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'We can no longer turn our backs' on communities affected by migration crisis in Libya — UN agency chief The top United Nations migration official is visiting Tripoli to discuss the complex migration and displacement situation with hopes of shoring up technical support to foster a stable environment.
UN News Centre | Mar 23, 2017 9:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraq a country of hope amid debris of war, says UNICEF chief wrapping up visit Children have the power to bring Iraq out of conflicts and into a peaceful future, the Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said.
UN News Centre | Mar 23, 2017 8:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN envoy and Pope Francis meet on enhancing cooperation to protect children from violence The United Nations envoy advocating an end to violence against children has met with His Holiness Pope Francis to discuss greater cooperation on protecting children from sexual and other forms of violence.
UN News Centre | Mar 23, 2017 7:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In cyclone's wake, UN appeals for $20 million to help affected populations in Madagascar The United Nations and humanitarian partners are appealing for $20 million to address the devastating consequences of Cyclone Enawo in Madagascar.
UN News Centre | Mar 23, 2017 7:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Somalia: A moment of hope amid tragedy, says UN envoy Noting that Somalia faces a number of “daunting difficulties” after decades of conflict, a senior United Nations official today highlighted that there is also a new momentum in the country for fresh political engagement amongst its people with the rec
UN News Centre | Mar 23, 2017 7:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agency, Ugandan government call for urgent support amid influx of South Sudanese refugees United Nations refugee assistance efforts in Uganda are seriously overstretched as thousands of refugees from South Sudan, desperate for safety and assistance, pour into the country that is already hosting more than 800,000 people, the organization's to
UN News Centre | Mar 23, 2017 6:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Faced with 'clear science, real threats,' countries must remain committed to Paris climate deal — UN Climate change is an unprecedented and growing threat to peace, prosperity and development and addressing it presents an economic opportunity for Governments and business, senior United Nations officials said today.
UN News Centre | Mar 23, 2017 5:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World Meteorological Day celebrates importance of clouds for weather, climate and water Clouds inspire art and thought, but few natural phenomena are as important to weather, climate or water, the United Nations meteorological agency today said, launching a digital cloud atlas to celebrate World Meteorological Day.
UN News Centre | Mar 23, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The Latest: Gorsuch flatters senators as questioning wraps WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch: (all times EDT):
Yahoo! News | Mar 22, 2017 10:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
FEATURE: Humanity at the core as UN readies for first-ever Ocean Conference Over a year ago, on 20 February 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston made a category 5 landfall along the north coast of Fiji's largest, most populous island, Viti Levu, killing at least 44 people, and grounding flights to and from the Pacific Island nation.
UN News Centre | Mar 22, 2017 8:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend