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Security Council extends UN mission in South Sudan, urges inclusive dialogue towards lasting peace Extending for two months the mandate of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), the Security Council urged the parties to implement a recent peace deal and adjusting the operation's activities, requesting the Secretary-Genera
UN News Centre | 3 hours, 19 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'The stakes are high,' UN chief tells climate finance meeting in Peru Stressing that financial resources are central to meeting the goals of the transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Agenda, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that in order to create a low-carbon, climate-resilient futur
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Afghanistan: UN agency begins humanitarian assistance to families fleeing Kunduz Afghans who fled fighting in Kunduz have received bread baked from wheat flour fortified with vitamins and minerals along with other food supplies, but the World Food Programme (WFP) is “seriously concerned” about the safety and food security of peopl
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UN Security Council authorizes operations to disrupt migrant smuggling of coast of Libya Acting to help “save the threatened lives of migrants or of victims of human trafficking” and to disrupt criminal enterprises operating on the high-seas off the coast of Libya, the United Nations Security Council today authorized for one year operatio
UN News Centre | 8 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN commends Tunisian Dialogue Quartet on Nobel Peace Prize win United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon applauded the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet on being awarded this year's Nobel Prize for Peace.
UN News Centre | 10 hours, 11 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Survival of postal service hinges on ability to quickly change, innovate, UN highlights on World Day On World Post Day, the head of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) is highlighting that the future of postal services strongly depends on their ability to innovate and to embrace new technologies.
UN News Centre | 11 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Civilians killed by air strikes at Yemeni wedding party 'deeply disturbing,' says UN humanitarian chief The top United Nations humanitarian official today said he was “deeply disturbed” by the news of civilians being killed by coalition air strikes that hit a wedding party in Yemen's Dhamar Governorate yesterday.
UN News Centre | 13 hours, 19 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Top UN officials urge Libyan parties to endorse proposals on new unity government Following the proposal of the names of candidates for the presidency of the national unity government in Libya, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged parties to the Libyan “not to squander this opportunity to put the country back on
UN News Centre | 22 hours, 37 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Unvaccinated children in Ukraine at heightened risk of polio, UN agencies warn With Ukraine's Ministry of Health recently confirming two cases of polio in the country, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) are calling for an immediate polio vaccine campaign in the country.
UN News Centre | 22 hours, 37 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Warning against 'toxic public debates,' UN official urges global compact on refugee and asylum matters The top protection expert in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today warned of a growing risk to people fleeing conflict and persecution and called for “an all-out effort to ensure that protection, and in particular
UN News Centre | Oct 8, 2015 10:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend