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UN agency eyes recycling wastewater for large-scale farming With agricultural land thirsty and water increasingly scarce, the United Nations agricultural agency is today hosting an international event to discuss the use of municipal liquid waste for farming.
UN News Centre | Jan 19, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agencies, partners launch new plan to address plight of refugees and migrants in Europe The United Nations refugee and migration agencies along with a host of partners today unveiled a new strategy and appeal to help address the challenges confronting hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants in Europe.
UN News Centre | Jan 19, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At Security Council, top UN political official outlines status of resolution on Iran's nuclear programme Briefing the United Nations Security Council on its resolution 2231, which endorsed a plan of action on Iran's nuclear programme, the top UN political official called on the international community for continued support and contribution to the implement
UN News Centre | Jan 18, 2017 10:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Top UN humanitarian official in Syria allocates $19 million for emergency response in Aleppo Amid an overall scale-up in relief operations in Syria, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the country, Ali Al-Za'tari, approved today $19 million from the Syria Humanitarian Fund to sustain immediate life-saving and early reco
UN News Centre | Jan 18, 2017 9:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Three months after Hurricane Matthew, 1.5 million Haitians face hunger — UN agencies report While the number of Haitians facing hunger in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew has declined steadily in the three months since the deadly storm ripped through the tiny island nation, more than 1.5 million people nevertheless remain food insecure, th
UN News Centre | Jan 18, 2017 8:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
2016 was the hottest year ever recorded — UN weather agency The world has just witnessed the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, the United Nations weather agency reported today, highlighting new records in indicators of human-caused climate change, as well as loss of Ar
UN News Centre | Jan 18, 2017 7:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mali: UN condemns suicide bombing of Gao military camp as 'direct attack' on peace process The United Nations peacekeeping chief strongly condemned the suicide bombing that reportedly killed at least 50 people and wounded dozens of others at a military camp in the northern Mali city of Gao, denouncing the attack as an attempt to derail the peac
UN News Centre | Jan 18, 2017 6:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN forum wraps up in South Africa with a call for better data to improve people's lives The first-ever United Nations World Data Forum concluded today with the launch of a global plan that outlines a vision and a “to-do” list for better data to improve people's lives, including through new ideas, solutions and strengthened collaboratio
UN News Centre | Jan 18, 2017 6:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Following Chelsea Manning's commutation, UN expert urges pardons for other whistleblowers Welcoming the commutation of United States army officer Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence for leaking classified military documents, a United Nations independents human rights expert today called on Governments to recognize the contributions of whistle
UN News Centre | Jan 18, 2017 5:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amid outpour of sympathy, UN emergency responders aid bombed Nigerian camp United Nations humanitarian helicopter and emergency medical personnel are in north-eastern Nigeria following a military airstrike that hit a displacement camp killing dozens of people, including aid workers, and wounding a reported 100 others.
UN News Centre | Jan 18, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend