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Economic growth possible even while tackling climate change, UN-backed report finds Just one week before a major climate summit opens at the United Nations, a new report released today by a commission of global leaders argues that major structural and technological changes in the world economy are making it possible to achieve lower carb
UN News Centre | 15 hours, 11 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Forced displacement in Somalia shows 'no signs of easing,' UN agency warns Alarming circumstances such as forced evictions, drought, conflict and lack of livelihood have forced over 130,000 people from their homes in Somalia so far this year, with the majority being internally displaced, warned the United Nations refugee agency
UN News Centre | 15 hours, 39 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Middle East: UN envoy announces deal on reconstruction in Gaza With the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire holding in the Gaza Strip, the United Nations has reached agreement with Israel and Palestinian Authority on a new reconstruction mechanism for the enclave as “an important step” in the right direction to kick star
UN News Centre | 15 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Post-2015 development agenda takes centre stage as General Assembly's 69th session opens The United Nations General Assembly opened its 69th annual session today with the body's new President declaring that it would be a historic opportunity to formulate a post-2015 development agenda that is transformative, brings tangible results in figh
UN News Centre | 16 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN: nearly $1 billion needed to combat Ebola outbreak The United Nations announced today that it would need nearly $1 billion for an exceptional, international response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declaring: “Every day we delay, the cost and the suffering will grow
UN News Centre | 20 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN agency, partners appeal for $34 million for Nigerian refugees The United Nations refugee agency today issued an urgent joint call for $34 million to aid the more than 75,000 people who have since last year fled the violence in northeast Nigeria by crossing into Chad, Cameroon and Niger.
UN News Centre | 20 hours, 45 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
World hunger falls, but number of undernourished remains 'unacceptably high' — joint UN report More than 800 million people — or one in every nine on the planet — suffer from hunger, but a new joint UN agency report released today stated that the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of undernourished people by 2015 is still wit
UN News Centre | 20 hours, 57 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Marking International Day, UN officials hail progress in reducing damage to ozone layer United Nations officials today hailed the progress made in reducing damage to the ozone layer and the vital role played by one of the most successful environmental treaties in history in phasing out ozone-depleting substances.
UN News Centre | 21 hours, 33 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Ahead of General Assembly kick-off, UN chief urges world leaders to unite in 'time of turmoil' Just days ahead of opening the high-level segment of the 69th General Assembly session, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today called on world leaders to unite in the face of the myriad devastating crises to uphold human dignity, the rule of l
UN News Centre | 22 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN reports one million children die on first day of life from mostly preventable causes While child survival rates have increased dramatically since 1990, one million babies each year do not see their second day of life, many succumbing to complications during labour and delivery that could be easily prevented with simple, cost effective int
UN News Centre | 22 hours, 50 minutes ago | comment? | recommend