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In Hanoi, Ban says Viet Nam and UN 'natural partners' in quest for global peace, sustainable development In a year of critical efforts against climate change and growing global security challenges, Viet Nam's strong commitment to sustainable development and international peace have made it a “natural” partner of the United Nations, Secretary-Gen
UN News Centre | May 23, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief disappointed as Member States unable to reach agreement on nuclear non-proliferation Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed disappointment at the inability of Member States to reach consensus on a “substantive outcome” on a non-proliferation treaty key for global nuclear disarmament, according to a United Nations spokespers
UN News Centre | May 23, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Libya: UN condemns string of suicide attacks, urges continued political dialogue The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has condemned a spate of suicide bombings committed by Islamist terrorists in what it says is a blatant effort to undermine the country's ongoing political dialogue.
UN News Centre | May 23, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Marking International Day, UN urges world to seek end of obstetric fistula 'in our lifetime' Obstetric fistula is a devastating yet completely preventable and, in many cases, treatable injury of childbirth, affecting at least two million women and girls worldwide and leaving them isolated from communities, the United Nations spotlighted ahead of
UN News Centre | May 22, 2015 10:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Adopting resolution, Security Council urges broader global cooperation to tackle illicit transfer of small arms The United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution urging stronger cooperation in stemming the “illicit transfer, destabilizing accumulation and misuse” of small arms and light weapons, underlining the suffering they caused to civilians.
UN News Centre | May 22, 2015 10:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights expert urges Nauru to revoke measures that could 'muzzle' descent Voicing concern over recent amendments to the Criminal Code in Nauru which “unduly restrict” freedom of expression in Nauru, a United Nations expert on the issue today urged the Government to revoke such measures to fulfil its human rights obligations
UN News Centre | May 22, 2015 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN welcomes 200 people brought ashore but warns 3,500 more stranded in Southeast Asian waters More than 200 people stranded off the Myanmar coast were brought to shore today, prompting the United Nations refugee agency to welcome the landing and appeal for the rescue of 3,500 others in distress at sea, saying “the priority is to save lives by ge
UN News Centre | May 22, 2015 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN envoy continues Syria consultations, seeking views on launching political process The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria has said today that consultations on the future of the country continued today, as he shared perspectives with several interested parties, according to a UN spokesperson.
UN News Centre | May 22, 2015 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraq: as Ramadi fighting intensifies, UN food agency rushes supplies to thousands displaced As tens of thousands of people continue to flee fierce fighting in the Ramadi district of Iraq, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is rushing food assistance there, a spokesperson confirmed in Geneva today, as she appealed for $108 million to c
UN News Centre | May 22, 2015 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Boko Haram militants 'must be brought to justice' — UN chief United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he is deeply troubled by Boko Haram's “continuing indiscriminate and horrific attacks” against the civilian populations of Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, according to the United Nations.
UN News Centre | May 22, 2015 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend