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UN Internet Governance Forum closes with call to close 'digital divide' Underlining the urgency to close the “digital divide” — socio-economic inequalities that impact access to or use of information and communication technologies — the 11th annual United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) closed today with a cal
UN News Centre | 18 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN interagency operation provides vital aid to 42,000 people in eastern Mosul Joint efforts by three United Nations agencies — the World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) — saw over 42,000 people in eastern Mosul receive food, dignity kits, water purification tablets, jer
UN News Centre | 18 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Stand up for someone's rights today,' UN urges on Human Rights Day Upholding human rights is in the interest of all and are at the heart of the work and identify of the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed ahead of Human Rights Day, calling on the international community to “stand up for someone
UN News Centre | 19 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Human rights violations in DPR Korea 'warning signs of instability and conflict,' Security Council told Citing human rights violations in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), senior United Nations officials today highlighted the need for the Security Council to pay attention to the situation “of great concern.”
UN News Centre | 20 hours, 32 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Greece: UN agency cites struggle to provide shelter for asylum-seekers as winter arrives As winter closes in on Greece, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today that improving living conditions for asylum-seekers and migrants is the 'number one priority' for humanitarian actors in the country and
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Honouring victims of genocide, UN chief decries attempts to separate people into 'us and them' Marking the second International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon today urged Member States to honour those victims by “working ev
UN News Centre | 22 hours, 16 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN relief wing allocates $58 million for life savings assistance in war-torn Yemen Amid soaring malnutrition and collapsing basic services in Yemen, a staggering 18.8 million people need humanitarian assistance, the United Nations relief wing has reported as it allocated $58 million through the Humanitarian Pooled Fund to bolster life-s
UN News Centre | 22 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Outraged' UN Member States demand immediate halt to attacks against civilians in Syria Expressing “outrage” at the escalation of violence in Syria, particularly war-battered Aleppo, the General Assembly — the universal body comprising all 193 United Nations Members States — today adopted a resolution demanding an immediate and compl
UN News Centre | 22 hours, 50 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN report reveals convergence of environmental crime with corruption, raft of other illegal activities A new report by INTERPOL and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) links environmental crimes with other serious illegal activity, including corruption, counterfeiting, drug trafficking, cybercrime, and financial crimes as well as with terrorist
UN News Centre | 23 hours, 37 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Nearly 535 million children living in crisis-hit countries — UNICEF As the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of its work for the world's most vulnerable children, the agency today issued a stark warning that despite significant progress, too many children are still being l
UN News Centre | Dec 9, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend