Development
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New York, Nov 9 (JEN): With myriad technological, demographic and financial factors impacting all facets of labour – perhaps even giving the idea of work an altogether different meaning in the years to come – two key United Nations bodies joined forces Friday to examine “the future of employment” and the need for bold action to ensure the post-2015 development agenda provides decent work for all. more
UN Assembly seeks spirit of compromise on UNSC reform

New York, Nov 8 (JEN): The President of the General Assembly Thursday urged Member States to embrace a spirit of compromise as they renewed their discussion of a topic that has eluded conse ...

UN highlights role of partnerships for development

New York, Nov 7 (JEN): Partnerships are vital if countries want to reduce poverty and advance economic and social progress, United Nations officials stressed Wednesday, as they considered w ...

UN urges greater funding for security sector reform

New York, Nov 6 (JEN): United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson has urged greater national ownership and more funding towards security sector reform as part of an effort to stre ...

UN official to visit Maldives ahead of presidential poll

New York, Nov 6 (JEN): A senior United Nations political official will begin a two-day mission to the Maldives on Wednesday to meet with key actors and government officials prior to the pre ...

Ban urges action for development in Sahel region

New York, Nov 6 (JEN): “We are here for you,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told people of the Sahel Tuesday, kicking off a visit to the region with international ...

Ban concerned over deadlock between Turkish & Greek Cypriot

New York, Nov 2 (JEN): Concerned by the deadlock in the negotiations between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday expressed the ...

Kosovo: Ban urges widest participation in Sunday's polls

New York, Nov 2 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a respect for diversity and wide participation in this weekend's municipal elections in Kosovo.

Mali: Ban welcomes Netherlands' contribution to peacekeeping

New York, Nov 2 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday welcomed the decision of the Government of the Netherlands to supply personnel and equipment to the United Nations ...

Geneva conference to include Syrian government, opposition: UN

New York, Nov 2 (JEN): The proposed Geneva II conference to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis must include representatives from the Government as well as the opposition, the Jo ...