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UN chief voices 'grave concern' at deepening crisis in Iraq New York, June 30: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday expressed his grave concern at the deepening crisis in Iraq and the rising number of civilian deaths and injuries, with over one million Iraqis having fled their homes due to the fighting. 30-Jun-2014
Rebuilding Timbuktu: UN agency working with Mali New York, June 28 : Two of the World Heritage mausoleums destroyed in Timbuktu have now been rebuilt through a partnership with local communities, the United Nations cultural agency said, adding that it will need an additional $8 million to finish the rehabilitation of the site and of libraries that could again store hundreds of thousands of Malian manuscripts. 28-Jun-2014
Ban calls for accelerating efforts towards mine-free world New York, June 27 : Reiterating the commitment of the United Nations to ridding the world of anti-personnel landmines, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday called for accelerating efforts towards achieving this goal and strengthening adherence to the global treaty dealing with the issue. 27-Jun-2014
Military effort to quell insurgency must be backed by political process, UN envoy says on Iraq New York, June 25 : The “grave” situation in Iraq requires a solution based on military, political and social processes that will address the concerns of all communities, the top United Nations official in the crisis-torn country said on Wednesday, appealing also for financial resources to aid the already-overstretched UN relief effort there. 26-Jun-2014
Central African Republic: UN official urges strong action to protect women, girls New York, June 25 : With women and girls in Central African Republic (CAR) falling prey to a raft of “terrifying” violations ¬perpetrated by armed groups – from rape to sexual slavery and forced marriage ¬– the head of UN Women Tuesday urged the Security Council to take strong action to help restore the rule of law in the country and bolster women’s participation, leadership and protection. 25-Jun-2014
Syria: UN agency ready to expand aid work in Yarmouk, if reported truce holds New York, June 24 : Following a reported ceasefire in the besieged Yarmouk camp in Syria, the United Nations agency that administers aid to Palestinian refugees across the Middle East said it is ready to resume and expand its humanitarian activities as soon as it has access to the site. 24-Jun-2014
Ban says Israelis, Palestinians must show restraint Washington, June 23: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed the need to avoid an escalation of tensions in the wake of the recent abduction of three Israeli teenagers and the increased violence and mass arrests in the West Bank. 23-Jun-2014
Violence spreads in Iraq; UN warns of impact on minorities Washington, June 20: Two special advisors to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned on Thursday what could amount to war crimes committed in Iraq by terrorist and armed groups, such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and raised special concern about the impacts of the deteriorating security situation on religious and other minorities. 20-Jun-2014
Asia-Pacific: UN launches Sustainable Energy for All Decade, regional hub New York, June 19 : With an estimated 628 million people in Asia- and the Pacific lacking access to electricity and more than 1.8 billion using natural fuels, the United Nation office in the region launched Wednesday the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), underscoring the importance of clean forms of electricity in the post-2015 developing agenda. 19-Jun-2014
Ban deplores attacks on civilians in Kenya New York, Jun 17 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday condemned “in the strongest terms” the attacks that took place on Sunday in Mpeketoni, Kenya, which reportedly killed at least 48 people and wounded many more. 17-Jun-2014
Ban urges laws to ensure dignity for elderly persons New York, Jun 16 : Warning that elderly people in all societies can be vulnerable to physical, psychological and financial abuse, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday appealed to the international community to adopt measures to address all aspects of this routinely under-acknowledged public health, social and human rights issue. 16-Jun-2014
UN kicks off campaign as football World Cup opens in Brazil New York, Jun 13 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in São Paulo, Brazil, on Thursday to attend the opening game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, as United Nations agencies carry out a number of projects and activities related to one of the greatest sporting events on the planet. 13-Jun-2014
UN officials underscore need to counter appeal of terrorism New York, June 12: Critical to defeating terrorism and making the world a safer place is addressing conditions that give rise to this scourge, senior United Nations officials stated Wednesday, as they also underscored the need to better support the victims of such heinous acts. 12-Jun-2014
CAR: UN concerned over nearly exhausted relief funds New York, Jun 11: Less than a week after an urgent funding appeal by the heads of the lead UN food and refugee agencies, lack of donor attention threatening to cut off aid to thousands trying to escape violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) emerged again on Tuesday as a top item in the bi-weekly humanitarian briefing in Geneva. 11-Jun-2014
South Sudan: UN site in Malakal offers protection to civilians New York, Jun 10: The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Monday inaugurated a new site adjacent to its base in Malakal to offer protection for civilians uprooted by conflict and to relieve the congestion inside the world body’s compound, which is hosting an estimated 19,000 people. 10-Jun-2014
Gaza: UN pledges support as Palestinian government takes shape New York, Jun 9: The senior United Nations envoy in the Middle East visited the Gaza Strip on Sunday for the first time since the signing of the Beach Camp Agreement and the formation of a Palestinian government of national consensus, and pledged the Organization's ongoing support as the nascent process moves forward. 09-Jun-2014
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