UN General Assembly

Least developed countries must go at “higher speed”

The Least Developed Countries, or LDCs, must go at a “higher speed” than the rest of the world, and “all too few” of them have managed to graduate from the group so far.

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New commitment for peace in a world of risks

The changing nature of conflict presents new risks to peace and security.

UN engagement in addressing these challenges is the focus of a two-day debate which opened in New York on Tuesday.

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SDGs detail “a list of needs” to move planet forward: Forest Whitaker

Unless people’s basic needs are met, the planet is in risk of imploding.

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Singer Michael Bolton raises his voice for women and girls

American singer Michael Bolton has conquered audiences worldwide with his powerful ballads and heartfelt love songs.

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Choosing the next UN Chief: “We are in uncharted waters”

“We are in uncharted waters” that's the assessment of the President of the UN General Assembly on the appointment of the world's most senior diplomat, the next man or woman, to head the United Nations.

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World has seen “massive protection failures,” says UN expert

The world has seen “massive protection failures” in countries witnessing atrocity crimes like Syria.

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“Mindless policy” won’t prevent terrorism says UN chief

“Mindless policy” by governments to counter the growing scourge of terrorism around the world will only make things worse.

That’s according to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, unveiling his Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism on Friday.

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Global response needed to tackle root causes of terrorism

The growing threat of terrorism around the world requires unified action to tackle its root causes.

That’s according to the senior official coordinating counter-terrorism policy at the UN, speaking exclusively to UN Radio.

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“Thrashing out the major challenges of our time”: the GA chamber

The General Assembly hall was the centre of the body’s 70th birthday celebrations on Monday, and it’s the place where leaders come to “thrash out” the major challenges of the day.

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General Assembly "at heart" of United Nations

The General Assembly is “at the heart” of the United Nations, according to the head of the UN Department which supports dialogue and cooperation among the 193 countries that make up the global organization.

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