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New York, Jul 30 (JEN): The world’s population is projected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050 and exceed 11 billion in 2100, with India expected to surpass China as the most populous around seven years from now and Nigeria overtaking the United States to become the world’s third largest country around 35 years from now, according to a new United Nations report released on Wednesday. more
UN official urges action to reduce exclusion and discrimination disabled people

New York, Jun 10 (JEN): Empowering persons with disabilities and securing their rights will advance society as a whole, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said on Tuesday a ...

South Sudan: UN envoy describes ‘great challenge’ of protecting civilians

New York, May 27 (JEN): Travelling around South Sudan to see efforts made by the United Nations to protect civilians in the country, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, El ...

Failure to end crisis in Syria 'diminishes us all': UN refugees envoy Angelina Jolie

New York, Mar 15 (JEN) As the Syrian conflict enters its fifth year, it is shameful that even the basic demand for full humanitarian access has not been met, Oscar-winning actress and United ...

UNICEF honours life, tireless work of Goodwill Ambassador Richard Attenborough

New York, Aug 26 (JEN) With the passing of Lord Richard Attenborough, ‘the world has lost not only a great voice, but a great soul’, said United Nation Children’s Fund ( ...

Over 20,000 people risked their lives in Indian Ocean sea crossings this year: UN report

New York, Aug 23 (JEN) Over 20,000 people risked their lives in sea crossings in the Indian Ocean in the first half of this year, many of them Rohingya who fled Myanmar, according to a new r ...

On World Population Day, UN calls for investment in young people

New York, July 12 (JEN): With 1.8 billion young people around the world – the largest generation of youth in history – senior United Nations officials are marking World Populat ...

More than half of world's population now living in urban areas, UN survey finds

New York, July 11 (JEN): An additional 2.5 billion people are predicted to live in urban areas by 2050, the United Nations today reported, highlighting the need for a successful urban planni ...

Ban saddened by death of ex-President of Trinidad & Tobago

New York, Apr 12 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute to the Trinidad and Tobago's former President, A.N.R. (Ray) Robinson, who died on Wednesday at age 87.

Ban saddened at death of UN envoy Norman Girvan

New York, Apr 11 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday voiced his deep sadness at the death of Norman Girvan of Jamaica, who had been his Personal Representative on ...