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UN adopts new Global Goals, charting sustainable development for people and planet by 2030

New York, Sept 25 (IBNS) The 193-Member United Nations General Assembly today formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of bold new Global Goals, which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed as a universal, integrated and transformative vision for a better world.

All eyes on UN as world body prepares to adopt new Sustainable Development Goals

New York, Sept 25 (IBNS) World leaders, heads of global financial institutions and other dignitaries are heading to New York, where, after months of intense negotiations, the United Nations is set to launch a landmark new framework for sustainable development that will aim to end poverty and build a life of dignity for all, leaving no one behind.

UN chief 'deeply saddened' at deaths in wake of stampede at Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

New York, Sept 25 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed deep sadness to learn of the death of more than 700 Hajj pilgrims, as well as of injuries to many others caused by a deadly incident in Mina Valley, near Mecca, in Saudi Arabia.

Yemen: UN condemns terrorist attack on Sana'a mosque

New York, Sept 25 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s terrorist attack at the al-Bolayli mosque in Yemen’s capital Sana’a, which happened during prayers for the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Colombia: Ban welcomes 'significant progress' towards reaching final peace agreement

New York, Sept 25 (IBNS) Following a recent upsurge in fighting between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Government, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursdaywelcomed the agreement reached by the parties in Havana, Cuba on the issue of victims and commended their commitment to place victims at the center of the peace process.

Concerned by escalating violence in Burkina Faso, Ban urges respect for all citizens

New York, Sept 23 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is following with “great concern” the situation in Burkina Faso, and on Tuesday called upon the country’s defence and security forces to avoid at all costs an escalation of violence and to ensure the respect for physical security and human rights of all Burkinabé citizens.

Libyan parties encouraged to act on UN-backed peace plan

New York, Sept 23 (IBNS) The United Nations envoy for Libya has announced the finalization of a proposed peace plan to end the political crisis in the North African nation, adding that it is now up to the parties to act on the text.

UN envoy hopes intra-Syrian thematic discussions will 'set the stage' for end to conflict

New York, Sept 23 (IBNS) Returning from consultations with Syrian interlocutors in Damascus and Istanbul, the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria announced on Tuesday that he met with facilitators appointed by the Secretary-General to head working groups designed to find a political solution to the five-year conflict.

Head of UN economic and social forum says women's rights will be enhanced by new sustainability goals

New York, Sept 23 (IBNS) Addressing on Tuesday a high-level gathering at United Nations Headquarters, the President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) declared that the empowerment of women and the full realization of their human rights are essential for achieving sustainable development and for building peaceful, just and inclusive societies.

In Jordan, top UN relief official calls for greater support for Syrian refugees, hosts communities

New York, Sept 21 (IBNS) The top United Nations humanitarian official wrapped up a visit to Jordan on Sunday with a call on the international community to urgently increase support to Syrian refugees and the local communities hosting them.

Time running out for Europe to solve refugee crisis; children particularly vulnerable- UN

New York, Sept 19 (IBNS) In the wake of yesterday’s “mayhem” on the Serbian border with Croatia, which has now closed some of its entry points, and the dramatic situation on the Hungarian border this week, the United Nations is urging a coherent and united response to Europe’s refugee crisis.

UN and Kenya team up to end AIDS epidemic by 2030

New York, Sept 18 (IBNS): The United Nations programme that works to combat HIV/AIDS is working with the Government of Kenya in a bid to end the AIDS epidemic in the country by 2030, through the creation of a new data-collecting tool to track progress in current HIV programming.

UN says Chile’s investment in disaster risk reduction paid off

New York, Sept 18 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) on Thursday lauded the Chilean Government’s successful efforts to reduce disaster risk and minimise the number of casualties from the 8.3-magnitude earthquake and tsunami which occurred on Thursday night.

UN urges creation of special court in Sri Lanka after report confirms horrific abuses

New York, Sept 17 (IBNS): A new report released on Wednesday by the United Nations human rights office has identified patterns of grave violations in Sri Lanka between 2002 and 2011, and recommends the establishment of a hybrid special court to ensure that justice is served.

UN welcomes partnership and leadership to spearhead sustainable energy efforts

New York, Sept 17 (IBNS): A firm foundation to ensure affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all has been built but a solid long-term institutional arrangement is needed, the United Nations Secretary-General said on Wednesday, as he welcomed the creation of an international not-for-profit organization to spearhead renewable energy efforts.