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Recalling Algiers attack, Secretary-General says, 2007 bombing 'hit heart of the UN' In a message commemorating the 2007 bombing of the United Nations offices in Algiers, the capital of Algeria, Secretary-General António Guterres expressed the Organization's continuing support to combat terrorism and violent extremism.
UN News Centre | 8 hours, 51 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN aid official in Yemen urges lifting of blockade, says millions a 'step away from famine' The continuing blockade of ports in Yemen must be lifted, a senior United Nations humanitarian official today urged, calling for greater access to more than eight million people on the verge of famine.
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Human Rights Day: UN officials pledge to advance human dignity, equality and rights Top United Nations officials on Monday urged everyone to raise their voices and stand up for the rights of others, while celebrating the launch of a year-long campaign on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Decalration of Human Rights.
UN News Centre | 9 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Security tensions may have deepened rights violations in DPRK, Security Council told People's rights are reportedly violated in “almost every aspect” of their lives in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations human rights chief warned Monday, stressing that security tensions on the Korean Peninsula shou
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Lift in global economy prompts opportunities to tackle deep-rooted development issues — UN A three per cent upturn in the global economy has paved the way to readjust policy towards longer-term issues, such as addressing climate change, tackling existing inequalities and removing institutional obstacles to development, according to a new United
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Make digital world safer for children, increase online access to benefit most disadvantaged — UNICEF Governments and the private sector have not kept up with the game-changing pace of digital technologies, exposing children to new risks and harms – both on and offline – and leaving millions of the most disadvantaged behind, the United Nations C
UN News Centre | Dec 11, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On International Day, UN agency urges greater investment for sustainable agriculture in mountains On International Mountain Day, the United Nations food security agency has called for greater focus on sustainable agriculture in highland regions around the globe to better respond to climate change impacts and migration challenges.
UN News Centre | Dec 11, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Violence shuts schools, deprives children of medical care in Syria's East Ghouta, warns UNICEF Five of the more than 130 children who require immediate medical evacuation have died as they could not access treatment they needed due to the continuing violence across Syria's eastern Ghouta, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has report
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UN honours 14 peacekeepers killed in eastern DR Congo The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday paid tribute to the Tanzanian peacekeepers killed on 7 December in the worst attack on UN 'blue helmets' in recent history.
UN News Centre | Dec 11, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Not enough being done to shield civilians from violence in Somalia — UN report The armed conflict in Somalia continues to exact a heavy toll on civilians, damaging infrastructure and livelihoods, displacing millions of people, and impeding access to humanitarian relief for communities in need, according to a United Nations report la
UN News Centre | Dec 10, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend