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U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres: My vision for a better United Nations

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When I was growing up reading history books as a young student, it seemed all wars had a winner. Yet in today’s wars, it is increasingly clear that no one ...

Syrian refugee says more than food needed to nourish dreams

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DAVOS, Switzerland – Yusra Mardini, the Syrian swimmer who inspired the world at last summer’s Rio Olympic Games, has made an impassioned appeal to global leaders in Davos to ensure ...

New Poll Finds 88 Percent of Americans Support Active Engagement at the United Nations

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Washington, D.C. (January 4, 2017) — After a contentious national election, a new poll conducted by a bipartisan research team and released today by the Better World Campaign finds that ...

Asset Owners With £2 Trillion Launch Climate Investment Tracker Transition Pathway Initiative

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Thirteen leading international asset owners and five asset managers with over £2 trillion under management have launched the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) to better understand how the transition to a ...

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017

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Ageing and health

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Between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the world's population over 60 years will nearly double from 12% to 22%. By 2020, the number of people aged 60 years and ...

Security Council strongly condemns terrorist attack in Jerusalem that kills 4 Israelis

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9 January 2017 – The Security Council has strongly denounced the terrorist attack in Jerusalem yesterday, in which four Israelis were killed and 15 injured. In a press statement issued ...

Joint Statement on Syria

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Ertharin Cousin, World Food Programme Executive Director Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director Stephen O’Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General Filippo Grandi, United ...

Connectivity is a lifeline for refugees

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By Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees They were fresh off the boat — a group of Syrian refugees who had fled their homes, travelled halfway across Turkey and placed their ...

South Asia's women suffer as climate migration rises

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Hafiza Khatun remembers one morning two years ago. Her husband had come running back from work in a state of distress. The embankment wall that kept the ocean at bay ...

Working as one UN to address the root environmental causes of ill health

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
There are many compelling reasons why we need to clean up the global environment. One of the most pressing is that a polluted environment is a deadly one. Every year,

Nominate

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2 mentions7 days ago
We are looking for the next unsung hero. Do you know an individual or group who are selflessly devoting their time to supporting people forced to flee their homes? Nominations ...

Aid workers share experiences of evacuations from eastern Aleppo, Syria

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Intensified fighting in eastern Aleppo starting in July 2016 resulted in thousands of people injured and killed, and has deprived the civilian population of essential services, including health care. In ...

I am Yusra. I am a refugee and I'm proud to stand for peace

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My name is Yusra. Yes, I’m the girl who swam for her life, then swam at the Olympics. Now I want to tell you another story. It’s about my other ...

5 steps towards ending hunger worldwide

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Amid the ruins of Aleppo, UNHCR sees signs of hope

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ALEPPO, Syria - UN agencies are rushing to provide urgent aid to the civilians of Aleppo and are finding fledgling signs of optimism for the future, according to Sajjad Malik,

Q&A: Far from being traumatized, most refugees are 'surprisingly resilient'

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GENEVA – For those fortunate to live in comfort and safety, the psychological impact of being driven from your home by war, persecution or disaster is difficult to imagine. The ...

One journalist killed every four days in 2016, UN agency finds

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17 January 2017 – More than 100 journalists were killed last year while doing their jobs, according to the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom. The UN Educational,

Restoring east Aleppo’s crippled clinics

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By: Scott Craig|9 January 2017 ALEPPO, Syria – Hollowed-out shells are all that remain of much of east Aleppo – rubble and twisted piles of concrete are everywhere. It is ...