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Extending mandate of UN mission in Mali, Security Council adds observers to monitor fresh ceasefire New York, June 30: The Security Council on Monday extended the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) for one year, within the authorized troop ceiling of 11,240 military personnel, including, for the first time, at least 40 military observers to monitor and supervise the country’s newly agreed ceasefire. 30-Jun-2015
UN chief concerned over Burundi's insistence on holding elections despite prevailing political crisis New York, June 29: Reiterating his appeal to all Burundian political leaders to consider the wider interest of the people of their country, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday expressed concerns about the Government's insistence on going ahead with elections on 29 June despite the prevailing political and security environment in the country. 28-Jun-2015
Further militant attacks in Tunisia possible: Britain warns London, June 28: Britain has said that more militant attacks might take place in Tunisia in the upcoming days. 28-Jun-2015
39 transnational tourists killed in Tunisia terror attack Sousse, Tunisia, June 27: A gunman disguised as a tourist opened fire at a Tunisian hotel on Friday, killing 39 people of different nationalities in horrific spree of mass murder for which Islamic State claimed the responsibility. 27-Jun-2015
France: One killed, several injured in suspected militant attack Lyon, June 26: In a suspected Islamist attack, a person has been beheaded and several others were injured in France city of Lyon, media reports said. 26-Jun-2015
UN Somalia envoy condemns latest terrorist attack in Mogadishu New York, June 25: The top United Nations official in Somalia has condemned “in the strongest terms” today’s Al-Shabaab terrorist attack against a convoy from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the capital of Mogadishu, resulting in a number of casualties. 25-Jun-2015
At least 3,000 suspected Dengue fever cases reported in Yemen – UN health agency New York, June 24: Thousands of suspected cases of the mosquito-borne viral infection Dengue fever have been reported in conflict-ravaged Yemen, where a major health crisis is unfolding, the United Nations World Health Organization announced today. 24-Jun-2015
South Sudan: UN mission reports five people injured in shooting at Juba marketplace New York, June 23: The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has reported that five internally displaced persons (IDPs) – four women and one man – were shot during an incident early Saturday evening. 23-Jun-2015
As elections draw near, Ban sends to Burundi a Special Envoy in support of regional efforts New York, June 21: Concerned by the political crisis in Burundi, “which threatens to undo more than a decade of work to consolidate peace and reconciliation in the country”, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Sundaythe arrival in Bujumbura of his Special Representative and Head of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa, Abdoulaye Bathily. 22-Jun-2015
On World Refugee Day, UN chief appeals for hearts to be open to refugees everywhere New York, June 22: With one in every 122 human beings a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is marking World Refugee Day by calling urgently on "governments and societies around the world to recommit to providing refuge and safety to those who have lost everything to conflict or persecution." 21-Jun-2015
UN experts deplore South Carolina killings, urge measures against racially motivated crimes in US New York, June 20: In the wake of the 'appalling' attack that left nine African Americans dead at church in South Carolina, a group of UN human rights experts on Friday called for prompt action by authorities in the United States to investigate the hate crimes and urged measures to prevent gun violence affecting the security of African-Americans, their communities and wider society as well. 20-Jun-2015
UN warns of ‘record high’ 60 million displaced amid expanding global conflicts New York, Jun 19: The international community is experiencing a dramatic shift in the situation facing the world’s refugees as a global surge in war, conflict and persecution has caused a record number of people to flee their homes in search of safety, the United Nations refugee agency reported on Thursday. 19-Jun-2015
Security Council: UN troop commanders recount challenges of modern peacekeeping New York, Jun 18: From Mali to South Sudan and the Middle East and beyond, United Nations peacekeepers are tackling peace and security challenges of increasing intensity and broader global breadth, the top UN peacekeeping official said on Wednesday as he urged the full support of the international community for the Organization’s ‘blue helmets’ as they confront the world’s manifold threats. 18-Jun-2015
South Sudan: amid ‘intensifying’ crisis, UN and European Union mobilize $275 million in aid New York, Jun 17: To tackle the humanitarian impact of the “relentlessly deteriorating” crisis in South Sudan, the European Union and the United Nations on Tuesday announced that more than $275 million has been pledged in support of the victims in the country and the wider region. 17-Jun-2015
UN chief condemns deadly Boko Haram attack in Chad New York, Jun 16: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned a series of deadly bombings in the Chadian capital of N’Djamena which reportedly killed more than 25 people and injured dozens of others, according to a spokesperson for the United Nations. 16-Jun-2015
Increase in voluntary blood donors can save millions of lives: WHO New York, Jun 15: On World Blood Donor Day, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for increased regular blood donations from voluntary, unpaid donors in order to save millions of lives globally each year. 15-Jun-2015
North Korea fires 3 short-range missiles? Seoul, June 14 : South Korea on Sunday claimed that North Korea has fired three short-range missiles into the East Sea,media reports said. 14-Jun-2015
Kenya: Funding shortage forces UN to temporarily cut food aid to 500,000 refugees New York, Jun 13: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced that starting next Monday, half a million refugees in two sprawling refugee camps in Kenya will receive 30 per cent less food due to shortage of funds for relief operations. 13-Jun-2015
Central Africa still burdened by multidimensional crisis: Security Council New York, Jun 12: The Central Africa region is still facing many challenges, including an economic crisis aggravated by the drop in oil prices, rising youth unemployment, and terrorist activities, as well as the cross-border impact of crises in Central African Republic (CAR) and Burundi, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for the sub-region warned on Thursday. 12-Jun-2015
Migrant arrivals in Europe top 100,000 in 2015: UN refugee agency New York, Jun 11: Refugee and migrant arrivals to Europe across the Mediterranean so far in 2015 have moved above 100,000, with record numbers now arriving every day in the Greek islands, the United Nations refugee agency has confirmed. 11-Jun-2015
Ukraine: UN reports uptick in internal displacement as country’s conflict grinds on New York, Jun 10: The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine has soared to over one million due to the ongoing conflict in the country’s eastern regions, the United Nations humanitarian office reported on Tuesday. 10-Jun-2015
At G7 Summit, Ban outlines draft UN action plan to prevent violent extremism New York, Jun 9: Concerned by the spread of violent extremist groups and the “malicious and hateful ideologies” that fuel them, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday outlined elements of an action plan he will present later this year to reinforce good governance, which he sees as terrorism’s true deterrent. 09-Jun-2015
Germany: Ban rallies support for 'once-in-a-generation' UN sustainability agenda New York, Jun 8: The world has before it a unique opportunity to build a better future for all,Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared on Sunday in Bonn, Germany. 08-Jun-2015
Security Council: UN official urges for political efforts to resolve Ukraine conflict New York, Jun 6: The tremendous human cost of the Ukraine conflict must be first addressed through mutual respect of the Minsk ceasefire agreement and the fulfilment of its political, economic, social and humanitarian provisions, the top United Nations political official affirmed today as he briefed the Security Council on the situation in the conflict-torn Eastern European country. 06-Jun-2015
Burundi: Concerned over potential violence, Ban urges resumption of dialogue New York, Jun 5: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon remains concerned about the potential for escalating violence in Burundi and has reiterated his call for calm and restraint amid the African country’s simmering political tensions. 05-Jun-2015
UNICEF and Gucci celebrate education successes across Africa and Asia New York, Jun 4: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is celebrating its longstanding partnership with luxury goods brand Gucci and marking a decade of successes in bringing access to quality education to more than seven million children across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, the agency announced. 04-Jun-2015
South Sudan fighting triggers new mass displacement: UN refugee agency New York, Jun 3: Heavy fighting in South Sudan’s Unity and Upper Nile states over the last two months has displaced more than 100,000 people and blocked humanitarian aid deliveries for some 650,000 people as aid organizations have been forced to withdraw, a representative for the United Nations refugee agency has confirmed on Tuesday. 03-Jun-2015
UN report presents recommendations on protecting LGBT rights New York, Jun 2: While some progress has been made since the first study four years ago spotlighting discrimination and violence against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, the overall picture remains one of pervasive, violent abuse, harassment and discrimination affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBT/I) persons in all regions, according to a new United Nations report issued on Monday. 02-Jun-2015
Syria: UN envoy condemns death of at least 70 civilians in Aleppo New York, Jun 1: The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has strongly condemned the death of at least 70 civilians in Syria's northern Aleppo province by barrel bombs dropped from government helicopters. 01-Jun-2015
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