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Syria: UN convoy crosses lines to reach children fleeing besieged Kobane

(Photo - AFP Photo)28 October 2014 - Trucks carrying lifesaving supplies for Syrian children have managed to cross over the battle line in Aleppo for the first time in months, a spokesperson for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today in what was described as a “small but significant breakthrough” in the UN agency’s efforts to help children displaced by the fighting in Kobane.

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Ebola: UN to consult West African governments on coordinating global crisis response

(Photo - Al Jazeera)27 October 2014 - The United Nations concluded a meeting on strengthening the international community's support to efforts by the Governments of countries at the forefront of efforts to turn back the unfolding Ebola outbreak in West Africa, on tackling the crisis.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message on United Nations Day, 24 October

Ban Ki-moon (Photo - UN)

VIENNA, 24 October (United Nations Information Service) - The United Nations is needed more than ever at this time of multiple crises.  Poverty, disease, terrorism, discrimination and climate change are exacting a heavy toll.  Millions of people continue to suffer deplorable exploitation through bonded labour, human trafficking, sexual slavery or unsafe conditions in factories, fields and mines. The global economy remains an uneven playing field.

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Spanish job growth still ‘incomplete’ amid slow global economic recovery – UN report

(Foto - splet)3 October 2014 - A new report by the United Nations labour agency has warned that the Spanish economy requires “comprehensive” measures to boost lagging job creation and lower its rate of chronic unemployment, among the highest in Europe.

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Education can save lives

(Photo - internet)22 September 2014 - If all women in poor countries completed primary education, child mortality would drop by one-sixth saving almost one million lives, the United Nations educational agency today reported highlighting the links between schooling and achieving a new set of sustainable development targets.

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