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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.…

Kenya’s Mukhisa Kituyi appointed new head of UN Trade and Development body, UNCTAD

Kenya’s Mukhisa Kituyi appointed new head of UN Trade and Development body, UNCTAD

The General Assembly today confirmed the appointment of Mukhisa Kituyi of Kenya as Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for a four-year term, beginning on…

French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa needs major aid to fight AIDS, UN report says

French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa needs major aid to fight AIDS, UN report says

NEW YORK – Despite great progress within a short time, the 29 French-speaking countries of sub-Saharan Africa are lagging far behind other states in the region in the battle against…

Chinese investment in Africa up significantly, says IMF official

Antoinette Sayeh, the Africa Department director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Chinese investment in Africa is up significantly and is set to increase.

South Africa takes over presidency of UN Security Council

South Africa takes over presidency of UN Security Council

South Africa is emphasizing the importance of closer cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations in order to solve global problems.

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