Development
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New York, Apr 18 (JEN): While there has been important progress over recent months, the Ebola epidemic remains a pressing challenge, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday, stressing that on the road to eradicating the scourge the “last mile” may be the toughest. more
Spate of deadly xenophobic violence in South Africa draws UN concern

New York, Apr 18 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency has on Friday welcomed efforts by South Africa’s Government to contain a recent wave of xenophobic violence that has accounte ...

UN officials condemn murders of politician, journalist in Ukraine

New York, Apr 18 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced serious concern over recent reports regarding the killing of prominent political and media figures in Ukraine. ...

Syria: UN appeals for $30 million for besieged civilians in Yarmouk camp

New York, Apr 18 (JEN): The United Nations agency tasked with the ensuring the well-being of Palestinian refugees is appealing for $30 million to carry out life-sustaining assistance to 18,0 ...

Public, private sectors essential for progress on climate change: UN chief

New York, Apr 18 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General, in his remarks to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) meeting on climate change in Washington D.C., said that colla ...

Accurate and timely data vital to post-2015 agenda: UN Assembly President

New York, Apr 18 (JEN): At an event on Friday where participants discussed the importance of the data revolution to sustainable development, the President of the United Nations General Assem ...

Ban appoints Director of UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute

New York, Apr 18 (JEN): The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment of Cindy Smith of the United States as Director of the UN Interregional Crime and Just ...

Human rights and counter-terrorism must go hand-in-hand, say UN experts

New York, Apr 17 (JEN): Only through a strict adherence to international human rights standards can the world’s counter-terrorism strategies ultimately succeed, two United Nations hum ...

As Yemen crisis deepens, UN food relief agency calls on warring factions

New York, Apr 17 (JEN): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Thursday that it will, along with partners, reach some 105,000 displaced people in Yemen’s main sout ...

Doha: UN anti-crime meeting asks to curb illicit trade in cultural property

New York, Apr 17 (JEN): Weighing in on the vital importance of the world’s cultural artifacts and the illegal trade that endangers them, experts at an event held at the United Nations ...