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Kerry injured while cycling, cuts short Europe trip Washington, May 31: US Secretary of State John Kerry was injured after suffering an accident while bicycling on Sunday close to the Scionzier in France, media reports said. 31-May-2015
UN welcomes Southeast Asia region’s proposals to address plight of refugees and migrants at sea New York, May 30: The United Nations refugee agency Friday welcomed the positive outcomes of a regional meeting in Thailand to resolve the advancing solutions to refugees and migrants stranded in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. 30-May-2015
Despite growing threats, UN peacekeepers worldwide remain dedicated to serve New York, May 29: More than one million military, police and civilian personnel have served as United Nations peacekeepers over the years, and despite growing security threats and the sacrifices that come with being deployed in challenging environments, over 100,000 men and women continue to work for the cause of peace. 29-May-2015
UN calls for an halt to 'wanton' destruction of Iraq's cultural heritage New York, May 29: The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday expressed outrage that attacks on Iraq's cultural heritage are being used as a tactic of war to spread terror and hatred, "a new phenomenon," the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) labelled as a form of "cultural cleansing" threatening the people and security in the region. 28-May-2015
Dialogues needed to tackle violence against women in Sudan: UN expert New York, May 28: More open and constructive dialogues should be held among Sudanese stakeholders as a top priority to address ‘the silence and the denials’ of crimes against women, a United Nations human rights expert concluded after her recent mission to the country. 28-May-2015
Ban praises Ireland's 'compassionate leadership' on migration and refugees New York, May 27: As he wrapped up a visit to Ireland on Tuesday, the Secretary-General congratulated the country on its "fruitful and strong" relationship with the United Nations over the past 60 years and looked forward to a continued partnership as the world tackled several significant challenges. 27-May-2015
UN meteorological forum: Experts meet to discuss post-2015 action plan New York, May 26: With a welcoming 'tweet' from the International Space Station and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's renewed appeal for “bold climate action,” the United Nations-backed World Meteorological Congress opened its seventeenth session on Monday as international delegates will seek to address continuing concerns over global warming. 26-May-2015
Somalia: UN official condemns killing of parliamentarian New York, May 25: The United Nations official in Somalia has condemned a deadly attack against two Somali Members of Parliament (MP) and reiterated the Organization's support for the country's democratic process. 25-May-2015
Mathematician John Nash dies in car crash New Jersey, May 24: US mathematician John F. Nash Jr. passed away in a car crash with his wife here, media reports said. 24-May-2015
Burundi: UN appeals for wider cholera relief efforts New York, May 23: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced encouragement at the ongoing political dialogue in Burundi following weeks of tensions and a reportedly failed coup d'état in the country's capital of Bujumbura, according to a United Nations spokesperson. 23-May-2015
UN chief appoints expert panel to address humanitarian funding shortfalls New York, May 22: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed a high-level United Nations panel to address the yawning gap between resources and financing for the world’s ever-pressing humanitarian efforts. 22-May-2015
Expert urges WHO to do more to protect people from toxic substances New York, May 21: The UN independent expert on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes on Wednesday urged the World Health Organization to “play a much larger, more active role” in protecting people from the negative impacts of toxic pollution. 21-May-2015
UN forum: Ban urges leaders aim to set global education roadmap until 2030 New York, May 20: Education is not a privilege but rather a birthright that secures human rights and fights violent extremism, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday in Incheon, Republic of Korea, as he opened the World Education Forum 2015 which aims to set the roadmap for global education until 2030. 20-May-2015
Nearly 25,000 flee Ramadi amid ISIL attacks and heavy fighting: UN relief wing New York, May 19: With stocks running low and funds running out, United Nations aid agencies are rushing humanitarian assistance to people fleeing the city of Ramadi in central Iraq for the second time this month, according to the UN office tasked with coordinating relief operations. 19-May-2015
South-east Asia: UN officials stress need to protect migrants stranded at sea New York, May 18: Increasingly concerned about the plight of migrants and refugees stranded in the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson have spoken separately to leaders in Southeast Asia reiterating the need to protect lives and uphold the obligation of rescue at sea. 18-May-2015
Ban hails Mali peace agreement as ‘important step’ towards stability New York, May 16: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the signature of a peace agreement between the Government of Mali and members of the Plateforme coalition of armed groups in a key step towards bringing stability and security back to the beleaguered country. 16-May-2015
Burundi: Ban condemns all attempts to oust elected governments by military force New York, May 15: Calling urgently for calm and restraint in Burundi, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday condemned all attempts to oust elected governments by military force and appealed to the country’s political and security leaders to “clearly and openly reject the use of violence, refrain from acts of revenge, and rein in their militants.” 15-May-2015
Yemen: UN welcomes ceasefire as humanitarian relief begins to arrive New York, May 14: The United Nations humanitarian official has welcomed the commencement of a ceasefire in Yemen aimed at allowing the delivery of “lifesaving” relief and aid to the country's civilian populations. 14-May-2015
UN voices deep concern as deadly violence flares up across South Sudan New York, May 13: A deadly outburst of violence between residents of a United Nations protection-of-civilians (PoC) site in the South Sudanese capital of Juba has prompted the Organization's strong condemnation and triggered wider concern over the safety of internally displaced persons (IDPs) throughout the country. 13-May-2015
UN mission in Darfur ‘concerned’ by escalating tensions between tribes New York, May 12: Following recent escalation in tensions between the Rezeigat and Ma’alia tribes, the joint United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur on Monday expressed serious concern about the possible implications and encouraged the leaders and members of both groups to exercise maximum restraint, engage in meaningful dialogue to resolve their dispute. 12-May-2015
Yemen conflict is taking 'dreadful toll' on civilians: UN relief official New York, May 11: The conflict in Yemen is taking a dreadful toll on civilians, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the country has warned, as he also expressed deep concern over Saturday's airstrikes on the city of Sa'ada, where scores of civilians were reportedly killed. 11-May-2015
China: Plane skids off runway, 5 injured Beijing, May 10: At least five people were injured as a plane, in which they were traveling, skidded off a runway while taxiing in a southeast China airport on Sunday, media reports said. 10-May-2015
Unrest in Burundi sends thousands fleeing: UN agency New York, May 9: The eruption of pre-election violence in Burundi last month has seen over 50,000 people flee to neighbouring countries and threatens to undo some of the most promising developments in recent refugee history in Africa, the United Nations body tasked with protecting displaced people said in Geneva on Friday. 09-May-2015
UN officials urge cohesive approach to fighting world drug problem New York, May 8: The international community must seize the opportunity to hold open, comprehensive and in-depth discussions on the world drug problem at next year’s General Assembly special session devoted to the issue, a senior United Nations official said on Thursday amid appeals for a clampdown on transnational drug trafficking networks and their criminal offshoots. 08-May-2015
World’s forcibly displaced hit record 38 million, prompting UN appeal for peace New York, May 7: By the end of 2014, a record-breaking 38 million people had been forced to flee their homes within their own country because of conflict or violence, prompting the United Nations refugee agency to appeal on Wednesday for “an all-out effort to bring about peace in war-ravaged countries.” 07-May-2015
More funding needed to tackle massive humanitarian needs in Sudan: UN New York, May 6: The international humanitarian community in Sudan has appealed for more funds to respond to the “massive” needs in the country that has been long-affected by conflict and poverty, a senior United Nations relief official said on Tuesday. 06-May-2015
UN lauds South Sudan as country ratifies landmark child rights treaty New York, May 5: The United Nations has hailed South Sudan’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) as the African nation takes a critical step towards protecting and promoting the rights of all children. 05-May-2015
Press Freedom Day: UN says free expression vital for the world New York, May 4: Freedom of expression and press freedom are critical to the successful implementation of good governance and human rights around the world, top United Nations officials declared on Sunday as they inaugurated the 2015 edition of World Press Freedom Day with a reminder that both freedoms were “essential” for the shaping of a new global sustainable development agenda. 04-May-2015
Number of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia passes 200,000: UN New York, May 2: The number of South Sudanese refugees who have fled to Ethiopia since fighting broke out in South Sudan in mid-December 2013 has passed the 200,000 mark and more are expected amid fresh conflict across the border, the United Nations refugee agency reported on Friday. 02-May-2015
UN says unrest continues in Burundi, requests funds New York, May 1: Civil unrest continued for a fourth day in areas of Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura, after current President Nkurunziza was nominated by the ruling National Council for the Defence of Democracy – Forces for the Defence of Democracy (CNDD-FDD) party as their candidate for upcoming presidential elections, the United Nations relief arm reported on Thursday. 01-May-2015
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