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Officials hail role of dialogue in advancing development

Monday, 1 September 2014, 3:08 pm | UN News

29 August 2014 – United Nations officials today highlighted the important role played by the initiative known as the Alliance of Civilizations in building bridges to peace, especially amid the current instability in many parts of the world, as ... More >>

SAMOA: Apia welcomes thousands for UN conference

Monday, 1 September 2014, 10:53 am | UN News

30 August 2014 – Ahead of the official opening of the United Nations conference on small island developing countries, the UN and Samoan flags were raised on Saturday over the site in the capital, Apia, that will host what is considered the largest ... More >>

Security Council urges greater protection for aid workers

Monday, 1 September 2014, 10:50 am | UN News

29 August 2014 – Against the backdrop of increasing threats to aid workers, the United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution calling for accountability for attacks and urging all parties to conflict to allow unimpeded access for humanitarian ... More >>

UN envoy urges close vigilance to safeguard achievements

Monday, 1 September 2014, 10:40 am | UN News

29 August 2014 – The United Nations envoy for Kosovo today said that while great strides have been made since last year toward normalisation of relations between Belgrade and Pristina, close vigilance remains essential to safeguard achievements ... More >>

UN-NGO: Shaping future development agenda

Monday, 1 September 2014, 10:31 am | UN News

Shaping future development agenda seen by UN-NGO forum as ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ More >>

Detained peacekeepers in the Golan safe and in good health

Monday, 1 September 2014, 10:27 am | UN News

29 August 2014 – The United Nations said on Friday that it has received assurances from credible sources that the 44 peacekeepers who were taken from their positions in the Golan yesterday are safe and in good health. More >>

On eve of major conference, UN chief spurs green investment

Monday, 1 September 2014, 10:24 am | UN News

31 August 2014 – Encouraging partnerships between the private sector and small developing island nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged corporate leaders to invest in renewable energy and make historic strides in sustainability. More >>

Number of Syrian Refugees Tops 3 Million as Insecurity Grows

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 1:59 pm | UN News

The parents and children of this Syrian family sleep on the streets of Istanbul in Turkey. They are among the 3 million refugees from Syria, many of whom live in desperate conditions. Photo: UNHCR/S. Baldwin More >>

UN Identifies Countries at Risk for Spread of Ebola

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 1:35 pm | UN News

A WFP convoy with needed food supplies entering West Point in Monrovia, Liberia, a community quarantined to prevent the spread of Ebola. Photo: UNMIL/Emmanuel Tobey More >>

Ban Alarmed by ‘Dangerous Escalation’ in Ukraine Crisis

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:52 pm | UN News

Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, many being women with children. Photo: UNFPA Ukraine/Olena Kulyk More >>

UN Reports Improved Humanitarian Access to Syria

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:46 pm | UN News

Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha Kang briefs the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria. UN Photo/Loey Felipe More >>

Ebola Caseload Could Exceed 20,000 in Course of Emergency

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:42 pm | UN News

A health worker checks a blood sample for Ebola at Kenema government hospital, Sierra Leone. Photo: IRIN/Tommy Trenchard More >>

Ban Deplores Detention of UN Peacekeepers in Golan

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:36 pm | UN News

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council today strongly condemned the detention of United Nations peacekeepers serving in the Golan amid increased fighting in the area between Syrian Government forces and armed elements, and demanded ... More >>

UN:In Bali, role of young people in building peaceful future

Friday, 29 August 2014, 11:55 am | UN News

28 August 2014 – Addressing a youth forum in Bali, Indonesia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the role of young people in building a peaceful, sustainable future and encouraged them to be solid global citizens and leaders of today. More >>

UN: Syria’s war threatens international peace and security

Friday, 29 August 2014, 10:32 am | UN News

27 August 2014 – Mass atrocities by Government forces and non-State armed groups continue to take place in Syria, causing immeasurable suffering to civilians and contributing to a spillover of violence affecting international peace and stability, ... More >>

Using Egyptian crossing, UN convoy brings food aid to Gaza

Friday, 29 August 2014, 10:23 am | UN News

Using Egyptian crossing for first time in seven years, UN convoy brings food aid to Gaza More >>

UN reports improved humanitarian access to Syria

Friday, 29 August 2014, 10:19 am | UN News

28 August 2014 – For the first time in six months, there has been some improvement recently on humanitarian access to Syria, but much more needs to be done by the parties to the conflict to ensure rapid and unhindered access to people in need, a senior ... More >>

Ban alarmed by ‘dangerous escalation’ in Ukraine crisis

Friday, 29 August 2014, 10:10 am | UN News

28 August 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he is alarmed by what seems to be a “dangerous escalation” in the crisis in Ukraine with reports of intensified fighting in the country south-east near the border with Russia, as the Security Council ... More >>

Ban, Security Council deplore detention of UN peacekeepers

Friday, 29 August 2014, 10:02 am | UN News

28 August 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council today strongly condemned the detention of United Nations peacekeepers serving in the Golan amid increased fighting in the area between Syrian Government forces and armed elements, ... More >>

Ebola caseload could exceed 20,000 in course of emergency

Friday, 29 August 2014, 9:59 am | UN News

28 August 2014 – The United Nations World Health Organization ( WHO ) has issued a roadmap that aims to stop Ebola transmissions within six to nine months, but acknowledges the actual number of cases may be much higher than that currently reported and the ... More >>

 

 

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