‘We need to stand up now’ for the elderly: urges UN rights expert on World Day

In the coming decade, the number of persons aged 60 or over is projected to grow by 46 per cent, making the increase in those officially classified as elderly, one of the “most significant transformations of this century,” the United Nations declared on Tuesday, marking the International Day of Older Persons. 

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September 30, 2019 at 02:19PM
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Yemen prisoner release boosts hopes of peace at last for war-weary civilians

Hopes for a possible end to the war in Yemen grew slightly on Monday, following the news that nearly 300 detainees have been released as a gesture of goodwill by Houthi forces, pitted against the Government of Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

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September 30, 2019 at 08:06AM
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Despite grappling with Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh is ‘development miracle’

Despite global turbulence and economic uncertainty, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh told the General Assembly on Friday evening that her country has often been cited as a “development miracle”.

Despite grappling with Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh is ‘development miracle’
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Sudan at the start of ‘long road to recovery’, UN chief tells high-level meeting

Sudan is now on the long road to socio-economic recovery, following the establishment of a civilian-led government, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a high-level meeting on Friday, at UN Headquarters in New York.

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September 27, 2019 at 12:36PM
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At UN, Modi outlines development successes, says India gave world ‘Buddha, not war’

In his address to the UN General Assembly’s general debate on Friday, the Prime Minister of India outlined how the world’s largest democracy has embodied the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in its work towards “peace, development and progress in the world”.

At UN, Modi outlines development successes, says India gave world ‘Buddha, not war’
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Island nations on climate crisis frontline ‘not sitting idly by’

Small island nations are “not sitting idly by” but are emerging as “frontrunners” in the fight against climate change according to Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, the UN High Representative for Small Island Developing States.

Island nations on climate crisis frontline ‘not sitting idly by’
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Mirrored classroom display highlights scale of massive education crisis

A non-profit dedicated to exposing the severity of the global education crisis has been inviting delegates to the UN General Assembly inside a tiny mirrored installation this week, to drive home the reality that around 260 million children are missing from classrooms around the world.

Mirrored classroom display highlights scale of massive education crisis
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UN shipping agency urges more women to climb aboard, fuel sustainable growth

The historically male-dominated shipping industry should clear the decks for a new generation of women, whose empowerment would help fuel economic growth, and speed up the drive towards “safe, secure, clean and sustainable shipping”.

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UN chief sets out roadmap to ‘raise ambition’, fund sustainable development

In his opening remarks to the High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development, held at UN headquarters in New York on Thursday, UN chief António Guterres outlined his roadmap for financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the UN’s blueprint for the transition to a healthier planet and a fairer world.

UN chief sets out roadmap to ‘raise ambition’, fund sustainable development
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As ‘the last European divided country’, Cyprus president tells General Assembly, UN is ‘the only way forward’

The past 45 years of “unacceptable status quo” has prevented lasting peace and stability in Cyprus, President Nicos Anastasiades told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday.

As ‘the last European divided country’, Cyprus president tells General Assembly, UN is ‘the only way forward’
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