Development
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New York, Apr 28 (JEN): The Mediterranean Sea has sadly become “a sea of tears, a sea of misery,” said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday aboard an Italian naval ship, where he called on the global community to unite and take action to address the root causes of the migrant crisis. more
Sustainability agenda must harmonize man’s relationship with planet: UN

New York, Apr 28 (JEN): As United Nations Member States prepare to adopt and move toward implementing a new development agenda, the President of the General Assembly said it is critical to e ...

Cyprus: UN envoy welcomes Turkish Cypriot leader’s commitment to negotiations

New York, Apr 28 (JEN): The Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, has spoken with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, according to the United Nations Goo ...

Chernobyl disaster anniversary: Ban reiterates UN's commitment to those affected

New York, Apr 27 (JEN): In a message to mark the 29th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday remembered the hundreds of eme ...

UN forum agrees draft action plan for religious leaders on preventing violence

New York, Apr 25 (JEN): A United Nations-backed forum on Friday concluded in Fez, Morocco, having developed a plan of action aimed at preventing incitement to violence that could lead to atr ...

Mali: Ban voices concern over series of targeted attacks against UN mission

New York, Apr 25 (JEN): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced deep concern over a series of attacks targeting the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) which have resulte ...

Azerbaijan: UN experts welcome 'unhindered access' to places of detention

New York, Apr 25 (JEN): A United Nations human rights body has welcomed the decision by the Government of Azerbaijan to allow it “unhindered access” to places of detention across ...

UN mission peacekeepers repel two attacks in South Darfur

New York, Apr 25 (JEN): Peacekeepers with the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) have repelled two attacks by unidentified armed men in Kass, 85 kilometres nort ...

UN rights chief urges UK to curb tabloid hate speech

New York, Apr 25 (JEN): After decades of “sustained and unrestrained anti-foreigner abuse,” and in the wake of a recent article in the Sun newspaper calling migrants ‘cockr ...

Libya: UN condemns ‘horrific’ week of human rights violations

New York, Apr 25 (JEN): The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday condemned the “successive horrific incidents” in Libya this past wee ...