Archive for June, 2014

FEATURE: For winners of UN essay contest, multilingualism makes the world go ‘round

30th June 2014 Press Releases

New York, 27 June 2014 – An Arabic-speaking Chinese woman? A Mandarin-speaking Malagasy lady? A Spanish-speaking Portuguese gentleman from France? At first glance – or “listen”– all this might seem a bit strange, since the subjects come from cultures that are quite different from the languages they have chosen to speak and develop an expertise in. (more…)

Sustainable Enterprises Development in Southern and Eastern Africa

27th June 2014 News and Media

The ILO supports countries in Southern and Eastern Africa to tackle the jobs crisis with an enterprise development project portfolio of around 60 million US Dollars. (more…)

Humanitarian needs outpacing response amid ongoing obstacles to aid delivery in Syria – UN

27th June 2014 News and Media

Syria, 26 June 2014 – Four months after the Security Council adopted a resolution demanding unimpeded access to people in need of assistance in Syria, relief agencies continue to face obstacles to aid delivery while the needs continue to grow and are now outpacing response efforts, the United Nations humanitarian chief reported today. (more…)

In Equatorial Guinea, Ban pledges closer collaboration with African Union

27th June 2014 News and Media

Malabo, 26 June 2014 – The United Nations is proud to be a key partner with Africa, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told continental leaders gathered for a summit in Equatorial Guinea today, underscoring the Organization’s commitment to working with them to resolve and prevent conflict, as well as to enhance agricultural productivity, promote industrialization and ensure gender equality. (more…)

UN gender equality campaign to take centre stage at legendary Apollo Theatre

27th June 2014 News and Media

New York, 26 June 2014 – Around the world, a “pandemic of violence” and repression threatens to push back hard-won human rights for women and girls, the head of UN Women said today as she declared that the United Nations is taking its campaign to promote gender equality “outside our offices to the community and people, where it will always belong.” (more…)