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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, and said he counted on the Catholic Church to continue working closely with the United Nations to promote a life of dignity for all. more
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 ...

Stable societies vital for advancing development: UN

New York, Apr 25 (JEN): Peace and stability are vital if sustainable development is to take root and flourish, United Nations officials stressed on Thursday as the UN General Assembly met to ...

UN report spotlights potential of mobile technology

New York, Apr 24 (JEN): Mobile technology can advance literacy and learning in underserved communities around the world, according to a new report published on Wednesday by the United Nation ...

UN marks Day of human space flight, encourages exploration

New York, Apr 12 (JEN): The necessity for international cooperation in space and the universal utility of duct tape were among insights revealed when the United Nations sent a former astrona ...