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Impunity leads perpetrators to continue child rights violations in DR Congo — UN report The recruitment and use of children by armed groups remained endemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between 2010 and 2013, according to a new United Nations report, which cited impunity as a major factor in the ongoing abuses.
UN News Centre | Jul 21, 2014 6:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Gaza: UN issues emergency appeal, begins airlift to meet urgent humanitarian needs The United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees has issued an emergency appeal for $60 million to respond to the urgent humanitarian needs of the people of Gaza, including tens of thousands who have fled their homes in the wake of the current Isr
UN News Centre | Jul 21, 2014 6:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief holds talks in Cairo as part of effort to obtain Israel-Gaza ceasefire Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held talks in Cairo on Monday as part of efforts to help obtain an end to two weeks of bloodshed in Gaza and Israel and reach a ceasefire.
UN News Centre | Jul 21, 2014 4:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agency warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is urging increased efforts to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species, including fruit bats.
UN News Centre | Jul 21, 2014 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Indigenous peoples' must feature in new global development agenda, stress UN experts The new global sustainable development agenda that Members States are currently working on must include specific references to indigenous peoples and the challenges they face, a group of United Nations experts stated today
UN News Centre | Jul 21, 2014 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Immigration debate upended by a flood of children WASHINGTON (AP) The sudden rise in the number of families and unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the border has dramatically redefined the nation's yearlong debate on immigration.
Yahoo! News | Jul 21, 2014 07:07 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN condemns attack in South Sudan, calls for political negotiations to resume Following today's attack by opposition forces in South Sudan, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the top United Nations official in the country are calling for all offensive operations to immediately end and for both sides to resume suspended peace talk
UN News Centre | Jul 20, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At conference, UNAIDS chief calls for end to 'hypocrisy' in fighting HIV/AIDS The head of the United Nations agency dealing with HIV and AIDS today urged world leaders at an international conference in Australia to end the hypocrisy on sex and make treatment and reproductive health education universally available.
UN News Centre | Jul 20, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief strongly condemns systematic persecution of minorities in northern Iraq Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned in the strongest terms the systematic persecution of minorities in Mosul and other parts of northern Iraq as a reported deadline passed for individuals to convert to Islam, pay a tax, flee or face possible exe
UN News Centre | Jul 20, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban meets with Abbas in Qatar, reiterates call for immediate ceasefire As the fighting raged in Gaza, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today met with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Doha, the first leg of his Middle East tour which aims to express solidarity with Israel
UN News Centre | Jul 20, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend