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Security Council strongly condemns DPRK missile launches The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) launch of a ballistic missile from a submarine on 23 August, which follows a series of recent tests and launches the Council said is a R
UN News Centre | Aug 27, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN envoy urges all sides to quickly agree truce to ease suffering in Aleppo Stressing that “time is of the essence” amid the increasingly dire situation in Aleppo, the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria today called for all sides in the conflict to agree by Sunday on allowing aid delivery and repairs for the war-rav
UN News Centre | Aug 27, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN expert urges Iran to halt executions of 12 individuals for drug-related offences The United Nations rights expert on the situation of human rights in Iran has called on the Government to immediately halt the execution of 12 individuals, all of whom have been reportedly sentenced to death for drug-related offences.
UN News Centre | Aug 26, 2016 10:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN teams bring aid to besieged Syrian people despite extreme challenges In the first full, completed, cross-line delivery via road in August, inter-agency convoys have reached some 75,000 people in al-Waer in Syria's Homs province with life-saving humanitarian assistance, the United Nations humanitarian arm has reported.
UN News Centre | Aug 26, 2016 9:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief 'looks forward' to peaceful, credible presidential election in Gabon On the eve of the presidential election in Gabon, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged all Gabonese to vote responsibly and urged the candidates and other political stakeholders to abstain from any acts of incitement and maintain
UN News Centre | Aug 26, 2016 5:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agencies call for reversal of Gaza's 'de-development' trajectory Marking the second anniversary of the 2014 ceasefire which ended the most devastating round of hostilities in Gaza, heads of United Nations agencies there have called for a greater flow of material and funding to address humanitarian needs and boost econo
UN News Centre | Aug 26, 2016 4:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Greece facing 'serious challenges,' needs EU help to manage refugee crisis — UN agency chief Greece still faces great challenges in managing its refugee crisis, particularly if European Union countries do not step up their relocation and family reunion programmes, the head of the United Nations refugee agency said during a recent visit to the cou
UN News Centre | Aug 26, 2016 4:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNESCO chief condemns killing of journalist in Brazil The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has condemned the killing of João Miranda do Carmo, an online journalist in Brazil, and called for an investigation into the incident.
UN News Centre | Aug 26, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council reiterates commitment to Colombian peace process The United Nations Security Council has warmly welcomed the conclusion of negotiations earlier this week between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army (FARC-EP), and congratulated the Colombian p
UN News Centre | Aug 26, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Liberia: 'Arduous path to sustainable peace' requires long-term Security Council engagement — UN envoy The United Nations envoy for Liberia today stressed the need for long-term, robust engagement by stakeholders, particularly the Security Council, towards a sustainable peace in the West African country.
UN News Centre | Aug 25, 2016 10:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend