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UN and partners seek emergency funds to aid civilians fleeing Central African Republic United Nations humanitarian agencies and their partners today launched a joint appeal to donors to fund emergency operations in support of the growing number of people who have been fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) since last Dec
UN News Centre | Apr 16, 2014 6:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Argentine jail conditions violated rights of prisoner with disabilities, UN panel finds A United Nations human rights panel said today that Argentine authorities failed to ensure that a prisoner with disabilities was able to use prison facilities and services on an equal basis with other detainees, and urged them to take steps to rectify the
UN News Centre | Apr 16, 2014 5:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNAIDS teams up with Brazilian footballer David Luiz ahead of World Cup As the FIFA World Cup in Brazil draws closer, the United Nations agency leading the response to the AIDS epidemic today named the countrys football star David Luiz as a Goodwill Ambassador to raise awareness about HIV and drive young people to help end di
UN News Centre | Apr 16, 2014 4:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNICEF calls for immediate release of abducted school girls in north-eastern Nigeria The United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) has strongly condemned the reported abduction of some 100 school girls between 12 and 17 years old from their school hostel in north-eastern Nigeria yesterday, and called for their immediate and unconditional rel
UN News Centre | Apr 16, 2014 3:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights expert urges United Kingdom to step up response to violence against women Violence against women remains a pervasive challenge in the United Kingdom and a more comprehensive and targeted response is needed to address the scourge, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today after a two-week mission to the countr
UN News Centre | Apr 16, 2014 3:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council condemns abduction of Jordanian envoy in Libya, urges immediate release The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned todays attack in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, which resulted in the abduction of the Jordanian ambassador and injuries to his driver.
UN News Centre | Apr 15, 2014 9:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Mexico, Ban urges renewed global partnership for development in address to aid forum With the deadline for the globally agreed development targets fast approaching, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a renewed global partnership to advance sustainable development and a life of dignity for all.
UN News Centre | Apr 15, 2014 7:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pepsi joins Coke in support of UN-backed guidelines on local peoples right to land, livelihoods The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today that PepsiCo has joined the Coca-Cola Company in giving its official support to a set of global guidelines that protect the rights of poor and vulnerable people to land, livelihood
UN News Centre | Apr 15, 2014 6:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Sudan: UN official calls ongoing violence an outrage to countrys people The number of people seeking shelter at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base in the Unity state capital, Bentiu, has doubled over the past few days, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer said in Juba today.
UN News Centre | Apr 15, 2014 4:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights expert urges Israel to prevent takeover of West Bank building by settlers An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged Israel to prevent settlers from taking over Al-Rajabi House, a building in the West Bank city of Hebron that was built by Palestinian families but whose ownership was granted to the settlers af
UN News Centre | Apr 15, 2014 4:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend