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Ban condemns 'horrific' bombing of mosque in northern Nigeria New York, Nov 30 : Condemning the "horrific" attack on Kano Central Mosque, which killed dozens of people and injured hundreds of others, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the authorities to bring the perpetrators to just and reaffirmed the United Nations support to Nigeria's battle against terrorism. 30-Nov-2014
Deadly Boko Haram attack forces thousands to flee Nigeria for Niger – UN New York, Nov 29: A Boko Haram attack earlier this week on the northern Nigerian town of Dammassak left 50 people dead and forced at least 3,000 to flee to neighbouring Niger’s Diffa region, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) reported on Friday. 29-Nov-2014
Structural reforms can help poorest countries break 'vicious' economic circle – new UN report New York, Nov 28: The world's poorest countries are trapped in an economic vicious circle, which pins them in poverty and must be reversed if new development goals are to be met, according to a newly released report from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). 28-Nov-2014
UN rights experts urge US President Obama to release report on CIA torture allegations New York, Nov 27: The United States must rise to meet the high human rights standards it has set for itself and others around the world, a group of United Nations human rights experts urged on Wednesday, as they called on President Obama to support “the fullest possible release” of a report detailing Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) interrogation practices. 27-Nov-2014
UN rights chief concerned over ‘disproportionate’ killings of African-Americans by US police Geneva, Nov 26: The decision by a Grand Jury in Missouri to absolve a police officer for the fatal shooting of an African-American teenager has spotlighted broader concerns about institutionalized discrimination across the United States, the top United Nations human rights official said today. 26-Nov-2014
5.8 earthquake hits China's Sichuan Beijing, Nov 25: An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale hit Kangding County, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of southwest China's Sichuan Province on Tuesday, media reports said. 25-Nov-2014
Italian doctor contracts Ebola Rome, Nov 24: A Italian doctor, who was working for medical-aid NGO Emergency in Sierra Leone, has contracted the deadly Ebola, media reports said. 24-Nov-2014
UN chief condemns latest terrorist attack in Kenya New York, Nov 23 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the brutal killing of 28 people on a bus in Mandera, Kenya in the latest spate of terrorist violence to afflict the East African nation. 23-Nov-2014
Ebola: Ban hopeful of outbreak's end by mid-2015; UN to set up response office in Mali New York, Nov 22: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said that by continuing to scale up the global fight against Ebola, there is hope the outbreak could be contained by mid-2015, but he emphasized that results to date are still uneven, and announced that the Organization's top health officials will head to Mali, where the situation is still a cause of "deep concern." 22-Nov-2014
Clean industrialization critical for Africa to ‘leapfrog’ outdated technologies – Ban New York, Nov 21: Africa needs a green, clean industrialization that leapfrogs outdated, polluting processes and platforms and benefits from new technologies, United NationsSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday as the world body marked Africa Industrialization Day. 21-Nov-2014
Libya: UN mission brokers ‘critical’ 12-hour humanitarian truce in Benghazi New York, Nov 20: The head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced Wednesday that all parties to the conflict in Benghazi have agreed to an unconditional humanitarian truce to evacuate civilians and retrieve the bodies of the dead. 20-Nov-2014
Yemen: UN voices deep concern over ongoing human rights violations, abuses New York, Nov 19: Voicing great concern over serious human rights abuses that have occurred in Yemen in recent months, the United Nations human rights office on Tuesday issued a strong call on parties of all sides to renounce violence and ensure immediate access to humanitarian assistance in conflict zones. 19-Nov-2014
Human Rights Council president hails body’s success as duties increase, resources shrink New York, Nov 18: Presenting the annual report of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the body’s President, Baudelaire Ndong Ella, told the General Assembly on Monday that the Council has bolstered its reputation and credibility over the years through the work of its special experts and carrying out the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). 18-Nov-2014
‘Deeply troubled’ by Darfur rape allegations, Ban urges ‘unfettered’ access to town New York, Nov 18: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday that he is deeply troubled about persistent allegations of mass rape in Tabit, North Darfur, and urged Government officials to grant unfettered access to the town so that investigators can verify these reports. 18-Nov-2014
On International Day of Tolerance, Ban urges leaders to protect people from persecution New York, Nov 17: Making International Day of Tolerance, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged world leaders to protect people from persecution and to encourage tolerance for all regardless of nationality, religion, language, race, sexuality or any other distinction that obscures our common humanity. 17-Nov-2014
UN welcomes Malaysia’s court ruling to decriminalizes transgender women New York, Nov 15: The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Fridaywelcomed the recent judgment by the Court of Appeal of Malaysia that declared unconstitutional the criminalization of Muslim transgender women for cross-dressing. 15-Nov-2014
Ban welcomes deal between Iraq, Kurdish region on resolving budget, oil export issues New York, Nov 14: United Nations Secretary-General Ban-Ki moon has welcomed an agreement reached between the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government aimed at finding a solution to the issues related to the general budget and oil exports. 14-Nov-2014
Marking World Pneumonia Day, UN calls for greater efforts in preventing child deaths New York, Nov 13: Although significant declines in child deaths from pneumonia demonstrate that strategies to defeat the disease are working, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) stressed today that much more is needed to stop hundreds of thousands of children from succumbing to the preventable illness as it marked the fifth World Pneumonia Day. 13-Nov-2014
Nigeria: UN agency reports ongoing refugee crisis amid Boko Haram threat New York, Nov 12 : Thousands of Nigerians are escaping the deadly threat posed by the terrorist group Boko Haram and fleeing into neighbouring Cameroon, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned. 12-Nov-2014
Gaza: Ban forms independent panel to investigate recent conflict New York, Nov 11: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday announced the formation of an internal inquiry aimed at reviewing “certain incidents” reported at United Nations facilities in the Gaza Strip during the recent summer conflict there between Palestinian factions and the State of Israel. 11-Nov-2014
DR Congo: UN official applauds sentencing of militia leader for war crimes New York, Nov 10: The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – also known by its French acronym MONUSCO – has welcomed the sentencing of a former commander of a militia group accused of war crimes as a step towards reinforcing the rule of law in the war-torn African nation. 10-Nov-2014
Asia-Pacific: UN official urges deeper regional connectivity for landlocked developing countries New York, Nov 8 : Greater regional connectivity through integrated and terrestrial networks is vital to effectively linking Asia’s 12 landlocked development countries (LLDCs) to the region’s infrastructure networks, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said today. 08-Nov-2014
Water central to global peace, development, UN deputy chief tells London summit New York, Nov 7 : The most basic of all human rights – water – is also a central element in global affairs and the development agenda with wide implications on international peace and security, the Deputy Secretary-General told participants on Thursday the World Water Summit held in London. 07-Nov-2014
DR Congo: UN mission says police arrest more than 200 suspected of recent attacks New York, Nov 6 : The United Nations stabilizations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced Wednesday that more than 200 people have been arrested in relation to the recent attacks against civilians around the town of Beni in the long-restive eastern part of the vast African country. 06-Nov-2014
Kenya: UN agency voices alarm over refugee camp safety following deadly clashes New York, Nov 5 : Following a spate of deadly violence at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday voiced concern about the security situation in the overcrowded settlement, urging a return to calm for all the communities sheltered there. 05-Nov-2014
In Darfur, UN mission voices concern over possible security raid on camps for displaced New York, Nov 4: The United Nations mission in Darfur expressed concern on Monday over the Government of Sudan’s alleged intentions to conduct a security search operation in a camp for internally displaced people (IDP), cautioning that such an act might increase tensions among the camp’s civilian population. 04-Nov-2014
'Leaders must act', urges Ban, as new UN report warns man's impact on climate may soon be 'irreversible' New York, Nov 2: Citing "clear and growing" human influence on the climate system, a United Nations report issued on Sunday has warned that if left unchecked, climate change will increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems. 02-Nov-2014
Security Council condemns ISIL's murder of Sunni tribesmen in Anbar New York, Nov 1 : The Security Council this evening strongly condemned the kidnapping and murder by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists of "scores" of Sunni tribesmen whose bodies were found in mass graves in Anbar province, and once again urged the world to unite in a "common effort" to defeat the group and "stamp out" the violence and hatred it espouses. 01-Nov-2014
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