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Head of new UN Ebola emergency response mission arrives in Ghana

30th September 2014 Press Releases

Ghana, 29 September 2014 – The head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) today joined an advance team deployed in Accra, Ghana, to ensure the rapid, effective and coherent action necessary to stop the outbreak, treat the infected, ensure essential services, preserve stability and prevent the spread of the deadly virus. (more…)

Libya: UN envoy hails start of political dialogue aimed at resolving ongoing crisis

30th September 2014 Press Releases

Libya, 29 September 2014 – The top United Nations envoy to Libya called today a historic day as the political dialogue aimed at resolving the crisis in the country got under way in the town of Ghadames. (more…)

World needs ‘paradigm shift’ towards sustainable agriculture, UN agency urges

30th September 2014 Press Releases

Rome, 29 September 2014 – In order to move towards more sustainable agriculture, a broader approach is needed to overhaul the world’s food system, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, as he pressed for a global reduction in the quantity of chemicals and water in contemporary agriculture. (more…)

At UN, memorial to transatlantic slave trade will send ‘powerful message’ for years to come

29th September 2014 Press Releases

Paris, 26 September 2014 – The United Nations took one more step towards constructing a permanent commemoration to the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade today in what the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said would be “a message of hope, of tolerance, of human dignity.” (more…)

On World Day, UN spotlights tourism’s role in promoting sustainable development

29th September 2014 Press Releases

New York, 27 September 2014 – In harnessing the benefits of global tourism, the international community will take “critical” steps forward in advancing the United Nations’ sustainable development goals and post-2015 development agenda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. (more…)