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13th January 2017 Information for Media, Press Releases

dataforum-logoxxxxUN World Data Forum to launch new action plan and innovative data solutions to improve lives

Over 1,500 data leaders from government, business, science and civil society to collaborate on challenges and initiatives

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres – Biography

1st January 2017 Information for Media

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, at UN Headquarters in New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten

António Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, took office on 1st January 2017.

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Syrian Crisis – United Nations Response

22nd December 2016 Information for Media

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A Weekly Update from the UN Department of Public Information – No. 177/ 21 December 2016 

Security Council approves UN monitors for Aleppo evacuations

Alarmed at the “devastating” humanitarian crisis in Aleppo, where perhaps thousands of civilians remain trapped, the Security Council on 19 December requested the United Nations and other relevant institutions to carry out “adequate, neutral monitoring and direct observation on evacuations from the eastern districts” of the war-battered city.

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PRESS RELEASE – Universal Children’s Day: Two hundred world renowned writers come together for children’s rights

16th November 2016 Information for Media, Latest News, News and Media, Press Releases
The youngest of the three contributors is Michelle Nkamankeng from Johannesburg, who, at only seven years old, wrote and published her first book “Waiting for the waves.”

Michelle Nkamankeng

Seven-year old Michelle Nkamankeng from South Africa joins Chimamanda Adichie, Paulo Coelho, Christina Lamb, Nuruddin Farah and writers from around the world to pen        ‘Tiny Stories’ highlighting the world they want for children 

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PRESS RELEASE – UNDP Launches New Publication on Climate and Weather Services in Africa

11th November 2016 Information for Media, Latest News, News and Media, Press Releases
The report, “A New Vision for Weather and Climate Services in Africa,

The report, “A New Vision for Weather and Climate Services in Africa,

UNDP Report Calls for Enabling Actions by African Leaders to Support ‘A New Vision for Weather and Climate Services’ 

Public-Private Partnerships, New Technologies, Regional Cooperation, Capacity Building Key to Resolving Sub-Saharan Africa’s Persistent Challenges in Maintaining Sustainable Climate Information and Early Warning Systems

Marrakesh, Morocco, 10 November 2016 – During today’s climate talks in Marrakech, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a report that focuses on a new approach adopted by African leaders to proactively support the sustainability of investments in weather and climate services across the continent.

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