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Nuclear programmes of DPR Korea, Iran remain 'serious concern' — UN official The nuclear programmes of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Iran remain matters of serious concern, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog said today, as he called on both countries to cooperate fully to clear up outstanding
UN News Centre | 17 hours, 31 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN refugee chief, special envoy Angelina Jolie, warn of mounting crisis in Mediterranean Urging European countries to take action to alleviate the harsh and often deadly conditions migrants face on the high seas, the head of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie today warned about the mounting cris
UN News Centre | 19 hours, 1 minute ago | comment? | recommend
UN rights office hails ratification of disability convention by 150 States as 'major milestone' Guyana became the latest country to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which is widely regarded as the first international human rights treaty of the twenty-first century and one of the fastest to be ratified.
UN News Centre | 19 hours, 11 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN humanitarian chief urges sustained funding to assist millions of Iraqis in need Sustained funding and support will be vital if the United Nations and its partners are to continue assisting the millions of Iraqis affected by the ongoing crisis in the country, particularly as winter approaches, the world body's top humanitarian offi
UN News Centre | Sep 14, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban strongly condemns latest attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday strongly condemned an attack on a military vehicle of the United Nations mission in Mali that resulted in the death of a Chadian peacekeeper and left four other troops wounded.
UN News Centre | Sep 14, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council deplores 'heinous' murder of British aid worker by Islamic militants Members of the United Nations Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned the “heinous and cowardly” murder of David Haines, a British humanitarian aid worker, by the armed group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
UN News Centre | Sep 14, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New UN-backed protections for sharks, manta rays enter into effect Beginning Sunday 14 September, international trade in specimens of five shark species and all manta ray species, including their meat, gills and fins, will need to be accompanied by permits and certificates confirming that they have been harvested sustain
UN News Centre | Sep 12, 2014 11:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban appoints new UN envoy for West Africa Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Mohammed Ibn Chambas as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA).
UN News Centre | Sep 12, 2014 11:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On International Day, UN urges efforts to support South-South cooperation Cooperation between and among developing countries offers a path to balancing growth and equity, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, marking the United Nations Day of South-South cooperation with a call to encourage — and learn from — emerging p
UN News Centre | Sep 12, 2014 9:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Welcoming boost in Ebola response, Ban urges greater global support to fight epidemic United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed signs of solidarity in the fight against the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and called on all countries and organizations to move swiftly to support the Governments of the countries affected
UN News Centre | Sep 12, 2014 9:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend