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Missing flight: AMSA search continues Perth, Mar 31: The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) continued its operation for search and recovery operation on Monday in the Australian Search and Rescue Region for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, even as Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said all evidences pointed that the flight was lost in the remote Indian Ocean region, thus supporting the Malaysian PM's statement that the flight had crashed and there is no hope for any survivor. 31-Mar-2014
China’s Peng Liyuan appointed UNESCO envoy New York, Mar 28 : Peng Liyuan, an internationally renowned musician and First Lady of China, has been named by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a Special Envoy for the Advancement of Girls’ and Women’s Education. 28-Mar-2014
CAR: UN cites funding, stabilization as priorities New York, Mar 27 : United Nations officials in the Central African Republic (CAR) highlighted on Wednesday the lack of sufficient funding for humanitarian operations and the constant instability as the main challenges in pulling the country out of its current crisis, and urged the international community for support. 27-Mar-2014
Kuwait: Ban underscores need for political solution in Syria New York, Mar 26 : The international community has a duty to help end Syria’s tragic civil war, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emphasized on Tuesday at a meeting of Arab leaders in Kuwait, where he stressed that there is no military resolution to the conflict, which “can only be resolved through a political solution.” 26-Mar-2014
Darfur: UN protects civilians displaced by attacks New York, Mar 25: The African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region is providing protection to thousands of people who sought refuge at its bases in Korma and Khor Abeche following violent attacks by armed assailants in the past several days. 25-Mar-2014
UNESCO marks World Poetry Day New York, Mar 22 : The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is marking World Poetry Day by extolling the virtues of one of the highest forms of linguistic and cultural expression and calling for support to those who give it life. 22-Mar-2014
UN urges action to end poverty, build harmony New York, Mar 21 : Marking the International Day of Happiness with calls to promote social inclusion and intercultural harmony, senior United Nations officials on Thursday urged the global community to make real the UN Charter’s pledge to end conflict and poverty and ensure the well-being of all. 21-Mar-2014
UN urges targeted action for deprived minorities New York, Mar 20 : With greater international and national attention to their plight, disadvantaged minorities – often among the world’s most economically, politically and socially marginalized communities – can break free of their “left behind” status to participate in and benefit from the post-2015 development process, a United Nations human rights expert stressed on Wednesday. 20-Mar-2014
UN concerned over Syrian refugees in Jordan New York, Mar 19 : Hundreds of thousands of Syrians forced to flee the bloodshed in their homeland and now living in Jordan, are struggling to make lives for themselves outside that country’s protective umbrella of refugee camps, a study co-led by the United Nations refugees agency found. 19-Mar-2014
UNESCO seeks efforts to educate girls worldwide New York, Mar 18 : The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Monday called on Governments, the private sector and civil society to scale up efforts to provide quality education for girls, stressing the transformative benefits this has for all of society. 18-Mar-2014
Ban urges restraint following clashes in Burundi New York, Mar 15 : Deeply concerned about violent confrontations between the police and members of the opposition in Burundi, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging both the government and political parties to de-escalate tensions and to campaign against political violence ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections in 2015. 15-Mar-2014
UN reports violations against children in conflict areas New York, Mar 14 : Armed conflicts have intensified recently in Syria and other countries, making such places increasingly hazardous to grow up in, a top United Nations child rights official warned the Human Rights Council on Thursday as she pledged to keep reaching out to conflict parties and mobilizing the international community to better protect children. 14-Mar-2014
Syria: Ban urges focus on political talks to end bloodshed New York, Mar 13 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said that the international community cannot afford to lose focus or turn away from war-torn Syria, and called for renewed political efforts to end what is now, after three years of bloodshed, the biggest humanitarian and security crisis in the world. 13-Mar-2014
Nigeria: UN alarmed by deadly attacks in Lake Chad region New York, Mar 12 : The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it is increasingly alarmed at the humanitarian impact of continuing violence in north-eastern Nigeria and stressed the importance of protecting civilians. 12-Mar-2014
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