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1 ‘Seriously concerned’ by situation in Jammu and Kashmir, UN rights chief urges de-escalation of tensions
( Human Rights )

Content by: UN News Centre

 

4 October 2016 – The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, is seriously concerned about the human rights situation in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, as well as the rising tensions between India and P...

Created on 2016-10-04 21:15:10
2 "If it can happen to me, it can happen to anybody" - Interview with Kirk Bloodsworth.
( Interviews )
Kirk Bloodsworth, the first person exonerated from the death row by DNA evidence, talks about the death penalty based on his personal experience.
Created on 2015-11-05 23:20:41
3 Access Afya joins the Business Call to Action with commitment to bring affordable healthcare to low-income Kenyans
( UNDP Stories )

Content by: United Nations Development Programme

 

Nairobi - Some 15,000 residents of Nairobi’s slums will gain access to quality healthcare following a commitment by Kenyan social enterprise Access Afya to the Business Call to Action (BCtA).

Created on 2015-05-08 17:02:07
4 Africa, Brazil team up to ensure the poor share in growth, can withstand crises
( UNDP Stories )

Content by: United Nations Development Programme

 

Dakar, Senegal, 8 April 2015 - As momentum builds towards the adoption of the new global Sustainable Development Goals later this year, some13African countries and Brazil have come together to share experiences on social protection, focused on ensuring that Africa’s poor are not left behi...
Created on 2015-04-08 15:02:46
5 After disclosure of Bahamas tax haven data, UN rights experts urge governments to take action
( Americas )

Content by: UN News Centre

 

6 October 2016 – In the wake of the recent disclosure of leaked Bahamas tax haven data, United Nations human rights experts today urged governments to work together on liquidating offshore tax avoidance and establishing tougher financial regulat...

Created on 2016-10-06 18:54:41
6 Appeal for Human Rights Funding
( UN Agencies and Other Departments )

Content by: South-South News

16 Feburary 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) has launched an appeal for $253 million to enable the UN's human rights arm “to contribute to important institutional and policy advancement across every region of the world.”

Created on 2017-02-16 23:06:32
7 As Colombian voters reject peace deal, Ban pledges UN support as country seeks way forward
( Americas )

Content by: UN News Centre

 

3 October 2016 – In the wake of a referendum that defeated the peace accord signed by the President of Colombia and the country’s largest rebel group just days ago, United Nations Secretary-Gener...

Created on 2016-10-03 14:13:42
8 Bahrain: UN rights office concerned at crackdown on human rights and political opposition groups
( Human Rights )

Content by: UN News Centre

 

21 June 2016 – Concerned at the intensification of a crackdown on free expression and association, and the right to a nationality in Bahrain, the United Nations human rights office today urged the Government to ensure those rights are protected ...

Created on 2016-06-21 15:28:37
9 Better access to justice and services for people of Fiji
( UNDP Stories )

Content by: United Nations Development Programme

 

Suva, Fiji – 20 April 2015 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Governments of Fiji and of Japan today launched the Fiji REACH Project to support the Fijian Government’s push to improve service delivery to disadvantaged populations, particularly for women, youth, minorities and comm...

Created on 2015-04-20 21:30:30
10 Chair of UN Development Group and Turkey Minister of Foreign Affairs jointly inaugurate new Istanbul regional hub
( UNDP Stories )

Content by: United Nations Development Programme

 

IstanbulThe United Nations and the Republic of Turkey today officially launched the new Istanbul Regional Hub which provides support to the countries and territories in which the UN Development Programme (UNDP) works in Europe and CIS.

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Created on 2015-04-23 14:03:08
11 Civil society must be ‘equal partners’ in making UN sustainability agenda a reality, Ban tells world parliamentarians
( Law, Crime Prevention )

Content by: UN News Centre

 

31 August 2015 – With speakers of parliament meeting at United Nations Headquarters at a moment when the world is gripped by multiple crises – displacement has soared to all-time highs and the threat of climate change grows by the day –

Created on 2015-08-31 18:25:35
12 Clock ticking in Nepal as monsoon closes in
( UNDP Stories )

Content by: United Nations Development Programme

 

Struggling rural communities risk being cut off by rains

Kathmandu – With the annual monsoon rains a month away, Nepalese communities already devastated following two recent major earthquakes are now facing a new challenge – isolation from desperately-nee...

Created on 2015-05-20 19:04:42
13 Colombian Government and FARC-EP request UN to authorize Mission to continue supporting ceasefire
( Americas )

Content by: UN News Centre

 

7 October 2016 – The Colombian Government and the country’s largest rebel group announced today that they are willing to press ahead on the goals of the historic peace accord that was rejected by voters this past weekend, while the two sides a...

Created on 2016-10-07 19:49:48
14 Combatting Forced Marriages
( UN Agencies and Other Departments )

Content by: South-South News

2 November 2016, New York, USA | South-South News — The UN human rights office (OHCHR) reports there would be some 950 million girls trapped in forced marriages by 2030 if policies to protect them are not applied.

Created on 2016-11-02 21:21:31
15 Combatting Hunger in the Sahel
( UN Agencies and Other Departments )

Content by: South-South News

 

Created on 2017-01-24 23:03:10
16 Congo Republic burns its entire stockpile of seized ivory
( UNDP Stories )

Content by: United Nations Development Programme

 

Burning ceremony takes place a day before announcement of African strategy for tackling wildlife crime

Brazzaville - The Government of Congo today incinerated nearly five tons of poached ivory, fuelled by seized timber, in a strong demonstration of Africa’s opposition to wi...

Created on 2015-04-29 21:04:52
17 COP21: Youth Leaders Call for Limiting Global Temperature Rise to 1.5 Degrees Celsius "To Stay Alive"
( Cop21 Videos - Youtube )
Youth leaders from a number of the countries most at risk due to climate change rallied at the UN climate conference in Paris, urging governments to adopt an ambitious agreement to achieve 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050
Created on 2015-12-03 16:24:18
18 Decade Projections Made for Commodities by FAO, OECD
( UN Reports )

Content by: FAO

23 July 2015, New York, USA | South-South News – Meat, sugar, biofuel, cotton and dairy are a few products essential to major markets as well as everyday living. Not only the supply and demand, but th...

Created on 2015-07-23 19:45:55
19 Development financiers review new partnership opportunities to tap the true potential of Islamic finance to implement the SDGs
( UNDP News )

Development financiers review new partnership opportunities to tap the true potential of Islamic finance to implement the SDGs

Tue Sep 20 00:00:00 EDT 2016
Created on 2016-09-28 13:49:19
20 Didier Drogba to join Ronaldo and Zidane in 12th annual Match Against Poverty
( UNDP Stories )

Content by: United Nations Development Programme

 

 

Proceeds to support Ebola recovery efforts

12th Match against Poverty to take place in Saint-Etienne, France on Monday 20 April 2015

Geneva / St-Etienne 10 ...

Created on 2015-04-10 14:07:53

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