August 2, 2021

Investing in rural people is central to building peace and stability around the world

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IFAD annual meeting on 13-14 February 2018 Rome, 8 February 2018 – Against a rising tide of people living in increasingly fragile situations, the 41st session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will feature international personalities and heads-of-state who will discuss how investing in sustainable rural livelihoods is central to […]

UN court lays down Costa Rica, Nicaragua maritime borders

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By MIKE CORDER, Associated Press From 12WBOY THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – The International Court of Justice laid down definitive maritime boundaries Friday between Costa Rica and Nicaragua in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean and a small land boundary in a remote, disputed wetland. As part of the complex ruling, the United Nations’ highest […]

Former German development executive joins United Nations agency, IFAD, as Vice-President

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Rome, 1 February 2018 – Cornelia Richter, a German national and former Managing Director and member of the Executive Committee of the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), joined the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today as Vice-President. In her new role, Richter will provide strategic direction to IFAD, promote corporate approaches and solutions, […]

UN regional forum for Latin America and Caribbean marks 70th anniversary

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From UN News Centre Wide view of the high-level seminar in commemoration of the UN Economic Commission for Latina America and the Caribbean’s (ECLAC) 70th anniversary, in Santiago, Chile. Photo: Carlos Vera/ECLAC. 10 January 2018 – The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) celebrated its 70th anniversary on Wednesday with […]

Automatic majority against Israel at UN will turn in 2032

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BY HERB KEINON From Jerusalem Post 151 UN states vote to disavow Israeli ties to Jerusalem > Analysis: Vote shows Israel making little headway at United Nations If the current trend holds, it will take another 14 years before the Palestinians will no longer be able to muster 50% of the 193-member body to vote […]

Latin America is world’s most violent region for women, UN says

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By JUAN JOSÉ RODRÍGUEZ AFP From Arab News PANAMA CITY: Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women, the United Nations said Wednesday, highlighting Central America and Mexico as particularly dangerous. In a report presented in Panama, UN Women and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) found assaults on […]

US and Afghan forces attack opium factories to hinder Taliban funds

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From WN According to Afghan and American officials on Monday, U.S. and Afghan forces conducted joint operations on Taliban opium factories, in an attempt to halt the group’s economic lifeline, Reuters reported. During a news conference, U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson displayed footage of targeted aerial attacks against what he said were Taliban drug factories, […]

31 allegations of sexual abuse in 3 months, United Nations reports

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AFP From Deccan Chronicle UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has made fighting sexual abuse by peacekeepers and UN staff a priority of his tenure. United Nations:  The United Nations reported 31 new allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation in three months Friday, with nearly half of those involving staff or partner organizations of the UN refugee […]

De Niro: Help rebuild Barbuda paradise destroyed by Irma

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BY EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press From Myrtle Beach Online Two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro came to the United Nations on Monday to appeal to all countries and organizations to help rebuild the devastated Caribbean island of Barbuda and ensure that “paradise is not lost.” De Niro spoke at a hastily called meeting on […]

UN chief to urge world leaders to prevent sexual abuse

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By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press From Journal Review UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has invited world leaders to a special event Monday on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse — an issue that has left a black mark on the U.N.’s far-flung peacekeeping operations and persists despite U.N. vows to combat the scourge. […]