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Ukraine: UN rights office urges halt to propaganda, incitement to hatred While corruption and widespread inequality were among the root causes of the massive street protests that erupted last year in Ukraine, the fear-mongering and incitement to hatred that has followed must be urgently countered to avoid the further escalatio
UN News Centre | Apr 15, 2014 2:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Chile: UN cultural agency offers support after devastating fires in Valparaso The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today voiced deep concern over the destruction caused by fires that have been raging around Valparaso and pledged to help safeguard the Chilean citys historic sites.
UN News Centre | Apr 15, 2014 2:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN Secretary-General shocked and saddened by deadly Nigeria bus bombing Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his shock and sadness after a bomb attack at a bus station near the Nigerian capital of Abuja claimed dozens of lives, and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
UN News Centre | Apr 14, 2014 9:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iran: UN rights expert urges immediate halt to womans execution A United Nations independent expert has issued a strong call on the Government of Iran to halt tomorrows scheduled execution of an Iranian woman said to be the victim of physical and sexual assault, seriously concerned that she did not receive a fair tria
UN News Centre | Apr 14, 2014 9:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At high-level forum, UN officials urge steps to ensure financing of sustainable development Even with a slow recovery from the economic and financial crisis under way, severe effects of the upheaval linger and serious risks remain, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson warned a high-level gathering of global finance institutions t
UN News Centre | Apr 14, 2014 9:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief commends Guinea-Bissau people for orderly, peaceful elections United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has applauded the people of Guinea-Bissau for their orderly and peaceful participation in yesterdays presidential and legislative elections, and called on all candidates to respect the upcoming results.
UN News Centre | Apr 14, 2014 5:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World must help people of Central African Republic not tomorrow - today, declares UN chief More than 70,000 people are now living in horrendous conditions crammed into the Central African Republic (CAR) Bangui airport - the lucky ones under weather-beaten tarps just yards from the runway. Others are in the open.
UN News Centre | Apr 14, 2014 5:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Nepal: UN official concerned at new attempt to grant amnesties for human rights abuses The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today voiced grave concern at a bill presented to the Nepalese Parliament which could lead to amnesties for serious human rights violations, saying it would weaken the foundation for a genuine peace in
UN News Centre | Apr 14, 2014 3:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights chief condemns rampant use of torture by Syrian forces, opposition groups The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the rampant use of torture, including allegedly of children, in detention facilities across Syria by Government forces and some armed opposition groups.
UN News Centre | Apr 14, 2014 3:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agency urges countries to boost action against banana disease The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is warning countries to step up monitoring, reporting and prevention to tackle one of the worlds most destructive banana diseases, Fusarium wilt, which recently spread from Asia to Africa and the
UN News Centre | Apr 14, 2014 1:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend