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Penn State is partnering with the United Nations in a program that aims to increase the efficiency of buildings across the world. The program, called the Global Building Network , is a system of professional organizations and research institutions brought together through the United Nations. The Network's ...

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has welcomed the decision by the United Nations Security Council to renew its peacekeeping go-ahead until 15 March 2019 with the passing of Resolution 2406. 17 March 2018. By James Deng Dimo WAU, 17 March 2018 [Gurtong] - The new mandate authorizes ...
"Speaking at the United Nations made me feel as if I could do anything," said student Michael Rivera. "This incredible honor has opened my eyes as to what I can accomplish individually and what we can do for society. It showed me that, although we are thousands of miles apart, we aren't that different.".
At the same time, the United States (US) decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and subsequent withholding of funding from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) have increased the levels of anxiety on the ground. The latter has also raised concerns over the international ...
GENEVA, Switzerland - The United Nations on Friday launched an appeal for nearly $1 billion to care for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, while underscoring that efforts must remain focused on securing the safe return to Myanmar of those displaced. UN agencies asked for $951 million (774 million ...

As the number of people who continue to step forward to bring allegations of sexual misconduct by powerful men proves, the #MeToo movement shows no sign of slowing. The latest to add her voice to the movement is Sienna Miller, who addressed the United Nations's "#MeToo--Now What?" panel on ...
A Venezuelan indigenous refugee child cries at the Pintolandia shelter in the city of Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil, on February 24th. Photo: AFP. AFP. news@thelocal.ch @thelocalswitzer. 14 March 2018. 08:20 CET+01:00. Nearly 100,000 people who fled Venezuela have claimed refugee status since the ...
Despite cold weather and long, dark winters, Finland is the happiest country in the world, according to a United Nations (UN) report. The Nordic nation topped a list of 156 countries ranked in the World Happiness Report on factors such as life expectancy, social support and corruption. Finland emerged as ...
Rabat - The horrendous Syrian civil war has caused over 400,000 deaths in seven years, according to a high-ranking official at the UN, who then went on to accuse the Damascus regime of planning "the apocalypse." In a speech he gave before the UN's Council for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, ...
A list of a company's customers is an invaluable treasure that is crafted slowly. After 23 years, Glacier Products who are the makers of Kenya's chocolate brand Dairyland, have, among other corportae entities, the United Nations as their customer. Dipam Shah, the managing director, says they bought the ...
This year's International Women's Day comes on the heels of a powerful global movement for women's rights, equality and justice. Its theme - "Time is Now" - comes at the right moment. And it also echoes UNHCR's firm commitment to uphold the rights of women and girls, and to ensure that our work to ...
In early December, United Nations Special Rapporteur Philip Alston landed in Los Angeles, the first stop in his tour of extreme poverty in the United States. It was a Sunday, a day before he was scheduled to begin, but Alston said he had decided to get a head start on his mission. One of the first things he ...
The Syrian town of Al Atarib in November after what the United Nations said were Russian airstrikes. The attack left at least 84 dead and 150 others wounded. The use of unguided blast bombs in a densely populated area could amount to a war crime, a United Nations panel ruled.CreditZein Al ...
Appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), special rapporteurs are independent experts tasked to monitor and report on the Human Rights situation through either a country mandate or thematic mandate. Special rapporteurs under a thematic mandate cover various issues worldwide ...
Nauru, Niue, Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The UNPS supports the 14 governments and peoples in the Pacific to advance a localized response to the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This response is tailored to each ...
For more than a hundred years, the world has commemorated International Women's Day. Each year this Day presents an occasion to celebrate the progress on the road of women's right to equality. It is an occasion to be reminded that the road remains long and full of obstacles. It is a time to pay tribute to ...

The ongoing war in Yemen has left over 22 million people, 85% of the population, in desperate need of aid and facing catastrophic conditions, according the United Nations Humanitarian Chief.[2] The country has faced 3 years of civil war, with heavy involvement from regional powers backing opposing ...
UNITED NATIONS: The UNITED NATIONS on Tuesday welcomed plans for a summit between North and South Korean leaders and said it was ready to help advance talks on ending the crisis over Pyongyang's drive to develop nuclear weapons. "Obviously, we are encouraged by these discussions," said UN ...
Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng returned to the United Nations office in Switzerland for discussions on racism and human rights, five years after his first visit. In March 2013, the former AC Milan star addressed the United Nations at the International Day for the Elimination of Racial ...
Located within easy walking distance of the United Nations Secretariat Building in New York City, 50 United Nations Plaza functions as a private home base for globe trotters. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, the Consulate General of Ireland, and several Qatar executives all own units in ...
Although the prevalence of child marriage is decreasing worldwide, action will need to be stepped up to achieve the global target of ending the practice by 2030, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. Progress over the last decade meant 25 million child marriages were prevented, ...
The "frenzied" scale of unspeakable violence against the minority Muslim Rohingya community in Myanmar has shifted to a "lower intensity campaign of terror and forced starvation," seemingly intended to drive the remaining Rohingyas from their homeland, a senior United Nations human rights official has ...
When Secretary-General Antonio Guterres assumed the mantle of leading the United Nations in 2017, he urged the world to let peace be its guiding principle. However, in assessing the global landscape, he said the "world instead had 'gone in reverse." Speaking to a gathering of member states, Guterres ...
United Nations, February 18 - How far will today's UN go to placate some countries, while ignoring others and restricting the Press? On January 26 UN "global communications" chief Alison Smale flew to Charleston, South Carolina for a photo op and UNTV video with China's Xiamen airlines for having painting the UN's ...
The Rev. Stacy Walker of St. Charles Episcopal Church has been chosen to represent the Episcopal Church at the United Nations Commission on the Status of women from March 12-23. Walker will join delegates from all over the world in New York City to participate in UN meetings, workshops, networking ...
This loss is the only consequence of being in arrears, according to Article 19, which states: "A Member of the United Nations which is in arrears in the payment of its financial contributions to the Organization shall have no vote in the General Assembly if the amount of its arrears equals or exceeds the amount of the ...
The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) has officially acknowledged a new regional sustainability network, RCE Greater Atlanta. RCEs are Regional Centres of Expertise on education for Sustainable Development. The designation makes Atlanta one of ...
Countries need to strengthen the effectiveness of their tax regimes to unleash much-needed domestic resources to ensure the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the promotion of inclusive economic growth, United Nations and as key international economic and financial ...
The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2018-2022 sets out the UN partnership aiming to support Nepal as it carves out its development agenda over the next five years. At the core of this new UNDAF are the SDGs, the government of Nepal's Fourteenth Plan, and international ...
It is a little-known fact that Model United Nations, now highly popular learning tools in high schools and colleges, originated in upstate New York nearly 70 years ago. The first ever Model U.N. was held at St. Lawrence University in Canton from Feb. 11 to 13, 1949, with delegates coming from nine regional ...
United Nations -- A new U.N. report highlights Iran's non-compliance with United Nations sanctions over weapons and ballistic missiles that ended up in Yemen after a targeted arms embargo was put in place in 2015, the United States says. The 329-page report released late Thursday, "identified ...
Former UN official says United Nations aid workers have raped tens of thousands A former senior United Nations official claimed that U.N. aid workers have raped more than 60,000 people over the last 10 years and that the organization employs 3,300 pedophiles. U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres ...
United Nations, February 14 - The abuse of Haiti after the 2010 earthquake was not limited to the UN, which killed 10,000 plus by negligently introducing cholera and lying about it - now the UK based charity Oxfam is being exposed for sexual abuse. The scandal extends to Chad and South Sudan. Inner City Press on ...
Supporters of jailed Briton Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe have called on the United Nations to intervene over her alleged torture. Campaigners say Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 39, who is entering her 683rd day in captivity in Iran, has been subjected to psychological torture from "the whole armoury of the state".
In 2015, the United Nations launched a series of 17 so-called Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to be pursued in all countries by 2030. The goals include ending poverty, eliminating hunger, good health and well-being, high-quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, affordable ...
A soldier goes through the positions of army Donbas-Ukraine special force battalion near the frontline town of Chermalyk on Oct. 12. 2017. Photo by Volodymyr Petrov. Popular on social media. Ukrainian Athletes determined to win at 2018 Winter Olympic games 148 Japanese Ambassador Shigeki Sumi: ...
United Nations, February 13 -- Days after UN secretary general Antonio Guterres held an initially undisclosed meeting with Sudan's Omar al Bashir, indicted by the International Criminal Court, his UN population Fund (UNFPA) in Burundi bragged about supporting a government radio station - run by the wife of Pierre ...
This includes an overall international affairs budget of just $41.7 billion, which is a 30% cut from the last enacted budget before Trump came to office. Here are some of the ways this budget would impact the United Nations and its agencies, according to analysis provided by the Better World Campaign. * ...
Nearly a quarter of all Iraqi children are living in poverty, and in the wake of more than four years of violence, families are being pushed to "extreme measures" in order to survive, said the United Nations children's Fund (UNICEF) on Monday, as a major conference on rebuilding the country was set to open ...
The United Nations disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team is part of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the international emergency response system for sudden-onset emergencies. UNDAC was created in 1993. It is designed to help the United Nations and ...
United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of genocide Adama Dieng concluded today a twelve-day visit to the region of the Western Balkans. The visit included Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In these four States, the Special Adviser met high level government officials, ...
... to end the use of children in armed conflict led to the release and reintegration of more than 5,000 children in 2017, but tens of thousands of boys and girls are still being recruited, kidnapped, and forced to fight or work for military groups or armed forces at "alarming rates," according to the United Nations.
12 February 2018 - Raising alarm over continuing civilian casualties in the midst of increased hostilities in war-ravaged Yemen, the United Nations human rights chief underscored that all parties to the conflict are obliged under international humanitarian law to ensure that civilians are not harmed. The situation in Taizz ...
"We don't like the way UNMIL is treating us Liberians especially we the former employees of the UN Mission here, since 2003 we been working as daily hires and we were more than 2,000 workers and UNMIL went against their own rules and regulations governing the United Nations," Wallace said.
9 February 2018 - asylum seekers are reporting sexual harassment and violence at some sub-standard reception centres on Greek islands - where even bathing during the daytime can be dangerous - despite government measures to address the dire living conditions, the United Nations refugee agency warned on ...
8-9 February 2018, Buchanan, Grand Bassa County - In recognition of the 18th Anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and in response to the call in SCR 1325 urging consultation with local and international women's groups, the UN Gender Theme Group (GTG) is hosting ...
As of 30 September, United Nations-coordinated appeals (Humanitarian Response Plans, refugee Response Plans and flash appeals) within the Global Humanitarian Overview require US$24.2 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 104.1 million crisis-affected people in 39 countries. The appeals are ...
Lieutenant Colonel Katie Hislop of the United Kingdom said she was happy to serve as a role model for young women considering a career with the armed forces. The mother of two was the only woman to head a military contingent at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). "I recognize that ...
9 February 2018 - Surging violence across Yemen has resulted in the displacement of more than 85,000 people in just the last 10 weeks, the United Nations refugee agency reported Friday. Yemen is the world's largest humanitarian crisis with more than 22 million in need, fuelled by ongoing conflict, a breakdown in public ...


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