Bring the United Nations closer to the people, urges Assembly President in her inaugural speech

The new session of the United Nations General Assembly opened on Wednesday with its President pledging to use her year in office to bring the world body closer to the people and strengthen their sense of ownership and support for the UN.

Bring the United Nations closer to the people, urges Assembly President in her inaugural speech
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Eritrea: Peace deal prompts hope of internal reforms, to improve fundamental human rights

The peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia has raised hopes that improving human rights will be front and centre on Eritrea’s path forward, according to a United Nations Special Rapporteur on Tuesday.

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September 18, 2018 at 12:48PM
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Kenya makes progress in supporting people with albinism, but ‘much remains to be done’ says UN expert

Despite improvements for persons with Albinism in Kenya who have historically suffered attacks and discrimination, a United Nations expert has signaled that “much remains to be done”, especially when it comes to accessing equal treatment under the law.

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September 18, 2018 at 08:57AM
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Keeping order in the General Assembly: The strange saga of how a Viking gavel was broken, then lost, then carved again

If you’re a keen observer of the United Nations General Assembly, you may have noticed the body’s President wields a very unusual looking gavel. It is a gift from Iceland, and there’s a very interesting story behind it.

Keeping order in the General Assembly: The strange saga of how a Viking gavel was broken, then lost, then carved again
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Human Rights Council hears plea for victims of ‘brutal’ sexual violence in South Sudan

The plight of South Sudan’s women and girls “should no longer be ignored”, UN investigators told the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, citing the disturbing testimonies of sexual abuse victims who have been treated by soldiers and militias as the “spoils” of the more than five-year conflict.

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September 17, 2018 at 10:16AM
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Senior UN official calls on Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian village in the West Bank

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, expressed concern on Monday “at the intention of the Israeli authorities to demolish the Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar/Abu Al-Helu” in the West Bank,  where 181 Palestinians currently live, more than half of whom are children.

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September 17, 2018 at 07:56AM
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Now is a ‘pivotal time for climate action’ says UN chief, looking to ozone layer gains

As record-breaking heat has been enveloping the earth this year, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said it was also “a pivotal time for climate action”, marking  the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, on Sunday.

Now is a ‘pivotal time for climate action’ says UN chief, looking to ozone layer gains
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Democracy ‘showing greater strain’ than at any time in decades, UN chief

Tackling economic and political inequality is at the root of strengthening democratic institutions at a time when they are under huge strain, said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday, marking the official International Day of Democracy.

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September 14, 2018 at 02:25PM
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‘Shadow’ of persistent inequality is growing, key UN human development report reveals

While health, education, and income levels have improved overall across the globe, “wide inequalities” both among and within countries, are casting a shadow on sustained human development, a new United Nations report shows.

‘Shadow’ of persistent inequality is growing, key UN human development report reveals
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FROM THE FIELD: Rwanda’s Green Villages benefit poorest

An innovative approach to supporting the poorest and most vulnerable in Rwanda, is helping to address environmental problems and achieve ambitious development goals there, according to the UN Development Programme, UNDP.

FROM THE FIELD: Rwanda’s Green Villages benefit poorest
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