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New York, Dec 10 (JEN): Intellectual property patent filings worldwide grew at their fastest pace in almost two decades in 2012, driven by China, according to the United Nations agency charged with protecting inventions, trademarks, industrial designs and copyright. more
Turkey: UN warns against criminalizing independent practitioners

New York, Dec 10 (JEN): A United Nations human rights expert and the World Medical Association (WMA) Monday urged the Turkish parliament to reconsider a draft law that would criminalize the ...

UNSC urges return to constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau

New York, Dec 10 (JEN): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Monday urged a return to constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau, which has postponed presidential and legislative elections ...

Libya: UN seeks dialogue to tackle security situation

New York, Dec 10 (JEN): The continued “precariousness” of security in Libya highlights the need for dialogue between the Government and the main armed militias, the top United Na ...

South Africa: Ban to attend memorial service for Mandela

New York, Dec 10 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Johannesburg, where he will join scores of world leaders at the official memorial service for former South African ...

Ukraine: Ban urges peaceful means to diffuse political tensions

New York, Dec 9 (JEN): With hundreds of thousands of protestors reportedly rallying anew in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Sunday appealed direct ...

General Assembly elects Jordan to serve in UNSC

New York, Dec 7 (JEN): The United Nations General Assembly has elected Jordan as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC) to fill a seat that Saudi Arabia had, in an earlier ...

Ban urges international community to tackle Africa’s challenges

New York, Dec 7 (JEN): Addressing the challenges facing Africa requires the international community to act with resolve, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed Friday, adding ...

OSCE contributions to security indispensable: Ban

New York, Dec 6 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday hailed the vital partnership between the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Eur ...

Ban urges climate-smart agriculture to steer food security

New York, Dec 6 (JEN): Agroforestry, diversification of crops with legumes and other practical measures must be scaled up to end hunger while meeting the challenge of climate change, United ...