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Aid workers race to contain Yemen cholera outbreak, UN agencies report A “race” is under way to contain the cholera epidemic in Yemen where 20 out of 22 governorates are affected, United Nations agencies said today.
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'Now is not the time to give up' on two-state solution, UN Middle East envoy tells Security Council Achieving a negotiated two-state outcome is the only way to lay the foundations for enduring peace that is based on Israeli security needs and the Palestinian right to sovereignty and statehood, the United Nations envoy on Middle East peace told the Secur
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Record high temperatures grip much of the globe, more hot weather to come — UN agency Extremely high May and June temperatures have broken records in parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States, the United Nations weather agency reported today, warning of more heatwaves to come.
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UN chief appoints new envoys on youth; accessibility; and for Haiti United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of senior officials as his envoys, respectively, for promoting universal accessibility, on the rights of young people, and to guide the implementation of the Organization&#
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Bees, hens and greenhouses help restore livelihoods in Iraq — UN agriculture agency Thousands of vulnerable Iraqi and Syrian refugee families affected by conflict in northern Iraq aim to profit from new livelihood ventures of the United Nations agriculture agency.
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Burundi: Senior UN official urges steps towards political dialogue amid ongoing fragility Amid Burundi's “fragile” security situation, marked by recent grenade attacks in the capital, Bujumbura, a senior United Nations political official told the Security Council today that regional actors and international partners must press for
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Violence and persecution uprooted record 65.6 million people in 2016, UN agency reports Nearly 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes last year, the United Nation refugee agency today reported, stressing the “very high” pace at which conflict and persecution is forcing people to flee their homes.
UN News Centre | Jun 19, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNICEF appoints 19-year-old education activist and Syrian refugee as Goodwill Ambassador In a historic first, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has appointed 19-year-old Muzoon Almellehan, who has been advocating for girls' education since fleeing war-torn Syria in 2013, as its newest – and youngest – Goodwill Ambass
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'Sexual violence is a threat to every individual's right to a life of dignity' — UN chief Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today paid tribute to the women, girls, men and boys who have suffered the atrocity of sexual violence in conflict, and re
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UN urges 'reboot' of drought responses to focus more on preparedness Investing in preparedness and building the resilience of farmers is fundamental to cope with extreme drought, because responding to such situations when they hit might be too late, the head of the United Nations agricultural agency said today.
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