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World Humanitarian Day: UN honours sacrifices, celebrates spirit of aid workers

19 August 2014 – The United Nations is marking World Humanitarian Day today by paying tribute to aid workers who carry out life-saving activities around the world, often in dangerous and difficult circumstances, while celebrating the spirit of humanitarian work worldwide.


MDG Momentum: UN launches 500 days of action to build a better world

18 August 2014 – With Malala Yousafzai by his side, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today marked 500 days of action until the deadline to reach the Millennium Development Goals, known worldwide as the “MDGs.”


Celebrating Youth Day, UN stresses importance of good mental health

12 August 2014 – Each year 20 per cent of the world's young people experience a mental health condition, the United Nations reported in a new publication launched to coincide with International Youth Day which this year shines a spotlight on the importance of mental health.


Ahead of International Day, UN spotlights rights of indigenous peoples

08 August 2014 – Kicking off its observance of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the United Nations today highlighted the importance of advancing the rights those people s and communities to bridge the development gap.


UN Asia-Pacific forum calls for inclusive, job-generating growth to bridge region’s income gap

07 August 2014 – With 743 million people in Asia and the Pacific still desperately poor, it is essential that growth be sustainable, inclusive and job-generating, declared the head of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) as it kicked off its Ministerial Segment in Bangkok today.