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At conference closing, UN official says innovation key for future of global postal sector

15 April 2015 – The head of the United Nations Universal Postal Union (UPU) has urged the international community to build over the next five years a postal world where innovation is “shared, promoted and driven for all” while helping to boost global efforts in achieving the sustainable development goals.


Resources needed to get 21 million children into school in Middle East, North Africa – UNICEF

15 April 2015 – Despite impressive progress in raising school enrolment over the past decade, one in four children and young adolescents in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are either out of school or at risk of dropping out, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).


Libyan political parties, activists conclude second round of UN-backed talks

14 April 2015 – A second meeting of Libyan political parties and activists, facilitated by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), concluded its deliberations today in Algiers by reiterating the commitment to political dialogue as the only option to resolve the crisis in Libya.


DOHA: UN conference stresses grave need to combat wildlife crime

13 April 2015 – With wildlife and forest crimes on the rise, yielding enormous profits for criminal networks, United Nations high-level officials at a major anti-crime meeting under way in Doha, Qatar, stressed the gravity of the scourge, saying that it fuels violence, corrupts supply chains and undermines the rule of law.


UN postal conference aims to begin work on global strategy reflecting new challenges, opportunities

13 April 2015 – In a message delivered today to delegates at the World Strategy Conference for the United Nations postal agency, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined the essential role to be played by postal services in global efforts to build a sustainable future.


Senior official stresses link between demographic shifts and UN development, climate priorities

13 April 2015 – As United Nations Member States met today in New York to begin the 48th session of the Commission on Population and Development, the head of the UN office dealing with economic and social affairs underlined the importance of the link between population changes and the Organization’s current development priorities.


Libyan leaders, activists to meet under auspices of UN as crisis escalates in country's west

11 April 2015 – A meeting of Libyan political leaders and activists facilitated by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) will take place in Algeria tomorrow, 13 April, with hopes of devising a plan to end Libya's crisis, which is said to have 'gravely' escalated in the country's west.


At Americas Summit in Panama, Ban urges nations to pursue prosperity with equality

10 April 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in an address in Panama to the seventh Summit of the Americas, commended the hemisphere's commitment to peace, human rights and sustainable development, while urging leaders to continue to pursue a future of prosperity with equity, where no one is left behind.


FEATURE: Dancer's story highlights importance of right to free expression

10 April 2015 – In New York on Wednesday night, the director and stars of Desert Dancer, a film about the life and experiences of Afshin Ghaffarian, joined United Nations representatives and the public for a special screening ahead of the film's opening today at the AMC Lowe's Lincoln Square theater and the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York.


High-level UN forum seeks answers to questions on how to make sustainable development reality

09 April 2015 – As the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) began today its Development Cooperation Forum in Incheon, Republic of Korea, senior United Nations officials emphasized the need to build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals and to deliver sustainable development for all by finding strategies to mobilize significant financial resources.