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UN Assembly President rings Nasdaq bell; sounds alarm on behalf of world’s endangered ocean

22.08.17 News Afternoon1

The President of the United Nations General Assembly opened the trading day in New York this morning to send the message that the world’s ocean health is in distress. “The ocean is in trouble,” said Peter Thomson prior to ringing the Opening Bell of the Nasdaq Stock Market in its Times Square headquarters. Outlining the […]

UN labour agency launches global panel to address rapid transformations in the world of work

22.08.17 News

The United Nations labour agency has launched a high-level international body that will chart the course towards a future of decent and sustainable work opportunities for all, and to tackle the challenges of delivering social justice in today’s rapidly transforming world of work. “It is fundamentally important that we confront these challenges from the conviction […]

More than 350,000 children vaccinated against polio in hard to reach areas of Syria – UN

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A United Nations polio vaccination campaign in Syria has provided protection to more than 355,000 children under age five in two governorates, where violence has made access especially difficult. In response to a recent outbreak of vaccine-derived polio in the country, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have completed […]

‘Racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or Islamophobia are poisoning our societies’ – UN chief

Secretary-General António Guterres speaks to journalists at a press encounter. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Urging people everywhere to speak out against hate speech and hate crimes, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today reiterated his call for tolerance, respect for the other and the importance of recognizing diversity. “Racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or Islamophobia are, as I mentioned yesterday, poisoning our societies,” the Secretary-General told journalists today at a briefing at the UN […]

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