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On International Day, UN agency urges greater investment for sustainable agriculture in mountains

11 December 2017 – On International Mountain Day, the United Nations food security agency has called for greater focus on sustainable agriculture in highland regions around the globe to better respond to climate change impacts and migration challenges.


UN emergency response fund secures $383 million in donor pledges for 2018

08 December 2017 – Thirty-six donors pledged $383 million to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) – a pool of funding that supports critical relief operations in crises around the world – at a pledging conference for 2018 held in New York on Friday.


UN chief condemns terrorist attack against college dormitory in Pakistan

01 December 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday condemned the terrorist attack against a university dormitory in northern Pakistan that killed at least nine people and injured many others.


Still far too much secrecy surrounding use of death penalty, says senior UN human rights official

21 November 2017 – A senior United Nations human rights official has stressed the need for greater transparency by countries that still use the death penalty, noting that this is vital for families, who have a right to know the fate of their loved ones, as well as for lawyers so they can provide an effective defence.