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Ban condemns destruction of villages, displacement of thousands in Darfur United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the reported aerial bombardment and destruction of villages in the Golo locality of Central Darfur, and expressed concern over the worsening security situation, which has seen thousands of civil
UN News Centre | 15 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Iraq: UN mission applauds Government investigation into sectarian massacre The UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) has welcomed the Government's decision to conduct a full investigation into the alleged sectarian killing of dozens of civilians by armed groups in Iraq's eastern Diyala province.
UN News Centre | 16 hours, 5 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Haiti: Security Council visit sheds important light on situation as elections loom, members say Members of the Security Council heard briefings today from the co-leads of a trip taken by the body to Haiti, where they saw first-hand the critical work being done by the United Nations Mission there in support of a better future for the country's peop
UN News Centre | 16 hours, 19 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
With new Ebola cases reaching record low, UN health agency targets ending epidemic This week, the number of new Ebola cases recorded in West Africa fell below 100 for the first time in seven months, the World Health Organization reported today as it announced that the battle against the deadly virus has shifted from slowing transmission
UN News Centre | 16 hours, 25 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
As fallen peacekeeper is remembered in Lebanon, UN expresses concern over security situation A memorial service was held this morning at Lebanon's International Airport in Beirut in honour of a peacekeeper from the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) who lost his life yesterday in the line of duty in the southern part of the country.
UN News Centre | 17 hours, 26 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Mali: Ban deplores violent protests against Mission compound, launches inquiry Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the deadly protests against a United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) compound in the northern city of Gao, which left several people dead and a number of others injured.
UN News Centre | 18 hours, 3 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Children face 'new generation' of crises, UNICEF warns launching record $3 billion appeal The United Nations today launched its biggest ever humanitarian appeal to fund globe-spanning responses to emergencies and threats “stalking children in ways never before seen” and putting them in extraordinary danger of violence, hunger, disease and
UN News Centre | 18 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN forecasts 'worrisome' 2015 outlook on humanitarian front for Somalia Malnutrition rates are “stubbornly high” in Somalia with more than 200,000 children requiring emergency nutrition, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the African nation said today as he projected a “worrisome” outlook for 2015.
UN News Centre | 19 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
DR Congo: Security Council renews sanctions, extends mandate of expert monitoring group The United Nations Security Council today renewed its sanctions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to prevent the supply, sale or transfer of arms, training, and financing, to armed groups.
UN News Centre | 19 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Security Council approves 6-month extension for UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus The Security Council today extended the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) — one of the longest running UN missions still in operation — until 31 July 2015, noting that despite some progress made in negotiations between the Greek Cy
UN News Centre | 20 hours, 31 minutes ago | comment? | recommend