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Welcoming Myanmar's visible strides, Ban says 'much more hard work lies ahead' Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, convening a meeting on Myanmar today, welcomed the positive direction of its reform process as it continues on its “path of historic transition”, but emphasized that more work remains to be done to address the country'
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2015 10:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN resumes vaccination drive for three million children in West Africa For the first time since the start of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, thousands of health workers are fanning out across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in nationwide immunization campaigns with an aim to protect three million children against prevent
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2015 10:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On eve of Togo national election, Ban calls for calm and transparency On the eve of the presidential election in Togo, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on all national stakeholders to recommit themselves to ensuring that the election is conducted in a peaceful, free and transparent manner and reflects
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2015 10:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban appoints new deputy head of humanitarian operations in Lebanon United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment of Philippe Lazzarini of Switzerland as his new Deputy Special Coordinator for Lebanon, a spokesperson for the Organization said today.
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2015 10:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNICEF welcomes final release of child soldiers by armed group in South Sudan Militants in South Sudan have handed over to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) a final group of 283 children in what the agency described as “a small piece of good news in what is otherwise a terrible situation for children in other part
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2015 9:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amid rising death toll in Yemen, UN urges humanitarian access, respect for international law The United Nations human rights office said today that civilians are continuing to die in Yemen, with the total number killed between 26 March and 22 April now estimated at 551, including 31 women and at least 115 children.
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2015 8:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Libya: UN condemns 'horrific' week of human rights violations amid county's rising violence The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today condemned the “successive horrific incidents” in Libya this past week — ranging from the appalling loss of life in the Mediterranean of those escaping violence, the ex
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2015 5:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights chief urges UK to curb tabloid hate speech, end 'decades of abuse' targeting migrants After decades of “sustained and unrestrained anti-foreigner abuse,” and in the wake of a recent article in the Sun newspaper calling migrants 'cockroaches,' the United Nations human rights chief today urged British authorities and media to take st
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2015 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN mission peacekeepers repel two attacks in South Darfur Peacekeepers with the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) have repelled two attacks by unidentified armed men in Kass, 85 kilometres north-west of Nyala, the capital of South Darfur.
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council must match scale of Syria crisis with 'bold response' – UN relief officials The Syrian crisis is getting worse and civilians are paying the price, senior United Nations humanitarian officials said today as they called for an end to the “numbness to the senseless violence”, while the Security Council demanded parties to
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend