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Mali: UN, partners launch humanitarian appeal as relief efforts continue The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has joined with partner agencies to launch a multy0million dollar appeal for urgent funding for aid operations in Mali amid the country's ongoing crisis, a spokesperson said t
UN News Centre | Feb 27, 2015 7:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN officials welcome release by Somali pirates of longest-held hostages Senior United Nations officials have welcomed the release this week of four Thai nationals after nearly five years in captivity, bringing an end to the longest held hostage ordeal in the east African nation thanks to a mission carried by the UN anti-crime
UN News Centre | Feb 27, 2015 6:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN expert applauds US decision guaranteeing 'net neutrality' The United States Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision to establish new regulations protecting so-called net neutrality, or the equal treatment of all Internet traffic, is “a real victory” for freedom of expression and access to inform
UN News Centre | Feb 27, 2015 5:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen: Closely monitoring 'critical situation', UN rights office urges meaningful dialogue The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said today that it is closely monitoring the critical situation in Yemen where the political dialogue is faltering and urged a meaningful dialogue to avoid further instability.
UN News Centre | Feb 27, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Agriculture in Caribbean vital to economic growth, sustainable development, says UN official The head of the United Nations agriculture agency underlined yesterday the huge importance of agriculture and farming to countries of the Caribbean during an address to Heads of Government at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) summit in the Bahamas.
UN News Centre | Feb 27, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At UN-backed meeting, West African nations commit to ending statelessness Delegates representing fifteen West African nations have pledged to step up efforts towards eliminating statelessness in a move aimed at resolving the situation of hundreds of thousands of stateless people across the region, the United Nations refugee age
UN News Centre | Feb 27, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council extends UN peacekeeping force in Abyei through July 2015 The Security Council has extended the United Nations peacekeeping force in Abyei — a resource-rich area contested by Sudan and South Sudan — as part of the Organization's ongoing efforts to maintain peace and protect civilians in the disputed territ
UN News Centre | Feb 26, 2015 11:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amid uptick in Ebola cases, UN agency cites challenges in reaching affected communities New cases of Ebola rose again in Guinea and transmission remains widespread in Sierra Leone, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported as it and the UN Ebola response mission both raised concerns about challenges in engaging communities
UN News Centre | Feb 26, 2015 11:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syria's war continues 'unabated and with total impunity,' Security Council told In a briefing to the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria, two senior United Nations relief officials warned today that as the conflict enters its fifth year, the violence and brutality continue unabated and with total impunity.
UN News Centre | Feb 26, 2015 11:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Paraguay, UN chief says 2015 a 'pivotal year' for international community In an intensive year of landmark events — from establishing a post-2015 agenda to tackling climate change — Paraguay has yet another opportunity to demonstrate its “exceptional global leadership” in the international arena, United Nations Secretar
UN News Centre | Feb 26, 2015 10:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend