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Situation 'very worrying' for displaced families from Iraq's Anbar province, UN officials warn The United Nations Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, Lise Grande, along with Neill Wright, the country's UN refugee agency (UNHCR) representative, today visited Iraqi families recently displaced from Al Baghdadi district in the wes
UN News Centre | Feb 24, 2015 6:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
With millions 'seriously at risk,' UN launches humanitarian appeal for Ukraine The enormous humanitarian needs of the people of Ukraine have intensified since January this year, outstripping local capacities, the United Nations' top official in Ukraine said today as the international community launched a new humanitarian appeal fo
UN News Centre | Feb 24, 2015 5:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Central African Republic: surge in violence triggers new displacement, including into DR Congo An upsurge in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has triggered fresh displacement inside the country and across the border into the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations refugee agency said today.
UN News Centre | Feb 24, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief meets Ukrainian Foreign Minister to discuss conflict, Minsk Agreement The United Nations Secretary-General met yesterday in New York with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, to discuss the conflict in the east of that country.
UN News Centre | Feb 24, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In West Africa, UN launches improved fish drying technique to save lives and environment A newly developed fish drying technology is improving food quality and saving lives in West Africa, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today as it launched its effort to boost food safety and working conditions across the
UN News Centre | Feb 24, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN nuclear chief meets Iranian minister to boost understanding, move towards agreement The head of the UN atomic watchdog held a meeting in Vienna this morning with the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister to follow-up on talks held earlier this month.
UN News Centre | Feb 24, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Top officials say UN development system must adapt to challenges posed by post-2015 agenda Top United Nations officials today underlined the importance of ongoing review and reform of the Organization's development system as Member States met to begin the UN Economic and Social Council's (ECOSOC) Operational Activities Segment.
UN News Centre | Feb 24, 2015 12:03 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief discuses Ukraine, other key issues with senior regional officials Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met today with the Foreign Minister of Russia to discuss among other issues, the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, expressing his expectation that all concerned parties would live up to their commitments to the truce agree
UN News Centre | Feb 23, 2015 11:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Technology boost for UN peacekeepers 'essential' in rapidly evolving, complex world — UN experts From the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the Central African Republic (CAR), United Nations' peacekeeping missions must make greater use of technological advances in order to better confront the dynamic challenges of the 21st century, accordin
UN News Centre | Feb 23, 2015 11:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN health agency urges global switch by 2020 to 'smart' syringes that disable after single use The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today called for all countries to switch by 2020 to new 'smart' syringes that cannot be used more than once as an “absolutely critical” stop to protect millions of people from deadly infections ac
UN News Centre | Feb 23, 2015 10:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend