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UN envoy condemns latest spate of attacks in Nigeria The United Nations' top official in West Africa has strongly condemned a series of attacks in north-eastern Nigeria which reportedly left over 30 people dead and resulted in the abduction of some 200 others.
UN News Centre | Dec 18, 2014 10:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ebola: 'Regrettable loss' caused by warehouse fire in Guinea A fire engulfed a United Nations warehouse in Guinea today that contained medicines and laboratory materials used for the fight against Ebola, causing no casualties but “a regrettable loss” in supplies, which the UN mission there vowed to quickly repl
UN News Centre | Dec 18, 2014 10:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban welcomes decision to postpone Iraqi payments into fund set up after invasion of Kuwait Iraq will not be obligated to deposit 5 percent of its oil proceeds into a fund set up by the United Nations to pay compensation for the 1990-91 invasion and occupation of Kuwait, a decision Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed in light of the “severe
UN News Centre | Dec 18, 2014 9:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN expert group on arbitrary detention welcomes the release of detainees in Cuba, US The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention today welcomed the recent release of a number of detainees in Cuba and the United States, some of whose cases have been followed by the expert group.
UN News Centre | Dec 18, 2014 8:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amid heightened tensions, Security Council extends UN mission in Golan The United Nations Security Council this morning extended the mandate of its mission in the Golan until 30 June 2015, as it condemned recent fighting in the area and stressed that both Israel and Syria must “scrupulously” abide by the terms of the dis
UN News Centre | Dec 18, 2014 8:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World wood production up for fourth year; paper stagnant as electronic publishing grows — UN report Continuing steady growth in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year, global wood production has fully recovered from the economic downturn of 2008-2009, though production of pulp and paper stagnated largely due to a decline in consumption in China, data rele
UN News Centre | Dec 18, 2014 8:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Asia-Pacific report: World's most disaster prone region experiences three-fold rise in deaths Asia and the Pacific is the world's most natural disaster-prone area and accounts for more than 60 per cent of the world's hungry people, but continues to drive the global economic recovery, according to the United Nations Statistical Yearbook for Asi
UN News Centre | Dec 18, 2014 7:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Afghanistan: UN officials urge reforms, fight against drug trade to ensure country's security As Afghanistan builds upon recent political developments, including the formation of a unity government, the country's authorities and the international community must not ignore the immense challenges that lie ahead, from simmering insecurity to an esc
UN News Centre | Dec 18, 2014 7:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights chief welcomes conviction of Congolese army officer for crimes against humanity The top United Nations official on human rights issues has welcomed the recent conviction and sentencing of a senior army officer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for crimes against humanity, adding that the move would help garner momentum fo
UN News Centre | Dec 18, 2014 4:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Traditional response no longer enough', UN launches multi-billion dollar aid appeal for Syria As Syria's war rages on into its fifth year, the needs for food, shelter and medicine are astronomical, several United Nations agencies said today as they launched a major appeal, requesting over $8.4 billion to help nearly 18 million people in Syria an
UN News Centre | Dec 18, 2014 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend