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Human Rights Day: UN to launch campaign for 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration The United Nations will on Sunday kick off in Paris, France, a year-long campaign to honor the foundational human rights document, which next year marks its 70th anniversary.
UN News Centre | Dec 8, 2017 9:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief calls for $1 billion in donor contributions to emergency response fund United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday called for $1 billion in donor contributions to the Organization's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) — a pool of funding that supports critical relief operations in crises around the wo
UN News Centre | Dec 8, 2017 6:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Gaza: UN official releases funds to enable life-saving aid programmes in enclave A senior United Nations aid and development official in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) today released $2.2 million to support health, food and livelihood programmes in the Gaza Strip.
UN News Centre | Dec 8, 2017 3:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief condemns attack that leaves at least 14 peacekeepers dead in volatile eastern DR Congo At least 14 United Nations 'blue helmets' in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been killed and many more injured, in what the Secretary-General António Guterres described as the “worst attack” on UN peacekeepers in recent hi
UN News Centre | Dec 8, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN Security Council holds special meeting on Middle East The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, is briefing the Security Council today on the situation in the region following Wednesday's announcement by President Donald Trump that the United States would
UN News Centre | Dec 8, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
PODCAST: Peacekeeping and protection in South Sudan Defending the vulnerable from attack is one of the important duties of a UN peacekeeper, but what do you do when you come across a secret safe that may contain weapons, hidden away in a camp designed to protect civilians?
UN News Centre | Dec 7, 2017 10:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
FEATURE: Seizing on global trend, Afghan women reporters empower voices against violence In a year when the #metoo hashtag has inspired women across the globe to tell their personal tales of harassment and unwanted sexual advances in the workplace, a team of female television reporters in northern Afghanistan is promising to “leave no siste
UN News Centre | Dec 7, 2017 10:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Zero tolerance' for sexual exploitation and abuse by UN staff in South Sudan, underscores senior official The relationship between United Nations peacekeepers and civilian staff and the vulnerable people in South Sudan they are working for must be one of mutual trust and confidence, said a senior UN official, noting that instances of sexual exploitation and a
UN News Centre | Dec 7, 2017 9:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Sudan: Security Council urged to do more to protect civilians, help end violence With the conflict in South Sudan entering its fifth year, senior United Nations officials on Thursday expressed concern about the precarious security situation and bleak humanitarian conditions in the world's youngest country.
UN News Centre | Dec 7, 2017 9:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Children not a 'bargaining chip' in tug of war between Syrian parties — UN advisor The United Nations advisor for Syria said Thursday that obstacles stopping humanitarians from delivering aid and carrying out medical evacuations in besieged parts of the war-ravaged country are not being lifted, and “children are dying” as a result.
UN News Centre | Dec 7, 2017 7:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend