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Cyprus: UN envoy 'optimistic' about re-start of structured negotiations The United Nations Special Adviser for Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, will return to the Mediterranean island on 6 April 2015 to follow up on the encouraging indications received during his last trip regarding a possible resumption of negotiations.
UN News Centre | Mar 30, 2015 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Boko Haram 'weakened' but still committing 'horrendous' acts, says UN regional envoy As the Security Council met this morning to discuss threats to international peace and security caused by terrorism, top United Nations officials briefed the 15-member body on the impact of Boko Haram in Nigeria and beyond, warning of the group's intens
UN News Centre | Mar 30, 2015 7:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Deputy UN chief calls for 'hydro-diplomacy' as world faces growing water shortages The international community must gear up for a new era of “hydro-diplomacy” as the threat of water scarcity risks plunging the world into a period of geopolitical tension and stunted development, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson to
UN News Centre | Mar 30, 2015 6:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On eve of pledging conference, senior UN officials urge donors to stand by Syrian people The crisis in Syria is getting much worse, characterized by shocking “levels of savagery,” the top United Nations relief official has warned, urging countries to pledge as generously as possible ahead of the Third International Humanitarian Pledging C
UN News Centre | Mar 30, 2015 6:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Iraq, UN chief pledges support as Government tackles ongoing threat from ISIL Despite recent military gains against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), “vast challenges” remain ahead as the Government of Iraq fights to consolidate its territorial integrity against the terrorist threat, United Nations Secretary-Gene
UN News Centre | Mar 30, 2015 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Vanuatu: UN relief official warns 'secondary emergency' looming, urges long-term aid Two weeks after Tropical Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the archipelago on a tour through one of the most severely affected provinces Saturday, warned of a “secondary emergency” and urged a scale-up i
UN News Centre | Mar 30, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At Egypt Summit, UN's Ban, Arab League Secretary-General discuss cooperation on regional, global challenges United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nabil El-Araby Secretary General of the League of Arab States pledged today continued cooperation between the two organizations and discussed strengthening international efforts on a range of issues as the
UN News Centre | Mar 29, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Welcoming peaceful Nigerian elections, Ban encourages patience as polls wrap up United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the people and Government of Nigeria on the largely peaceful and orderly conduct of yesterday's presidential and parliamentary elections.
UN News Centre | Mar 29, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Egypt, Ban calls on Arab leaders to strengthen bonds for region's people, global security With a raft of ills plaguing the Arab world – from the “shameful” conflict in Syria to the “tinderbox” that is Gaza and the steadily unraveling situation in Yemen – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called upon leaders gath
UN News Centre | Mar 28, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Earth Hour 2015: UN dims lights to focus attention on climate action, sustainability The United Nations will go dark later this evening as the Organization shuts off the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of 'Earth Hour,' an annual global event raising awareness
UN News Centre | Mar 28, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend