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Urgent international action needed to combat social inequalities and environmental risks, UN Secretary-General tells Istanbul Forum
22 March 2012 | UNDP
Istanbul, 22 March 2012—Social justice and environmental protection are equally urgent and intrinsically linked universal goals, with coordinated global action needed on both fronts at the UN’s ‘Rio+20’ Conference on Sustainable Development in June, Secretary–General Ban Ki–moon said in a message to an audience of development experts, civil society leaders and government officials at the first Global Human Development Forum here today. 
World Water Day
22 March 2012
Over the coming decades, feeding a growing global population and ensuring food and nutrition security for all will depend on increasing food production. This, in turn, means ensuring the sustainable use of our most critical finite resource – water. The theme of this year’s World Water Day is water and food security. Agriculture is by far the main user of freshwater. Unless we increase our capacity to use water wisely in agriculture, we will fail to end hunger and we will open the door to a range of other ills, including drought, famine and political instability.
UN human rights panel deplores Belarus execution
20 March 2012
The United Nations Human Rights Committee today voiced grave concern over the execution in Belarus of a person whose case was under its consideration after he was found guilty of last year’s bombing of a subway in the capital, Minsk. Vladislav Kovalev was executed “in recent days” along with another person following their conviction, the Committee, the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by State parties, said in a statement.
Global Forum in Istanbul to focus on action agenda for UN Rio + 20 Sustainable Development summit
15 March 2012 | UNDP
Istanbul Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan of Turkey and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan will open discussions on March 22 in a high–level forum here for development experts, government ministers from both North and South, business executives, and top UN officials to examine the global policy changes required to ensure a sustainable future for people today and for generations to come.
Belarus representative elected vice-chairman of UN Commission for Social Development
14 February 2012
MINSK, 14 February — Counselor at the Permanent Mission of Belarus to the United Nations Larisa Belskaya was elected one of three Vice–Chairmen of the UN Commission for Social Development at the 51st session of the commission
Agreement on transit of relief consignments signed between the Republic of Belarus and the United Nations
13 February 2012
On February 13, 2012 the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Belarus to the United Nations in New York hosted the signing ceremony of the Agreement between the Republic of Belarus and the United Nations on the measures to expedite the import, export and transit of relief consignments and possessions of relief personnel in the event of disasters and emergencies.
World Business and Development Awards open call for business contributions to sustainable development
02 February 2012 | UNDP
London, New York, Paris, The World Business and Development Awards today launched a call for nominations for successful business initiatives that are in line with the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.
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