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UN conference examines sustainable transport financing for developing countries

The first-ever United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conferencewrapped up today in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, with participants deliberating the needs of countries in special situations – mostly least developed countries – and avenues for financing sustainable transport. “Sustainable transport is a challenge for all countries, but countries in special situations, including least developed countries, landlocked […]

16 days of activism 2016

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute coordinated by […]

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

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 […]