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Ban underscores shared responsibility to resolve Mid-east conflicts New York, Oct 1: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday called for using all the tools available to the United Nations to help steer the Middle East and North Africa towards a path of freedom, safety and dignity, citing in particular the obligation of the international community to ensure a peaceful solution to the conflict in Syria and accountability for serious crimes committed there. 30-Sep-2015
UNICEF advocate Orlando Bloom urges protection of refugee and migrant children New York, Sept 30: Actor and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Orlando Bloom called for greater protection for tens of thousands of refugee and migrant children on the move in Europe. 30-Sep-2015
Better future for Somalia must remain collective priority: Ban New York, Sept 29: Outlining the progress made so far by the Government and people of Somalia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday stressed that a better future for the Horn of Africa nation must remain a collective priority for the international community. 29-Sep-2015
Central Africa: UN and relief agencies condemn renewed violence against civilians New York, Spet 28: The interim United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, Marc Vandenberghe and the entire humanitarian community in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Sunday condemned renewed violence against civilians in the capital, Bangui, and called on all parties to respect international law, to protect civilians and ensure that they can relocate from insecure areas. 28-Sep-2015
UN and partners spotlight gap between rising humanitarian needs and available resources New York, Sept 27: As discussions on the new global sustainable development continued at the United Nations in New York, world leaders, UN officials and humanitarian partners focused on one of the most important challenges today, namely the growing gap between the increasing numbers of people in need of humanitarian assistance and sufficient resources to provide relief. 27-Sep-2015
Seventieth anniversary treaty event to focus on UN contributions to international affairs New York, Sept 25 : Ahead of an annual United Nations-hosted treaty signing event in New York, the Chief of the UN Office of Legal Affairs Treaty Section, Santiago Villalpando, briefed the press today, highlighting the contributions multilateral legal instruments make to the Organization's work. 25-Sep-2015
Three new suspected cases of typhoid near Yarmouk camp in Syria New York, Sept 24: Following humanitarian operations in the southern Syrian town of Yalda, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said it has identified three new suspected cases of typhoid. 23-Sep-2015
UN agency warns European leaders of ‘last opportunity’ for response to refugee crisis New York, Sept 23: European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels on Tuesday and on Wednesday to discuss the ongoing refugee and migration crisis, in what the United Nations cautioned may be the last chance to create a coherent response to end the suffering and exploitation of refuges and migrants. 23-Sep-2015
International push needed to end child rights violations in Yemen – UN official New York, Sept 22: Describing the current situation in Yemen as “beyond tragic” for all affected by the hostilities, a senior United Nations official said it is “ever more important” for both the Security Council and the international community to promote political dialogue aimed at ending violations against children. 22-Sep-2015
In Jordan, top UN relief official calls for greater support for Syrian refugees, hosts communities New York, Sept 21: The top United Nations humanitarian official wrapped up a visit to Jordan on Sunday with a call on the international community to urgently increase support to Syrian refugees and the local communities hosting them. 21-Sep-2015
Global brands join forces with UN to boost food aid to families affected by war New York, Sept 21: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Sunday unveiled a new partnership with some of the world's leading companies, including McDonald's, Burger King, Facebook, Google and MasterCard, in an unprecedented effort to support refugees and displaced people struggling to feed their families. 20-Sep-2015
Boko Haram violence displaces 1.4 million children in Nigeria and beyond - UNICEF New York, Sept 19: The number of attacks by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria and neighbouring countries has risen, and half a million children have had to flee to safety in the past five months, bringing the total number of displaced children in the region to 1.4 million, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday. 19-Sep-2015
In Niger, global community must match generosity of host communities – UN relief official New York, Sept 19: The top United Nations humanitarian official for the Sahel on Friday commended the immense generosity of the Government and host communities in Niger which are hosting those fleeing violence in neighbouring Nigeria, and called on the international community to take its responsibility for a greater share of the "humanitarian burden." 18-Sep-2015
Security Council extends UN mission in Liberia for another year New York, Sept 18: The Security Council on Thursday extended the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) until 30 September 2016, and authorized a reduction in the number of its personnel, as preparations continue for the security transition to the country’s authorities next year. 18-Sep-2015
Syria: UN official appeals to Security Council to find political solution to crisis New York, Sept 17: The United Nations humanitarian chief on Wednesday urged the Security Council to find a political solution to end the conflict in Syria, warning its members that the fighting had created one of the largest refugee exoduses since the Second World War. 17-Sep-2015
No country has yet achieved equality between men and women: UN rights chief New York, Sept 16: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday that no country to date has achieved full equality between the sexes and urged the 47 members of the Human Rights Council “to do better than our societies” and make a real difference in achieving gender parity. 16-Sep-2015
UN official welcomes proclamation of International Day to honour victims of genocide New York, Sept 15: The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide has welcomed the resolution adopted by the General Assembly last week proclaiming 9 December as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. 15-Sep-2015
Libyan parties reach consensus on main elements of political agreement: UN envoy New York, Sept 14: The United Nations envoy for Libya announced on Sunday that consensus has been reached by the parties on the main elements of a political agreement aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis. 14-Sep-2015
Ban highlights vital role of South-South cooperation in attaining Sustainable Development Goals New Delhi, Sept 13: Marking the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation,Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged the acceleration of the development momentum across the global South, while the UN labour chief highlighted the great potential for developing countries working together to help improve the working lives of millions. 13-Sep-2015
Ban outlines measures to strengthen UN peace operations, tackle abuse New York, Sept 12: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday presented his agenda to strengthen United Nations peacekeeping, including setting out three “fundamental” changes urgently required to adapt operations to new realities, as well as measures to root out sexual exploitation and abuse. 12-Sep-2015
UN envoy on Yemen welcomes commitment of parties to upcoming peace talks New York, Sept 11: The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen on Wednesday welcomed the commitment of the Government, the Houthis and the General People’s Congress to participate in peace talks that he will convene in the region next week. 11-Sep-2015
Child mortality rates plunge by more than half since 1990: UN report New York, Sept 10: Child mortality rates have plummeted to less than half of what they were in 1990, but it is not enough to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of a two-thirds reduction over the past 15 years, according to a new report released on Wednesday by a number of United Nations agencies. 10-Sep-2015
British Airways plane catches fire, several hurt Las Vegas, Sept 9: Several people were injured as a British Airways plane bound for London caught fire at Las Vegas airport on Tuesday, officials said. 08-Sep-2015
Safeguarding cultural heritage of Syria and Iraq is essential: UN officials New York, Sep 8: Denouncing the systematic cultural cleansing afflicting societies in Syria and Iraq as “crimes against all of humanity,” United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, met in Paris on Monday to discuss the destruction of cultural heritage and possible measures to counter the rise of violent extremism. 08-Sep-2015
Ban urges European leaders to 'be voice of those in need of protection' New York, Sept 7: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to European leaders “to be the voice of those in need of protection” and to quickly find a joint approach to the refugee and migration crisis that shares responsibilities equitably, as Germany and Austria continue to welcome thousands of people fleeing their war-torn homelands. 06-Sep-2015
Ban condemns terrorist attack on Yemeni mosque that leaves more than 30 dead New York, Sep 5: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the members of the United Nations Security Council on Friday strongly condemned the suicide attack against a mosque in the northern Jarraf district of Sana’a in Yemen. 05-Sep-2015
Liberia declared free of Ebola transmission as number of cases remains stable New York, Sept 4: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission after the disease had resurfaced in June, and as the country enters a 90-day period of heightened surveillance, the number of cases in the rest of West Africa remained stable at three for the fifth consecutive week. 03-Sep-2015
Somalia: Security Council condemns Al Shabaab attack on African Union base New York, Sep 3 : The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday strongly condemned the recent attack perpetrated by Al Shabaab against a base belonging to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Janaale District, which resulted in a number of deaths and injuries. 03-Sep-2015
Ebola case in Sierra Leone prompts expansion of experimental vaccine trial: WHO New York, Sept 2 : The detection of a new case of Ebola in Sierra Leone over the weekend after the West African country had marked almost three weeks of zero cases has prompted the use of an experimental vaccine to fight the disease, according to the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO). 02-Sep-2015
More than 850,000 people face acute food insecurity in Somalia: UN report New York, Sep 1: Somalia’s humanitarian situation remains “alarming” four years after a devastating famine with the number of people requiring emergency aid rising 17 per cent to more than 850,000 and those in “food-stressed” situations still at 2.3 million, according to the latest United Nations-managed food assessment studyreleased on Monday. 01-Sep-2015
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