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International talks to extend the ceasefire in Syria started today in the Kazakh capital of Astana, where the United Nations Special Envoy said the ceasefire can be solidified if a mechanism to oversee and implement it is created.
You are cordially invited to participate in the upcoming interactive Regional Breakout Session on Africa during the 2017 Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum on the 30 - 31 January 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
The 55th Graduate Study Programme will be held at the United Nations Office in Geneva from 3 to 14 July 2017. This year’s theme is: “Climate Change, Migration, Violent Extremism: The United Nations’ Role in Preventing Conflicts Spurred by The Challenges of Our Time”.
The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) announces the 27th January 2017 deadline extension for grant applications from African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peacebuilding issues at universities and research institutions or regional governmental and nongovernmental organizations in Africa.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for a new generation of partnerships with the business community to limit the impact of climate change and to reduce poverty.
The next annual Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) international conference to be held in London between 29th of August and 1st of September 2017, the RGS-IBG invites scholars to contribute empirical, as well as conceptual papers that apply postcolonial theory for reinterpretation of natural disasters.
As part of its Digital Discussion series, United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is carrying out a series of interviews with top female scientists who took part in the Homeward Bound Expedition to Antarctica in December 2016. They discuss their experiences during the 20-day voyage and their role as female scientists in combating climate change and ensuring sustainability.
The top United Nations human rights official today called on business leaders gathering at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in the Swiss town of Davos next week to use their considerable influence to stand up for human rights and prevent rights violations in countries where they operate.
Delivering his first formal briefing to the Security Council, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres underlined the need for new, strengthened efforts to build and sustain peace ranging from prevention, conflict resolution and peacekeeping to peacebuilding and sustainable development.
United Nations, Secretary-General António Guterres pledges to make 2017 a year for peace.

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