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UN chief condemns terrorist attacks that killed 60 people in northeast Nigeria

17 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the terrorist attacks that killed over 60 people in the towns of Gombe and Damaturu, in northeast Nigeria over the last two days.


Ban condemns deadly car bomb attack in Saudi Arabia

17 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the car bomb attack perpetrated yesterday at a police checkpoint in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia.


ADDIS: UN officials hail outcome of conference on development financing as first milestone of 2015

16 July 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and senior United Nations officials today hailed the outcome of the financing for development conference in Addis Ababa as the first milestone in a critical year in which major decisions are also expected on the future sustainable development agenda and on climate change.


ADDIS: first UN World Youth Skills Day celebrates importance of empowering young people

15 July 2015 – On the first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day, United Nations officials today declared that investing in developing the skills of young people can help build a more just and sustainable future for all and is one of the most important decisions any country can make.


ADDIS: 'historic' agreement reached on financing for new UN sustainable development agenda

15 July 2015 – Countries agreed today on a series of bold measures to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of economic, social and environmental challenges at the United Nations Third International Conference on Financing for Development, being held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


ADDIS: successful outcome at UN financing conference vital for future development agenda – Ban

15 July 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed that a successful outcome at the United Nations financing conference in Ethiopia is vital for the future sustainable development agenda and could shape international cooperation for years to come, as negotiations on the draft text entered its final stages.


ADDIS: important financing roles of private investment, business highlighted at UN conference

14 July 2015 – In Addis Ababa, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored the crucial financing role of the business sector in ensuring the necessary resources for people-centred sustainable development.


ADDIS: world has delivered on halting and reversing AIDS epidemic, UN announces

14 July 2015 – The world has exceeded the targets contained in the Millennium Development Goals to halt and reverse the spread of HIV and is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, according to a report released today in Addis Ababa by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).


UN applauds 'historic' deal on Iranian nuclear programme

14 July 2015 – The United Nations has welcomed the agreement reached between international negotiators and the Government of Iran as the two parties pave the way for a viable solution on the Gulf country's nuclear programme and towards possible peace in the region.


ADDIS: UN agency stresses role of partnerships to finance inclusive, sustainable industrial development

14 July 2015 – Partnerships involving all development players will be key to scaling up the financing needed for industrial infrastructure and projects, an important element in the economic and social advancement of countries, a senior United Nations official told a conference in Ethiopia today.