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Women worldwide live longer, healthier lives with better education, says new UN report

20 October 2015 – The lives of women and girls around the world have improved in several areas over the last 20 years but they continue to be victims of gender based discrimination and violence, according to a new report launched today by the United Nations.

UN envoy calls for concerted efforts to eliminate bullying in all regions

16 October 2015 – Speaking at a panel discussion on protecting children from bullying, the United Nations envoy on violence against children said bullying is a “serious concern” for millions of children all over the world and it is compromising their right to education.

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 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.

In Rome, Ban says refugee and migration crisis is a ‘defining moment for Europe and the world’

15 October 2015 – The current refugee and migration crisis is a “defining moment” for Europe and the world, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared in Rome today, where in an address to Italian Government officials, he thanked Italy for its “compassionate and courageous response” while continuing his strong call on all countries to bear more of the responsibility.

‘Rural women are the backbone of sustainable livelihoods,’ Ban declares on International Day

15 October 2015 – Marking the International Day of Rural Women, the United Nations today affirmed the role of women as significant and crucial for the progress of rural households, local and national economies.