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World Wildlife Day 2016

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United Nations, 3 March 2016– As the world marks the third World Wildlife Day under the theme “The future of wildlife is in our hands”, the United Nations announced today plans for a Global Coalition campaign to end the illegal trade in wildlife. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on UN agencies, CITES and partners to provide a coordinated response to wildlife crime and spread the message that there should be zero tolerance for poaching. “Time is running out to save some of the world’s most iconic species,” he said.  “Much more needs to be done by key actors on [Read More]

Security Council Endorses Cessation of Hostilities in Syria

Feb 27, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, February 26 2016 The United Nations (UN) Security Council unanimously adopted resolution calling for a cessation of hostilities and a grant for access to humanitarian workers to ease the suffering of the people in Syria. The resolution, which takes effect at midnight, Damascus time, comes after five years of conflict and includes all parties to the conflict excluding Daesh and Jahbat an-Nusra. Addressing delegates in the Council from Geneva, the UN special envoy for Syria Stephan de Mistura said that “Saturday will be critical” and added that “no doubt there will be no shortage of attempts to undermine [Read More]

Former Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali Died at 93

Feb 16, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, February 16 2016 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today hailed his predecessor, Boutros Boutros Ghali, as a respected statesman who brought “formidable experience and intellectual power to the task of piloting the United Nations through one of the most tumultuous and challenging periods in its history.” Boutros-Ghali, UN Secretary-General from 1992 to 1996, died at the age of 93. As Secretary-General, Ban said “he presided over a dramatic rise in UN peacekeeping. He also presided over a time when the world increasingly turned to the United Nations for solutions to its problems, in the immediate aftermath of the cold war.” [Read More]

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