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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.


Positive outlooks mired by divisive rhetoric in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Security Council told

08 November 2016 – Briefing the United Nations Security Council, High Representative Valentin Inzko said that though there have been some positive developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina, these have been overshadowed by parties focusing exclusively on the ethnic distribution of the population around the country.


UN-backed cholera vaccination campaign kicks off today in Haiti

08 November 2016 – A vaccination campaign against cholera began today in the areas of Haiti hit hard by Hurricane Matthew, with support from the United Nations and other institutions


Aiming to curb pregnancy risks and improve experience, UN launches new prenatal care model

08 November 2016 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has introduced a new prenatal care model, designed to enhance pregnancy the experience for women, and reduce the risk of stillbirths and other complications.


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.


MARRAKECH: Civil society vital to drive momentum on Paris Agreement targets, say ‘Climate Champions’

08 November 2016 – Beyond the work of governments, other stakeholders such businesses, cities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have a crucial role to play in implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change, ‘Climate Champions’ Laurence Tubiana and Hakima El Haité said today in Marrakech, where the United Nations conference known as ‘COP 22’ is under way.


INTERVIEW: Architecture around Somalia’s electoral process is infinitely more robust than in 2012 – UN envoy

07 November 2016 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) is mandated with many tasks in the east African nation as it continues to make significant strides in its peace process after two decades of lawlessness and conflict.


Guy Ryder re-elected for a second term as head of UN labour agency

07 November 2016 – The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) today re-elected Guy Ryder, of the United Kingdom, as ILO Director-General for a second five year-term to start on 1 October 2017.


Over-generalized approach could expose peace operations to greater risk, warns UN deputy chief

07 November 2016 – Amid increased attacks from violent extremist and terrorist groups, the United Nations peace operations must be better prepared to face such asymmetric threats by ensuring the safety and security of UN personnel and adapting to varying situations on the ground, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told the Security Council today.