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African Development Bank Mourns Passing of former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi A. Annan

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 18 August 2018  – The African Development Bank has learned with deep sadness the news of the death of Kofi A. Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Noble Peace Prize Laureate, at the age of 80 in Bern, Switzerland. “With Mr. Kofi Annan’s passing, Africa and the entire world

United Nations Finalizes First Ever Global Compact for Migration

VIENNA/NEW YORK, 13 July – The text of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, was finalized today. This is the first time that Member States of the United Nations have come together to negotiate an agreement covering all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner. The Global Compact is

United Nations and China invite applications to conduct experiments on-board China’s Space Station

VIENNA, 28 May 2018 (UN Information Service) –The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and China’s Manned Space Agency (CMSA) have invited applications from United Nations Member States to conduct experiments on-board China’s Space Station (CSS). In 2016 UNOOSA and CMSA signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to develop the space

thyssenkrupp and the United Nations stand together against LGBTI discrimination

thyssenkrupp is sending another strong signal that everyone can reach their full potential at the company – irrespective of origin, gender, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. The Essen-based industrial group has adopted the United Nations 2017 standards against the discrimination of lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people. This makes thyssenkrupp one of the

Leaders at United Nations General Assembly Step Up Commitments to End Malaria for Good

  Heads of State, Ministers from Monaco, Swaziland, U.S., and Zambia Pledge Political and Financial Support to Eliminate the Disease that Puts Half the World at Risk   U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative Announces Addition of 5 New Focus Countries, Expanding its Effective Anti-Malaria Efforts Across Sub-Sahara Africa   New York (September 21, 2017) – Today,

Italy’s leadership role in strategic investment in aviation infrastructure

Montréal and Rome, 30 June 2017 – Conducting her first mission to Italy, at the invitation of its Government, ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu, encouraged the country’s aviation leaders to pursue their exemplary approach to developing aviation infrastructure and air connectivity, particularly in terms of the effectiveness of its strategic alignment of policies and

IFIP AI Expert Stephen Ibaraki Chairs United Nations AI Briefing

Stephen Ibaraki, Founding Chair of the IFIP Global Industry Council (GIC) and Vice Chair of IFIP IP3 (International Professional Practice Partnership), last week chaired and presented a keynote address at the UN Headquarters New York ITU Briefing on the “AI for Good Global Summit”. The briefing was a resounding success by all measures with high

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres: Message on World Autism Awareness Day

2 April 2017 VIENNA, 2 April (UN Information Service) – On this World Autism Awareness Day, let us all play a part in changing attitudes toward persons with autism and in recognizing their rights as citizens, who, like everyone else, are entitled to claim those rights and make decisions for their lives in accordance with

Statement by Dr Rick Brennan, Director WHO Emergency Operations, at launch of United Nations and humanitarian partners international appeal to provide life-saving assistance to Yemen

  8 February 2017 Essentially the health system in Yemen is on its knees right now and highly dependent on international support. Currently more than 14.8 million people lack access to basic health care. Less than 45% of health facilities are still functioning. 17% are completely non-functional.At least 274 of those facilities have been damaged or

Statement by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Refugees

New York, 31 January 2017 NEW YORK/VIENNA, 31 January (UN Information Service) – On my way back from Ethiopia, the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa that for decades has been keeping its borders open to hundreds of thousands of refugees from its neighbours, many times in dramatic security situations, I want to state the following: