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'Violence must stop now,' says UN expert as fresh fighting displaces thousands in North Darfur Warning that, in the last two weeks, a new escalation of violence has forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee their homes in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur, a United Nations human rights expert today called for an immediate end to hostilities that h
UN News Centre | Feb 5, 2016 4:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Senior UN officials urge elimination of 'violent practice' of female genital mutilation by 2030 The most senior United Nations officials are urging the world to eliminate female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2030, calling it a “violent practice” that scars girls for life, endangering their health, depriving them of their rights, and denying them t
UN News Centre | Feb 5, 2016 2:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arbitrarily detained by Sweden and the UK, UN panel finds The founder of the WikiLeaks website, which published confidential diplomatic information, has been arbitrarily detained by Sweden and the United Kingdom since his arrest in London in December 2010, as a result of the legal action against him by both Gove
UN News Centre | Feb 5, 2016 2:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At London conference on Syria, UN chief calls for access for aid, protection for civilians Heads of State and Government met in London today at an international conference on Syria, with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon laying out three main objectives: raising $7 billion in immediate humanitarian aid, mustering long-term support, a
UN News Centre | Feb 4, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
With focus on cervical cancer, Ban says where people live should not determine chances of survival Marking World Cancer Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that where a person lives should not determine if they develop a cancer or die from it, as he called to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health issue while also reducing
UN News Centre | Feb 4, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New allegations of sexual abuse emerge against UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic The United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) reported today that it has identified seven new possible victims of sexual exploitation and abuse in the town of Bambari, just days after the UN revealed which countries' troops have
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Timbuktu: 900-year-old ceremony re-consecrates mausoleums destroyed by armed groups A consecration ceremony of the Timbuktu mausoleums, last held in the 11th century, was celebrated today at the initiative of the local community, the final phase of the United Nations-backed cultural rebirth of the age-old Sahara city after the destructio
UN News Centre | Feb 4, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Food price index starts 2016 dropping to nearly 7-year low – UN agency The global Food Price Index, calculated by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on a monthly basis, fell in January, slipping 1.9 percent below its level in the last month of 2015, as prices of all the commodities it tracks dropped,
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Saudi Arabia donates $59 million to UN agency assisting Palestine refugees Shelters, schools and health centres in Gaza, the West Bank and Jordan will benefit from $59 million donated by Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in the Near East under three agreements signed today.
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Somalia: UN political chief visits top leaders in show of support for electoral process A senior United Nations official has held talks with Somali leaders in Mogadishu, the capital, in a show of support for last month's “breakthrough” political achievement in selecting an electoral model to be used later this year in efforts to
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