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9 08, 2017

Protecting rights and dignity of indigenous peoples ‘is protecting everyone’s rights’ – UN

2017-11-16T15:33:01+00:00 August 9th, 2017|News|

Ten years after the adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, progress in several countries has been made in formally recognizing indigenous peoples, but overwhelmingly they continue to face discrimination, marginalization and major challenges in enjoying their basic rights.

7 08, 2017

UN health agency working to boost malaria prevention and control in north-eastern Nigeria

2017-11-16T15:33:02+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Health, News|

The United Nations health agency estimates that if more funds are secured, up to 10,000 lives in Nigeria could be saved by November through targeted steps in malaria prevention and control.

4 08, 2017

Organizational reform moves ahead as Guterres receives proposals on a strengthened UN-Habitat

2017-11-16T15:33:03+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Cities, News, Secretary-General|

An independent panel reviewing the effectiveness of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has proposed the programme be recast as the Organization's 'urban champion,' including through the establishment of a coordinating mechanism to complement its work and convene all UN agencies and partners on urban sustainability.

3 08, 2017

Food prices surge in July; UN agriculture agency cites cereals, sugar and dairy as main drivers

2017-11-16T15:33:03+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

Driven mainly by higher cereal, sugar and dairy quotations, global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in July, according to the United Nations agriculture agency.

2 08, 2017

Conflict-affected rural families in Iraq to benefit from mobile cash-transfer technology – UN

2017-11-16T15:33:04+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Infrastructure, News|

Many vulnerable rural families in Iraq will now be able to safely receive income thanks to a newly adopted mobile money transfer technology that is part of a cash-for-work programme to rehabilitate farming infrastructure, according to the United Nations agriculture agency.

1 08, 2017

Solidarity across generations is vital for sustainable development, UN special event hears

2017-11-16T15:33:04+00:00 August 1st, 2017|News, Youth|

The wisdom, experience, energy and ideals of the old and the young are vital to realizing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today, stressing that they together can help break the cycles of poverty that have lasted for generations.

1 08, 2017

Breastfeeding is ‘smartest investment’ families, communities and countries can make – UN

2017-11-16T15:33:05+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Education, Health, Hunger and food security, News|

Kicking off World Breastfeeding Week, the United Nations today stressed that although breastfeeding has cognitive and health benefits for infants and mothers, investment shortcomings impede the practice.

31 07, 2017

Mobile broadband subscriptions on track to hit 4.3 billion in 2017 – UN report

2017-07-31T22:08:02+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Infrastructure, News|

Mobile broadband subscriptions are expected to reach 4.3 billion globally by the end of 2017, according to a new report released by the United Nations telecommunications agency.

27 07, 2017

‘Sustainable, inclusive societies,’ priority for new President of UN economic and social body

2017-11-16T15:33:06+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Cities, News, Partnerships|

A week after the High-Level Political Forum (HPLF) assessed the progress on implementing the 2030 Agenda, the newly elected President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOSC) has stressed her priority to push forward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

27 07, 2017

Ahead of World Day, UN agency says fight against hepatitis ‘gaining momentum’

2017-11-16T15:33:06+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Health, News|

On the eve of World Hepatitis Day, the United Nations health agency released a study that reveals efforts to eliminate the disease are gaining momentum globally.