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Possessing nuclear weapons 'fundamentally incompatible' with humanity's aspiration for peace — UN official At the start of a United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, a senior UN official highlighted that creating a world free of such weapons is a common obligation of all States — both nuclear and non-nu
UN News Centre | 9 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Children suffer grave atrocities in Sudan's conflict — UN reports Fewer children have been recruited to fight in parts of Sudan, but they are still killed and injured, and victims of sexual violence in the country, according to a new report by the United Nations Secretary-General.
UN News Centre | 10 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN report explores ways urbanization can be a catalyst for rural development One way to encourage mutually beneficial developments for urban and rural areas alike is to develop value chains and food systems more efficient and inclusive, a United Nations-backed report examining the 'quiet revolution' towards sustainable urbaniz
UN News Centre | 11 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Near East and North Africa: Conflicts threaten to erode gains in region's zero-hunger battle Food security and nutrition levels have sharply deteriorated over the last five years in the Near East and North Africa due largely to the spread and magnitude of conflicts and protracted crises, reversing the pre-2010 trend of improvement, a new United N
UN News Centre | 13 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN agency chief urges stronger cooperation to aid refugees' transfer from Greek islands The head of the United Nations refugee agency today noted the need for more accommodations on the Greek mainland to help improve conditions at reception centres on the Greek islands.
UN News Centre | Mar 27, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Children paying the heaviest price as conflict in Yemen enters third year — UN As the escalation of the conflict in Yemen enters its third year this week, the top United Nations humanitarian official has called on the parties to the conflict to commit to political dialogue and resolve the situation or risk an unending manmade crisis
UN News Centre | Mar 27, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN appalled at killing of aid workers in South Sudan Six aid workers from a national non-governmental organization were killed when their convoy was ambushed yesterday while travelling along the Government-controlled area on the Juba-Pibor road, the United Nations mission in the country (UNMISS) has said.
UN News Centre | Mar 26, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN envoy calls for urgent measures to protect ceasefire in Syria Voicing deep concern over recent escalation of fighting in Syria, the United Nations Special Envoy for the country has urged Iran, Russia and Turkey to undertake urgent efforts to uphold the ceasefire which has been in effect since late December last year
UN News Centre | Mar 25, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Hoping to build with 'incremental, constructive steps' — UN envoy for Syria Speaking to the media in Geneva yesterday, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria said that he is not expecting miracles, breakthroughs or breakdowns but is hoping to build on the previous rounds of talks on the war-ravaged country with some incremental,
UN News Centre | Mar 25, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Earth Hour 2017: UN joins iconic landmarks 'going dark' to support protecting the planet 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
UN News Centre | Mar 25, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend