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10 stories found over the past 45 days
UN reaffirms importance of women's empowerment for global peace, security

28 October 2014 – As the world is swept by unparalleled levels of displacement, festering conflicts, and a convergence of crises, the international community must fully endorse the role of women's empowerment and gender equality in ensuring global peace, security and development, the Security Council and top United Nations officials declared today.


Haiti: Amid ongoing humanitarian problems, Security Council extends UN mission for another year

14 October 2014 – The United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution renewing the mandate for the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) in the Caribbean nation, urging political stakeholders in the country to fully commit to the democratic process and calling on international donors to strengthen their efforts in helping the Government.


In Washington, UN, World Bank chiefs rally support ‘to build a healthy Haiti’

09 October 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined global partners, including the head of the World Bank, at a high-level conference in Washington, D.C., to combat water borne diseases like cholera in Haiti and, raise commitments to provide clean water, improved sanitation and health services in cholera endemic areas over the next three years.


Haiti: despite death of former President, UN urges continued probes into alleged abuses

07 October 2014 – It is “essential” that legal proceedings and investigations against individuals associated with former Haitian President Jean-Claude Duvalier continue despite the former leader’s recent passing, the United Nations human rights office urged today.


Wreckage found near Haiti too recent to be Columbus's Santa Maria – UN

06 October 2014 – A shipwreck found off northern Haiti could not be the Santa Maria, the flagship of Christopher Columbus's first crossing of the Atlantic, the United Nations cultural agency today reported.


FEATURE: From behind lens, UN camera crew brings world body’s story to life

03 October 2014 – It’s that time of year when thrilling images of the United Nations General Assembly in action – high-level meetings and a host of special events featuring the world’s political and diplomatic elite – blanket the world media, side-by-side with reports of the who, what, when and where of the moment.


Haiti calls for a reformed, strengthened UN at General Assembly high-level debate

26 September 2014 – President Michel Martelly of Haiti, which United Nations missions have helped overcome natural disasters and political crises, took the podium of the General Assembly today to call for strengthening the world Organization in the face of the myriad emergencies it faces.


Leaders from Latin America, Caribbean region urge action to erase inequality, spur development

24 September 2014 – Inequality is one of the greatest threats to development and international security because it fosters poverty, exclusion and breeds social unrest, resentment and violence, said Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, the first among several leaders from the Latin America and the Caribbean region to address the General Assembly today.


Marking International Day, UN affirms people's right to 'imagine' world at peace

19 September 2014 – With John Lennon's iconic song “Imagine” as the backdrop, the United Nations today marked the International Day of Peace underscoring that all people have the right to peace.


World hunger falls, but number of undernourished remains ‘unacceptably high’ – joint UN report

16 September 2014 – More than 800 million people – or one in every nine on the planet – suffer from hunger, but a new joint UN agency report released today stated that the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of undernourished people by 2015 is still within reach.