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On Zero Discrimination Day, UN urges tolerance for diversity The United Nations agency leading the world's HIV/AIDS response has kicked off the 2015 global edition of Zero Discrimination Day as part of the Organization's wider effort to spur solidarity towards ending discrimination.
UN News Centre | 19 hours, 58 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN envoy dispatches mission to Syria to lay groundwork for Aleppo 'freeze' The Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, is continuing discussions with the Government of Syria on his proposed 'freeze' of localized hostilities in the city of Aleppo, the United Nations spokesperson's office said
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In Chile, UN chief says 'time to take stand' for gender equality The international community must work for a stronger world and a better future for all with equal rights for both men and women, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed today as he emphasized the need for swift global action on gender parity
UN News Centre | Feb 28, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council strongly deplores ISIL's 'barbarism,' says resolve stiffened to defeat group The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the “ongoing barbaric terrorist acts” committed by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and reaffirmed its determination in defeating the extremist group.
UN News Centre | Feb 28, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban voices shock, condemnation at Russian politician's 'brutal killing' Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed shock and condemnation at the brutal killing of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov, the United Nations spokesperson's office confirmed today.
UN News Centre | Feb 28, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Humanitarian community must move quickly to halt cholera spread in Malawi — UN With 39 cases of cholera in the last two weeks, including two deaths, the United Nations children's agency in Malawi is on high alert for spread in southern border areas where highly-populated camps for people displaced by the floods are located, accord
UN News Centre | Feb 27, 2015 10:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Political will, steady action' can end violence against children, UN envoy tells Indonesia During her visit this week to Jakarta, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, stressed that violence against children is never justified and commended Indonesia for addressing the scourge.
UN News Centre | Feb 27, 2015 10:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban reiterates condemnation of Boko Haram attacks, urges efforts to combat terrorist threat United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his strong condemnation of the continuing indiscriminate and horrific attacks by Boko Haram against civilian populations in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.
UN News Centre | Feb 27, 2015 9:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Urging international action, UNESCO chief condemns ISIL's 'cultural cleansing' in Iraq The head of the United Nations agency mandated to protect heritage sites has reiterated her dismay at the “destructive fury” exhibited by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in their recent assault on the Mosul Museum.
UN News Centre | Feb 27, 2015 8:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Partnerships 'central' to post-2015 agenda, says UN Economic, Social Council President Partnerships involving Government, the private sector, civil society, academia and philanthropic organizations will prove central to implementation of the new development agenda, the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council said this mo
UN News Centre | Feb 27, 2015 8:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend