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Burundi: UN chief condemns killing of opposition politician as tensions in country rise United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of a Burundian politician and his bodyguard in a move that threatens to further destabilize the country amid simmering political tensions and a growing humanitarian crisis.
UN News Centre | May 24, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Ireland, UN's Ban says strong cooperation key to overcoming global challenges Amid an explosion of world conflicts, humanitarian crises and human rights challenges, the international community is enduring a “time of test” which demands strong global cooperation and bold action, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
UN News Centre | May 24, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Top UN official in South Sudan urges accountability for human rights violations The United Nations Special Representative for South Sudan, Ellen Margrethe Løj, has urged accountability and justice for those responsible for gross human rights violations committed as a result of South Sudan's continuing fighting.
UN News Centre | May 24, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Somalia: UN official condemns killing of parliamentarian, reiterates support for political process The top United Nations official in Somalia has condemned a deadly attack against two Somali Members of Parliament (MP) and reiterated the Organization's support for the country's democratic process.
UN News Centre | May 24, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Senior UN official voices deep concern about human rights challenges in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Concern about the shrinking of the democratic space in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Åimonović, has stressed the importance of broadening the dialogue that has begun
UN News Centre | May 23, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Hanoi, Ban says Viet Nam and UN 'natural partners' in quest for global peace, sustainable development In a year of critical efforts against climate change and growing global security challenges, Viet Nam's strong commitment to sustainable development and international peace have made it a “natural” partner of the United Nations, Secretary-Gen
UN News Centre | May 23, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief disappointed as Member States unable to reach agreement on nuclear non-proliferation Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed disappointment at the inability of Member States to reach consensus on a “substantive outcome” on a non-proliferation treaty key for global nuclear disarmament, according to a United Nations spokespers
UN News Centre | May 23, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Libya: UN condemns string of suicide attacks, urges continued political dialogue The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has condemned a spate of suicide bombings committed by Islamist terrorists in what it says is a blatant effort to undermine the country's ongoing political dialogue.
UN News Centre | May 23, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Marking International Day, UN urges world to seek end of obstetric fistula 'in our lifetime' Obstetric fistula is a devastating yet completely preventable and, in many cases, treatable injury of childbirth, affecting at least two million women and girls worldwide and leaving them isolated from communities, the United Nations spotlighted ahead of
UN News Centre | May 22, 2015 10:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Adopting resolution, Security Council urges broader global cooperation to tackle illicit transfer of small arms The United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution urging stronger cooperation in stemming the “illicit transfer, destabilizing accumulation and misuse” of small arms and light weapons, underlining the suffering they caused to civilians.
UN News Centre | May 22, 2015 10:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend