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Mali: UN mission condemns renewed clashes between armed groups in country's north The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has condemned the clashes that took place yesterday in Kidal between forces of The Platform Movement and those of the Coordination of movements of Azawad (CMA), both of
UN News Centre | Jul 22, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Lebanon: Security Council calls for presidential and parliamentary polls by next May Expressing deep concern over the two-year-long vacancy in the presidency of Lebanon, the United Nations Security Council today urged Lebanese leaders to urgently convene a parliamentary session and called on all parties to negotiate a compromise agreement
UN News Centre | Jul 22, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Top UN counter-terrorism official urges cohesive response to 'persistent' threat of terrorism With more than 30,000 foreign terrorist fighters from some 100 countries around the world, terrorism is a global threat requiring a comprehensive and unified response, a top United Nations counter-terrorism official said today.
UN News Centre | Jul 22, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council authorizes countries to help Libya destroy chemical weapons Following a request from the main international organization working to achieve a world free of chemical weapons, the United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution authorizing the transfer of such weapons out of Libya for their safe, timely d
UN News Centre | Jul 22, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN-backed AIDS conference closes with calls to end discrimination, bolster HIV care, support As the 21st International AIDS Conference wrapped up in Durban, South Africa, the Deputy Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS), Luiz Loures, called for ending discrimination against patients, especially those from
UN News Centre | Jul 22, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Somalia: UN envoy calls for better protection of children affected by armed conflict Concluding a six-day visit to Somalia, a United Nations child rights envoy has called for better protection of children caught up in armed conflict, urging the country's authorities to treat former child soldiers as victims in need of protection rather
UN News Centre | Jul 22, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN launches e-learning training to tackle sexual exploitation and abuse The United Nations department providing logistical support to field missions announced today the launch of a new mandatory online programme for all uniformed and civilian personnel to strengthen training on the standards of conduct, with a special focus o
UN News Centre | Jul 22, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN body agrees framework to make globalization and trade work for billions across global south The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) today wrapped up its fourteenth quadrennial conference, with delegations in Nairobi, Kenya reaching agreement on a framework that will guide the body's work over the next four years, large
UN News Centre | Jul 22, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban appoints Chilean national as Deputy Special Representative for Central African Republic United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Fabrizio Hochschild of Chile as his new Deputy Special Representative for the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).
UN News Centre | Jul 22, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban welcomes new agreement with Inter Parliamentary Union; reiterates concern at South Sudan crisis United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today signed a new partnership agreement with the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) that will further strengthen the collaboration between the two organizations in the implementation of the Sustainable Developmen
UN News Centre | Jul 22, 2016 12:04 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend