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'Survival will be an achievement' for new Afghan Government, says UN envoy

15 March 2016 – The new Afghan Government, formed through a power-sharing agreement, must manage its difficult transition in 2016 by overcoming political, economic and security challenges, the top United Nations official in that country told the Security Council today, as the 15-nation body extended the UN mission there for another year.


High-level panel on women's economic empowerment holds first meeting at UN

15 March 2016 – The High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment held its inaugural meeting today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, where the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women is underway this month.


UN estimates 12.6 million deaths each year attributable to unhealthy environments

15 March 2016 – An estimated 12.6 million people died as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment in 2012 – nearly one in four of total global deaths, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO).


UN agency welcomes Malawi’s decision to reopen former camp for Mozambique refugees

15 March 2016 – The United Nations refugee agency today welcomed a decision by the Malawian Government to reopen a former refugee camp to help cope with the rising numbers of people fleeing internal fighting in Mozambique.