Despite a delay in eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons material, the United Nations Security Council expects that there will be no delay beyond the end-of-June deadline for the total removal of all such materials, the head of the group charged with the effort said after briefing the 15-member body on 8 January 2014.
UNICEF, UNHCR, Save the Children, World Vision and other partners called for governments, aid agencies and members of the public to become champions for the children of Syria and support the “No Lost Generation” strategy, which aims to provide those affected by the conflict with the chance to shape a more stable and secure future.
On Monday, 6 January, over 6.2 tonnes of elephant ivory and products from them were destroyed in Guangzhou, southern China. The ivory was seized during attempt to smuggle in China.
An asteroid 2014 AA entered to atmosphere to the Earth over Atlantic Ocean and burnt in atmosphere on 2 January morning, the Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) said.
An explosion hit a trolleybus in the Russian city of Volgograd on Monday morning, local mass media reported.
The General Assembly wrapped up its work for the main part of the 68th session by approving a budget of $5.5 billion for the United Nations to carry out its vital work over the next two years on 27 December.
An explosion ripped through a train station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd (Russia) on 29 December 2013, the Russian mass media reported.
The global economy is expected to continue to grow over the next two years, the United Nations today reported, but stronger international policy coordination is needed to steady the remaining fragility in the banking system and geopolitics which could hamper financial stability.
Twenty governments in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia have voiced their political support for a call to realize the right of millions of children to inclusive and quality education.
On the occasion of UN World Television Day, ITU research shows that the world has witnessed a massive shift from analogue to digital television, with over 55 per cent of households with a TV now receiving a digital signal compared with just 30 per cent in 2008, according to new data from our flagship annual report Measuring the Information Society 2013.