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Veteran Australian rights official appointed deputy UN human rights chief Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Kate Gilmore of Australia, a veteran United Nations, Government and non-governmental organization (NGOs) official, as Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights.
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Ban condemns 'heinous' terrorist attacks in Baghdad United Nations Secretary-Genera, Ban Ki-moon has condemned the two bomb attacks in Baghdad, Iraq, which yesterday killed at least 15 civilians and injured several dozen, many of whom were marking the Shi'a religious observance of Arbaeen.
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Sudan: unilateral sanctions hit innocent harder than political elites, warns UN rights expert A United Nations human rights expert today urged States to review their unilateral coercive measures imposed on Sudan over the past two decades, “given the developments taking place in the country since the imposition of the sanctions regimes.”
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UNICEF calls for end to attacks on civilian infrastructure after air strike cuts water supplies to Aleppo An air strike on a water treatment plant in Syria's northern city of Aleppo last Thursday cut water supplies to some 3.5 million people, and while pumping has been partly restored, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is warning that 1.4 millio
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Renowned recording artist P!nk named newest UNICEF Ambassador The United Nations Children's Fund has appointed Grammy award-winning recording artist P!nk as the newest UNICEF Ambassador, and announced that she will build on her current role as the agency's Kid Power National Spokesperson to raise awareness about
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'Vicious circle of violence' claims nearly 500 civilian lives in November, UN mission reports Nearly 500 Iraqi civilians were killed in Iraq last month in a “vicious circle of violence,” ranging from acts of terrorism to armed conflict, as the total number of Iraqi casualties rose to more than 2,100, according to the UN Assistance Mission in t
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Thousands of stateless people granted nationality in Thailand — UN refugee agency Welcoming Thailand's announcement that it has granted nationality to more than 18,000 stateless people in the past several years, the United Nations refugee agency today hailed the move as a further step in accelerating the global campaign to end statel
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Flow of refugee and migrant children into Greece doubles, UN agencies report About a third of the refugees and migrants who have drowned in the Aegean Sea this year were children, while the number of children applying for asylum in the European Union has doubled compared to 2014, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) repor
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COP21: UN spotlights importance of protecting forests and agriculture to improve livelihoods, feed the world The impacts of climate change on forests and agriculture were in the spotlight today at the United Nations climate change conference (COP21), as new alliances among organizations and stakeholders were announced aiming to eliminate natural deforestation an
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UN agency launches appeal to protect Palestinian refugees from winter's harsh weather Without international support, thousands of Palestinian refugees could be left in the cold this winter, a United Nations aid agency warned today, launching a $2-million 'Share Your Warmth' appeal to stave off the rigours of the bitter weather many now
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