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UN Secretary-General to designate Malala Yousafzai as Messenger of Peace

On 10 April 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will designate Malala Yousafzai, global advocate for girls’ education and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate, as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education.

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Sport is force of social empowerment and an engine for equality – UNESCO

There is no more powerful platform for promoting shared values than sport, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, said in a message marking the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.

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UN stresses need to anticipate changes in world’s population age structure to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Changes in age structure of human populations are taking place worldwide, with major implications for sustainable development policies,
highlights 50th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development

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Bridging global infrastructure gap tops agenda at annual UN Partnership Forum

Addressing the Partnership Forum convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), senior UN officials today discussed how to promote infrastructure growth in the least developed countries, particularly in Africa, to reach the world’s development goals by 2030.

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