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Ban condemns killing of former Lesotho military commander

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 1:50 pm | UN News

United Nations Secretary-General today condemned the killing of Lt. Gen. Maaparankoe Mahao, former Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force, on 25 June, near Maseru. More >>

Ban welcomes US Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 1:14 pm | UN News

Ban welcomes US Supreme Court ruling guaranteeing right to same-sex marriage Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) pride march. Photo: OHCHR/Joseph Smida More >>

Syria: UN special envoy continues consultations

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 1:10 pm | UN News

The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, continues his talks with the parties to the conflict in this country within the framework of the Geneva consultations, having yesterday met with leaders of the Syrian tribes, according ... More >>

UN agency welcomes EU measures on refugee arrivals

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 1:00 pm | UN News

Afghan refugees in front of the abandoned hotel Captain Elias on Kos Island, Greece, where hundreds of refugees and migrants are waiting for their registration. Photo: UNHCR/J. Akkash More >>

Afghanistan: Report reveals children bear brunt of conflict

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 12:52 pm | UN News

Last year saw more children killed or maimed in Afghanistan since monitoring of those statistics began in 2007, reflecting that “children are bearing the brunt of the conflict,” according to United Nations UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s latest ... More >>

UN agriculture: need to ‘do more and better with less’

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 11:11 am | UN News

At Conference, UN agriculture agency chief highlights need to ‘do more and better with less’ More >>

Child labour practices in agriculture

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 4:00 pm | UN News

15 June 2015 – A new handbook issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO ) will seek to establish guidelines intended to prevent the use of child labour across the world's agricultural communities in an effort to tackle a problem that ... More >>

‘Obligation to act’ for Yemen peace

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 3:53 pm | UN News

15 June 2015 – The international community has not a moment to lose if it is to help end the fighting in Yemen and broker a lasting peace for the country, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today as he urged stakeholders to ... More >>

South Sudanese refugee influx in Sudan

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 3:51 pm | UN News

15 June 2015 – The United Nations refugee agency reported today that some 14,000 South Sudanese – mainly women and children – have fled into Sudan over the weekend, describing the situation as “an emergency within an emergency.” More >>

UN chief shines spotlight on elder abuse

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 3:47 pm | UN News

15 June 2015 – The distressing crime of elder abuse often occurs in quiet, private settings, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, as he reminded people around the world of the importance of ... More >>

UN chief condemns deadly Boko Haram attack in Chad

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 3:40 pm | UN News

15 June 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned a series of deadly bombings in the Chadian capital of N’Djamena which reportedly killed more than 25 people and injured dozens of others, according to a spokesperson for the ... More >>

UN nuclear chief encourages ‘cradle-to-grave’ plans

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 3:38 pm | UN News

UN nuclear chief encourages ‘cradle-to-grave’ plans for managing spent fuel and radioactive waste More >>

Remittances from Europe provide 'lifeline' to millions

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 3:36 pm | UN News

15 June 2015 – According to a report released today by the Rome-based United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development ( IFAD ), migrant workers living in Europe last year provided a lifeline to more than 150 million people around the ... More >>

Syria: UN special envoy arrives in Damascus

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 3:35 pm | UN News

15 June 2015 – The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura has begun a visit to the capital, Damascus, following an invitation by the Government to visit the country, according to a spokesman for the Organization. More >>

General Assembly elects former Danish Foreign Minister

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 3:32 pm | UN News

15 June 2015 – The United Nations General Assembly has elected by acclamation Mogens Lykketoft of Denmark as President of its upcoming 70th session. More >>

Turkmenistan: peace and development hinge on human rights

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 11:46 am | UN News

All efforts for sustainable development and a stable future must involve a deep respect for human rights and the strengthening of rule of law, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed today as he concluded his five-day tour of Central Asia with ... More >>

Sustainable transport essential to new global goals

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 11:38 am | UN News

A high-level United Nations advisory group established by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, agreed today to take measures that could accelerate a shift toward safer, healthier, more efficient and sustainable transport systems. More >>

Increase in voluntary blood donors can save millions of lives

Monday, 15 June 2015, 1:50 pm | UN News

Increase in voluntary blood donors can save millions of lives, UN health agency says on World Day More >>

Insecurity in Nigeria driving civilian displacement

Monday, 15 June 2015, 1:43 pm | UN News

The World Food Programme ( WFP ) expressed today its particular concern about the consequences of insecurity in Nigeria, which has displaced so far 200,000 people, a number of them seeking refuge in Niger, Cameroon and Chad, while others are waiting ... More >>

Kenya: Funding shortage means food cut to 500,000 refugees

Monday, 15 June 2015, 12:26 pm | UN News

Funding shortage forces UN agency to temporarily cut food aid to 500,000 refugees in Kenya More >>

 

 

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