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Security Council approves two-month extension for African Union Mission in Somalia The United Nations Security Council today approved a two-month extension of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), allowing adequate time for the 15-member body to consider the outcome of its recently-concluded visit to the Horn of Africa country.
UN News Centre | May 27, 2016 10:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
FEATURE: Speaking with UN peacekeepers in Liberia, South Sudan and Central African Republic Dr. Catherine Buzmion-Cheong, a United Nations peacekeeper, was working in Liberia when the first case of Ebola was confirmed in the West African nation.
UN News Centre | May 27, 2016 10:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN official acclaims 2016 Crime Commission session for role in sustainable development As the week-long annual session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) came to a close in Vienna today, the head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) highlighted that bonds had been strengthened between effor
UN News Centre | May 27, 2016 10:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Guinea-Bissau: Ban urges all political stakeholders to avoid escalation after outbreak of protests In the wake of protests in Guinea-Bissau, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged all political stakeholders and their supporters to act responsibly, refrain from violence and avoid an escalation of the situation by settling their concern
UN News Centre | May 27, 2016 9:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief welcomes region-led meetings of political dialogue for Burundi United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the meetings of the political dialogue for Burundi, held in Arusha, from 21 to 24 May under the auspices of the Facilitator of the East African Community (EAC), Benjamin William Mkapa, former Pre
UN News Centre | May 27, 2016 9:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agency urges Greece to find alternatives for refugees and migrants at 'sub-standard' sites “Seriously concerned” by what it termed sub-standard conditions at several sites in northern Greece where refugees and migrants were evacuated this week from the makeshift site at Idomeni, the United Nations refugee agency today urged the Greek author
UN News Centre | May 27, 2016 9:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Japan, Ban calls on G7 to back global goals, climate action, UN humanitarian response efforts Addressing world leaders at an event on the side lines of the G-7 meeting currently under way in Nagoya, Japan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the gathering to remain focused on key UN and global priorities: climate change; humanitaria
UN News Centre | May 27, 2016 8:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World Heritage sites at risk from climate change — joint UN report Some 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries across the world are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, a new report released by the United Nations has found.
UN News Centre | May 27, 2016 6:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN refugee agency begins delivering supplies to families escaping besieged Fallujah The United Nations refugee agency said today that it is delivering emergency relief supplies to families who managed to escape the besieged Iraqi city of Fallujah over the past few days.
UN News Centre | May 27, 2016 6:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Sudan: New team of explosive detection dogs arrives at UN mission The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in South Sudan said today it will receive 37 new explosive detection dogs as part of an increase in the presence of such dogs throughout the country.
UN News Centre | May 27, 2016 4:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend