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UNESCO unveils global campaign to counter deliberate destruction of cultural heritage The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today launched the Global Coalition Unite for Heritage campaign, which aims to strengthen the mobilization of governments and all heritage stakeholders in the face of deliberate
UN News Centre | Jun 29, 2015 10:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen: Ban deplores attack on UN compound in Gulf country, calls for full investigation Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the Coalition-led airstrikes on a United Nations compound in the Yemeni city of Aden, which resulted in serious structural damage and one casualty, a spokesperson for the Organization said today.
UN News Centre | Jun 29, 2015 9:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
INTERVIEW: Afghanistan must not be forgotten amid more pressing crises, warns UN envoy The international community must not take its “eye off the ball” when it comes to Afghanistan, the top United Nations envoy there has warned, noting that the country faces numerous challenges that will take quite a bit of time to tackle.
UN News Centre | Jun 29, 2015 8:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New UNESCO report finds some $2.3 billion required to send children to school in war-torn countries It will cost $2.3 billion to send to school the 34 million children and adolescents of conflict–affected countries who are currently not attending educational institutions, which is 10 times the amount being received from humanitarian aid now, the Un
UN News Centre | Jun 29, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agency for Palestine refugees announces staff reductions amid funding shortfall The United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) has announced it will begin reducing staff numbers in an effort to cut costs amid a wider budget shortfall facing the Organization's presence in the region.
UN News Centre | Jun 29, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Journey towards bold climate action is at a critical moment,' UN General Assembly told Development cannot be sustainable if it does not address the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Member States today as he opened a High-Level Event on Climate Change convened in New York by the President of the
UN News Centre | Jun 29, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syria: deputy UN relief chief urges political solution amid 'extremely challenging' humanitarian crisis Humanitarian access to civilians trapped by the Syrian conflict is being increasingly obstructed by the ongoing fighting in the country and a shortfall in critical funding, a senior United Nations relief official warned today.
UN News Centre | Jun 29, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Libya talks 'very positive,' reports UN envoy, pointing towards preliminary political accord this week The United Nations Secretary-General's Special Representative for Libya, Bernardino León, announced today that there is a political agreement amongst the parties on the majority of the elements of the draft proposal they are considering, and he hoped
UN News Centre | Jun 29, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN envoy welcomes Bosnia-Herzegovina court ruling on sexual violence in conflict The Secretary-General's Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict today welcomed the decision by a Bosnian Herzegovinian court to secure conviction for and award compensatory damages to victims of war-time sexual violence, the United Nation
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Security Council extends UN-African Union operation in Darfur for another year Expressing deep concern at the “serious deterioration” in the security situation in Darfur, the Security Council has decided today to extend for one year, until 30 June 2016, the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in th
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