World Food Programme is providing emergency food and nutrition support to families in Guinea affected by Ebola outbreak.
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With John Lennon’s iconic song “Imagine” as the backdrop, the United Nations marked the International Day of Peace on Friday ahead of the official observance on Sunday.
“We must douse the fires of extremism and tackle the root causes of conflict,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the Day.
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The UN Security Council held its first session in 1946. The only women in the room then were note takers. In 2010, there were three female Ambassadors. In 2014, a record six female ambassadors makes history at the Security Council.
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What’s expected at the UN next week? Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gives a preview here:
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Monday is International Day of Democracy!
This year’s theme - Engaging Young People on Democracy - highlights the challenges and opportunities of young people engaging in democratic processes.
For more information, visit: http://www.un.org/en/events/democracyday/
In light of the 2014 International Year of Family Farming, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) issued six stamps to promote the theme of family farming.
The “Cultivating Hope” series of stamps captures the diversity of family farming activities, the wide-range of regions including Asia, Europe and Africa.
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