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On Non-Violence Day, Ban highlights link between peace and nature

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the link between non-violence, peace and nature as he observed the International Day of Non-Violence.

India ratifies Paris climate pact at UN, brings its entry into force 'tantalisingly close'

India today ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, bringing the treaty's entry into force "tantalisingly" close.

Syria: Time running out to protect those trapped in eastern Aleppo, UN aid chief warns

Warning of an urgent humanitarian situation in the eastern part of Syria's Aleppo city, the United Nations humanitarian chief today reiterated a call for a cessation of violence, medical evacuation of hundreds of patients in critical conditions and safe, full, regular and unimpeded humanitarian access.

'Take a stand against ageism,' says UN on International Day of Older Persons

The United Nations is marking the International Day of Older Persons by encouraging countries to draw attention to and challenge negative stereotypes and misconceptions about older persons and ageing, and to enable older persons to realize their potential to build a life of dignity and human rights.