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Mali: UN condemns attack which killed six peacekeepers United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned today the attack against a convoy of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), which killed six peacekeepers and injured five others.
UN News Centre | Jul 2, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Caribbean States 'lighting path' towards sustainable future, says UN chief in Barbados This is a year for global action, with international community in the final stretch of preparing a transformative post-2015 agenda for sustainable development that will be agreed in New York in September, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon decla
UN News Centre | Jul 2, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
FEATURE: The UN body with its finger on the pulse of sustainable development It was 2009, at the height of the financial crisis, and world leaders were struggling to understand how they had been so taken by surprise by an economic shock that had struck their populations with the ferocity and suddenness of a natural disaster.
UN News Centre | Jul 1, 2015 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Fleeing conflicts, record numbers of migrants and refugees crossed Mediterranean so far in 2015 – UN War, conflict or persecution forced most of the 137,000 desperate people who made the perilous journey to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe during the first six months of 2015, making this primarily a refugee crisis, a new report from the United Nat
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New UN report projects steady decline in food prices over next decade Real prices for global agricultural products will continue their gradual decline over the coming decade due to a combination of strong crop yields, higher productivity and slower growth in global demand, according to a new report issued by the United Nati
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Amid funding shortfalls, UN agency to make food aid cuts to Syrian refugees A severe lack of funding is forcing the United Nations to implement deeper cuts in food assistance to vulnerable Syrian refugees across Lebanon and Jordan, the Organization has confirmed.
UN News Centre | Jul 1, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Recalling 'responsibility to protect' UN pays tribute to victims of Srebrenica genocide During a high-level commemorative event in New York, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today paid tribute to the victims of the Srebrenica genocide, perpetrated 20 years ago, and which, he said, “will forever weigh on the collective consci
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UN issues first-ever heatwave warning guidelines as global temperatures soar Two United Nations agencies have unveiled a series of new guidelines aimed at addressing the health risks posed by the increasing number and intensity of climate change-related heatwaves affecting the planet, as warm weather alerts spread across Europe fo
UN News Centre | Jul 1, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN Ebola response mission flags importance of staying vigilant as virus resurfaces in Liberia The World Health Organization (WHO) today reported that Ebola had resurfaced in Liberia after a teenager who died earlier this week tested positive for the disease in the West African country that had been declared free of Ebola transmission just two mont
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Ban welcomes restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed today's announcement that Cuba and the United States will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, D.C.
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