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CAR: UNSC condemns latest wave of violence New York, May 31 : Strongly condemning the latest wave of fighting in the Central African Republic, including Wednesday's deadly attack in the capital, Bangui, on a church that was sheltering thousands of people, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday demanded that all armed groups put aside their weapons and take immediate steps “to end the cycle of violence and retaliation.” 31-May-2014
UN honours blue helmets, seeks adaptive peacekeeping force New York, May 30 : Hailing the “long and proud” history of United Nations peacekeeping – with over one million “blue helmets” having served in more than 70 operations on four continents since 1948 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led the Organization on Thursday in honouring those men and women who lost their lives in the past year, while looking to the future, envisioning a modern, global force that can effectively tackle emerging peace and security challenges. 30-May-2014
Syria blighted by joblessness, desperation: UN New York, May 29 : Even as the death toll from Syria’s three-year civil war continues to rise, the country’s human development has also suffered immense collateral damage – the economy has been gutted, the healthcare system is in ruins, and education facilities are “teetering” – according to a new joint United Nations report out on Wednesday. 29-May-2014
UN calls for resolution of Somalia political crisis New York, May 28 : The United Nations, the European Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Tuesday issued a joint appeal for a resolution of the political crisis in Somalia, adding that they stand ready to hold to account anyone who poses an obstacle to progress in the Horn of Africa nation. 28-May-2014
UN urges Brazzaville to halt expulsion of DR Congo refugees New York, May 27: Senior United Nations officials on Monday demanded that Republic of the Congo immediately stops expelling citizens from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and called for an investigation into allegations of sexual violence and other human rights violations. 27-May-2014
Ban urges efforts to unleash Africa's potential in agriculture New York, May 26 : The world must do more to unleash Africa's full potential in agriculture, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday said while also urging the continent's leaders and development partners to combat growing social and economic inequalities. 26-May-2014
Boko Haram put on UN terror sanctions list New York, May 24 : The United Nations Security Council has added Boko Haram, the Nigerian militant group that has claimed responsibility for the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in mid-April, to its list of Al-Qaida associates subject to financial sanctions and an arms embargo. 24-May-2014
Russia, China blocks UNSC referral of Syria to ICC New York, May 23 : Despite repeated appeals by senior United Nations officials for accountability for crimes being committed in Syria, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) was unable on Thursday to adopt a resolution that would have referred the situation in the war-torn nation to the International Criminal Court (ICC), due to vetoes by permanent members Russia and China. 23-May-2014
Syria: UN denounces hardship wrought on Aleppo’s residents New York, May 22 : The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday condemned the “flagrant disregard” for international human rights and humanitarian law – both by the Syrian Government and by some armed groups – that has led to tremendous suffering for civilians in Aleppo. 22-May-2014
UN urges eradication of forced labour once and for all New York, May 21 : Millions of people suffering under the yoke of modern slavery – more than half are women and girls primarily in commercial sex trade or domestic work – are generating some USD 150 billion a year in illegal profits for the people who are exploiting them, according to a new report released on Tuesday by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO). 21-May-2014
Iraq: Ban welcomes parliamentary election results New York, May 20 : Welcoming the announcement of the initial results of Iraq’s Council of Representatives election, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday looked forward to the final tally and subsequent timely formation of a new government. 20-May-2014
UNICEF seeks action to save children of South Sudan New York, May 19 : With malnutrition and conflict stalking the youngest and most vulnerable citizens of South Sudan, the United Nations warned on Sunday that hundreds of thousands of children in the country's most crisis-torn areas are at imminent risk of death and disease, including the threat of cholera. 19-May-2014
Mali: UN to restore Timbuktu’s cultural heritage New York, May 17 : The United Nations and the European Union have forged an agreement on Friday to fund the restoration of cultural heritage in Timbuktu that was destroyed by extremists after fighting broke out in 2012 between Malian Government forces and Tuareg rebels. 17-May-2014
South Sudan: UN welcomes deal to resolve conflict in Pibor New York, May 15 : The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has welcomed the signing of an agreement between the Government and the South Sudan Democratic Movement/Army (Cobra Faction) on the peaceful resolution of the conflict in Greater Pibor County, Jonglei state. 15-May-2014
UN seeks involvement of indigenous peoples in development agenda New York, May 13 : Indigenous peoples must be a part of the ongoing process to define a global development agenda beyond 2015, United Nations officials said on Monday, calling for explicit assertion of their collective rights as well as the promotion of traditional knowledge to tackle issues such as climate change, as the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues opened its 2014 session. 13-May-2014
UN appeals for urgent funding in Somalia New York, May 10 : Poor rains, high food prices and ongoing conflict have intersected to push Somalia once gain to the brink of crisis, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in the country said on Friday, warning that without immediate action, the fragile food security situation could worsen in the coming months, especially if funding shortages force essential projects to shut down. 10-May-2014
South Sudan: UN reports gross rights abuses in conflict New York, May 9 : Gross human rights abuses have been committed by both sides in the brutal conflict that erupted in South Sudan at the end of last year, including rapes, mass killings and torture, and, according to a new United Nations report released on Thursday, civilians were not only caught up in the violence, they were directly targeted, often along ethnic lines. 09-May-2014
Kenya: UN seeks equitable approach to solve IDP situation New York, May 8 : The United Nations independent expert tasked by the Human Rights Council to look into conditions of internally displaced persons (IDPs) on Wednesday ended his visit to Kenya with a call for a more rigorous and equitable approach to solving the IDP situation in that East African country. 08-May-2014
UN concerned over South Sudanese refugees flooding in Ethiopia New York, May 7 : Waves of South Sudanese women and children are fleeing across the Ethiopian border, with more than 11,000 people crossing in the past 72 hours, the United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday said confirming that UN agencies and humanitarian partners are rushing food and medical supplies to the site. 07-May-2014
DR Congo: UN supports rescue operation of shipwrecked passengers New York, May 6 : At least one person died and 10 others are missing after a boat capsized in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the country (MONUSCO) reported on Monday, announcing that its peacekeepers rushed to the scene of the accident and were able to rescue more than a dozen passengers. 06-May-2014
Somalia: UNSC condemns latest bombing in Mogadishu New York, May 5 : The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Sunday strongly condemned the latest terrorist bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu, for which the Islamic insurgent group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility and which has caused numerous deaths and injuries. 05-May-2014
UN agency scales up food assistance in CAR New York, May 3 : As the unprecedented crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to deepen, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has accelerated its operations – distributing 60 per cent more food in April than in March. 03-May-2014
UN voices concern over latest violence in parts of Sudan New York, May 2 : Recent fighting in parts of South Kordofan and Blue Nile states has displaced or affected an estimated 16,500 people, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which on Thursday detailed the aid response being offered to them through the UN and its partners. 02-May-2014
UN celebrates historic influence of jazz to connect people New York, May 1 : Jazz has given rhythm to the struggles of civil rights movements around the world, the top United Nations cultural official said on Wednesday, hailing the power of this music to bring together artists from different cultures and backgrounds as a driver of integration and mutual respect. 01-May-2014
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