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UN: welcomes agreement to form new Somalia administration

Friday, 1 August 2014, 11:04 am | UN News

UN envoy welcomes agreement of intent to form new central Somalia administration 30 July 2014 More >>

Iraq: UN official urges access to desperate civilians

Friday, 1 August 2014, 10:59 am | UN News

A senior UN official in Iraq expressed concern today over rising levels of violence and instability across the crisis-torn country and its impact on the lives of civilians. More >>

UN: Food insecurity in South Sudan as funds dry up

Friday, 1 August 2014, 10:56 am | UN News

Food insecurity in South Sudan set to deepen as funds dry up, warns UN agency More >>

Viet Nam: ‘litmus test’ for religious freedom

Friday, 1 August 2014, 10:51 am | UN News

Greater local-level autonomy in Viet Nam would be ‘litmus test’ for religious freedom – UN expert More >>

Gaza: deadly shelling of another school, calls for ceasefire

Friday, 1 August 2014, 10:45 am | UN News

As another United Nations school serving as a shelter for Palestinians in Gaza was hit by shells this morning, killing children, senior UN officials strongly condemned the attacks and warned against the targeting of civilians. More >>

UN health agency moves to allay mounting fears over Ebola

Friday, 1 August 2014, 9:58 am | UN News

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today advised that while travellers should be aware of Ebola, they will not contract the highly-contagious, often fatal disease unless they actually touch someone who is showing active symptoms. More >>

Former head of UN Liberia mission to lead operation in Sudan

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 12:52 pm | UN News

Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon today announced the appointment of Ellen Margrethe LØj of Denmark as his top official in South Sudan, replacing Hilde Johnson. More >>

UN Meeting: Least Developed Countries Urge Partnerships

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 11:41 am | UN News

At UN-backed meeting, world’s least developed countries urge partnerships to boost productive capacity More >>

Ban urged to streamline cooperation with African Union

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 11:33 am | UN News

With preparations underway for the United Nations to take over from an African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to review what was done and how it ... More >>

UN chief says downing of plane may be ‘war crime’

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 11:18 am | UN News

Eastern Ukraine: UN rights chief says downing of plane may be ‘war crime,’ urges probe More >>

UN and Partners Urge Humanitarian Ceasefire

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:52 am | UN News

The United Nations and its diplomatic partners today called for a seven-day humanitarian ceasefire, as they continue their efforts to bring about an end to the bloodshed and destruction that is tearing apart the lives of so many civilians in Gaza and ... More >>

UN: Arms race in Syria must be stopped

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:48 am | UN News

Arms race in Syria must be stopped to reduce civilian suffering, says head of UN panel More >>

UN calls for investigation of attack on Afghan civilians

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:42 am | UN News

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan strongly condemned the killing on Friday of civilians in the western province of Ghor, and called for a prompt investigation into the crime. More >>

Illicit Oil Trade as Revenue for Terrorists in Iraq, Syria

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:35 am | UN News

Voicing grave concern over the reported access to and seizure of oilfields and pipelines in Syria and Iraq by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Jabhat Al-Nusra, the Security Council today underscored that there should be no trade in oil with ... More >>

Myanmar: UN rights expert warns against backtracking

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:30 am | UN News

On the heels of a ten-day visit to Myanmar, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the country has urged authorities to avoid any backtracking that could threaten the achievements of the past few years. More >>

UN: Marking World Hepatitis Day, Global momentum needed

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:05 am | UN News

With 1.4 million deaths every year attributed to acute and chronic liver disease, the United Nations health agency is marking World Hepatitis Day by calling on countries to intensify efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat one of the world’s most serious ... More >>

Ban calling again for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:01 am | UN News

Urging Israelis and Palestinians to stop the fighting now, “in the name of humanity”, United Nations Secretary-General has again joined the Security Council in calling on the parties to agree on an “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire, allowing ... More >>

Gaza: UN Renews Appeal for Humanitarian Ceasefire

Monday, 28 July 2014, 3:17 pm | UN News

Welcoming the broadly observed 12-hour humanitarian pause in the Gaza conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon renewed his appeal to all parties to declare a week-long ceasefire as a prelude to restarting political negotiations. More >>

UN: Urgent Action to End Female Genital Mutilation

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:42 pm | UN News

New UN data shows need for urgent action to end female genital mutilation, child marriage More >>

In Jerusalem, Ban meets with Israeli, US officials

Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:51 pm | UN News

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met in Jerusalem today with Israeli and United States officials today in Jerusalem and called for an immediate ceasefire as the crisis in the Gaza Strip enters its 16th day. More >>



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