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UN: nearly $1 billion needed to combat Ebola outbreak The United Nations announced today that it would need nearly $1 billion for an exceptional, international response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declaring: “Every day we delay, the cost and the suffering will grow
UN News Centre | Sep 16, 2014 7:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agency, partners appeal for $34 million for Nigerian refugees The United Nations refugee agency today issued an urgent joint call for $34 million to aid the more than 75,000 people who have since last year fled the violence in northeast Nigeria by crossing into Chad, Cameroon and Niger.
UN News Centre | Sep 16, 2014 6:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World hunger falls, but number of undernourished remains 'unacceptably high' — joint UN report More than 800 million people — or one in every nine on the planet — suffer from hunger, but a new joint UN agency report released today stated that the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of undernourished people by 2015 is still wit
UN News Centre | Sep 16, 2014 6:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Marking International Day, UN officials hail progress in reducing damage to ozone layer United Nations officials today hailed the progress made in reducing damage to the ozone layer and the vital role played by one of the most successful environmental treaties in history in phasing out ozone-depleting substances.
UN News Centre | Sep 16, 2014 6:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ahead of General Assembly kick-off, UN chief urges world leaders to unite in 'time of turmoil' Just days ahead of opening the high-level segment of the 69th General Assembly session, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today called on world leaders to unite in the face of the myriad devastating crises to uphold human dignity, the rule of l
UN News Centre | Sep 16, 2014 4:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN reports one million children die on first day of life from mostly preventable causes While child survival rates have increased dramatically since 1990, one million babies each year do not see their second day of life, many succumbing to complications during labour and delivery that could be easily prevented with simple, cost effective int
UN News Centre | Sep 16, 2014 4:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Malaysia: UN rights office urges review of colonial-era Sedition Act The United Nations human rights office today urged Malaysian authorities to immediately stop investigations and prosecutions under a 1948 law that curbed free speech and freedom of expression in the South-east Asian nation.
UN News Centre | Sep 16, 2014 4:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights office urges impartial probe into killing of protesters in Yemeni capital The United Nations human rights office today called on Yemeni officials to conduct an “independent, prompt and effective investigation” into the killing earlier this month of nine protesters in the capital, Sana'a.
UN News Centre | Sep 16, 2014 4:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN report calls for fundamental change on Gaza, renewed urgency in West Bank In the aftermath of the recent conflict in the Gaza Strip, a fundamental change is needed in the dynamics in the enclave, the United Nations today reported, calling also for renewed urgency in addressing the situation in the West Bank.
UN News Centre | Sep 16, 2014 12:02 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
President commends post-2015 agenda progress as General Assembly concludes 68th session Closing the current session in the newly-renovated General Assembly Hall, President John Ashe today expressed gratitude to Member States for their cooperation in focusing on perhaps the biggest generational challenge of the United Nations: crafting an inc
UN News Centre | Sep 15, 2014 11:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend