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UN expert urges Member States to consider justice as pillar of development

New York, Oct 24 (JEN) The pursuit of development must expand beyond economic gains and include claims of justice, non-discrimination and opportunities, an independent United Nations expert told the G...

Right to online privacy at risk as governments engage in mass surveillance – U...

New York, Oct 24 (JEN) States must be transparent about the nature of their electronic mass surveillance programmes, an independent United Nations counter-terrorism expert said on Thursday as he warn...

Ahead of World Day, UN hails landmark global polio eradication campaign

New York, Oct 24 (JEN) Every day, a thousand or so children are being protected from disability as part of a 26-year global effort to eradicate polio through a worldwide campaign that has immunized mi...

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Erasing infrastructure deficit key to Africa’s growth, development – UN official
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New York, Oct 18 (JEN) Africa’s continued progress on growth and development targets will hinge on concerted efforts – from partnerships inside and outside the continent – to enhance infrastruct...

UN expert urges Member States to consider justice as pillar of development
DEVELOPMENT

New York, Oct 24 (JEN) The pursuit of development must expand beyond economic gains and include claims of justice, non-discrimination and opportunities, an independent United Nations expert told the G...

Mediterranean, North Atlantic prepares for UN-backed tsunami warning system test
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New York, Oct 24 (JEN) Some 20 nations with coastlines on the North Atlantic, and Mediterranean and Black Seas are set to participate in a United Nations-supervised tsunami warning exercise to improve...

As winter closes in, UN launches humanitarian appeal for Iraqis in need
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New York, Oct 24 (JEN) An estimated 2.8 million Iraqis lack food assistance while another 800,000 are in urgent need of emergency shelter, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitaria...

UN panel pays out over $1 billion in reparations for Iraq's invasion of Kuwait
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New York, Oct 24 (JEN) The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), which settles the damage claims of those who suffered losses in the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, on Thursday made $1.06 bil...

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