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N relief official calls for kidnapped aid worker’s release

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 11:32 am | UN News

20 January 2015 – A senior United Nations relief official in the Central African Republic (CAR) has strongly condemned the abduction of a French aid worker by unknown assailants and called for her immediate release, the Office for the Coordination ... More >>

Genocide occurs when ‘warning signs’ ignored

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 11:28 am | UN News

21 January 2015 – During a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp today, United Nations Deputy-Secretary-General Jan Eliasson called for reflection on how better to prevent horrific crimes witnessed ... More >>

Burundi making strides towards ‘peaceful, credible’ election

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 11:24 am | UN News

21 January 2015 – Amid a flare-up in fighting and ongoing political tensions between the Government and opposition members, the organization of legitimate elections in Burundi remains ‘one of the most pressing challenges’ facing the African country ... More >>

Ukraine ceasefire exists ‘in name only,’

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 10:58 am | UN News

21 January 2015 – After weeks of relative calm, the United Nations political chief said the Security Council was meeting today amid the ‘worst hostilities’ in eastern Ukraine since the Minsk Protocol was agreed on 5 September, with the urgently needed ... More >>

International Monetary Fund downgrade global growth forecast

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 12:53 pm | UN News

20 January 2015 – Despite a sharp decline in oil prices, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest economic outlook today lowered growth expectations for this year and the next for most countries due to slowdown in investment, and urged governments ... More >>

Child suicide bombers attack northern Nigeria market

Tuesday, 13 January 2015, 11:05 am | UN News

UN condemns Boko Haram's 'depraved act' as child suicide bombers attack northern Nigeria market More >>

Unity march in wake deadly terrorist attacks in France

Tuesday, 13 January 2015, 10:13 am | UN News

UNESCO chief joins world leaders for historic unity march in wake deadly terrorist attacks in France More >>

UN mourns slain French cartoonists

Tuesday, 13 January 2015, 10:11 am | UN News

At UNESCO headquarters in Paris, the UN flag flies at half-mast in homage to victims of yesterday's attack on Charlie Hebdo. UNESCO/Pilar Chang-Joo More >>

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 >>

 

 

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