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17 Dec 2010 description
report UN News Service

17 December 2010 - In his end-of-year "state of the world" news conference, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called 2010 "a big year for the United Nations," with progress on issues from biodiversity to electoral support in Iraq and Afghanistan, but warned of challenges ahead in Sudan, the Middle East and other world flashpoints.

"Looking ahead, our challenge is to carry our progress forward," he said of the agenda for 2011, which he will lay out more fully next month. "Resources are tighter. Demands on the UN are growing.

31 May 2010 description

Human Rights Council

MORNING 31 May 2010

High Commissioner for Human Rights Addresses the Meeting

The Human Rights Council this morning opened its fourteenth regular session, hearing a statement from United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, who updated the Council on the work of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The Council then held a general debate, in which context speakers raised the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, the struggle against all forms of discrimination, and the achievement of the right to development. Many …

26 Feb 2010 description

World Environment Ministers Signal Resolve to Realize Sustainable Development

Accelerating a Green Economy to Cooperative Action to Protect Human Health and Combat Climate Change Gets Support at Bali Meeting

11th Special Session of the UN Environment Programme's Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum

Bali, 26 February 2010 - In the first landmark Declaration issued by ministers of the environment in a decade, governments pledged to step up the global response to the major environmental and sustainability challenges of this generation.

The wide-ranging Nusa …