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Amid ongoing crisis largely ignored by world, Myanmar floods deal major blow to agriculture — UN agency Heavy storms, floods and landslides across nearly all of Myanmar have destroyed huge swaths of rice paddies, as well as fish and shrimp ponds, and are expected to severely limit the availability of food if aid is not provided to farmers swiftly, the Unite
UN News Centre | Sep 3, 2015 6:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Conflict keeps millions of children out of school in Middle East and North Africa, warns new UNICEF report More than 13 million — that is the number of children who are prevented from attending school by surging conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa, according to a new report released by the United Nations Children's Fund
UN News Centre | Sep 3, 2015 6:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen: UN calls for unimpeded access to people in need as fighting intensifies in southwestern region Air strikes, armed confrontation and looting across Taiz governorate in Yemen have exacerbated an already desperate situation, dramatically escalating humanitarian suffering, the United Nations relief wing warned today, urging unimpeded access to those in
UN News Centre | Sep 3, 2015 4:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN human rights chief deplores new allegation of sexual abuse in CAR United Nations staff in the Central African Republic (CAR) learned on 30 August that a girl was allegedly sexually abused around a year ago by a member of the French military force there, known as Sangaris, according to the world body's human rights chi
UN News Centre | Sep 3, 2015 3:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Backing UN 'Agenda 2030,' parliamentary leaders pledge to place democracy at service of sustainable development Parliamentary leaders from some 140 countries today declared that the United Nations must remain the cornerstone of global cooperation as an Organization that embodies the ardent hope of people around the world and pledged to place “democracy at the ser
UN News Centre | Sep 2, 2015 11:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN envoy hails opening of ICC trial against Congolese rebel leader as 'victory for survivors' As the International Criminal Court (ICC) trial of Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda opened today, the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict said that it served as a powerful reminder to military leaders accused of similar acts that
UN News Centre | Sep 2, 2015 10:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At UN Headquarters, commemorative plaque joins 'Tree of Peace and Unity' marking end of World War II A ceremony to dedicate a commemorative plaque marking the end of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific was organized at United Nations Headquarters today.
UN News Centre | Sep 2, 2015 9:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agency and MasterCard join forces to support refugees and small-scale farmers Residents at the Kakuma refugee camp in north-western Kenya will soon be able to buy charcoal produced in an environmentally-friendly way by local farmers as part of an innovative new alliance between the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (
UN News Centre | Sep 2, 2015 9:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council adjusts Liberia sanctions; ends travel ban, keeps arms embargo in place The United Nations Security Council today renewed an arms embargo on non-State actors in Liberia for nine months while terminating other sanctions on the country, including a travel ban and asset freeze on those deemed a danger to its stability.
UN News Centre | Sep 2, 2015 9:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Top UN relief official in Yemen condemns 'despicable' killing of two Red Cross workers The top United Nations relief official in Yemen, Johannes Van Der Klaauw, has strongly condemned today's killing of two staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Amran Governorate of the country.
UN News Centre | Sep 2, 2015 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend