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India: Climate emergency message resonates at world’s largest literature festival – UN News special report from Jaipur

New York/IBNS: Against the backdrop of India’s famed “pink city” of Jaipur, the world’s largest literature festival hosted the UN’s top representative in the country on Monday, who told audience members attending a special session on the climate emergency, that the Organization is working flat out to slow the pace of damaging climate change.

Indian actress Sheena Chohan awarded Human Rights Hero at the UN

New York, June 29 (IBNS): Indian actress Sheena Chohan has been awarded the prestigious Human Rights Hero Award at the United Nations in New York for her work enlightening more than 36 million people about their human rights.

UN global education envoy urges new funding for ‘lost generation’ of children forced out of classrooms by conflict

New York, Feb 20 (IBNS): A child’s “real passport” to the future – education – should be stamped in the classroom, not at a border checkpoint, UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown said on Tuesday.

Internet milestone reached, as more than 50 per cent go online: UN telecoms agency

New York, Dec 8 (IBNS): For the first time, more than half of the world’s population of nearly 8 billion will be using the internet by the end of 2018, the United Nations telecommunications agency announced on Friday.

Despite decades-long effort, one-in-five children worldwide out of school – UN cultural agency

New York, Mar 3 (JEN): Updated data reveals that some 263 million – one-in-five – children, adolescents and youth worldwide are out school, a figure that has barely changed over the past five years, according to a new United Nations cultural agency report.

UN Global Compact kicks off annual conference in Delhi

Kolkata, Apr 26 (IBNS): The United Nations Global Compact kicked off its two-day event on Wednesday, bringing together over 300 leaders from business, finance, civil society, government and the UN in New Delhi for its regional flagship event Making Global Goals Local Business - India.

Next gen, ‘lightning’ fast global communication network on track for 2020 entry – UN agency

New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News): A working group of the United Nations agency which coordinates telecommunication operations and services throughout the world completed on Thursday a cycle of studies on the key performance requirements of the next generation mobile networks (5G technology) for the International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT)-2020 system.

Sri M speaks at the UN meet of Peace Makers at Bangkok, Thailand

Kolkata, Dec 12 (IBNS): Mumtaz Ali,also known as Sri M, who is a spiritual guide and a social reformer has been invited by the United Nations to participate in the meeting on the role of religious leaders from the Asia-Pacific region in preventing incitement to violence that could lead to atrocity crimes held on Dec 6-7, Bangkok, Thailand.

DPI/NGO: UN conference adopts global education action agenda to mobilize civil society

New York, June 2 (Just Earth News): A global education action agenda affirming the importance of Sustainable Development Goal 4 – ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong opportunities for all – was adopted on Wednesday in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea.

DPI/NGO: UN conference reflects on quality divide in education

New York, June 1 (Just Earth News): The third Sustainable Development Goal – to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all – was front and centre at a United Nations conference in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, providing face-to-face opportunities for tackling a range of issues, including the education gap.

Marking World Radio Day, UN officials urge use of radio as 'lifeline' in human progress

New York, Feb 13 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The international community should strive to find ways for radio to do even more to help people during responses to the increasing number of emergencies and disasters facing the world, top United Nations officials said today, ahead of World Radio Day, celebrated each year on 13 February.

UN Member States outline information technology roadmap to achieve sustainable development

New York, Dec 18 (Just Earth News/IBNS) With the curtain closed on the two-day review by the United Nations General Assembly of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), Member States have adopted an outcome document which aims at bridging the digital divide, ensure freedom of speech, and address Internet governance to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

With new UN smartphone app, users can help feed Syrian refugee children with a simple tap

New York, Nov 13 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday launched a free app that will allow smartphone users worldwide to feed hungry children with a tap on their screens.

UN@70: Celebrating seven decades of Asia-Pacific growth, development & security

On this day, 70 years ago, the Charter of the United Nations came into force hope, rising from the ashes of World War II. For seven decades the UN has driven multilateralism for peace, security, development and human dignity – in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world. Although far from perfect, no other organisation has done more to "save succeeding generations from the scourge of war and to promote social progress and better standards of life" for all.

Global education targets at risk amid surge in out-of-school numbers, says UN report

New York, July 7 (IBNS) The number of out-of-school children and adolescents around the world has risen to worrying levels, dealing a potential blow to education targets aimed at achieving universal primary and secondary education, a new United Nations report has warned.