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New secure Internet app aids UN peacekeeping maintain and share statistics The United Nations peacekeeping office today announced a new software application that is enhancing efficiency and situational awareness in the field.
UN News Centre | 17 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Samples from alleged chemical attacks in Syria reveal evidence of sulfur mustard, sarin — UN official A fact-finding mission in Syria has found evidence of sulfur mustard in samples taken from an alleged attack on 16 September 2016, while samples from a 4 April incident have revealed exposure to sarin or a sarin-like substance, the United Nations disarmam
UN News Centre | 17 hours, 28 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN resilience 'scorecard' to help cities curb disaster losses from climate change, other risk drivers As world leaders and civil society representatives gather today in Cancun, Mexico, for a biennial United Nations forum on preventing and mitigating disaster impacts, the UN today launched an updated plan to increase the number of cities and towns with the
UN News Centre | 18 hours, 6 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Two UN 'blue helmets' killed in attack in northern Mali Two peacekeepers of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed and another injured on Tuesday morning in an ambush in the northern Kidal region.
UN News Centre | 19 hours, 2 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom elected to top UN health post The World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the United Nations health agency, today elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).
UN News Centre | 19 hours, 51 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
One year after humanitarian summit, UN stresses reforms to put people 'at heart' of decision-making The 2016 World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul rallied global actors to save lives and protect the most vulnerable, but with the number of people in need growing, the international community must use resources better and galvanize new partnerships, top Un
UN News Centre | 21 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
With funding 'down to a trickle,' UN agency renews warning over Burundi refugees The United Nations refugee agency has increased its funding appeal by $36 million to support Burundians fleeing their homes in what could become the third-largest refugee crisis in Africa.
UN News Centre | 22 hours, 5 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
INTERVIEW: Achieving global development goals 'inconceivable' without reducing disaster risk, stresses UN official According to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), disaster risk reduction is an integral part of social and economic development, and is essential if development is to be sustainable for the future. In 2015, for example, there w
UN News Centre | 23 hours, 2 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN chief strongly condemns terrorist attack on Manchester concert United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned yesterday's horrific terrorist attack targeting crowd gathering for a concert in Manchester, the United Kingdom.
UN News Centre | 23 hours, 16 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
On International Day, UN agency urges 'hope, healing, dignity' for fistula sufferers Obstetric fistula has largely been eliminated in developed countries, but more than two million women and girls still live with the condition, the head of the United Nations women's health agency today said, calling for investment and support to elimin
UN News Centre | May 23, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend