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Ban urges all involved in Comoros electoral process to refrain from violence New York, Feb 29: With the provisional results being released after a slate of elections in Comoros, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged the candidates and all the other actors and institutions involved in the electoral process to play by the rules and refrain from the use of violence. 29-Feb-2016
UK: Asian man's finger cut off London, Feb 28: In an alleged racist attack, the finger of a man was chopped off with a meat cleaver in north England, media reports said. 28-Feb-2016
South Sudan: UN deputy humanitarian chief calls for end to civilian suffering New York, Feb 27: The United Nations deputy humanitarian chief on Friday called on all parties to the conflict in South Sudan to protect civilians and grant safe and unhindered humanitarian access as she wrapped up a two-day visit to the African country. 27-Feb-2016
UN rights chief warns police agreement by five European countries will worsen refugee crisis New York, Feb 26: The top United Nations human rights official expressed serious concern today over security measures adopted last week by the police chiefs of five European countries, which he warned are already negatively impacting the human rights of refugees and migrants in southern and central Europe and compounding the “already exceptionally difficult situation” in Greece. 26-Feb-2016
Balkans border closures cause chaos as refugees find ‘too few places’ to go, UN agency chief warns New York, Feb 25: Europe is backing into an even greater refugee crisis by tightening border restrictions on the hundreds of thousands fleeing conflicts elsewhere, the head of the United Nations refugee agency has said on a visit to the island of Lesvos in Greece. 25-Feb-2016
UN refugee agency calls on Nigeria to heed wishes of internally displaced New York, Feb 24: The Nigerian authorities should heed the concerns of internally displaced people (IDP) in the north-east of the country, the United Nations refugee agency’s top protection official said following his visit to Borno, the north-eastern state hardest hit by the Boko Haram insurgency. 24-Feb-2016
Syria ‘reduced to ruins,’ with civilians paying the biggest price, says UN human rights panel New York, Feb 23: As the Syrian conflict is entering its sixth year, civilians are bearing the brunt of intensifying hostilities conducted by an ever-increasing number of warring parties, with aerial bombardments by pro-Government forces leaving “few safe places,” a new United Nations-mandated report has found. 23-Feb-2016
Quality education in mother languages vital to success of 2030 Agenda – UN New York, Feb 22: Mother languages are essential to providing quality education, which in turn supports the achievement of the new global development agenda, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said on the International Day established to promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by peoples of the world. 22-Feb-2016
Syria: UN envoy strongly condemns bombings in Damascus and Homs New York, Feb 22: The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria has strongly condemned bombings in two Syrian cities earlier on Sunday that resulted in more than 100 people killed or injured, including children. 21-Feb-2016
'Bring people in from the margins,' urges UN chief on World Social Justice Day New York, Feb 21: The United Nations top official on Saturday called on Member States to build inclusive societies free of discrimination, in which all people can live with dignity and opportunities to improve their lives, as he observed the World Day of Social Justice. 21-Feb-2016
Zika Outbreak: WHO's global emergency response plan New York, Feb 20 : WHO has launched a global Strategic Response Framework and Joint Operations Plan to guide the international response to the spread of Zika virus infection and the neonatal malformations and neurological conditions associated with it. 20-Feb-2016
UN agency urges focus on rural development to 'break the chain of desperation' New York, Feb 19: Recognizing that rural development plays a fundamental role in stabilizing communities and reducing migration and conflict, senior government officials have renewed their commitment at a United Nations conference in Rome to invest in smallholder agriculture and reduce poverty in developing countries. 19-Feb-2016
‘Migrant-bashing has dangerously become the norm’ in Europe - UN rights expert New York, Feb 19: As the European Union summit starts in Brussels, a United Nations expert on the human rights of migrants warned on Friday that it has become impossible in Europe to have a meaningful discussion about migrant's rights, diversity, and integration. 19-Feb-2016
Malnutrition mounts in eastern and southern Africa as El Nino takes hold - UNICEF New York, Feb 18: Across eastern and southern Africa, millions of children are at risk from malnutrition, hunger, water shortages and disease, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today, citing two years of erratic rain and drought combined with one of the most powerful El Niño events in the past 50 years. 18-Feb-2016
At Security Council, UN relief chief spotlights need to end ‘human catastrophe’ in Yemen New York, Feb 17: With a human catastrophe unfolding in Yemen, the Security Council and the international community must urge the parties to the conflict to ensure unconditional and sustained humanitarian access to all parts of the country, and take greater measures to protect civilians, the top United Nations emergency relief official said today. 17-Feb-2016
UN experts urge Nigeria to make areas freed from Boko Haram 'truly safe' for returnees New York, Feb 16: United Nations human rights experts have urged the Nigerian Government to ensure that the areas they claim to have liberated from Boko Haram forces are truly safe for the displaced persons to return. 15-Feb-2016
Syria: for first time in months, UN agency delivers aid to residents of Yarmouk camp New York, Feb 15: The United Nations relief agency charged with the well-being of Palestinian refugees across the Middle East has been able to deliver urgently needed humanitarian supplies to the civilian residents of the besieged refugee camp of Yarmouk, on the outskirts Damascus, for the first time in nine months. 14-Feb-2016
Ahead of polls, Ban calls on all Central Africans, including candidates, to ensure credible elections New York, Feb 14: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all Central Africans, including the candidates, to ensure that the presidential run-off and the new round of legislative elections, set to take place Sunday are conducted in a peaceful and credible manner. 14-Feb-2016
Mali: UN condemns attack against Mission base that kills five peacekeepers New York, Feb 13: Top United Nations officials have condemned the attack this morning against a UN camp in Kidal, in the north-eastern region of the country, which killed at least five peacekeepers and wounded 30 others. 13-Feb-2016
Ban appoints Senegalese General as UN Force Commander for Central African Republic New York, Feb 12: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Balla Keïta of Senegal as the Force Commander of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). 12-Feb-2016
UN agriculture agency warns of threat to food security from overuse of antibiotics New York, Feb 11: The overuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents is impacting rural livelihoods and food security, and requires globally coordinated efforts, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today. 11-Feb-2016
Haiti: UN agency says weather and drought to blame as food insecurity doubles New York, Feb 10: Haiti's third consecutive year of drought, exacerbated by the global El Niño weather phenomenon, has driven people deeper into poverty and hunger, and doubled the severely food-insecure population, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today. 10-Feb-2016
In Somalia, food security and malnutrition situation is 'alarming' – UN report New York, Feb 9: According to a new United Nations food security and nutrition assessment, the situation in Somalia is alarming and could get worse, especially in parts of Puntland and Somaliland, which have been hard hit by drought exacerbated by El Niño. 09-Feb-2016
Haiti: Ban welcomes agreement reached towards 'swift' conclusion of ongoing electoral cycle New York, Feb 8: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the agreement reached by Haitian stakeholders, noting that it provides for immediate arrangements to preserve the institutional continuity of the country as well as a roadmap for the swift conclusion of the ongoing electoral cycle. 08-Feb-2016
Ban honours memory of Holocaust victims at New York synagogue New York, Feb 7: Visiting Park East Synagogue in New York City to honour the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on people to work together "to build bridges and end anti-Semitism, bigotry against Muslims, and all other forms of hatred." 07-Feb-2016
Migration and multilateralism will be hallmarks of 2016, says senior UN official New York, Feb 6: The world is facing a political, economic, moral and social crisis as governments and communities struggle to provide effective solutions for the unprecedented numbers of people fleeing war, instability or persecution, the top United Nations migration official said today, calling for deceive multilateral action to tackle “the global issues lurking behind today’s vast movement of people.” 06-Feb-2016
Saudi Arabia donates $59 million to UN agency assisting Palestine refugees New York, Feb 5: Shelters, schools and health centres in Gaza, the West Bank and Jordan will benefit from $59 million donated by Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in the Near East under three agreements signed today. 05-Feb-2016
You fit right here, Obama tells American Muslims Washington, Feb 4: President Obama,who for the first time visited a mosque in the US on Wednesday, urged people to call off bias against Muslims after US Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump in December during his campaign had called for barring Muslims from entering America, according to reports. 04-Feb-2016
Zika virus: UN agencies step up response measures following declaration of public health emergency New York, Feb 3: Following yesterday’s declaration of a public health emergency of international concern regarding the cluster of microcephaly and other neurological disorders in relation to the Zika virus, United Nations agencies on Tuesday highlighted their actions to support affected communities. 03-Feb-2016
Nigeria: Security Council condemns ‘heinous’ terrorist attack attributed to Boko Haram New York, Feb 3: Condemning in the strongest terms Saturday’s “horrific terrorist attacks” attributed to Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, which resulted in a large number of dead and wounded, the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday called on all States to cooperate in bringing the perpetrators to justice. 03-Feb-2016
Don’t just seek to resolve war once it erupts, prevent it in the first place: Ban New York, Feb 2: Speaking in a region that is witnessing widespread turmoil – from Syria to Yemen – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Oman’s National Defence College on Monday that preventing conflicts rather than resolving them once they have erupted is the surest path to stability. 02-Feb-2016
Ban urges world to support Ethiopia's efforts to battle worst drought in 30 years New York, Feb 1: The international community must stand with the people of Ethiopia in their time of need, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging donors gathered in Addis Ababa to step up assistance to the drought-hit country, which is battling the effects of one of the most powerful El Niño events in recorded history, made worse by the impact of climate change. 01-Feb-2016
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