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UN Libya Mission deplores deadly shooting in Tripoli The top United Nations official in Libya, Bernardino Léon, has condemned a fatal shooting incident outside a UN facility in the capital, Tripoli, as tensions continue to simmer across the war-torn country.
UN News Centre | Jan 24, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At Davos, UN chief meets Republic of Korea, Canada Ministers, urges climate action Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated the United Nations' ongoing commitment to the post-2015 development agenda and the implementation of a credible climate policy in meetings with senior officials from Canada and the Republic of Korea (ROK), t
UN News Centre | Jan 24, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief strongly deplores latest deadly attack in Ukraine United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned today's rocket attack in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol which reportedly killed dozens of civilians and left another one hundred injured.
UN News Centre | Jan 24, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Central Asia: Security Council commends UN centre's work for preventive diplomacy The Security Council today celebrated the role of the United Nations regional office in assisting countries in Central Asia confront a range of threats, from terrorism to trans-national drug trafficking, and reaffirmed the importance of conflict preventio
UN News Centre | Jan 24, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Haiti: UN, international partners hail formation of Government, urge 'credible' elections The United Nations and its international partners have welcomed the formation of a new Government in Haiti one week after the country's Parliament became “dysfunctional” due to its failure to hold elections within its constitutional framework
UN News Centre | Jan 24, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Central Africa: UN agency delivers food to thousands of refugees on Nigeria-Chad border With a “tense and highly volatile” situation in North-Eastern Nigeria at the Chadian Lac border, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it has begun distributing food to thousands of refugees who have recently been displaced by
UN News Centre | Jan 23, 2015 11:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Flood victims in Malawi in urgent need of food, other relief aid, UN warns The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it has begun distributing high-energy biscuits in Malawi following the devastating flooding that displaced more than 100,000 people and reportedly killed at least 50 others in recent weeks
UN News Centre | Jan 23, 2015 11:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN health agency to hold special weekend session on Ebola; warns against donor fatigue The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that it will hold a special meeting on Ebola on Sunday, as one of its top officials noted that the outbreak is “still an incredibly dangerous situation” and warned against “a false s
UN News Centre | Jan 23, 2015 10:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syria, other poorly-funded crises to receive $100 million from UN emergency fund Poorly-funded United Nations aid operations received a boost today when Valerie Amos, the UN's humanitarian chief, announced the allocation of $100 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost relief work in twelve countries in need.
UN News Centre | Jan 23, 2015 10:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN human rights office urges probe into excessive use of force in DR Congo protests The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today expressed alarm at the apparent excessive use of force by security officers against demonstrators in Democratic Republic of the Congo cities Kinshasa and Goma, and called for “a thoro
UN News Centre | Jan 23, 2015 9:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend