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UN mission in Cyprus renewed for six months by Security Council The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for six months, until 31 January 2016, and welcomed resumed negotiations between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders to reach a comprehe
UN News Centre | Jul 29, 2015 9:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Economic 'slowdown' predicted for Latin America and Caribbean in 2015 — UN regional forum Panama will lead Latin America and the Caribbean countries in economic growth that will average 0.5 per cent in 2015, according to United Nations projections released today, which not that to reverse the region's economic slowdown, more investments are
UN News Centre | Jul 29, 2015 8:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN projects world population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, driven by growth in developing countries The world's population is projected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050 and exceed 11 billion in 2100, with India expected to surpass China as the most populous around seven years from now and Nigeria overtaking the United States to become
UN News Centre | Jul 29, 2015 7:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Orangutans face extinction on Borneo where deforestation is 'simply unsustainable' — UN The massive conversion of Borneo's forests for the production palm oil together with the impact of climate change is driving to extinction the orangutan on Asia's largest island, making it “clear that a future without sustainable development will be
UN News Centre | Jul 29, 2015 7:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council approves one year renewal of UN Assistance Mission in Iraq for one year The Security Council today extended for another year the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) and expressed its intention to review the operation's mandate in twelve months or sooner, if requested by the Iraqi Government.
UN News Centre | Jul 29, 2015 6:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At Security Council, Ban and UN special envoy outline 'way forward' on political solution for war-torn Syria Describing the more than four years of “slaughter” in Syria as a “shameful symbol of the international community's divisions and failure,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed to the Security Council to endorse his Special
UN News Centre | Jul 29, 2015 5:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New UN-backed plan sets disaster resilience standards for hotels in Asia and Pacific A United Nations-backed plan to develop and pilot disaster risk management standards for the hotel industry in Asia and the Pacific, home to 80 per cent of the world's disaster events, has been announced today.
UN News Centre | Jul 29, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council authorizes ongoing African Union deployment in Somalia, extends UN assistance mission The Security Council today authorized the Member States of the African Union to maintain the deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for an additional 10 months, until 30 May 2016.
UN News Centre | Jul 28, 2015 10:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agencies and partners warn of 'acute shortage' of meningitis vaccines West Africa is at risk of a large meningitis outbreak unless drug manufacturers increase vaccine production by 5 million doses before the 2016 meningitis season starts in January, the United Nations and leading public health organizations warned today.
UN News Centre | Jul 28, 2015 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syria's grim statistics 'speak for themselves,' reflect need for urgent political settlement, Security Council told A political solution is more urgent than ever to end the “futile, hopeless” cycle of brutality and violence in Syria, the top United Nations humanitarian official said today, urging the Security Council to consider its options through “the eyes of t
UN News Centre | Jul 28, 2015 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend