Helen Clark: Statement to the Development Committee

12 October 2013 Statement by Helen Clark Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and Chair of the United Nations Development Group to the Development Committee 88th meeting Washington, D.C. MDGs: charting the way forward In 2000, the Member States of the United Nations agreed on a bold vision for the future which reaffirmed the fundamental More...

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UNICEF says inter-communal violence in Rakhine State must end for the sake of Myanmar’s children
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
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UNICEF says inter-communal violence in Rakhine State must end for the sake of Myanmar’s children

YANGON, 8 October 2013 – UNICEF today called for an end to inter-communal violence in Rakhine State. Violent inter-communal clashes broke out most recently on 29 September in the southern town of Thandwe, Rakhine More...

By IntDevCommunities On Monday, October 7th, 2013
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WHO welcomes the updating of the European Union (EU) Tobacco Products Directive

More than ten years have passed since the adoption of the European Union (EU) Tobacco Products Directive in 2001. The EU has long been a frontrunner in tobacco control. The 2001 Directive was adopted even before More...

By IntDevCommunities On Sunday, October 6th, 2013
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Asian and Pacific Countries Adopt Ground-Breaking Agenda on Population, Development and Rights

BANGKOK, Thailand (ESCAP and UNFPA) – A regional ministerial conference of Asian and Pacific governments has issued a strong reaffirmation that gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights are More...

By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
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Japan And WFP Review Disaster Resilience Building In Southern Bangladesh

DHAKA – The Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh and the Representative of the United Nations World Food Programme today visited Satkhira, Southern Bangladesh, to see the impact of WFP’s programmes to help communities More...

Congolese nun to receive UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award tonight
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, September 30th, 2013
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Congolese nun to receive UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award tonight

Press Releases, 30 September 2013 Geneva, 30 September, 2013 – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres will present Sister Angélique Namaika of the Democratic Republic (DRC) of the More...

World Leaders Resolve to Speed Up Work to Achieve MDGs
By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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World Leaders Resolve to Speed Up Work to Achieve MDGs

UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin.© UN Photo/Rick Bajornas UNITED NATIONS, New York – World leaders committed today to stepping up their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) More...

Statement by the Representative of UNICEF in Guinea on the Risks for Children During Election-related Demonstrations
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
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Statement by the Representative of UNICEF in Guinea on the Risks for Children During Election-related Demonstrations

CONAKRY, September 25, 2013 – On the eve of the parliamentary elections in Guinea, UNICEF voices concern over the risks of the involvement of children in potentially violent street demonstrations… CONAKRY, More...

Fight against child labour moving in right direction, but not quickly enough – UN report
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, September 23rd, 2013
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Fight against child labour moving in right direction, but not quickly enough – UN report

23 September 2013 – The number of child labourers worldwide has declined by one third since 2000, from 246 million to 168 million, the United Nations reported today, while adding that this is still not enough More...

Colombia: Victims Face Reprisals for Reclaiming Land
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
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Colombia: Victims Face Reprisals for Reclaiming Land

(Bogotá) – Internally displaced Colombians face killings and widespread death threats for attempting to reclaim their land, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Abuses targeting displaced families More...


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