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'Swelling' Number of Civilians At Bases in South Sudan

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:49 am | UN News

Spiraling violence has forced an increasing number of civilians in South Sudan’s oil-rich Unity state are seeking refuge with the United Nations peacekeeping mission, it was confirmed today. More >>

UN Seeks Funds For Central African Republic Civilians

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:21 am | UN News

United Nations humanitarian agencies and their partners today launched a joint appeal to donors to fund emergency operations in support of the growing number of people who have been fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) since last ... More >>

Security Council Failure In Rwanda Led to 'Human Tragedy'

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:18 am | UN News

The Security Council today marked the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide by calling on all countries to recommit to prevent and fight such serious crimes, as a senior United Nations official warned that many of today’s conflicts reveal that ... More >>

Unicef Calls For Release Of Abducted Nigerian School Girls

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 9:57 am | UN News

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has strongly condemned the reported abduction of some 100 school girls between 12 and 17 years old from their school hostel in north-eastern Nigeria yesterday, and called for their immediate and unconditional ... More >>

UN Expert Urges UK To Respond to Violence Against Women

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 9:55 am | UN News

Violence against women remains a pervasive challenge in the United Kingdom and a more comprehensive and targeted response is needed to address the scourge, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today after a two-week mission to the country. More >>

Security Council On Abduction Of Jordanian Envoy In Libya

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:44 am | UN News

The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned today’s attack in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, which resulted in the abduction of the Jordanian ambassador and injuries to his driver. More >>

UN Chief Calls For Sustainable Developement

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:32 am | UN News

With the deadline for the globally agreed development targets fast approaching, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a renewed global partnership to advance sustainable development and a life of dignity for all. More >>

Support Of Un-Backed Guidelines Rights to Land, Livelihoods

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:28 am | UN News

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today that PepsiCo has joined the Coca-Cola Company in giving its official support to a set of global guidelines that protect the rights of poor and vulnerable people to land, livelihoods ... More >>

In Bulgaria, Living Conditions For Asylum-Seekers Improves

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:24 am | UN News

The United Nations refugee agency applauded today the “significant efforts” made recently by the Bulgarian authorities and their partners to improve living conditions for asylum seekers in the country. More >>

UN Rights Office Urges Ukraine to Stop Propoganda

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:14 am | UN News

While corruption and widespread inequality were among the root causes of the massive street protests that erupted last year in Ukraine, the fear-mongering and incitement to hatred that has followed must be urgently countered to avoid the further escalation ... More >>

UN Officials Seek Financing Of Sustainable Developement

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:43 am | UN News

Even with a slow recovery from the economic and financial crisis under way, severe effects of the upheaval linger and serious risks remain, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson warned a high-level gathering of global finance institutions today, ... More >>

UN Rights Chief Condemns Use Of Torture By Syrian Forces

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 10:59 am | UN News

The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the rampant use of torture, including allegedly of children, in detention facilities across Syria by Government forces and some armed opposition groups. More >>

Treaty Enables Children To Report Rights Violations to UN

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 10:57 am | UN News

United Nations child rights experts today hailed a new treaty that allows children to complain directly to the world body about alleged violations of their rights. More >>

UN Experts Urge Less Military Spending, More Investment

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 10:54 am | UN News

Marking the Global Day of Action on Military Spending, the United Nations independent expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order called on all governments to boost transparency and cuts in military expenditures, and increase ... More >>

UN Urges 'Maximum Restraint' Amid Situation in East Ukraine

Monday, 14 April 2014, 11:05 am | UN News

Deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in eastern Ukraine, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for maximum restraint and appealed to all sides to work towards calming the situation, which has the "growing potential" to ... More >>

UN, U.S, EU Issue Joint 'Call For Action' On South Sudan

Monday, 14 April 2014, 10:47 am | UN News

Expressing deep concern about the crisis in South Sudan and its impact on civilians, the top United Nations humanitarian official joined today with her counterparts from the United States and the European Union to urge more support for the war-torn country's ... More >>

Ban Urges World Leaders To Work Towards Climate Action

Monday, 14 April 2014, 10:32 am | UN News

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended today the Climate Leaders’ Summit in Washington, D.C., recalling the importance of keeping global warming as a top concern in the development agenda, and urging Governments to reach a universal legal climate deal ... More >>

Syrian Parties' Contempt for Civilians in Ongoing Siege

Friday, 11 April 2014, 4:25 pm | UN News

Speaking out strongly against yesterdays deadly car bomb attacks on a busy shopping street in the Syrian city of Homs, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator said such brutality serves to remind us again of the contempt the parties to this ... More >>

Central African Republic:UN Peacekeeping Mission Established

Friday, 11 April 2014, 4:24 pm | UN News

Deeply concerned about the deteriorating security situation and ongoing human rights abuses in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today approved the establishment of a nearly 12,000-strong United Nations peacekeeping operation ... More >>

WFP chief: ‘the time is now’ for Central African Republic

Friday, 11 April 2014, 4:23 pm | UN News

Racing against time and bad weather, prodding fickle donors and an indifferent general public, the United Nations World Food Programme is working on all fronts to support millions of desperate people in the Central African Republic (CAR) and to keep international ... More >>

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