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Peace deal ‘first step’ in resolving South Sudan crisis

Sunday, 30 August 2015, 11:38 am | UN News

Children at a protection of civilians site in Juba, South Sudan, run by the UN Mission, perform at a special cultural event in March 2015. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine More >>

Yemen: Killing or maiming an average of eight children a day

Sunday, 23 August 2015, 11:07 am | UN News

Killing or maiming an average of eight children a day, ‘brutal’ Yemen conflict must end – UNICEF More >>

Changing habits/behaviours key to overcome vaccine hesitancy

Sunday, 23 August 2015, 10:57 am | UN News

Vaccine hesitancy can be caused by factors such as negative beliefs based on myths, misinformation. Fear of needles can be a factor for refusal. Photo: PAHO/WHO More >>

Burundi: Ban condemns assassination of senior army officer

Sunday, 23 August 2015, 10:50 am | UN News

Refugees from Burundi in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo: OCHA/Naomi Frerotte United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the assassination Burundi’s former Army Chief of Staff, Colonel Jean Bikomagu, who ... More >>

Deadly industrial explosions in northern China

Sunday, 16 August 2015, 11:45 am | UN News

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and the injuries to scores of people as a result of deadly explosions in Tianjin, China. More >>

UN urges action to tackle deepening refugee crisis in Greece

Sunday, 9 August 2015, 11:02 am | UN News

A group of Syrian refugees arrive on the island of Lesbos after travelling in an inflatable raft from Turkey, near Skala Sykaminias, Greece. Photo: UNHCR/A. McConnell More >>

Probe into those responsible for chemical weapons in Syria

Sunday, 9 August 2015, 10:56 am | UN News

The US Vessel Cape Ray, on which all 581 metric tonnes of a precursor chemical for sarin gas were removed from Syria and safely destroyed as the ship sailed in international waters in 2014. Photo: US Dept. of Transportation More >>

Myanmar election: UNICEF urges prioritisation of children

Sunday, 2 August 2015, 12:02 pm | UN News

With 99 days to go before Myanmar elections, UNICEF urges candidates make children the clear winner More >>

Thousands of unregistered children born during Ebola crisis

Sunday, 2 August 2015, 11:56 am | UN News

Thousands of unregistered children born in Liberia during Ebola crisis at risk of exploitation – UNICEF More >>

UN refugee agency envoy Angelina Jolie visits Myanmar

Sunday, 2 August 2015, 11:51 am | UN News

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt (left) in Myitkyina township, Kachin State, Myanmar, meeting with some of the 100,000 displaced people who currently live there. Photo: UNHCR/T.Stoddart More >>

As health needs rise in Somalia, funding hits new low

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 1:04 pm | UN News

As health needs rise in Somalia, funding hits new low, cutting off 1.5 million from care – UN More >>

Need to end violence against children in conflict

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 12:59 pm | UN News

‘We should be outraged’ more not being done to end violence against children in conflict – UNICEF chief More >>

On Mandela Day, UN joins call to promote community service

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 12:55 pm | UN News

Nelson Mandela, then Deputy President of the African National Congress of South Africa, raises his fist in the air while addressing the Special Committee Against Apartheid in the General Assembly Hall. UN Photo/P. Sudhakaran More >>

Uptake in flow of Tunisian militants

Monday, 13 July 2015, 8:52 pm | UN News

UN experts report uptake in flow of Tunisian militants to conflict zones, call for urgent response More >>

UN chief condemns deadly suicide bombing in Chad

Monday, 13 July 2015, 8:48 pm | UN News

12 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned yesterday's deadly terrorist attack in the Chadian capital of N'Djamena, a spokesperson for the Organization said today. More >>

Some $3.2 billion needed for Ebola recovery efforts

Sunday, 12 July 2015, 1:10 pm | UN News

Some $3.2 billion needed for Ebola recovery efforts in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – UN More >>

Greek islands under 'severe strain' - daily refugee arrivals

Sunday, 12 July 2015, 1:05 pm | UN News

With some 1,000 refugees arriving daily, Greek islands under 'severe strain,' warns UN agency More >>

World Day: UN spotlights plight of vulnerable populalations

Sunday, 12 July 2015, 12:57 pm | UN News

Syrian refugees fleeing the fighting near the Syrian city of Kobani wait in a holding area before boarding buses in Turkey (September 2014). Photo: UNHCR /I. Prickett More >>

Afghanistan: Direct talks between Government and Taliban

Sunday, 12 July 2015, 12:51 pm | UN News

The United Nations Security Council has welcomed the recently held direct talks between Afghan Government and Taliban representatives as a step towards “peace and reconciliation” in the region. More >>

Eradicating world hunger by 2030

Sunday, 12 July 2015, 12:45 pm | UN News

Agriculture workers collect carrots on a farm in Chimaltenango, Guatemala. Photo: World Bank/Maria Fleischmann More >>

 

 

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