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Secretary-General appoints 12 new members to UN University Council United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Director-General Irina Bokova of the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) appointed 12 new members to the governing UN University (UNU) Council.
UN News Centre | Apr 28, 2016 11:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ukraine: Security Council meets on situation with sense of 'urgency and hope' As the conflict in the eastern part of Ukraine enters its third year, the United Nations Security Council today met with both a sense of urgency and hope, as described by a senior UN political official.
UN News Centre | Apr 28, 2016 10:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council approves final extension for UN mission in Côte d'Ivoire, citing 'remarkable' progress The United Nations Security Council today renewed the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in Côte d'Ivoire for a final period, extending it until the end of June next year, and also decided to terminate all arms, travel and financial sanctions again
UN News Centre | Apr 28, 2016 10:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syria: human toll and suffering are 'sickening,' UN relief chief tells Security Council With hundreds of thousands of civilians killed, millions of people displaced and countless families torn apart, the UN relief chief today described the human toll and suffering in Syria as “sickening,” and said the global community should be “ashame
UN News Centre | Apr 28, 2016 10:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Sudan: UN strongly condemns attack against mission compound in Bentiu The United Nations has strongly condemned an attack that took place on 25 April against the compound of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Bentiu, where a rocket-propelled grenade landed inside the perimeter of the compound and partly damaged one o
UN News Centre | Apr 28, 2016 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Digital cards improve food assistance to displaced families and Syrian refugees in Iraq — UN agency Thousands of displaced Iraqi families and Syrian refugees across Iraq now have better and flexible access to food, thanks to an innovative digital cash card launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
UN News Centre | Apr 28, 2016 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In address to Austrian Parliament, Ban urges 'cooperative approach' to EU asylum policies From its leadership on major United Nations bodies to its peacekeepers in the field, development aid and defence of human rights, Austria is a very important, vital member of the world community, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said during an address to
UN News Centre | Apr 28, 2016 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Girls in ICT Day' highlights need to promote technology careers for women — UN On Girls in ICT Day — marked annually on the fourth Thursday in April — the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is highlighting the need to promote technology career opportunities for girls and women in the world's fastest gro
UN News Centre | Apr 28, 2016 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
PODCAST: Hunting a war criminal from the former Yugoslavia Two policemen working for the United Nations in the 1990s who were tasked with tracking down alleged war criminals from the former Yugoslavia have been talking about the “horror stories” they heard from the families of victims.
UN News Centre | Apr 28, 2016 7:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
With Syrian truce 'barely alive,' UN envoy urges Russia and United States to help revitalize talks The United Nations envoy mediating a resolution to the crisis in Syria warned that the latest round of talks was overshadowed by a substantial deterioration of the cessation of hostilities, and called on the leaders of the Russian Federation and United St
UN News Centre | Apr 28, 2016 7:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend