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Deputy UN chief highlights stronger AU-UN partnership to benefit Africa’s youth

Deputy UN chief highlights stronger AU-UN partnership to benefit Africa’s youth

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Monday called for strengthening the relationship between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations to deliver on promised development for Africa’s youth. Addressing her…

World mourns passing of Babatunde Osotimehin, ‘a champion of health for all’

World mourns passing of Babatunde Osotimehin, ‘a champion of health for all’

Secretary-General António Guterres and other senior United Nations officials have paid tribute to Babatunde Osotimehin, the Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), who passed away suddenly this morning…

African Union and United Nations sign new partnership framework

African Union and United Nations sign new partnership framework

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the Chairperson of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, today signed a new landmark framework to strengthen partnership between the two organizations on peace…

Election delay in Somalia raises risks of manipulation, United Nations warns

Election delay in Somalia raises risks of manipulation, United Nations warns

A new delay in Somalia’s elections is a matter of “immediate concern,” raising fears that the process is being politically manipulated and that the latest postponement may only be one…

A peak into African children’s dreams

A peak into African children’s dreams

Every day, humanitarian aid workers stand on the front lines of war and disaster, braving great dangers to deliver assistance to those in need. To pay tribute to these unsung…

Senior UN officials urge elimination of female genital mutilation by 2030

Senior UN officials urge elimination of female genital mutilation by 2030

The most senior United Nations officials are urging the world to eliminate female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2030, calling it a “violent practice” that scars girls for life, endangering their…

UN health agency announces start of Ebola vaccine testing

UN health agency announces start of Ebola vaccine testing

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that it will begin conducting Ebola vaccination trials in Guinea this week, which if found effective, could be the “game-changer to finally end…

UN marks launch of ‘Kwibuka 20’ in remembrance of Rwanda genocide

UN marks launch of ‘Kwibuka 20’ in remembrance of Rwanda genocide

Ahead of the twentieth anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today honoured the launch of “Kwibuka 20,” a series of events commemorating the tragedy, and urged the…

Children can now file complaints with the United Nations

Children can now file complaints with the United Nations

A new legal instrument allowing children or their representatives to file a complaint with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child is set to go into effect…

Global partners commit $12 billion to UN-backed fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria

Global partners commit $12 billion to UN-backed fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) welcomed today a $12 billion commitment by international partners to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at its fourth replenishment meeting…

Ban Ki-moon appoints South Africa’s Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka as new head of UN women’s agency

Ban Ki-moon appoints South Africa’s Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka as new head of UN women’s agency

Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, then South Africa’s Minister of Minerals and Energy, seen here during a press briefing on August 29 2002 at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg.…

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