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Grotesque rape chants expose 'campaign of terror' in Burundi — UN rights chief Raising alarm over an apparent “widespread pattern” of rallies in many places across Burundi where young men from the Imbonerakure militia – the youth wing of the ruling political party – repeatedly chant a call to impregnate or kill o
UN News Centre | Apr 18, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Somalia: UN, global partners commend creation of National Security Council The United Nations and other members of the international community today commended Somalia's Federal Government and the Federal Member States for agreeing to form a National Security Council, as well as decisions taken on priorities such as fighting co
UN News Centre | Apr 17, 2017 10:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Haiti: UN inaugurates water supply system in Lascahobas as part of anti-cholera fight Historically, the people in the Madan Mak and Loncy areas of the Lascahobas Commune have always had serious problems with access to safe drinking water.
UN News Centre | Apr 17, 2017 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Scale of civilians fleeing Iraq's Mosul 'staggering' — senior UN relief official Noting that nearly half a million people have fled Mosul since the start of military operations to retake the city from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorists, a senior United Nations humanitarian official in Iraq warned that the
UN News Centre | Apr 17, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New UN guidelines to make international trade in plants and seeds safer A United Nations commission overseeing plant health has adopted a new global standard to ensure that international trade in plants and seeds – vital to feed the world's population – is free from agricultural pests and disease-causing bugs.
UN News Centre | Apr 17, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN cultural agency promotes power of youth to preserve cultural heritage Young people from around the world today joined United Nations staff and international dignitaries in Changsha, China, to show support for protecting and preserving the cultural heritage along the Silk Route.
UN News Centre | Apr 17, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Monstrous, cowardly' attack on Syrian evacuees a show of shameless disregard for human life — UN aid chief Expressing “horror” at the attack on civilians evacuating from the besieged Syrian towns of Foah and Kefraya, the United Nations humanitarian chief has called on all parties to the conflict to uphold their obligations under international law and
UN News Centre | Apr 16, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN Mission calls for restraint as violence erupts in a number of places across South Sudan A senior United Nations official in South Sudan has called for restraint and underlined the need to ensure the protection of civilians as fresh fighting has erupted between Government and opposition forces in a number of locations across the country.
UN News Centre | Apr 15, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN condemns attack on evacuees in Syria; underscores need to ensure safety of those trying to evacuate Condemning today’s attack in Rasheedin, western Aleppo, Syria, on some 5,000 evacuees traveling from the besieged towns of Foah and Kefraya to Government-controlled areas, the United Nations has underlined the need to bring those responsible for the
UN News Centre | Apr 15, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN food relief agency 'outraged and heartbroken' by killing of three workers in South Sudan city Expressing “horror” at the killing of three workers contracted by its office in Wau, South Sudan, during violence that wracked the city earlier this week, the United Nations emergency food relief agency has called on the authorities to bring tho
UN News Centre | Apr 14, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend