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Harness 'immense' potential offered by migration, UN officials urge at global forum Speaking at a major international meeting on migration and development, senior United Nations officials have underlined the need for safe, orderly and regular migration options to ensure that people around the world are not forced to undertake arduous and
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'Disproportionate emphasis' on security would undercut sustaining peace in Sahel — UN deputy chief The United Nations deputy chief today stressed the need to “avoid a disproportionate emphasis on security” when carrying out a strategy to help Africa's Sahel region achieve sustained peace and development.
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International cooperation key to keeping WMDs away from terrorists, Security Council told The United Nations disarmament chief today called for stronger international cooperation to prevent terrorists from accessing and using weapons of mass destruction, warning that technological advances — such as unmanned aerial vehicles, 3-D printers and
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Civilians must not be sacrificed for military victories — UN rights chief, as thousands trapped in Raqqa Voicing grave concern over the fate of as many as 100,000 civilians “effectively trapped” in Syria's Raqqa governorate amid the ongoing offensive against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant fighters, the top United Nations rights official ur
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Investing in poor children saves more lives per dollar spent, UNICEF study finds Investing in the health and survival of the most deprived children and communities provides more value for money than investing in less deprived groups, saving almost twice as many lives for every $1 million spent, according to a new study by the United N
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UN recognizes young entrepreneurs on Day for micro-, small, medium-sized enterprises United Nations agencies today launched a new campaign to make it easier for the 70 million unemployed youth to get financing and learn new skills to start a business.
UN News Centre | Jun 27, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agency saves 600 stranded migrants in Sahara Desert, but 52 dead in Niger The United Nations migration agency in Niger has saved more than 600 lives since April 2017 through a new search and rescue operation that targets migrants stranded in Sahara Desert, but 52 did not survive.
UN News Centre | Jun 27, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN welcomes major partnership initiative with tech giants to counter terrorism online A senior United Nations official has called for sustained joint efforts to combat terrorism and welcomed a partnership initiative with tech giants Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube to counter terrorism and violent extremism online.
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Upcoming Cyprus Conference 'a unique opportunity,' says UN negotiator A fresh round of talks on Cyprus will last “as long as it takes,” but there are no guarantees of success, the United Nations negotiator facilitating the process said today.
UN News Centre | Jun 27, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Colombian rebels turn over nearly all remaining weapons to the UN The peace effort in Colombia today reached a milestone, with nearly all of the remaining number of weapons held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) turned over to the United Nations for registering and storing.
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