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A UN expert advocates for World Parliamentary Assembly

Listen / Alfred de Zayas

The idea of a world body of elected parliamentarians who can express the views of ordinary people is gathering momentum, according to a United Nations independent expert. Alfred de Zayas, the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, spoke to journalists after presenting his report to the General Assembly on [...]

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Chinese pianist Lang Lang appointed Messenger of Peace

Listen / Secretary General meeting with Lang Lang

Chinese pianist Lang Lang has been chosen as a UN Messenger of Peace to boost efforts to improve education for the world's poorest children. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made the announcement during a news conference at UN headquarters on Monday. Recent UN data indicates 57 million primary school-aged children were still out of school. Mr. Lang [...]

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Leaving human rights unredressed can hamper development: UN expert

Listen / Pablo de Greiff

A United Nations expert has warned that leaving human rights violations unredressed can constitute an obstacle to development. Pablo de Greiff, Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, spoke to reporters after presenting his report to the General Assembly on Monday. He said when left unaddressed, human rights violations [...]

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World renowned pianist Lang Lang becomes "Messenger of Peace"

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) designates world-renowned pianist Lang Lang as a United Nations Messenger of Peace

The world-renowned pianist, Lang Lang from China, has been designated a United Nations Messenger of Peace with a special focus on global education. The designation ceremony took place at a press conference at United Nations Headquarters on Monday, 28 October. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Lang Lang has used his art and ability to inspire [...]

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Global South pioneers strategies for inclusive green economy

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Delegates from 150 countries gathered at the headquarters of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi on Monday to showcase and promote development solutions originating in the Global South, meaning Africa, Central and Latin America and most of Asia. The Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo is a powerful platform for the sharing and exchange of [...]

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UN Secretary-General urges OIC to help repair rifts between Muslim communities

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to do everything possible to rebuild confidence between Muslim communities. Secretary-General Ban spoke in the Security Council as it discussed cooperation between the United Nations and regional and sub-regional organizations. He said on Syria, ongoing cooperation between the two organizations includes [...]

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International Labour Organization (ILO) says enterprises, workers face tough environment

Listen / Guy Ryder

  ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has warned that IMF figures showing slower than anticipated economic growth reflect the difficult environment faced by enterprises and workers. Speaking at the 319th session of the ILO's Governing Body, Guy Ryder pointed out that unemployment is at record levels and wages are declining in a number of industrialized countries, [...]

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Human Rights chief details plans of possible office in Egypt

Listen / Navi Pillay

The UN Human Rights High Commissioner was in New York recently for her annual briefing to the General Assembly's Third Committee which deals with social, humanitarian and cultural issues. Navi Pillay sat down with UN Radio's Donn Bobb to discuss numerous global human rights concerns, including the ongoing unrest in Egypt following the ouster of [...]

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South-South Expo is held for first time in Africa

Listen / UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner (l), Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, Anne Waiguru, Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning, and UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson cut the ribbon at the opening of the Expo.

Developing countries can provide solutions for sustainable development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals to end extreme poverty by 2015. That's what United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on Monday told hundreds of high-level delegates from 150 countries at the start of the Global South-South Development Expo in Nairobi, Kenya. Deputy Secretary-General Eliasson said the [...]

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UN chief condemns killing of Tanzanian peacekeeper in DR Congo

Listen / Tanzanian peacekeeper in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the recent killing of a Tanzanian peacekeeper in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. According to a statement by the UN Spokespersons' Office on Sunday, the peacekeeper came under fire from the M23 rebel movement in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It [...]

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UNAMA condemns attack which killed 19 civilians

Listen / Ján Kubiš

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns Sunday's attack in the south-eastern province of Ghazni, in which an improvised explosive device (IED) detonation killed 19 civilians travelling in a mini-bus. Those killed included 16 women and children; another four women suffered serious injuries. The Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA, [...]

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ILO sharing knowledge and boosting green jobs

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Sharing experience for the promotion of green jobs can play a key role in helping countries to advance towards a greener and a more sustainable future. The International Labour Organization (ILO) says this is the aim of the ILO Solution Forum that's taking place this week in Nairobi, Kenya. The forum – part of the [...]

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