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Eradicating Poverty Means Ending Humiliation and Exclusion

New York, N.Y. Poverty is both a cause and consequence of marginalization and social exclusion, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, stressing that to fulfill the promise of the 2030 Agenda to leave no one behind, “we must address the humiliation and exclusion of people living in poverty.” Pupils receive lunch at Bwerangula Primary […]

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Rural Women’s Empowerment Critical to Sustainable Development

New York, N.Y. Marking the International Day of Rural Women, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that rural women are critical to the success of almost all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as they all “have gender equality and women’s empowerment at their core.” Thoeun harvests corn from her farm in Kampong Cham, […]

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U.N. Mission in Haiti Focusing on Aid After Hurricane

New York, N.Y. While Haiti is still counting its dead and assessing the damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the powerful Category 4 storm that battered the tiny island nation last week, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official today reported that significant headway is being made clearing the roads to facilitate the movement of […]

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U.N. Wants Ethiopia to Allow International Panel to Stop Violence

New York, NY – Urging Ethiopian authorities to end their violent crackdown on peaceful protests, which has reportedly led to the death of over 600 people since November 2015, two United Nations human rights experts today further called on the Government to allow an international commission of inquiry to investigate the protests and the violence used […]

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Importance of Sea Tribunal as Legal Body Cellebrates 20th Anniversary

New York, N.Y. Recalling the renewed focus on seas and oceans, including as illustrated in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that as the global law of the sea continues to grow in relevance, so does its international tribunal. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at the International Tribunal for […]

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Hurricane Makes Landfall in Haiti, U.N. Relief Agencies on Standby

New York, N.Y. Hurricane Matthew has made landfall in Haiti, bringing strong winds and torrential rains to the tiny island, the United Nations weather agency reported today, while UN relief agencies announced that they are mobilizing to assist, if requested, countries that are in the path of the dangerous Category 4 storm that is pummelling […]

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U.N. Urges Participation of Young People in Peace and Decision-making

New York, N.Y. With more young people around the world than ever before, it is necessary to include them when discussing global solutions related to peace, development, and security, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General said today. Photo: World Bank/Grant Ellis (file).  “Young people are often seriously affected by conflict. Decisions made by earlier generations may affect […]

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Nepal’s Quake-Damaged Museums Re-Open Thanks to Cultural Agency

New York, N.Y. More than a year since the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May 2015, through the combined work of the United Nations cultural agency and its partners, some of the country’s notable museums and institutions, including the National Museum, and the National Art Gallery are once again open and visitors […]

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