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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.

Welcoming Myanmar ceasefire, UNICEF says accord must cover 'every child, wherever they live'

19 October 2015 – While the recent ceasefire agreement between the Government of Myanmar and representatives of eight ethnic armed groups marks an historic step for children in Myanmar who have suffered from some of the longest running civil conflicts in the world, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) remains concerned for an estimated 1.8 million children who are not covered by the accord.

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.