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$2.5 billion new pledges to boost global anti-poverty goals

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The United Nations has received a total of $2.5 billion additional commitments in the race to achieve the global anti-poverty goals by the 2015 deadline. Representatives of Governments, private businesses and international organizations are behind the pledges made on Monday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly debate. Beng Poblete-Enriquez reports. Following a high-level [...]

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Mary Robinson, UN Envoy, says DRC peace plan "has proved its worth."

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The top United Nations envoy to the Great Lakes region of Africa has lauded the progress made regarding the UN-backed peace plan for the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Region. Mary Robinson was referring to the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework Agreement also called the "Framework for Hope." Speaking to the press at UN [...]

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Action urgently needed to protect children in Syria, says UNICEF

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The UN's Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for increased humanitarian access for civilians trapped by the conflict inside Syria. The agency says their situation is becoming increasingly desperate, and children continue to be cut off from urgently needed assistance. That includes safe drinking water, shelter, education and psychological support. UNICEF adds that medical supplies, including [...]

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Countries, international organizations urged to continue backing DRC peace plan

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meeting H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union

The Chairperson for the African Union Commission is calling for continued and strong support to the UN-backed peace plan for the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma made the remarks during a Mini-Summit to review the implementation of the peace, security and cooperation framework for the DRC and the Region. The "Framework of Hope" [...]

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World Bank pledges $700 million for women and children's health

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The World Bank Group has agreed to invest $700 million by 2015 to improve women and children's health in poor countries. The President of the Group, Jim Yong Kim, made the announcement on Monday during the annual UN General Assembly debate in New York. This new funding comes from the International Development Association (IDA), the [...]

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"Disability is not inability" says UN chief

Listen / A view of the Temporary General Assembly Hall as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (shown on screen) addresses the Assembly's high-level meeting on "The Way Forward: A Disability-Inclusive Development Agenda Towards 2015 and Beyond".

World leaders on Monday met to discuss the inclusion of people with disabilities in sustainable development. It is the first time that the UN General Assembly is holding a High-Level Meeting on Disabilities and Development. World leaders are expected to adopt a document, which, among other things, recognizes disability as an important human rights issue. [...]

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Ban says "success within reach" regarding UN global development goals

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Poverty has plummeted, health has begun to improve and literacy has soared. That's what UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, told participants at a High Level forum on the Millennium Development Goals or MDGs on Monday. The MDGs were launched in 2000 in New York during the UN General Assembly debate. Now, thirteen years later, Mr. [...]

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Countries to allow persons with disabilities free access to education, health and employment

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World leaders gathered at a High-Level meeting on disability and development have adopted a resolution that calls for disability-inclusive development. The resolution allows persons with disabilities opportunities to be fully included in education, health and employment opportunities. It is estimated that 15 per cent of the world's population, or one billion people, live with a [...]

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A dramatic drop in new HIV infections among children, adults: UNAIDS

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A remarkable 52 per cent drop in new HIV infections among children and a combined 33 per cent decrease among adults and children since 2001 was the highlight of a new UNAIDS report. As world leaders rally to review progress towards the Millennium Development Goals, Peter Ghys, the UNAIDS Chief of Data says many countries [...]

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The global AIDS epidemic has been halted and reversed: UNAIDS

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A new report from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) shows dramatic acceleration towards reaching 2015 global targets on HIV. UNAIDS says there has been a 52 per cent reduction in new HIV infections among children and a combined 33 per cent reduction among adults and children since 2001. AIDS-related deaths have also [...]

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ILO reports major strides in reduction of child labour

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The number of child labourers has declined by one third since 2000, from 246 million to 168 million, according to a new report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). ILO says although this was significant achievement, the rate of decline is not enough to achieve the goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour [...]

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