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Afghanistan: UN strongly condemns suicide bombing

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:14 pm | UN News

24 November 2014 – A brutal terrorist attack which killed at least 50 civilians in Afghanistan over the weekend is an “atrocity” and may amount to a war crime, the top United Nations envoy to the country declared today as he condemned the indiscriminate ... More >>

New bird flu strain in Europe threatens poultry sector

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:11 pm | UN News

24 November 2014 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO ) today warned that a new bird flu strain detected in Europe poses a significant threat to the poultry sector, especially in low-resourced countries situated along ... More >>

Security Council strongly condemns terrorist attack in Kenya

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:04 pm | UN News

24 November 2014 – The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned Saturday’s attack in Mandera, Kenya for which Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility and which has caused the deaths of numerous innocent people. More >>

Madagascar: Warning of ‘rapid’ spread of plague in capital

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:02 pm | UN News

Ny Hantra Andriatsifasoa survived the bubonic plague after being infected in Madagascar in 2011. Photo: IRIN/Tiana Randriaharimalala More >>

Palestinian refugees from Syria face worsening situation

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 2:54 pm | UN News

Palestinian women at a UNRWA distribution centre in the Jaramana refugee camp, Damascus, Syria. Photo: UNRWA/Carole Alfarah More >>

Peace process hangs from a thread in Palestine

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 2:52 pm | UN News

‘Peace process hangs from a thread,’ UN warns ahead of Day of Solidarity with Palestinians More >>

Joint mission to Mali in support of Ebola response

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 2:50 pm | UN News

24 November 2014 – The Executive Director of Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS ( UNAIDS ), Michel Sidibé and the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, have visited Mali in a joint mission to support ... More >>

CAR: UN team investigates outbreak of sectarian violence

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 2:49 pm | UN News

24 November 2014 – A United Nations humanitarian mission has visited a town in the Central African Republic (CAR) amid an outburst of violence that left at least 14 people injured and three killed, the Organization’s humanitarian relief office ... More >>

#OrangeUrHood campaign to end violence against women

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 2:47 pm | UN News

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (2nd left), is joined by his wife Yoo Soon-taek (right) and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (2nd right), as actress Teri Hatcher (left) flips the switch to illuminate the Empire State Building for ... More >>

Ban applauds Tunisian presidential vote

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 2:22 pm | UN News

24 November 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today extended his congratulations to the people of Tunisia on the occasion of their first presidential election since revolution swept the country and ushered in an era of democratic change. More >>

Trafficking in children on the rise, says new UN report

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 2:21 pm | UN News

24 November 2014 – One in three known victims of human trafficking is a child, and girls and women are particularly targeted and forced into “modern slavery,” according to the 2014 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, released today by ... More >>

Greece risks prolonged social crisis

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 2:19 pm | UN News

Greece’s severe financial crisis has bred social unrest and intolerance of the nearly one million irregular migrants living in the country (October 2012). Photo: IRIN/Kristy Siegfried More >>

DR Congo: UN special envoy condemns ‘trend of massacres’

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 2:17 pm | UN News

24 November 2014 – The security situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is “worsening,” a senior United Nations official has warned, citing an escalating trend of massacres in the town of Beni – the site of continuing ... More >>

UN chief condemns latest terrorist attack in Kenya

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:50 pm | UN News

22 November 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the brutal killing of 28 people on a bus in Mandera, Kenya in the latest spate of terrorist violence to afflict the East African nation. More >>

Darfur: UN-backed event promotes role of women in peace

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:48 pm | UN News

Darfur: amid mass rape allegations, UN-backed event promotes role of women in peace processes More >>

Improving system for person with disabilities good for all

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:46 pm | UN News

Improving system for person with disabilities good for all says US advocate on tour of UN accessibility centre More >>

Ebola: Ban hopeful of outbreak’s end by mid-2015

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:44 pm | UN News

Ebola: Ban hopeful of outbreak’s end by mid-2015; UN to set up response office in Mali More >>

UN-backed reconstruction efforts set to kick-off in Gaza

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:43 pm | UN News

21 November 2014 – The next phase in reconstruction efforts for war-ravaged Gaza is slated to begin as early as next week following an updated “understanding” between Israeli and Palestinian stakeholders, the United Nations special envoy in ... More >>

Burkina Faso: UN chief urges continued dialogue

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:38 pm | UN News

21 November 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his call for all Burkinabé stakeholders to ensure Burkina Faso’s seamless transition to democracy amid an ongoing constitutional crisis in the West African country, a United Nations ... More >>

Renewed global momentum to eradicate malnutrition

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:37 pm | UN News

21 November 2014 – In a move hailed as renewed global momentum to end hunger, leaders from over 170 countries attending a United Nations nutrition conference which concluded today, pledged to establish national policies aimed at eradicating malnutrition – ... More >>



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