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Iraq: Amid rising insecurity, UN official urges unimpeded access to desperate civilians A senior UN official in Iraq expressed concern today over rising levels of violence and instability across the crisis-torn country and its impact on the lives of civilians.
UN News Centre | Jul 31, 2014 4:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Food insecurity in South Sudan set to deepen as funds dry up, warns UN agency The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today that food insecurity continues to deepen in South Sudan as funding for life-saving assistance dwindles.
UN News Centre | Jul 31, 2014 4:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Central African Republic: Ban appoints Cameroonian general to lead UN peacekeeping force As the United Nations “re-hats” some of the African troops currently serving in the Central African Republic to a peacekeeping mission that will take over in mid-September, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced that the current African force c
UN News Centre | Jul 30, 2014 10:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN envoy welcomes agreement of intent to form new central Somalia administration The United Nations envoy in Somalia welcomed today the agreement stating intent and principles for forming a new regional administration in the central part of the country.
UN News Centre | Jul 30, 2014 10:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN health agency moves to allay mounting fears over Ebola spread The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today advised that while travellers should be aware of Ebola, they will not contract the highly-contagious, often fatal disease unless they actually touch someone who is showing active symptoms.
UN News Centre | Jul 30, 2014 10:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Flagrant' violations of international law continue in Syria, Top UN relief official warns With the United Nations and its partners in Syria begin to ramp up aid deliveries across battle lines, the Organization's Emergency Relief Coordinator warned today that attacks on civilians by all parties to the conflict and human rights abuses continue
UN News Centre | Jul 30, 2014 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN envoy welcomes criteria for invalidation, recount in Afghan audit process The top United Nations official in Afghanistan has welcomed the decision to adopt criteria for the invalidation and recount of ballots as part of the ongoing audit over the results of the presidential run-off poll.
UN News Centre | Jul 30, 2014 7:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council extends mandates of UN missions in Iraq, Cyprus The Security Council today unanimously approved resolutions extending the United Nations missions in Iraq and Cyprus, recognizing the vital role they continue to play in the maintenance of peace and security.
UN News Centre | Jul 30, 2014 6:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban urges halt to fighting, unfettered access to Malaysia Airlines crash site in Ukraine Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for an immediate halt to hostilities in eastern Ukraine so that international investigators can gain access to the site where a Malaysia Airlines passenger flight crashed earlier this month.
UN News Centre | Jul 30, 2014 5:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On World Day against Trafficking in Persons, UN calls for action to eradicate scourge Emphasizing that the practice of slavery still plagues modern society, the United Nations marked its first-ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons by calling on the international community to end impunity for perpetrators and help victims, especiall
UN News Centre | Jul 30, 2014 5:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend