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UN atomic energy watchdog will need more than $10 million a year to assess Iran's nuclear capacity The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today presented to its member States for approval a report outlining a 9.2 million euros-a-year (roughly $10.5 million) programme to carry out the verification and monitoring of Iran's nuclear-related commit
UN News Centre | Aug 25, 2015 5:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN human chief urges Maldives to consider release of imprisoned former President The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today expressed deep concern that Government of the Maldives after former President Mohammad Nasheed was once again sent to prison, calling the move a “serious set-back” for t
UN News Centre | Aug 25, 2015 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Europe's response to migrant crisis is not working, warns UN rights expert The European Union should establish a human rights-based, coherent and comprehensive migration policy which makes mobility its central asset, a United Nations expert today advocated, assuring is the only way in which the EU can reclaim its border, effecti
UN News Centre | Aug 25, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban welcomes agreement to resume regular inter-Korean dialogue, hopes for talks on nuclear issue United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the news of the agreement reached between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea today.
UN News Centre | Aug 24, 2015 10:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Civilian needs mount in Yemen as medical supplies dwindle — UN health agency Life saving medicines, trauma kits and blood bank supplies are urgently needed in war-ravaged Yemen, where nearly half the country's health facilities have shut down, leaving thousands of injured civilians with fewer and fewer places to seek emergency a
UN News Centre | Aug 24, 2015 10:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ebola aftermath is 'best chance' to transform future epidemic response — UN health agency The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today warned that infectious diseases have become “a much larger menace” under the unique conditions of the 21st century with its unprecedented global travel volume of nearly 100,000 flights carrying
UN News Centre | Aug 24, 2015 9:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
After weekend 'chaos,' UN assists refugees at former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece border The United Nations refugee agency is assisting refugees and migrants amid chaotic scenes over the weekend as thousands of people tried to cross into the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) from the Greek border.
UN News Centre | Aug 24, 2015 9:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Abuja: honouring victims of 2011 terrorist attack, Ban sees Nigeria as key partner in achieving UN goals Commemorating the 4th anniversary of the “vicious terrorist attack” that killed 23 United Nations employees in Abuja, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today also paid tribute to the “extraordinary fortitude” and determination of the survivors, many o
UN News Centre | Aug 24, 2015 8:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New open-access database aims to get water-scarce countries 'more crop per drop' — UN agency At the start of the World Water Week conference in Stockholm, Sweden, the United Nations agriculture agency today announced that it would develop a new open-access data portal that uses satellite imagery to provide insights into more efficient and product
UN News Centre | Aug 24, 2015 7:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraq: UN hotline set up to reach out to displaced Iraqis scattered in hard-to-reach areas United Nations relief agencies today announced the launch of a national hotline in Iraq to respond to the urgent food, medical and shelter needs of people displaced by the fighting now numbering 3.2 million and scattered in over 3,000 hard-to-reach locati
UN News Centre | Aug 24, 2015 5:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend