Archive for March, 2013

DEVELOPING COUNTRIES EXPERIENCING UNPRECEDENTED GROWTH, SAYS UN FLAGSHIP REPORT

15th March 2013 Uncategorized

New York – The rapid growth of developing countries is propelling millions out of poverty on an unprecedented scale and radically reshaping the global system, according to a flagship United Nations report launched yesterday. (more…)

The United Nations Asks Citizens About Their World

15th March 2013 Uncategorized

New York – The United Nations has teamed up with youth groups, private sector bodies and NGO partners all over the world to launch MY World, which is the United Nations Survey for a Better World. MY World asks citizens everywhere about the issues that make the most difference to their lives. (more…)

UN peacekeeper injured as patrol comes under fire in South Sudan’s Jonglei state

14th March 2013 Uncategorized

New York – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has strongly condemned an attack that left one of its peacekeepers wounded during a patrol in the eastern state of Jonglei. (more…)

Deaths in DR Congo detention centres doubled in 2012, says UN report

14th March 2013 Uncategorized

New York – A United Nations report released today shows that the number of deaths in detention in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) nearly doubled in 2012, and the conditions in which prisoners live remain extremely poor in the majority of the detention centres. (more…)

Secretary-General’s statement on election of Pope Francis

14th March 2013 Uncategorized

New York – I offer my heartfelt congratulations to Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, who has taken the name Pope Francis on his assumption of the papacy, and to all Catholics across the world on this momentous occasion. (more…)