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Despite progress, gender inequality persists: study
Jul 10, 2015 The MDG report-2015 states that women continue to face discrimination in many parts of the world.
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What is Malala Day?
Jul 11, 2013 The global community will come together to celeberate Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai's birthday on July 12, 2013. Malala was shot by the Taliban for attending school.
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Urbanisation threatens sustainable development : UN study
Jul 03, 2013 Innovative strategies and investments are needed to promote sustainable development, including in the world's cities, said Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs.
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Joint efforts needed to meet the zero hunger challenge, says FAO chief
Oct 01, 2013 "The Zero Hunger Challenge calls for something new - something bold, but long overdue," says FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
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Sexual violence has been used as a tactic of warfare: Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN envoy
Jun 14, 2013 Conflict-related sexual violence has been used as a tactic of warfare in many armed conflicts around the globe, said Zainab Hawa Bangura, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict. Excerpts from the interview.
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UN highlights role of dialogue to combat extremism
Jul 19, 2013 A senior United Nations official on July 17, 2013 stressed the importance of dialogue and mutual understanding to address intolerance and extremism worldwide, and praised the Alliance of Civilizations for its work towards this end.
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UN envoy in Afghanistan meets on 2014 polls
Aug 30, 2013 Afghan authorities have recently approved a legal framework and appointed election commissioners under a new consultative process.
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UN welcomes announcement of ceasefire in Kachin state
Jan 21, 2013 Even as the ceasefire has been welcomed in many quarters, there have been reports of the breach of ceasefire with Myanmar troops attacking a Kachin rebel base.
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UN agreement urges caution over geoengineering tests
Oct 19, 2012 Guidelines on the deployment of geoengineering have been agreed at the UN biodiversity summit in Hyderabad following intense negotiations.
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65% of the air pollution deaths occur in Asia: study
Dec 14, 2012 India will have to take aggressive action to reverse the trend of short term respiratory and cardiac effects, says Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).
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Theft of natural resources is a new challenge: UNEP
Nov 07, 2013 The UNEP and Interpol assessed impacts of environmental crime on security and development at first high level meeting in Nairobi.
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Myanmar uses airstrikes against Kachin rebels
Jan 04, 2013 The rebels are calling for greater political rights and an end to alleged human rights abuses by Myanmar’s army.
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Impeachment committee unconstitutional: SL apex court
Jan 04, 2013 A Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the impeachment charges against Chief Justice of Sri Lanka has ‘no legal power or authority’, the court said.
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Multiple attacks in Pakistan unjustified, says UN chief
Jan 15, 2013 According to media reports, a number of blasts throughout 10 January in the city of Quetta killing close to a hundred people and left more than another hundred wounded.
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Family farming is key to a hunger free world: Lise Grande
Nov 22, 2013 Family farms are the main producers of the foodstuff consumed every day in our meals, says Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India.
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UN to declare 2014 as year of family farming: Lise Grande
Nov 22, 2013 The UN General Assembly plans to declare 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming, said Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India, while speaking at a roundtable conference - ‘Small Farmers Big Stakeholders?’
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Last 1,000 days of MDGs: UN calls for accelerated action
Apr 05, 2013 With less than 1,000 days to go for the Millennium Development Goals, the UN looks at working with governments and civil society to accelerate work at the last phase of the MDGs.
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World Bank fears devastating 4.0 degree global warming
Nov 19, 2012 The World Bank has warned that global temperatures could rise by four degrees this century without immediate action, with potentially devastating consequences for coastal cities and the poor.
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UN lauds efforts to eradicate manual scavenging in India
Feb 05, 2013 Manual scavenging has contributed to a self-perpetuating cycle of stigma and untouchability, said Navi Pillay, High Commissioner for Human Rights.
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Stop violence against lesbians, gays and bisexuals: UN
Dec 12, 2012 Let me say this loud and clear that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are entitled to the same rights as everyone else, Ban Ki-moon said.
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UN peacekeepers to receive training on environmental management
Sep 24, 2012 Thousands of United Nations peacekeepers around the world will soon be able to improve their natural resources management through a training programme launched on September 21, 2012, by the world body's environmental agency.
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UN urges leaders to restore calm amid anti-Islam film protests
Sep 17, 2012 The United Nations human rights chief today urged religious and political leaders to do their utmost to restore calm in the wake of an anti-Islam film that has sparked protests in countries across the world.
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Inclusion, conflict management top UN priorities for Nepal
Sep 13, 2012 The United Nations has allocated $658 million to reach 10 goals it identified for its engagement in Nepal over the next five years. These goals were outlined in the United Nations’ new development assistance framework for Nepal for the period 2013-2017.
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Include conflict areas in development planning: UN
Feb 27, 2013 At a recent conference at Timor-Leste, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for strengthening governance in conflict areas across Asia and the Pacific to help accomplish the MDGs.
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UN welcomes release of child soldiers by Myanmar
Jul 09, 2013 Hailing release of child soldiers, UN calls on Myanmar to accelerate discharge efforts. The grave violations monitored and reported, include killing or maiming of children, recruitment and use of children in armed forces and groups, attacks against schools or hospitals, rape or other grave sexual violence,abduction of children and denial of humanitarian access for children.
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Sri Lankan elected in UNGA Second Committee Bureau
Oct 15, 2013 Waruna Sri Dhanapala is the first Sri Lankan representative in the UNGA Second Committee Bureau which deals with a range of global economic and finance issues.
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Changing environment to impact global business: UN
Jun 24, 2013 A newly released report stresses on the responsibility of private businesses to develop environmentally friendly products and services.
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UN spotlights ‘absurdity’ of global food waste
Jun 06, 2013 “Food loss and waste is something we can all address,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
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Attacks on journos threaten freedom of expression: UN
Jul 18, 2013 With journalists working in dangerous corners of the world being thrown in prison or murdered in record numbers, the Deputy Secretary-General joined veteran reporters urging the UN Security Council to stand up against all acts to suppress media freedom.
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Child Soldiers: Sri Lanka no longer in UN annual report
Jun 13, 2013 In June 2012, Sri Lanka delisted from the UN the Secretary-General's ‘List of Shame’ that lists countries where children are involved in armed conflict.
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