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UN food relief agency reaches town in northern Iraq for first time in two years For the first time in more than two years, the United Nations food relief agency has distributed urgently-needed food for people in and around the northern Iraqi town of Shirqat, which was under siege and cut off from humanitarian access from 2014 until e
UN News Centre | Sep 28, 2016 4:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN pays tribute to Shimon Peres, 'tireless' worker for Middle East peace United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other senior UN officials have paid tribute to Shimon Peres, former Israeli President and the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize winner, who passed away early Wednesday at the age of 93.
UN News Centre | Sep 28, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On World Day, UN urges rabies control beyond human and animal health services Officials at the United Nations today urged human and animal health authorities around the world to step up and more effectively address rabies – a preventable but fatal disease that still claims the lives of an estimated 60,000 people each year R
UN News Centre | Sep 28, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN Human Rights Council discusses situations in DR Congo, Libya, Ukraine and Burundi At interactive dialogues on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Libya Ukraine, and Burundi, senior UN human rights officials and independent experts today urged the governments to take immediate steps to ensure protection of human rights in their
UN News Centre | Sep 27, 2016 10:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Accessible tourism will benefit everyone, say senior UN officials on World Day Noting the obstacles that persons with disabilities or those with other access requirements face in taking advantage of fundamental aspects of travel, senior United Nations officials today urged policy-makers, travel planners and companies that work with
UN News Centre | Sep 27, 2016 9:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights experts urge Pakistan authorities to halt execution of man with disability Four United Nations human rights experts today urged authorities in Pakistan to halt the execution of Imdad Ali, a man with a psychosocial disability, and to re-try him in compliance with international standards.
UN News Centre | Sep 27, 2016 8:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Repealing anti-abortion laws would save the lives of nearly 50,000 women a year — UN experts Warning that unsafe abortions kill nearly 50,000 women each year, United Nations human rights experts today called on States across the world to repeal restrictive abortion laws and policies, and all punitive measures and discriminatory barriers to access
UN News Centre | Sep 27, 2016 8:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Latest Somali election delay raises risks of manipulation, more delays — senior UN official A new delay in Somalia's elections is a matter of “immediate concern,” raising fears that the process is being politically manipulated and that the latest postponement may only be one of yet further rolling delays, the top United Nations official in
UN News Centre | Sep 27, 2016 7:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mali: UN food relief agency warns funding gap may jeopardize school meals programme The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today cautioned that unless it receives $3 million in urgent funding, it will have to suspend its school meals programme in Mali, affecting nearly 180,000 children in about 1,000 schools.
UN News Centre | Sep 27, 2016 5:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Vast majority of world — 6.76 billion people — living with excessive air pollution — UN report With some 6.5 million people dying annually from air pollution and 92 per cent of the world's population living in places where levels exceed recommended limits, the United Nations today rolled out its most detailed profile of the scourge ever in a bid
UN News Centre | Sep 27, 2016 5:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend