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Ethiopia: UN-backed humanitarian appeal launched, seeking $948 million in 2017 On the heels of failed rains and a calamitous El Niño in Ethiopia, the country's Government today launched an appeal for $948 million to urgently address food and non-food needs, while the United Nations agriculture agency warned that a new drought ma
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Diversity 'is richness, not a threat,' UN chief Guterres tells forum on combatting anti-Muslim discrimination In a message to an event spotlighting the growing challenges of anti-Muslim discrimination as well as hatred in various contexts, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appealed today for drawing strength from the principles of inclusion, tole
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Somalia: Only early action will avert another catastrophe, says senior UN relief official Faced with a 'slight but steady' increase in the number of people in need, the humanitarian community in Somalia launched today an $864 million to reach 3.9 million people with urgent life-saving assistance, the United Nations relief wing reported.
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Modest economic growth not an indication of revived global demand — UN report A modest global recovery is projected for 2017-18 should be seen as more of an indication of economic stabilization than a signal of a robust and sustained revival of global demand, a new United Nations economic report has found.
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Syria: Heavy fighting forces UN food relief agency to suspend airdrops in Deir ez-Zor The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today that it has been forced to suspend airdrops of food to residents of the besieged Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor because of heavy fighting between Government forces and the Islamic State of Iraq and the
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At Security Council, senior UN envoy cautions against 'unilateral' action in Middle East Unilateral actions threaten to unravel the two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians, the United Nations focal point on the Middle East today told the Security Council, stressing that both sides must do their part to create the necessary condit
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Donor 'consortium' needed to bolster Haiti's long-term recovery and eradicate cholera, UN adviser says A senior United Nations adviser called today for a new “consortium” of donors committed to improving Haiti's water supply and sanitation services to help finally eradicate cholera from the island, in support of the newly-elected President Jov
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At Cape Town Forum, UN Women and partners seek ways to close gender data gaps With only 41 per cent of countries regularly producing data on violence against women and only 13 per cent of countries having a dedicated gender statistics budget, the first-ever United Nations World Data Forum today explored ways to close these data gap
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UN agency envoy Forest Whitaker honoured for work in peacebuilding, conflict-resolution Actor and United Nations agency special envoy Forest Whitaker is today being celebrated as a leader in peacebuilding and conflict-resolution, empowering young people in communities touched by violence and poverty.
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'We must not let 2017 repeat tragedies of 2016 for Syria' — joint statement by top UN aid officials While efforts to fully implement a ceasefire in Syria continue, senior United Nations humanitarian officials today appealed for immediate, unconditional, and safe access to reach the children and families who are still cut off from relief aid across the M
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