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J. Luce Foundation Young Global Leader At UN DPI/NGO Conference

New York, N.Y. The 67th UN DPI/NGO Conference co-organized with NGO/DPI Executive Committee is the premier event in the NGO calendar. Attracting some 2,000 representatives from over 300 NGOs, each Conference focuses on a different UN topic of interest related to the work of civil society and NGOs. This international forum gathers UN System officials, […]

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Human Rights Experts Denounce Trump’s Attacks On Media

New York, N.Y. The United Nations expert on free expression has condemned President Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on the press, warning that the U.S. leader’s rhetoric is eroding public trust in the media and could spark violence against journalists. Journalists being briefed during Intra-Syrian talks at the U.N. Office at Geneva in 2017. U.N. Photo/Violaine Martin. . “His attacks […]

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“Tiny Houses” Could be Solution to World’s Housing Problems

New York, N.Y. They’re small, self-sustaining – and they could revolutionize the way we think about housing around the world, as building materials become scarcer. Measuring just about 22-square-meters, or some 200-square-feet, a demonstration unit for the eco-friendly and affordable housing, debuted on the U.N. Plaza in New York this week. U.N. Environment (UNEP) and […]

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Indonesia, Dominican Republic Elected to U.N. Security Council

New York, N.Y. In a single round of voting on Friday, the United Nations General Assembly elected five new non-permanent Members of the Security Council, who will each serve two-year terms on the body that sets the U.N.’s whole peace and security agenda. U.N. staff carry ballot boxes with votes cast during the election of […]

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Trump Administration Wants to Save Money at U.N. – But at What Cost?  

New York, N.Y. At the Security Council yesterday, Nikki Haley announced that the United States would pay no more than 25% of the cost of UN Peacekeeping. Currently, the United States is assessed 28.4% of the cost of U.N. Peacekeeping. This is a rate that is negotiated every three years between U.N. member states, and […]

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International Day of Families Set for May 15

New York, N.Y. Although families all over the world have transformed greatly over the past decades in terms of their structure and as a result of global trends and demographic changes, the United Nations still recognizes the family as the basic unit of society. A family in rural Mongolia in front of their ger. The […]

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Indonesia’s Proud History of Service to U.N. Peacekeeping

New York, N.Y. The Republic of Indonesia has a proud history of Peacekeeping service around the wold wit the United Nations. The Indonesian Engineering Company of the U.N. Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) rehabilitating the Gada Bridge. Located 74 kilometres from Dungu, this bridge plays a vital role in supporting the […]

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Annual Memorial Service Honors Staff Who Died Serving U.N.

New York, N.Y. Peacekeepers at attention during the Annual Memorial Service held to honor United Nations personnel who have lost their lives while serving with the Organization. A moment of silence for the families of the fallen. Photo: United Nations. Tweet

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