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Forecasting positive 2015 world crop prospects, UN agency warns of food insecurity 'hotspots'

09 July 2015 – Favorable worldwide conditions for cereal crops will lead to better-than-expected production this growing season at the global level, today said the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).


With fast action to rescue staple crops 'we can save lives' in DPR Korea,' UNICEF says

08 July 2015 – Children are already suffering as a result of drought in some parts of the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea (DPRK), where deaths of young children attributed to diarrhoea have increased seriously in the first six months of 2015 in the drought-affected provinces, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).


In San Francisco, Ban celebrates 70th anniversary of UN Charter – 'compass' to a better world

26 June 2015 – Bringing the idea of the United Nations to life required huge leaps of statecraft to bridge differences, declared Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today in San Francisco, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Charter, which he said “symbolizes the hope and aspirations that we can bring the world as it is a little closer to the world as it should be.”


UN rights chief calls opening of office to monitor issues in DPR Korea a ‘breakthrough’

25 June 2015 – The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, today called the opening in Seoul, Republic of Korea, of an office to work on human rights issues in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) a “breakthrough that would have been unthinkable only a few years ago.”


New UN office opens in Seoul to monitor human rights issues in DPR Korea

23 June 2015 – A new UN office to work on the human rights situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been opened yesterday in Seoul by the United Nations High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein.


Celebrating first International Day, UN says Yoga can boost public health and promote peaceful relations

21 June 2015 – The first International Day of Yoga is being celebrated around the world today following recognition by the United Nations General Assembly that the holistic benefits of the ancient Indian practice and its inherent compatibility with the principles and values of the UN.