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30 May 2017 description

Several African countries have begun implementing climate resilience activities

By: Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi

From Africa Renewal: May - July 2017

13 Jul 2011 description

‘Roots of Peace in People’s Minds’ Must Be Nurtured, Hungarian Official Stresses

(Received from a UN Information Officer.)

BUDAPEST, 13 July — As the International Media Seminar on Middle East Peace closed in Budapest, Hungary, today, top Hungarian and United Nations officials urged media creators to reach out to individuals in the region to foster a climate conducive to peace, following two final panels that explored the role of journalism, social media and the arts in that effort.

07 Jul 2011 description

Despite being a cornerstone of democratic governance, the rule of law still “rules women out” in too many countries around the world, Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women, said at a Headquarters press conference today as she launched the first edition of the gender entity’s flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice.

28 Feb 2011 description

The United Nations top humanitarian official told reporters today that while the world body's marquee relief agencies were ramping up activities in the eastern part of Libya and along the country's southern and western borders, she was very concerned that fighting in and around Tripoli was preventing a tangible assessment of the humanitarian needs there.

"Our primary concern is getting access to Tripoli and surrounding areas where the situation is precarious," Valarie Amos, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said today at a Headquarters …