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UN agency proposes new aircraft position reports

A new plan to track aircraft that are out of radar contact when flying over oceans is being proposed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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“Ghost ships” trend on Mediterranean a concern

There is a new disturbing trend of ships carrying migrants and desperate people escaping conflict that are abandoned by their pilots on the Mediterranean Sea, according to a UN partner agency.

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Jobs for women grow “economic pie for everyone”

The world economy would benefit by boosting women’s participation in the labour force and business, according to an official of the World Bank.

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Europe can no longer “ignore” dangerous sea crossing of migrants

Europe can no longer ignore the “worrying” situation regarding the crossing of the Mediterranean by migrants, a Spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has warned.

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UN has become a “people centric” organization

The United Nations has become what has been described by a senior UN official as a “people centric” organization as it approaches its 70th anniversary.

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“New, universal, meaningful” climate deal expected in 2015

Countries are expected to adopt a “new, universal and meaningful” climate agreement next year, according to a senior UN official.

Selwin Hart, the Director of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Support Team made the observation ahead of the Paris Climate Summit scheduled in 2015.

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UN backed global agenda represents views of “everyday people”

A new global agenda aiming to end poverty, transform lives and protect the planet by 2030 represents the views of “everyday people”.

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