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Being counted makes children visible: UNICEF New York, Jan 31 : Urging greater efforts to identify and address the gaps that prevent the most disadvantaged of the world’s 2.2 billion children from enjoying their rights, the United Nations released an innovative new report on Thursday spotlighting the importance of data in targeting funds and action to reach those who need it most. 31-Jan-2014
UN hopes South Sudan ceasefire will ease civilian suffering New York, Jan 30 : Noting that the recent conflict in South Sudan has rolled back development gains made over the past two years since independence, the top United Nations humanitarian official Wednesday voiced her hope that a recent ceasefire will enable people to return to their homes and rebuild their lives. 30-Jan-2014
Somalia: UN urges continued protection for asylum-seekers New York, Jan 29 : The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday it has released updated guidelines on the needs of people fleeing southern and central Somalia that underscore the need for Governments to assess applications for protection on the basis of reliable, up-to-date information about the situation in Mogadishu and other areas. 29-Jan-2014
Egypt: UN urges investigations amid escalating violence New York, Jan 28: The top United Nations human rights official on Monday voiced grave concern about the escalating violence in Egypt, and called for a prompt investigation into recent incidents that have led to scores of deaths and injuries. 28-Jan-2014
Syria: UN urges civilians to be allowed out of Homs New York, Jan 27 : The Syrian Government has agreed to allow women and children in the besieged Syrian city of Homs to leave “immediately”, the Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States on Sunday said after a second day of face-to-face talks in Geneva. 27-Jan-2014
Fighting in Nigeria sparks new refugee exodus: UN New York, Jan 25 : Nearly 6,000 people have fled fighting in Nigeria to neighbouring Cameroon and Niger in the past 10 days after reporting that several people had been killed, their villages bombed and at least two villages burned to the ground, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday. 25-Jan-2014
Mali: UNSC urges full deployment of UN peacekeepers New York, Jan 24 : Warning that terrorists and other armed groups appear to have reorganized “and gained some ability to operate” amid the already fragile security situation in northern Mali, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday called on all Member States to support the full deployment of UN peacekeepers in the country. 24-Jan-2014
Ban urges Yemen to work towards building new country New York, Jan 23 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesdaycongratulated Yemen on successfully concluding nearly year-long talks on which the country's new constitution will be founded, but warned that obstacles remain and called on citizens to work together towards building a new Yemen. 23-Jan-2014
Ban holds intensive talks in Syria peace conference New York, Jan 22 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Switzerland Tuesday on the eve of a United Nations-led conference on ending the nearly three-year-old civil war in Syria, and he immediately held talks with participants from various countries and regional organizations involved, as well with a delegation from the Syrian opposition. 22-Jan-2014
Fighting in South Sudan wounds people at UN base New York, Jan 21 : Heavy fighting between Government and rebel forces in South Sudan erupted close to a United Nations peacekeeping base in the northern town on Malakal Monday, and at least 32 civilians and two UN contractors who had sought shelter were reportedly injured by bullets that landed inside. 21-Jan-2014
UN urges continued support to advance Mali’s progress New York, Jan 17 : Mali is at a crossroads, the top United Nations official in the country told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Thursday, as he urged the international community to continue to actively support ongoing national efforts to steer the West African nation in the right direction and prevent it from relapsing into crisis. 17-Jan-2014
Syria: UN to reach besieged Palestinian refugee camp New York, Jan 16 : “Bursts of gunfire, including machine gun fire, erupted close to the trucks and UNRWA vehicles,” the United Nations agency assisting Palestine refugees said Wednesday, recalling how its staff attempted to get to a camp in the suburb of Yarmouk where both Palestinians and displaced Syrians are believed to be starving to death. 16-Jan-2014
UN to hear complaints of children rights violations New York, Jan 15 : A new legal instrument allowing children or their representatives to file a complaint with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child is set to go into effect in April, following its final required ratification, the United Nations Tuesday announced. 15-Jan-2014
UN seeks new transition leader for stability in CAR New York, Jan 14: The speedy election of a new transition leader is crucial to the stability of the Central African Republic (CAR), a senior United Nations official said on Monday, stressing also the importance of starting reconciliation between Christian and Muslim communities in the country after thousands of people have been killed in weeks of sectarian violence. 14-Jan-2014
UN seeks more funds for refugees in CAR, South Sudan New York, Jan 11 : Facing worsening refugee crises in strife-torn Central African Republic (CAR) and South Sudan, the United Nations on Friday appealed for USD 99 million in additional funding to aid 1.3 million people for the next 100 days, less than three weeks after launching an initial USD 360-million appeal. 11-Jan-2014
Interreligious violence poses danger to CAR: Ban New York, Jan 10: There is a real danger of further upheaval along religious lines in the Central African Republic (CAR), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday warned a regional gathering in Chad, stressing that the past year’s events have profoundly damaged the relationship between Muslim and Christian communities and pose a long-term danger to the country. 10-Jan-2014
UN confirms increased attacks on staff in 2013 New York, Jan 9 : Working for the United Nations became more dangerous last year, the world body’s staff union warned on Wednesday, noting that at least 58 personnel were targeted by terrorists and insurgents. 09-Jan-2014
UN seeks fund to save Syrian children New York, Jan 8 : The United Nations and its humanitarian partners on Tuesday appealed for USD 1 billion to save millions of Syrian children from becoming a “lost generation,” doomed by the civil war in their country to a life of despair, diminished opportunities and broken futures. 08-Jan-2014
South Sudan: Fresh clashes, UN supplies running low Juba, South Sudan, Jan 7: Three helicopters have been deployed to the South Sudanese capital of Juba Monday to help reinforce United Nations peacekeeping bases in the country, a UN spokesperson confirmed, warning that relief supplies available for the thousands of civilians seeking refuge in the Bor compound are running low. 07-Jan-2014
Iraq: Ban appoints adviser to aid relocation of Iranian exiles New York, Jan 6 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday announced the appointment of Jane Holl Lute as his Special Adviser for Relocation of Camp Hurriya Residents Outside of Iraq. 06-Jan-2014
DR Congo: UN on alert after killing of army commander New York, Jan 4 : United Nations peacekeepers in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo have stepped up patrols in North Kivu province where citizens are protesting the killing of a high-ranking Congolese military official, a spokesperson confirmed on Friday. 04-Jan-2014
Lebanon: UN seeks restraint following bombing in Beirut New York, Jan 3 : The United Nations on Thursday called on all parties in Lebanon to show restraint following the second deadly car bomb attack in less than a week, and to support the army and security forces as they seek to prevent further acts of terrorism. 03-Jan-2014
South Sudan: UN seeks end to violence as peace talks progress New York, Jan 2 : Amid set peace talks between the government of South Sudan and warring rebels, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country on Wednesday urged both sides to make crucial efforts to end the violence. 02-Jan-2014
Syria: UN decries indiscriminate attacks in Aleppo New York, Jan 1: The top United Nations humanitarian official on Tuesday expressed concern about the deteriorating situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo, where hundreds of people have been killed or injured by indiscriminate attacks in recent weeks. 01-Jan-2014
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