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14 stories found over the past 45 days
WHS: New charter for persons with disabilities endorsed at UN humanitarian summit

24 May 2016 – A new charter to significantly improve living conditions of persons with disabilities during emergencies has been endorsed at the United Nations World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey.


One hundred babies born every day in areas worst hit by Ecuador quake – UNICEF

16 May 2016 – The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today reported that on average, up to 100 babies are born every day in Esmeraldas and Manabí, the provinces worst hit by the Ecuador earthquake.


‘Poverty and fear do not require a passport to travel’ – UN alliance with Nobel laureates

11 May 2016 – The United Nations’ agricultural agency has joined forces with a group of Nobel laureates to tackle the problems of hunger and violence through a new alliance launched in Rome today.


Respect for different faiths 'bedrock' and 'prerequisite' of world peace, UN General Assembly told

06 May 2016 – Mutual respect for different faiths and cultures is the “bedrock” of a world at peace and “prerequisite” for achieving many of the goals to which humankind and the United Nations aspire, the General Assembly was told today.


BAKU: UN Global Forum ends with renewed commitment to create inclusive societies

27 April 2016 – A global conference convened by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations UNAOC concluded today, with delegations, who gathered in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, making a renewed commitment to creating inclusive societies.


BAKU: at UN forum, Arab entrepreneur touts potential of virtual games to make real-world impact

27 April 2016 – “In a virtual world, everyone can be a world-saving hero,” an Arab entrepreneur from Israel told the UN News Centre in Baku, underscoring the potential of online games to bridge the divide between young adults in conflict zones and foster inclusive society.


BAKU: German community integration project wins UN intercultural innovation award

26 April 2016 – A project platform and network that makes social engagement and neighbourhood work accessible to Berlin's large non-German speaking population – winner of an intercultural innovation award at a United Nations forum in Baku today – was sparked by one woman's own migrant experience and the rise of xenophobia in Europe.


BAKU: violent extremism 'affront' to UN principles, Global Forum told in opening session

26 April 2016 – The head of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), a body mandated to promote harmony among nations, today emphasized the need to counter narratives of hatred and mistrust in order to prevent violent extremism.


BAKU: UN officials call on business leaders to help build inclusive societies

25 April 2016 – At a United Nations Forum under way in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, senior UN officials today stressed the important role the private sector plays in creating inclusive communities, underscoring that companies cannot operate successfully in societies that fail.


BAKU: youth chart vision of inclusive society at UN forum

25 April 2016 – Gathering from around the world for a United Nations conference in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, young people of all walks of life, from an Internet technology intern to a dentist, are working to define future narratives to counter potentially compelling discourse of those who seek to divide society.