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Security Council approves one year renewal of UN Assistance Mission in Iraq for one year The Security Council today extended for another year the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) and expressed its intention to review the operation's mandate in twelve months or sooner, if requested by the Iraqi Government.
UN News Centre | Jul 29, 2015 6:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At Security Council, Ban and UN special envoy outline 'way forward' on political solution for war-torn Syria Describing the more than four years of “slaughter” in Syria as a “shameful symbol of the international community's divisions and failure,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed to the Security Council to endorse his Special
UN News Centre | Jul 29, 2015 5:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New UN-backed plan sets disaster resilience standards for hotels in Asia and Pacific A United Nations-backed plan to develop and pilot disaster risk management standards for the hotel industry in Asia and the Pacific, home to 80 per cent of the world's disaster events, has been announced today.
UN News Centre | Jul 29, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council authorizes ongoing African Union deployment in Somalia, extends UN assistance mission The Security Council today authorized the Member States of the African Union to maintain the deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for an additional 10 months, until 30 May 2016.
UN News Centre | Jul 28, 2015 10:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agencies and partners warn of 'acute shortage' of meningitis vaccines West Africa is at risk of a large meningitis outbreak unless drug manufacturers increase vaccine production by 5 million doses before the 2016 meningitis season starts in January, the United Nations and leading public health organizations warned today.
UN News Centre | Jul 28, 2015 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syria's grim statistics 'speak for themselves,' reflect need for urgent political settlement, Security Council told A political solution is more urgent than ever to end the “futile, hopeless” cycle of brutality and violence in Syria, the top United Nations humanitarian official said today, urging the Security Council to consider its options through “the eyes of t
UN News Centre | Jul 28, 2015 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Violent attacks reported against civilians fleeing ISIL-controlled areas of Iraq — UN human rights office An increasing number of people in Iraq, including families with children and the elderly, have encountered deadly ambushes as they try to escape areas controlled the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levan (ISIL) by risking their lives on a treacherous mounta
UN News Centre | Jul 28, 2015 7:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen: UN reports some 4,000 people killed since March in escalating conflict, nearly half of them civilians The death toll in war-torn Yemen is almost 4,000 since the conflict had escalated mid-March, today said a representative for the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).
UN News Centre | Jul 28, 2015 7:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Middle East's largest camp turns three as Syrian refugees in region top four million — UN agency Living conditions for more than half a million refugees living in Jordan is becoming increasingly tough, the United Nations refugee agency warned today on the eve of the third anniversary of the establishment of Za'atari camp, which has grown into the l
UN News Centre | Jul 28, 2015 6:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN human rights officials seriously concerned by verdicts in trial of former members of Qadhafi regime The verdicts in the trial of 37 Qadhafi regime officials, including against the former leader's son, Saif al-Islam Qadhafi, handed down today by the Tripoli Court of Assize, has drawn serous concern from senior United Nations human rights officials in L
UN News Centre | Jul 28, 2015 5:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend