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Iraq: UN sending extra food rations to provide for thousands displaced from Fallujah Expressing concern about the extremely dire conditions for more than 85,000 people who have fled the besieged Iraqi city of Fallujah and its surroundings over the last month, the United Nations food relief agency today said it is sending additional ration
UN News Centre | Jun 27, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On International Day, UN chief urges end to 'dehumanizing' practice for victims of torture United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has today expressed support for and solidarity with the victims of torture and their families throughout the world, and underscored that torture must never be used under any circumstances, including during conf
UN News Centre | Jun 26, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On Day Against Drug Abuse, Ban calls for 'effective, compassionate' global response Marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, United Nations Secretary-General today called for “a global response that is simultaneously effective, compassionate and humane,” to the challenges posed by the world drug
UN News Centre | Jun 26, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Kuwait, Ban urges Yemeni delegations in peace talks to find lasting solution to end conflict In Kuwait today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern over the situation in Yemen, urging the delegations involved in the UN-supported Yemeni peace talks to prevent a further deterioration of the situation and arrive at a compreh
UN News Centre | Jun 26, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Paris, Ban calls for 'humane solution' for refugees and migrants In Paris today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the countries of Europe as well as the international community at large to work towards a compassionate and humane solution to the problem of refugees and migrants, emphasizing that he
UN News Centre | Jun 25, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On World Day, Ban spotlights role of seafarers in meeting sustainable agenda targets Marking the Day of the Seafarer, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the role of the shipping industry in moving forward the international agenda on sustainable development and climate change.
UN News Centre | Jun 25, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Sudan: Ban concerned over escalation of violence United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he is deeply concerned about the current escalation of violence between the Sudan's People Liberation Army (SPLA) and armed groups, in Wau town and surrounding areas, in South Sudan.
UN News Centre | Jun 25, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Libya: Senior UN humanitarian official strongly condemns attacks on medical facilities The acting United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya, Dr. Syed Jaffar Hussain expressed deep concerns at recent attacks in Benghazi that put medical facilities at risk and urged all parties to take all feasible precautions to prevent casualties amo
UN News Centre | Jun 24, 2016 9:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Economic and Social Council President urges closer ties with UN peacebuilding body Closer collaboration between the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UN Peacebuilding Commission is imperative in order to move forward on commitments in the sustainable development agenda and effectively address the specific chall
UN News Centre | Jun 24, 2016 8:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN experts urge Israeli lawmakers to halt proposed legislation targeting civil society groups Three United Nations human rights experts today urged Israeli lawmakers not to approve the bill that would, in effect, target non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are critical of Government policy.
UN News Centre | Jun 24, 2016 7:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend