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U.N.: WikiLeaks Founder Arbitrarily Detained by Sweden, U.K.

Geneva, Switzerland. Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks website, which published confidential diplomatic information, has been arbitrarily detained by Sweden and the United Kingdom since his arrest in London in December 2010, as a result of the legal action against him by both Governments, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said today. Photo: […]

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U.N. Demands Protection for Child Migrants Flooding into Europe

New York, N.Y. Child protection systems across Europe are completely overwhelmed as the rate of youngsters in the flood of refugees and migrants has soared to one in three compared with one in 10 less than a year ago, the United Nations warned today, calling for strengthened steps to prevent exploitation and abuse. A boy […]

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Op-Ed: Please Don’t Shoot the Messenger, Israel – Ban Ki-Moon

By U.N. Secretary-General Ban-Ki-moon New York, N.Y. In Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, 2016 has begun much as 2015 ended — with unacceptable levels of violence and a polarized public discourse. That polarization showed itself in the halls of the United Nations last week when I pointed out a simple truth: History proves that […]

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Governments Must Act to Reverse Alarming Rise in Childhood Obesity

New York, N.Y. Facing a global epidemic in childhood obesity with the number of overweight children under five on track to jump from 42 million to 70 million over the next decade, a United Nations report today called on governments to reverse the trend by promoting healthy foods and physical activity. Children play outdoors at […]

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U.N. Calls Out Israel After Reported Take-Over of West Bank Land

New York, N.Y. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for “substantial policy changes on the ground” by Israel, voicing deep concern at reports that the Government has declared of 370 acres in the occupied West Bank south of Jericho as so-called “state land.” Two young residents from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency […]

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Humanitarian Organizations Call for Action to End Suffering in Syria

New York, N.Y. Outlining a series of immediate, practical steps that can improve humanitarian access and the delivery of aid to those in need inside Syria, more than 120 humanitarian organizations and United Nations agencies issued a joint appeal today urging the world to raise their voices and call for an end to the Syria […]

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‘Renewable Energy Limitless,’ says U.N.’s Ban at Global Debate

New York, N.Y. Everyone involved in energy—governments, the private sector, investors and financial institutions, cities, and people everywhere–has understood that we can no longer burn our way to global prosperity, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today at a debate hosted by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Financial Times. Credit: UNEP. “We […]

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Six Years After Quake, ‘Deteriorating’ Situation for Those in Haiti Camps

New York, N.Y. Six years after the devastating earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and left at least 1.5 million homeless, the United Nations is underlining that humanitarian action has achieved significant results, but that the situation has been deteriorating since June. Six years after the devastating earthquake of 2010 that killed 200,000+ people and […]

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Jeffrey Sachs: Hillary is the Candidate of the War Machine

U.N.: WikiLeaks Founder Arbitrarily Detained by Sweden, U.K.

Luce Leader Nominee – Essay on Global Citizenship

New Stamps Promoting LGBT Equality Worldwide Unveiled at U.N.

Obama Reaffirms Religious Liberty in First Visit to U.S. Mosque

Architect Gina Pollara Named President of Municipal Art Society