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El Niño set to have a devastating impact on southern Africa's harvests and food security Over the coming year, humanitarian partners should prepare for food insecurity levels and food insecure population numbers in southern Africa to be at their highest levels since the 2002-2003 food crisis, the United Nations agriculture agency warned today
UN News Centre | Feb 12, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban sends Security Council first report of joint UN body probing chemical weapons in Syria Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has today submitted the Security Council first report of the joint body set up between the United Nations and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria
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'Status quo' not sustainable, UN and Middle East partners warn Condemning all acts of terror and urging restraint amid continuing violence against civilians, the United Nations and its Middle East Quartet partners today called on all parties to actively take steps to de-escalate current tensions between Israelis and
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Situation in Aleppo and other parts of Syria 'grotesque' — UN rights chief The United Nations human rights chief today expressed “utmost alarm” at the rapidly worsening human rights situation in and around the city of Aleppo and other parts of Syria, where he said “shocking violations and abuses are committed on a daily ba
UN News Centre | Feb 11, 2016 2:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN report reveals devastating human toll of disasters in 'hottest year on record' A new analysis issued today by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) shows that 2015 – the hottest year on record – confirmed that weather and climate-related disasters now dominate disaster trends linked to natural haza
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'They are our strongest allies,' UN political chief says, urging efforts to engage terrorism victims At a Headquarters conference on the human rights of terrorism victims, the top United Nations political official today urged Member States to engage with victims of terrorism and violent extremism, especially the young and the vulnerable, to build on prev
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In Canada, Ban applauds country's commitment to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees During his fifth visit to Canada as United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon today applauded the country's commitment to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees, stressing that they “deserve opportunity, human rights protection and peace.”
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'The world needs science and science needs women,' says UN on new International Day More than ever today, the world needs science and science needs women, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said today, marking the first International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
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UN agencies press donors to continue vital support for Malian refugees in Mauritania Three United Nations humanitarian agencies today urged donors to mobilize the necessary resources to maintain the vital assistance to 50,000 Malian refugees in Mberra camp in south-eastern Mauritania.
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Ban deplores twin suicide bomb attack on camp for displaced persons in northeast Nigeria United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the recent double suicide attack carried out by suspected Boko Haram elements in the Dikwa Camp in Borno State in restive northeastern Nigeria.
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