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UN chief calls for “immediate end” to airstrikes in Syria

Listen / A primary school in Hujjaira, Rural Damascus, Syria, damaged due to continuous violence in the area. Photo: UNICEF/M. Abdulaziz

The “intense air assault” that has killed and maimed scores of Syrian civilians over the last several days has been condemned by the UN chief. Ban Ki-moon denounced the indiscriminate shelling that has been reported in Aleppo, including strikes on schools said to have killed a number of children. The airstrikes have also left eastern [...]

20 Nov 2016 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Former astronaut Scott Kelly appointed UN Champion for Space

Listen / New UN Champion for Space Scott Kelly with Director of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, Simonetta Di Pippo. UN Photo/Runa A.

Former astronaut Scott Kelly appointed UN Champion for Space A former American astronaut whose year-long journey in space captivated people worldwide will now help the United Nations to promote space as a tool for achieving sustainable development. Scott Kelly, who retired from the US space agency, NASA, in April, was on Sunday appointed United Nations [...]

20 Nov 2016 | Posted in High Level Forum: Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development, Today's News | Read More »

Forum explores link between space technology and development

Listen / First High Level Forum on Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Development has been organized by UNOOSA and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency.

Astronauts, heads of space agencies and representatives of the international space community are meeting in Dubai this week to explore ways to support global development. The first United Nations/United Arab Emirates High Level Forum on Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Development has been organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) [...]

20 Nov 2016 | Posted in High Level Forum: Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development, Today's News | Read More »

Young people are more prone to fall victim to road accidents

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Young people are more prone to fall victim to road accidents than adults according to the World Health Organization (WHO). UN figures show that nearly 1.3 million people are killed on the world's roads each year, a number which the WHO aims to reduce by promoting improved road safety. On the World Day of Remembrance [...]

20 Nov 2016 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

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