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Unprecedented food crisis looms over strife-torn South Sudan, UN agencies warn South Sudan faces unprecedented levels of food insecurity, with 2.8 million people, nearly 25 per cent of the population, in urgent need of aid, at least 40,000 of them on the brink of catastrophe, at a time when the war-torn country is traditionally most
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All sides in Syria killing thousands of detainees in crimes against humanity, UN reports Thousands of detainees have been killed while in the custody of the warring parties in Syria over the past four and a half years, with thousands held by the Government beaten to death or dying from torture and anti-Government groups brutalizing and execut
UN News Centre | Feb 8, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Somalia, food security and malnutrition situation is 'alarming' РUN report According to a new United Nations food security and nutrition assessment, the situation in Somalia is alarming and could get worse, especially in parts of Puntland and Somaliland, which have been hard hit by drought exacerbated by El Ni̱o.
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Syria: UN relief chief calls on Government to halt attacks displacing 30,000 civilians The United Nations emergency relief chief today called on the Syrian Government and other parties to honour their duty to protect civilians and allow safe access for aid as tens of thousands of people were reported to have been displaced from Aleppo and e
UN News Centre | Feb 8, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Special UN event mobilizes action towards ending female genital mutilation within 15 years Marking the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), dozens of women, girls, experts, and United Nations officials gathered today at a special event at UN Headquarters to discuss ways of eliminating the harmful practice by
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Seasoned official appointed to coordinate UN efforts to curb sexual abuse by peacekeepers Facing a series of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today named Jane Holl Lute, an American official with wide-ranging United Nations experience, to coordinate efforts to curb the scourge.
UN News Centre | Feb 8, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
This must be 'year of traction' to propel 2030 development Agenda, says UN chief Just as 2015 was a year of “global action” with the adoption of the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, so 2016 must be a year of “global traction” to ensure that 3.1 billion people worldwide are not left behind in the r
UN News Centre | Feb 8, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban condemns arson attack on West Bank synagogue, urges respect for sanctity of all holy sites United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the arson attack on 6 February against a synagogue in the West Bank and called for a thorough investigation to quickly bring the perpetrators to justice.
UN News Centre | Feb 8, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief calls on DPR Korea to halt 'provocative actions' following missile launch Following a missile launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on the country's Government “to halt its provocative actions and return to compliance with its international
UN News Centre | Feb 7, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Condemning DPR Korea's missile launch, Security Council to pursue 'significant measures' in response Following emergency consultations today, the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the missile launched by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and announced that it will “expeditiously” adopt a new resolution in res
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