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Water resources ‘a reason for cooperation, not conflict,’ Ban tells Security Council

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Noting that three quarters of UN Member States share rivers or lake basins with their neighbours, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the value of water resources as a reason for cooperation, not conflict. “The need for coordination in water management is especially compelling for the more than 260 international rivers and at least […]

UN Women’s ‘Orange the World’ kicks off 16 days of activism to fight gender-based violence

special event entitled “Orange the World: Raise Money to end Violence against Women,” commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November). UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The extent to which violence is embedded in society means that uprooting it is everyone’s job, senior United Nations official said today, lamenting that violence against women and girls continue to be a low priority on the international development agenda and urging more action – and more funding – to end the pandemic of such […]

MARRAKECH: UN chief urges rapid increase of funding to address climate change

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As the United Nations Climate Conference, known as COP 22, continued its work today in Marrakech, Morocco, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged greater efforts to mobilize funding to address climate change, especially to support developing countries. “Finance and investment hold the key to achieving low-emissions and resilient societies,” Mr. Ban said in remarks read by his […]

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