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On Friendship Day, UN chief urges solidarity among human family New York, July 31: In the current time of mistrust and violence, with previously harmonious neighbours warring, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging all people to reach out to one another as friends and build long-term foundations for lasting peace. 31-Jul-2014
Citing humanitarian impact, Ban warns against further escalation in Gaza conflict New York, July 30 : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly urged all sides to avoid any further escalation in the Gaza conflict, warning of the devastating humanitarian impact on civilians in the enclave who have already suffered immensely since the crisis started. 30-Jul-2014
Security Council concerned about illicit oil trade as revenue for terrorists in Iraq, Syria New York, July 29: Voicing grave concern over the reported access to and seizure of oilfields and pipelines in Syria and Iraq by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Jabhat Al-Nusra, the Security Council on Monday underscored that there should be no trade in oil with these terrorist groups. 29-Jul-2014
Gaza: UN renews appeal for humanitarian ceasefire leading to political talks New York , July 27: Welcoming the broadly observed 12-hour humanitarian pause in the Gaza conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon renewed his appeal to all parties to declare a week-long ceasefire as a prelude to restarting political negotiations. 27-Jul-2014
UN and partners urge humanitarian ceasefire, return to dialogue by Israelis, Palestinians New York, July 26: The United Nations and its diplomatic partners on Friday called for a seven-day humanitarian ceasefire, as they continue their efforts to bring about an end to the bloodshed and destruction that is tearing apart the lives of so many civilians in Gaza and Israel. 26-Jul-2014
Hamas using human shields, fired 2350 rockets: Israel New Delhi, July 25 : Israel on Friday said since the start of Operation Protective Edge by Israel Defense Forces (IDF), at least 2,350 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza and Hamas has been using human shields thus endangering the lives of Palestinians. 25-Jul-2014
Libya: Security Council condemns ongoing violence and its use to pursue political gains New York, July 24: The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday condemned once again the continued violence in Libya, including the fighting around Tripoli International Airport, and reaffirmed that violence must not be used to pursue political goals. 24-Jul-2014
New UN data shows need for urgent action to end female genital mutilation, child marriage New York, July 22: New data released on Tuesday by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) shows the need for urgent action to end female genital mutilation and child marriage – two practices that affect millions of girls across the globe. 23-Jul-2014
Prince George celebrates his first birthday London, July 22: Prince George is celebrating his first birthday on Tuesday. 22-Jul-2014
MH17 crash: Evidence must not be tampered with, says Obama Washington, July 19: US President Barack Obama on Friday said evidence indicates that the Malaysian Airlines plane with 298 people on board was shot down by Russian-backed separatists inside Ukraine and evidence must not be tampered with. 19-Jul-2014
Israel begins Ground Operation in Gaza Tel Aviv, July 18: Israel said it has started ground operations in Gaza in what it called following ten days of continuous Hamas attacks against Israel by land, air, sea and after repeated rejections of offers to deescalate the situation. 18-Jul-2014
Australian PM blames Russia-backed rebels for MH17 crash Melbourne, July 18: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Friday said Russian backed rebels shot down the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 killing 298 people on board, including many Australians. 18-Jul-2014
Russia rebel military chief claims shooting down MH17 Kiev, July 18: Russia backed anti-Ukraine rebel military chief Igor Strelkov has posted in social media that they have shot down the Malaysian Airlines plane with 295 people on board in eastern Ukraine. 18-Jul-2014
MH17: Malaysian PM assures full effort to ascertain cause of crash Kuala Lumpur, July 18: Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Friday said his government would find out the reason behind downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine. 18-Jul-2014
MH17 was downed by missile, international probe demanded Kiev/Washington, July 18: The Malaysian plane MH17 with 295 people on board which crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday was shot down with a a surface-to-air missile, reports emerging out from the global community said now, amid a clamour for a full international investigation by various countries. 18-Jul-2014
Easing plight of child migrants fleeing Central America requires ‘compassionate solutions’: Ban New York, July 17: Deeply concerned by the “urgent humanitarian situation” of unaccompanied child migrants from Central America, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday called for Governments of countries where the children start, continue or finish their journeys, to protect their dignity and human rights. 17-Jul-2014
Recent crises show efforts to prevent relapse into conflict insufficient, Security Council told New York, July 16: The Chair of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) told the Security Council on Tuesdaythat the recent crises in the Central African Republic (CAR) and South Sudan are painful reminders that efforts to prevent relapse into conflict remain insufficient and tools are not fully adequate. 16-Jul-2014
On visit to Gaza, senior UN humanitarian officials call for halt to Israeli offensive New York, July 15 : Concerned about more civilian casualties in a possible Israeli military incursion into Gaza, senior United Nations humanitarian officials on a visit to the area called on Monday for an immediate return to calm and a ceasefire to avoid further loss of life. 15-Jul-2014
UN mission calls for immediate halt to hostilities in Libya New York, July 14 : The United Nations mission in Libya on Sunday called for a cessation of hostilities in the capital, Tripoli, as well as in Benghazi and other parts of the country, amid reports of heavy clashes and several deaths. 14-Jul-2014
On World Population Day, UN calls for investment in young people New York, July 12: With 1.8 billion young people around the world – the largest generation of youth in history – senior United Nations officials are marking World Population Day with calls for a renewed commitment to helping young people improve their lives and the common future. 12-Jul-2014
With special event, UN to mark 'Victory over Slavery: Haiti and Beyond' New York, July 11: Visitors to the United Nations later Thursday and those to the Bronx Museum of Fine Arts tomorrow will have a chance to see an exhibit and a film focusing on the struggle by slaves for independence in Haiti – the first successful slave revolt in the world that "continues to inspire." 11-Jul-2014
Ban says Israel’s construction of West Bank wall violates international law, fuels Mid-East tensions New York, July 10: At a special meeting to mark the 10th anniversary of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) advisory ruling declaring illegal Israel’s construction of a separation wall in the West Bank, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday called for a halt to the current violence between Israelis and Palestinians, while also the need all Member States to comply with international law. 10-Jul-2014
UN to mark 100 years since start of World War I New York, July 9 : Commemorating the 100th year anniversary of the beginning of First World War, the United Nations is holding an event at its Headquarters on Tuesday remembering the devastating catastrophe of the “war to end all wars” and its seminal lessons for promoting building peace and reconciliation. 09-Jul-2014
UN voices concern after Australia returns asylum-seekers intercepted at sea to Sri Lanka New York, July 8 : The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday voiced deep concern after Australia handed over some 41 asylum-seekers to Sri Lanka after intercepting them at sea, and highlighted its unease with shipboard processing of protection clai 08-Jul-2014
Heavy rains, ongoing violence push South Sudan towards 'hunger catastrophe', warns UN agency New York, July 5: Already working hard to get supplies to people in South Sudan cut off by flooded roads, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday warned that the rains, as well as the ongoing fighting, are pushing the country towards a “hunger catastrophe”. 05-Jul-2014
Syria: UN agency warns of grave risks to refugees if funding gaps remain unmet New York, July 4: Failure to close the funding gap to meet the needs of the growing number of people fleeing the conflict in Syria could mean grave risks for the refugees as well as for the stability of the region, according to the United Nations refugee agency. 04-Jul-2014
‘Leave no stone unturned’ to halt Ebola’s rapid spread in West Africa, urges UN agency New York, July 3: Urging health authorities in West African countries affected by the largest Ebola outbreak in history to “leave no stone unturned” in their efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus, a United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) official on Wednesday underscored the critical need to engage community, religious and opinion leaders in the region to be at the forefront of the response. 03-Jul-2014
UN relief officials issue urgent appeal as food shortages hit 800,000 refugees in Africa New York, July 2: The heads of two United Nations humanitarian agencies on Tuesday issued an urgent appeal as food shortages hit nearly 800,000 refugees in Africa, threatening to worsen already unacceptable levels of acute malnutrition, stunting and anaemia, particularly in children. 02-Jul-2014
Nigeria: Ban strongly condemns ongoing ‘horrific attacks’ by Boko Haram New York, July 1: Strongly condemning the ongoing “horrific attacks” being carried out by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has deplored that such violence has become an almost daily occurrence, and reiterated the readiness of the United Nations to support the country. 01-Jul-2014
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