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Experienced official from Netherlands appointed Deputy UN Special Representative for Mali United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Koen Davidse, of the Netherlands, as his Deputy Special Representative in the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). He will succeed Arnauld A
UN News Centre | Aug 25, 2015 10:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Senior UN climate change official envisages 'good agreement' at upcoming Pairs conference The climate change agreement world leaders are expected to sign in December “has to take us to a less than 2 degree global warming path because that is the ultimate test of the whole package that will come out of Paris,” according to Janos Pasztor, a
UN News Centre | Aug 25, 2015 10:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Concerned by ongoing political violence in Nepal, UN rights office urges peaceful resolution to crisis Voicing concern over continuing political violence and killing of protestors in Nepal, the United Nations human rights office today called on the authorities to respect dissenting voices and seek a peaceful solution with demonstrators.
UN News Centre | Aug 25, 2015 9:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agency expresses over plight of civilians in southern Lebanon refugee camp The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) called today for restraint in the wake of 24 August clashes between various armed groups that have seriously impacted the refugee community in southern Lebanon's
UN News Centre | Aug 25, 2015 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In France, Ban and President Hollande discuss global issues including upcoming Paris climate talks In Paris today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with the President of France, François Hollande, with whom he discussed a range of issues, including the climate change conference, which is due to start in December (COP-21) in the French
UN News Centre | Aug 25, 2015 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
With peace set to be signed, South Sudanese parties must address 'drivers of conflict,' Security Council told Welcoming the decision by rival parties in South Sudan to convene tomorrow a 'mini-summit,' where the Government, “in the interest of peace,” is expected to sign the agreement already endorsed by former Vice-President Riek Machar, the top United N
UN News Centre | Aug 25, 2015 7:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen: warning of 'a lost generation,' UN child rights envoy urges end to grave violations against children Alarmed by the dramatic increase in grave violations against Yemen's children, the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict has called on all parties to respect their obligations under international law to safeguard civilian
UN News Centre | Aug 25, 2015 5:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN atomic energy watchdog will need more than $10 million a year to assess Iran's nuclear capacity The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today presented to its member States for approval a report outlining a 9.2 million euros-a-year (roughly $10.5 million) programme to carry out the verification and monitoring of Iran's nuclear-related commit
UN News Centre | Aug 25, 2015 5:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN human chief urges Maldives to consider release of imprisoned former President The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today expressed deep concern that Government of the Maldives after former President Mohammad Nasheed was once again sent to prison, calling the move a “serious set-back” for t
UN News Centre | Aug 25, 2015 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Europe's response to migrant crisis is not working, warns UN rights expert The European Union should establish a human rights-based, coherent and comprehensive migration policy which makes mobility its central asset, a United Nations expert today advocated, assuring is the only way in which the EU can reclaim its border, effecti
UN News Centre | Aug 25, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend