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Elie Wiesel. Photo by Вени Марковски, Wikipedia Commons.

Ban ‘Deeply Saddened’ By Death Of Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel

03 Jul 2016 in 1 , World News

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he was “deeply saddened” to learn the passing yesterday of Elie Wiesel, a powerful voice for Holocaust remembrance and long-standing UN Messenger of Peace. “The world has lost…

United Nation's Ban Ki-moon. Photo by ITU/ M. Jacobson - Gonzalez, Wikipedia Commons.

UN’s Ban Condemns ‘Horrific Attack’ In Orlando

13 Jun 2016 in 1 , World News

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned an attack that occurred early this morning in Orlando, Florida, in which 50 people were killed and dozens more were injured. “The Secretary-General condemns the horrific attack this morning…

Michel Sidibé (right), the Executive Director of UNAIDS, introduces fashion designer Kenneth Cole as an International Goodwill Ambassador. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Kenneth Cole Named As Goodwill Ambassador

08 Jun 2016 in 1 , Entertainment , Social Issues

The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today appointed the Chair of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) and leading fashion designer Kenneth Cole as a UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador. “We are entering a…

Fishermen in Tamil Nadu, India.

World’s First Illegal Fishing Treaty Now In Force

06 Jun 2016 in 1 , World News

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced that a groundbreaking international accord aimed at stamping out illegal fishing went into effect today and is now legally binding for the 29 countries and…

Suspected pirates wait for members of the counter-piracy operation to board their boat. Photo: US Navy/Jason R Zalasky

UNSC Urges Stronger Regional Approach On Eradicating Piracy In Gulf Of Guinea

26 Apr 2016 in 1 , World News

United Nations officials today reiterated a call for a comprehensive regional framework to eradicate piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Guinea, with the Security Council stressing the importance of addressing underlying…