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15. – CULTURE

UN / WWI CHRISTMAS TRUCE

UN officials and ambassadors commemorated the Centenary of the First World War Christmas Truce, when German and British soldiers spontaneously put down their guns, sang Christmas Carrols and played football together. UNIFEED – UNTV

5 Dec 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / FINANCIAL BEHAVIOR

Development policies need re-hauling to reflect how people’s minds really work, a new World Bank study argues.   This could help form and realize development goals, including that of breaking poverty cycles from one generation to the next, the study says. WORLD BANK

2 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / ST FRANCIS MANUSCRIPTS

Thirteen medieval manuscripts from the Sacred Convent of St. Francis in Assisi left Italy for the first time in 700 years. The documents are currently being displayed at United Nations headquarters. They will be later shown to the general public at Brooklyn Borough Hall until mid-January. UNIFEED-UNTV

27 Nov 2014 | Read More »

GA / #IMAGINE PROJECT

To mark the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most widely ratified legal agreement to protect child rights, UNICEF hosted an event at the General Assembly featuring the #IMAGINE Project – one of the world's largest-ever combined music recordings, to one of the world's most loved songs, John Lennon's [...]

20 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / LANG LANG

World-renowned concert pianist and UN Messenger of Peace Lang Lang along with 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting are set to perform this evening at a concert organized in observance of  United Nations Day (24 Oct). UNIFEED-UNTV/RECENT

24 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / SPORTS FOR PEACE PALESTINE

Speaking at a General Assembly debate on Sport for Development and Peace, the Israeli representative recalled the terrorist attack that killed 11 Israelis during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich and said that today "Israeli athletes still have to contend with discrimination." The Palestinian representative said  "Israel has broken all records when it comes to human [...]

20 Oct 2014 | Read More »

NEW YORK / GLOBAL CITIZEN

Surrounded by a roaring crowd of an estimated 60,000 people, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was joined  by a star-studded roster of the world’s leading performers as he helped kick-off the third annual Global Citizen Festival – a celebration of global unity and a reaffirmation of the will to address the planet’s most pressing issues. [...]

6 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / EID PREPARATIONS

Residents of Mogadishu flocked to markets around Somalia's capital to stock up on supplies ahead of celebrations that will mark Eid al-Adha, known as the feast of sacrifice. AMISOM

3 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / UNAIDS VICTORIA BECKHAM WRAP

The new UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador, Victoria Beckham, said “Babies should not be born with HIV.” Beckham, who recently traveled to South Africa, said ”everybody deserves the right to health. It shouldn't be dependent on where you live or where you were born.” UNIFEED – UNTV

25 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT

A senior UN official said that despite the developmental progress made, it is still “limited to the wealthy.” He said that the one billion people leaving poverty are still “stagnated while the rest of the world gets richer”. UNIFEED-UNTV

22 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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