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Secretary-General Appoints Mary Kirtley Waters Director, United Nations Information Centre, Washington, D.C.

Feb 04, 2019

SG/A/1854-BIO/5176-PI/2249 4 FEBRUARY 2019 Secretary-General Appoints Mary Kirtley Waters of United States Director, United…

World must do more to tackle ‘shadowy’ mercenary activities undermining stability in Africa, says UN chief

Feb 04, 2019

With mercenaries undermining global peace and security and weakening States’ capacities to protect their people, the UN …

World Cancer Day: Early cervical cancer diagnosis could save lives of over 300,000 women

Feb 04, 2019

Cervical cancer kills more than 300,000 women every year, with one woman diagnosed every minute, despite the fact that it …

UN calls for support to implement Central Africa’s newly minted peace agreement

Feb 02, 2019

After 10 days of negotiations, the Central African government and 14 armed groups reached a peace agreement on Saturday, a…

Call to revitalize ‘language of the ancestors’ for survival of future generations: Indigenous chief

Feb 01, 2019

Hundreds of ancestral languages have gone silent in recent generations, taking with them the c…

‘Leaders who sanction hate speech’ encourage citizens to do likewise, UN communications chief tells Holocaust remembrance event

Jan 31, 2019

The Holocaust illustrates how easily “people can move from condoning brutality, to committing ge…

Top envoy to Yemen praises ‘flexibility’ of chief negotiators as new UN mission chief is named

Jan 31, 2019

The UN Special Envoy for Yemen said on Thursday that the main negotiators for the warring sides were continuing to show th…

Syria: ‘Violence, displacement’ and cold kill 11 infants ‘in the past two days’

Jan 31, 2019

“Violence, displacement and extremely harsh conditions” in northern and eastern Syria ha…

Boom in Artificial Intelligence patents, points to ‘quantum leap’ in tech: UN report

Jan 31, 2019

The “upsurge” in patent applications for devices and machines powered by Artificial Intell…

Human trafficking cases hit a 13-year record high, new UN report shows

Jan 29, 2019

The latest Global Report On Trafficking In Persons, released on Tuesday by the United Nations Of…