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In Tunisia, Ban stresses importance of youth employment in sustainable development

29 March 2016 – Speaking at a national conference on employment in Tunisia, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to help the North African country create new businesses and fund active labour market programmes for young people.


Yemen's children 'locked in a vicious cycle of violence, loss and uncertainty,' UN warns

29 March 2016 – Six children are killed or injured every day and children as young as 10 years old are recruited to fight in conflict-torn Yemen, according to a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) report, which also underscored that child recruitment has risen exponentially during the fighting and that the country is at risk of becoming a failed State.


At Security Council, UN Women chief urges greater input, visibility of women in peacebuilding

28 March 2016 – Emphasizing the consistent, dependable and universal commitment of women to conflict prevention, the head of UN Women today called for greater efforts to reach the goal of allocating at least 15 per cent of peacebuilding resources to gender equality and women's empowerment.


South-east Asia's children face 'double burden' of obesity and undernutrition – UN report

28 March 2016 – A joint report released today by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has shed new light on the nutrition situation of children across the region.


UN chief visits Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, meets Middle Eastern leaders in capital

27 March 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his trip to the Middle East today with a visit to Jordan alongside World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, where they met with refugees from the Zaatari camp, as well as with senior government officials from Palestine, Turkey and Jordan, including King Abdullah II.


In Baghdad, UN chief underlines extreme concern about 'enormous' challenges Iraq faces

26 March 2016 – Visiting Iraq today for the eighth time as United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon said he is impressed by the progress made, particularly against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Da'esh, but warned that he remains extremely concerned about the enormous challenges the country faces.


Major milestones reached on renewable energy investments, UN reports

25 March 2016 – Coal and gas-fired electricity generation last year drew less than half the record investment made in solar, wind and other renewables capacity - one of several important firsts for green energy recently announced in a United Nations-backed report.


UN Commission on the Status of Women ends with agreement on foundations to accelerate action

25 March 2016 – The 60th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women concluded today with UN Member States committing to “gender-responsive” actions with stronger laws, policies and institutions, better data and scaled-up financing.


On International Day, Ban calls to bring all perpetrators of heinous crimes to justice

25 March 2016 – On the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged for intensified efforts to bring all perpetrators of heinous crimes to justice, and to end impunity.


On slavery remembrance day, UN chief shines a light on African diaspora's legacy

25 March 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the African diaspora's contributions to society, including culture, medicine, science and spirituality, as the global community gathered to honour the millions of Africans forcibly exploited by slavery.