70th General Assembly

Digitization of financial services “crucial’ for Rwanda’s future

The digitization of financial services and the move towards a cashless society is “crucial’ for Rwanda’s future according to the African country’s Minister of Finance and Economic Planning.

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Scientific community “important” role to play in new global goals

The scientific community has an important role to play in ensuring that the new global development goals agreed at the United Nations are a success, according to the French-government backed Research Institute for Development (IRD).

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Business gets behind new development goals

Companies from across the globe are showcasing how they will be making the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) part of the way they d

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Malala will make world leaders listen to the voice of youth

Activist and Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai, remains an inspiration, but in her home country of Pakistan a small minority continue to resent her.

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Young Africans look to the future at the UN "Peoples Hub"

Young African people are voicing their hopes and fears for the future, meeting UN leaders face to face this week inside a new interactive "Peoples Hub".

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War could deny education to whole generation

The impact of war means that record numbers of children are being kept out of the classroom, according to the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown.

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New global agenda promises sustainable future for all

A new global development agenda that promises a sustainable future for all people and the planet has been adopted by the 193 countries that make up the United Nations.

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Pope Francis urges support for world’s poorest

World leaders have been told by the leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, that more needs to be done to help the world’s most disadvantaged people in times of peace and war.

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Keep working for peace and justice says Pope Francis

His Holiness the Pope told United Nations staff to carry on working for peace, in peace,during his visit to the organization's  headquarters in New York on Friday.

Pope Francis is visiting the United States for the first time.

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Listen to the world’s children, David Beckham urges world leaders

International footballing icon, David Beckham, says children’s voices are not being heard enough, on the eve of a summit or world leaders at the UN that will establish new global goals.

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