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Senior UN officials stress need for employment, decent work to achieve sustainable development

Top United Nations officials today underlined the importance for States to create employment opportunities and decent work for all in order to achieve poverty eradication and sustainable development, and to fulfil the objectives of the new UN development agenda. ... Read More

Cyprus: UN envoy ‘optimistic’ about re-start of structured negotiations

The United Nations Special Adviser for Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, will return to the Mediterranean island on 6 April 2015 to follow up on the encouraging indications received during his last trip regarding a possible resumption of negotiations. ... Read More

Boko Haram ‘weakened’ but still committing ‘horrendous’ acts, says UN regional envoy

As the Security Council met this morning to discuss threats to international peace and security caused by terrorism, top United Nations officials briefed the 15-member body on the impact of Boko Haram in Nigeria and beyond, warning of the group’s... Read More

Deputy UN chief calls for ‘hydro-diplomacy’ as world faces growing water shortages

The international community must gear up for a new era of “hydro-diplomacy” as the threat of water scarcity risks plunging the world into a period of geopolitical tension and stunted development, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told delegates gathered... Read More

On eve of pledging conference, senior UN officials urge donors to stand by Syrian people

The crisis in Syria is getting much worse, characterized by shocking “levels of savagery,” the top United Nations relief official has warned, urging countries to pledge as generously as possible ahead of the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference kicking off... Read More

At Egypt Summit, UN’s Ban, Arab League Secretary-General discuss cooperation on regional, global challenges

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nabil El-Araby Secretary General of the League of Arab States pledged today continued cooperation between the two organizations and discussed strengthening international efforts on a range of issues as the League's Summit continued in... Read More

Vanuatu: UN relief official warns ‘secondary emergency’ looming, urges long-term aid

Two weeks after Tropical Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the archipelago on a tour through one of the most severely affected provinces Saturday, warned of a “secondary emergency” and urged a scale-up in efforts to... Read More

In Iraq, UN chief pledges support as Government tackles ongoing threat from ISIL

Despite recent military gains against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), “vast challenges” remain ahead as the Government of Iraq fights to consolidate its territorial integrity against the terrorist threat, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today... Read More

At Egypt Summit, UN’s Ban, Arab League Secretary-General discuss cooperation on regional, global challenges

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nabil El-Araby Secretary General of the League of Arab States pledged today continued cooperation between the two organizations and discussed strengthening international efforts on a range of issues as the League's Summit continued in... Read More

At Egypt Summit, UN's Ban, Arab League Secretary-General discuss cooperation on regional, global challenges

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nabil El-Araby Secretary General of the League of Arab States pledged today continued cooperation between the two organizations and discussed strengthening international efforts on a range of issues as the League's Summit continued in... Read More

At Egypt Summit, UN's Ban, Arab League Secretary-General discuss cooperation on regional, global challenges

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nabil El-Araby Secretary General of the League of Arab States pledged today continued cooperation between the two organizations and discussed strengthening international efforts on a range of issues as the League's Summit continued in... Read More

Vanuatu: UN relief official warns 'secondary emergency' looming, urges long-term aid

Two weeks after Tropical Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the archipelago on a tour through one of the most severely affected provinces Saturday, warned of a “secondary emergency” and urged a scale-up in efforts to... Read More

At Egypt Summit, UN's Ban, Arab League Secretary-General discuss cooperation on regional, global challenges

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nabil El-Araby Secretary General of the League of Arab States pledged today continued cooperation between the two organizations and discussed strengthening international efforts on a range of issues as the League's Summit continued in... Read More

At Egypt Summit, UN's Ban, Arab League Secretary-General discuss cooperation on regional, global challenges

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nabil El-Araby Secretary General of the League of Arab States pledged today continued cooperation between the two organizations and discussed strengthening international efforts on a range of issues as the League's Summit continued in... Read More

At Egypt Summit, UN's Ban, Arab League Secretary-General discuss cooperation on regional, global challenges

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nabil El-Araby Secretary General of the League of Arab States pledged today continued cooperation between the two organizations and discussed strengthening international efforts on a range of issues as the League's Summit continued in... Read More

At Egypt Summit, UN's Ban, Arab League Secretary-General discuss cooperation on regional, global challenges

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nabil El-Araby Secretary General of the League of Arab States pledged today continued cooperation between the two organizations and discussed strengthening international efforts on a range of issues as the League's Summit continued in... Read More

At Egypt Summit, UN's Ban, Arab League Secretary-General discuss cooperation on regional, global challenges

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nabil El-Araby Secretary General of the League of Arab States pledged today continued cooperation between the two organizations and discussed strengthening international efforts on a range of issues as the League's Summit continued in... Read More

At Egypt Summit, UN's Ban, Arab League Secretary-General discuss cooperation on regional, global challenges

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nabil El-Araby Secretary General of the League of Arab States pledged today continued cooperation between the two organizations and discussed strengthening international efforts on a range of issues as the League's Summit continued in... Read More

At Egypt Summit, UN's Ban, Arab League Secretary-General discuss cooperation on regional, global challenges

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nabil El-Araby Secretary General of the League of Arab States pledged today continued cooperation between the two organizations and discussed strengthening international efforts on a range of issues as the League's Summit continued in... Read More

At Egypt Summit, UN's Ban, Arab League Secretary-General discuss cooperation on regional, global challenges

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nabil El-Araby Secretary General of the League of Arab States pledged today continued cooperation between the two organizations and discussed strengthening international efforts on a range of issues as the League's Summit continued in... Read More