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‘Time to massively reinforce UN action’ on South Sudan, Ban says ahead of Security Council meeting

“This is the time to massively reinforce UN action. When a Government cannot or will not protect its people, and when warring parties seem more intent on enriching and empowering themselves at the expense of their people, the international community has a responsibility to act,”... Read more

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UN rights office condemns killing of Kenyan human rights lawyer

The United Nations human rights office today condemned the killing of Kenyan human rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his client JosphatMwenda, and their taxi driver, Joseph Muiruri, on 23 June, in a context of persistent allegations of extrajudicial killings by police forces.... Read more

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New Hip Hop music video highlights Sustainable Development Goals and marks 100 Day countdown to the International Day of Peace

A new hip-hop music video, entitled “Sustainable Development Goals: Improve Life All Around The Globe", was launched by the United Nations on 13 June 2016 to mark the 100 day countdown to the International Day of Peace... Read more

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Kenya Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Stamps Launched

UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson joined by the Kenya Foreign Affairs Cabinet secretary and other UN Senior officials officially launched the first ever Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs) postal stamps on May 26, 2016. The stamps will be used immediately to send mail globally.... Read more

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General Assembly elects Norwegian diplomat as head of UN environment programme

Following the nomination by the United Nations Secretary-General, the General Assembly today elected Erik Solheim of Norway as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for a four-year term.... Read more

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