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Unvaccinated children in Ukraine at heightened risk of polio, UN agencies warn With Ukraine's Ministry of Health recently confirming two cases of polio in the country, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) are calling for an immediate polio vaccine campaign in the country.
UN News Centre | Oct 9, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Warning against 'toxic public debates,' UN official urges global compact on refugee and asylum matters The top protection expert in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today warned of a growing risk to people fleeing conflict and persecution and called for “an all-out effort to ensure that protection, and in particular
UN News Centre | Oct 8, 2015 10:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New UN report shows global youth unemployment rate still above financial crisis levels Global youth unemployment rates have stabilized somewhat but remain well above pre-financial crisis levels, according to a new report released by the International Labour Organization (ILO) today.
UN News Centre | Oct 8, 2015 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban appoints new head of UN mission in DR Congo United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Maman S. Sidikou of Niger as his new Special Representative for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Head of the UN Mission in the country, known as MONUSCO.
UN News Centre | Oct 8, 2015 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Extremely concerned' by escalating West Bank violence, UN rights chief urges restraint Voicing extreme concern over escalating tensions and rapidly-spreading violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the United Nations human rights chief today called for urgent action by both Israelis and Palestinians to halt the violence, while stres
UN News Centre | Oct 8, 2015 8:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
No new cases of Ebola reported for first time since March 2014 — UN health agency There were no new cases of Ebola reported in West Africa in the week ending last Sunday, making it the first week since March 2014 with zero cases recorded in the three countries most affected by the outbreak, according to the World Health Organization (W
UN News Centre | Oct 8, 2015 7:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban requests internal probe over corruption claims against former Assembly President United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has requested that the Organization's Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) launch an audit of the interaction between the UN and the Global Sustainability Foundation and the Sun Kian Ip Group, and the
UN News Centre | Oct 8, 2015 7:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Haiti taking 'resolute' steps towards renewal of democracy and stability — UN envoy With the holding its first round of elections 9 August this year, to renew the executive legislative and local leadership of the country, Haiti is taking “resolute” steps in renewing its democratic institutions, the top United Nations official for the
UN News Centre | Oct 8, 2015 6:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Nepal: experts begin post-disaster work at quake-damaged UNESCO heritage sites International and national experts from the Nepalese Department of Archaeology and an archaeological team from Durham University have begun post-disaster excavation surveys and rescue excavations at earthquake damaged UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Ka
UN News Centre | Oct 8, 2015 4:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights chief urges Mexico to end 'misery' of enforced disappearances and torture Despite significant progress towards building a solid human rights framework, the Mexican Government must nevertheless “bind itself to a new sense of urgency in solving the enormous human rights challenges it faces,” Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the Unite
UN News Centre | Oct 8, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend