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UN rights expert urges reversal of UK decision to halt Mediterranean migrant rescues New York, Oct 31 : The United Nations human rights expert on migrants on Thursday urged British authorities to reconsider a decision not to support search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea, saying allowing people to die at Europe’s borders just because of their administrative status "is appalling." 31-Oct-2014
Ban ‘deeply troubled’ by findings of review of allegations of misreporting by joint Darfur Mission New York, Oct 30: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he is “deeply troubled” by the findings of a review conducted into recent allegations that the UN-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s Darfur region intentionally sought to cover up crimes against civilians and peacekeepers. 30-Oct-2014
UN reaffirms importance of women's empowerment for global peace, security New York, Oct 29: As the world is swept by unparalleled levels of displacement, festering conflicts, and a convergence of crises, the international community must fully endorse the role of women's empowerment and gender equality in ensuring global peace, security and development, the Security Council and top United Nations officials declared on Tuesday. 29-Oct-2014
South Sudan: 60 civilians injured in fighting near UN base New York, Oct 28: More than 60 civilians were injured yesterday after fighting broke at a protection of civilians site next to the United Nations House on the outskirts of Juba, South Sudan, according to a UN spokesperson. 28-Oct-2014
More respect, less criminalization for migrant workers, UN rights expert urges New York, Oct 25 : The lack of political will to stand up for migrant workers’ rights remains the greatest challenge to the protection of this “very vulnerable” group of human beings, an independent United Nations expert affirmed on Friday. 25-Oct-2014
Ahead of World Day, UN hails landmark global polio eradication campaign New York, Oct 24: Every day, a thousand or so children are being protected from disability as part of a 26-year global effort to eradicate polio through a worldwide campaign that has immunized millions of previously-unreached children across the globe, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on the eve of World Polio Day. 24-Oct-2014
We will not be intimidated: Canada PM Ottawa, Oct 23: With the Canadian parliament coming under attack along with the national capital's war memorial on Wednesday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said the nation will not be 'intimidated' by such incidents. 23-Oct-2014
South Sudan: UN Mission transfers internally displaced persons to protection sites New York, Oct 22: The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has opened new sites for about 28,000 internally displaced persons adjacent to its bases in three state capitals to improve living conditions of civilians who have been uprooted by the recent conflict, a senior UN official said in Juba today. 22-Oct-2014
Somalia: UN envoy condemns attack on African Union troops in Hiiraan region New York Oct 21: The UN envoy for Somalia condemned on Mondayan attack on African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces in Hiiraan region and called for calm as rival clans caused insecurity in the area, which is near the centre of the East African country. 21-Oct-2014
Car bombings, suicide blast kill 33 in Iraq Baghdad, Oct 20 : Terror re-visited Iraq on Monday when a series of car bombings and a suicide blast claimed at least 33 lives, media reported. 20-Oct-2014
Ebola: back from outbreak epicentre, UN official says survivors now helping with care New York, Oct 18: Survivors of Ebola who have developed immunity to the virus are being trained to care for children in Liberia and Sierra Leone, a United Nations official on Fridayannounced. 18-Oct-2014
South Korea: 14 feared dead in accident during concert Seoul, Oct 17 : At least 14 people are feared dead and 11 others got injured after a facility covering a ventilation window at an outdoor theater crashed during a concert near South Korea's capital city Seoul on Friday, media reports said. 18-Oct-2014
On World Day, UN spotlights handwashing as vital tool in fight against Ebola New York, Oct 16: As the world celebrates the seventh annual Global Handwashing Day, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is spotlighting how the simple practice not only saves lives, but is also instrumental in the fight against Ebola. 16-Oct-2014
Haiti: Amid ongoing humanitarian problems, Security Council extends UN mission for another year New York, Oct 15: The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution renewing the mandate for the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) in the Caribbean nation, urging political stakeholders in the country to fully commit to the democratic process and calling on international donors to strengthen their efforts in helping the Government. 15-Oct-2014
Somalia: amid unstable security, UN warns of growing humanitarian crisis New York., Oct 14: The top United Nations official in Somalia on Monday condemned the car bombing which left an estimated 13 people dead and many more injured in Mogadishu, the capital, amid a precarious humanitarian situation in the rest of the country. 14-Oct-2014
UN chief set for Gaza visit to help jump-start massive reconstruction effort New York, Oct 13: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Sundaythat he will travel to Gaza on Tuesday to visit several sites destroyed during last summer's conflict, spotlighting the need to help the enclave "look ahead and build a better future” and advance reconstruction efforts. 13-Oct-2014
Earthquake strikes east coast of Japan Tokyo, Oct 11: An earthquake measuring 6.2 on Richter scale struck off the east coast of Japan’s main island of Honshu, reports said on Saturday. 11-Oct-2014
UN launches ‘game-changer’ software to help developing countries monitor forests New York, Oct 10 (JEN) Accurate information is crucial for governments to manage their natural resources sustainably, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday as it announced the launch of new software it hopes will help developing nations monitor the state of their forests. 11-Oct-2014
UN force commanders brief Security Council on challenges facing ‘blue helmets’ New York, Oct 10: From Mali to the Golan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Nations peacekeeping missions are facing increasing challenges as they operate in some of the most difficult security environments around the world, senior UN military officials told the Security Council on Thursdayas they weighed field strategy for the world body’s “blue helmets.” 10-Oct-2014
Mali: Ban voices ‘outrage’ as UN peacekeeper killed in second deadly attack this month New York, Oct 9: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced outrage on Wednesday at a fatal attack against United Nations peacekeepers in Mali – the second in less than a week – that left one “blue helmet” dead and wounded another, while the UN peacekeeping chief urged Malian parties to make a “credible effort” to reach a peace accord. 09-Oct-2014
UN concerned over safety of civilians as ISIL intensifies offensive in Syrian border town New York, Oct 8: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations human rights office on Tuesday voiced their grave concern for the safety of civilians caught up in the ongoing offensive by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on the northern Syrian town of Ayn al-Arab, also known as Kobane. 08-Oct-2014
UN in Somalia welcomes recovery of port city from insurgents New York, Oct 7: The top United Nations official in Somalia on Monday welcomed the recovery of the port city Barawe from Al-Shabaab fighters, the first time it has been in Somali control for more than two decades. 07-Oct-2014
3 US military officials feared dead as deadly typhoon tears into Japan Tokyo, Oct 6: At least 7 people, including three US military officials are feared to have died on Monday when a powerful typhoon rocked Japan’s coast creating havoc in the archipelago, media reported. 06-Oct-2014
UNICEF welcomes release of 70 Kurdish children after 120 days in captivity New York, Oct 4: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday welcomed the release of 70 Kurdish children, who were kidnapped in May while traveling from their home-town of Ai’n Al Arab in the northern Syrian governorate of Aleppo to take their final school examinations. 04-Oct-2014
UN, Liberia assessing food security impact of Ebola outbreak, planning response New York, Oct 2: The Liberian Government, along with key United Nations agencies, is set to carry out a rapid field assessment on food security and livelihoods in the wake of the Ebola outbreak, as the top UN envoy on curbing the spread of the virus in West Africa arrived on Wednesday in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. 02-Oct-2014
UN Assembly debate covers a range of pressing concerns: from development to Ebola to Ukraine New York, Oct 1: The theme of this year’s annual high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly was the post-2015 agenda of global sustainable development but it was by no means the only subject of the speeches as kings, presidents and prime ministers mounted the podium to speak on behalf of 193 Member States and two Observer delegations. 01-Oct-2014
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