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New UN funding to help sustain critical aid programmes for nearly 150,000 in Chad The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) – a pool of funding which supports critical relief operations in crises around the world – has allocated $11 million to help meet the life-saving needs of some 147,000 people in southern
UN News Centre | Nov 17, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In major new report, UN environment chief urges ambitious action to save planet from 'pollution menace' Every part of the planet and every person is affected by pollution – the world's largest killer – and while solutions are within reach, new policies, enhanced public and private sector leadership, redirected investments and massive funding ar
UN News Centre | Nov 17, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN-led ministerial conference in Moscow agrees universal commitment to end tuberculosis On Friday, 75 ministers announced a landmark agreement to take urgent action to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030 at the conclusion of a World Health Organization (WHO) conference in Moscow, Russia, on eradicating the world's deadliest infectious disease.
UN News Centre | Nov 17, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council again fails to extend panel investigating use of chemical weapons in Syria Two draft resolutions – one sponsored by the United States and another led by Russia – were defeated in the United Nations Security Council Thursday, blocking renewal of the international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria.
UN News Centre | Nov 17, 2017 12:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN envoy urges greater support for Rohingya victims of sexual violence Following a visit to Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have settled in makeshift camps, a United Nations envoy has called for enhanced measures to protect and assist victims of sexual violence amon
UN News Centre | Nov 16, 2017 10:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Colombia, UN political chief urges parties to 'stay the course' set out in peace accord More must be done to ensure that the remarkable gains of the first phase of Colombia's peace process are maintained, the top United Nations political official has said, wrapping up a visit to the country with an appeal to all Colombians to rally behind
UN News Centre | Nov 16, 2017 10:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Discrimination against one is discrimination against all,' says UNESCO on Day for Tolerance Marking the International Day for Tolerance, the head of the United Nations cultural agency underscored how tolerance must be nurtured to celebrate the diversity that makes us strong and the values that bring us together.
UN News Centre | Nov 16, 2017 9:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN plan for post-conflict transition in Libya makes headway, Security Council told The political process for a successful post-conflict transition in Libya has made significant headway over the past two months, the United Nations envoy for the North African country said Thursday.
UN News Centre | Nov 16, 2017 9:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Conflicts, climatic change drive food insecurity and undernourishment in sub-Saharan Africa — UN Adverse climatic conditions, a sluggish global economy and conflicts are key factors driving food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa, the United Nations agriculture agency said on Thursday.
UN News Centre | Nov 16, 2017 7:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agency chiefs call for immediate lifting of humanitarian blockade in Yemen With much of Yemen's air, sea and land entry points closed, heads of three United Nations agencies on Thursday called for immediate lifting of such blockade in the conflict-ravaged southern Arabian country so that lifesaving humanitarian supplies can p
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