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New York, Jun 11 (JEN): With nearly everyone on Earth now having access to a mobile cellular network and some three billion people online, a United Nations information and communication technology (ICT) forum opening in Geneva on Tuesday called for greater efforts to ensure that everyone also has access to broadband connectivity. more
UN hails power of sport to bring communities together

New York, Jun 10 (JEN): Just days away from the kick-off of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the “best values of sport” â ...

Ban condoles death of celebrated African-American poet

New York, May 30 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon mourned the death of celebrated African-American poet and author Maya Angelou, saying the United Nations owed her a parti ...

UN spotlights power of sports to advance shared values

New York, May 23 (JEN): High-level officials, prominent athletes and youth teamed up at the United Nations in New York on Thursday to spotlight the values that the world of sports can advanc ...

Role of cooperation critical for sustainable development: UN

New York, May 22 (JEN): United Nations officials on Wednesday highlighted the importance of both traditional and new forms of cooperation, as well as building broad partnerships, to shaping ...

UN marks Buddhist holy day, Ban urges work for common good

New York, May 14 (JEN): The Buddhist teachings of peace, compassion and love should help guide governments and the international community, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, ...

UN counts on Catholic Church to help promote dignity for all

New York, May 10 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday hailed the personal commitment of Pope Francis I to eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable development, ...

UNSC creates new medal to honour courage of personnel

New York, May 9 (JEN): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday decided to create ‘the Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage’ in honour of a United Na ...

UN spotlights role of culture in sustainable development

New York, May 6 (JEN): Culture, in all its multifaceted dynamism, must be thoroughly integrated in the post-2015 development agenda, senior United Nations officials told the General Assembly ...

UN reports Internet well on way to 3 billion users

New York, May 6 (JEN): Releasing new statistics on Monday, the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) announced that by end 2014, there will be nearly three billion Inte ...