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UN rights chief welcomes conviction of Congolese army officer for crimes against humanity The top United Nations official on human rights issues has welcomed the recent conviction and sentencing of a senior army officer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for crimes against humanity, adding that the move would help garner momentum fo
UN News Centre | Dec 18, 2014 4:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Traditional response no longer enough', UN launches multi-billion dollar aid appeal for Syria As Syria's war rages on into its fifth year, the needs for food, shelter and medicine are astronomical, several United Nations agencies said today as they launched a major appeal, requesting over $8.4 billion to help nearly 18 million people in Syria an
UN News Centre | Dec 18, 2014 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On International Day, UN chief urges greater attention to 'precarious' situation of migrants Far too many migrants still live and work in precarious and unjust conditions, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has said today in a message to mark International Migrants Day.
UN News Centre | Dec 18, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban strongly condemns deadly Yemen bomb attacks Secretary-General Ban Ki-mon has strongly condemned the bomb attacks in Radaa in Yemen's Al Bayda province yesterday, which killed more than 25 people, including at least 15 schoolchildren.
UN News Centre | Dec 17, 2014 9:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Central African Republic: UNICEF warns two out of five children without vital aid Two out of five children urgently needing humanitarian aid in Central African Republic are without it, thanks to a critical lack of funding and continued conflict, a year after extreme violence tore through the country, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) h
UN News Centre | Dec 17, 2014 9:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
During Ukraine visit, senior UN official pledges broad support for Government The top United Nations political official today voiced the Organization's “unwavering commitment” in helping Ukraine address the range of political, humanitarian, security and development challenges it continues to face amid ongoing fighting in the
UN News Centre | Dec 17, 2014 8:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ebola: UN Secretary-General will visit West Africa to 'show solidarity with those affected' Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced he will leave today for the countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak “to show my solidarity with those affected and urge even greater global action” to fight the epidemic, which two United Nations food agenci
UN News Centre | Dec 17, 2014 7:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council renews cross-border aid delivery to Syria for a year The United Nations Security Council has today renewed for 12 months the use of routes across conflict lines and several border crossings in Syria so that humanitarian assistance can reach communities in need, as it expressed outrage at the escalating viol
UN News Centre | Dec 17, 2014 6:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN-backed project to help Colombian farmers move away from illicit crops towards fair trade chocolate A sweet new partnership between the United Nations, the Colombian and Austrian Governments and a renowned chocolate manufacturer is slated to bring free-trade practices and a critical source of income to Colombian farmers who have long relied on revenues
UN News Centre | Dec 17, 2014 6:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN calls on Member States to ramp up donations for humanitarian crises in 2015 Top United Nations officials have encouraged Member States to donate $450 million to the Organization's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) — a rapid response mechanism for humanitarian disasters — ahead of the coming year as proliferating crises
UN News Centre | Dec 17, 2014 5:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend