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UN expert body urges accountability for attacks against children in crisis-torn Syria In the wake of the recent attack on an evacuation convoy near Aleppo, Syria, and the purported use of chemical weapons in southern Idlib, the United Nations child rights body today called for investigations into all attacks on children in the country and
UN News Centre | Apr 20, 2017 7:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN urges all efforts be made to lower tensions in Venezuela The United Nations today expressed concern about the latest developments in Venezuela, calling for on the Government and the opposition to address the country's challenges for the benefit of the people.
UN News Centre | Apr 20, 2017 6:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Government shutdown deadline looms as Republicans return to Washington Republicans return to work after a two-week recess Monday with just five days to whip their fractious caucus in line and avoid a government shutdown.
Yahoo! News | Apr 20, 2017 6:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Middle East engulfed by 'perfect storm' — one that threatens international peace, warns UN envoy Reporting on the dire situation across the Middle East region, marked by the largest refugee crisis since the Second World War, fractured societies, proliferation of non-State actors and unbelievable human suffering, a United Nations envoy today reiterate
UN News Centre | Apr 20, 2017 6:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN global assessment on higher education reveals disturbing disparities Noting the lack of sufficient institutions to cater to the growing demand for higher education as well as increasing disparities in its access, the United Nations educational and scientific agency has presented a series of steps to make such education mor
UN News Centre | Apr 20, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agency uses satellite data to aid farmers in Africa, Middle East boost water efficiency The United Nations agricultural agency created an online database that uses satellite data and Google Earth images to figure out how much water is being used to irrigate crops, focusing on parts of Africa and the Middle East that are facing water scarcity
UN News Centre | Apr 20, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Political momentum must be renewed if Libya's challenges are to be addressed — UN envoy It is more important than ever to forge unity within Libya, the United Nations envoy for the country told the Security Council today, while he called on Libyan stakeholders to regain the optimism generated by the 2015 Political Agreement, which has faded
UN News Centre | Apr 19, 2017 10:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN, African Union sign new partnership framework to better respond to evolving challenges United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the Chairperson of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, today signed a new landmark framework to strengthen partnership between the two organizations on peace and security pillars and better respon
UN News Centre | Apr 19, 2017 10:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
General Assembly confirms appointment of Achim Steiner as new UN development chief The United Nations General Assembly today confirmed the appointment of Germany's Achim Steiner as the head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
UN News Centre | Apr 19, 2017 9:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Peacekeepers in South Sudan working to strengthen protection of civilians — UN chief The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has done “significant work” to more effectively protect civilians and respond in case of a crisis, Secretary-General António Guterres has said in a letter to the President of the UN Security Coun
UN News Centre | Apr 19, 2017 6:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend