Daily Archives: September 3, 2015

Conflict in Middle East & North Africa drives 13 million children out of school

3 Sep 2015 Listen / On 28 April, the son of the guard at Ibn Sina School walks through rows of desks while checking a damaged classroom in the facility, in Sana’a, the capital. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2015-1130/Mahmoud Escalating conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa are preventing 13 million children from going

UN and Africa: focus on good governance, democracy in South Sudan and elections in Central African Republic

3 Sep 2015 Listen / Martin Chungong. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Good governance and democracy “non-negotiable”, says IPU chief Good governance and democracy are “non-negotiable” and must be implemented across all regions of the world with the help of parliamentarians. That’s according to the Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Martin Chungong, who was in

In Beijing, UN chief urges China to help build momentum ahead of Paris climate change conference

3 September 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today thanked China for its efforts to address climate change, both through its actions and policies, and called for Beijing’s continued support for building momentum ahead of the Paris Climate Change Conference. Mr. Ban made the appeal in separate meetings with the President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang,

News in Brief 03 September 2015 (AM)

3 Sep 2015 Listen / China Commemorates 70th Anniversary of World War II. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe UN Secretary-General in China China has been commended by the United Nations Secretary-General for its “strong commitment” to multilateralism and contribution to UN peacekeeping efforts. Ban Ki-moon is in the country this week to attend commemorative events marking the