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Payments To Survivors Of Bangladesh Factory Collapse

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 11:38 am | UN News

One year after the global garment industry’s worst industrial accident, the fund chaired by the United Nations to compensate victims of Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza factory collapse has begun issuing its initial round of payments, as efforts to address ... More >>

UN In Congo Pledges Support for Upcoming Elections

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 11:35 am | UN News

The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will provide technical and logistical support for upcoming elections, the top UN official in the country today confirmed, stressing that the planning for the polls must be well organized ... More >>

Mali’s Peace Train ‘Cannot Be Turned Back

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 11:28 am | UN News

Calling for continued cooperation with regional organizations to support Mali’s steady efforts towards peace and stability through inclusive talks, a senior United Nations official today told the Security Council that despite progress, the security ... More >>

UN Reaffirms World Body’s Resolve In Somalia

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 11:19 am | UN News

The top United Nations envoy in Somalia today called on the country’s international partners to boost support to aid peace building and humanitarian efforts there, while reaffirming that the world body has no plans to withdraw amid attacks by Al-Shabaab ... More >>

Factor In Food Production Impacts Of Climate Change

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 11:06 am | UN News

Countries need to shift to more sustainable food systems to adapt to the effects of climate change, the Director-General of the United Nations Food and Drug Organization (FAO) José Graziano da Silva told a conference in Morocco today, warning that the ... More >>

UN Chiefs Issue Impassioned Plea To Save Besieged Civilians

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 10:50 am | UN News

Calling urgently on Syrian authorities and the opposition to allow aid access, end siege warfare and halt the indiscriminate bombing of civilians, the top United Nations humanitarian officials today also issued a strong challenge to “those with the ... More >>

UN calls for Côte D’ivoire’s Electoral Commission reform

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 10:40 am | UN News

A United Nations human rights expert today called on authorities in Côte d’Ivoire to undertake broad consultations on the reform of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to prevent the country from “falling back into crisis.” More >>

UN: Surging Violence, Worsened Malnutrition in South Sudan

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 11:58 am | UN News

Confirming that children were killed in South Sudan during recent brutal attacks on displaced civilians or as a result of being recruited by armed groups, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that the surging violence is exacerbating ... More >>

UNICEF: Myanmar Children Face Growing Threats

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 11:52 am | UN News

Recent fighting between Government forces and Kachin rebels in Myanmar, and the resulting displacement of thousands of people, has significantly increased the risks to young people, including possible recruitment, limited access to basic services and the ... More >>

UN Envoy Condemns Murder Of Lawmaker in Somalia

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 11:46 am | UN News

Following the murder earlier today of Somali parliamentarian Abdiaziz Isaaq Mursal – the second lawmaker to be killed in less than 48 hours in Mogadishu – the top United Nations official in the country strongly condemned the incident and pledged ... More >>

UN Panel, Respect Right Of Persons With Disabilities

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 11:44 am | UN News

People with disabilities have the same rights as everyone to make decisions about their lives, including the right to take risks and make mistakes, a United Nations committee has stressed in new guidelines. More >>

Summit On Food Security, ‘Blue Economy’ Urges Action

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 11:36 am | UN News

Overfishing, habitat destruction and pollution are atop the agenda of a United Nations-backed summit on the role of oceans in global food security, livelihoods and economic which opened today in The Hague, the Netherlands. More >>

UNESCO Chief Denounces Philippines Killing Of Journalist

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 11:33 am | UN News

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has denounced the killing of journalist Rubylita Garcia and called on authorities in the Philippines to investigate the case. More >>

UN Warns Syria About Presidential Election Amid 'Tragedy'

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 10:47 am | UN News

Urging Syrian authorities to reconsider plans to conduct a presidential election in early June, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Joint UN-League of Arab States Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi today pledged to continue to seek ... More >>

UN Official Urges Women To Engage In Afghan Political Life

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 10:39 am | UN News

With the results still being counted from Afghanistan’s recent presidential election, the top United Nations official in the country today urged women to remain meaningfully engaged in the political process and improve political life there. More >>

UN Denounces Attack On University in Baghdad

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 10:36 am | UN News

The head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has denounced the “vicious and cowardly” suicide attack that took place yesterday against the Imam Kadhim University in the capital, Baghdad. More >>

UN Mission In South Sudan Condemns Ethnic Killings In Bentiu

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 10:33 am | UN News

Opposition forces in South Sudan killed “hundreds of South Sudanese and foreign civilians” after determining their ethnicity or nationality when they captured Bentiu last week, the United Nations confirmed today, calling for an immediate stop ... More >>

UN Envoy Strongly Condemns Murder Of Somali Parliamentarian

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 10:30 am | UN News

The top United Nations envoy in Somalia today condemned the murder of parliamentarian Isaak Mohamed Rino and called for the perpetrators of the attack to be brought to justice. More >>

'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 >>



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