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Headlines at a glance: 8 - 14 September

news12As global population nears 7 billion, UN capitalizes on new opportunities

14 September 2011 – With the world’s population projected to top 7 billion next month, the United Nations has launched a global initiative – 7 Billion Actions – bringing together governments, businesses, the media and individuals to confront the challenges and seize the opportunities offered by the milestone.


Palestinian statebuilding threatened by political stagnation – UN report

Namibian campaigner among winners of UN awards for progress in housing

14 September 2011 – The Palestinian Authority (PA) has accomplished the tasks it set out to achieve two years ago to prepare its institutions for the responsibilities of statehood, but there remains a widening gap between that progress and the stagnant political process, according to a United Nations report.

13 September 2011 – A Namibian campaigner for the poor, the Malaysian creators of a tunnel designed to relieve both traffic and storm water congestion and a Cuban research institute dedicated to cheap and eco-friendly building materials are among this year’s six winners of an annual United Nations prize rewarding work in the field of human settlements development.

UN chief takes to cyberspace for global conversation with public

UN marks 10th anniversary of terrorist attacks against United States

13 September 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took the United Nations pulpit live to cyberspace for the first time Tuesday, answering questions submitted through Facebook, LiveStream, Twitter and other social media networks on issues ranging from UN reform and the Middle East conflict to poverty and food security.

9 September 2011 – The United Nations marked the 10th anniversary of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States with a solemn commemoration in the General Assembly Hall, music, poetry and a vow to intensify the battle against terror wherever it is perpetrated in the world.

 

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