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New York, Sept 16 (JEN) The United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) on Monday announced a unique partnership with retail giant H&M to promote sustainable global supply chains in the garment industry. more
UN urges young people to engage in democracy – and for politicians to engage youth

New York, Sept 16 (JEN) The United Nations on Monday marked the annual International Day of Democracy with calls on young people to lead a major push for inclusive democracy around the world ...

UN humanitarian chief urges sustained funding to assist millions of Iraqis in need

New York, Sept 15 (JEN) Sustained funding and support will be vital if the United Nations and its partners are to continue assisting the millions of Iraqis affected by the ongoing crisis in ...

Ban appoints new UN envoy for West Africa

New York, Sept 13 (JEN): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Mohammed Ibn Chambas as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA).

UN rights official cites ‘clear need’ for vigilance on issue of privacy in digital age

New York, Sept 13 (JEN) Stating that the digital age has opened the door to emancipation for millions and has been perhaps the greatest liberation movement the world has ever known, a senio ...

New UN envoy for Syria meets President, senior ministers in Damascus

New York, Sept 12 (JEN) On his first visit to Syria since being appointed United Nations Special Envoy for that country, Staffan de Mistura met with President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on ...

Haiti: UN envoy calls for democratic consolidation to avoid 'institutional vacuum'

New York, Sept 12 (JEN) Amid continuing mistrust and disagreement over the electoral process in Haiti, a senior United Nations official on Thursday voiced deep concern over the political st ...

Myanmar: UN officials urge greater humanitarian, development support for Rakhine

New York, Sept 12 (JEN) Two senior United Nations officials have called for increased humanitarian assistance and development efforts to meet the needs of all communities in Myanmar’s ...

Senior UN officials urge Member States to craft 'bold, pragmatic' post-2015 agenda

New York, Sept 12 (JEN) With an “intense and important year ahead,” United Nations Member States must work to build a framework that will sustain and finish what was accomplishe ...

Meeting Afghan presidential candidates, UN political chief urges unity, pledges support

New York, Sept 12 (JEN) In Kabul on Thursday , United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman met with Afghanistan's two presidential candidates, Abdullah Abdu ...