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General Assembly re-elects Joan Clos as head of UN Human Settlements Programme The General Assembly has re-elected Joan Clos of Spain as the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) to a second term, which will run from 18 October 2014 until 31 December 2017.
UN News Centre | Jul 18, 2014 8:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN, European officials concerned at deliberate attacks on civilians in Central African Republic The United Nations and European Commission emergency relief coordinators expressed deep concern today over reports of alarming levels of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), including several cases in which armed groups deliberately targeted ca
UN News Centre | Jul 18, 2014 5:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Honouring Nelson Mandela's legacy, UN pledges acts of kindness and goodwill On Nelson Mandela International Day, the United Nations pledged today to promote “desperately needed” acts of kindness and goodwill and uplift poor and underdeveloped communities worldwide.
UN News Centre | Jul 18, 2014 5:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights office urges probe into clashes between security forces, protesters in Cambodia The United Nations today said it is deeply concerned about the clashes that erupted earlier this week in the Cambodian capital between security forces and opposition supporters, during which dozens of people were injured, and urged an investigation into t
UN News Centre | Jul 18, 2014 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Downing of Malaysian jet highlights urgency of resolving Ukraine crisis — UN official The apparent deliberate downing of a Malaysian passenger plane over eastern Ukraine highlights the need for an urgent resumption of a ceasefire and a serious effort to end the ongoing crisis, the United Nations political chief told an emergency meeting of
UN News Centre | Jul 18, 2014 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN reports serious human rights violations, potential war crimes in Iraq The group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and its allies are imposing “untold hardship and suffering” on Iraqi civilians, the United Nations said today in a report that also casts doubt as to whether Iraqi security forces (ISF
UN News Centre | Jul 18, 2014 4:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban, Security Council condemn recent DPR Korea missile launches Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the members of the Security Council have deplored the continued missile launches conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
UN News Centre | Jul 17, 2014 11:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN: Can you spare 67 minutes to take action on Nelson Mandela Day? UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be among citizens around the world who will be volunteering 67 minutes of their time on Friday, Nelson Mandela Day, to make a small gesture in solidarity with humanity — one minute for every year of the South Africa
UN News Centre | Jul 17, 2014 10:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban expresses condolences after crash of Malaysia Airlines flight in Ukraine United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his condolences following today's crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, and called for a full investigation into the disaster.
UN News Centre | Jul 17, 2014 10:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief, special envoys pledge to 'spare no effort' to end Syria bloodshed Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, flanked by his new special envoys for Syria, today pledged to “spare no effort” to help end the bloodshed and bring about a peaceful resolution to the conflict that brought untold suffering to millions.
UN News Centre | Jul 17, 2014 10:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend