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With hidden lives vital to our own, 'seafarers matter,' says UN on International Day Highlighting the challenges faced by seafarers – women and men sailing and working aboard ships – the United Nations International Maritime Organization has called on everyone around the world to show appreciation for their vital contributions.
UN News Centre | 5 hours, 25 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Yemen hit by world's worst cholera outbreak as cases reach 200,000 Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world, with suspected cases exceeding 200,000 and the number increasing at an average of 5,000 a day, the United Nations warned today.
UN News Centre | Jun 24, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Haiti, Security Council spotlights opportunities for country's reform towards stability and development Wrapping up a three-day visit to Haiti, a Security Council delegation today stressed that it has accomplished the objectives of the mission, including a first-hand look into how best the United Nations could contribute to the country's lasting stabilit
UN News Centre | Jun 24, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief 'saddened' by loss of life and devastation caused by landslide in China United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres “is saddened” to learn of the loss of life and devastation caused by the landslide in China's southwestern province of Sichuan, his spokesperson said today.
UN News Centre | Jun 24, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
INTERVIEW: Afghans need to see their Government taking the reins — UN envoy Afghans need to see their Government taking the reins for security in the country, delivering much needed services and creating jobs, says the United Nations envoy to the country, Tadamichi Yamamoto.
UN News Centre | Jun 23, 2017 10:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief welcomes deployment of regional force to combat terrorism in the Sahel United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the deployment by the so-called Group of Five (G5) – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – of a joint force to tackle the threat of terrorism and organized crime in the S
UN News Centre | Jun 23, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN opens international probe into alleged abuses in DR Congo's Kasai provinces The United Nations today opened an international investigation into alleged killings, mutilations and destruction of entire villages in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) restive Kasai provinces.
UN News Centre | Jun 23, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Strengthen existing protections to curb negative impact of sanctions, UN rights expert urges EU Noting progress made by the European Union (EU) to ensure that its sanctions allow for legal remedy and offer a measure of due process, a United Nations expert has called for further strengthening such measures to ensure that the human rights of those imp
UN News Centre | Jun 23, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
More than $350 million pledged for refugees in Uganda; 'A good start, we cannot stop,' says UN chief A 'Solidarity Summit' for refugees hosted by Uganda has raised some $358 million in pledges, the United Nations announced today.
UN News Centre | Jun 23, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security 'number one concern' of displaced Iraqis seeking to return home — UN study With three million Iraqis remaining internally displaced across the country, the United Nations migration agency today published findings of a study showing that the decision to return or remain displaced depends largely on how close their home is to the
UN News Centre | Jun 23, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend