General News

UN hosts LGBT special event

The United Nations is taking leadership in the fight to end discrimination against lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender, or LGBT, individuals.

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New initiative to eliminate cholera in Haiti and Dominican Republic

A new initiative has been launched at the United Nations to help eliminate cholera in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the two countries that make up the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.

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Dozens of children threatened with execution in Yemen

There’s dismay at Yemen’s execution of a girl named Hind Al-Barti on the 3rd of December this year, according to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

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Bad policies have caused underdevelopment in Africa: UN scholar

A number of African countries are making progress in economic development, according to a scholar at the United Nations University in Helsinki, Finland.

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Law of the Sea celebrates 30 years of international cooperation

The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, also known as UNCLOS, is often called the “constitution for the oceans”.

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More women globally are without jobs than men: ILO

Women around the world face higher unemployment rates than men, according to a new report issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Tuesday.

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International Mountain Day calls for an end to neglect of mountains

It's time to stop neglecting mountains. That is the call from the United Nations and the Food and Agriculture Organization on the occasion of International Mountain Day, celebrated every year on the 11th of December.

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Pledges made to UN’s fund for emergencies

Representatives of governments from around the world are gathering at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday to pledge money to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

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Sahel crisis under spotlight in Security Council

The ongoing crisis in the Sahel region of Africa was under the spotlight in the Security Council on Monday.

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Goodwill Ambassador recalls importance of human rights

Renowned American-born opera singer Barbara Hendricks is the longest serving Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN refugee agency.

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