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UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia statement on Mogadishu UN attack

Mogadishu – The UN Special Representative for the Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, condemned the violent attack on the United Nations Common Compound in Mogadishu. At about 11:30 this morning, a pickup truck rigged with explosives was detonated outside the gate of the UN compound,Lue lisää (englanti)

UN Summit concludes with global action plan to achieve development goals

Secretary-General secures more than $40 billion for women’s and children’s health New York — A United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) concluded today with the adoption of a global action plan to achieve the eight anti-poverty goals by their 2015 targetLue lisää (englanti)

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UN agencies combine efforts to tackle gender-based violence on this year’s International Women’s Day

The renewed effort focuses on what drives men to become violent and asks what can be done to stop it Bangkok, Thailand - Today on International Women’s Day, women and men around the globe come together to rally, discuss and take action to stop violence against women and girls. The United NationsLue lisää (englanti)

UN agencies laud agreement on REDD+ reached in Cancun

Heads of the three UN agencies involved in the UN-REDD Programme (FAO, UNDP and UNEP) call the REDD+ agreement a positive step forward in the conservation and sustainable management of the world's forests Geneva, Switzerland- The UN-REDD Programme, a collaborative initiative of the Food andLue lisää (englanti)

UN and government specialists discuss global anticorruption efforts in Brazil

Brasilia - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) opened today a two-day meeting with 90 anticorruption experts from 50 countries in Brasilia, Brazil, to assess global trends and challenges, share best practices on how to prevent and control corruption and boost transparency andLue lisää (englanti)

UN assists flood victims in Ouagadougou

The local authorities are still busy trying to count the number of people affected by the flood.  Zouarata Ouedraogo lost her house and belongings and came for the registration where she reports the status of her family (Photo: Kerstin Gosse/UNDP)“Early in the morning, water began to pourLue lisää (englanti)

UN attack in Kabul

Statement by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan Kai Eide Video Reportage from AP This is a very dark day for the UN in Afghanistan. I strongly condemn the attack this morning on a guest house here in Kabul, for which the Taliban has claimed Lue lisää (englanti)

UN brings together opposing Sudanese tribes in historic peace talks

Amidst the cheering, drumming and dancing of women from  Sudan’s Missiriya tribe in Um Khaer village in the Sudanese county of Abyei, a group of Missiriya representatives from this traditionally nomadic tribe gathered on December 14, 2009  for a historic meeting with representatives fromLue lisää (englanti)

UN envoys focus on Myanmar's development

The Secretary-General's Special Adviser for Myanmar Vijay Nambiar and the United Nations Development Programme's Asia Director Ajay Chhibber arrived in the country yesterday for a five-day visit in which they will meet with Government authorities, political parties and civil societyLue lisää (englanti)

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