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Security Council Demands End to LRA Attacks in Africa

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 11:22 am | UN News

A Congolese refugee at an emergency school in Obo, Haut-Mbomou, Central African Republic, (CAR) after fleeing attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Photo: OCHA/Lauren Paletta More >>

Ban urges action for climate change

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 11:13 am | UN News

‘The more we delay, the more we will pay,’ says Ban, urging action on climate More >>

Iran: UN atomic agency chief appeals for funds

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 11:10 am | UN News

Iran: UN atomic agency chief appeals for funds to extend monitoring mission until June 2015 More >>

Patience ‘wearing thin’ with warring parties in South Sudan

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 11:06 am | UN News

11 December 2014 – Leaders on both sides of the conflict in South Sudan must inject “a new sense of urgency” into the peace process in order to reach a comprehensive peace agreement as soon as possible, the Special Representative of the United Nations ... More >>

US must now recover moral high ground in torture allegations

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:34 pm | UN News

Mr. Juan Mendez, Special Rapporteur on Torture, Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas More >>

Record cereal crop as Ebola conflict threatens food security

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:29 pm | UN News

A farmer works in her cornfield in Swaziland. Southern Africa has had a strong maize harvest in 2014. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano More >>

UN congratulates frontline Ebola response workers

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:25 pm | UN News

10 December 2014 – The United Nations today congratulated the front line workers in the field battling Ebola on their well-deserved recognition as Time “Person of the Year,” while countries affected by the outbreak and their partners met to ... More >>

UN-backed reconstruction efforts continue in Gaza

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:14 pm | UN News

11 December 2014 – Reconstruction efforts in Gaza are continuing as thousands of people will soon have access to building materials for urgent repairs to their homes following last summer’s conflict in the war-ravaged enclave, the United Nations ... More >>

Ban ‘deeply saddened’ by death of Ziad Abu Ein

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:11 pm | UN News

10 December 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that he is “deeply saddened” by the death of Palestinian Minister Ziad Abu Ein, which occurred after a demonstration near Ramallah that resulted in clashes with Israeli ... More >>

UN expert calls for prosecution of CIA

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 3:16 pm | UN News

Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism Ben Emmerson. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré More >>

World AIDS Day: ‘fast track’ to ending epidemic by 2030

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 11:27 am | UN News

1 December 2014 – Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 requires a comprehensive approach that includes social justice, the democratization of science, gender equity, and a people-centred approach to health, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ... More >>

Violence in Iraq kills at least 1,232 people in November

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 10:33 am | UN News

1 December 2014 – Some 1,232 people – mostly civilians – were killed by violence in Iraq in November, the top United Nations official there said today as he called on Iraq’s political, religious and social leaders to rise above their differences ... More >>

Deadly Boko Haram attack forces thousands to flee Nigeria

Monday, 1 December 2014, 3:07 pm | UN News

Refugees and returnees who have fled Boko Haram violence in Borno State, Nigeria, sheltering in Niger's Guesseré village on the border. Photo: IRIN/Anna Jefferys More >>

Ban condemns 'horrific' bombing of mosque in Nigeria

Monday, 1 December 2014, 3:05 pm | UN News

29 November 2014 – Condemning the “horrific” attack on Kano Central Mosque, which killed dozens of people and injured hundreds of others, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the authorities to bring the perpetrators to just and reaffirmed ... More >>

Emergency declared in Gaza following severe flooding

Monday, 1 December 2014, 3:03 pm | UN News

28 November 2014 – The United Nations Relief and Works Agency ( UNRWA ) in Gaza, has declared an emergency in Gaza City, following extreme weather and severe flooding over the past 48 hours exacerbating the already poor humanitarian situation in the ... More >>

The World is on the side of those who fight against Ebola

Monday, 1 December 2014, 3:00 pm | UN News

'The world is on the side of those who are involved in this fight' against Ebola – UN envoy More >>

Ebola: Advisory to male survivors to abstain from sex

Monday, 1 December 2014, 2:57 pm | UN News

Health workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) walk in single file to a gate leading out of the green (safe) zone, at a newly built Ebola treatment unit (ETU) in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: UNICEF/Christine Nesbitt More >>

Lima climate talks a ‘stepping stone’ for universal treaty

Monday, 1 December 2014, 2:18 pm | UN News

28 November 2014 – As Governments prepare to meet for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, starting on Monday, a top UN official has highlighted the session as an opportunity to raise immediate awareness on climate change and ... More >>

Botswana: UN expert calls for renewed 'nation-building'

Monday, 1 December 2014, 2:16 pm | UN News

28 November 2014 – Following an official visit to Botswana, the UN Special Rapporteur on cultural rights has called on the country to embark on a second phase of nation-building that reflects, builds on and celebrates its cultural diversity, stressing that issues ... More >>

Cooperationin Mediterranean can help stem forced migration

Saturday, 29 November 2014, 11:33 am | UN News

28 November 2014 – If countries of the Mediterranean want to stem the tide on forced migration and human suffering, they must put agricultural, food and rural development, including youth-targeted incentives, at the core of regional cooperation, said the ... More >>



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