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UN Women and Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 3:39 pm | UN News

Representatives from UN Women, regional organisations and civil society gathered in Suva on Monday March 2 to highlight Pacific participation at the 59th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 59), to be held in New York next week. More >>

Ban condemns Copenhagen attacks

Monday, 16 February 2015, 3:47 pm | UN News

15 February 2015 – Strongly condemning this weekend's attacks at a freedom of expression event near a synagogue in Copenhagen, Denmark, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed that there is no justification for attacks against civilians ... More >>

Resolution targeting sources of financing for ISIL

Friday, 13 February 2015, 12:19 pm | UN News

Ambassadors representing two countries under attack from ISIL, Bashar Ja’afari (right) of Syria, and Mohamed Ali Alhakim of Iraq, speak to journalists following the adoption of a Security Council resolution targeting sources of financing for ... More >>

UN encourages Somali political leaders to work together

Saturday, 7 February 2015, 10:55 am | UN News

5 February 2015 – Concerned by the ongoing political crisis in Somalia and its negative effect on delivery of progress for the Somali people, the United Nations Security Council today encouraged greater efforts from the country's political leadership ... More >>

'Challenging period’ in Yemen’s political transition

Friday, 6 February 2015, 2:49 pm | UN News

5 February 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged parties to the Peace and National Partnership Agreement in Yemen overcome the current impasse so the peaceful democratic transition that was launched in 2011 can be fulfilled. More >>

New Special Coordinator for Middle East peace

Friday, 6 February 2015, 2:45 pm | UN News

5 February 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed Nickolay Mladenov of Bulgaria as his new Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian ... More >>

Boko Haram attacks along Chad-Cameroon border

Friday, 6 February 2015, 2:43 pm | UN News

5 February 2015 – The United Nations Security Council today condemned “in the strongest terms” the escalation of attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram terrorists along the border between Cameroon and Nigeria, including back-to-back attacks this ... More >>

South Sudan: Rights violations are ongoing

Friday, 6 February 2015, 2:38 pm | UN News

5 February 2015 – Warring parties in the South Sudan conflict say they are close to signing a peace deal, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Šimonović, told reporters in Juba today as he confirmed that while fighting ... More >>

Guinea-Bissau situation ‘fragile’

Friday, 6 February 2015, 2:36 pm | UN News

5 February 2015 – Despite the efforts of Guinea-Bissau authorities, the situation remains fragile and the country still needs the support of the international community, the top United Nations envoy there told the Security Council today. More >>

Last mile in fight against Ebola will be the hardest

Friday, 6 February 2015, 2:33 pm | UN News

‘Last mile in fight against Ebola will be the hardest,’ says senior UN relief official More >>

Armed groups in DR Congo must be stamped out

Friday, 6 February 2015, 2:07 pm | UN News

Great Lakes region must unite to stamp out armed groups in DR Congo, urges UN envoy More >>

Food prices continue to fall, spurred by cheap oil

Friday, 6 February 2015, 2:05 pm | UN News

5 February 2015 – Global food prices have continued to plummet, aided by a weak euro and the low cost of crude oil, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO ) reported today in its monthly Food Price Index. More >>

Civilian death toll from Ukraine conflict continues to rise

Friday, 6 February 2015, 2:03 pm | UN News

5 February 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced grave concern over the continuing hostilities in eastern Ukraine amid an escalating rebel offensive which has locked civilians in a zone of intense fighting. More >>

No tolerance for obstacles to Burkina Faso transition

Friday, 6 February 2015, 1:58 pm | UN News

4 February 2015 – The United Nations’ top political official said today that Burkina Faso’s transitional institutions must continue to respect the aspirations of the Burkinabe people and ensure full respect for human rights and the physical ... More >>

South Sudan: UN agency warns of catastrophic food shortages

Friday, 6 February 2015, 1:56 pm | UN News

4 February 2015 – The ongoing conflict in South Sudan is sharply reducing food supplies and slowing humanitarian access to people in need, the United Nations children’s agency ( UNICEF ) said today, urging warring groups in the country to follow up quickly ... More >>

Death of Spanish peacekeeper in Lebanon

Friday, 6 February 2015, 1:55 pm | UN News

4 February 2015 – The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the death of Lance Corporal Francisco Javier Soria Toledo of Spain, killed last week while deployed at a UN position in Lebanon along the border with Israel on the “Blue ... More >>

UN-hosted aviation safety conference

Friday, 6 February 2015, 1:50 pm | UN News

4 February 2015 – Member States of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have recommended the adoption of a 15-minute aircraft tracking standard that “will be an important first step in providing a foundation for global flight tracking.” More >>

ISIL’s ‘manipulation’ of desperately needed food in Syria

Friday, 6 February 2015, 1:48 pm | UN News

4 February 2015 – The United Nations World Food Programme ( WFP ) is “extremely concerned” about images circulating on social media showing WFP food boxes bearing Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) labels. More >>

Armed groups to be ‘neutralised’ says UN DR Congo envoy

Friday, 6 February 2015, 1:47 pm | UN News

4 February 2015 – The head of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ( MONUSCO ) has today strongly condemned massacre of civilians that took place in the area of Beni town in the vast country’s restive northeast. More >>

Libya: UN mission condemns attack on oilfield

Friday, 6 February 2015, 1:44 pm | UN News

4 February 2015 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya ( UNSMIL ) has strongly condemned the attack carried out by armed groups operating under the Alshuruq Operation in the ‘oil crescent’ area, causing many deaths and undermining the recent efforts ... More >>



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