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New York, Sept 26 (JEN) Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly alongside 193 youth representatives from the Organization’s 193 Member States, Pakistani education advocate Malala Yousafzai on Friday asked world leaders to promise that every child will have the right to safe, free and quality primary and secondary education. more
UNICEF and David Beckham unveil digital installation to help bring voices of youth to General Assembly

New York, Sept 25 (JEN) A unique installation that brings the voices of children and young people to the heart of the United Nations General Assembly was unveiled on Thursdayby top UN offici ...

UN projects world population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030

New York, Jul 30 (JEN): The world’s population is projected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050 and exceed 11 billion in 2100, with India expected to surpass China as th ...

UN official urges action to reduce exclusion and discrimination disabled people

New York, Jun 10 (JEN): Empowering persons with disabilities and securing their rights will advance society as a whole, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said on Tuesday a ...

South Sudan: UN envoy describes ‘great challenge’ of protecting civilians

New York, May 27 (JEN): Travelling around South Sudan to see efforts made by the United Nations to protect civilians in the country, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, El ...

Failure to end crisis in Syria 'diminishes us all': UN refugees envoy Angelina Jolie

New York, Mar 15 (JEN) As the Syrian conflict enters its fifth year, it is shameful that even the basic demand for full humanitarian access has not been met, Oscar-winning actress and United ...

UNICEF honours life, tireless work of Goodwill Ambassador Richard Attenborough

New York, Aug 26 (JEN) With the passing of Lord Richard Attenborough, ‘the world has lost not only a great voice, but a great soul’, said United Nation Children’s Fund ( ...

Over 20,000 people risked their lives in Indian Ocean sea crossings this year: UN report

New York, Aug 23 (JEN) Over 20,000 people risked their lives in sea crossings in the Indian Ocean in the first half of this year, many of them Rohingya who fled Myanmar, according to a new r ...

On World Population Day, UN calls for investment in young people

New York, July 12 (JEN): With 1.8 billion young people around the world – the largest generation of youth in history – senior United Nations officials are marking World Populat ...

More than half of world's population now living in urban areas, UN survey finds

New York, July 11 (JEN): An additional 2.5 billion people are predicted to live in urban areas by 2050, the United Nations today reported, highlighting the need for a successful urban planni ...