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UN agency and French Government urge inclusion of food security in global climate change debate

14 October 2015 – Targeted policies and investments in food security and agriculture should be at the centre of debates on climate change, according to a top UN official and the French Minister for Agriculture, speaking at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome this week.

In Iran, UN deputy chief highlights country’s ‘important contributions’ over the decades

13 October 2015 – Commemorating in Tehran the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the UN Deputy Secretary-General has highlighted the contributions Iran has made to the global community over the decades, as well as the significant challenges the country still faces.

‘Knowledge saves lives,’ UN stresses on International Day for Disaster Reduction

13 October 2015 – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the “indispensable” power of traditional, indigenous and local knowledge in his message on this year’s observance of the International Day for Disaster Reduction.

Security Council renews commitment to landmark resolution on women, peace and security

13 October 2015 – Marking the 15th anniversary the adoption of the United Nations Security Council’s resolution 1325, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today declared his commitment to the inclusion of women in peace-building processes, while the Council adopted a new text by which it decided to integrate women, peace and security concerns across all country-specific situations on its agenda, within relevant contexts.

Ban calls for urgent and collective action to reform UN peace operations

12 October 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged immediate action to strengthen the Organization’s peace operations, telling the 193-member UN General Assembly that is essential to act now and “not wait, as in the past, for crisis or tragedy to propel reform.”

Kicking off ‘Africa Week’ at UN, Ban lauds steps taken for continent’s long-term development agenda

12 October 2015 – Africa Week 2015 kicked off at Headquarters today with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commending African Member States of the United Nations for taking an “important step” this year toward the establishment of a Continental Free Trade Area envisioned in the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

New UN budget proposal shows commitment to ‘strict financial management,’ says Ban

12 October 2015 – Introducing his proposed $5.5 billion budget for the work of the United Nations over the next two years, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that it encompasses the Organization’s “vision and commitment to budget discipline and strict financial management.”

Top UN forum on food security focuses on eradicating hunger by 2030

12 October 2015 – Marking the first international gathering on food security and nutrition since world leaders approved the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) commenced today, focusing on ending hunger by 2030.