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UN forecasts 'worrisome' 2015 outlook on humanitarian front for Somalia Malnutrition rates are “stubbornly high” in Somalia with more than 200,000 children requiring emergency nutrition, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the African nation said today as he projected a “worrisome” outlook for 2015.
UN News Centre | Jan 29, 2015 6:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
DR Congo: Security Council renews sanctions, extends mandate of expert monitoring group The United Nations Security Council today renewed its sanctions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to prevent the supply, sale or transfer of arms, training, and financing, to armed groups.
UN News Centre | Jan 29, 2015 6:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council approves 6-month extension for UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus The Security Council today extended the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) — one of the longest running UN missions still in operation — until 31 July 2015, noting that despite some progress made in negotiations between the Greek Cy
UN News Centre | Jan 29, 2015 5:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNESCO chief denounces killing of journalists in South Sudan, Iraq The head of the United Nations agency mandated to defend freedom of expression and press freedom today denounced the killing of five journalists in South Sudan and an Iraqi broadcaster, who was killed while covering fighting in the north of the country.
UN News Centre | Jan 29, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Parties agree 'in principle' to move UN-mediated political talks to Libya Participants in the United Nations-facilitated Libyan political dialogue in discussions in Geneva this week have agreed “on the principle” of convening future dialogue sessions in Libya, provided that logistical and security conditions are avail
UN News Centre | Jan 29, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agency urges greater protections for 'inland fisheries' The world's network of lakes, rivers and streams that provide fish and fresh drinking water to millions of people must be better managed in order to safeguard their ongoing contribution to healthy diets and the global economy, the United Nations Food a
UN News Centre | Jan 29, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN Assembly hears Holocaust survivor's plea to never forget 'all human life is sacred' As part of the annual events at the United Nations to mark the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, the General Assembly today heard a Holocaust survivor and a former World War II veteran recount the horrors they h
UN News Centre | Jan 28, 2015 11:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
After Davos, UN paves way forward in addressing 'most pressing global challenges' On the heels of the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the United Nations has reiterated its commitment to leading the charge on development, gender equality and climate issues by including the voices of the global citizenry in the decision-
UN News Centre | Jan 28, 2015 11:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Libya: UN Secretary General condemns 'in the strongest terms' attack on hotel in Tripoli The United Nations Secretary-General has condemned today, in the strongest terms, the attack that took place at the Corinthia Hotel, in Tripoli yesterday.
UN News Centre | Jan 28, 2015 10:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mali: UN Mission to investigate deadly protests against compound The United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has launched an investigation into the events surrounding a violent protest in the northern city of Gao yesterday during which several people were reportedly killed and a number of others injured.
UN News Centre | Jan 28, 2015 9:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend