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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 […]

MARRAKECH: Ban hails ‘new dawn of cooperation on climate change,’ urges action on Paris accord

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Ten days after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change, world leaders showed strong support for the implementation of this agreement at the opening of the high-level segment of the United Nations Climate Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, (COP 22) today. “Countries have strongly supported the Agreement because they realize their own […]

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