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News 2009

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3 December  2009 Women still suffer discrimination 30 years after global treaty banned it UN chief
29 October  2009 Ban calls for scaled-up funding to ensure peace in countries emerging from conflict
26 October  2009 General Assembly elects 22 new members of UN Economic and Social Council
26 September  2009 Urging faster UN reform, India says world body should lead response to key challenges
23 September  2009 Libya and Algeria urge wide-scale reform of the UN to deal with current challenges
31 August  2009 UN urges action against forced indigenous labour in Bolivia, Paraguay
31 July  2009 UN Economic and Social Council well-situated to enhance public health, says official
20 July  2009 UN humanitarian chief condemns increasing violence against aid workers
9 July  2009 Global cooperation key to boosting public health UN Economic and Social Council
8 July  2009 Fight against heart attacks, strokes and cancers gets boost with new UN initiative
6 July  2009 Economic and food crises threaten recent development gains UN report
29 June  2009 Secretary-General to visit Myanmar later this week
29 May  2009 UN indigenous forum calls for consultations on patents
14 May  2009 Some progress in Haiti amid security, development difficulties UN team
4 May  2009 Team of UN advisors head to Haiti to assist in economic, social reconstruction
27 April  2009 Current global economic governance inadequate, says Ban
9 March  2009 World crisis calls for new economic governance partnership UN official
24 February  2009 Egyptian doctor, Nicaraguan NGO receive top honours from UN
23 February  2009 Ban stresses role of philanthropy in preventing deaths from child birth, tropical diseases
11 February  2009 President predicts challenging year ahead for UN Economic and Social Council
15 January  2009 Luxembourg diplomat elected to lead UN Economic and Social Council in 2009