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Libya: Security Council condemns ongoing violence and its use to pursue political gains The United Nations Security Council today condemned once again the continued violence in Libya, including the fighting around Tripoli International Airport, and reaffirmed that violence must not be used to pursue political goals.
UN News Centre | 18 hours, 51 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Afghanistan to resume election audit on Thursday, UN confirms The physical audit of the votes cast in Afghanistan's run-off presidential election is due to resume tomorrow, the United Nations today confirmed after a meeting with Afghan electoral commission officials.
UN News Centre | 19 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Ethiopia faces wave of refugees from South Sudan, warns UN relief official South Sudan is the most rapidly deteriorating humanitarian crisis in the world today, according to a senior United Nations relief operations official who made an urgent appeal for desperately-needed funding for Ethiopia, which hosts 180,000 mostly women a
UN News Centre | 20 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Ban appoints former head of UN Liberia mission to lead operation in South Sudan Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon today announced the appointment of Ellen Margrethe LØj of Denmark as his top official in South Sudan, replacing Hilde Johnson.
UN News Centre | 21 hours ago | comment? | recommend
Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls not forgotten, UN chief declares as worldwide vigils begin Marking 100 days since the brazen abduction of schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria, by Boko Haram terrorists, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated his call for their immediate release, while expressing his full support for the worldwide vigi
UN News Centre | 21 hours, 55 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Civilian toll in Gaza conflict 'should weigh heavily on our consciences,' UN Rights Council told A child has been killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days, a senior United Nations humanitarian official said in an emergency meeting of the UN Human Rights Council convened to discuss potential rights abuses in the occupied Palestinian territory,
UN News Centre | 23 hours, 19 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN allocates $75 million to boost aid operations in the Sahel, Horn of Africa The United Nations humanitarian chief today allocated $75 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to bolster desperately needed relief operations in two of the world's most neglected regions: the West African Sahel and the Horn of Afr
UN News Centre | Jul 23, 2014 4:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Jerusalem, Ban meets with Israeli, US officials, reiterates call for Mid-East ceasefire The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Israeli and United States officials today in Jerusalem and called for an immediate ceasefire as the war enters its 16th day.
UN News Centre | Jul 23, 2014 4:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN working group proposes ambitious future development agenda Member States have forwarded to the United Nations General Assembly a set of proposed goals that consider economic, social and environmental dimensions to improve people's lives and protect the planet for future generations.
UN News Centre | Jul 22, 2014 7:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights expert praises Cambodia's political agreement, urges promised reforms The United Nations expert on the situation of human rights in Cambodia today welcomed the agreement reached between the two main political parties in the country, which was followed by the release of the opposition party members arrested last week.
UN News Centre | Jul 22, 2014 7:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend