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Renewed deadly clashes in north-central Somalia send thousands fleeing in October — UN Some 18 people have been killed and 60 injured due to ongoing fighting in Gaalkacyo, Somalia, over the past two weeks, according to the United Nations humanitarian wing, which also reported today that more than 75,000 people have been displaced, though lo
UN News Centre | 7 hours ago | comment? | recommend
On World Polio Day, UN kicks off weeklong campaign to immunize 5.8 million Iraqi children Two United Nations agencies will support the Iraqi Ministry of Health in marking World Polio Day by launching a weeklong nationwide campaign to immunize Iraq's children against the infectious viral disease.
UN News Centre | 7 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
In war-torn Syria, three million children out of school or at risk of dropping out — UNICEF With the start of the school year and the number of school attacks exceeding 4,000 in war-ravaged Syria, more than 1.7 million children there remain out of school and another 1.3 million are at a risk of dropping out, according to new education data.
UN News Centre | 9 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Global Goals can 'propel us towards a better future for all on a healthy planet,' Ban says on UN Day In his last United Nations Day message as Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon recognized the efforts of courageous UN staff members who are on the frontlines of disaster and violence and continue to respond to the plight of the vulnerable people across the wor
UN News Centre | 20 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Head of UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan to step down in November The head of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in South Sudan, Ellen Margrethe Løj, has informed Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that she will be stepping down at the end of November after more than two years of leading the Mission.
UN News Centre | Oct 23, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Afghanistan: Improving means of resolving water disputes key to economic growth, avoiding conflict — new UN report The demand for water to support agricultural development in conflict-plagued Afghanistan often results in high-stakes water disputes, according to a new United Nations report released today, which underscores the need for more effective and transparent me
UN News Centre | Oct 23, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen: UN envoy urges 72-hour extension of ceasefire With the 72-hour cessation of hostilities in Yemen coming to an end, the United Nations envoy for Yemen today urged all warring parties to agree to its extension for at least another renewable 72 hours so that humanitarian supplies continue to reach peopl
UN News Centre | Oct 22, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN expert panel warns of systemic anti-Black racism in Canada's criminal justice system A group of United Nations human rights experts today expressed serious concerns about systemic anti-Black racism in the criminal justice system in Canada.
UN News Centre | Oct 21, 2016 10:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syria: UN agency for condemns killing of four Palestinian refugees at Khan Eshieh camp The United Nations agency tasked with the well-being of Palestine refugees today condemned the killing of four Palestinians in a camp south of the Syrian capital, Damascus, and expressed deep concern that the site faces the real risk of being turned into
UN News Centre | Oct 21, 2016 8:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Wonder Woman' appointed UN honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls Wonder Woman, the iconic superhero, has been named an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls by the United Nations and will be tasked with raising awareness about Goal 5 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which seeks to achieve g
UN News Centre | Oct 21, 2016 8:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend