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UNITED NATIONS LAUNCHES GLOBAL INITIATIVE TO COMBAT MISINFORMATION

NEW YORK, 21 May (UN Information Service) – Today the United Nations is launching ‘Verified’, an initiative to combat the growing scourge of COVID-19 misinformation by increasing the volume and reach of trusted, accurate information. “We cannot cede our virtual spaces to those who traffic in lies, fear and hate,” said UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, …

Major New UN Report Calls for Overhaul of Global Financial System

VIENNA/NEW YORK, 4 April (UN Information Service) – Sixty-plus international organizations, led by the United Nations and including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank Group and World Trade Organization, jointly sounded the alarm Thursday in a new report, warning that unless national and international financial systems are revamped, the world’s governments will fail to …

African Development Bank Mourns Passing of former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi A. Annan

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 18 August 2018  – The African Development Bank has learned with deep sadness the news of the death of Kofi A. Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Noble Peace Prize Laureate, at the age of 80 in Bern, Switzerland. “With Mr. Kofi Annan’s passing, Africa and the entire world …

United Nations Finalizes First Ever Global Compact for Migration

VIENNA/NEW YORK, 13 July – The text of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, was finalized today. This is the first time that Member States of the United Nations have come together to negotiate an agreement covering all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner. The Global Compact is …

United Nations and China invite applications to conduct experiments on-board China’s Space Station

VIENNA, 28 May 2018 (UN Information Service) –The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and China’s Manned Space Agency (CMSA) have invited applications from United Nations Member States to conduct experiments on-board China’s Space Station (CSS). In 2016 UNOOSA and CMSA signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to develop the space …

thyssenkrupp and the United Nations stand together against LGBTI discrimination


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thyssenkrupp is sending another strong signal that everyone can reach their full potential at the company – irrespective of origin, gender, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. The Essen-based industrial group has adopted the United Nations 2017 standards against the discrimination of lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people. This makes thyssenkrupp one of the …