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South Sudan: UN relief official urges respect for ceasefire, scaling up of aid operations Concluding a three-day mission to South Sudan, a senior United Nations relief official has called on all parties to the conflict there to respect their ceasefire commitments, while urging the international community to continue providing support to enable
UN News Centre | Nov 21, 2014 6:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agency's innovative standards to boost TV viewing experience for millions The technological advancement of the television medium — a critical tool for “informing, channelling, and affecting” public opinion — is necessary for the improvement of communication and globalization, the United Nations International Telecommuni
UN News Centre | Nov 21, 2014 5:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Time is growing short,' UN warns as it boosts delivery of winter kits to displaced in Iraq The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is stepping up its efforts in Iraq to deliver winter aid to people displaced by this year's conflict including Thursday with the landing in northern Iraq's Kurdistan region the first in a series of flights car
UN News Centre | Nov 21, 2014 4:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN warns Pacific islands of extreme weather risks during upcoming wet season Extreme weather conditions predicted for the Pacific Ocean pose a significant threat for island states' industry and infrastructure, warns a new advisory note from the United Nations, encouraging the establishment of a regional mechanism for better pre
UN News Centre | Nov 21, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN humanitarian news service to be spun off The humanitarian news service IRIN (Integrated Regional Information Networks), after nearly 20 years as part of the United Nations, announced today that it will spin off to become an independent, non-profit media venture, with the support of a major priva
UN News Centre | Nov 20, 2014 11:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban urges Israeli, Palestinian leaders to stand up to extremists on both sides, end surging violence Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that he was shocked by the recent deadly attack on a synagogue in West Jerusalem and “at this delicate and dangerous juncture” bot
UN News Centre | Nov 20, 2014 11:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraq: UN envoy sees inclusive political process as critical to resolving crisis As Iraq struggles to deal with the increasing security threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as well as with dire financial and humanitarian conditions, the United Nations envoy to the country has cited an inclusive political process a
UN News Centre | Nov 20, 2014 10:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Anaemic growth for shipping industry amid 'stumbling' global economy — UN report The growth of global seaborne shipping over the past year has reflected the “stumbling” progress of the world economy, the United Nations trade and development body announced today as it presented its latest report on the “volatile and gloomy” sta
UN News Centre | Nov 20, 2014 10:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban to take up fight against Ebola with heads of all UN organizations On the eve of a meeting of United Nations agency chiefs to discuss ways to jointly tackle the Ebola outbreak, the World Bank reported today Liberia's labour sector has suffered a huge blow since the start of the crisis, as a “massive effort” was und
UN News Centre | Nov 20, 2014 10:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council adopts first-ever resolution on 'invaluable role' of UN police operations The United Nations Security Council today adopted its first-ever resolution focusing on the world body's policing operations, stressing their invaluable contribution to peacekeeping, civilian protection and the rule of law, and pledging to give clear ma
UN News Centre | Nov 20, 2014 10:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend