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Ban 'regrets' Egyptian court decision to uphold sentences of Al Jazeera journalists New York, Aug 31: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed "deep regret" over the decision by the Egyptian court of Cassation to uphold the sentencing of several Al Jazeera journalists and has reiterated his appeal for their cases to be resolved expeditiously and in accordance with the country's international obligations to protect free expression. 31-Aug-2015
More than 300,000 make perilous Mediterranean crossing in 2015: UNHCR New York, Aug 29: The United Nations refugee agency said on Friday that the number of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe has surpassed 300,000 this year, up from 219,000 during the whole of 2014. 29-Aug-2015
Clashes in Central African Republic force thousands to seek refuge at UN peacekeeping base New York, Aug 28: Clashes between rival militias in the past few days have forced several thousand people to flee their homes in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Bambari and seek shelter at a former cotton factory inside the compound of the United Nations peacekeeping mission, the UN refugee agency said today. 28-Aug-2015
Sierra Leone begins 42-day countdown to be declared free of Ebola virus transmission - UN health agency New York, Aug 27: Sierra Leone on Wednesday began its countdown to be declared by the World Health Organization as free of Ebola virus transmission as the West African nation’s President described the release of the last patient treated for the disease at a treatment centre as “the beginning of the end of Ebola.” 27-Aug-2015
UN agency expresses concern over plight of civilians in southern Lebanon refugee camp New York, Aug 26: The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) called on Tuesday for restraint in the wake of 24 August clashes between various armed groups that have seriously impacted the refugee community in southern Lebanon’s Ein el Hilweh Camp in Saida. 25-Aug-2015
Ebola aftermath is ‘best chance’ to transform future epidemic response - UN health agency New York, Aug 25: The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday warned that infectious diseases have become "a much larger menace" under the unique conditions of the 21st century with its unprecedented global travel volume of nearly 100,000 flights carrying 8.6 million passengers every day. 25-Aug-2015
Japan PM Shinzo Abe will not attend WWII-end anniversary in China Tokyo, Aug 24: Japan PM Shinzo Abe will not visit China to attend a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II next month, media reports said. 24-Aug-2015
Teaching history of slave trade can reinforces rights of all peoples, UN declares on Day of Remembrance New York, Aug 23: By teaching, communicating and transmitting the history of the slave trade the world can reinforce the rights and the dignity of people of African descent and, together, fight against all forms of racism and discrimination, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said on the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. 23-Aug-2015
Ban calls for restraint as violations jeopardize ceasefire between Israel and Syria New York, Aug 22: Deeply concerned over the serious violations of the Disengagement of Forces Agreement between Israel and Syria, United Nations Secretary-General ban Ki-moon on Friday called on all involved to exercise maximum restraint to prevent any further escalation in an already tense regional environment. 21-Aug-2015
After Tianjin explosion, UN expert calls on China to ensure transparent investigation New York, Aug 21: The Government of China and relevant businesses in the country should ensure complete transparency in the investigation of the chemical disaster in Tianjin, including both causes and effects of the explosion, says an independent United Nations human rights expert. 21-Aug-2015
Killing an average of eight children a day, ‘brutal’ Yemen conflict must end: UNICEF New York, Aug 20: An average of eight children are killed or maimed every day in Yemen as a direct result of the conflict that has gripping the country since April, according to a new report released on Wednesday by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). 20-Aug-2015
Changing habits and behaviours is key to overcome vaccine hesitancy - UN health agency New York, Aug 19: With one in five children still not receiving routine life-saving immunizations, and an estimated 1.5 million dying each year of diseases that could be prevented by vaccines, people who delay or refuse vaccines for themselves or their children are presenting a growing challenge for countries seeking to close the immunization gap, according to the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO). 19-Aug-2015
Amid ‘dramatic’ increase in refugees, UN urges Greece and wider Europe to boost humanitarian response New York, Aug 19: The escalating refugee crisis in Greece is continuing, with migrant arrivals accelerating “dramatically,” the United Nations warned today, urging the Greek Government to strengthen reception facilities and services and for wider Europe to bolster humanitarian coordination. 19-Aug-2015
Burundi: Ban condemns assassination of senior army officer amid 'troubling' political violence New York, Aug 18: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the assassination Burundi’s former Army Chief of Staff, Colonel Jean Bikomagu, who was shot dead by unknown assailants in the capital, Bujumbura, on Aug 15, the second killing of a senior official in the crisis-torn country this month. 18-Aug-2015
Central Africa: UNICEF provides 'every possible help' to sexual assault victim New York, Aug 17: Staff from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) have met with a young girl in the Central African Republic reportedly raped by a UN police officer, the head of the agency has announced, explaining that UNICEF is providing her with “every possible help,” including medical assistance and support to deal with the psychological impact of the ordeal. 16-Aug-2015
Wreckage of missing Indonesian plane found Jakarta, Aug 16: The wreckage of an Indonesian plane, which went missing, in Papua region has been found, media reports said on Sunday. 16-Aug-2015
UN human rights office warns Burundi crisis ‘spiralling out of control’ New York, Aug 15 : The situation in Burundi continues to deteriorate amid ongoing killings, arrests and detentions in the latest post-election turmoil to afflict the country, the United Nations human rights office has reported. 14-Aug-2015
At Security Council, top UN health officials spotlight role of emergency preparedness in Ebola fight New York, Aug 14 : The deadly Ebola outbreak which ravaged West Africa for more than a year has demonstrated the increasing importance of emergency preparedness both in Africa and across the world, said two senior United Nations health officials who noted that if the current intense focus on case detection and contact tracing is maintained, the virus could be “soundly defeated” by year’s end. 13-Aug-2015
Massive explosions in China's Tianjin town: At least 44 dead Tianjin, China, Aug: At least 44 people were killed and more than 500 injured following two massive explosions in China's northern city of Tianjin on Wednesday. 13-Aug-2015
World must invest in new sustainable development agenda: UN official New York, Aug 12: It is vital that countries make the necessary investments to carry out the new sustainable development agenda that will be formally adopted next month, says a senior United Nations official, warning that the world can ill afford the costs of not doing so. 12-Aug-2015
UN chief voices concern over tensions on Korean Peninsula New York, Aug 11 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced concern over reports that the Korean People’s Army has placed new land mines in the southern half of the Demilitarized Zone in the Korean Peninsula, a spokesperson for the Organization has confirmed. 10-Aug-2015
Central Africa: UN investigating incident leading to death of five blue helmets New York, Aug 10 : The United Nations mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) has launched an investigation into an incident on Saturday in which a Rwandan peacekeeper shot dead four of his colleagues and wounded eight others before he also died. 09-Aug-2015
UN urges bold action to tackle deepening refugee crisis in Greece New York, Aug 8: The United Nations on Thursday called for bold and urgent action to address a deepening crisis in Greece, where some 124,000 refugees and migrants have arrived by sea this year – a staggering increase of over 750 per cent compared to the same period in 2014. 08-Aug-2015
Ban and Security Council condemn deadly terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia New York, Aug 8: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council have condemned the terrorist attack that took place on Thursday in Saudi Arabia, resulting in the death of at least a dozen people, for which the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has claimed responsibility. 07-Aug-2015
Amid rising tensions, UN chief reiterates concerns to Burundian President New York, Aug 7: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza to resume the political dialogue that was suspended last month, and reiterated his strong condemnation of the recent killing of General Adolphe Nshimirimana and the attempted assassination of human rights defender Pierre Claver Mbonimpa. 07-Aug-2015
UNESCO chief condemns killing of Mexican photojournalist New York, Aug 6: The head of the United Nations agency charged with promoting press freedom on Wednesday condemned the killing of photojournalist Ruben Espinosa, who was found dead in Mexico City on 1 August. 06-Aug-2015
White House: Ban says US leadership, support vital to host of global issues New York, Aug 5: The United Nations counts on the leadership and support of the United States on a range of critical issues, from climate change and sustainable development to resolving crises such as those in Syria and Yemen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday, following a meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama. 05-Aug-2015
Burundi: UN condemns assassination attempt on leading human rights defender New York, Aug 5: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations human rights office have strongly condemned the assassination attempt on Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, a leading Burundian human rights defender who was shot and wounded by unknown assailants in the capital on Monday. 04-Aug-2015
Central Africa: Security Council condemns attacks that killed peacekeeper New York, Aug 4: The members of the Security Council condemned on Monday in the strongest terms the attacks against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), which were perpetrated on Sunday in Bangui and resulted in the death of one peacekeeper. 04-Aug-2015
'Catastrophic' floods in Myanmar hit most vulnerable, including children: UN New York, Aug 4: Myanmar has suffered heavy rains, winds and flooding since Cyclone Komen made landfall in Bangladesh on 30 July, causing landslides and damage in different parts of the country, according to United Nations agencies. 03-Aug-2015
Ban hails UN Member States' agreement on 'people's agenda' to end poverty, promote sustainability New York, Aug 3: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised UN Member States for reaching agreement on the draft outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda, which will be formally adopted by world leaders in New York this September. 03-Aug-2015
UN chief condemns killing of peacekeeper in Central African Republic New York, Aug 3: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned today the killing of a peacekeeper from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). 03-Aug-2015
MH 370: Another plane part found London, Aug 2: After the debris of an air craft suspected to be a part of the missing flight MH370 was found last week, another suspected plane debris has also washed ashore on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, media reports said on Sunday. 02-Aug-2015
UN envoy Angelina Jolie visits displaced people in Myanmar’s Kachin state New York, Aug 1: Oscar-winning actress and United Nations refugee agency Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie, travelled on Thursday to Myanmar’s Kachin state, where internally displaced persons (IDPs), including a number of women, told her their stories. 01-Aug-2015
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