Tag Archives: United Nations

12Dec/16

Portugal’s Guterres sworn in as next U.N. secretary-general

Antonio Guterres of Portugal is sworn in as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, pledging U.N. reform when he takes over the position on January 1, 2017.

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11Dec/16

Nobel laureate Satyarthi questions world’s stand on children education

Indian child rights activist and laureate Kailash Satyarthi questions the world’s stand on children’s education, saying the countries around the globe were spending money on weapons and wars instead of investing in education.

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14Nov/16

2016 set to be hottest on record, stoked by man-made warming – WMO

The world is set to have its hottest year on record, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.

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25Oct/16

The end of ‘The Jungle’

(NVO) – French workers begin demolishing the Calais migrant “Jungle”, with officials hoping that its thousands of residents evacuate peacefully. Gavino Garay reports.
They’re tearing down the Jungle..the migrant camp in Calais that’s become a symbol of the EU’s failure to deal with Europe’s migration crisis.
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24Oct/16

Zimbabwe cash shortage brings back ‘bad memories’

Zimbabwe’s fragile economic situation is lurching towards fresh depths amid indications that United States dollar denominations are disappearing from circulation. The development has triggered speculation of a conspiracy to wipe out US dollar notes to pave way for the planned introduction of bond notes, a local currency by the government. Last week Zimbabwe cleared its 15-year-old financial arrears with the International Monetary Fund, a first step towards a new IMF loan program for the cash-starved country.
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25Aug/16
wreckage of the DC6B plane carrying Dag Hammarskjold in a forest near Ndola, Zambia

U.N. chief wants review of any new details on crash that killed Hammarskjold

UNITED NATIONS Aug 24 (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recommended on Wednesday that the world body appoint an eminent person to review any new information uncovered about a 1961 plane crash that killed then U.N. chief Dag Hammarskjold.
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29Mar/16

Malawi struggles to host thousands of Mozambicans escaping violence.

Hundreds of Mozambicans continue to cross over the border into neighbouring Malawi as they escape fighting between rebels and government forces in the country’s west. The UN is increasing support to cater for a growing number of affected civilians.

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12Feb/16
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry

World powers announce ceasefire for Syria

World powers have announced a plan for humanitarian aid and a nationwide ceasefire for Syria, but officials warn the future for the conflict-ridden country remains cloudy. Nathan Frandino has more.
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26Jan/16
Nicaragua's Las Canoa reservoir , which was left dry by the El Nino phenomenon

2015 hottest year on record – WMO

The U.N.’s World Meteorological Organization confirms that 2015 was hottest year on record, as part of a longer-term trend.

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12Jan/16

“Severely malnourished” children in besieged Madaya eating grass to survive, U.N. says

Severely malnourished children in Madaya are eating grass and leaves to survive, the U.N. says after aid convoy reaches the besieged Syrian town for first time in months.
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