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UN chief submits report related to use of chemical weapons in Syria to the Security Council United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today submitted a joint UN-Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) report to the Security Council outlining in-depth investigation into, as well as the findings, assessments and conclusions
UN News Centre | Aug 24, 2016 11:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Youth unemployment set to rise for first time in three years — UN labour agency With global youth unemployment expected to rise in 2016 for the first time in three years and the equally disturbing high levels of young people who work but still live in poverty, the United Nations labour agency today called for greater efforts to achie
UN News Centre | Aug 24, 2016 10:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban releases follow-up to report on the death of former UN chief Dag Hammarskjöld United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today released a follow-up note to the 2015 report of an Independent Panel of Experts that was established to examine and assess new information regarding the death of former UN Secretary-General Dag HammarskjÃ
UN News Centre | Aug 24, 2016 9:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN envoy encouraged by preparations for upcoming Palestinian local elevations United Nations Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Piper today said he is encouraged by preparations for the early October poll across the occupied West Bank and Gaza — the first such elections in a decade — and appeale
UN News Centre | Aug 24, 2016 8:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN relief arm monitoring situations in Italy and Myanmar after strong earthquakes hit both counties In the wake of powerful earthquakes today in Italy and Myanmar, the United Nations relief wing is monitoring the situations, and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson said the UN and its partners stand ready to support both countries and local a
UN News Centre | Aug 24, 2016 7:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Increasingly complex armed conflicts have dire impact on children — UN envoy The impact on children of the collective failure to prevent and end conflict is severe, with regions in turmoil and violations against children intensifying in a number of conflicts, the senior United Nations envoy on the subject said today, stressing tha
UN News Centre | Aug 24, 2016 6:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights experts call on Bangladesh to annul death sentence against opposition member Amid reports that the trial of Mir Quasem Ali, a senior opposition member, and its appeal processes were marred with irregularities and failed to meet international fair trial and due process standards, a group of United Nations human rights experts have
UN News Centre | Aug 24, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN will support Colombia's 'drive to build a future in peace,' says Ban as historic talks conclude Congratulating the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army (FARC-EP) on reaching a deal to end more than 50 years of conflict, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged the ongoing support of the Unite
UN News Centre | Aug 24, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights office expresses concern over death of member of opposition party in Gambia The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has deplored the death in custody of Ebrima Solo Kurumah, a member of the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP), last Saturday, a spokesperson for the Office said.
UN News Centre | Aug 23, 2016 10:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
China's poverty alleviation must be accompanied by accountability — UN rights expert China has made huge progress in poverty alleviation, but needs meaningful accountability mechanisms that citizens can use when their rights are violated in the context of development-related activities, a United Nations human rights expert said today
UN News Centre | Aug 23, 2016 9:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend