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UN chief condemns latest terrorist attack in Kenya

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:50 pm | UN News

22 November 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the brutal killing of 28 people on a bus in Mandera, Kenya in the latest spate of terrorist violence to afflict the East African nation. More >>

Darfur: UN-backed event promotes role of women in peace

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:48 pm | UN News

Darfur: amid mass rape allegations, UN-backed event promotes role of women in peace processes More >>

Improving system for person with disabilities good for all

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:46 pm | UN News

Improving system for person with disabilities good for all says US advocate on tour of UN accessibility centre More >>

Ebola: Ban hopeful of outbreak’s end by mid-2015

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:44 pm | UN News

Ebola: Ban hopeful of outbreak’s end by mid-2015; UN to set up response office in Mali More >>

UN-backed reconstruction efforts set to kick-off in Gaza

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:43 pm | UN News

21 November 2014 – The next phase in reconstruction efforts for war-ravaged Gaza is slated to begin as early as next week following an updated “understanding” between Israeli and Palestinian stakeholders, the United Nations special envoy in ... More >>

Burkina Faso: UN chief urges continued dialogue

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:38 pm | UN News

21 November 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his call for all Burkinabé stakeholders to ensure Burkina Faso’s seamless transition to democracy amid an ongoing constitutional crisis in the West African country, a United Nations ... More >>

Renewed global momentum to eradicate malnutrition

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:37 pm | UN News

21 November 2014 – In a move hailed as renewed global momentum to end hunger, leaders from over 170 countries attending a United Nations nutrition conference which concluded today, pledged to establish national policies aimed at eradicating malnutrition – ... More >>

South Sudan: UN relief official urges respect for ceasefire

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:35 pm | UN News

21 November 2014 – Concluding a three-day mission to South Sudan, a senior United Nations relief official has called on all parties to the conflict there to respect their ceasefire commitments, while urging the international community to continue ... More >>

Challenges mount for displaced in eastern Ukraine

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:34 pm | UN News

As challenges mount for displaced in eastern Ukraine, UN agency ramps up food voucher plan More >>

Sectarian clashes displace thousands in the CAR

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:33 pm | UN News

21 November 2014 – An upsurge in violent attacks this week between communities in a town near the Central African Republic’s border with South Sudan has left at least 10 people injured and thousands more displaced, marking the first major ... More >>

UN boosts delivery of winter kits to displaced in Iraq

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:30 pm | UN News

‘Time is growing short,’ UN warns as it boosts delivery of winter kits to displaced in Iraq More >>

UN warns Pacific islands of extreme weather risks

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:28 pm | UN News

21 November 2014 – Extreme weather conditions predicted for the Pacific Ocean pose a significant threat for island states' industry and infrastructure, warns a new advisory note from the United Nations, encouraging the establishment of a regional ... More >>

Ban urges leaders in Israel/Palestine to halt extremisim

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:24 pm | UN News

Ban urges Israeli, Palestinian leaders to stand up to extremists on both sides, end surging violence More >>

Ban to take up fight against Ebola with all UN Organisations

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:21 pm | UN News

Street sellers at Waterside market in central Monrovia, where there has seen a huge drop in customers over the past months due to the onset of the Ebola Virus Disease. Photo: UNDP/Carly Learson (20 November 2014) More >>

First-ever resolution on ‘invaluable role’ of UN police

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:18 pm | UN News

20 November 2014 – The United Nations Security Council today adopted its first-ever resolution focusing on the world body’s policing operations, stressing their invaluable contribution to peacekeeping, civilian protection and the rule of law, and pledging ... More >>

Anaemic growth for shipping industry

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:17 pm | UN News

20 November 2014 – The growth of global seaborne shipping over the past year has reflected the “stumbling” progress of the world economy, the United Nations trade and development body announced today as it presented its latest report on the “volatile ... More >>

Nearly 1,000 dead amid shaky Ukraine ceasefire

Friday, 21 November 2014, 12:07 pm | UN News

In latest report, UN rights office says nearly 1,000 dead amid shaky Ukraine ceasefire More >>

UN agency chief reports on Iran, DPR Korea nuclear files

Friday, 21 November 2014, 12:01 pm | UN News

UN agency chief reports on Iran, DPR Korea nuclear files, measures to curb climate change More >>

$9 billion in pledges to Green Climate Fund

Friday, 21 November 2014, 11:52 am | UN News

20 November 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the pledges of more than $9.3 billion made by Governments towards the initial capitalisation of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at the first pledging conference for the mechanism, ... More >>

Pope urges concrete action in global nutrition challenge

Friday, 21 November 2014, 11:15 am | UN News

Pope Francis addresses the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) at FAO Headquarters in Rome. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano More >>

 

 

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