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First progress report on Sustainable Development Agenda aims to leave no one behind

The first ever progress report on the new global development agenda provides the most up-to-date statistics on poverty, hunger, education and sanitation, among others, so that the world can address urgent global challenges over the next 15 years. Officially launched by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the ministerial meeting of the …

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Speech by Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta during the delivery of the Project CURE container to Chemolingot Sub County Hospital Baringo County July 20th, 2016

Let me begin by thanking Governor Cheboi and the people of Baringo for the warm welcome to your beautiful County. When I last visited your County in September 2014, I promised to come back and today I have fulfilled that promise!  I am extremely excited to be here to see …

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Mali: UN mission decries deadly attack against Malian military camp

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali today strongly condemned an attack against a military camp and its checkpoints in Nampala, in the central part of the country. According to a UN spokesperson, even though the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the country (MINUSMA) does not operate in the …

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Addressing AIDS conference in South Africa, Ban calls for scaling up global response

More than 18,000 global leaders, scientists, advocates, and frontline health workers gathered today in Durban, South Africa, for a United Nations-cosponsored international conference on AIDS, to advance knowledge about HIV and build innovative partnerships to strengthen global response to the endemic. “I call for Durban 2016 to mark the commitment …

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UN agency starts food aid to 6.5 million people affected by severe drought in Malawi

The United Nations food relief agency has launched what is set to become the largest ever emergency food relief operation in Malawi, where an unprecedented El Niño-related drought has left nearly 40 per cent of the population in need of emergency assistance. “I’ve talked with women in rural areas who …

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