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Kenya: UN agency disturbed by arrests and deportations of Somali refugees The United Nations today voiced concern over the arrest and detention of over 1,000 refugees and asylum-seekers who were rounded up during counter-terrorism operations launched by Kenyan security forces in Nairobi this month.
UN News Centre | Apr 17, 2014 1:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Unrest in eastern Ukraine risks seriously destabilizing entire country - UN rights official The ongoing unrest in eastern Ukraine, if not addressed as a matter of priority, risks seriously destabilizing the rest of the country, a senior United Nations human rights official warned the Security Council today, as he also urged steps to counter misi
UN News Centre | Apr 16, 2014 11:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
DR Congo: UN official condemns attack on Virunga National Park director A senior United Nations official today condemned the attack against the chief warden of Virunga National Park, and urged the international community to support the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in protecting not only its World Heritage sites but
UN News Centre | Apr 16, 2014 9:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ahead of Sendai conference, Ban pushes for 2015 global agreement on disaster risk Disaster risk reduction and climate change are closely linked, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed, reiterating to the world community his key priorities through the next year as preparations continue for the 2015 world conference on reducing ris
UN News Centre | Apr 16, 2014 9:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Sudan: number of civilians protected at UN peacekeeping bases is swelling Spiraling violence has forced an increasing number of civilians in South Sudans oil-rich Unity state are seeking refuge with the United Nations peacekeeping mission, it was confirmed today.
UN News Centre | Apr 16, 2014 9:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN and partners seek emergency funds to aid civilians fleeing Central African Republic United Nations humanitarian agencies and their partners today launched a joint appeal to donors to fund emergency operations in support of the growing number of people who have been fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) since last Dec
UN News Centre | Apr 16, 2014 6:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Argentine jail conditions violated rights of prisoner with disabilities, UN panel finds A United Nations human rights panel said today that Argentine authorities failed to ensure that a prisoner with disabilities was able to use prison facilities and services on an equal basis with other detainees, and urged them to take steps to rectify the
UN News Centre | Apr 16, 2014 5:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNAIDS teams up with Brazilian footballer David Luiz ahead of World Cup As the FIFA World Cup in Brazil draws closer, the United Nations agency leading the response to the AIDS epidemic today named the countrys football star David Luiz as a Goodwill Ambassador to raise awareness about HIV and drive young people to help end di
UN News Centre | Apr 16, 2014 4:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNICEF calls for immediate release of abducted school girls in north-eastern Nigeria The United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) has strongly condemned the reported abduction of some 100 school girls between 12 and 17 years old from their school hostel in north-eastern Nigeria yesterday, and called for their immediate and unconditional rel
UN News Centre | Apr 16, 2014 3:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights expert urges United Kingdom to step up response to violence against women Violence against women remains a pervasive challenge in the United Kingdom and a more comprehensive and targeted response is needed to address the scourge, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today after a two-week mission to the countr
UN News Centre | Apr 16, 2014 3:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend