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Ebola: as virus resurfaces in Liberia, UNICEF teams and supplies arrive in affected areas In a speedy response to Liberia's first confirmed cases of Ebola in more than three months, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has begun distributing emergency supplies in the affected communities including tents for isolating those under q
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Children bearing brunt of ongoing political instability and violence in Burundi, UN warns Children, some as young as four years old, are bearing the brunt of the prolonged instability and election-related violence in Burundi, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today, confirming reports of an additional three deaths of childr
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Urging end to violence, UN Middle East envoy warns of rise in security-related incidents in West Bank Increasingly concerned by the continued deadly incidents in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, against Israelis and Palestinians, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov today called for an immediate en
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Destruction at Syria's Palmyra site 'perverse' attempt to deny Syrian people their heritage, UNESCO chief warns Condemning the destruction of archaeological treasures from the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra as a “perverse¦new attempt to break the bonds between people and their history,” the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
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AIDS is a 'human rights issue,' Ban declares, launching major new UN report in Barbados Ending the AIDS epidemic – in all places and all communities – is essential to realizing the vision of a life of dignity for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today in Barbados at the Caribbean region launch of a major new United Natio
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Yemen: despite major obstacles and insecurity, UN continuing to deliver aid to displaced The United Nations is working to deliver humanitarian aid in war-torn Yemen despite widespread insecurity, port delays and severe restrictions on access, several of the Organization's agencies and partners confirmed today, citing efforts to provide eve
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UN agency welcomes new proposals by Southeast Asian States on region's refugee and migrant issues The United Nations refugee agency today welcomed proposals by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to set up a task force and trust fund to respond to the irregular movement of refugees and migrants in the region.
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Adequate, targeted financing key to people-centred sustainable development — UN official In 2002, the global community came together in Monterrey, Mexico, to address key financial issues affecting global development. The International Conference on Financing for Development, the first United Nations gathering of its kind, resulted in a landma
UN News Centre | Jul 2, 2015 5:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syria's 'disastrous' conflict fuelling child labour and exploitation across region, warns new UN report Much more needs to be done to reverse the trend of an ever increasing number of children forced to work as a result of the conflict in Syria often “carrying heavy loads, being exposed to pesticides and toxic chemicals, and working long hours,” a
UN News Centre | Jul 2, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen: amid unfolding humanitarian “catastrophe,” Ban calls for end to hostilities United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon repeated yesterday his call for an immediate end to the fighting in Yemen to help stem the unfolding humanitarian “catastrophe” in the country.
UN News Centre | Jul 2, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend