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UN rights expert applauds media initiative to put spotlight on homelessness in San Francisco The United Nations human rights expert on housing today commended a large media initiative in the US city of San Francisco aimed at bringing the issue of homelessness to the forefront of discussions and encourage civil engagement.
UN News Centre | Jun 28, 2016 5:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief and Security Council strongly condemn terrorist attacks in Lebanon United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Security Council have condemned the series of terrorist attacks that occurred yesterday in the northern Lebanese town of El-Qaa, which resulted in a number of civilian deaths and injuries.
UN News Centre | Jun 28, 2016 5:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agencies to meet on El Niño's 'devastating impact' in Central America's Dry Corridor With the El Niño climate event devastating Central America's so-called Dry Corridor, where one of the worst droughts in decades has left 3.5 million people food insecure, United Nations agencies will gather this week to discuss ways to improve the long
UN News Centre | Jun 28, 2016 4:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Jerusalem and Gaza, Ban urges 'courageous steps' for lasting two-State solution Following a meeting this morning in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the leader to take the “courageous steps” necessary for a negotiated two-State solution in order to bring
UN News Centre | Jun 28, 2016 4:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Poverty and early deaths await millions of world's most disadvantaged children — UNICEF Some 69 million children under five years of age will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million children will live in poverty, and 750 million women will have been married as children by 2030, unless the world focuses more on the plight of its most
UN News Centre | Jun 28, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
FEATURE: Ahead of Security Council elections, General Assembly President explains how a country can get a non-permanent seat At the United Nations General Assembly tomorrow morning — and for the first time in June, as part of revitalization efforts in the Assembly — elections will be held to fill five non-permanent seats on the Security Council.
UN News Centre | Jun 27, 2016 11:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN officials call for boost in solidarity and funding to meet growing humanitarian needs The international community must act with urgency and solidarity to deliver on the commitments generated at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, this past month, in order to adequately respond to and prevent crises and build resilience on a
UN News Centre | Jun 27, 2016 10:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Secretary-General condemns killing of UN peacekeeper in Central African Republic United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the recent killing in Bangui of a peacekeeper serving with the UN operation in the Central African Republic (CAR), his spokesman said today.
UN News Centre | Jun 27, 2016 9:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNESCO chief urges probe into killing of journalist in Mexico The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today called for an investigation into the killing of journalist Zamira Esther Bautista in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
UN News Centre | Jun 27, 2016 8:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN Security Council strongly condemns deadly Al-Shabaab attack on Mogadishu hotel The United Nations Security Council has “condemned in the strongest terms” a recent deadly attack by Al-Shabaab on a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu that killed several people, including a serving government minister.
UN News Centre | Jun 27, 2016 8:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend