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In Doha, General Assembly President spotlights UN 'sustaining peace' agenda Conflict is not always linear, with a clear beginning, middle and end, the President of the United Nations General Assembly said Thursday, urging a new approach to peace that requires action at all stages of the conflict cycle.
UN News Centre | Jan 18, 2018 5:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Dialogue and confidence vital to prevent, resolve conflicts, says UN chief Worldwide concerns over nuclear weapons are the highest they have been since the Cold War, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Thursday, calling for comprehensive political solutions that include dialogue and negotiation to prevent, mi
UN News Centre | Jan 18, 2018 4:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Central African Republic: UN mission issues 48-hour ultimatum to armed groups The United Nations Mission in the troubled Central African Republic, known by its French acronym, MINUSCA, has given armed groups in the north of the country 48 hours to clear out.
UN News Centre | Jan 17, 2018 11:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief welcomes second anniversary of 'Implementation Day' for Iran nuclear deal United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday welcomed the second anniversary of the day when Iran was confirmed to have taken a series of nuclear-related actions under the nuclear agreement reached with key countries in 2015.
UN News Centre | Jan 17, 2018 10:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
US funding cuts for UN Palestine refugee agency put vital education, health programmes at risk The decision by the United States to withhold more than half its annual funding commitment to the United Nations relief agency providing aid for Palestine refugees threatens “one of the most successful and innovative human development endeavours in the
UN News Centre | Jan 17, 2018 10:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN poised to scale up support for Libya's post-conflict transition, Security Council told The United Nations is implementing its Action Plan for Libya to create the necessary conditions for the completion of the North African country's post-conflict transition, the head of UN mission there said Wednesday.
UN News Centre | Jan 17, 2018 8:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World cannot stand idle as millions in DR Congo 'suffer in silence,' says UN agency The dramatic deterioration in the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic over the past year has been further complicated by recent floods and health crises, the United Nations migration agency said Wednesday, appealing for urgent funding to ens
UN News Centre | Jan 17, 2018 5:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Somalia: UN, partners seek $1.6 billion to protect millions of lives from drought While Somalia, with the international community's help, averted famine last year, long-term solutions for drought, conflict and displacement must still be found, the United Nations office in the country said Wednesday, launching the 2018 humanitarian re
UN News Centre | Jan 17, 2018 4:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Intensified fighting across Syria having 'devastating' impact on civilians, warn UN agencies Intensification in hostilities across Syria is having a “devastating” impact on civilians, United Nations agencies in the war-ravaged country said Wednesday, warning that the fighting is also severely limiting life-saving humanitarian operations
UN News Centre | Jan 17, 2018 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Resolve differences peacefully, Security Council to DR Congo political actors Voicing serious concern over the continued political impasse and violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Security Council has called upon all political actors to exercise maximum restraint and to address their difference
UN News Centre | Jan 16, 2018 10:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend