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2015-03-20 16:00

Ed Sheeran, Cody Simpson and Charli XCX celebrate International Day Of Happiness in a new video.

Pledges to UN Ebola fund more than double

2014-10-22 09:54

Pledges to a United Nations trust fund calling for nearly $1bn to fight Ebola in West Africa have more than doubled to almost $50m.

Small island states seek economic overhaul

2014-08-25 15:03

Small island states facing a "frightening" rise in sea levels will seek investments in everything from solar energy to fisheries to boost their economies.

UN to recognise all same-sex marriages of staff

2014-07-08 05:30

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced that the United Nations will recognise all same-sex marriages of staff members at the world body.

UN's carbon role questioned

2014-04-25 15:06

The UN body tasked with channelling billions of dollars to cutting emissions is under growing scrutiny as its once booming investment programme dries up.

SA singer appointed UNAids ambassador

2013-10-24 09:12

Gospel and RnB musician Loyiso Bala has been appointed as the national goodwill ambassador for the joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids), the organisation has said.

Angelina Jolie urges UN to act on war rapes

2013-06-25 12:48

Angelina Jolie has criticised UN Security Council powers for their lack of action over wartime rapes, invoking Syria and other conflicts in a surprise speech to the body.

Do more with boom, UN tells Mozambique

2013-04-16 19:20

Mozambique is set to be Africa's fastest growing economy this year, but the UN has urged the government to do more with the country's natural resource boom.

Zuma to address UN

2012-09-22 21:25

President Jacob Zuma will lead South Africa's delegation to the sixty-seventh sitting of the United Nations.


Amnesty International has released a video ahead of the UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty in New York. The video focuses on the fact that there are regulations in place for the international trade of bananas but no regulations on arms.

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Palestinians demand UN vote on Israeli withdrawal, defeat likely

2014-12-30 22:11

The UN Security Council is expected to vote on a Palestinian draft resolution that calls for a peace deal with Israel within a year and an end of the Israeli occupation.

Global leaders focus on SME competitiveness

2014-08-26 16:02

The urgent need to create trade and employment opportunities by increasing the competitiveness of SMEs will be in the spotlight at an upcoming UN event.

Israel defies calls for truce

2014-07-13 07:46

Israel has widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties and deployed ground troops inside Gaza for the first time.

UN climate talks fracture over carbon markets

2014-06-16 20:00

The use of carbon markets to curb rising greenhouse gas emissions was dealt a blow after two weeks of UN talks ended in deadlock.

World food prices fall - food agency

2014-02-06 14:10

Global food prices have fallen in January, led by declines in the costs of certain food sources, says the United Nations food agency


Zuma addresses UN

2013-09-25 09:32

Addressing the UN, President Zuma denounced moves by developed countries to change the rules that govern the development partnerships. Watch.

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Over 60 countries sign arms trade treaty

2013-06-03 22:15

More than 60 countries have signed a landmark conventional arms trade treaty, but the US has held back from joining the first wave of signatories.

World powers call for new Iran sanctions

2012-09-24 09:00

Britain, France and Germany have officially called for new European Union sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme, diplomats say.

Bleak outlook for young South Africans

2012-09-04 20:26

Youth unemployment in SA will take longer than previously thought to revert to levels seen before the global financial crisis, the ILO says.


UN observers in Syria have released a video of the devastation being wrought on the city of Homs and its environs. In this video smoke can be seen rising from buildings hit by shells and on the ground footage.

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