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UN committee on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage opens session in Ethiopia More than 300 artists and performers showcased the wealth of Ethiopia's intangible cultural heritage in Addis Ababa on Sunday ahead of today's opening of the 11th session of the United Nations Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the In
UN News Centre | Nov 28, 2016 7:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Massive efforts' under way in flood-hit northern DPRK require additional support — UN While nearly 12,000 families in northern Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) have moved into new houses three months after devastating Typhoon Lionrock destroyed their homes, the United Nations is reporting that this “massive effort” still needs addit
UN News Centre | Nov 28, 2016 6:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agencies scaling up emergency health services as Mosul is made accessible United Nations agencies are rapidly scaling up efforts in eastern Mosul to ensure that more than 60,000 people living near the frontlines of the current military operations have access to life-saving care.
UN News Centre | Nov 28, 2016 5:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Refugees in Chad facing continued food insecurity, joint UN agency assessment reveals A joint assessment by the Office of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP), has revealed that 43 per cent of refugees who have been living in Chad for more than 10 years continue to face a precarious foo
UN News Centre | Nov 28, 2016 4:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
With 500,000 children living under siege in Syria, UNICEF calls for humanitarian access As the number of children living under siege has doubled in less than one year to nearly 500,000 amid escalating violence across Syria, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for lifting sieges and allowing immediate humanitarian access
UN News Centre | Nov 28, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN conference examines sustainable transport financing for developing countries The first-ever United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference wrapped up today in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, with participants deliberating the needs of countries in special situations – mostly least developed countries – and avenues
UN News Centre | Nov 27, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In wake former President Fidel Castro's death, Ban offers condolences, UN support to Cuban people Speaking on behalf of the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this morning extended condolences to the Cuban people and to the family of former President Fidel Castro Ruz, who passed away overnight at the age of 90.
UN News Centre | Nov 26, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'The answer to global transportation challenges is not less transport — it is sustainable transport' — UN chief Opening the first-ever Global Sustainable Transport Conference, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegations gathered in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, that the world has the resolve, commitment, imagination and creativity “to transform our
UN News Centre | Nov 26, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Central African Republic: UN envoy calls for protecting civilians as scores killed in ethnic violence Condemning the recent outbreak of ethnic violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) that has killed scores of people, the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide has called for an immediate end to the hostilities and urged the aut
UN News Centre | Nov 25, 2016 10:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN, global community back efforts of Somalia's electoral bodies to ensure credible, legitimate polls The United Nations and other members of the international community have commended the efforts of Somalia's electoral bodies to ensure a credible and legitimate electoral process and supported the bodies' decisions to disqualify candidates who engaged
UN News Centre | Nov 25, 2016 9:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend