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Myanmar: UN officials urge greater humanitarian, development support for Rakhine Two senior United Nations officials have called for increased humanitarian assistance and development efforts to meet the needs of all communities in Myanmar's Rakhine state following a visit there this week.
UN News Centre | Sep 11, 2014 7:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Senior UN officials urge Member States to craft 'bold, pragmatic' post-2015 agenda With an “intense and important year ahead,” United Nations Member States must work to build a framework that will sustain and finish what was accomplished with the landmark Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the fight against poverty, hunger and d
UN News Centre | Sep 11, 2014 6:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Food prices drop to four-year low — UN agency Global food prices continued to dip for the fifth month straight reaching their lowest level since September 2010, the United Nations agriculture agency reported today.
UN News Centre | Sep 11, 2014 5:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNICEF: progress for children rights in south Asia, but inequalities exist Despite rapid economic growth and huge progress in realizing the rights of children, young people in South Asia are paying a heavy price, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported today, noting that “everybody in South Asia has an obligatio
UN News Centre | Sep 11, 2014 5:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Meeting Afghan presidential candidates, UN political chief urges unity, pledges support In Kabul today, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman met with Afghanistan's two presidential candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, and underscored the world body's call for a successful conclu
UN News Centre | Sep 11, 2014 3:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN: detained Fijian peacekeepers in Golan released in good condition Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed today the release of the 45 United Nations peacekeepers that had been forcibly taken on 28 August 2014 in the Golan and detained by armed elements.
UN News Centre | Sep 11, 2014 3:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraq: UNESCO chief warns start of new school year in jeopardy for thousands of children The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today called for urgent international action and mobilization to support Iraq's children and young people to get back to school.
UN News Centre | Sep 10, 2014 11:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Libya: UN envoy calls for end to fighting, beginning of political process The violence in Libya must stop, the United Nations envoy to that country today reiterated, calling for “meaningful, effective” dialogue to end what is among the worst fighting the country has seen since leader Muammar al-Qadhafi was ousted in 2011.
UN News Centre | Sep 10, 2014 10:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN mission in Afghanistan supports call for presidential candidates to resolve differences The Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan, Ján Kubiš, today endorsed a call made by the Ulema Council, a key religious advisory body, for the country's two presidential candidates to come to an agreement on the formation of a un
UN News Centre | Sep 10, 2014 10:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ebola: UN relief chief allocates $4 million to bolster aid deliveries in West Africa To help offset disruptions in aid delivery caused by travel restrictions on Ebola-affected countries, the top United Nations relief official today approved an emergency allocation of nearly $4 million for the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) to support
UN News Centre | Sep 10, 2014 10:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend