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Central African Republic: Amid fresh violence, UN rallies support for displaced New York, May 31: United Nations agencies are seeking to rally support for the people fleeing escalating violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), while the Organization's human rights office has called for the establishment of a strong justice system in the country. 31-May-2017
With 'blue helmets' in harm's way every day, peacekeeping reforms and resources needed – UN chief New York, May 30: Marking International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday said that peacekeeping must have the tools and rules it needs to adapt to the dangerous and challenging environments they face. 30-May-2017
Manchester attack: CCTV image of suicide bomber Salman Abedi before blast released London, May 28: The police has unveiled CCTV images of suicide bomber Salman Abedi on the night he attacked Manchester Arena last week. 28-May-2017
Civilians in Syria must be spared from anti-ISIL airstrikes – UN rights chief New York, May 27: The United Nations human rights chief on Friday urged all warring parties in Syria to take every feasible measure to spare the civilian population from the effects of the armed conflict, noting that civilians are increasing caught in fighting between the Government forces and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorist group. 27-May-2017
With focus on natural disasters, UN risk reduction forum opens in Mexico New York, May 26: Opening a major United Nations conference on risk reduction in Cancun, Mexico, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed cautioned that the world would not reach its development goals without tackling climate change and disaster risk. 26-May-2017
South Sudan: ‘Fighting must stop now’ so millions can be spared from famine, say UN agency chiefs New York, May 25: Despite “appalling conditions” in South Sudan, it is not too late to save more people from dying, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency said on Wednesday, joining the World Food Programme (WFP) chief in a call to all parties enmeshed in the country’s conflict to end the violence and work together to ensure access to food and other life-saving support. 25-May-2017
One year after humanitarian summit, UN stresses reforms to put people ‘at heart’ of decision-making New York, May 23: The 2016 World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul rallied global actors to save lives and protect the most vulnerable, but with the number of people in need growing, the international community must use resources better and galvanize new partnerships, top United Nations officials said on Tuesday. 24-May-2017
Persistent persecution of Bahá’í in Yemen ‘unacceptable,’ and must stop, says UN expert New York, May 23: In Yemen, Bahá’ís are under pressure to recant their faith, according to a United Nations rights expert, noting that in April, the Public Prosecutor reportedly summoned by phone at least 30 members of the community to appear in court, and de facto authorities in Sana’a ordered the arrest of at least 25 more. 23-May-2017
On World Day, UN agencies urge countering threats to cultural diversity New York, May 22: Cultural diversity – the driving force of change and development – is increasingly under threat, United Nations agencies on Sunday said, reaffirming support for the cultural diversity that stems from migration. 22-May-2017
Libya: UN chief urges all sides to restore calm in aftermath of deadly attack on southern airbase New York, May 21: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is deeply concerned about the military escalation at the Brak al-Shati air base in southern Libya and calls on all parties to exercise restraint and restore calm, the UN chief's spokesman said on Saturday. 21-May-2017
Venezuela: UN human rights chief regrets opposition leader being blocked to travel New York, May 20: Amid rising violence in Venezuela, the United Nations human rights chief has expressed regret that the Latin American country’s opposition leader was allegedly blocked from leaving the country for New York, where they were planning to meet. 20-May-2017
Experts race against clock to quell Ebola outbreak in remote DR Congo province – UN New York, May 19: A race against the clock has begun to contain an outbreak of Ebola in a remote northern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. 19-May-2017
As four countries face famine, world 'must step up now' says top UN food security forum New York, May 18: With famine looming in four countries, the United Nations-backed Committee on World Food Security (CFS) stressed on Wednesday the need to rally support for both immediate relief to people at risk and for longer-term initiatives. 18-May-2017
One in four children in North Africa, Middle East live in poverty – UNICEF study New York, May 17: Poverty continues to impact the lives of Middle Eastern and Northern African children, according to new analysis from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which highlights that millions of the region’s young people live without quality health care or decent housing. 17-May-2017
South Sudan: UN, partners seek $1.4 billion for 'world's fastest growing refugee crisis' New York, May 15: The United Nations refugees and food relief agencies on Monday urged donors to step up support for people fleeing crisis-hit South Sudan as the $1.4 billion response plan remains 86 per cent unfunded. 16-May-2017
Amid ‘dramatic’ climate changes, UN launches plan to step-up polar weather and sea-ice monitoring New York, May 15: With relatively little data available about the Earth’s Polar Regions – posing risks for people and the environment – the United Nations weather agency has kicked off of a two-year international effort to close gaps in polar forecasting capacity and to improve future environmental safety at the farthest reaches of the planet. 15-May-2017
Another cyber attack might take place, experts warn London, May 14: After Friday's global hit, another major cyber-attack is imminent on Monday, experts have alerted. 14-May-2017
Iraq: UN refugee camp opens twelfth camp as displacement escalates in West Mosul New York, May 13: Less than four weeks after opening its last camp, the United Nations refugee agency welcomed families fleeing the fighting in western Mosul this week with its twelfth camp set up deal with the ongoing emergency in and around the Iraqi city. 13-May-2017
Uzbekistan: UN human rights office to work more closely with ‘country at a crossroads’ New York, May 12: The United Nations human rights chief on Thursday announced that the Central Asian branch of his Office will extend its coverage to Uzbekistan now that an agreement is in place, highlighting that the country is “at a crossroads.” 12-May-2017
UN condemns deadly attack on peacekeepers in Central African Republic New York, May 11: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned an attack against a convoy of the UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) that left four dead, one missing and 10 others evacuated. 11-May-2017
UN relief workers concerned about civilians in Mosul threatened by Iraqi forces, ISIL New York, May 10: As a new front opens in the fight between Iraqi forces and the group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) in north-western Mosul city, United Nations humanitarian staff are raising concern about hundreds of thousands of civilians still living in the area. 10-May-2017
Consultations on migration compact begin; UN envoy urges policies that reject ‘us vs. them’ tactics New York, May 9: A lack of trust leads to increased intolerance and xenophobia, the United Nations envoy on international migration told UN Member States told, calling on Governments to review and put in place effective migration policies that reject an “us vs. them” mentality between national and migrants. 09-May-2017
Nigeria: UNICEF welcomes release of 80 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram New York, May 8: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today welcomed yesterday's release of more than 80 of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents over three years ago. 08-May-2017
North Korea detains US citizen Seoul, May 7: A US citizen has been detained by North Korea, media reports said. 07-May-2017
'Save Lives: Slow Down,' urges UN health agency ahead of Global Road Safety Week New York, May 6: Spotlighting the relationship between speeding and traffic fatalities – speeding contributes to one in three traffic deaths – the UN health agency, ahead of Global Road Safety Week, is urging countries to take measures to curb dangerous driving behaviour. 06-May-2017
Perpetrators, not victims, should be shamed for conflict-related sexual violence – UN report New York, May 4: Survivors of sexual violence in war zones need to be recognized as legitimate victims of conflict and terrorism, and not blamed, stigmatized or shamed, the United Nations has said in an annual report to be presented to the Security Council. 04-May-2017
On World Tuna Day, UN cites importance of sustainably managed fish stocks in achieving 2030 Agenda Washington, May 3: As migratory tuna species account for 20 per cent of the value of all marine capture fisheries and over eight per cent of all globally traded seafood, the inaugural celebration by the United Nations of World Tuna Day is an important step in recognizing the critical role of tuna to sustainable development, food security, economic opportunity, and livelihoods of people around the world. 03-May-2017
Middle East peace effort lacks progress on political front – UN reports Washington, May 2: The lack of progress in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is impeding Palestine's development, according to a new United Nations report, which also reiterates the international community's commitment to a two-state solution in the region. 02-May-2017
On International Day, UNESCO spotlights power of jazz to promote dialogue among cultures Washington, May 1: Marking International Jazz Day, the United Nations cultural agency today stressed the power of jazz to unite people and its contribution to peace. 01-May-2017
Angola: UN agency airlifts aid to newly-arrived refugees from DR Congo Washington, May 1: A plane carrying relief items has arrived in Luanda, Angola, to assist over 11,000 people who fled a recent surge violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations refugee agency said on Sunday. 01-May-2017
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