Global champions and $1 billion investment needed to prevent a lost generation of Syrian children
08 January 2014 12:01
UNICEF, UNHCR, Save the Children, World Vision and other partners called for governments, aid agencies and members of the public to become champions for the children of Syria and support the “No Lost Generation” strategy, which aims to provide those affected by the conflict with the chance to shape a more stable and secure future.
China destroys over 6 tonnes of confiscated elephant ivory
07 January 2014 10:11
On Monday, 6 January, over 6.2 tonnes of elephant ivory and products from them were destroyed in Guangzhou, southern China. The ivory was seized during attempt to smuggle in China.
Jordan to chair UN Security Council in January
07 January 2014 10:02
Jordan will chair the Security Council of the United Nations in January 2014.
Small asteroid 2014 AA hits earth
03 January 2014 14:07
An asteroid 2014 AA entered to atmosphere to the Earth over Atlantic Ocean and burnt in atmosphere on 2 January morning, the Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) said.
Latvia becomes 18th eurozone member
01 January 2014 16:39
Latvia officially joined the eurizone on 1 January 2014 and became the 18th member of the zone.
At least 10 dead in trolleybus blast in Russia’s Volgograd
30 December 2013 10:10
An explosion hit a trolleybus in the Russian city of Volgograd on Monday morning, local mass media reported.
General Assembly wraps up work with approval of $5.5 billion UN budget for 2014-2015
30 December 2013 09:07
The General Assembly wrapped up its work for the main part of the 68th session by approving a budget of $5.5 billion for the United Nations to carry out its vital work over the next two years on 27 December.
A suicide bomber kills 13 at Russian train station /ITAR-TASS photo/
29 December 2013 15:13
An explosion ripped through a train station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd (Russia) on 29 December 2013, the Russian mass media reported.
Global economy improving but greater policy coordination needed, UN reports
19 December 2013 17:05
The global economy is expected to continue to grow over the next two years, the United Nations today reported, but stronger international policy coordination is needed to steady the remaining fragility in the banking system and geopolitics which could hamper financial stability.
A call to action for inclusive education reform gathers political momentum
13 December 2013 16:40
Twenty governments in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia have voiced their political support for a call to realize the right of millions of children to inclusive and quality education.


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