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Partnership Forum spotlights UN's catalytic role in multi-stakeholder engagement for 2030 Agenda

31 March 2016 – Addressing the Partnership Forum convened by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), senior United Nations officials today highlighted the Organization's critical role in facilitating the establishment of partnerships, which are necessary to implement the world's new development goals by 2030.

Probe into sexual abuse in Central African Republic must 'leave no stone unturned' – UN rights chief

31 March 2016 – The United Nations human rights chief today described the latest reports of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Central African Republic as “sickening,” calling for a thorough investigation into alleged conducts by UN and French troops, as well as local armed groups.

Myanmar: Ban welcomes assumption of office of new President

30 March 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated U Htin Kyaw on his assumption of the office of the President of Myanmar.

Colombia: Ban welcomes announcement of peace talks between Government and National Liberation Army

30 March 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed today's announcement of the launching of peace talks between the Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN), following the signing of an agreement between the parties.

Veteran UN officials appointed to senior positions in Cyprus and in charge of field support

30 March 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed two women with extensive experience in the United Nations to senior positions in the Organization.

In Stockholm, UN chief highlights climate change and human mobility as pressing issues

30 March 2016 – Visiting Sweden today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored the many challenges the world currently faces, including one of the most pressing of them – climate change.

UN calls for more 'equitable' responsibility-sharing to relieve plight of Syrian refugees

30 March 2016 – Addressing a one-day, high-level conference in Geneva on Syrian refugees, senior United Nations officials stressed the needs to provide resettlement and other answers for their plight, urging third countries to share those responsibilities with Syria's immediate neighbours.

PODCAST: from anger to laughter, what happens when three top comedians walk into the UN?

29 March 2016 – What happens when three top comedians leave their Hollywood comfort-zone and walk into the United Nations to talk climate change and sustainability?

UN chief welcomes signing by Sudanese Government of African Union roadmap agreement

29 March 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the African Union's latest initiative to accelerate progress towards ending the fighting in Darfur, South Kordofan and the Blue Nile states.

In Tunisia, Ban stresses importance of youth employment in sustainable development

29 March 2016 – Speaking at a national conference on employment in Tunisia, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to help the North African country create new businesses and fund active labour market programmes for young people.