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Role of Young People, Technology in Future Development Agenda

Seoul, S. Korea.  Continuing his official visit to Republic of Korea, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at two forums today highlighted the importance of youth, education and information communication technologies (ICTs) in shaping the future sustainable development agenda. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the Seoul Digital Forum. U.N. Photo/Evan Schneider. “Data is the new oil. Data […]

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U.N.: Violence Against Women and Girls ‘Shames Every Society’

New York, N.Y.  Voicing concern over the continued killing of women and girls, the United Nations anti-crime chief today issued a strong call to end such acts, as well as to unravel the gender at the heart of the “dreadful daily experiences of violence” that blight so many of their lives. Hundreds of thousands of […]

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‘Free & Equal’ Campaign by U.N. Spotlights LGBTI Diversity

New York, N.Y.  A new United Nations ‘Free & Equal’ campaign video highlighting the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community is being shown today on the massive screens in New York’s Times Square ahead of International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. Launch of new video by U.N. Free & Equal […]

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U.N. Races to Deliver Aid as Powerful New Quake Hits Nepal

New York, N.Y.  A new earthquake measuring 7.3 in magnitude has struck Nepal today killing at least 40 people, according to information received by the United Nations, just two weeks after a powerful tremor killed more than 8,000 thousand people and devastated much of the country’s infrastructure. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2015-1113/Anthony. The epicentre of the quake was […]

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U.N. Questions U.S. Policing, Counterterrorism

New York, N.Y.  U.S. officials faced questions Monday in Geneva about the use of the death penalty, excessive force by police and national security measures as the United Nations’ Human Rights Council conducted a review of the country’s rights practices. People march under a banner that reads “Stop Racist Police Terror,” Baltimore, Maryland, May 2, […]

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In Poland, 70th Anniversary of WWII End Remembered

Warsaw, Poland. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in Poland today at an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, recalled the “tremendous” shared sacrifice and the huge price of victory over fascism, paid by the millions of lost lives. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with President Bronislaw […]

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More Midwife Training to Tackle Maternity, Child Deaths

New York, N.Y.  Nearly 800 women continue to die every day from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, the United Nations spotlighted as it marked the International Day of the Midwife with a call for greater investment to increase the number of midwives and enhance the quality and reach of their services. Abissdoum Charlotte, 26, with […]

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Nepal: Quake’s Impact on Food Security ‘Very High’

New York, N.Y.  Some eight million dollars is urgently needed to help disaster-struck Nepalese farmers rapidly recover lost agricultural inputs and resume preparations for the imminent rice sowing season, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today. A woman feeds her infant, who was injured during the massive 25 April earthquake, at Tribhuvan […]

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Film ‘Margarita With A Straw’ – Unexpected Brilliance – From India

Role of Young People, Technology in Future Development Agenda

Fountain House Symposium Takes On Schizophrenia

Unlocking Wind Power Across America – from the White House

U.N.: Violence Against Women and Girls ‘Shames Every Society’

Concert to Celebrate Diversity with World Heritage Cultural Center