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Bangladesh: one year on, UN welcomes initial payments to survivors of factory collapse One year after the global garment industry's worst industrial accident, the fund chaired by the United Nations to compensate victims of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza factory collapse has begun issuing its initial round of payments, as efforts to address the roo
UN News Centre | 16 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN in DR Congo pledges support, good offices to upcoming polls The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will provide technical and logistical support for upcoming elections, the top UN official in the country today confirmed, stressing that the planning for the polls must be well organ
UN News Centre | 16 hours, 11 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN envoy reaffirms world body's strong resolve to stay the course in Somalia The top United Nations envoy in Somalia today called on the country's international partners to boost support to aid peacebuilding and humanitarian efforts there, while reaffirming that the world body has no plans to withdraw amid attacks by Al-Shabaab mi
UN News Centre | 17 hours, 50 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Long-term food production must factor in potential impacts of climate change - UN official Countries need to shift to more sustainable food systems to adapt to the effects of climate change, the Director-General of the United Nations Food and Drug Organization (FAO) Jos Graziano da Silva told a conference in Morocco today, warning that the phen
UN News Centre | 18 hours, 50 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
World Book Day: new UN report spotlights potential of mobile technology to advance literacy Mobile technology can advance literacy and learning in underserved communities around the world, according to a new report published today by the United Nations education agency on the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day.
UN News Centre | 20 hours, 13 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
South Sudan: UN peacekeeping chief says attack on base sheltering civilians 'sets dangerous precedent' Warning today that the surging violence in South Sudan is clear evidence that the United Nations can no longer operate in “business-as-usual” mode in the county, the Organization's peacekeeping chief declared that the fighting must stop immed
UN News Centre | Apr 23, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Myanmar: UNICEF warns children of Kachin face growing threats due to recent fighting Recent fighting between Government forces and Kachin rebels in Myanmar, and the resulting displacement of thousands of people, has significantly increased the risks to young people, including possible recruitment, limited access to basic services and the
UN News Centre | Apr 22, 2014 7:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Sudan: UN says surging violence claimed lives of children, worsened malnutrition among survivors Confirming that children were killed in South Sudan during recent brutal attacks on displaced civilians or as a result of being recruited by armed groups, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today that the surging violence is exacerbatin
UN News Centre | Apr 22, 2014 6:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Somalia: UN envoy condemns murder of second lawmaker in less than 48 hours Following the murder earlier today of Somali parliamentarian Abdiaziz Isaaq Mursal - the second lawmaker to be killed in less than 48 hours in Mogadishu - the top United Nations official in the country strongly condemned the incident and pledged the world
UN News Centre | Apr 22, 2014 4:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Respect right of persons with disabilities to make their own choices, urges UN panel People with disabilities have the same rights as everyone to make decisions about their lives, including the right to take risks and make mistakes, a United Nations committee has stressed in new guidelines.
UN News Centre | Apr 22, 2014 3:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend