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Critical food aid shortages hit Africa's refugees hard, UN warns Across Africa, some two million refugees are facing critical shortages in food assistance, the United Nations warned today.
UN News Centre | Feb 20, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amid global paradox, solutions that unify economic and social progress needed — UN labour chief Highlighting that many around the world are left out from being able to benefit from global prosperity dividends and that even flourishing societies are seeing inequalities widen, the head of the United Nations labour agency today called for solutions tha
UN News Centre | Feb 20, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN Security Council condemns latest terrorist attack in Mogadishu Strongly condemning the latest deadly terrorist attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the United Nations Security Council today reiterated that its determination to support peace, security and development in the long-troubled country would not be swaye
UN News Centre | Feb 20, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
DR Congo: UN rights chief calls on Government to halt violence by security forces The United Nations human rights chief today called on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to take immediate steps to halt widespread human rights violations, including apparent summary executions, by the country's armed forces.
UN News Centre | Feb 20, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Gambia's new president pledges fresh start, economic reform By Cheikh Sadibou Mane and Lamin Jahateh BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambia's President Adama Barrow vowed on Saturday to revive the country's faltering economy with sweeping reforms as he sought to draw a line under the erratic 22-year rule of his predecessor. Ba
Yahoo! News | Feb 19, 2017 07:29 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Attack in Somali capital a reminder of extremists' indifference towards human life — UN envoy Strongly condemning today's terrorist attack at a marketplace in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which reportedly killed at least 25 people and injured dozens more, the United Nations envoy in the country stressed that incident is a brutal reminder of t
UN News Centre | Feb 19, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN, international organizations condemn attacks on civilians in parts of Central African Republic Voicing deep concern over the security situation in the Central African Republic, in particular in the Ouaka and Hautte-Kotto prefectures, the United Nations together with the Economic Community of Central African States, the African Union, the Organizati
UN News Centre | Feb 19, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At Munich Security Conference, UN chief Guterres highlights need for 'a surge in diplomacy for peace' Highlighting the complex and interlinked challenges confronting the global community that also compound the suffering of the most vulnerable, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for a boost in preventive diplomacy and mediation effor
UN News Centre | Feb 18, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraq: UN aid agencies preparing for 'all scenarios' as western Mosul military operations set to begin With military operations to retake western Mosul starting, United Nations humanitarian agencies in Iraq are rushing to prepare for the humanitarian impact of the fighting amid grave concerns that tens of thousands of families are at extreme risks.
UN News Centre | Feb 18, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Germany is symbol of tolerance and hospitality for those in need of protection — UN chief Guterres Speaking to the media in Munich, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres hailed the important role Germany has placed at a number of multilateral institutions, including the European Union and the United Nations.
UN News Centre | Feb 17, 2017 9:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend