3 September The Government of India has taken a step closer to becoming a cashless economy by joining the Better Than Cash Alliance, a United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) initiative that helps enable countries transition to electronic payments.
3 September Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today thanked China for its efforts to address climate change, both through its actions and policies, and called for Beijing’s continued support for building momentum ahead of the Paris Climate Change Conference.
3 September The head of the United Nations agency charged with promoting press freedom condemned today the killing of Philippine journalist Cosme Diez Maestrado, who was shot by unknown assailants on 27 August in Ozamiz City in the Philippines.
3 September Heavy storms, floods and landslides across nearly all of Myanmar have destroyed huge swaths of rice paddies, as well as fish and shrimp ponds, and are expected to severely limit the availability of food if aid is not provided to farmers swiftly, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today.
26 August The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is now delivering rice, beans, cooking oil and salt to more than 400,000 people affected by flooding in Myanmar and “reachable only on foot, after floods and landslides destroyed roads across the country,” the agency said today.
25 August Voicing concern over continuing political violence and killing of protestors in Nepal, the United Nations human rights office today called on the authorities to respect dissenting voices and seek a peaceful solution with demonstrators.
25 August The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today expressed deep concern that Government of the Maldives after former President Mohammad Nasheed was once again sent to prison, calling the move a “serious set-back” for the country.
24 August United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the news of the agreement reached between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea today.
23 August The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today condemned “in the strongest terms” yesterday's suicide attack in Kabul that killed 12 and injured at least 88 others, including 13 children and 21 women.
23 August Welcoming a high-level meeting between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, which was held yesterday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encouraged both sides to pave the way for deescalating the situation and promoting peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.