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World population to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022 Amid falling growth rates, global population projected to peak around 10.4 billion in the 2080s New York, (VOM) – The global population is projected to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022, and India is projected to surpass China as the world’s most populous country...

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United NationsTHE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON MICRO-, SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES DAY27 June 2022 GENEVA (VOM) : Micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises represent around 90 per cent of global businesses, more than 60 percent of employment and half of GDP worldwide. They are the economic lifeblood of communities around the world.But they have also been disproportionately...

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UNITED NATIONSSECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGETHE SECRETARY-GENERALMESSAGE FOR PUBLIC SERVICE DAY 2022 GENEVA (VOM)  :  There is no higher calling than serving others.Each year on United Nations Public Service Day, we honour those women and men around the world who proudly dedicate their ideas, innovations and energies to serving their communities and humankind.As this year’s theme reminds us,...

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UNITED NATIONSSECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE THE SECRETARY-GENERALMESSAGE ON WORLD OCEANS DAY GENEVA (VOM) : Last month, the World Meteorological Organization revealed that four key climate indicators broke new records in 2021: sea level rise; ocean heat; ocean acidification; and greenhouse gas concentrations. It is clear that the triple crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution are...

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UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE  THE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION   GENEVA :  (VOM). Today marks the 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction. The Chemical Weapons Convention...

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MONUSCO Repatriates the Bodies of Eight Peacekeepers   Kinshasa, (VOM). . The United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), repatriated the bodies of the eight UN peacekeepers who were tragically killed when their helicopter crashed on March 29 in North Kivu province. The UN helicopter was on a reconnaissance mission where...

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*Foreign Minister speaks with the UN Secretary General Islamabad (VOM). : Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshispoke on the telephone with United Nations Secretary General (UNSG), Mr. Antonio Guterres, today. Views were exchanged on current regional and global issues. The Foreign Minister briefed the UNSG on the so-called “accidental” firing of a missile by India...

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6 in 7 people worldwide plagued by feelings of insecurity, reports UNDP New York (VOM) : Global development progress does not automatically lead to a greater sense of security, according to a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report on human security released. New data and analysis in the report, New Threats to Human Security...

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Catherine Russell assumes functions as new UNICEF Executive Director NEW YORK, (VOM) – Catherine Russell took office as UNICEF’s new Executive Director, becoming the fourth woman to lead the organization in its 75-year history. “It is an honor and a privilege to join UNICEF and help lead its remarkable work for children at such a...

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UNITED NATIONS xx 0ih SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE THE SECRETARY-GENERAL WRITTEN MESSAGE ON WORLD TSUNAMI AWARENESS DAY On World Tsunami Awareness Day, we call on countries, international bodies, and civil society to increase understanding about the threat and share innovative approaches to reduce risks. We can build on progress achieved – ranging from better outreach to tsunami-exposed...