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Syria: Civilians killed on ‘horrific scale’ as conflict begins spilling across borders

The conflict in Syria is now spilling over the country’s borders amid increased military intervention from multiple sources, a senior United Nations mediator said on Wednesday, warning that civilians are being killed on a horrific scale and the crisis is at one of the most “dangerous and worrying moments” in over four years.

Minister Riachy inks Memorandum of Understanding with UN Information Centre in Beirut

Lebanese Minister of Information, Melhem Riachy, signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Information Centre in Beirut (UNIC Beirut), represented by its Director Margo Helou. The MoU outlines a framework for a one-year media partnership aimed at promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Lebanon. The signing ceremony was attended by representatives of United Nations agencies operating in Lebanon and media representatives.

Youth leaders ready to ‘roll up their sleeves’ and get to work at annual UN forum

Not content to follow old-school rules to tackle problems like climate change, poverty and inequality, today’s youth – media savvy ‘Millennials’ and the ‘Born in the 90s’ cohort that can’t remember life without the Internet – are using disruptive, new-school innovations to drive change; and they’re heading to the United Nations to talk about building a better world for all.