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Global Goals 'rallying call' to tackle world's ills, says new President of UN economic and social body Opening the first meeting of the 2017 session of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the body's new President, Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, of Zimbabwe, said today that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a “rallying
UN News Centre | 2 hours, 33 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Security Council urges cooperation among countries in West Africa and the Sahel to tackle Boko Haram While welcoming recent political developments recently observed in West Africa, the United Nations Security Council today stressed the need to increase military cooperation between the States in the region and Sahel to fight against the terrorist group Bo
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UN and OSCE experts condemn Turkey's crackdown on media Two top media freedom experts of the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) today condemned the ongoing crackdown on journalists and the media by the Government of Turkey in the wake of the recent attempted coup.
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Racism in US casts 'dark shadow' over rights to free assembly, association — UN expert The United States is struggling to live up to its ideals in the area of racial, social and economic inequality, which is negatively affecting the exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, a United Nations human rights expe
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At Security Council, Ban cites shared responsibility to 'nurture seeds of peace and prosperity' in Africa Citing persisting instability in number of African countries — from South Sudan to Mali and Libya, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed that building peace and restoring institutions in post-conflict settings are long-term process
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UN appeals for halting imminent execution of prisoners in Indonesia United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon and a group of UN rights experts today appealed to the Government of Indonesia to stop the reportedly imminent execution of a number of prisoners for alleged drug-related crimes.
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Proposed humanitarian corridors in Aleppo must be guaranteed by all sides, says UN relief chief Amid reports that Aleppo is 'de facto besieged,' as the war-battered city is now almost completely encircled by Syrian troops, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator today reiterated his demand for safe, regular and sustained access to the qu
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With planting season weeks away, millions in drought-hit southern Africa need support — UN Some 23 million people in southern Africa are in need of urgent support to be able to produce enough food to feed themselves and avoid being dependent on humanitarian assistance until mid-2018, the United Nations agricultural agency has warned.
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Despite positive trends, poaching of African elephants still 'unacceptably high' — UN-backed treaty Many African elephants continued to face serious threats to their survival in 2015 from the illegal trade in ivory and unacceptably high levels of poaching, although the sharp upward trends in poaching since 2006 have started to level off, according to th
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UN warns of more heatwave deaths as climate change pushes up temperatures Warning of a possible rise in heatwave deaths due to climate change, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today called for measures to reduce mortality from this natural hazard.
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