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Condemning Boko Haram violence, Security Council urges enhanced regional efforts to counter ongoing attacks While acknowledging progress made against Boko Haram following joint regional military efforts in recent months, the United Nations Security Council today encouraged increased regional cooperation to stamp out the terrorist group, which the Council strong
UN News Centre | Jul 28, 2015 5:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Dominican Republic: UN experts warn against deportations, racial profiling of people of Haitian descent United Nations human rights experts today called on the Government of the Dominican Republic to take steps to prevent arbitrary deportations and to adopt measures to address allegations of racial profiling during deportations of people of Haitian descent.
UN News Centre | Jul 28, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Prevent hepatitis; Act now,' declares UN on World Day targeting hepatitis B and C Marking World Hepatitis Day 2015, which falls on 28 July in honour of the birthday of the scientist who discovered the hepatitis B virus and its first vaccine, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners are urging policy-makers, h
UN News Centre | Jul 28, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At 70 years old, UN remains 'real' and meaningful to the lives of people worldwide, UN information chief says in Washington, D.C. From the lofty aims set out by of its founding Charter 70 years ago, to the life-saving work it undertakes today in peace and security, development and human rights, “the UN is real and critical to the day-to-day lives of so many people around the wo
UN News Centre | Jul 28, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Paralyzing' funding gap forces shutdown of 80 per cent of frontline health services in war-torn Iraq — UN The top United Nations humanitarian official in Iraq today declared as “devastating” the “inexplicable” closures of life-saving services in Iraq for people in need, citing the most recent shut-downs of basic health care will directly impact more t
UN News Centre | Jul 27, 2015 10:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief condemns deadly Al Shabaab attack against hotel in Mogadishu United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the attack perpetrated by Al Shabaab yesterday on the Al-Jazeera Hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.
UN News Centre | Jul 27, 2015 9:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amid escalation between Turkey and PKK, Ban looks toward immediate return to constructive dialogue Concerned by the latest escalation of tension between Turkey and Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) elements, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed the hope that there will be an immediate return to constructive dialogue in order to c
UN News Centre | Jul 27, 2015 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN mission finds overall environment in Burundi 'not conducive' to credible election process While the 21 July election in Burundi that won President Pierre Nkurunziza a controversial third term was relatively peaceful and conducted adequately, the overall environment was 'not conducive' for an inclusive, free and credible electoral process,
UN News Centre | Jul 27, 2015 7:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban welcomes UN Assembly's endorsement of action plan on post-2015 development financing The United Nations General Assembly today endorsed the new global action agenda for financing sustainable development adopted two weeks ago by a major UN conference, and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the move as a major step that firmly puts the
UN News Centre | Jul 27, 2015 7:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Parties continue to make progress towards 'shared vision' of united Cyprus, UN envoy says The positive and results-oriented climate of the talks between the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders continues to foster the progress required towards conclusion of a settlement as soon as possible, the United Nations Special Adviser on Cyprus, Es
UN News Centre | Jul 27, 2015 7:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend