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In Iran, UN relief chief urges cooperation to deal with region's 'unprecedented' crises On a visit to Iran, the United Nations humanitarian chief today stressed the importance of regional cooperation in dealing with the myriad of “unprecedented” and “unravelling” crises in the Middle East.
UN News Centre | Aug 17, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Somalia: Marking one year in Puntland, UN pledges state-building support At a ceremony marking its first year in Puntland, the United Nations mission in Somalia today pledged its continued support as the country looks ahead to beginning the process of federalism aimed at building a stronger, more united Somalia.
UN News Centre | Aug 17, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Improvements in Afghan audit will enhance integrity -UN The United Nations office in Afghanistan has welcomed several refinements made this week to that country's ongoing audit over the results of the presidential run-off poll, saying the improvements will strengthen the “integrity of the process”
UN News Centre | Aug 17, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Libya: UN mission condemns 'grave escalation' in fighting, urges ceasefire The United Nations mission assisting Libya today condemned the grave escalation in the fighting in Tripoli and its suburbs and urged all parties to work to put an end to the security deterioration, which forebodes serious consequences on the humanitarian
UN News Centre | Aug 17, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban condemns attack on UN Mali base, declares it 'will not deter' peace efforts Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the suicide attack on a United Nations base in Mali that killed two UN peacekeepers and injured seven others this morning.
UN News Centre | Aug 16, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In China, Ban urges young people to drive global action, promote UN ideals At a special event on the occasion of the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged young people everywhere to get involved and engaged in driving global action at this critical time in history.
UN News Centre | Aug 16, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Adopting resolution, Security Council approves sanctions against militants in Iraq, Syria Expressing its “gravest concern” that parts of Iraq and Syria are now under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Al-Nusra Front, the United Nations Security Council today placed six individuals affiliated with the terrori
UN News Centre | Aug 15, 2014 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN expert calls for immediate release of political detainees in Sudan A United Nations human rights expert today denounced the arrest and sentencing of political activists in Sudan, reiterating his call on the Government to free all the political detainees to enable an inclusive national dialogue.
UN News Centre | Aug 15, 2014 6:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ebola: cases, deaths 'vastly underestimated,' says UN health agency Health workers at Ebola outbreak sites are seeing evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths “vastly underestimate” the magnitude of the crisis as they work around the clock to stop the disease from spreading, according to the United Natio
UN News Centre | Aug 15, 2014 5:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Senior UN officials commend decision of Iraq's al-Maliki to back his successor United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his envoy in Iraq welcomed Nouri al-Maliki's decision to step aside as Prime Minister and urged national political leaders to build consensus on how to address security threats and other challenges facing
UN News Centre | Aug 15, 2014 4:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend