General News

Leaders of South Sudan are urged to stop violence

The outbreak of fighting between members of the South Sudanese army in the country’s capital Juba on Sunday night has caused concern at the United Nations.

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Afghanistan’s political and security transitions on track, says UN Envoy

Progress regarding Afghanistan’s ambitious security, political and economic transitions continues and efforts are on track, according to the UN Special Representative for the country, Ján Kubiš.

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Nelson Mandela is honoured at United Nations Office in Geneva

The United Nations Office in Geneva on Tuesday had a commemoration in honour of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who died on 5 of December.

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Ghana tackles challenges of rapid urbanization

Ghana is one of the African countries facing the challenges of rapid urbanization.

In the 1960’s just over 20 per cent of the population of the West African country lived in urban areas.

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UN appeals for nearly $13 billion for humanitarian work in 2014

The United Nations on Monday appealed for close to $13 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to people in crisis situations around the world next year.

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UNDP helps Eastern Europe and Central Asia address “energy poverty”

Frequent power cuts, high energy costs and lack of reliable and affordable heating in winter are just some of the energy challenges faced by countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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Mounting crisis in Syria results in collapse of education

The decline in education for Syrian children has been the sharpest and most rapid in the history of the region, according to UNICEF- the lead agency on a paper analyzing Syria’s education crisis.

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UN agencies concerned over worsening humanitarian crisis in CAR

Fighting over the past week in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui has killed more than 400 people and displaced nearly 160,000 as the humanitarian crisis in the country worsens.

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Prince El Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan mobilizes action to advance global “water target”

With only a short time before the  2015 deadline to achieve the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – the water and sanitation challenges remain daunting.

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Study predicts global cancer cases will exceed 19 million by 2025

Research from more than 180 countries reveals that cancer is on the rise globally, with striking patterns in women.

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