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2014 'devastating' year for Palestinians, says UN humanitarian report Amid a surge in hostilities and an ongoing blockade, 2014 was a traumatic year for millions of people living in the occupied Palestinian territory, a senior United Nations humanitarian official said today, as the Organization released its latest report on
UN News Centre | Mar 26, 2015 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New UN report shows wars in Syria and Iraq drive highest asylum numbers in 22 years The wars in Syria and Iraq, as well as armed conflicts, human rights violations and deteriorating security and humanitarian conditions elsewhere, has pushed the number of people seeking asylum in industrialized countries to the highest level since 1992 at
UN News Centre | Mar 26, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'We must remain vigilant,' Ban urges as Biological Weapons Convention turns 40 The world must continue to remain vigilant against the threat of biological weapons despite the progress made by the international community in preventing their spread, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.
UN News Centre | Mar 26, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ark of Return: UN erects memorial to victims of transatlantic slave trade The bravery of millions of victims of the transatlantic slave trade, who suffered unspeakable injustice and finally rose up to end the oppressive practice, was permanently enshrined today as the United Nations unveiled a memorial at its New York headquart
UN News Centre | Mar 25, 2015 11:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN unveils permanent memorial to victims of transatlantic slave trade United Nations officials today welcomed the unveiling at the world body's New York Headquarters of a permanent memorial to the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade which they acknowledged was one of the most horrific tragedies of modern
UN News Centre | Mar 25, 2015 10:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Lowest weekly total of Ebola cases in 2015 reported, UN health agency says The first case of Ebola in three weeks was found in Liberia, prompting heightened vigilance, while the United Nations health agency noted some improvements in Guinea, where the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Guinean Scouts held campfire sensitizati
UN News Centre | Mar 25, 2015 8:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
FEATURE: Architect of UN slavery memorial explains 'The Ark of Return' This year's commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade will have particular significance at United Nations Headquarters in New York, where six years of work to establish a permanent
UN News Centre | Mar 25, 2015 6:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On International Day, Ban calls for release of UN personnel unlawfully arrested and detained Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called today for the release of all United Nations personnel who have been unlawfully arrested and detained, in a message to mark the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members.
UN News Centre | Mar 25, 2015 6:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amid growing crises, UN officials urge protection for war's youngest victims The international community must act “collectively and expeditiously” to thwart the growing number of children affected by armed conflicts, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today, as the Security Council met to discuss the myriad
UN News Centre | Mar 25, 2015 6:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Libya: new UN report documents targeting of human rights defenders Armed groups across Libya have targeted human rights defenders seeking to shed light on abuses, according to a new United Nations report that outlines a litany of violent attacks and threats against defenders in the country, and in some cases even after t
UN News Centre | Mar 25, 2015 3:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend