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Syria crisis 'worsening' amid humanitarian funding shortfall, warns top UN relief official The situation on the ground in Syria has “dramatically” worsened as the country enters its fifth year of war amid escalating fighting and targeted attacks against civilians, the top United Nations humanitarian official warned today as she urged the in
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Security Council renews DR Congo Mission, reduces troop numbers by 2,000 The Security Council passed a resolution today renewing for 12 months the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and endorsing recommendations made in the Secretary-General's report on the strat
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Central African Republic: Security Council boosts UN mission presence as tensions continue The Security Council has agreed to boost the United Nations peacekeeping presence in the Central African Republic (CAR) amid the country's continuing instability and simmering sectarian tensions.
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Losing sight of Middle East peace akin to 'pouring more oil' on region's flames — UN special envoy As Israeli and Palestinian parties do not appear ready to recommence talks, the international community must consider presenting a viable framework for negotiations, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process said today durin
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Ban notes Saudi Arabia's military operations in Yemen, urges protection of civilians Noting Saudi Arabia's announcement that, at the request of the Government of Yemen, it has begun military operations in the Gulf nation, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on all parties to ensure the protection of civilians and emphasi
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2014 'devastating' year for Palestinians, says UN humanitarian report Amid a surge in hostilities and an ongoing blockade, 2014 was a traumatic year for millions of people living in the occupied Palestinian territory, a senior United Nations humanitarian official said today, as the Organization released its latest report on
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New UN report shows wars in Syria and Iraq drive highest asylum numbers in 22 years The wars in Syria and Iraq, as well as armed conflicts, human rights violations and deteriorating security and humanitarian conditions elsewhere, has pushed the number of people seeking asylum in industrialized countries to the highest level since 1992 at
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'We must remain vigilant,' Ban urges as Biological Weapons Convention turns 40 The world must continue to remain vigilant against the threat of biological weapons despite the progress made by the international community in preventing their spread, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.
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Ark of Return: UN erects memorial to victims of transatlantic slave trade The bravery of millions of victims of the transatlantic slave trade, who suffered unspeakable injustice and finally rose up to end the oppressive practice, was permanently enshrined today as the United Nations unveiled a memorial at its New York headquart
UN News Centre | Mar 25, 2015 11:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN unveils permanent memorial to victims of transatlantic slave trade United Nations officials today welcomed the unveiling at the world body's New York Headquarters of a permanent memorial to the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade which they acknowledged was one of the most horrific tragedies of modern
UN News Centre | Mar 25, 2015 10:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend