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New York, Mar 22 (JEN): At this time of global change, when all societies face new pressures, the need for solidarity between all people and harmony with the planet has never been more essential, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday, calling on the international community to promote these essential values in the spirit of the annual spring festival of Nowruz. more
UN population prize awarded to Italian priest

New York, Mar 22 (JEN): An Italian Catholic priest, who is also a medical doctor, and a non-profit organization in the United States specializing in maternal health are this year’s wi ...

UN urges action to end poverty, build harmony

New York, Mar 21 (JEN): Marking the International Day of Happiness with calls to promote social inclusion and intercultural harmony, senior United Nations officials on Thursday urged the glo ...

Berlin: UN convenes symposium on development cooperation

New York, Mar 21 (JEN): The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has gathered high-level development experts in Berlin, Germany, to weigh measures that could make internationa ...

US to transition oversight of key web domains: UN

New York, Mar 19 (JEN): United Nations officials have welcomed the recent announcement the United States (US) plans to transition key oversight of domain names and other aspects of the Inter ...

UN peacekeepers aid volcanologists in DR Congo

New York, Feb 26 (JEN): Breaking through clouds of smoke, a United Nations helicopter flying a team of scientists over the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) dipped near the mout ...

UN hosts meeting with Greek Cypriot, Turkish Cypriot

New York, Feb 25 (JEN): ‘Substantive discussions’ started on Monday in the resumed talks aimed at reaching a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem, a United Nations spo ...

UN kicks off international year of small island developing states

New York, Feb 25 (JEN): While drawing attention to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the International Year of Small Island Developing States – which kicked off on Mond ...

UN urges support for mother languages, linguistic diversity

New York, Feb 22 (JEN): International Mother Language Day celebrates linguistic and cultural diversity alongside multilingualism as a force for peace and sustainable development; United Nati ...

Sports sets guiding light for international relations: Ban

New York, Feb 8 (JEN): The Olympic spirit of fair play, mutual respect and friendly competition “melts away barriers” and sets an example for international relations, United Nat ...