Transforming the world requires input from all society: UN deputy chief

International efforts to create a world where no one is left behind will only become a reality if all sectors in society participate, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General told ambassadors in New York on Wednesday.

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Urgent action needed to avoid war, alleviate suffering in Gaza – UN envoy tells Security Council

Gaza is on the verge of collapse and its people becoming increasingly desperate, a United Nations envoy told the Security Council Wednesday, urging international action to avoid another war, alleviate suffering and empower more responsible government within the enclave.
 

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Tackling corruption ‘from the top down’ essential, declares UN chief, marking key global treaty

Corruption and complicity know no geographical boundaries, and it is society’s most vulnerable who get hurt the most, senior United Nations officials said on Wednesday, calling on Government leaders to fight the scourge, “from the top down”.

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South Korea leads developed nations in household debt, UN expert warns

Despite being the world’s 11th largest economy, a significant number of South Koreans are living in “substandard” housing, faced with rising rents they can no longer afford, a United Nations rights expert said on Wednesday, noting that the country is now leads developed nations in levels of household debt.

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Europe and Eurasia: Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations Pete Marocco Travels to Albania and Germany

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May 22, 2018


Deputy Assistant Secretary Pete Marocco will travel to Tirana, Albania and Stuttgart, Germany May 24-31.

On May 26, Deputy Assistant Secretary Marocco will participate in the 15th Southeast European Meeting in Tirana, Albania and will meet with Western Balkans leaders on regional security and countering violent extremism. During his time in Stuttgart, he will have consultations at EUCOM and AFRICOM military bases.



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New project safeguards Rohingya refugees; boosts local farming – UN migration agency

A major canal dredging project underway in Southern Bangladesh to protect Rohingya refugees from monsoon floods, will have the added benefit of boosting local agriculture, the United Nations migration agency said Tuesday.

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Armed gangs force ‘growing number’ to flee north and south, in Central America

The number of people fleeing violence and persecution from States in Central America, including Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, has risen by nearly 60 per cent in the space of just a year, the UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR) has warned.

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UN calls on Algeria to stop expelling thousands of sub-Saharan African migrants

The United Nations human rights office (OHCHR) has called on the Algerian Government to stop collectively expelling thousands of migrants, particularly from sub-Saharan Africa, saying it violates international human rights law.

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May 22, 2018 at 11:01AM
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Human rights under attack, ‘no longer a priority; a pariah’ – UN rights chief

The world is sliding back on human rights and its principles are under attack in all corners of the globe, the top United Nations rights official warned on Tuesday, urging people everywhere to show “fierce and passionate commitment” in defending them.

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Rich variety of life on earth essential says UN chief Guterres, marking biological diversity day

The welfare and prosperity of people now and in the future, depends on a “rich variety of life on earth” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in his message for the International Day for Biological Diversity, marked on Tuesday. 

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