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In Jerusalem and Gaza, Ban urges 'courageous steps' for lasting two-State solution Following a meeting this morning in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the leader to take the “courageous steps” necessary for a negotiated two-State solution in order to bring
UN News Centre | 9 hours, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Poverty and early deaths await millions of world's most disadvantaged children — UNICEF Some 69 million children under five years of age will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million children will live in poverty, and 750 million women will have been married as children by 2030, unless the world focuses more on the plight of its most
UN News Centre | 20 hours, 51 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
FEATURE: Ahead of Security Council elections, General Assembly President explains how a country can get a non-permanent seat At the United Nations General Assembly tomorrow morning — and for the first time in June, as part of revitalization efforts in the Assembly — elections will be held to fill five non-permanent seats on the Security Council.
UN News Centre | Jun 27, 2016 11:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN officials call for boost in solidarity and funding to meet growing humanitarian needs The international community must act with urgency and solidarity to deliver on the commitments generated at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, this past month, in order to adequately respond to and prevent crises and build resilience on a
UN News Centre | Jun 27, 2016 10:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Secretary-General condemns killing of UN peacekeeper in Central African Republic United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the recent killing in Bangui of a peacekeeper serving with the UN operation in the Central African Republic (CAR), his spokesman said today.
UN News Centre | Jun 27, 2016 9:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNESCO chief urges probe into killing of journalist in Mexico The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today called for an investigation into the killing of journalist Zamira Esther Bautista in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
UN News Centre | Jun 27, 2016 8:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN Security Council strongly condemns deadly Al-Shabaab attack on Mogadishu hotel The United Nations Security Council has “condemned in the strongest terms” a recent deadly attack by Al-Shabaab on a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu that killed several people, including a serving government minister.
UN News Centre | Jun 27, 2016 8:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban names humanitarian coordinator in Syria as new Deputy Special Representative for Liberia United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Yacoub El Hillo of Sudan as his Deputy Special Representative in the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), succeeding Antonio Vigilante of Italy, who concluded his assignment on 15 J
UN News Centre | Jun 27, 2016 8:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN allocates $13 million from emergency fund to support people in north-eastern Nigeria The top United Nations relief official today released $13 million from a fund that supports rapid humanitarian responses — known as the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) — to provide life-saving assistance to 250,000 people in areas of north-e
UN News Centre | Jun 27, 2016 6:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN deputy chief highlights benefits from and challenges confronting oceans Addressing a gathering on laws affecting the world's oceans, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today underscored that healthy oceans are critical to maintaining life on the planet, while also noting their connection to broader sus
UN News Centre | Jun 27, 2016 6:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend