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'Cycle of violence must end,' says UN chief, condemning latest attacks in Afghanistan United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned today's attacks at mosques in Afghanistan's Kabul city and Ghor Province during Friday prayers.
UN News Centre | 13 hours, 16 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN rights experts urge Iran to immediately release British-Iranian citizen after fresh charges United Nations human rights experts have appealed to Iran to immediately release a jailed British-Iranian citizen, who is now facing fresh charges, and expressed “grave” concerns for her welfare.
UN News Centre | 15 hours, 57 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Closing UN's 'Africa Week,' Assembly President says continent's vision getting close to reality Addressing the final event of this year's Africa Week at the United Nations, General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak on Friday highlighted the continent's transformative changes facilitated by the African Union's development agency.
UN News Centre | 17 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Cities and local policies key to overcome hunger, stresses head of UN agency Highlighting the potential of cities to address malnutrition, the head of the United Nations food security agency has called for innovative partnerships between urban centres and wide range of stakeholders to overcome the challenge of food waste and to en
UN News Centre | Oct 20, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Rohingya crisis: UNICEF issues 'Child Alert,'; outlines urgent action to save lives Issuing a dire warning on the desperate situation of Rohingya refugee children, who now number more than 320,000 in Bangladesh, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for an end to the atrocities targeting civilians in Myanmar's Rakh
UN News Centre | Oct 20, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN delivering coordinated humanitarian response in wake of Mogadishu bombings The United Nations family of agencies and programmes is continuing to roll out its response in support of the recovery and clean-up effort in Mogadishu following Saturday's massive car bomb blast, which killed some 300 people, injured hundreds more, and
UN News Centre | Oct 20, 2017 12:14 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
INTERVIEW: Hurricane-hit Caribbean nations can build back better, says UN development official “People want to live here for very good reason — they're beautiful islands, it's where people have lived for centuries, their families have lived here for centuries,” Mr. O'Malley said in an interview with UN News on the side lines of the Secr
UN News Centre | Oct 19, 2017 6:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Despite drop in under-five mortality rate, 7,000 newborns die every day — UN report More must be done to stop babies from dying the day they are born, United Nations agencies said in a new report issued Thursday, which argued that life-saving know-how and technologies must be made readily available – particularly in Southern Asia an
UN News Centre | Oct 19, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Watchful of the situation in Raqqa, Syria, UN chief urges need to revive political process United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is urging all sides involved in the fight for Raqqa, Syria, to protect civilians, abide with international law, and allow humanitarian access to those in need.
UN News Centre | Oct 19, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Governments endorse UN-backed plan to tackle cancer, diabetes and other deadly diseases Global leaders have pledged to take bold action to reduce suffering from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which include the world's leading killers – heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes – the United Nations health agency has reporte
UN News Centre | Oct 19, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend