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President talks about changing the world, as 69th UN General Assembly concludes

New York, Sept 15 (IBNS): The 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly presented countries with a "historic opportunity" to change the world for the better and was guided by the overarching principles of cooperation, compromise and solidarity, its President said Monday.

UN Mid-east envoy urges respect for Jerusalem's holy sites

New York, Sept 14 (IBNS): The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process voiced concern at Sunday's provocations and violence in and around the holy sites in the Old City of Jerusalem and urged respect for the sanctity of the area ahead of the upcoming Jewish and Muslim holy days.

UN calls for full, swift implementation of European proposals for refugee crisis

New York, Sept 12 (IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency on Friday welcomed the European Commission's proposals unveiled last Wednesday to address the current refugee crisis in Europe, adding that given the urgency of the situation, these proposals need to be implemented fully and swiftly.

UN rights experts applaud steps by China and India to reduce, abolish death penalty

New York, Sept 12 (IBNS): Two independent United Nations human rights experts welcomed on Friday the recommendation to abolish the death penalty by India, as well as the decision to reduce the number of crimes subject to the death penalty by the Chinese authorities.

UN official outlines steps taken in response to Central Africa's abuse allegations

New York, Sept 12 (IBNS): The United Nations peacekeeping chief on Friday announced that following reports of alleged sexual exploitation and abuse, seven peacekeepers serving with the UN mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) have been repatriated, while nine have had their payments suspended.

UN and partners report 'extremely alarming' food insecurity figures in Afghanistan

New York, Sept 11 (IBNS): The number of people in Afghanistan resorting to selling land or turning to friends or family for help because of food insecurity has doubled in the last year, according to a joint report released on Wednesday by the United Nations and partner agencies.

UN envoy unveils plan to get 1 million Syrian children in school in 21 days

New York, Sept 11 (IBNS): With more than 4 million children having left Syria – half of them for Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey – in a "crisis of biblical proportions," the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education on Wednesday said $250 million could get 1 million refugee children in school by the time the UN General Assembly meets later this month.

Rise in global tourism continues, despite concerns over safety and security: UN

New York, Sept 11 (IBNS): International tourism figures grew by four per cent in the first half of 2015, an increase of 21 million when compared to the same period last year, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Flags of non-member observer States to fly at UN offices

New York, Sept 11 (IBNS): The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday decided that the flags of non-member observer States shall be raised at the world body’s headquarters and offices following the flags of its 193 Member States.

UN envoy on Yemen welcomes commitment of parties to upcoming peace talks

New York, Sept 11 (IBNS): The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen on Wednesday welcomed the commitment of the Government, the Houthis and the General People's Congress to participate in peace talks that he will convene in the region next week.

Watch the historic moment when UN adopts 'charter for people and planet': UN official

New York, Sep 10 (IBNS): The top United Nations official who oversaw the negotiations that whittled down more than 500 proposals into 17 goals to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and tackle climate change says it will be a "historic moment" when world leaders formally commit to the Sustainable Development Goals later this month.

Peace 'a distant dream' without development, UN high-level forum told

New York, Sep 10 (IBNS): United Nations officials on Wednesday shared a common message that building a culture of peace means not just ending conflict but building inclusive societies that are able to develop and thrive in the absence of discrimination.

UN envoy says it is now time to have 'a real discussion' to end Syrian conflict

New York, Sep 9 (IBNS): The United Nations Special Envoy on Syria on Tuesday said the images of the drowned Syrian toddler wearing a red shirt and blue shorts lying face down on a Turkish beach should be a wake-up call to the world that "there is no more time for long political processes," and it is now time to have "a real discussion" to end the conflict.

UN human rights expert condemns executions of 10 people in Chad

New York, Sep 9 (IBNS): An independent United Nations human rights expert has condemned the recent executions of 10 people in Chad who were suspected of being members of the terrorist group Boko Haram following a swift process that may not have met international standards.

UN atomic energy chief spotlights sustainable development, Iran nuclear deal

New York, Sep 8 (IBNS): Supporting the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be a key focus for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in years to come, Director General Yukiya Amano told a meeting of the Agency's Board of Governors in Vienna on Monday, where he also provided an update on the application of nuclear safeguards in Iran, Democratic Republic of Korea and Syria.