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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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Colombian women’s network receives annual UN refugee award

21 September 2014 - A Colombian women’s rights group, whose members put their lives on the line to assist survivors of forced displacement and sexual abuse, is this year’s winner of a prestigious award presented by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message on the International Day of Peace

Ban Ki-moon

Vienna, 21 September - Today is the International Day of Peace.

Each year, on this day, the United Nations calls for a global ceasefire. 

We ask combatants to put down their arms so all can breathe the air of peace.

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