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UN officials welcome launch in South Sudan of campaign to end use of child soldiers The United Nations stands ready to support the Government of South Sudan in its renewed commitment to end the recruitment and use of children in the army, top UN officials declared today as the Organization launched a new initiative in the country.
UN News Centre | Oct 29, 2014 5:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN applauds donation by Malala Yousafzai for reconstruction of Gaza schools As the United Nations ramps up its reconstruction efforts of war-ravaged Gaza, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Malala Yousafzai, has announced a contribution of $50,000 to help with the rebuilding of UN schools heavily damaged during the recent fighting in th
UN News Centre | Oct 29, 2014 5:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Farming sector hit by insecurity as Central African Republic crisis grinds on — UN report The continuing crisis in the embattled Central African Republic has taken a large toll on agricultural production and is eroding the capacity of the country's population to secure sufficient food, a new report by the United Nations food and agriculture
UN News Centre | Oct 29, 2014 4:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Somalia, Ban lauds country's progress towards stability, urges 'continuity' Somalia has made “remarkable progress” as it continues down the road towards economic and political stability, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today as he arrived in the capital city of Mogadishu — the third stop in a tour of the H
UN News Centre | Oct 29, 2014 4:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief urges continued global support for Lebanon amid ongoing regional crises Lebanon remains “a beacon of tolerance and co-existence” in an otherwise combustible region, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today, adding that in the face of growing challenges along its borders, the Middle Eastern country will need to continu
UN News Centre | Oct 28, 2014 9:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN expert urges General Assembly to refer DPR Korea rights report to International Criminal Court A United Nations human rights expert called on the General Assembly today to refer a UN-mandated report documenting wide-ranging and ongoing crimes against humanity in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the International Criminal Court
UN News Centre | Oct 28, 2014 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'The only way to stop Ebola is at its source' — UN chief Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged countries that have imposed travel bans or closed their borders in response to the Ebola outbreak of the need to convey a sense of urgency without inciting panic, saying “the only way to stop Ebola is to stop it
UN News Centre | Oct 28, 2014 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraq: condemning destruction of shrine, UNESCO urges end to 'cultural cleansing' The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) strongly condemned the destruction of the Imam Dur shrine in the governorate of Salah-e-Din in Iraq, and called for an end to such acts of “cultural cl
UN News Centre | Oct 28, 2014 8:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN reaffirms importance of women's empowerment for global peace, security As the world is swept by unparalleled levels of displacement, festering conflicts, and a convergence of crises, the international community must fully endorse the role of women's empowerment and gender equality in ensuring global peace, security and dev
UN News Centre | Oct 28, 2014 7:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Culture must be considered in approaches to disaster risk reduction — UN-backed report Disaster risk reduction approaches must recognize why people live with risks and how their behaviour and attitudes related to culture affect their exposure and sensitivity to hazards, a new United Nations-backed report out today warns.
UN News Centre | Oct 28, 2014 7:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend