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Accountability for Israel Vital for Peace

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 2:45 pm | UN News

A young girl walks through a severely damaged street in Gaza. Photo: UNICEF/Eyad El Baba More >>

Leaders, UN Chief Spotlights Climate Change, Ebola, Regional

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 2:42 pm | UN News

21 September 2014 – Ahead of this week's opening of the United Nations General Assembly's annual high-level session Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed a host of top Government officials throughout the day, continuing the tradition of meeting ... More >>

First World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 2:36 pm | UN News

A woman of Quechua ancestry in the mining town iof Llallagua, in the Bolivian department of Potosí. After the collapse of tin prices in the early 1980's, mining towns have fallen into decay, their population has diminished and mostly the elderly remain. ... More >>

Newly-Detected Bird Flu in Southeast Asia

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 2:33 pm | UN News

Newly-Detected Bird Flu in Southeast Asia Poses Threat to Animal Health, People’s Livelihoods More >>

Extreme Weather Hits Asia and Europe

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 2:29 pm | UN News

22 September 2014 – Heavy rains and flooding devastated parts of the Philippines, France and Italy over the weekend and may be further indications of the ‘new normal’ that the world will have to deal with if no accelerated action is taken to curb global ... More >>

Indigenous Peoples World Conference

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 2:26 pm | UN News

A participant at the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, held at the UN Headquarters between 22 and 23 September, 2014. UN Photo/Yubi Hoffmann More >>

Advance Team for Ebola Response Arrives in West Africa

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 2:22 pm | UN News

These children in Kailahun district, Sierra Leone, survived Ebola but lost parents to the deadly virus. Photo: UNICEF/Jo Dunlop More >>

No 'Plan B' for Climate Action as There is No 'Planet B'

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 2:16 pm | UN News

No 'Plan B' for Climate Action as There is No 'Planet B, Says UN Chief More >>

Mali: Ban Condemn Attack That Killed Five UN Peacekeepers

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 1:45 pm | UN News

UN peacekeepers from Chad patrol the area outside their base in Tessalit, northern Mali. UN Photo/Marco Dormino More >>

UN: 'Shocked And Saddened' by Vaccination Deaths in Syria

Monday, 22 September 2014, 4:02 pm | UN News

A Syrian boy gets his measles jab in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Photo: UNICEF/Jordan-2013/ Alaa Malhas More >>

Leonardo Dicaprio New UN Messenger of Peace

Monday, 22 September 2014, 3:56 pm | UN News

Pictured left to right: United Nations Messenger of Peace, Leonardo DiCaprio and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten More >>

UN: 'Strong Commitment' to Bolster Response to Ebola

Monday, 22 September 2014, 3:54 pm | UN News

Passengers about to depart from Lagos airport, Nigeria, are being checked for their body temperature to make sure they don't have fever, one symptom of Ebola. Photo: WHO/S. Bolton More >>

Ban Launches UN Ebola Response Mission

Monday, 22 September 2014, 3:43 pm | UN News

Ban Launches UN Ebola Response Mission; Advance Teams to Arrive in West Africa on Monday More >>

Sinking of Mediterranean Migrant Boat Amounts to Mass Murder

Monday, 22 September 2014, 3:35 pm | UN News

Syrian refugees are rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, but others are not so fortunate. Photo: UNHCR/A. D'Amato More >>

Afghanistan: UN Welcomes Conclusion of Presidential Election

Monday, 22 September 2014, 3:30 pm | UN News

Pictured left to right: Jan Kubis, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan, and presidential candidates Dr.Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah. Photo: Fardin Waezi/UNAMA More >>

Uruguay: Emma Watson Urges Women’s Political Participation

Friday, 19 September 2014, 3:52 pm | UN News

On her first country visit as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador, British actor Emma Watson (right) visited Uruguay's Parliament where she met with Vice President Danilo Astori (2nd right). Photo: UN Women/Marco Grob More >>

Hundreds of Yemeni Families in Need of Aid

Friday, 19 September 2014, 3:49 pm | UN News

Two displaced girls stand in front of the classroom where their family has been living in Aden, Yemen. Photo: UNHCR/P. Rubio Larrauri More >>

Life-Saving Food Aid in Jeopardy for Millions of Syrians

Friday, 19 September 2014, 3:46 pm | UN News

18 September 2014 – The United Nations World Food Programme ( WFP ) today warned that it is running out of funds to provide food for almost 6 million Syrians receiving its life-saving assistance. More >>

UN Announces Mission to Combat Ebola

Friday, 19 September 2014, 3:18 pm | UN News

Ebola outbreak: a peacekeeper with the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) wears a protective mask while on duty at UN offices in the capital city of Monrovia. UN Photo/Andrey Tsarkov More >>

UN Body Dealing with Torture Suspends Azerbaijan Visit

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:14 pm | UN News

17 September 2014 – A United Nations human rights body today announced that it has decided to suspend its visit to Azerbaijan due to obstructions it encountered in carrying out its mandate under the Optional Protocol to the Convention against ... More >>



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