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SAMOA / SIDS OPENING WRAP

In the Samoan capital Apia, over 100 countries are currently meeting at a UN conference to discuss the issues faced by Small Island Developing States or SIDS. The conference is looking at ways of helping those countries to deal with issues like climate change – with a clear focus to build partnerships to find solutions. [...]

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SAMOA / PRINCE OF SALEAPAGA

The villagers of Siupapa, sub-village of Saleapaga, the Prime Minister of Samoa’s Village, are waiting in anticipation. A very rare ceremony is happening. During the Small Islands Conference in Samoa, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is visiting Siupapa – the village that has decided to name him not only a new “Matai”, chief – but also [...]

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UNDP / HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT

UNDP's 2014 Human Development Report on vulnerability and resilience warns that 2.2 billion people are poor or near-poor and calls for universal provision of basic social services, and stronger policies for social protection and full employment to advance and secure development progress.  UNDP  

24 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / WORLD DRUG PROBLEM

Senior United Nations officials called for a greater focus on development activities and alternative crops in countries where the tight grip of drug lords has disrupted peace, security and development, such as in Afghanistan and Myanmar. UNIFEED -UNTV

15 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / MDG REPORT WRAP

With the 2015 deadline for achieving the landmark Millennium Development Goals (MDG) less that 550 days away,  Ban Ki-moon launched the final push towards the United Nations targets – many of which have been met or are within reach – and urged a strong, ambitious successor blueprint "that will leave no one behind." UNIFEED-UNTV

7 Jul 2014 | Read More »

FAO / MDG AWARDS

UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recognizes Chile, China and Morocco as the latest in a growing list of countries to reduce hunger, but urges stronger efforts to eradicate undernourishment. FAO

16 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / UGANDA PGA WRAP

Uganda's foreign minister Sam Kutesa has been elected by acclamation to become the 69th president of the General Assembly. UNIFEED-UNTV

11 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / SUSTAINABLE FUTURE CONCERT

As part of the United Nations-driven process to craft a new sustainable development agenda, a spectacular line up of global artists hit the stage at the world body’s New York Headquarters, adding their voices and talents to the unprecedented global conversation under way to build a sustainable future. UNIFEED – UNTV

9 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / SUSTAINABLE FUTURE CONCERT PREPS

Performing artists Emanuel Jal and Machel Montano among others are set to take the stage this evening at the UN to highlight the significance of the year 2015: a once-in-a generation opportunity to set the world on a sustainable course and to take decisive action toward a peaceful and prosperous future for the planet and [...]

6 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / SUSTAINABLE ENERGY CLOSER

At the closing of the UN sustainable energy forum, the former president of Mexico Felipe Calderón said that it was possible to have economic growth, job creation and poverty reduction while tackling climate change, adding that it won't happen by itself, the alternative will be "too late and too expensive." UNIFEED-UNTV

6 Jun 2014 | Read More »

 

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