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On International Day, UN urges concerted action to create a world where women and girls live free from violence Expressing deep concern about atrocity crimes being committed against women and girls in conflict zones, as well as the domestic abuse found globally, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today marked the International Day for the Elimination of V
UN News Centre | Nov 25, 2015 1:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mali: UN civilian staffer killed in attack, Ban reaffirms commitment to peace efforts A civilian staff member of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali was killed today in an explosive device attack on a convoy, but the world Organization will not be deterred from its efforts to bring peace to the West African, Secretary-General B
UN News Centre | Nov 24, 2015 11:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Egypt: Ban condemns latest terrorist attacks, calls for holistic approach to scourge Condemning today's terrorist attack in the Egyptian city of al-Arish, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an overall approach to preventing and countering terrorism, with full respect for human rights and refugee law.
UN News Centre | Nov 24, 2015 11:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World Bank unveils $16 billion business plan to boost climate resilience, adaptation in Africa Noting the significant impact climatic activities have on African people and countries, the World Bank Group announced today a new plan outlining actions required to increase climate resilience and low-carbon development in an effort to maintain the conti
UN News Centre | Nov 24, 2015 11:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Central Yemeni city of Taiz under virtual siege, 200,000 need water, food — UN relief chief The situation in the central Yemeni city of Taiz has worsened amid intensified fighting since September, with 200,000 civilians living under virtual siege, in dire need drinking water, food, medical treatment, and other life-saving aid, the top United Nat
UN News Centre | Nov 24, 2015 11:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syria: UN envoy meets opposition groups on effort to broker ceasefire, political transition Stepping up efforts to broker a ceasefire in Syria, the United Nations Special Envoy for the country, Staffan de Mistura, is briefing various opposition groups on latest international efforts to end a five-year conflict that has killed hundreds of thousan
UN News Centre | Nov 24, 2015 10:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Orange the World' campaign kicks off efforts to end violence against women and girls — UN From parades to soccer matches, school debates, and the lighting up of hundreds of iconic monuments, starting tomorrow a United Nations call to “Orange the World” will galvanize global action calling for an end to violence against women and girls, whi
UN News Centre | Nov 24, 2015 8:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban concerned over downing of Russian plane by Turkish Air Force, urges measures to lower tensions The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is seriously concerned over the downing of a Russian military jet by the Turkish Air Force earlier today, and has urged all relevant parties to take urgent measures with a view to de-escalating tensions, ac
UN News Centre | Nov 24, 2015 8:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN voices renewed alarm at European border restrictions as stranded refugees and migrants protest Just days after warning that European border restrictions based on national profiling are endangering refugees and migrants, especially children, the United Nations refugee agency said today that 1,000 people are already stuck at crossing points, with 60
UN News Centre | Nov 24, 2015 4:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNAIDS: millions receiving HIV treatment globally through accelerated and focused response Citing “extraordinary” progress in HIV prevention and response in the last 15 years, a new United Nations report found that many countries are adopting the Fast-Track Strategy developed by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), which allows more
UN News Centre | Nov 24, 2015 4:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend