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On World Press Freedom Day, UN says free expression vital for global sustainability Freedom of expression and press freedom are critical to the successful implementation of good governance and human rights around the world, top United Nations officials declared today as they inaugurated the 2015 edition of World Press Freedom Day with a
UN News Centre | 19 hours, 57 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Nepal: opening first field hub, UN health agency expands support to areas cut off by quake In a major step to boost the health-care assistance to earthquake survivors in Nepal who have been unreachable since last week's devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today announced it is setting up a
UN News Centre | 19 hours, 57 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Nepal is not alone,' UN and EU aid chiefs say, reaffirming commitment to assist quake-hit country Wrapping up their visit to Nepal, the United Nations and European Union aid chiefs stressed that while relief teams are working around the clock to assist the thousands of people affected by the devastating earthquake that struck the tiny Himalayan nation
UN News Centre | May 2, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amid reports of new attack on Yarmouk camp, UN agency urges Syria to halt military operations in civilian areas After a reported overnight attack on Yarmouk refugee camp, the United Nations relief agency assisting Palestinians across the Middle East has called on the Syrian Government to refrain from using explosive weapons in populated areas, “including airbo
UN News Centre | May 2, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Central African Republic: UN investigation into sexual abuse allegations continues The United Nations is proceeding with its investigation of the events surrounding the release to a third party of an internal report on allegations of sexual misconduct by French military personnel in the Central African Republic (CAR), a spokesperson for
UN News Centre | May 1, 2015 8:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Alarmed by Burundi media curbs, UN human rights office reiterates call for free and fair elections The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed its deep concern about measures taken this week by Burundian authorities to seriously curtail rights to freedom of expression and assembly, urging measures to ensure the spa
UN News Centre | May 1, 2015 8:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council demands immediate end to hostilities in Mali, urges parties to abide by ceasefire The United Nations Security Council today expressed its deep concern at the outbreak of violence that has occurred in Mali this past week, which “threatens to undermine the peace process, and demanded that the hostilities cease immediately.”
UN News Centre | May 1, 2015 8:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Maldives: UN rights office says trial of former President politicized, unfair The trial and conviction of former Maldives President Mohammed Nasheed was vastly unfair, arbitrary and disproportionate, a senior United Nations human rights official announced today as she reported on her recent visit to the Asian country.
UN News Centre | May 1, 2015 7:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN event addresses gender equality and safety of journalists ahead of World Press Freedom Day The United Nations today commemorated World Press Freedom Day 2015 with a moment of silence for journalists killed in the line of duty, and drew attention to the need for greater gender equality in the media and the safety of journalists in the digital ag
UN News Centre | May 1, 2015 7:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN-backed Expo in Milan spotlights need to ensure healthy, safe and sufficient food for all The world produces more than enough food to “feed every member of the human family,” yet one in nine people still go hungry, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored today in a message for the opening ceremony of a six-month long expo
UN News Centre | May 1, 2015 6:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend