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With hidden lives vital to our own, 'seafarers matter,' says UN on International Day

25 June 2017 – Highlighting the challenges faced by seafarers – women and men sailing and working aboard ships – the United Nations International Maritime Organization has called on everyone around the world to show appreciation for their vital contributions.


Switzerland tops world innovation index; India and other emerging markets on the rise – UN agency

15 June 2017 – Innovation is a key development tool that could boost economies and provide a way out of the growing squeeze on the world's food resources – one of the major challenges of the 21st century – according to a new United Nations report.


Addressing Human Rights Council, UN rights chief decries some States’ lack of cooperation

06 June 2017 – In a major address in Geneva, the United Nations human rights chief today stressed that denying access or not cooperating with UN bodies would not diminish scrutiny of a Government’s human rights record.