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Situation in Kosovo more stable, but underlying tensions remain — UN envoy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Kosovo Zahir Tanin told the United Nations Security Council today that while opposition parties in Kosovo continue to try to generate, exploit and, if possible, prolong moments of 'crisis,' they appea
UN News Centre | Aug 25, 2016 8:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Aid convoys 'ready' to enter Aleppo; UN envoys await US-Russia talks on truce Reporting that the Russian Federation is backing a 48-hour humanitarian pause in and around Aleppo, senior United Nations envoys on the Syrian crisis today said they are “waiting for others on the ground to do the same,” and are ready to green light a
UN News Centre | Aug 25, 2016 8:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN adviser on preventing genocide deplores 'inflammatory statements' by senior Burundi official The United Nations Special Adviser on Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, has expressed concern at inflammatory statements concerning the genocide in Rwanda that were made by a senior official of the ruling party in Burundi and cautioned that such statem
UN News Centre | Aug 25, 2016 5:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Afghanistan: UN mission condemns attack on in American University in Kabul The United Nations' mission in Afghanistan has condemned last night's attack on a university in the capital, Kabul, that killed 12 civilians and injured more than 50 others, mostly students.
UN News Centre | Aug 25, 2016 4:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Lake Chad Basin: Boko Haram-induced crisis is 'children's crisis,' UNICEF warns Years of violence by Boko Haram in Africa's Lake Chad basin, which includes Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, have led to a worsening humanitarian crisis that has displaced 1.4 million children and left at least one million still trapped in hard-to-rea
UN News Centre | Aug 25, 2016 3:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights chief calls for international probe into alleged violations in Yemen Underlining the seriousness of alleged breaches of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in Yemen, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has called on the international community to establish an international, i
UN News Centre | Aug 25, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief submits report related to use of chemical weapons in Syria to the Security Council United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today submitted a joint UN-Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) report to the Security Council outlining in-depth investigation into, as well as the findings, assessments and conclusions
UN News Centre | Aug 24, 2016 11:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Youth unemployment set to rise for first time in three years — UN labour agency With global youth unemployment expected to rise in 2016 for the first time in three years and the equally disturbing high levels of young people who work but still live in poverty, the United Nations labour agency today called for greater efforts to achie
UN News Centre | Aug 24, 2016 10:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban releases follow-up to report on the death of former UN chief Dag Hammarskjöld United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today released a follow-up note to the 2015 report of an Independent Panel of Experts that was established to examine and assess new information regarding the death of former UN Secretary-General Dag HammarskjÃ
UN News Centre | Aug 24, 2016 9:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN envoy encouraged by preparations for upcoming Palestinian local elevations United Nations Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Piper today said he is encouraged by preparations for the early October poll across the occupied West Bank and Gaza — the first such elections in a decade — and appeale
UN News Centre | Aug 24, 2016 8:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend