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UN agency, Malaysia, convene expert meeting on real-time flight data monitoring

27 May 2014 – Some two months after a Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished shortly after take-off from Kuala Lumpur, the Government-led, United Nations-supported effort to secure reforms in the way all commercial jetliners are tracked gathered industry leaders and aviation experts met recently in the Malaysian capital to weigh options on real-time tracking measures.

Peace in Azerbaijan urgently needed to resolve protracted displacement– UN expert

27 May 2014 – The United Nations independent expert on the human rights of internally displaced persons ended his official visit to Azerbaijan with an urgent appeal today for a peaceful settlement to restore the human rights of some 600,000 people who have been displaced for more than two decades.

UN and international partners call for resolution of Somali political crisis

27 May 2014 – The United Nations, the European Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) today issued a joint appeal for a resolution of the political crisis in Somalia, adding that they stand ready to hold to account anyone who poses an obstacle to progress in the Horn of Africa nation.

UN labour report shows solid return for national investments in quality jobs

27 May 2014 – Developing countries that invested in quality jobs from the early 2000s grew nearly one percentage point faster every year since 2007 and were better able to weather the economic crisis than comparable economies, according to a new report by the United Nations labour agency.

UN expert urges better protections for Sri Lankans migrating abroad for work

27 May 2014 – A United Nations human rights expert called today on the Government of Sri Lanka to increase its attention and efforts to prevent exploitation of its nationals working abroad, including by shoring up protections at all levels.

With urban population set to soar, UN convenes major event on sustainable cities

27 May 2014 – With 6.3 billion people expected to live in urban areas by 2050, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today kicked off a three-day event to look at challenges and opportunities for the sustainable future of cities.