfunded aid operations in the People's Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK), to enable life-saving assista
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Ukraine: UN official urges Government to keep checkpoints open for access to medicines, food A senior United Nations humanitarian official in Ukraine today called on the Government to keep checkpoints open in conflict-affected areas in the country's east to prevent hardship for thousands of mostly elderly people seeking access to medicines, an
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DPR Korea's intention to launch a satellite 'deeply troubling' – UN chief United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said the intention of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to launch a satellite in the coming weeks is a “deeply worrying development.”
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At Cambridge, Ban says universality of human rights is key to preventing crises of 21st century Warning of “a strong sense that that we are off track and in a deep mess,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the world to move from a pattern of reaction to crises to a culture of prevention, with a heightened focus on
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