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New York, May 23 (JEN): High-level officials, prominent athletes and youth teamed up at the United Nations in New York on Thursday to spotlight the values that the world of sports can advance, including, diversity, inclusion, peacebuilding and development. more
Role of cooperation critical for sustainable development: UN

New York, May 22 (JEN): United Nations officials on Wednesday highlighted the importance of both traditional and new forms of cooperation, as well as building broad partnerships, to shaping ...

UN marks Buddhist holy day, Ban urges work for common good

New York, May 14 (JEN): The Buddhist teachings of peace, compassion and love should help guide governments and the international community, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, ...

UN counts on Catholic Church to help promote dignity for all

New York, May 10 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday hailed the personal commitment of Pope Francis I to eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable development, ...

UNSC creates new medal to honour courage of personnel

New York, May 9 (JEN): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday decided to create ‘the Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage’ in honour of a United Na ...

UN spotlights role of culture in sustainable development

New York, May 6 (JEN): Culture, in all its multifaceted dynamism, must be thoroughly integrated in the post-2015 development agenda, senior United Nations officials told the General Assembly ...

UN reports Internet well on way to 3 billion users

New York, May 6 (JEN): Releasing new statistics on Monday, the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) announced that by end 2014, there will be nearly three billion Inte ...

UN celebrates historic influence of jazz to connect people

New York, May 1 (JEN): Jazz has given rhythm to the struggles of civil rights movements around the world, the top United Nations cultural official said on Wednesday, hailing the power of thi ...

UN urges control of harmful chemicals in workplace

New York, Apr 29 (JEN): While chemicals can be useful, necessary steps should be taken to prevent and control potential risks for workers, workplaces, communities and the environment, the Un ...

UN joins Olympic Committee to promote sport in development

New York, Apr 29 (JEN): With Norwegian professional biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen and Boston Marathon male winner Meb Keflezighi watching on, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon an ...