Daily Archives: December 5, 2017

Concerns Raised about Service Quality, Failure to Meet Investment Return Target, as Fifth Committee Discusses United Nations Pension Fund Budget

With the assets of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund totalling a record $62 billion at the end of October, delegates today expressed concern over the quality of service it provided to its more than …

Donors make initial pledges of $857 million to fund UN refugee agency’s work in 2018

5 December 2017 &#150 Donor governments on Tuesday pledged an initial $857 million to fund the United Nations refugee agency’s work to help some 67 million displaced or stateless people worldwide in 2018.

The Office …

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CAPTION: MINUSCA Peacekeepers Patrol PK5 Neighbourhood in Bangui, CAR. Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

“Another big loss” as 14th peacekeeper this year is killed in CAR

The death of a …

Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), based on information received as of 19:30, 4 December 2017

This report is for the media and the general public.

The SMM continued to record a similarly high number of ceasefire violations in Donetsk region as in the previous 24 hours. It recorded fewer ceasefire

Young students getting better at reading, finds international study

5 December 2017 &#150 Reading literacy levels are on the rise across the globe, giving young students a set of strong skills to serve them in their futures as well as contributing to the implementation …