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By Edith M. Lederer The Associated Press

UN event spotlights 17 goals to end poverty and save planet

A 17-year-old Honduran-American activist called for a youth movement to eradicate poverty and preserve the planet. The president of the tiny Pacific island nation said urgent funds are needed to develop his country and prevent the devastating impact of climate change. Actor and advocate Forest Whitaker urged people around the globe to join forces to achieve U.N.

UN urges all countries to release information on 1961 crash that killed UN chief Hammarskjold

The U.N. General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution Thursday urging all countries especially the United States, Britain and South Africa to release all information on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold.

UN investigator: North Koreans doing forced labour abroad to earn foreign currency for country

Tens of thousands of North Koreans are being sent to work abroad in conditions that amount to forced labour to circumvent U.N. sanctions and earn foreign currency for the country, amounting to between $1.2 billion and $2.3 billion annually by one estimate, a U.N. investigator said Wednesday.