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Gender equality, women's empowerment central to Colombian peace process — UN officials Two senior United Nations officials today underscored that the centrality of women to the Colombian peace process, as shown by the 'historic commitment' by the Government and Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (
UN News Centre | Jul 26, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council extends UN Central African Republic Mission through 2017 The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) until 15 November 2017, keeping an authorized troop ceiling of 10,750 military personnel intact and providing time for the m
UN News Centre | Jul 26, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council extends UN mission in Cyprus for six months The United Nations Security Council today extended the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for six months, until 31 January 2017, and welcomed the progress of the negotiations between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders to r
UN News Centre | Jul 26, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Ousted DNC chair booed at raucous meeting Debbie Wasserman Schultz is under fire over emails that suggest the Democratic Party favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.
Yahoo! News | Jul 25, 2016 2:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Afghan civilian casualties hit half-year record, with 5,166 dead or maimed — UN In the first six months of this year, 5,166 civilians were either killed or maimed in Afghanistan, a half-year record since counting began in 2009, a United Nations report published today shows.
UN News Centre | Jul 25, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syria: UN aid chief calls for weekly, 48-hour humanitarian truce in Aleppo Citing the alarming humanitarian conditions across Syria, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator today urged fresh momentum and action to protect civilians and ensure sustained aid access “before it's too late,” including through the
UN News Centre | Jul 25, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN health agency to launch new hepatitis testing guidelines ahead of World Day Ahead of World Hepatitis Day – observed annually on 28 July – the United Nations health agency has said it plans to release new testing guidelines for hepatitis B and C, among other action, in an attempt to encourage testing and reach the 95 per
UN News Centre | Jul 25, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
General Assembly decision makes International Organization for Migration part of UN system The United Nations General Assembly today unanimously adopted a resolution approving an agreement to make the International Organization for Migration (IOM) part of the UN system as a related organization.
UN News Centre | Jul 25, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agency condemns Israel's closures in Hebron as 'collective punishment' The United Nations relief agency charged with the well-being of Palestinian refugees has said that a closure imposed by Israeli authorities in Hebron district is creating serious challenges for humanitarian access, including the delivery of medical suppli
UN News Centre | Jul 25, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Skype video chat, Ban applauds Solar Impulse pilot on remarkable journey United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon today hailed the determination and courage of the Solar Impulse flight team as the aircraft completes its around-the-world, solar-powered journey.
UN News Centre | Jul 25, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend