Daily Archives: May 21, 2015

In meeting with Republic of Korea President, Ban spotlights critical importance of post-2015 agenda

21 May 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is today wrapping up his visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK) following a meeting with the country’s president Park Geun-hye and an appeal for greater dialogue across Asia, the United Nations confirmed today. The Secretary-General met with President Park and her cabinet ministers and senior advisors yesterday

2015 ‘year of fear’ for children, UN education envoy says, urging schools funding in crisis zones

21 May 2015 – The United Nations education envoy told journalists in New York today that “shocking figures” relating to the position of children in emergency situations underlined the need for a new humanitarian fund to ensure the education of millions of children. “This is not the year of the child but the year of

Women: focus on family planning and women empowerment

21 May 2015 Listen / IOM staff distributes soap in South Sudan. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine Women’s empowerment through menstrual health In many developing countries, millions of girls and women are left to manage their menstrual cycles with whatever they can find, such as cloth, paper or clay; that’s according to the UN. When you add

UN Calling Asia: focus on Asia investment, Papua New Guinea and Nepal

21 May 2015 Listen / ESCAP@PHOTO Asia becomes the world’s largest investor region Asia has, for the first time, become the region which has invested more in other countries than the world’s most developed regional economic blocs. That’s according to the agency dealing with trade, investment, and development issues at the United Nations, UNCTAD. It