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New bird flu strain in Europe threatens poultry sector, UN agency warns The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today warned that a new bird flu strain detected in Europe poses a significant threat to the poultry sector, especially in low-resourced countries situated along the Black Sea and East Atlantic mi
UN News Centre | 5 hours, 51 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Trafficking in children on the rise, says new UN report One in three known victims of human trafficking is a child, and girls and women are particularly targeted and forced into “modern slavery,” according to the 2014 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, released today by the United Nations Office of D
UN News Centre | 5 hours, 55 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Amid 'anaemic' job creation, Greece risks prolonged social crisis — UN report Faced with an “anaemic” pace of job creation and nearly 1.3 million unemployed citizens, Greece risks a prolonged social crisis unless urgent measures are taken, warns a new report out today from the International Labour Organization (ILO).
UN News Centre | 6 hours, 32 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Afghanistan: UN mission chief strongly condemns suicide bombing at volleyball match A brutal terrorist attack which killed at least 50 civilians in Afghanistan over the weekend is an “atrocity” and may amount to a war crime, the top United Nations envoy to the country declared today as he condemned the indiscriminate suicide bombing
UN News Centre | 6 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
DR Congo: UN special envoy condemns 'trend of massacres' in eastern province The security situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is “worsening,” a senior United Nations official has warned, citing an escalating trend of massacres in the town of Beni — the site of continuing flare-ups of deadly violen
UN News Centre | 7 hours, 5 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Darfur: amid mass rape allegations, UN-backed event promotes role of women in peace processes As it continues its investigations into the mass rape of 200 women and girls in North Darfur, the United Nations-African Union hybrid mission in Darfur this week organized a forum focusing on the importance of integrated gender perspectives and women lead
UN News Centre | Nov 22, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief condemns latest terrorist attack in Kenya United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the brutal killing of 28 people on a bus in Mandera, Kenya in the latest spate of terrorist violence to afflict the East African nation.
UN News Centre | Nov 22, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Improving system for person with disabilities good for all says US advocate on tour of UN accessibility centre On a tour of the United Nations Accessibility Centre for the audio, visual, and physically impaired today, United States Senator Tom Harkin said that “when you make a system better for a person with a disability its makes it better for people without di
UN News Centre | Nov 22, 2014 12:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agency unveils push to make cooking safe for 10 million people by 2020 Every year, household air pollution from cooking kills over four million people and sickens millions more, the United Nations spotlighted at a New York conference on cookstoves, as it urged Governments to take action to accelerate the adoption of clean co
UN News Centre | Nov 21, 2014 10:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Slovenia: UN expert urges focus on 'vulnerable' ostracized older persons Following her first official visit to Slovenia, the United Nations independent expert on the human rights of older persons hailed efforts by the country's Government in ensuring the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, but urged authorities t
UN News Centre | Nov 21, 2014 9:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend