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At Security Council, heads of main UN bodies highlight ‘mutually reinforcing’ areas of concern

20 October 2015 – During a debate on the working methods of the Security Council, the President of the General Assembly, as well as the Deputy Secretary-General and the Vice President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) emphasized the need for continued and improved interaction between the main bodies of the United Nations.

Women worldwide live longer, healthier lives with better education, says new UN report

20 October 2015 – The lives of women and girls around the world have improved in several areas over the last 20 years but they continue to be victims of gender based discrimination and violence, according to a new report launched today by the United Nations.

On World Statistics Day, UN flags importance of reliable data to achieve new development agenda

20 October 2015 – Emphasizing that “reliable and timely statistics and indicators are more important than ever,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged all partners and stakeholders to work together to achieve the ambitious 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

Economic and Social Council ‘stands ready’ to lead on achieving UN 2030 Agenda, says President

19 October 2015 – The President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today highlighted key messages and results drawn from the Council’s 2015 session and called for comprehensive and integrated policies to effectively achieve the recently adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as he presented the body’s annual report to the UN member States.

Ban inaugurates exhibition on UN's 70th anniversary, meets with students in Slovak capital

19 October 2015 – During a visit to the capital of Slovakia today, the United Nations Secretary-General inaugurated an exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of Organization, featured at the National Council of the Slovak Republic.

Despite progress, road traffic crashes still take ‘unacceptable’ annual toll – UN health agency

19 October 2015 – Road traffic crashes are a leading cause of death globally and result in some 1.25 million deaths each year, taking an “unacceptable toll – particularly on poor people in poor countries,” the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report released today.

UN report calls for urgent response to harness Asia-Pacific’s rapid urban transformation

19 October 2015 – Warning of unprecedented shifts in population in urban areas of the Asia and Pacific – already home to 17 of the world’s megacities, with populations exceeding 10 million – the United Nations today launched a new report that highlights the region’s urban transformation progress and underscores the urgent need to make it more sustainable.

In Slovakia, Ban highlights importance of 'living harmoniously' and sustainably

19 October 2015 – Visiting the Slovakian city of Levoca, the United Nations Secretary-General stressed the importance of the role of the local community, particularly mayors and governors, and the importance of living harmoniously and in a sustainable way.

New global food accord aims to tackle hunger in protracted crises – UN agency

16 October 2015 – The first global agreement involving all stakeholders of food aid aims to “do business differently” in order to combat hunger and undernutrition among people living in protracted crises around the world, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.

UN envoy calls for concerted efforts to eliminate bullying in all regions

16 October 2015 – Speaking at a panel discussion on protecting children from bullying, the United Nations envoy on violence against children said bullying is a “serious concern” for millions of children all over the world and it is compromising their right to education.