The uneducated are ‘denied almost everything’, says new General Assembly President

Back in June, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, was elected by acclamation to preside over the 74th session of the General Assembly, which begins on Tuesday.

In his first major interview with UN News, Mr. Muhammad-Bande told Cristina Silveiro that poverty eradication, inclusion and quality education would be his top priorities in office.

Calling education “a complex matter”, he spelled out that “whoever is denied an education is denied almost everything”.

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Introducing…UNcomplicated: our new UN News podcast

Welcome to the first edition of UNcomplicated, a new podcast from UN News, that grew out of a coffee shop conversation between UN staffer Sinduja Srinivasan and her friend Jason DeWall, who had never set foot inside UN Headquarters.

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Work must begin immediately on new development agenda

The previous two weeks of intense activity at United Nations headquarters were an “historic” convergence of high-level events, said the spokesperson for the President of the UN General Assembly.

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Syria: International community must stop terrorist flow

The “countdown” to ending the conflict in Syria can only begin if UN Security Council resolutions on combatting terrorism are implemented, according to the country’s Deputy Prime Minister.

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Broken migration policies focus of international meeting

The plight of millions of migrants and refugees worldwide was the focus of a major meeting called by the UN Secretary-General on Wednesday.

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Palestinian flag raised at the United Nations headquarters

The Palestinian flag was raised for the first time at UN headquarters on Wednesday, a symbol of Palestinian determination to live in a fully-independent state.

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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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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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