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Greece: UN labour agency outlines roadmap for tackling unemployment and weak economy

27 November 2015 – The head of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO), after meeting with Greek Government officials and labour representatives, has reaffirmed the agency’s support to the country’s economic revival and efforts to curb unemployment.

'Nothing has changed' – UN expert on DPR Korea says two years after key human rights report

26 November 2015 – A United Nations expert on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) today warned that nothing has changed in the country since the UN Commission of Inquiry on DPRK presented its landmark report to the Human Rights Council two years ago.

Africa’s Sahel region can become hotbed for terrorist recruitment, UN official warns

25 November 2015 – Without international aid to improve education and jobs, the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa will become fertile ground for recruiting terrorists among its tens of millions of disadvantaged people, the top United Nations official for the region warned the Security Council today.

Ban warns of ‘misplaced suspicions’ of Muslim refugees, migrants after terror attacks

20 November 2015 – As last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut continue to reverberate round the world with calls to restrict refugee and migrant movement in the name of security, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today warned against “misplaced suspicions” about refugees and migrants, especially Muslims, who can help fight violent extremism.

On Africa Industrialization Day, Ban warns gender inequity, youth unemployment risk continent’s progress

20 November 2015 – Marking the Africa Industrialization Day, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is calling for job creation in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for women and youth to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable industrial development on the continent.

Access to higher education doesn’t always lead to lower unemployment – UN labour agency

17 November 2015 – Workers with post-secondary education are more likely to be unemployed in lower-income countries, reflecting a “mismatch” between skilled persons and the number of available jobs matching their competencies and expectations, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

UN says 13 million affected by disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean region in 2015

13 November 2015 – A staggering 13.2 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean were affected by disasters between January and October 2015, a report from the United Nations relief wing revealed, warning the situation could be further exacerbated by the current powerful El Niño.

Central African Republic: UN refugee agency condemns attack on camp in Batangafo

11 November 2015 – Following a killing and revenge attack on a camp for internally displace people in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Batangafo, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today expressed concern about the spreading insecurity in the country and condemned the violent attack on the camp.

On fifth anniversary of UN Academic Impact, Ban stresses empowering youth to lead global progress

10 November 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commemorated the fifth anniversary of the UN Academic Impact and lauded the contributions made by the initiative in providing the world with ideas for some of its most pressing problems.

Security Council enhances role of UN support office in Somalia

09 November 2015 – The Security Council today approved a successor operation to the six-year-old United Nations Support Office for the African Union Mission to Somalia, known as UNSOA, underlining the role of the new entity to close gaps in UNSOA’s ability to deliver and to “consolidate and prioritize its efforts in line with the [Council’s] strategic objectives in the country.”