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UN agency envoy Forest Whitaker honoured for work in peacebuilding, conflict-resolution Actor and United Nations agency special envoy Forest Whitaker is today being celebrated as a leader in peacebuilding and conflict-resolution, empowering young people in communities touched by violence and poverty.
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'We must not let 2017 repeat tragedies of 2016 for Syria' — joint statement by top UN aid officials While efforts to fully implement a ceasefire in Syria continue, senior United Nations humanitarian officials today appealed for immediate, unconditional, and safe access to reach the children and families who are still cut off from relief aid across the M
UN News Centre | Jan 16, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Killings, rapes in South Sudan continued 'unabated' after July 2016 violence, UN reports Hundreds of people were killed in South Sudan during an outbreak of violence last July and more than 200 people were raped, according to a United Nations report today released which emphasizes the need for accountability and justice for those human rights
UN News Centre | Jan 16, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ongoing violations of child rights highlighted as UN monitoring body opens annual session Children face the ongoing violations of their rights worldwide, including poverty, violence and discrimination against them, a senior United Nations human rights official told the body that monitors implementation of a global treaty on the matter.
UN News Centre | Jan 16, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New UN manual aims to address management of violent extremists in prison settings Highlighting the challenges brought on by and the need to address violent extremism and radicalization in prisons, the United Nations agency mandated to prevent international crime and assist criminal justice reform unveiled a new manual that offers pract
UN News Centre | Jan 16, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN refugee agency lauds Europe's rescue efforts in Mediterranean amid 'tragic start' to New Year The United Nations refugee agency praised the Italian Coastguard in coordination with Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, for rescuing some 1,500 people from boats on the Mediterranean struggling in rough weather throughout the weekend.
UN News Centre | Jan 16, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN Data Forum explores ways to improve and modernize national statistical systems With the statistical community facing myriad challenges as countries begin to implement the new 15-year global plan for sustainable development, it is imperative to modernize, improve capacity and cooperate at a truly global level, the top United Nations
UN News Centre | Jan 16, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN envoy in Yemen meeting with President, senior officials to push for greater aid access The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, is today in Aden, highlighting the need for a truce to allow in humanitarian aid and move along the peace process.
UN News Centre | Jan 16, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN World Data Forum opens in South Africa to harness power of data for sustainable development The inaugural United Nations World Data Forum kicked off today in Cape Town, South Africa, with an opening ceremony.
UN News Centre | Jan 15, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN mission in South Sudan confirms discussions continuing on deployment of regional protection force The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has confirmed that it continues its discussions with the transitional national unity Government on a 4,000-strong regional protection force, which was authorized by the Security Council last August bu
UN News Centre | Jan 15, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend