UN News stories

36 stories found over the past 45 days
Marking International Day, Ban says new 2030 Agenda can help eradicate poverty

16 October 2015 – This can be the first generation to witness a world without extreme poverty, where all people – not only the powerful and the privileged – can participate and contribute equally, free of discrimination and want, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today, urging global action to fully implement the newly-adopted goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

UN refugee agency backs plan to boost protection for people fleeing disasters and climate change

16 October 2015 – The United Nations refugee agency has joined 110 nations to strengthen steps to protect people displaced across borders by disasters and climate change.

UN deputy chief urges ‘transformation’ in collective effort to tackle ‘staggering’ humanitarian needs

15 October 2015 – Warning of the huge, almost uncontrollable human disasters facing the world – with a staggering 100 million people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance – United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson has urged global solidarity to meet “the heavy but inspiring responsibility” today’s global challenges demand.

UN-backed telecom summit shines spotlight on young innovators

14 October 2015 – The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) today hosted at its 2015 telecom summit in Budapest the winners of the Young Innovators Competition, who benefited from expert mentorship to help accelerate their innovations globally through a series of workshops, pitching sessions and collaborations.

‘Knowledge saves lives,’ UN stresses on International Day for Disaster Reduction

13 October 2015 – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the “indispensable” power of traditional, indigenous and local knowledge in his message on this year’s observance of the International Day for Disaster Reduction.

UN urgently appeals for $86 million to tackle food insecurity in Zimbabwe

12 October 2015 – The United Nations in Zimbabwe has appealed to humanitarian and development partners for $86 million that is critically needed to fill a shortfall to support 1.5 million people affected by food insecurity in the country.