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UN strongly condemns terrorist attacks across Afghanistan Secretary-General António Guterres and the United Nations Security Council have condemned yesterday's attacks in Afghanistan's Paktya and Ghazni provinces, which left many dead and injured.
UN News Centre | Oct 18, 2017 10:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
With 'cautious optimism,' UN political official reports positive developments on Middle East peace A senior United Nations political affairs official on Wednesday highlighted at the Security Council some positive developments on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, particulalry on intra-Palestinian reconciliation efforts.
UN News Centre | Oct 18, 2017 9:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN and partners launch campaign to tackle new fungus strain threatening world's bananas The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced on Wednesday that it is working with partners to help protect the world's banana crops a new strain of fungus, known as Fusarium wilt TR4, which can last for years in the soil.
UN News Centre | Oct 18, 2017 8:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights experts urge Iran to halt imminent execution of juvenile Amirhossein Pourjafar United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urgently appealed to Iran to halt tomorrow's execution of Amirhossein Pourjafar, who was sentenced to death when he was 16 years old.
UN News Centre | Oct 18, 2017 7:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNICEF and partner agencies in South Sudan help reunite 5,000 children with families Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in 2013, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children and other partners have successfully reunited more than 5,000 children with their families.
UN News Centre | Oct 18, 2017 5:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen: UNICEF warns conflict shutters one in 10 schools; teachers unpaid for a year The conflict in Yemen – now into its third year – continues to take a toll on millions of children, with their education now under threat, adding to an already long list of bitter hardships including malnutrition, displacement and violence, the
UN News Centre | Oct 18, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief announces trip to Central African Republic, where crisis is 'far from media spotlight' Speaking to the press at United Nations Headquarters, in New York, Secretary-General António Guterres announced that he will be travelling to the Central African Republic early next week.
UN News Centre | Oct 18, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN health agency supports yellow fever immunization for 874,000 people in Nigeria A 10-day campaign launched by the Government of Nigeria will immunize nearly 874,000 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and Kogi, according to the United Nations health agency.
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2017 10:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Myanmar: Plight of refugees focus of top UN political official's meetings Concluding a visit to Myanmar, the top United Nations political official has underscored the importance of accountability and non-discriminatory rule of law and public safety as part of the comprehensive approach needed to address the fears and distrust a
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2017 9:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Libya: Smugglers holding refugees and migrants in deplorable conditions, say UN agencies After weeks of conflict in western Libya, United Nations agencies have been working around the clock to meet the urgent needs of the more than 14,000 refugees and migrants who had been held captive in numerous locations in the coastal city of Sabratha —
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2017 8:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend