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Ban welcomes start of dialogue to ease Venezuela tensions Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the start of dialogue to ease political tensions in Venezuela and called on all actors to work towards overcoming the current challenges facing the country.
UN News Centre | Apr 11, 2014 8:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amid rise in Mediterranean crossings, UN urges solutions for refugees seeking safety The United Nations refugee agency today stressed the need to find durable solutions for those making the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean, as it reported that the Italian navy had rescued some 6,000 people who had set out from Libya in overcrowd
UN News Centre | Apr 11, 2014 6:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN official urges measures to create more jobs, boost household incomes The shaky economic recovery has failed to lead to an improvement in labour markets, the head of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) warned today, citing investment in infrastructure and support for small businesses as vital steps to
UN News Centre | Apr 11, 2014 6:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Overflights, aerial attacks stoke safety fears in South Sudan - UN refugee agency The recent sighting of unidentified planes over Yida, South Sudan, and the aerial bombing of a nearby community have raised fears about the safety of refugees and aid workers in the highly militarized area, the United Nations said today, fearing these inc
UN News Centre | Apr 11, 2014 5:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN-African Union report urges more credible industrial policies to transform continent While Africa has recorded impressive economic growth in the past decade, more credible industrial policies and institutions are needed to advance the structural transformation of the continent, says a new report released today by the United Nations and th
UN News Centre | Apr 11, 2014 5:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Central African refugees attacked as they flee to Cameroon - UN agency The United Nations refugee agency said today it is extremely concerned by reports that anti-Balaka militiamen are blocking and attacking civilians trying to flee violence in the Central African Republic (CAR).
UN News Centre | Apr 11, 2014 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Execution of Mexican national by US authorities regrettable, says UN rights office The United Nations human rights office today voiced deep regret at the execution of Mexican national Ramiro Hernandez Llanas in Texas on Wednesday, noting that the United States is in breach of international law since Mr. Llanas was not allowed access to
UN News Centre | Apr 11, 2014 3:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN concerned at broad application of death penalty in Bruneis revised penal code The United Nations human rights office today voiced deep concern about the revised penal code in Brunei Darussalam which stipulates the death penalty for numerous offences, including robbery, adultery, and insult or defamation of the Prophet Mohammed, and
UN News Centre | Apr 11, 2014 2:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
INTERVIEW: WFP chief declares the time is now for Central African Republic Racing against time and bad weather, prodding fickle donors and an indifferent general public, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working on all fronts to support millions of desperate people in the Central African Republic (CAR) and to keep
UN News Centre | Apr 10, 2014 8:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Myanmar: UN welcomes establishment of probe into recent attacks on aid workers The top United Nations official in Myanmar welcomed the Governments condemnation of the recent attacks against UN and non-governmental organization (NGO) premises in Sittwe, and its commitment to see perpetrators brought to justice through a newly establi
UN News Centre | Apr 10, 2014 8:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend