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DR Congo: head of UN mission condemns deadly rebel attacks in eastern territory The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo today condemned a recent upsurge in deadly attacks in the eastern territories linked to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel group.
UN News Centre | Oct 16, 2014 9:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Madagascar: Ban urges respect of democratic institutions as former president returns United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today rejected remarks made by former President of Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanana, challenging the legitimacy of his country's democratic institutions.
UN News Centre | Oct 16, 2014 9:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN envoy calls for funding backed by government action, peace successes in troubled Sahel The African Sahel region needs more resources, more joint action and faster ways to deal with the structural challenges, like climate change, and successes on peace processes in Darfur, northern Mali and Libya, a senior United Nations humanitarian today s
UN News Centre | Oct 16, 2014 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On regional tour, UN envoy for Syria calls for political stability in Lebanon Lebanon's political environment should stabilize to face the threat from the terror group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and ahead of what will be a “very crucial period” in the political process in Syria, a senior United Nations offic
UN News Centre | Oct 16, 2014 7:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief stresses need for urgent global action as Ebola continues deadly rampage Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to step up its efforts to respond to the Ebola crisis and turn pledges into action, while the United Nations health agency warned of continuously deteriorating situation in Guinea,
UN News Centre | Oct 16, 2014 6:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Funding gap looms amid efforts to tackle 'twin plagues' Ebola, ISIL, warns UN rights chief Combating the “twin plagues” of Ebola and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), while addressing the largest number of forcibly displaced people since World War II amid budget cuts is like “being asked to use a boat and bucket to cope wit
UN News Centre | Oct 16, 2014 6:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN General Assembly voting to elect non-permanent Security Council members With one round of voting complete, the United Nations General Assembly has just elected Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand and Venezuela, to serve as non-permanent members on the Security Council for two-year terms beginning on 1 January 2014 | Watch live webc
UN News Centre | Oct 16, 2014 3:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On World Food Day, UN lauds role of family farmers in ending global hunger With over 800 million people worldwide still lacking access to healthy, nutritious food, family farmers must play an increasingly vital role in the global war on hunger, United Nations officials affirmed today, adding that the strong participation of the
UN News Centre | Oct 16, 2014 2:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban deplores attacks on UN peacekeepers amid simmering tensions in Darfur region United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned today's deadly attack against the African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur, known by the acronym UNAMID, which claimed the lives of three peacekeepers.
UN News Centre | Oct 16, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Somalia: UN condemns second deadly terrorist attack in less than a week The top United Nations official in Somalia today condemned the latest terrorist attack to hit the African country's capital city of Mogadishu leaving a number of people dead and many more injured.
UN News Centre | Oct 16, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend