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Continued international support as Vanuatu recovers

Monday, 23 March 2015, 8:37 pm | UN News

Damage seen on Saturday 14 March 2015 in Port Vila, capital of Vanuatu, after Cyclone Pam moved through the Archipelago. Photo: UNICEF Pacific More >>

UN envoy says Yemen on 'rapid downward spiral'

Monday, 23 March 2015, 8:34 pm | UN News

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the situation in Yemen. UN Photo/Mark Garten More >>

China and US telecoms giants lead global patent activity

Sunday, 22 March 2015, 7:22 pm | UN News

19 March 2015 – Three telecoms giants from China and the United States led international patent filings in 2014 in a fifth consecutive record-breaking year that “underscores the increasing importance of intellectual property as it moves from the periphery ... More >>

UN experts urge Pakistan not to execute juveniles

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 10:07 am | UN News

GENEVA (20 March 2015) – A group of United Nations human rights experts* took note with relief of the last-minute decision by the Pakistani authorities to postpone for 72 hours the execution of a Shafqat Hussain who was convicted as a minor, and ... More >>

Guinea reports highest weekly Ebola case total this year

Friday, 20 March 2015, 4:32 pm | UN News

Guinea reports highest weekly Ebola case total so far this year, new UN data shows More >>

UNICEF rushes emergency supplies for cyclone-affected Tuvalu

Friday, 20 March 2015, 4:26 pm | UN News

Volunteers pack school bags at UNICEF's Pacific regional warehouse in Suva, Fiji to be dispatched to Cyclone Pam affected areas. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2015-0449/Hing More >>

ISIL may have committed genocide & war crimes in Iraq

Friday, 20 March 2015, 4:21 pm | UN News

The Baharka camp, 5km north of Erbil in northern Iraq, is home to thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) following the takeover of large swathes of the country by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Photo: Emma Beals/IRIN More >>

Sendai: New people-centred disaster risk reduction strategy

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 5:01 pm | UN News

Students in Matatirtha, Nepal, which is in the process of being redeveloped to make the school more earthquake proof. As part of this process children are taught how to take shelter beneath their desks in case of an earthquake. Photo by Jim Holmes ... More >>

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 >>



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