General News

Public Service Day celebrated with oboist Wang Liang

The value and virtue of public service are honoured each year by the United Nations when it celebrates UN Public Service Day.

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Qatar: Robots win races

Camel racing is a centuries old sport in the Gulf region. It's an exciting event that generates cash prizes which drive the camel owners to do anything they can to win, even if that means using children as jockeys.

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Departing Deputy-Secretary-General reflects on her UN experience

As the first African woman to occupy the position of Deputy-Secretary- General of the United Nations, Asha-Rose Migiro is grateful for the opportunity she has had to be an inspiration to women and girls.

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Symposium attempts to identify appeal of terrorism

It takes more than traditional security approaches to counter terrorism.

The warning came from the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as a symposium on dialogue, understanding and countering the appeal of terrorism opened at the United Nations on Wednesday.

Gerry Adams reports.

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UN experts fear further deterioration of Syrian crisis

The human rights situation in Syria continues to deteriorate, with innocent people trapped in the fighting between security forces and anti-government groups.

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Reviewing implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

How well countries have implemented the UN Counter-Terrorism Strategy is under review by the General Assembly.

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Sanctions Committee focuses on Al-Qaida threat, says coordinator

Following the 1998 bombings of the American embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the UN Security Council adopted a sanctions regime directed against al-Qaida and the Taliban.

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Mortalities from H1N1 underestimated:WHO

The number of deaths caused by the influenza virus H1N1 has been underestimated, says the World Health Organization (WHO).

The virus reached pandemic proportions in 2009-2010.

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Drugs and crime are a threat to development:UNODC

Organized crime and illicit drugs are impeding development, says the head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

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South African miners hope to strike gold at Rio+20

Platinum, gold, copper and coal: these are some of the minerals extracted from the rich ground in South Africa.

But what happens when all the treasures buried deep in the Earth are gone, and the multinational mining corporations move on?

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