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Ban returns to airwaves in Central African Republic to call for end to fighting On the heels of his recent visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), where the deadly rift between Christians and Muslims continues to widen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today in a radio message appealed to all Central Africans to build a unified cou
UN News Centre | 17 hours, 58 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Secretary-General welcomes initial talks in Geneva to defuse Ukraine crisis United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said he was encouraged by the initial round of diplomatic negotiations on the crisis in Ukraine held in Geneva, but stressed that all sides need to follow up words with deeds as the situation remains extr
UN News Centre | 18 hours, 2 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Western Sahara: UN refugee agency announces resumption of family visit flights The United Nations refugee agency announced today that following many months of suspension, family visit flights between Sahrawi refugees living in camps near Tindouf, Algeria, and their families in the territory of Western Sahara has resumed.
UN News Centre | 19 hours, 44 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
South Sudan: Ban strongly condemns attack on UN mission base in Jonglei state Amid escalating violence in northern and central South Sudan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned todays attack on civilians and peacekeepers at the UN mission base in Bor, the war-torn capital of Jonglei state, by a mob of arm
UN News Centre | 21 hours, 19 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN-Arab League Envoy urges fresh talks with besieged Syrians, authorities Regretting the abrupt halt in talks between the Syrian authorities and the negotiating committee representing civilians and fighters trapped in the Old City of Homs, United Nations-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi today urged all the parties to return to
UN News Centre | 23 hours, 45 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Kenya: UN agency disturbed by arrests and deportations of Somali refugees The United Nations today voiced concern over the arrest and detention of over 1,000 refugees and asylum-seekers who were rounded up during counter-terrorism operations launched by Kenyan security forces in Nairobi this month.
UN News Centre | Apr 17, 2014 1:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Unrest in eastern Ukraine risks seriously destabilizing entire country - UN rights official The ongoing unrest in eastern Ukraine, if not addressed as a matter of priority, risks seriously destabilizing the rest of the country, a senior United Nations human rights official warned the Security Council today, as he also urged steps to counter misi
UN News Centre | Apr 16, 2014 11:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
DR Congo: UN official condemns attack on Virunga National Park director A senior United Nations official today condemned the attack against the chief warden of Virunga National Park, and urged the international community to support the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in protecting not only its World Heritage sites but
UN News Centre | Apr 16, 2014 9:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ahead of Sendai conference, Ban pushes for 2015 global agreement on disaster risk Disaster risk reduction and climate change are closely linked, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed, reiterating to the world community his key priorities through the next year as preparations continue for the 2015 world conference on reducing ris
UN News Centre | Apr 16, 2014 9:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Sudan: number of civilians protected at UN peacekeeping bases is swelling Spiraling violence has forced an increasing number of civilians in South Sudans oil-rich Unity state are seeking refuge with the United Nations peacekeeping mission, it was confirmed today.
UN News Centre | Apr 16, 2014 9:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend