UN officials condemn attempt to overthrow Turkish Government

The President of the United Nations General Assembly today condemned the attempt on Friday to overthrow the Government of Turkey.

Ban is closely following 'with concern' developments in Turkey

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is following “closely and with concern the fast-moving developments” in Turkey.

UN chief signs condolence book for victims of Turkish terrorism attack

There is no justification for terrorism, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated after signing a book of condolences for the victims of the attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport.

UN Gender Focus: reproductive rights, women police officers and solar energy

Zimbabwe activist champions sexual reproductive rights for women

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Ban condemns terrorist attack in Istanbul that leaves at least 11 dead

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s terrorist attack in the centre of Istanbul, which claimed the lives of at least 11 people and injured dozens more.

UN Gender Focus: poverty eradication, female peacekeepers and drug abuse by women

“Virtuous” not “vicious” cycle needed to tackle poverty, gender equality

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More action needed for countries to graduate from LDC group

More needs to be done to ensure the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) move out of this category.

That’s according to Daniel Gay, an adviser with the Committee for Development Policy (CDP), the UN body which helps these 48 nations to understand the graduation process.

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“Graduation is not everything” for Least Developed Countries

“Graduation is not everything” when it comes to the Least Developed Countries, or LDCs, lifting themselves out of the group.

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Tax evasion by foreign firms costing poor African nations "billions"

Some of the poorest countries in Africa are losing "tens of billions of dollars" each year because foreign businesses operating in their territories are not fully paying their taxes, according to a prominent American economist and university professor.

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African least developed countries to benefit from Turkey discussions

An African free trade zone and the establishment of an electronic university for the continent are on the agenda at a United Nations conference of the world’s Least Developed Countries or LDCs, underway in Turkey.

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