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In Somalia, food security and malnutrition situation is 'alarming' РUN report According to a new United Nations food security and nutrition assessment, the situation in Somalia is alarming and could get worse, especially in parts of Puntland and Somaliland, which have been hard hit by drought exacerbated by El Ni̱o.
UN News Centre | Feb 8, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syria: UN relief chief calls on Government to halt attacks displacing 30,000 civilians The United Nations emergency relief chief today called on the Syrian Government and other parties to honour their duty to protect civilians and allow safe access for aid as tens of thousands of people were reported to have been displaced from Aleppo and e
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Special UN event mobilizes action towards ending female genital mutilation within 15 years Marking the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), dozens of women, girls, experts, and United Nations officials gathered today at a special event at UN Headquarters to discuss ways of eliminating the harmful practice by
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Seasoned official appointed to coordinate UN efforts to curb sexual abuse by peacekeepers Facing a series of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today named Jane Holl Lute, an American official with wide-ranging United Nations experience, to coordinate efforts to curb the scourge.
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This must be 'year of traction' to propel 2030 development Agenda, says UN chief Just as 2015 was a year of “global action” with the adoption of the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, so 2016 must be a year of “global traction” to ensure that 3.1 billion people worldwide are not left behind in the r
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Ban condemns arson attack on West Bank synagogue, urges respect for sanctity of all holy sites United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the arson attack on 6 February against a synagogue in the West Bank and called for a thorough investigation to quickly bring the perpetrators to justice.
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UN chief calls on DPR Korea to halt 'provocative actions' following missile launch Following a missile launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on the country's Government “to halt its provocative actions and return to compliance with its international
UN News Centre | Feb 7, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Condemning DPR Korea's missile launch, Security Council to pursue 'significant measures' in response Following emergency consultations today, the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the missile launched by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and announced that it will “expeditiously” adopt a new resolution in res
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Haiti: Ban welcomes agreement reached towards 'swift' conclusion of ongoing electoral cycle United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the agreement reached by Haitian stakeholders, noting that it provides for immediate arrangements to preserve the institutional continuity of the country as well as a roadmap for the swift conclu
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Ban honours memory of Holocaust victims at New York synagogue Visiting Park East Synagogue in New York City to honour the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on people to work together “to build bridges and end anti-Semitism, bigotry against Muslims,
UN News Centre | Feb 6, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend