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U.N. to Unveil Memorial to Victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade

New York, N.Y.  A permanent memorial to honour the victims of one of the most horrific tragedies of modern history will be revealed at United Nations Headquarters in New York on Wednesday, when the world marks the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. A close-up from the […]

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U.N.: Palestinian Conflict Continues to Destroy Human Life, Dignity

New York, N.Y.  Violations of human rights “fuel and shape the conflict” in the occupied Palestinian territories, a senior United Nations official reported to the Human Rights Council today. Displaced Palestinians with their belongings, following Israeli authorities demolition of their structures in Ein al Hilwa (Tubas Governorate)  in the Jordan Valley on 30 January 2014. Photo: […]

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World Water Day 2015: Pursuit of Better Water Access for All

New York, N.Y.  As the perils of climate change increasingly threaten the planet, the international community must unite in “a spirit of urgent cooperation” to address the many water-related challenges facing humanity, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today. Photo: UNICEF/Wathiq Khuzaie. In his message marking the 2015 edition of World Water Day, observed annually […]

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U.N.: Learning Lessons of Intolerance Critical to Ridding Racism

New York, N.Y.  Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the United Nations today urged Member States to boost efforts towards ending discrimination around the world and ratify a critical international convention aimed at abolishing racism in all its forms. Mourners at a funeral ceremony in Cape Province for those who were […]

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U.N. Chief Calls for Efforts to ‘Fill World with Happiness’

New York, N.Y.  Happiness for the entire human family is one of the main goals of the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared, as the Organization kicked-off its global celebrations marking the annual observance of the International Day of Happiness. Credit: International Day of Happiness. “Peace, prosperity, lives of dignity for all – this is […]

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Report Highlights ‘Terrifying’ Impact of Ebola on Nine Million Children

Conakry, Guinea.  Some nine million children have seen “death and suffering beyond their comprehension,” and protecting them and their communities is critical in the fight against Ebola in West Africa, the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report released today. A child who lost members of his family to the Ebola virus plays at the […]

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Sendai: World Leaders Gather for Disaster Risk Conference

Sendai, Japan.  In Bangladesh, an innovative “disaster resilient village” was built in Shymnagar for a coastal village wiped out after Cyclone Aila. World leaders are gathering for a U.N. conference in Sendai, Japan, to agree on a new framework for managing disaster risk which will reduce mortality and economic losses. UNDP Bangladesh/Nasif Ahmed. Since the last such […]

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Real Breakthrough Needed to Protect Children from Abuse, U.N. Told

New York, N.Y.  Millions of children are subjected to sexual abuse and exploitation, being sold and trafficked for prostitution, forced labour, illegal adoption or the transfer of organs, an independent United Nations expert told the Human Rights Council today, calling for a real breakthrough to end such crimes. “Persisting and new forms of sale and […]

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U.N. to Unveil Memorial to Victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade

U.N.: Palestinian Conflict Continues to Destroy Human Life, Dignity

World Water Day 2015: Pursuit of Better Water Access for All