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UN-backed Expo in Milan spotlights need to ensure healthy, safe and sufficient food for all The world produces more than enough food to “feed every member of the human family,” yet one in nine people still go hungry, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored today in a message for the opening ceremony of a six-month long expo
UN News Centre | May 1, 2015 6:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amid spike in arrivals, number South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia passes 200,000 — UN The number of South Sudanese refugees who have fled to Ethiopia since fighting broke out in South Sudan in mid-December 2013 has passed the 200,000 mark and more are expected amid fresh conflict across the border, the United Nations refugee agency reporte
UN News Centre | May 1, 2015 4:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Nepal, top UN official urges continued funding for earthquake relief efforts Emergency funding for relief efforts are streaming into Nepal as the country begins to recover from last Saturday's devastating earthquake, the top United Nations humanitarian official said today as she urged the international community to increase its
UN News Centre | May 1, 2015 4:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN envoy to kick-off Syria talks in Geneva next week The United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Syria will begin next week a series of in-depth, separate consultations with Syrian stakeholders and regional and international actors to take stock of their views on reopening peace talks based o
UN News Centre | May 1, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Outgoing UN rights expert advises Cambodian leaders to address democratic deficit The outgoing United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia today noted that the country has come a long way over the past six years, but advised Government and opposition leaders “to be principled in what they do” to m
UN News Centre | Apr 30, 2015 10:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN relief wing says unrest continues in Burundi, requests funds for humanitarian contingency planning Civil unrest continued for a fourth day in areas of Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, after current President Nkurunziza was nominated by the ruling National Council for the Defence of Democracy — Forces for the Defence of Democracy (CNDD-FDD) party as th
UN News Centre | Apr 30, 2015 10:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Children in 15 of 26 industrialized countries in UN survey lack access to child rights education Education programmes in 15 industrialized countries fail to include child rights education in their schools, according to a new United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) report, which also highlights that a fundamental step towards exercising those rights
UN News Centre | Apr 30, 2015 9:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban calls for civilian protection in Yemen, urges ceasefire as fuel shortages hamper relief efforts The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, said today that he is gravely concerned about continued ground fighting and aerial bombardment in Yemen and the impact it has on innocent civilians.
UN News Centre | Apr 30, 2015 9:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
One in three Europeans potentially exposed to asbestos, new UN study shows A high-level meeting on environment and health in Europe today appealed urgently to all European countries to eliminate asbestos-related diseases, as a new United Nations report showed that one third of the 900 million people living in the region are pote
UN News Centre | Apr 30, 2015 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Arriving for talks in Gaza, new UN envoy urges Palestinian unity, end to Israeli blockade On his first visit to Gaza, the new United Nations envoy on the Middle East peace process pledged today the Organization's ongoing support for efforts to reconstruct the war-ravaged enclave, lift Israel's years-long blockade there and help strengthen
UN News Centre | Apr 30, 2015 6:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend