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At development financing forum, top UN officials urge breakaway from ‘short-termism’

Mohammed also urged the international community to find ways to speedily unlock resources and access to finance for countries with urgent needs, such as those affected by crises or disasters.

With threat of nuclear weapon use growing, non-proliferation treaty more vital than ever – UN official

Nakamitsu, the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, was among the speakers at the opening of the preparatory meeting that began today in Geneva for the 2020 NPT review conference.

Youth ‘the missing peace’ to tackling global challenges, UN envoy tells Security Council

Wickramanayake also called on all concerned to fully engage with young people in electoral processes and political party structures and not to consider them “to

MEDIA SUBSCRIBE AUDIO HUB Health experts at UN meeting press for action to address ‘double burden’ of malnutrition in Africa

Undernutrition occurs when people do not get enough to eat, resulting in conditions such as wasting, which is when a child becomes dangerously thin. On the other hand, people who are obese have body fat levels that may impair their health.

Do not send refugees back to the violence they fled from, UN agency urges Cameroon

They are also a significant setback to progress previously achieved by Cameroon in granting asylum to Nigerian civilians fleeing Boko Haram violence,” said UNHCR.

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UN’s advice for hospitals: Help mothers breastfeed to give babies best possible start in life

They are there to promote life and ensure people can thrive and live their lives to their full potential,” said Mr. Tedros.

‘Time to move from promises to action;’ UN envoy urges Malian parties to peace accord

In line with its mandate, MINUSMA has started to lend technical and logistical support, including the distribution of election materials and deployment of electoral personnel, while also preparing for any potential violence. Just as the 2013 elections re-established constitutional order in Mali, those in 2018 must irreversibly anchor democracy. 

WHO demands ‘unhindered access’ to site of suspected chemical attack in Syria

Two health facilities were also reportedly affected by these attacks.

These detailed reports from WHO’s partners come as the UN Security Council tried and failed on Tuesday to adopt two competing resolutions that would have established a mechanism to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria, as well as another resolution concerning a fact-finding mission in the war-torn country.

Security Council fails to adopt three resolutions on chemical weapons use in Syria

Had one of the two mechanisms proposed in the drafts been approved, it could have filled the vacuum left by the Organisation for Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) when its mandate expired last November.



UN chief calls for probe into deadly clashes along Israel-Gaza border

Zerihoun, who is the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, said reports indicate that most of the demonstrators stayed well away from the border fence and were not violent.

World Autism Awareness Day- 2 April

In November 2017, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution drawing attention to the particular challenges that women and girls with disabilities face in the context of the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The resolution expresses concern that women and girls with disabilities are subject to multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, which limit their enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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