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UNSC condemns shelling on Russian embassy in Damascus New York, Nov 29 : Strongly condemning the shelling of the Russian Embassy in Damascus Thursday, the United Nations Security Council deplored the incident - which left one person dead and 9 others injured - as a “heinous terrorist act,” and reaffirmed the need to combat all manifestations of terrorism “by all means”, in accordance with the United Nations Charter and international law. 29-Nov-2013
China's path to green economy fraught with challenges: UN New York, Nov 28: China is facing significant environmental and social challenges that must be addressed if it is to achieve its sustainable development goals, according to a joint report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Government. 28-Nov-2013
UN urges Egypt to amend anti-demonstration law New York, Nov 27 : The United Nations human rights chief Tuesday warned that a new law restricting demonstrations in Egypt is seriously flawed and must be amended or repealed. 27-Nov-2013
UN voices solidarity with Palestinian cause New York, Nov 26: United Nations officials on Monday voiced their solidarity with the people of Palestine in their aspirations for independence and sovereignty, and stressed the importance of ongoing peace talks aimed at a two-State solution which must be given a chance to bear fruit. 26-Nov-2013
Men linked to trial of former DR Congo official arrested: ICC New York, Nov 25 : Four people have been arrested for alleged witness tampering in the war crimes trial of former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, the International Criminal Court (ICC) Sunday announced. 25-Nov-2013
UN orders Russia to release Greenpeace protest ship New York, Nov 23 : The United Nations-backed International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea Friday ordered that Russia release the Greenpeace ship and its crew that it seized in September following a protest over oil drilling off its coast, once the Netherlands posts a bond of 3.6 million euros. 23-Nov-2013
UN urges critical thinking on inclusion, sustainability New York, Nov 22: Marking World Philosophy Day, the head the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Thursday appealed to every professional, author and teacher worldwide to unleash the power of critical thinking, and urged the international community to engage in reasoned dialogue to help find common solutions to shared challenges. 22-Nov-2013
UN: Violence against young hobbles development New York, Nov 21: Drawing a direct link between violence against children and poverty, United Nations officials marked Universal Children’s Day with a call to make child protection a priority in the global development agenda for the decades to come. 21-Nov-2013
Ban condemns attack near Iranian embassy in Beirut New York, Nov 20 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) have both strongly condemned the terrorist attacks near the Iranian embassy in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, Tuesday which killed at least 23 civilians and injured over 100 others. 20-Nov-2013
Libya: UN condemns violence against peaceful protestors New York, Nov 20 : The United Nations human rights office Tuesday expressed deep concern about violent incidents in the Libyan capital of Tripoli which have left more than 40 people dead and hundreds others injured, and urged authorities to bring those responsible to justice. 20-Nov-2013
Urgent action needed on road safety: Ban New York, Nov 18 : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for urgent action to make roads safer for all those who use them in an effort to save millions of lives worldwide. 18-Nov-2013
ICC trials of Kenyan leaders fails to pass in UNSC New York, Nov 16 : A resolution before the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on the deferral of the International Criminal Court (ICC) trials of Kenya’s President and his deputy failed to pass when it was put to the vote Friday. 16-Nov-2013
Egypt: Ban urges respect for freedom of assembly New York, Nov 14: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed the importance of respecting the right to freedom of assembly as well as peaceful protest, as the state of emergency that has been in place for three months in Egypt expires. 14-Nov-2013
UN launches appeal for typhoon-ravaged Philippines New York, Nov 13: The United Nations Tuesday appealed for nearly a third of a billion dollars to provide humanitarian assistance to typhoon hit regions of the Philippines where aid workers are labouring around the clock to get in urgently needed survival supplies, such as food, clean water, shelter and basic medicines. 13-Nov-2013
Philippines: UN allocates aid for typhoon relief efforts New York, Nov 12 : The United Nations humanitarian affairs office on Monday released an initial USD 25 million from the world body’s emergency fund in quick response to the devastation caused by the super typhoon Haiyan which ripped through the Philippines over the weekend. 12-Nov-2013
UNSC outraged by deadly bomb attack in Somalia New York, Nov 11: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has expressed outrage at a deadly bomb attack in Mogadishu, which caused numerous deaths and injuries, and reiterated its determination to combat all forms of terrorism. 11-Nov-2013
Ban hails NGO's efforts to tackle corruption New York, Nov 9 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday congratulated the non-governmental organization Transparency International on its 20th anniversary, praising its work to advance anti-corruption efforts around the world. 09-Nov-2013
Ban welcomes Colombia peace agreement New York, Nov 8: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday congratulated Colombia following an announcement that negotiating parties in Havana, Cuba, reached an agreement on the issue of political participation in the South American country. 08-Nov-2013
UN urges women access to manage natural resources New York, Nov 7 : Giving women access to and control of natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals is essential to ensure war-torn countries can achieve long-term peace, according to a United Nations report released Wednesday. 07-Nov-2013
Nigeria: UN condemns attack on wedding convoy New York, Nov 6 : The United Nations human rights office Tuesday strongly condemned the attack on a wedding convoy in Nigeria, which killed more than 30 people. 06-Nov-2013
Cambodia: UN-backed war crimes tribunal kicks off New York, Nov 1: Two of the surviving former leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime charged with mass killings during the 1970’s requested to be acquitted Thursday, as closing arguments began at the United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal in the south-east Asian country. 01-Nov-2013
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