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.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela dies
06 December 2013 07:07
Former President of South African Republic and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95 on Thursday, 5 December 2013, current President of the nation Jacob Zuma announced.
Television now 55% digital as analogue broadcasting switch-off advances worldwide
23 November 2013 00:08
On the occasion of UN World Television Day, ITU research shows that the world has witnessed a massive shift from analogue to digital television, with over 55 per cent of households with a TV now receiving a digital signal compared with just 30 per cent in 2008, according to new data from our flagship annual report Measuring the Information Society 2013.
Coal industry must diversify to avert worst impacts of climate change – UN
19 November 2013 13:27
The coal industry must radically transform and diversify to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, a senior United Nations official said today at a meeting in Poland, stressing that companies must assess the risks of doing business as usual.
A passenger plane crashes in Kazan
18 November 2013 00:04
A passenger plane Boeing 737 of Tatarstan Airlines, which was carrying flight from Moscow to Kazan, crashed at an international airport in Kazan.
As global sea levels continue to rise, 2013 set to be among warmest on record – UN
14 November 2013 01:32
The year 2013 is currently on course to be among the top ten warmest years since modern records began in 1850, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said yesterday, adding that melting ice caps and glaciers have contributed to a record high in global sea levels.
Photo: IRIN/Manoocher Deghati
14 November 2013 01:29
The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) yesterday issued an urgent call to action as opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan hit a record high this year, rising by 36 per cent, while production is up by almost half since 2012.


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