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On international day, UN spotlights history and power of jazz in building peace Jazz is a universal message of peace that harmonizes rhythm and meaning, carries values significant for every woman and man, and provides unique opportunities for mutual understanding, the top United Nations cultural official said today, as music enthusia
UN News Centre | Apr 30, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen talks 'moving forward towards peace', UN envoy reports The United Nations envoy for Yemen reported today that the latest session of peace negotiations among Yemeni parties in Kuwait “went on in a positive and constructive atmosphere and reflected a mutual desire to move forward in the talks”.
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In Geneva, Ban welcomes first-ever Olympic refugee team to compete in Games During a visit to Geneva today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the first-ever Olympic refugee team to compete in the international event, and received the Olympic Cup Award on behalf of the UN.
UN News Centre | Apr 29, 2016 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
El Salvador: UN expert calls on Government to protect victims of contemporary slavery A United Nations human rights expert today called on the Government of El Salvador to develop and implement a wide range of initiatives to protect the victims of contemporary forms of slavery, such as forced labour and domestic servitude.
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In recorded vote, Security Council approves one year extension of UN mission in Western Sahara The Security Council today, by recorded vote, adopted a resolution extending for one year the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), emphasizing “the urgent need for the mission to return to full functionality.”
UN News Centre | Apr 29, 2016 8:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'We have come too far to go back,' says Ban on Day of Remembrance for chemical warfare victims United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has marked the Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare with a call for reflection on the “terrible toll” of chemical weapons and for taking stock of efforts to chart a course to a world free
UN News Centre | Apr 29, 2016 5:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ethiopia: UN agency calls for urgent funding for farmers ahead of cropping season With just six weeks left before the start of the main cropping season in Ethiopia, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) called today for urgent funding to help farmers sow their fields and prevent drought-hit areas of the country fro
UN News Centre | Apr 29, 2016 4:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mozambique: UN reports 'worrying' information about human rights violations The United Nations human rights office said today it has received “worrying information” about ongoing armed clashes in Mozambique between national security forces and members of Renamo, the former rebel group which became the main opposition party at
UN News Centre | Apr 29, 2016 4:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Malawi, people with albinism face 'total extinction'— UN rights expert A United Nations human rights expert today warned that the atrocities faced by persons with albinism in Malawi render them “an endangered people group facing a risk of systemic extinction over time if nothing is done.”
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'Monstrous disregard' for civilians, says UN rights chief, as hospitals bombed in Syria The United Nations human rights chief today said that the latest reports of civilian deaths and injuries in Syria, including bombings of marketplaces and medical facilities, reveal a “monstrous disregard for civilian lives by all parties to the confl
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