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UN agency reports growing number of refugees as Nigeria insurgency continues Amid an intensifying campaign of violence committed by insurgent groups in north-eastern Nigeria, the number of refugees fleeing the conflict into the West African country's neighbouring States has steadily increased significantly, the UN refugee agency
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2014 7:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Global media giants, UN agency team up in ongoing fight against hunger Two new partnerships between the United Nations food agency and independent media outlets will help promote greater awareness about food and nutrition-related issues while providing greater ammunition in the global fight against hunger, the Organization h
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2014 7:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Central African Republic: UN officials deplore militia's targeting of hospitals, patients Armed groups must respect medical facilities and allow patients and medical staff unhindered and safe access to hospitals, two United Nations officials in the Central African Republic (CAR) urged as fighting continued in the embattled nation.
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2014 7:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN convention agrees to double biodiversity funding, accelerate preservation measures A United Nations conference in Republic of Korea wrapped up today with governments agreeing to double biodiversity-related international financial aid to developing countries, including small islands and transition economics, by 2015 and through the next
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2014 7:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN demands safe release of abducted personnel in South Sudan The United Nations Mission in South Sudan today strongly condemned the recent abductions of the world body's personnel at the airfield in Malakal and demanded the safe release of those still being detained.
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2014 6:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
More asylum-seekers died trying to reach Yemen in 2014, than 3 past years combined — UN More migrants and asylum-seekers are dying in attempts to get to Yemen, mainly from the Horn of Africa, this year than in the last three years combined, the UN refugee agency reported today.
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2014 6:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNESCO chief denounces killing of Cambodian journalist, urges investigation The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today denounced the killing of a Cambodian reporter shot while investigating illegal logging in the eastern part of the country.
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2014 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN 'deeply concerned' as Maldives Supreme Court prosecutes rights advocates The United Nations human rights office has voiced deep concern about a criminal case initiated by the Supreme Court of the Maldives against members of the country's Human Rights Commission.
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2014 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On international Day, Ban declares eradication of poverty a 'most fundamental obligation' Amid pronounced increases in global inequality, the United Nations marked the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty today with calls to accelerate efforts in eliminating poverty in all its forms.
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
DR Congo: head of UN mission condemns deadly rebel attacks in eastern territory The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo today condemned a recent upsurge in deadly attacks in the eastern territories linked to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel group.
UN News Centre | Oct 16, 2014 9:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend