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David Beasley of United States appointed as head of UN emergency food agency New York, Mar 30: The United Nations on Wednesday announced the appointment of David Beasley of the United States as the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), which delivers emergency food assistance around the world and works with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. 30-Mar-2017
Around 22 million children could soon starve without urgent aid, UNICEF warns New York, Mar 29: Millions of children are on the brink of starvation in the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday warned, urgently calling for nearly $255 million to respond to immediate needs in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. 29-Mar-2017
UN appalled at killing of aid workers in South Sudan New York, Mar 27: Six aid workers from a national non-governmental organization were killed when their convoy was ambushed on Saturday while travelling along the Government-controlled area on the Juba-Pibor road, the United Nations mission in the country (UNMISS) has said. 27-Mar-2017
Earth Hour 2017: UN joins iconic landmarks 'going dark' to support protecting the planet New York, Mar 26: The United Nations this evening dimmed the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of the tenth annual 'Earth Hour,' global event to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably. 26-Mar-2017
IOM: Humanitarian agencies prepare for increased displacement of drought-affected Somalis into Ethiopia Ethiopia, Mar 25: As severe food insecurity continues to rise due to the worsening drought, thousands of Somalis are being forced to leave their homes in search of water, food and pasture. The Government of Ethiopia and the humanitarian community are planning for the potential arrival of 50,000 Somalis in the border regions of Ethiopia. 25-Mar-2017
International, independent probe of alleged violations in Yemen needed – UN deputy rights chief New York, Mar 24: Describing the situation in Yemen as one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises – ‘and one that is entirely man-made’ – the United Nations human rights deputy chief on Thursday urged the national commission of inquiry to fulfill its mandate of investigating all alleged violations of international and Yemeni laws. 24-Mar-2017
Britain terror attack kills 5 London, Mar 23: The terror attack near UK's parliament building on Wednesday afternoon has left at least five people killed and 40 others injured, police said. 23-Mar-2017
Deteriorating security situation in DR Congo 'a source of major concern,' warns UN envoy New York, Mar 22: The United Nations envoy for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Tuesday stressed the need for both the Government and the opposition groups there to show the same level of commitment and compromise which led to the signing on 31 December of an agreement on the electoral process, while also citing the UN peacekeeping mission's readiness to adapt to the deteriorating security situation. 22-Mar-2017
Put Libya ahead of ‘narrow interests,’ UN envoy urges as situation worsens across the country New York, Mar 21: Warning of escalating tension across the North African country due to mobilization of forces, worsening security situation in capital, Tripoli, as well as recent violence in Misrata and Benghazi, the United Nations envoy for Libya on Monday called on all parties to unite and to put the country ahead of their “own narrow interests.” 21-Mar-2017
‘Constant surveillance’ needed to tackle resurgent outbreak of avian influenza – UN agency New York, Mar 18: The United Nations food security agency called on Friday for rapid detection and response systems to address a new and potentially lethal outbreak of avian influenza in China. 18-Mar-2017
Relief operations in western Mosul reaching ‘breaking point’ as civilians flee hunger, fighting – UN New York, Mar 17: The United Nations and its humanitarian partners in Iraq are scrambling to get emergency sites ready amidst a mass exodus from West Mosul, with nearly 700,000 civilians still living in the city where Iraqi forces are fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), according to the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the country. 17-Mar-2017
Peace in Syria an imperative ‘that cannot wait,’ UN chief Guterres says as war enters seventh year New York, Mar 16: As the brutal war in Syria enters its seventh year, peace “is a moral and political imperative both for the Syrian people and for the world,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday, urging the conflict parties to fully back a fragile ceasefire and ensure aid access, as well as to support UN-facilitated talks set to pick up again late this month. 16-Mar-2017
South Sudan: UN expert urges action to end rights abuses in a country where 'impunity is the norm' New York, Mar 14: Amid a “massive” increase in gross human rights violations, as well as an escalation in fighting in South Sudan, the head of a United Nations rights probe said on Monday that to prevent further escalation and abuses in a country where “impunity is the norm,” the international community must be bold enough to push for establishment of a court and bring prosecutions. 15-Mar-2017
UN envoy for Somalia condemns bomb blasts in Mogadishu New York, Mar 14: The United Nations envoy for Somalia has strongly condemned this morning’s bomb blasts at two locations in Mogadishu that reportedly killed a number of civilians. 14-Mar-2017
Syria: UN chief Guterres condemns terrorist attacks in Damascus New York, Mar 13: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist bombings in the Syrian capital of Damascus yesterday, his spokesman said Sunday. 13-Mar-2017
As fresh violence in Yemen sends thousands fleeing their homes, UN agency urges support New York, Mar 11: With tens of thousands of civilians forced to flee their homes following a spike in fighting across western and central Yemen, the United Nations refugee agency on Friday appealed for more international support, as well as unrestricted access within the country so that it can reach those now facing “abysmal conditions.” 11-Mar-2017
Mali: UN expert calls for stronger protection of civilians amid ongoing violence New York, Mar 10: Serious security threats in north and central Mali put local populations and humanitarian aid workers at risk, a United Nations human rights expert said on Thursday. 10-Mar-2017
In Nairobi, UN chief Guterres marks International Women’s Day, hails Kenya’s role in multilateralism New York, Mar 9: The richness, welfare and prosperity of countries depend on the full integration of women in the development process, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday, commemorating International Women’s Day at a ceremony in Nairobi as part of his visit to Kenya. 09-Mar-2017
‘The world must act now to stop this,' UN chief Guterres says on visit to drought-hit Somalia New York, Mar 8: Hearing the heart-wrenching stories of desperate families displaced in Somalia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday urged a massive scale up in international support to avert a famine in the drought-stricken Horn of Africa nation and curb the spread of cholera. 08-Mar-2017
Security Council wraps up Lake Chad Basin visit; stops in ‘epicentre’ of Boko Haram violence New York, Mar 7: The crisis in Africa’s Lake Chad Basin is of global concern and action is needed “right now,” the United Nations Security Council on Monday said, wrapping up its four-country tour with the promise of long-term support for the Governments and the people in their fight against Boko Haram. 07-Mar-2017
Central African Republic: UN condemns threats by armed group against civilians, peacekeepers New York, Mar 6: The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) is warning a rebel movement against impeding humanitarian access, saying any threats to peacekeepers, aid workers or civilians are “unacceptable” and could be tried as warm crimes. 06-Mar-2017
Internal displacement in Mali could end in 2017, If no further violence: IOM Mali, Mar 5: According to the International Organization for Migration, internal displacement in Mali can be resolved by the end of 2017, but only if there is no resurgence of communal violence or armed conflict. 05-Mar-2017
Syrian Army recaptures Palmyra city Palmyra, Mar 3: The Syrian Army has captured Palmyra city from the militant group ISIS, media reports said. 02-Mar-2017
DR Congo security forces committed rights violations against protestors in December 2016 – UN probe New York, Mar 1: Defence and security forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) used excessive, disproportionate and at times lethal force to prevent and contain demonstrations in December 2016, in violation of international human rights law and standards, a UN report has found. 02-Mar-2017
With virtual and augmented reality, UN ‘ideas forum’ to explore collaboration on Global Goals New York, Mar 1: Policy makers, activists and private sector representatives from over 80 countries will join gaming experts and simulators on Wednesday in Bonn, Germany, at the start of the first “playable” sustainable development conference organized by the United Nations and partners. 01-Mar-2017
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