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Iconic Norman Rockwell Exhibition to Open at U.N. Headquarters

New York, N.Y.  Part of an ongoing series of global events marking the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, a special exhibition is set to open at the world body’s New York Headquarters bringing together legendary artist Norman Rockwell’s original United Nations drawing, his Golden Rule painting, and a collection of work that reflects his […]

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U.N. Celebrates 1st International Yoga Day, for Public Health and Peace

New York, N.Y.  The first International Day of Yoga is being celebrated around the world today following recognition by the United Nations General Assembly that the holistic benefits of the ancient Indian practice and its inherent compatibility with the principles and values of the U.N. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon practicing yoga in Times Square, New […]

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U.N. Agency Urges Dominican Republic Not to Deport Haitians

New York, N.Y.  The Dominican Republic must ensure that people whose citizenship was thrown into question by a 2013 ruling of the Constitutional Court will not be deported, the UN refugee agency said today “The Court’s ruling and the subsequent regularization plan which gave individuals born in the Dominican Republic until mid-June to regularize their […]

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Ban Condemns Racially Motivated Killings in S.C. as ‘Hateful Violence’

New York, N.Y.  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the apparently racially motivated killings at an historic African American church in South Carolina in the southern United States, and expressed the hope that those responsible for such a “hateful act of violence” will be brought to justice. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten […]

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Ban Ki-Moon Hails Papal Encyclical on Climate Change as ‘Moral Issue’

New York, N.Y.  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the release of Pope Francis’ Papal Encyclical in which the leader of the Catholic Church deplored climate change as one of the principal challenges facing humanity and called for a ‘new dialogue’ about shaping the future of our planet. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with Pope […]

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U.N. Calls for ‘Urgent Measures’ in Promoting Girls’ Education

Geneva, Switzerland.  Although the empowerment of women has been among the most significant achievements of the past century, the international community must “push further” in its struggle to ensure the right to education for all girls, the top UN human rights official declared today. Girls play in the schoolyard at Santo Niño Elementary School in […]

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Elder Abuse: U.N. Chief Shines Spotlight on Once-Taboo Topic

New York, N.Y.  The distressing crime of elder abuse often occurs in quiet, private settings, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, as he reminded people around the world of the importance of making “a vocal, public response” to support the rights of older persons to a life free […]

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U.N. Launches Education Appeal in Fight Against Child Labor

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations has announced it is marking the 2015 edition of the World Day Against Child Labour with a call for the international community to invest in quality education as a key step in the fight against child employment – a scourge that consumes over one hundred million children worldwide. According […]

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Iconic Norman Rockwell Exhibition to Open at U.N. Headquarters

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