UN launches initiative to improve road safety worldwide

Some 1.3 million drivers, passengers and pedestrians die each year on the world’s roads, the United Nations took a major step to address this tragedy by launching on Thursday a trust fund to spur action that could save lives and prevent the loss of opportunity associated with road accidents.

UN launches initiative to improve road safety worldwide
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Returning home, Afghans continue to face challenges in rebuilding their lives – UN agencies

In 2017, about 58,000 Afghan refugees voluntarily returned to their country after decades aboard only to be met with protection risks and “significant” barriers to long-term reintegration into society, two United Nations agencies working in the Asian country reported on Thursday.

Returning home, Afghans continue to face challenges in rebuilding their lives – UN agencies
April 12, 2018 at 10:03AM : International People Search
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UN human rights experts urge Viet Nam not to stifle dissenting voices

United Nations experts have urged Viet Nam not to crackdown on civil society or stifle dissent, after the authorities jailed several human rights defenders for “conducting activities to overthrow the people’s government” – a charge that carries the possibility of the death sentence or life imprisonment.

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April 12, 2018 at 09:16AM
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Despite drop in numbers, desperate migrants to Europe face greater perils, UN refugee agency reports

While the number of migrants and refugees reaching Europe declined last year, the dangers they faced along the journey in many cases increased, according to a new report from the United Nations refugee agency.

Despite drop in numbers, desperate migrants to Europe face greater perils, UN refugee agency reports
April 11, 2018 at 01:21PM : International People Search
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UNESCO condemns deadly attack on World Heritage site that claimed seven lives in DR Congo

The lives of six guards and their driver were taken Monday during an attack on the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation in the Virunga Park, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – drawing condemnation from the UN agency.    

UNESCO condemns deadly attack on World Heritage site that claimed seven lives in DR Congo
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April 11, 2018 at 08:39AM

UN report documents horrors faced by thousands held in arbitrary detention in Libya

Armed groups in Libya are holding thousands of people in detention where they are being submitted to torture and other human rights violations, according to a United Nations report published on Tuesday.

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April 10, 2018 at 03:34PM
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UN migration agency rolls out regional response to ongoing Venezuelans exodus

The United Nations migration agency on Tuesday launched a regional action plan to bolster its response to massive population outflows from Venezuela, amid the worsening political and socio-economic situation in the South American country.

UN migration agency rolls out regional response to ongoing Venezuelans exodus
April 10, 2018 at 10:42AM : International People Search
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With fair play, tolerance and team spirit, sport can score for peace and development, say UN officials

The United Nations can make its voice heard on the power of sport in promoting both peace and development, a senior UN official said Monday, urging participants at a special Headquarters event to “bring out our inner sports fans,” and harness sport as a force for positive change.

With fair play, tolerance and team spirit, sport can score for peace and development, say UN officials
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April 09, 2018 at 03:26PM

With fair play, tolerance and team spirit, sport can score for peace and development, say UN officials

The United Nations can make its voice heard on the power of sport in promoting both peace and development, a senior UN official said Monday, urging participants at a special Headquarters event to “bring out our inner sports fans,” and harness sport as a force for positive change.

With fair play, tolerance and team spirit, sport can score for peace and development, say UN officials
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UN launches global network of judges to strengthen integrity in courts

The United Nations on Monday launched an initiative to connect judges around the world so that they can learn from each other about ways to strengthen integrity in courts, such as by preventing corruption and undue political interference into judicial appointments and decisions.

UN launches global network of judges to strengthen integrity in courts
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