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INTERVIEW: ‘Policing is about the passion to serve people’- UNAMID Police Commissioner Priscilla Makotose

11 November 2016 – “The police in the UN peacekeeping operations are there to assist the host country police,” says Priscilla Makotose, United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur UNAMID Police Commissioner, the highest-ranking female police officer in the UN system, appointed in March 2016.


In new report, UN-backed sustainable development fund highlights importance of broad partnerships

11 November 2016 – As the world prepares to mark the first year of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in January 2017, a United Nations-backed global fund has highlighted the different perspectives from both large and small companies on the harmony of the new sustainable development agenda.


Rehabilitating drylands key to global food security, according to new UN report

11 November 2016 – A new report released today by the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) reveals that drylands, which cover some 40 per cent of the earth’s land surface, are critical in order to buffer the negative impacts of climate change, land degradation, and drought.


MARRAKECH: Private sector commits to actions on sustainable energy for a just climate future for all

11 November 2016 – In connection with the theme-based actions being announced at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Marrakech (COP 22), new commitments and initiatives to use renewable energy were in the spotlight today as one of the most effective ways to implement the landmark Paris Agreement, which entered into force on 4 November 2016.


MARRAKECH: Cities are striving to play key role in implementing Paris climate accord

10 November 2016 – The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech (COP 22), put its spotlight today on cities, towns and regions around the world that are striving to play a key role in implementing the Paris Agreement, which entered into force on 4 November, including by reducing their carbon emissions.


Conservationists and palm oil industry should collaborate to protect great apes, fragile ecosystems – UN

10 November 2016 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is advocating a collaboration between the international conservation community and palm oil developers in order to create sustainable strategies that will save fragile ecosystems and the species that inhabit them, particularly apes.


Science centres and museums vitally important for sustainable development – UNESCO

10 November 2016 – Noting the centrality of science in major global sustainable development agenda, the head of the United Nations educational and scientific agency underscored the importance of science centres and museums to build skill and capacities as well as to send strong messages about the importance of science for sustainable development.


Ban congratulates Donald Trump on his election as next US President

09 November 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated Donald Trump on his election as the new President of the United States.


General Assembly President outlines strategy for stepped-up implementing UN 2030 Agenda

08 November 2016 – General Assembly President Peter Thomson briefed United Nations Member States today on the implementation strategy for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the transformative 17-point framework for ensuring peace and prosperity for all on a healthy planet.


New direct funding available for low- and middle-income countries to regulate tobacco – UN

08 November 2016 – New funding is now available to support tobacco control implementation for low and middle income countries through the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), currently the strongest global instrument to control tobacco.