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Donors urged to meet critical funding shortfall faced by UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees Voicing concern over the financial situation confronting the United Nations agency assisting Palestine refugees, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all donors to urgently ensure adequate and sustainable financing for vital services as soon as p
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Millions left in need after funding shortage forces UN health agency to cut services in Iraq The United Nations health agency was forced to suspend 84 per cent of frontline programmes in 10 governorates in Iraq in July due to insufficient funding, leaving almost three million people without access to urgently-needed healthcare services.
UN News Centre | 6 hours, 44 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
US leadership, support vital to host of global issues, UN chief stresses at White House The United Nations counts on the leadership and support of the United States on a range of critical issues, from climate change and sustainable development to resolving crises such as those in Syria and Yemen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, fol
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Cyclone Komen further burdens thousands of displaced people in western Myanmar — UN agencies Sweeping across western Myanmar last week, Cyclone Komen has caused extensive damage in the region, hampering assessment and relief efforts, including to areas where thousands of displaced people are living, the United Nations refugee agency reported toda
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UN envoy on Yemen presses on towards political solution with meetings in Cairo The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen met with officials in Cairo as part of the ongoing efforts to reach a political solution to a conflict that has led to just over 1,900 civilian deaths since fighting erupted in March and caused almost 100,000 peo
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Burundi: UN condemns assassination attempt on leading human rights defender Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations human rights office have strongly condemned the assassination attempt on Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, a leading Burundian human rights defender who was shot and wounded by unknown assailants in the capital o
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Iraq: UN officials underscore need to bring perpetrators of Sinjar tragedy to justice United Nations officials have reiterated the need to bring perpetrators of last year's tragedy, in which militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attacked as many as 200,000 civilians — most of them from vulnerable communities
UN News Centre | Aug 3, 2015 10:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Central African Republic: Security Council condemns attacks that killed peacekeeper The members of the Security Council condemned today in the strongest terms the attacks against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), which were perpetrated on Sunday in
UN News Centre | Aug 3, 2015 9:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief welcomes climate change plan unveiled by President Obama United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the Clean Power Plan formally unveiled today by President Barack Obama, saying it shows the determination of the United States to address global warming while also saving money and growing the econ
UN News Centre | Aug 3, 2015 9:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Member States lauded for reaching agreement on new UN sustainable development agenda Member States answered the call to make 2015 a year of global action by agreeing on a “bold, ambitious and transformative” sustainable development agenda for the next 15 years, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.
UN News Centre | Aug 3, 2015 8:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend