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UN conference to address way forward on global sustainable transport challenges

25 November 2016 – The first-ever global conference on sustainable transport takes place this weekend in Turkmenistan, bringing together representatives from the United Nations, governments, the private sector and civil society to set new directions for global transport efforts.


More than 729,000 Haitians vaccinated against cholera in UN-supported campaign

25 November 2016 – A Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/ United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)-backed vaccination campaign has reached more than 729,000 people in Haiti’s areas devastated by Hurricane Matthew, which hit the country last month, the health agencies said.


Space community underlines need for stronger cooperation as UN conference in Dubai closes

24 November 2016 – Members of the global space community have affirmed the need for stronger international cooperation and dialogue as they wrapped up the work of a high-level United Nations forum in Dubai.


Spurred by patent and trademark applications in China, global innovation flies high – UN agency

23 November 2016 – Global innovation is soaring as the 2015 edition of a United Nations agency on intellectual property report reveals that 2.9 million patent applications lodged worldwide – a 7.8 per cent increase over the previous year.


INTERVIEW: Despite ISIL’s terrorist tactics, Iraqi government forces are gaining more ground – Ján Kubiš, UN Special Representative in Iraq

22 November 2016 – Thursday, 17 November 2016, presented an uncomely anniversary for the inhabitants of Mosul, the second largest Iraqi city, located about 400 kilometres north of Baghdad. It was one month since the Battle of Mosul began, with Iraqi government forces under Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi seeking to recapture the city from ISIL, also known as Da’esh. The extremist group has held control over the city for more than two years now, subjecting civilians there to despicable atrocities and untold suffering.


In storm-hit Haiti, ‘physical rehabilitation and psycho-social support go hand-in-hand’ – UNESCO

22 November 2016 – Hurricane Matthew disrupted education in Haiti for more than 100,000 children, affecting some 770 schools, 150 of which are still being used as shelters, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which is working to restore education – one of the vital signs of recovery after a natural disaster.


Even as HIV treatment soars, young women still face high infection risk, UN warns

21 November 2016 – The United Nations warned today that while more people than ever are accessing antiretroviral treatment for HIV, girls aged 15 to 24, transitioning to womanhood, face many HIV-related challenges, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, and called for a life-cycle approach to finding solutions for everyone, at all stages of life.


‘Shame on us all’ for failing to stop annihilation of eastern Aleppo, UN aid chief tells Security Council

21 November 2016 – Emphasizing that month after month he returns to the Security Council with new reports of ever-worsening human suffering in Syria, the top United Nations humanitarian official today urged the 15-member body to act now and end the protracted conflict.


UN agencies, Vatican issue call to stamp out illegal fishing and ‘modern-day slavery’ on high seas

21 November 2016 – Condemning illegal fishing and labour exploitation in the world’s oceans, the United Nations agriculture and labour agencies, joining forces with the Vatican, underlined today the need for collective, global action to end labour and human rights abuse along the entire fisheries value chain.


UN, international partners underline need to ensure legitimacy and credibility of Somali polls

20 November 2016 – Noting that the electoral process in Somalia is “going much better than many predicted,” the United Nations envoy in the country underlined the need to ensure that the legitimacy of the process is preserved and called on electoral bodies to investigate any credible reports of violations of rules and regulations.