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In Lebanon, UN chief and World Bank President show commitment to leaving 'no one behind'

25 March 2016 – While in Lebanon today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim underlined the UN system's commitment to the country, calling for additional funds for a refugee camp, inaugurating a new social development centre, and announcing a new financing plan for Lebanese schools.


‘Without stories, there is silence’ – women speak up at the UN about violence and disability

24 March 2016 – Like for many of the 21 other women in the project – which is expanding as more choose to break their silence – Silent Tears has been an integral part of Betty’s healing. The exhibition was recently featured during the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), an intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.


Fight against tuberculosis only 'half-won,' UN chief says on World Day

24 March 2016 – Observing World Tuberculosis Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for united global efforts to end the deadly disease by 2030 as it would claim the lives of 1.5 million people this year alone.


World Meteorological Day: as extreme weather becomes 'the new normal,' UN urges bold climate action

23 March 2016 – Observing the World Meteorological Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today that extreme weather events are becoming “the new normal” and bold climate action is needed to “face the future now.”


World Water Day: UN calls for ‘better water and better jobs’

22 March 2016 – With nearly half of the world’s workers employed in water-related sectors, sustainable access to safe water can change lives and livelihoods, the United Nations today said, underscoring the link between water and jobs, this year’s theme for World Water Day.


UN Women launches media partnership to help bring gender equality to newsrooms

22 March 2016 – The United Nations entity tasked with promoting gender equality launched an innovative partnership with leading media houses today to galvanize attention and concrete action towards women's rights within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


New products and technologies needed to aid small farmers, UN agriculture chief says

22 March 2016 – The head of the United Nations agricultural agency today called for great use of agroecology, biotechnology and other creative tools to eradicate hunger, fight malnutrition and achieve sustainable agriculture.


‘Investing in forests is an insurance policy for the planet,’ says UN chief

21 March 2016 – On the International Day of Forests, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on governments, businesses, civil society and other partners to adopt holistic policies and practices to protect, restore and sustain healthy forests for our common future.


#Climatechain: UN to launch campaign illustrating water-environment-climate change link

21 March 2016 – As the global community marked World Water Day during a special event at United Nations Headquarters, the UN Children's Fund reported that rapidly changing weather conditions are limiting access to safe drinking water for millions, and announced the launch of a new campaign on the link between water, the environment and climate change.


Nowruz is an opportunity to bolster UN goal to 'leave no one behind' on road to sustainable future – Ban

21 March 2016 – On the first year of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations celebrates Nowruz, “an ancient tradition with modern relevance,” as an occasion to strengthen the international community's resolve to leave no one behind in the collective journey to a better future.