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Attacks on hospitals and medical staff 'symptoms of grave disregard' for international law — UN chief Parties to conflict are treating hospitals and clinics as targets, rather than respecting them as sanctuaries, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned today during a Security Council debate on the protection of civilians in armed violenc
UN News Centre | May 25, 2017 6:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On Africa Day, UN chief says world must move from 'managing crises to preventing them' 'Africa Day' 2017 comes at an important moment in the continent's endeavours towards peace, inclusive economic growth and sustainable development United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said, urging humanity to listen and learn with the p
UN News Centre | May 25, 2017 5:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNICEF urges G7 leaders to adopt six-point action plan to keep refugee children safe Ahead of the Group of Seven summit in Italy, the United Nations children's agency has urged the leaders of G7 industrialized countries to adopt its six-point action plan for the protection of refugee and migrant children.
UN News Centre | May 25, 2017 4:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Formal trade in Africa can improve region, prospects for women — UN agency reports Simplifying the requirements for a business license, offering incentives to tax payers, and tackling official corruption are among the recommendations by the United Nations agricultural organization to cut informal trade among African countries and boost
UN News Centre | May 25, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen: UN envoy raises concern over attack on his convoy during visit to Sana'a The United Nations envoy for conflict-torn Yemen today expressed deep concern over the attack on his convoy while traveling from the airport to the UN compound on Monday.
UN News Centre | May 24, 2017 10:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Sudan: 'Fighting must stop now' so millions can be spared from famine, say UN agency chiefs Despite “appalling conditions” in South Sudan, it is not too late to save more people from dying, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency said today, joining the World Food Programme (WFP) chief in a call to all parties enmeshed in the count
UN News Centre | May 24, 2017 10:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Preserving cultural heritage, diversity vital for peacebuilding in Middle East — UNESCO chief Protecting cultural diversity is vital for peacebuilding in the Middle East, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said today, pledging solidarity with the victims of ethnic and religious violence in the region, and highlighting the need for both
UN News Centre | May 24, 2017 9:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights chief concerned about health of Palestinian hunger strikers in Israel jails The United Nations human rights chief today expressed serious concern about the health of more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons as their hunger strike entered its 38th day without resolution.
UN News Centre | May 24, 2017 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'All roads should lead to universal healthcare,' says new WHO chief The newly-elected head of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, outlined his priorities for journalists at the agency's headquarters today in Geneva, where he stressed the need for Member States to provide h
UN News Centre | May 24, 2017 7:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Top UN official in South Sudan urges Security Council to advance 'common strategy' on political process The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan today urged the Security Council to unite behind a common strategy for advancing the political process and peace in the crisis-torn country.
UN News Centre | May 24, 2017 7:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend