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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 >>

UN: Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls not forgotten

Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:08 pm | UN News

Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls not forgotten, UN chief declares as worldwide vigils begin 23 July 2014 More >>

UN Council agrees to examine alleged Gaza ‘war crimes’

Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:04 pm | UN News

As civilian casualties rise in Gaza, UN Rights Council agrees probe into alleged ‘war crimes’ 23 July 2014 More >>

UN envoy condemns renewal of heinous Boko Haram attacks

Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:00 pm | UN News

The United Nations envoy for West Africa today strongly condemned the latest killing of civilians reportedly by the Boko Haram group in two Nigerian regions. More >>

UN: Afghanistan to resume election audit on Thursday

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:49 pm | UN News

The physical audit of the votes cast in Afghanistan’s run-off presidential election is due to resume tomorrow, the United Nations today confirmed after a meeting with Afghan electoral commission officials. More >>

UN:$1.2 billion in reparations for Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:47 pm | UN News

UN panel pays out nearly $1.2 billion in reparations for Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait More >>

UN in Afghanistan proposes criteria for ordering recounts

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:43 pm | UN News

As the audit of the Afghan presidential election resumed today, the United Nations proposed a set of criteria to the country’s main electoral body for separating valid votes from fraudulent ballots cast in the June presidential run-off. More >>

Security Council, UN officials welcome ceasefire

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:29 pm | UN News

The Security Council and senior United Nations officials have welcomed the signing of an agreement on the cessation of hostilities by the parties in the Central African Republic (CAR) and highlighted the need to follow this up with national reconciliation ... More >>

UN agency calls for urgent action to protect global soil

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:17 pm | UN News

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is calling for urgent action to improve the health of the world's limited soil resources to ensure that future generations have enough supplies of food, water and energy. More >>

UN: Ethiopia faces wave of refugees from South Sudan

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:50 pm | UN News

South Sudan is the most rapidly deteriorating humanitarian crisis in the world today, according to a senior United Nations relief operations official who made an urgent appeal for desperately-needed funding for Ethiopia, which hosts 180,000 mostly women ... More >>

Ban underscores UN support for peaceful Iraq during visit

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:39 pm | UN News

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored his full support for efforts to overcome the division’s plaguing Iraq and build a secure, prosperous and peaceful country for all, during a stop there as part of his current visit to the region. More >>

Libya: Security Council condemns ongoing violence

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:33 pm | UN News

The United Nations Security Council today condemned once again the continued violence in Libya, including the fighting around Tripoli International Airport, and reaffirmed that violence must not be used to pursue political goals. More >>

Ban: ‘Appalled’ by attack on school in Gaza

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:28 pm | UN News

‘Appalled’ by attack on UN-run school in Gaza, Ban urges halt to all fighting 24 July 2014 More >>

UN agency urges Europe to act to stop rising refugee deaths

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:04 pm | UN News

In the wake of recent tragedies, the United Nations refugee agency today called on European countries to take urgent action to stop the rising number of deaths among refugees and migrants attempting to reach the continent by sea. More >>

Ban, Security Council condemn DPR Korea missile launch

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 1:01 pm | UN News

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the members of the Security Council have deplored the continued missile launches conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). More >>

Ban urges Central Africans to seize reconciliation talks

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 12:54 pm | UN News

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the people of Central African Republic (CAR) to seize the opportunity of talks taking place in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, to advance reconciliation and “open a new page in their history.” More >>

Middle East: As fighting worsens, UN chief heads to region

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 11:55 am | UN News

Amid an escalation of violence in Gaza, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave for the region on Saturday to express solidarity with Israelis and Palestinians, and to help bolster regional and international efforts for a solution. More >>

UN: Serious Human Rights Violations, Potential War Crimes

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 11:44 am | UN News

The group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and its allies are imposing “untold hardship and suffering” on Iraqi civilians, the United Nations said today in a report that also casts doubt as to whether Iraqi security forces ... More >>

UN agency warns of fruit bat risk in African Ebola epidemic

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 11:36 am | UN News

UN agency warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic 21 July 2014 More >>



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