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2015 Can and must be time for global action

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‘2015 can and must be time for global action,’ Ban declares, briefing UN Assembly on year’s priorities

Source:UN News.

8 January 2015 – Secretary-General Ban

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New global tourism initiative to ‘steer industry onto a truly sustainable path’ – UN

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Tourism is one of the largest and fastest-growing economic sectors in the world contributing 9 per cent to global GDP, accounting for one in 11 jobs worldwide and for 6 per cent of global exports, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reported today as it launched a programme aiming to catalyze a shift to more sustainable tourism.

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An HIV vaccine will never work in isolation

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In the event that control and elimination of HIV is realised in the next few years, maintaining this success is going to be hard without a vaccine. That is how the Director of the US’ National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease Dr Anthony Fauci analysed the situation at the AIDS Vaccine 2012 conference which ended Wednesday (Sept.12) in the American city of Boston. 

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We have no plan B, we have to get rid of this virus'- new head of UN Ebola mission

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3 January 2015 – The newly appointed Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, arrived this morning in Accra, Ghana, where he officially begins his duties next week as head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER).
 
Mr.

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Ban reaffirms support for peace on Korean Peninsula

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2 January 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the President of the Republic of Korea (ROK), Park Geun-hye, discussed the country’s continued support for the work of the United Nations amid wider efforts to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula in a phone call on New Year’s Day.
 
During yesterday’s conversation, Mr.

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