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Gordon Brown welcomes release of Nigerian girls held captive by Boko Haram New York, Apr 30: The United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, has welcomed the release of 200 girls from captivity by Boko Haram and called for the immediate release of all abducted girls, ahead of his meeting on Thursday with Nigerian President-Elect. 30-Apr-2015
Ban concerned over uptick in attacks against peacekeepers in Darfur New York, Apr 29: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced deep concern about the recent spate of attacks on United Nations peacekeepers serving in Darfur as well as the “limited cooperation” provided by the Government of Sudan in addressing the incidents, a spokesperson for the Organization has confirmed. 29-Apr-2015
UN unveils alternative policy agenda to transform economies New York, Apr 28: A major new report released on Monday in seven locations around the world by the United Nations entity for gender equality and women’s empowerment (UN Women) calls for the transformation of economies to make women’s rights and equality a reality. 28-Apr-2015
UN alarmed by malnutrition among children displaced from Yarmouk camp New York, Apr 27: As the United Nations agency tasked with supporting Palestine refugees continued on Sunday to provide essential humanitarian assistance to civilians who have been displaced from Yarmouk and to those hosting them, evidence of acute malnutrition was found in a large number of children. 27-Apr-2015
UN chief welcomes progress in fight against malaria, calls for more work to continue momentum New York, Apr 26: In a message to mark World Malaria Day on Saturday, the United Nations Secretary-General said that better access to insecticide-treated bed nets and greater availability of accurate diagnostics and effective treatment were the main reasons why the UN health agency reported in 2014 that the rate at which people are dying from malaria had halved since the turn of the century. 26-Apr-2015
Mali: Ban voices concern over series of targeted attacks against UN mission New York, Apr 25: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced deep concern over a series of attacks targeting the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) which have resulted in numerous casualties, a statement issued by a UN spokesperson said Friday. 25-Apr-2015
Eight months after Gaza war, ‘not a single home has been rebuilt’ – UN agency New York, Apr 24 (IBNS) Nearly eight months after the ceasefire that ended the most recent hostilities in the Gaza Strip, not a single destroyed home has been rebuilt in the enclave, according to the United Nations agency mandated with ensuring the well-being of Palestine refugees. 24-Apr-2015
UN agency ‘extremely worried’ about missing staff in volatile South Sudan New York, Apr 23: The World Food Programme on Wednesday drew attention to the disappearance of three of its staff members who went missing earlier this month when fighting reportedly erupted along their food distribution route in volatile Malakal South Sudan, where more than 2 million people are unsure of where their next meal is coming from. 23-Apr-2015
UN rights official cites Afghanistan’s ‘paradox’ of new opportunities for peace New York, Apr 22: At the end of a seven-day mission to Afghanistan, a senior United Nations’ human rights official on Tuesday described the “paradoxical situation” in which the country finds itself. 22-Apr-2015
Callous EU politics on migrants costing lives: UN rights chief New York, Apr 21: Following the loss of some 700 lives after a boat carrying migrants capsized and sank over the weekend, the UN human rights chief has urged European Union (EU) governments to take a “more sophisticated, more courageous and less callous approach” to coping with the flows of migrants towards Europe. 21-Apr-2015
UN humanitarian agencies mobilize assistance amid fighting in Iraq New York, Apr 20: The United Nations' humanitarian agencies are rushing support to thousands of Iraqis fleeing a flare-up in hostilities throughout the country's Anbar Governate, the Organization confirmed on Sunday. 20-Apr-2015
Boat capsizes at Mediterranean Sea Rome, Apr 19: Several people are feared to have been drowned after the boat in which they were traveling capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, media reports said on Sunday. 19-Apr-2015
UN mission condemns murderous attack on civilians in DR Congo town New York, Apr 18: The head of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has strongly condemned Wednesday’s deadly attack on civilians in North Kivu province and expressed deep condolences to the families of the victims. 18-Apr-2015
Syria: UN agency continues to seek access to besieged Yarmouk camp New York, Apr 17: While ramping up assistance to Palestinian refugees and Syrian civilians that have fled a besieged camp on the southern edge of Damascus, the United Nations agency tasked with aiding Palestinians throughout the region said on Thursday that it is still seeking unhindered access to Yarmouk camp itself where thousands remain trapped by fighting among armed groups. 17-Apr-2015
Mali: UN mission condemns ‘cowardly and heinous’ attack on compound New York, Apr 16 (IBNS): The United Nations in Mali condemned Wednesday’s deadly attack on its Gao area compound that injured nine peacekeepers, killed at least three civilians and injured seven others, calling it a “cowardly and heinous” act. 16-Apr-2015
Security Council imposes arms embargo on Yemen rebels New York, Apr 15: Alarmed at the military escalation by Houthis in many parts of Yemen and the “significant and rapidly deteriorating’ humanitarian situation, the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday approved an arms embargo against the rebel group’s leadership and demanded that all parties refrain from unilateral actions that could undermine the country’s UN-facilitated political transition. 15-Apr-2015
Nearly 800,000 children forced to flee violence in Nigeria: UNICEF New York, Apr 14: A new report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reveals that least 800,000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict in northeast Nigeria between Boko Haram, military forces and civilian self-defence groups. 14-Apr-2015
Human Space Flight Day: UN spotlights the need to advance exploration New York, Apr 13: Marking International Day of Human Space Flight, the United Nations on Sunday spotlighted the contribution of space science and technology to sustainable development and underscored the need to push the boundaries of exploration for the benefit of all people. 13-Apr-2015
Human rights, rule of law vital for sustainable development, Ban tells UN Crime Congress New York, Apr 12: Kicking off the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Doha, Qatar, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon along with several other top UN officials today spotlighting the critical connection between rule of law and sustainable development. 12-Apr-2015
Ebola outbreak still a global emergency despite drop in cases: WHO New York, Apr 11: A meeting convened by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa still poses a threat to international peace and security, despite a major fall-off in in case incidence and geographic distribution in the most-affected countries Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. 11-Apr-2015
Nigeria: UN launches appeal for refugees as Boko Haram violence continues New York, Apr 10: The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has issued an urgent funding appeal as it seeks to provide tens of thousands of people fleeing the violence in north-eastern Nigeria with critical assistance and protection. 10-Apr-2015
UN renews call for end to fighting inside Yarmouk camp, urges opening of humanitarian corridor New York, Apr 9: The situation in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk remains extremely tense amid continued street fighting and unconfirmed reports of aerial bombardments of civilian areas, the United Nations said Wednesday. 09-Apr-2015
South Sudan: New arrivals at UN camp add to largest number of displaced New York, Apr 8: Around 4,500 people have recently sought shelter on the premises of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan in Malakal, Upper Nile state, the spokesperson for the Secretary-General said during a press briefing at Headquarters on Monday. 08-Apr-2015
UN official calls for disarmament push globally New York, Apr 7: The United Nations disarmament chief today urged Member States to work actively and seek common ground on disarmament issues related to nuclear weapons and conventional arms amid a period of increasing global tensions and violence. 07-Apr-2015
UN demands end to Yarmouk fighting New York, Apr 6: With fighting near Yarmouk intensifying, the United Nations agency concerned with the well-being of Palestinian refugees on Sunday made a strong appeal to all armed actors to cease hostilities that place civilians in acute danger and to withdraw immediately from civilian populated areas. 06-Apr-2015
Kenya mourns for Garissa attack victims Nairobi, Apr 5 : Kenya is observing three-day mourning from Sunday as the country witnessed a major terrorist attack on the Garissa University campus which left at least 147 people last week. 05-Apr-2015
Iran, international negotiators strike initial nuclear deal Lausanne, Switzerland, Apr 3: The United States, Iran and five other world powers on Thursday entered into a historic deal to limit Iran's nuclear programme and keep it away from producing atomic weapons. 03-Apr-2015
Syria: UN warns of violence near Palestinian refugee camps New York, Apr 2: Fierce fighting has erupted between armed groups in the area of Yarmouk, a camp of Syrian and Palestinian refugees, putting thousands of people in danger, warned the spokesperson of the United Nations agency tasked with the ensuring the well-being of Palestinians across the Middle East. 02-Apr-2015
UN concerned over civilian casualties in wake of recent fighting in Yemen New York, Apr 1: Senior United Nations officials on Tuesday expressed their deep concern about the fast deteriorating situation in Yemen, where dozens of civilians have been killed in fighting in recent days. 01-Apr-2015
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