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Some 22 million displaced by natural disasters in 2013, UN-backed report reveals

New York, Sept 18 (JEN) A new United Nations-backed report launched on Wednesday reveals that 22 million people worldwide were displaced in 2013 by disasters sparked largely by earthquakes or climate...

UN underscores importance of good urban planning for sustainable development

New York, Sept 18 (JEN) With more than two-thirds of humanity expected to live in cities by the middle of this century, strong, well-planned urbanization is vital for development, Secretary-General Ba...

Ban welcomes US support in Ebola response ahead of Security Council emergency se...

New York, Sept 18 (JEN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, together with the head of the United Nations health agency, will outline the international action plan to contain Ebola on Thursday when the Sec...

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UN underscores importance of good urban planning for sustainable development
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New York, Sept 18 (JEN) With more than two-thirds of humanity expected to live in cities by the middle of this century, strong, well-planned urbanization is vital for development, Secretary-General Ba...

UN envoy meets with Greek Cypriot, Turkish Cypriot leaders
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New York, Sept 18 (JEN) The United Nations Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide on Wednesday met on Wednesday with the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot ...

Some 22 million displaced by natural disasters in 2013, UN-backed report reveals
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New York, Sept 18 (JEN) A new United Nations-backed report launched on Wednesday reveals that 22 million people worldwide were displaced in 2013 by disasters sparked largely by earthquakes or climate...

Voices of indigenous peoples must be heard on issues affecting them, UN rights body told
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New York, Sept 18 (JEN) The voices of indigenous peoples must be effectively heard and they must be consulted on issues that affect them, including rights to land and resources, the United Nations ...

Middle East: UN envoy announces deal on reconstruction in Gaza
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New York, Sept 17 (JEN) With the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire holding in the Gaza Strip, the United Nations has reached agreement with Israel and Palestinian Authority on a new reconstruction mechanism...

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