Development
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New York, July 22 (JEN) Member States have forwarded to the United Nations General Assembly a set of proposed goals that consider economic, social and environmental dimensions to improve people’s lives and protect the planet for future generations. more
Security Council condemns downing of Malaysian airliner, calls for international probe

New York, July 22 (JEN) The Security Council on Monday called for an international investigation into last week’s downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger flight in eastern Ukraine, a ...

‘Indigenous peoples’ must feature in new global development agenda, stress UN experts

New York, July 22 (JEN) The new global sustainable development agenda that Members States are currently working on must include specific references to indigenous peoples and the challenges t ...

General Assembly re-elects Joan Clos as head of UN Human Settlements Programme

New York, July 19 (JEN) The General Assembly has re-elected Joan Clos of Spain as the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) to a second term, whic ...

UN: Can you spare 67 minutes to take action on Nelson Mandela Day?

New York, July 18 (JEN) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be among citizens around the world who will be volunteering 67 minutes of their time on Friday, Nelson Mandela Day, to make a sm ...

Ban appoints Algerian diplomat Said Djinnit as envoy for Great Lakes region

New York, July 18 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday announced that he has appointed Said Djinnit of Algeria as his special envoy for the Great Lakes region of ...

UN officials urge greater investment to boost Africa’s development prospects

New York, July 18 (JEN) United Nations officials on Thursday stressed the need to harness the necessary resources to take Africa’s progress to the next level, calling for increased i ...

UN mission welcomes start of audit of Afghan presidential run-off election

New York, July 18 (JEN): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has welcomed the start on Thursday of the audit of the results of last month’s presidential run- ...

UN rights chief warns of ‘disturbing lack of transparency’ for digital mass surveillance

New York, July 17 (JEN) The top United Nations human rights official on Wednesday warned of the “disturbing” lack of transparency in governmental surveillance policies and practi ...

Human trafficking has no place in modern world, General Assembly President says

New York, July 15 (JEN) Human trafficking has no place in the modern world, the President of the General Assembly declared on Monday at a special event at United Nations Headquarters ahead o ...