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Root causes of Boko Haram threat in Lake Chad Basin must be tackled — UN political chief To bring an end to the Boko Haram threat in the Lake Chad Basin region, affected countries must address the root causes that contributed to the emergence of the group, including the social, economic and political grievances of marginalized communities, th
UN News Centre | Jul 27, 2016 11:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN deputy aid chief calls for strengthened response to upcoming La Niña weather event Following a week-long visit to southern Africa, the United Nations deputy humanitarian chief has called for increased efforts to help mitigate the impact of the La Niña weather phenomenon occurring towards the end of the year.
UN News Centre | Jul 27, 2016 10:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
FEATURE SERIES: What is UN peacebuilding and its role in preventing conflicts? In conflicts, the United Nations is commonly associated with peacekeeping and UN 'blue helmets,' but increasingly the international community's focus is on “peacebuilding” — the idea of supporting a country throughout all stages of a conflict,
UN News Centre | Jul 27, 2016 10:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Turkey: In call with Foreign Minister, Ban seeks update on current probe into attempted coup In a telephone call with the Turkish Foreign Minister today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sought an update on current investigations and measures to hold those responsible for the attempted coup to account, and reiterated his expectation t
UN News Centre | Jul 27, 2016 8:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN experts urge Dominican Republic to protect women's rights to reproductive health Expressing serious concern over the proposed penal code amendment that would criminalize abortions, United Nations human rights experts today urged the Dominican Republic's President and legislators to protect women's rights to sexual and reproducti
UN News Centre | Jul 27, 2016 5:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN anti-crime chief calls for greater prevention efforts, youth advocacy to fight terrorism The threat of terrorism has expanded and become increasingly decentralized and diffuse throughout the past 10 years, the top United Nations anti-crime official said today, calling for greater efforts to tackle links between crime and terrorism and for inc
UN News Centre | Jul 27, 2016 5:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agency concerned about India's amended child labour bill, urges stronger legal framework Voicing concern over the amended Child Labour Bill in India which could legitimize family work and further disadvantage children from poor families, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has urged the removal of certain provisions and establishing
UN News Centre | Jul 27, 2016 4:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen: Amid rising tensions in Taizz, senior UN official calls for humanitarian pause Extremely concerned by reports of rising tensions in Yemen's Taizz governorate, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the crisis-gripped country has called for a “humanitarian pause” to protect civilians.
UN News Centre | Jul 27, 2016 4:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
FEATURE: Tackling cholera in Haiti by building sanitary cordons “Wash my hands before eating and nursing the baby, wash my hands after relieving myself, use Aquatabs to purify the water¦” and so, Sherline Deus lists the steps she must take to protect herself and her children from cholera in the town of Grand Boi
UN News Centre | Jul 27, 2016 3:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rushes to ramp up support for South Sudan's battle against cholera outbreak The United Nations and its partners are rushing to ramp up support for South Sudan's fight to contain a cholera outbreak through measures, including an oral vaccination campaign to reach over 14,000 people and the creation of treatment and rehydration
UN News Centre | Jul 27, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend