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UN food relief agency 'extremely worried' about missing staff in volatile South Sudan The World Food Programme today drew attention to the disappearance of three of its staff members who went missing earlier this month when fighting reportedly erupted along their food distribution route in volatile Malakal South Sudan, where more than 2 mi
UN News Centre | Apr 22, 2015 6:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Warning of 'empathy gap,' Ban urges faith leaders to speak up against injustice, brutality United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged faith leaders gathered in the General Assembly to stand up for the collective good and amplify their voices in support of moderation and mutual understanding, warning that he fears an “empathy gap
UN News Centre | Apr 22, 2015 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Libya: UN official condemns terrorist attack on Spanish embassy The head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Bernardino León has strongly condemned the latest terrorist attack in the Libyan capital of Tripoli in which the Spanish Embassy was targeted.
UN News Centre | Apr 22, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Bogotá, UN deputy rights chief says 'peace is the only option' for Colombia The road to peace is a complex and winding one, the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights said today during her visit to Colombia, a country with a “unique opportunity to evolve into a society” where everyone enjoys rights equally a
UN News Centre | Apr 21, 2015 11:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Wanted: Young entrepreneur to address UN General Assembly session on climate change Are you or do you know a young person from a developing country with an inspiring story about climate action? If so, the United Nations wants to hear from you.
UN News Centre | Apr 21, 2015 10:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN partnership puts marmalade from Ethiopian village on 'Eataly' store shelves Who could have imagined that a small group of women farmers from a remote village could get their marmalade made from prickly cactus pears to a major European market like Eataly in Rome?
UN News Centre | Apr 21, 2015 10:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In phone call, Ban and Ukraine President discuss peace efforts amid ongoing conflict Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spoken with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine and continuing international efforts to mediate a peace in the war-torn region, a United Nations spokesperson has confirmed.
UN News Centre | Apr 21, 2015 9:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Respect for UN flag disappearing,' UN relief chief warns as aid workers increasingly targeted for violence Yesterday's “horrific” attack on the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) staff in Somalia is a reminder of the dangers many aid workers face on a daily basis, the top UN humanitarian official said today, urging that those who perpetrated the a
UN News Centre | Apr 21, 2015 9:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban urges ridding the world of chemical weapons 'once and for all' on 100th anniversary of their first arms United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reminded the international community on the anniversary of the first use of chemical weapons in a Belgian battlefield 100 years ago today and amid allegations of their continued use, the only fitting tribut
UN News Centre | Apr 21, 2015 8:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights official cites Afghanistan's 'paradox' of new opportunities for peace amid growing violence At the end of a seven-day mission to Afghanistan, a senior United Nations' human rights official today described the “paradoxical situation” in which the country finds itself.
UN News Centre | Apr 21, 2015 7:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend