Development
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New York, Nov 14 (JEN): The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has achieved significant progress in the past year, implementing an increasing number of mandates despite inadequate financial resources, the body’s President told the UN General Assembly Wednesday. more
UN welcomes voter registration for 2014 Afghan polls

New York, Nov 14 (JEN): The United Nations Wednesday welcomed the completion of the third phase of Afghanistan’s voter registration exercise which has resulted in the addition of an ...

Egypt: Ban urges respect for freedom of assembly

New York, Nov 14 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed the importance of respecting the right to freedom of assembly as well as peaceful protest, as the state of ...

UN concerned over Afghan opium cultivation

New York, Nov 14 (JEN): The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Wednesday issued an urgent call to action as opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan hit a record hig ...

Ban hails NGO's efforts to tackle corruption

New York, Nov 9 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday congratulated the non-governmental organization Transparency International on its 20th anniversary, praising its w ...

Ban appoints adviser on inter-regional policy coordination

New York, Nov 9 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday announced the appointment of Juan Somavía of Chile as his Special Adviser on Inter-regional Policy Cooperation.

Sustainable development vital for post-2015 agenda: UN

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 mean ...

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 ...