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Grave crimes committed on 'unimaginable scale' in Iraq, UN Human Rights Council told United Nations officials today urged an immediate end to the acts of violence and abuses committed against civilians in Iraq, particularly against children and people from various ethnic and religious communities, as the Human Rights Council met to discus
UN News Centre | Sep 1, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN, international rights experts urge greater protection of journalists covering conflicts Journalists covering conflicts must be afforded the highest degree of protection, a group of United Nations and international human rights experts said today, adding that the recent attacks, ongoing kidnappings, and arbitrary incarcerations of media profe
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Ban alarmed at Israel's announced seizure of West Bank land United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his alarm at the announcement by Israeli authorities to declare nearly 1,000 acres of land in Bethlehem as so-called “state land.”
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UN deplores deliberate killing of civilians in Afghanistan's Farah province The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has strongly condemned the deliberate killing of 12 civilians in the western province of Farah for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.
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SAMOA: Tsunami-hit community honours Ban with 'chief' title Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was on Sunday given the title of 'Tupua' or 'chief' in south-eastern Samoa by villagers whose homes had been struck by a tsunami nearly five years ago.
UN News Centre | Aug 31, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
SAMOA: On eve of major conference, UN chief spurs green investment in small islands Encouraging partnerships between the private sector and small developing island nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged corporate leaders to invest in renewable energy and make historic strides in sustainability.
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Ban voices concern about reported military takeover in Lesotho United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern on Sunday about the reported military takeover in the southern African nation of Lesotho, and called on all parties to resolve their differences peacefully.
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Trapped Filipino peacekeepers relocated to safe area in the Golan – UN The United Nations said on Sunday that all 72 Filipino peacekeepers formerly surrounded by armed elements in two different locations in the Golan are now safe.
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SAMOA: Urging sustainable action, UN officials open conference by linking small islands to global issues Calling small island developing nations a magnifying glass for vulnerabilities around the world, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged the international community to support sustainable development in these countries through multi-s
UN News Centre | Aug 31, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
SAMOA: Apia welcomes thousands for UN conference Ahead of the official opening of the United Nations conference on small island developing countries, the UN and Samoan flags were raised on Saturday over the site in the capital, Apia, that will host what is considered the largest conference of its kind i
UN News Centre | Aug 30, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend