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Bjorn Lomborg

The voices not heard at the UN

In the corridors at the UN summit in New York, it is evident that everyone wants different things out of the next set of global development goals

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Pope addresses the UN, prays at 9/11 memorial

In his speech to the UN General Assembly, Pope Francis has called for the United Nations (UN) to promote “greater equity” among nations and limit the abuse of power


World food prices plunge to new low

World food commodity prices in August logged their largest monthly drop since December 2008, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday – unwelcome news for Europe’s struggling farmers


Syrian refugees are here to stay

According to data released by the Turkish Interior Ministry, 1,905,984 Syrians are registered in 82 cities. The number of Syrians living in 25 camps set up in 10 cities is 262,134. These statistics clearly show that nearly 1.7 million Syrians are trying to survive outside the camps on their own.

Sameh Shoukry (AFP Photo)

Ghana supports Egypt’s bid for non-permanent Security Council seat

Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Hanna Tetteh has lent support to Egypt’s request for non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council in 2016-2017. According to an Egyptian Foreign Ministry statement, Tetteh approached Egypt’s ambassador to Ghana, expressing the “leading role and experience of Egyptian diplomacy”. Tetteh considered this support a part of the strong relations and cooperation between …

Yury Fedotov

United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Conflict, terrorism, economic turmoil, natural calamities, disease: we are living in an era of unprecedented crises and troubles, as United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned. Record numbers of people are fleeing war and persecution, and the international community is grappling with acute migration challenges in the Mediterranean, the Balkans, in the Andaman Sea, …