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In Seoul, Ban spotlights role of young people and technology in future development agenda Continuing his official visit to Republic of Korea, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at two forums today highlighted the importance of youth, education and information communication technologies (ICTs) in shaping the future sustainable develop
UN News Centre | May 20, 2015 6:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Sudan: UN Mission condemns heavy fighting near base which killed four civilians The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has said today that it is deeply concerned by the disregard for civilian lives, UN personnel and facilities shown by combatants in the country after four civilians, including a woman and a child, were kil
UN News Centre | May 20, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agency welcomes 'important initial step' on migration by Southeast Asian governments The United Nations refugee agency welcomed today the commitment announced by the Foreign Ministers of Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand to resolve the issue of the thousands of refugees and migrants stranded in boats in the Bay of Bengal and off the coast
UN News Centre | May 20, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban announces 'inclusive consultations' on Yemen; urges good faith engagement The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, said today that he is pleased to announce the launch of inclusive consultations aimed at restoring momentum towards a Yemeni-led political transition process, according to a statement released by his Spok
UN News Centre | May 20, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Violence against women and girls 'shames every society,' UN anti-crime chief warns Voicing concern over the continued killing of women and girls, the United Nations anti-crime chief today issued a strong call to end such acts, as well as to unravel the gender at the heart of the “dreadful daily experiences of violence” that blight s
UN News Centre | May 19, 2015 10:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At Security Council, senior UN official warns Middle East status quo 'not tenable' The Middle East is threatened by “a vicious tide of terror and extremism” amid stalled peace negotiations and growing regional tensions, a United Nations envoy on the region warned today.
UN News Centre | May 19, 2015 10:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights expert urges Armenia to 'shed light' on violence against children The UN independent human rights expert on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography today urged the Armenian government to devote more attention to the issue of violence against children as well as irregularities in adoption processes
UN News Centre | May 19, 2015 9:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraq and global community must protect internally displaced as crisis deepens — UN expert A United Nations human rights expert today urged the Government of Iraq to step-up its efforts and give a higher priority to nearly three million internally displaced persons (IDPs).
UN News Centre | May 19, 2015 9:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World must not 'squander' opportunity in Somalia, UN envoy tells Security Council While it is too soon to celebrate definitive success in Somalia, and while the situation remains challenging, progress is being made and the international community would be missing a strategic opportunity if it failed to realize how much is being achieve
UN News Centre | May 19, 2015 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At UN forum, Ban urges world leaders aim to set global roadmap for education until 2030 Education is not a privilege but rather a birthright that secures human rights and fights violent extremism, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today in Incheon, Republic of Korea, as he opened the World Education Forum 2015 which aims to s
UN News Centre | May 19, 2015 8:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend