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Yemen: Ban again calls for end to hostilities as ground fighting, airstrikes escalate Alarmed by escalating airstrikes and ground fighting in Yemen and along the Saudi Arabia-Yemen border since, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon repeated his call on all the parties to the conflict to immediately cease all hostilities and for the
UN News Centre | Aug 17, 2016 10:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN health agency names Michael Bloomberg Global Ambassador on noncommunicable diseases The World Health Organization (WHO) today named Michael R. Bloomberg, former New York City mayor and philanthropist, as its Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs).
UN News Centre | Aug 17, 2016 9:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN and Ugandan government cut food rations amid influx of South Sudanese refugees Appealing to donors to urgently help bolster the humanitarian response in Uganda following an influx of thousands of people fleeing violence in neighbouring South Sudan, the United and the Ugandan Government today announced that they will be forced to hal
UN News Centre | Aug 17, 2016 8:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Côte d'Ivoire: 10 years on, survivors of toxic waste dumping 'remain in the dark,' say UN rights experts Speaking ahead of the 10th anniversary of the illegal dumping of toxic waste in Côte d'Ivoire, a group of United Nations experts today urged the Ivorian Government, all responsible States and the international community to use the opportunity to addres
UN News Centre | Aug 17, 2016 6:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights chief appeals to India and Pakistan for 'full and unhindered' access to Kashmir Expressing deep regret at the failure of Indian and Pakistani authorities to grant the United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) access to Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-administered Kashmir respectively, the UN rights chief today voi
UN News Centre | Aug 17, 2016 6:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
INTERVIEW: 'Climate change is really about the wellbeing of people' UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Patricia Espinosa as the new Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in May this year. Ms. Espinosa recently spoke with the UN News Centre about her work and the challenges a
UN News Centre | Aug 17, 2016 4:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council strongly condemns killings in eastern DR Congo, calls for government probe The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the 13 August killing of at least 50 civilians in a village in the restive North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), by suspected members of the Allied Democratic Forces (
UN News Centre | Aug 17, 2016 4:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Sudan: UN chief launching special investigation into 11 July hotel attack Alarmed by preliminary findings on the 11 July attack on a hotel in Juba, South Sudan, in which one person was killed and several civilians were raped and beaten by men in uniform, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has decided to launch an inde
UN News Centre | Aug 17, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN aid chief releases $50 million 'lifeline' in emergency funds for people in urgent need The top United Nations relief official released today $50 million for severely underfunded aid operations in six neglected emergencies around the world from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which supports urgent, life-saving humanitarian res
UN News Centre | Aug 16, 2016 8:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN health agency takes steps to help improve data on stillbirths, maternal and neonatal deaths Most stillbirths and neonatal deaths are preventable with quality health care during pregnancy and childbirth, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) stressed today as it launched three new publications to help countries address and strengthen
UN News Centre | Aug 16, 2016 7:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend