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UN envoy for Western Sahara launches new phase in negotiations New York, Oct 31: The United Nations envoy dealing with Western Sahara Wednesday told the Security Council that he plans to return to the region in the coming weeks to pursue a new approach to ending the dispute over the territory. 31-Oct-2013
Human rights defenders being branded anti-government: UN New York, Oct 30: Human rights defenders who oppose large-scale development projects are increasingly being branded as ‘anti-government’ or ‘enemies of the State,’ a United Nations independent expert warned Tuesday. 30-Oct-2013
South Sudan: UN provides vital aid to flood-affected people New York, Oct 29 : Humanitarian agencies and their partners have reached nearly 100,000 of the 156,000 people affected by flooding across South Sudan over the past couple of months, according to a senior United Nations relief official in the country. 29-Oct-2013
Ban urges states to bolster safety measures for UN staff New York, Oct 26: In a major new report, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to Member States and Host Governments to support all measures of safety and security measures to improve the operational environment for UN personnel and humanitarian workers. 26-Oct-2013
Ban concerned over escalation of violence in Mozambique New York, Oct 25 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced concern at the recent escalation of violence in Mozambique between government forces and members of the Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO). 25-Oct-2013
UN adopts landmark text on women and conflict New York, Oct 24 : A key United Nations human rights body has provided authoritative guidance to countries that have ratified the women’s rights convention on measures they need to take to ensure women’s rights are protected before, during and after conflict. 24-Oct-2013
Ban welcomes talks between Sudan and South Sudan New York, Oct 23 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the meeting Tuesday between the Presidents of South Sudan and Sudan, at which the two leaders discussed the contested border region of Abyei. - See more at: 23-Oct-2013
South Sudan: UN deplores deadly attacks in Jonglei state New York, Oct 22: The United Nations has strongly condemned Sunday’s deadly attacks in South Sudan’s Jonglei state that resulted in many deaths and injuries. 22-Oct-2013
UN calls for global action to fight human trafficking New York, Oct 19 : A United Nations independent expert, along with two other key human rights mechanisms Friday stressed the importance of partnerships as the “backbone” of global efforts to tackle the scourge of human trafficking. 19-Oct-2013
UN urges efforts on advancing nuclear disarmament New York, Oct 18 : While there have been several noteworthy successes in the field of disarmament, there are still important areas where greater progress is needed, the President of the General Assembly told the United Nations committee tackling disarmament and international security issues on Thursday. 18-Oct-2013
UN alarmed by reprisals against Chinese rights activists New York, Oct 17 : United Nations independent experts on Wednesday voiced serious concern over reports that Chinese activists have been intimidated and prevented from taking part in a major assessment of the human rights situation in the country. 17-Oct-2013
UN launches essay contest to celebrate multilingualism New York, Oct 15 : The United Nations is asking college and university students to write an essay in one of its six official languages on the role of multilingualism in a globalized world. 15-Oct-2013
Malala meets Barack Obama Washington, Oct 12 : Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai met US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in the Oval Office on Friday. 12-Oct-2013
Belarus: UN calls for end to executions after court rulings New York, Oct 10 : A United Nations independent expert Wednesday appealed to authorities in Belarus to start an immediate moratorium on executions, following recent court rulings upholding several death sentences. 10-Oct-2013
Ban seeks dialogue in Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts New York, Oct 9 : Hailing a time of renewed hope for the Middle East peace efforts, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday urged participants in a UN-backed seminar to keep up their efforts to increase dialogue and understanding in the region. 09-Oct-2013
Iraq: UN appalled by deadly attack on children New York, Oct 8 : Deploring the “appalling” suicide bomb attack that killed over 10 children and injured dozens more in northern Iraq, a senior United Nations official Monday appealed to the conflict-wracked country’s political, religious and civil leaders to find a way to put an end to the violence. 08-Oct-2013
Iraq: UN calls for action to end bloodshed New York, Oct 7 : The top United Nations official in Iraq Sunday called on political, religious and civil leaders to work together with security forces to halt the surge in violence, following a deadly attack in the northern part of the country. 07-Oct-2013
Egypt: Ban appeals for peace New York, Oct 5 : Voicing concern at serious violence on Friday in Cairo, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the importance of peaceful protest, respect for freedom of assembly and commitment to non-violence ahead of announced demonstrations marking a national holiday in Egypt on Sunday. 05-Oct-2013
Ban puts forward recommendations to ‘make migration work’ New York, Oct 4 : The General Assembly High-level Dialogue on Migration and Development opened on Thursday in New York with a call from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to implement measures that protect the rights of millions of migrants as well as recognize their contributions to society. 04-Oct-2013
Syria: Chemical production units to be diasbled New York, Oct 3 : The joint team of United Nations and international inspectors overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons production facilities completed its first day of work in Damascus, a UN spokesperson announced on Wednesday, adding that dismantling of the facilities will begin ‘soon.’ 03-Oct-2013
Ban calls for full participation of older persons in society New York, Oct 2 : Countries must ensure that older persons are able to fully participate in society and have their voices heard, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed Tuesday, noting they play a key part in the shaping of the post-2015 development agenda. 02-Oct-2013
US govt shuts down over Obamacare Washington, Oct 1 : Differences among the Republican lawmakers in the House and the Democrats in the Senate over the spending over President Obama’s signature health care law, led to the first government shutdown in United States in 17 years on Tuesday which also means unpaid leave for eight lakh government employees in America. 01-Oct-2013
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