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Ukraine: Planned Holding of November ‘Elections’ by Rebels

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 3:38 pm | UN News

A monitor from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine inspects damage to a building, 9 July 2014. Photo: OSCE/Evgeniy Maloletka More >>

Signs of Ebola Decline in Liberia Offer ‘Glimmer of Hope’

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 3:32 pm | UN News

Equipped with UNICEF-developed and Government-approved awareness materials, these girls go door-to-door in West Point, Monrovia, to educate their parents, family members and friends about Ebola and how it can be prevented. Photo: UNICEF/UNI171713/Griggers More >>

Status Quo Not Viable Option’ in Jerusalem

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 3:25 pm | UN News

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman briefs the Security Council at its meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe More >>

Donation for Reconstruction of Gaza Schools

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 3:16 pm | UN News

29 October 2014 – As the United Nations ramps up its reconstruction efforts of war-ravaged Gaza, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Malala Yousafzai, has announced a contribution of $50,000 to help with the rebuilding of UN schools heavily damaged during the recent ... More >>

Allegations of Misreporting by Joint Darfur Mission

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 3:02 pm | UN News

Ban ‘Deeply Troubled’ by Findings of Review of Allegations of Misreporting by Joint Darfur Mission More >>

Assistance Needed for Countries Impacted by Syria Crisis

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:42 pm | UN News

Massive Scale-up of Assistance Needed for Countries Impacted by Ongoing Syria Crisis - UN Relief Official More >>

Ban Pays Tribute to Late Zambian President

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:39 pm | UN News

29 October 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute today to Zambia’s late President Michael Chilufya Sata, praising his vision for the country and commitment to addressing the needs of Zambia’s poor. More >>

South Africa Poised to Be Key Player in Humanitarian Aid

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:38 pm | UN News

29 October 2014 – Learning from the experiences of the Eastern and South Africa region will be vital in global efforts to reform humanitarian action, a top United Nations humanitarian official said today in Pretoria, South Africa, at the opening ... More >>

Farming Sector Hit by Insecurity: Central African Republic

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:13 pm | UN News

29 October 2014 – The continuing crisis in the embattled Central African Republic has taken a large toll on agricultural production and is eroding the capacity of the country’s population to secure sufficient food, a new report by the United ... More >>

Somalia: Ban Lauds Country’s Progress towards Stability

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:10 pm | UN News

On a visit to Somalia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives at Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International Airport. UN Photo/Ilyas Ahmed More >>

UN Expert Urges General Assembly to Refer DPRK to ICC

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:21 pm | UN News

UN Expert Urges General Assembly to Refer DPR Korea Rights Report to International Criminal Court More >>

Iraq: Condemning Destruction of Shrine

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:09 pm | UN News

Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz More >>

Recession-Hit Rich Countries Suffer ‘Great Leap Backwards’

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:07 pm | UN News

Daniela Cojocaru (left) and Chiara Dimastromatteo, both 16, stand next to a graffiti-covered wall in Turin, Italy. Daniela is originally from Moldova. Chiara does not attend school and does not have a job. Photo: UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi More >>

UNESCO Chief Condemns Killing of Mexican Journalist

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 2:07 pm | UN News

28 October 2014 – The head of the United Nations agency mandated to defend press freedom today denounced the recent killing of Mexican journalist Antonio Gamboa Urias, the editor of a local magazine in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, and urged authorities ... More >>

UN-Backed Study: Fruit Flies to Prompt Better Pest Controls

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 2:05 pm | UN News

Bactrocera dorsalis is causing “incalculable damage to horticultural industries and food security” across a swathe of countries in Asia, Africa, the Pacific and parts of South America. Photo: IAEA/Viwat Wornoayporn More >>

‘The Only Way to Stop Ebola is at Its Source’ – UN Chief

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 1:43 pm | UN News

Girls in the city of Voinjama look at a poster that displays information and illustrations about how to prevent the spread of Ebola. Photo: UNICEF/2014/Liberia/Jallanzo More >>

Blackwater Spotlight Need for Treaty on Private Security

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 3:49 pm | UN News

27 October 2014 – The United Nations working group on the use of mercenaries today appealed for stronger global regulations of private security, saying last week’s conviction of Blackwater contractors shows the need for all private security personnel ... More >>

UN Expert Voices Deep Concern About Right to Life in Iran

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 3:47 pm | UN News

Citing ‘Surge’ in Executions, UN Expert Voices Deep Concern About Right to Life in Iran More >>

South Sudan: 60 Civilians Injured in Fighting Near UN Base

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 3:46 pm | UN News

27 October 2014 – More than 60 civilians were injured yesterday after fighting broke at a protection of civilians site next to the United Nations House on the outskirts of Juba, South Sudan, according to a UN spokesperson. More >>

Multi-Billion Dollar Horn of Africa Pledge

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 3:25 pm | UN News

UN’s Ban, Global Leaders Join Forces in Multi-Billion Dollar Horn of Africa Pledge More >>

 

 

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