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In Geneva, Ban welcomes first-ever Olympic refugee team to compete in Games

29 April 2016 – During a visit to Geneva today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the first-ever Olympic refugee team to compete in the international event, and received the Olympic Cup Award on behalf of the UN.


El Salvador: UN expert calls on Government to protect victims of contemporary slavery

29 April 2016 – A United Nations human rights expert today called on the Government of El Salvador to develop and implement a wide range of initiatives to protect the victims of contemporary forms of slavery, such as forced labour and domestic servitude.


‘Girls in ICT Day’ highlights need to promote technology careers for women – UN

28 April 2016 – On Girls in ICT Day – marked annually on the fourth Thursday in April – the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is highlighting the need to promote technology career opportunities for girls and women in the world’s fastest growing sector.


Workplace stress ‘a collective challenge’ as work-life boundaries become blurred – UN

28 April 2016 – Marking World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the United Nations’ International Labour Organization (ILO) today outlined the findings of its latest research on the impact of stress in the workplace.


BAKU: UN Global Forum ends with renewed commitment to create inclusive societies

27 April 2016 – A global conference convened by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations UNAOC concluded today, with delegations, who gathered in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, making a renewed commitment to creating inclusive societies.


Ban welcomes ‘change in strategy and mindset’ as UN adopts landmark resolutions on peacebuilding

27 April 2016 – Deeply concerned by the high human cost and suffering caused by armed conflicts, and recognizing the significant number of simultaneous security and humanitarian crises that the world currently faces, the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council today concurrently adopted resolutions on the Organization’s peacebuilding architecture, providing renewed momentum for the focus within the UN system on ‘sustaining peace.’


UN agency smartphone app now raising funds for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

27 April 2016 – ShareTheMeal, the award-winning smartphone app developed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), is switching its fundraising efforts to support Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.


Fastest population shift in history is ‘make or break’ opportunity for Asia-Pacific – UN agency

26 April 2016 – If Asia-Pacific countries do not start planning for demographic changes, they will miss out on a unique opportunity to boost growth and investments for the future, risking a surge in youth frustration and exacerbating instability, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) underlined today in its latest Regional Human Development Report.


BAKU: German community integration project wins UN intercultural innovation award

26 April 2016 – A project platform and network that makes social engagement and neighbourhood work accessible to Berlin's large non-German speaking population – winner of an intercultural innovation award at a United Nations forum in Baku today – was sparked by one woman's own migrant experience and the rise of xenophobia in Europe.


Yemen: Security Council calls for parties in talks to develop road map for security measures

25 April 2016 – The United Nations Security Council today called on all parties involved in the intra-Yemeni peace talks to develop a road map for the implementation of interim security measures as they work towards a comprehensive agreement that will bring a permanent end to the political crisis in the country.