NEW YORK, USA ----On International Mother Earth Day, the United Nations is urging greater efforts to promote sustainable development and use of renewable energy sources, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealing for worldwide changes in attitude and practice to curb the negative impact of human activity on the planet.
NEW YOR, USA --- Disaster risk reduction and climate change are closely linked, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed, reiterating to the world community his key priorities through the next year as preparations continue for the 2015 world conference on reducing risk from natural disasters.
HONOLULU, Hawaii — The commander of U.S. Army Pacific said the military's presence in the region won't diminish despite cuts elsewhere.
WASHINGTON, USA ----United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended the Climate Leaders’ Summit in Washington, D.C., recalling the importance of keeping global warming as a top concern in the development agenda, and urging Governments to reach a universal legal climate deal by the end of the year.
WASHINGTON DC, USA ---- The fourth annual Commonwealth and La Francophonie dialogue with the G20, which took place at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC on 7 April, ended with a call to keep the keep the focus on assisting developing countries. Particular attention was paid to the needs ...
WASHINGTON D.C, USA ----– At a signing ceremony held on the occasion of the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings Papua New Guinea’s Treasurer Patrick Pruaitch and Axel van Trotsenburg, Vice President for the East Asia and Pacific Region at the World Bank, signed agreements that will officially release US$150 million in ...
NEW YORK, USA ----United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today joined a prominent roster of global leaders, campaigners and celebrities in Washington, D.C. to help launch a new worldwide campaign that aims to get 57 million children into school.
NEW YORK, USA ---- Member States today kicked off a week-long assessment at United Nations Headquarters of action taken over the past 20 years to improve people’s lives and address population issues amid changes in ageing, fertility, mortality, migration and urbanization.
NEW YORK, USA ----The United Nations is calling on global citizens to become part of its team to harness the power of sport to build a better world for all as it marks the first ever International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
HONOLULU, Hawaii -----Hawaii isn't required to fund Medicaid for migrants from three Pacific Island nations in Micronesia to make up for a reduction in federal funding, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, USA ----- The United States will send 1,150 Marines to Australia in April, bolstering the roughly 200-member force already in Darwin, officers said Monday.
NEW YORK, USA ---- To mark World Water Day, the United Nations is highlighting the key role that water and energy play in economic development and the eradication of poverty worldwide, and calling for strong measures to ensure their efficient and equitable use.
WASHINGTON, USA ----- A massive international online child pornography ring, with links to victims in Australia and New Zealand, has been dismantled in the US.
NEW YORK, USA ---- Gender equality is not just a concern for women and girls, a panel of experts gathered at the United Nations in New York stressed today, highlighting the need to engage men and boys as allies and agents of change in this global struggle.
NEW YORK, USA ---– Women’s human rights have come a long way but there is still much to do and little time to do it in, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today opening the 2014 session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which this year will ...
NEW YORK, USA ----- To mark International Women's Day, the United Nations family is spotlighting a simple truth: achieving equality for women and girls is essential not merely because it is a matter of fairness and fundamental human rights, but because progress in so many other areas depends on it.
NEW YORK, USA ---- According to Ambassador Robert G. Aisi, permanent representative of Papua New Guinea at the United Nations and chair of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) group, the Pacific embraces the call to ‘put statistics at the heart of the debate’ by including a standalone cross-cutting ...
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NEW YORK, USA ----As we commemorate International Women’s Day and celebrate the many achievements of women and girls, we should also remember that for far too many, the ability to live a healthy, productive life free from violence, to fully enjoy their rights, remains an aspiration. So today is also ...
Tue 04 Mar 2014 -
NEW YORK, US --- Today we join the people of the world in celebration of the progress made for women’s rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality. We also acknowledge that progress has been slow, uneven and in some cases women and girls face new and more complex challenges.
HONOLULU, Hawaii ----The Honolulu Museum of Art has discovered two paintings from late 16th-century Korea in its collection, including one that's been called an “earth-shattering” find.
NEW YORK, USA ----- The first preparatory meeting for the Third International Conference for Small Island Developing States, to be held in September in Apia, Samoa, began in earnest Monday in New York.
NEW YORK, USA ---- The annual session of the United Nations Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations commenced in New York Monday.
NEW YORK, USA ----- While drawing attention to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the International Year of Small Island Developing States – which kicked off today at the United Nations – is also a chance to address increasing environmental degradation, and social and economic marginalization in ...
NEW YORK, USA --- The water, sanitation and sustainable energy crises are the among the world’s pre-eminent development challenges, senior United Nations officials warned today, urging Member States to adopt coherent integrated policies and innovative strategies to tackle these issues, which take a tragic toll on the lives of millions ...
U.S. President Barack Obama signed on Sept. 18, 2013 a law conveying 3-mile submerged lands to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, only to temporarily withhold the transfer to local control of five offshore lands four months later or on Jan. 15, 2014.
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