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$100 million to UN Counter Terrorism Centre

Aug 16, 2014 News, Secretary General, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Photo by Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon thanked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for donating $100 million for the Counter Terrorism Centre. The Secretary-General said the Centre, which was launched in 2011 with an initial $10 million contribution by Saudi Arabia, has supported 31 projects around the world. The United States, the United Kingdom and Germany have responded to that call, Secretary-General Ban told reporters. “I urge other Member States to follow the example of Saudi Arabia by investing in the Centre’s efforts. I am confident that this timely contribution will make a real difference at national, regional and [Read More]

Legendary UN Correspondent talks about education

Aug 15, 2014 Celebrities, News , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Legendary UN Correspondent talks about education, religion and innovation by La Shawn Pagán Much has changed at the United Nations since the 1960’s, the most recent is the newly rebuilt Secretariat Building, which houses the International and UN press corps that has seen the faces of dozens of journalists who have come and gone. The few things that never change however, is that Abdelkader Abbadi will be there at the press conferences asking the hardest questions most correspondents usually hesitate to ask. With smooth confidence Abbadi will sit at the Second row of spokesperson for the Secretary General’s press room, [Read More]

Ceasefire in Gaza not enough

Aug 15, 2014 News, Secretary General, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Ceasefire in Gaza not enough for UN’s Secretary General By La Shawn Pagán Although the recent ceasefire in Gaza is the longest to date, the UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon says that’s not enough. “I strongly hope that a durable ceasefire will be reached soon,” said Ban to members of the press at the United Nations Headquarters in New York at the daily noon briefing on Tuesday. “We must use this cessation of hostilities to address urgent humanitarian needs – the toll of death and destruction is staggering.” Preliminary information reports that nearly 2000 Palestinians have been killed – a [Read More]

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