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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 planning agenda and greater attention to be given to smaller cities where nearly half of all people currently reside. more
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 ...

UN marks 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination

New York, Nov 23 (JEN): On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, United Nations Secretary-General recalled his own “indelible” meeting as a teen ...

UN urges European Union to revisit migration polices

New York, Oct 12 (JEN): In the aftermath of a one of deadliest migrant-ship disasters in recent history, the United Nations refugee agency on Friday urged wider responsibility-sharing among ...

Ban puts forward recommendations to ‘make migration work’

New York, Oct 4 (JEN) The General Assembly High-level Dialogue on Migration and Development opened on Thursday in New York with a call from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to i ...

UN spotlights migrants’ contribution to societies

New York, Oct 3 (IBNS) United Nations officials on Wednesday highlighted the plight of international migrants, stressing that countries should increase efforts to protect their rights while ...

Brazil offers visas for Syrian refugees

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency Friday welcomed Brazil’s announcement that it will provide special humanitarian visas for Syrians and other nationals aff ...