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NYC park honours former US President and advocate for the UN

October is a special month for the United Nations as it marks the anniversary of the founding of the organization which is 67 years old this year.

The UN would not have existed had it not been for supporters like former United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder celebrates UN Day

American musical icon, Stevie Wonder, brought the house down during the United Nations Day concert in New York on Wednesday, the 24th of October.

In this feature prepared by Beng Poblete-Enriquez, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon introduced Stevie as the 8th wonder of the world.

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International community seeks ceasefire in Syria

A mood of cautious optimism prevails as the international community awaits a decision on a ceasefire from the parties to the Syrian.

The ceasefire was proposed by Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN Special Envoy for Syria, in early October to observe the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

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There’s more that unites us than divides us: Stevie Wonder

The United Nations General Assembly came alive with the music of renowned American artist Stevie Wonder on Wednesday night.

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‘No women, no peace’ says award-winning activist from Nepal

Four women peace activists from across the Asia-Pacific region this month received the N-PEACE Award by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Search for Common Ground.

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Polio could be eradicated by end of 2013: WHO

Polio eradication is at a pivotal point, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative of the World Health Organization and could be eradicated by the end of 2013.

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Korean pop star PSY brings ‘Gangnam Style’ to the UN

In his message for UN Day, observed on 24 October, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon states that the United Nations is not just a meeting place for diplomats.

Mr. Ban proved this when he welcomed South Korean pop star PSY to the UN on Tuesday.

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Art for peace

Young people are creative and enthusiastic agents of change energetically demonstrating their desire to tackle global challenges and make their own mark on history, says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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World Food Programme supports Syrian refugees

Thirteen thousand Syrian refugees are being supported by a voucher programme in Turkey with the help of the World Food Programme, according to Daly Belgasmi, WFP’s R

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Cameroon gets help for rapid diagnosis of animal diseases

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is usually associated with issues relating to safeguards for nuclear installations or verifi

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