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The United Nations is celebrating International Day of Charity

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5 September is significant day for United Nations. As world leading organisation it commemorates the International Day of Charity.

Poverty persists in all regions of the world, ‎regardless of their economic, social and cultural situation, particularly in developing countries. United Nations recognize the role of charity and the efforts that are made by various organizations. For this special occasion Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said: „Charity plays a significant role in the work of the United Nations and its agencies. On this International Day, I call on people everywhere to act on the charitable impulse that resides in every human being – to start giving and to keep on giving.“

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Crisis in Ukraine – new UN focus

(Photo - AFP)United Nations Human Rights Office issued the report on current situation in Ukraine. In highly populated areas in Ukraine the loss of civilians has increased, average 36 people are being killed every day.

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Ebola virus and UN help

(Photo - AP Pictures)The United Nations in Sierra Leone said that an additional $18.13 million is needed to strengthen efforts to halt the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message for International Youth Day, 12 August 2014

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VIENNA, 12 August (United Nations Information Service) - A new publication from the United Nations shows that 20 per cent of the world's young people experience a mental health condition each year.  The risks are especially great as they transition from childhood to adulthood. Stigma and shame often compound the problem, preventing them from seeking the support they need. For this year's observance of International Youth Day, the United Nations wants to help lift the veil that keeps young people locked in a chamber of isolation and silence.

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2014

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VIENNA, 30 July (United Nations Information Service) - Human trafficking is a callous global industry that denies victims their rights and dignity and generates billions of dollars for organized criminal networks.  Most of those trafficked are vulnerable women and children deceived into a life of suffering.  They are exploited for sex and forced to work in conditions akin to slavery.

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