Development
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New York, July 20 (JEN): The Colombian peace process is an outstanding example of how much support the United Nations can provide when the Security Council is ‘firmly united’, a senior UN envoy said on Friday, calling for the 15-member body’s continued commitment as the country works to overcome secure lasting peace. more
First men on the moon ‘came in peace’ to UN Headquarters ‘for all mankind’

New York, July 20 (JEN): As the world remembers Saturday’s 50th anniversary of the “giant leap for mankind” made by all those involved in the pioneering Apollo 11 space ...

Zimbabwe: Droughts leave millions food insecure, UN food agency scales up assistance

New York, July 20 (JEN): Severe drought has rendered more than a third of rural households in Zimbabwe – or around 3.5 million people – dangerously food insecure, the UN World ...

UN stands in solidarity with Japan following deadly arson attack at leading animation studio in Kyoto

New York, July 20 (JEN): UN chief António Guterres said on Friday he was “deeply saddened” at the death of at least 33 people inside a popular Japanese animation studio ...

UNICEF urges ‘transformative shift’ in family-friendly work policies to reap ‘huge’ benefits

New York, July 19 (JEN): Because the “earliest years” of life are the most crucial, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) published a list of new family-friendly p ...

Stronger partnerships with post-conflict countries needed to ensure ‘path towards durable peace’: UN chief

New York, July 19 (JEN): As UN missions are drawn down and eventually closed, stronger partnerships are needed to ensure that countries recovering from conflict can transition successfull ...

World ‘off track’ to meet most Sustainable Development Goals on hunger, food security and nutrition

New York, July 19 (JEN): Key parts of the Global Goals agenda linked to achieving zero-hunger are “off-track”, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday, ...

Yemen: UN Envoy ‘guilty’ of optimistic hope that war is ‘nearing the end’

New York, July 19 (JEN): With Yemen once again at a “crucial moment” the UN Special Envoy trying to facilitate peace there told Security Council members on Thursday that despi ...

Asia and Pacific on course to miss all Sustainable Development Goals, says UN region chief

New York, Juy 19 (JEN): Unless progress is accelerated, Asia and the Pacific are on course to miss all of the 17 Goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Execu ...

'Emulate his example' urges UN chief as world celebrates Nelson Mandela: a ‘global advocate for dignity and equality’

New York, July 19 (JEN): Nelson Mandela was an “extraordinary global advocate for dignity and equality” who anyone in public service should seek to emulate, Secretary-General ...