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South Sudan: UN moves on peacekeeping fronts to staunch fighting New York, Dec 31: The United Nations moved on the diplomatic and military fronts on Monday to douse the flames of conflict in South Sudan, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urging the Government to free political prisoners to facilitate talks with rebels and the Security Council holding a crisis meeting on latest efforts to reinforce UN peacekeepers in the world’s newest country. 31-Dec-2013
Ban urges restraint after attack on Israel border New York, Dec 30 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged maximum restraint by all sides after Sunday's rocket attack on Israel from southern Lebanon, which was then followed by artillery fire from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF). 30-Dec-2013
UN concerned over civilians fleeing strife-torn South Sudan New York, Dec 28 : Some 63,000 civilians have now sought refuge in United Nations bases in South Sudan as the UN peacekeeping mission there moves to reinforce its strength with troops and helicopters in the face of a conflict that has killed thousands and driven at least 122,000 others from their homes in the past 12 days. 28-Dec-2013
DRC: UN peacekeepers respond to Ugandan rebel attack New York, Dec 27 : United Nations peacekeepers in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Wednesday helped the national armed forces retake control over a town following an attack by a Ugandan rebel group that left dozens dead and displaced many more. 27-Dec-2013
Ban urges Egyptians to find common ground New York, Dec 26: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the deadly terrorist attack that took place on Tuesday on the police headquarters in Mansoura, Egypt, while also voicing concern at the deteriorating human rights and political climate in the country. 26-Dec-2013
UN urges South Sudan to curb escalating violence New York, Dec 25: Amid ethnically targeted killings, arbitrary detentions, rising displacement and now the discovery of mass graves, the United Nations human rights chief Tuesday urged the South Sudanese leadership to curb the escalating violence in the world’s youngest nation and make it absolutely clear that those committing abuses will be held accountable. 25-Dec-2013
South Sudan: Ban proposes reinforcing UN peacekeepers New York, Dec 24 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called a crisis meeting of his top advisers on the deteriorating situation in South Sudan Monday and proposed reinforcing the United Nations peacekeeping force there in a bid to stem a conflict increasingly marked by ethnically targeted killings. 24-Dec-2013
South Sudan: Ban seeks end to escalating violence New York, Dec 23 : Amid escalating tensions and deadly clashes between military factions in South Sudan, the United Nations Mission in the country Sunday announced that it has begun relocating staff from the capital, Juba, while Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has demanded that South Sudanese political and military leaders end all hostilities and targeted attacks against civilians. 23-Dec-2013
UN seeks solidarity in bridging gaps to combat poverty New York, Dec 21: United Nations officials are marking Human Solidarity Day Friday by calling for joint action to reach the globally agreed goals of reducing extreme poverty, hunger, disease and other social and environmental ills by 2015, and to create a more sustainable future for all. 21-Dec-2013
South Sudan: Assailants attack UN base sheltering civilians New York, Dec 20: Unknown assailants attacked a United Nations base in South Sudan Thursday, possibly killing or injuring civilians who had sought refuge inside during violent clashes between Government forces and rebels, with the number of people fleeing to UN installations now reaching 35,000. 20-Dec-2013
UNSC warns of Syrian civil war’s impact on UN force New York, Dec 19 : The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Wednesday extended the nearly 40-year-old United Nations observer force in the Golan Heights for another six months, calling on all parties in the Syrian civil war to cease military actions in the area. 19-Dec-2013
UNSC extends counter-terrorism body for four years New York, Dec 18 : The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Tuesday extended the mandate of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) – an expert body that functions as a United Nations special political mission – for another four years. 18-Dec-2013
Ban deplores shooting on Israeli-Lebanese border New York, Dec 17 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the members of Security Council have deplored the shooting on Sunday of an Israel Defence Forces (IDF) soldier by a Lebanese soldier, and called for calm and continued restraint by all parties. 17-Dec-2013
Syria: UN reports more cases of chemical weapons use New York, Dec 13: The United Nations team probing the use of chemical weapons in Syria, which in September found “clear and convincing evidence” of Sarin gas attacks against civilians, including children, in the Damascus area, Thursday reported “credible information” that such weapons were used against soldiers and civilians in other parts of the country. 13-Dec-2013
One in three children do not officially exist: UNICEF New York, Dec 12 : Nearly 230 million children under the age of five have not had their births officially recorded, excluding them from education, health care and social security, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Wednesday reported. 12-Dec-2013
Human Rights Day: UN pays tribute to Vienna Declaration New York, Dec 11 : Honouring human rights activism, including the legacy of Nelson Mandela, senior UN officials Tuesday mark Human Rights Day calling for greater political will and resources to implement laws and standards designed to promote and protect the rights and dignity of all people everywhere. 11-Dec-2013
Ban to attend Mandela's memorial service New York, Dec 10 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Johannesburg, where he will join scores of world leaders at the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday. 10-Dec-2013
UN urges continued support in Philippines New York, Dec 9 : One month since Typhoon Haiyan slammed the Philippines, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the country Sunday urged the international community to continue support so that people have access to food and clean water, as well as shelter and jobs. 09-Dec-2013
UN honours Mandela as champion of peace New York, Dec 7: The United Nations family Friday mourned the loss – and celebrated the life and enduring legacy – of Nelson Mandela, the former South African leader and peace advocate who passed away Thursday at the age of 95. 07-Dec-2013
Nelson Mandela: The Rainbow Man Johannesburg, Dec 6: “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” — Nelson Mandela. 06-Dec-2013
South Sudan struggling to meet needs of people: UN New York, Dec 5 : A senior United Nations relief official said Wednesday that while there has been improvement in the situation in strife-torn South Sudan, the UN will adjust its humanitarian strategy in the coming year to ensure that the world’s youngest nation is better able to fortify itself against the impacts of crises, both man-made and natural. 05-Dec-2013
DR Congo: UN reduces assistance following funds shortage New York, Dec 4: Serious resource constraints are forcing the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to reduce or interrupt some of its activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) beginning this month, leaving thousands of people with no food assistance. 04-Dec-2013
UN urges action to eradicate modern forms of slavery New York, Dec 3 : Top United Nations officials marked the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Monday with a call for concerted action to eradicate the contemporary forms of this heinous practice. 03-Dec-2013
Delhi gangrape: SC notice to Centre on minor New Delhi, Dec 2 The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Centre on the juvenile convicted in the Delhi gangrape case. 02-Dec-2013
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