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Attack in Somali capital a reminder of extremists' indifference towards human life — UN envoy Strongly condemning today's terrorist attack at a marketplace in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which reportedly killed at least 25 people and injured dozens more, the United Nations envoy in the country stressed that incident is a brutal reminder of t
UN News Centre | Feb 19, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN, international organizations condemn attacks on civilians in parts of Central African Republic Voicing deep concern over the security situation in the Central African Republic, in particular in the Ouaka and Hautte-Kotto prefectures, the United Nations together with the Economic Community of Central African States, the African Union, the Organizati
UN News Centre | Feb 19, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At Munich Security Conference, UN chief Guterres highlights need for 'a surge in diplomacy for peace' Highlighting the complex and interlinked challenges confronting the global community that also compound the suffering of the most vulnerable, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for a boost in preventive diplomacy and mediation effor
UN News Centre | Feb 18, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraq: UN aid agencies preparing for 'all scenarios' as western Mosul military operations set to begin With military operations to retake western Mosul starting, United Nations humanitarian agencies in Iraq are rushing to prepare for the humanitarian impact of the fighting amid grave concerns that tens of thousands of families are at extreme risks.
UN News Centre | Feb 18, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Germany is symbol of tolerance and hospitality for those in need of protection — UN chief Guterres Speaking to the media in Munich, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres hailed the important role Germany has placed at a number of multilateral institutions, including the European Union and the United Nations.
UN News Centre | Feb 17, 2017 9:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraq: UN condemns car bomb attack in Baghdad The United Nations today condemned the deadly terrorist attack in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, for which the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) has claimed responsibility.
UN News Centre | Feb 17, 2017 9:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A decade on, UN urges all Governments to endorse convention on enforced disappearance Marking the tenth anniversary of an historic treaty to keep people from suffering enforced disappearance or secret detentions, the United Nations today urged all Governments that have not done so to ratify it, as the world body honoured victims separated
UN News Centre | Feb 17, 2017 8:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Atrocities will end in South Sudan only when perpetrators 'face consequences' — UN rights official A senior United Nations human rights official today called for holding accountable those committing atrocity crimes in conflict-torn South Sudan.
UN News Centre | Feb 17, 2017 8:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Central African Republic: UN mission reinforces presence in restive Bambari Amid ongoing rebel activity in and around Bambari in strife-torn Central African Republic, the United Nations mission — known as MINUSCA — said today that it has reinforced its presence in the city with the arrival of additional troops, including a qu
UN News Centre | Feb 17, 2017 6:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
One million Ukrainian children now need aid as number doubles over past year — UNICEF As the volatile conflict in eastern Ukraine enters its fourth year, one million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance – nearly double the number this time last year, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported today.
UN News Centre | Feb 17, 2017 4:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend