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Ban lauds Nicaragua's 'forward-looking' energy policy during day-long visit Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today hailed Nicaragua's “forward-looking” energy policy as he arrived on an official visit to discuss how the United Nations and the Central American nation can work together in promoting peace and sustainable d
UN News Centre | Jul 29, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Citing humanitarian impact, Ban warns against further escalation in Gaza conflict Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly urged all sides to avoid any further escalation in the Gaza conflict, warning of the devastating humanitarian impact on civilians in the enclave who have already suffered immensely since the crisis started.
UN News Centre | Jul 29, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At UN-backed meeting, world's least developed countries urge partnerships to boost productive capacity With the kick-off of the United Nations post-2015 sustainable development agenda fast approaching, ministers and senior Government officials from across the globe have gathered in Cotonou, Benin, today to discuss how to strengthen the world's 48 least d
UN News Centre | Jul 28, 2014 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council concerned about illicit oil trade as revenue for terrorists in Iraq, Syria Voicing grave concern over the reported access to and seizure of oilfields and pipelines in Syria and Iraq by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Jabhat Al-Nusra, the Security Council today underscored that there should be no trade in oil
UN News Centre | Jul 28, 2014 7:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council: Ban urged to streamline cooperation with African Union With preparations underway for the United Nations to take over from an African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to review what was done and how it coul
UN News Centre | Jul 28, 2014 7:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Myanmar: UN rights expert warns against backtracking on free expression, association On the heels of a ten-day visit to Myanmar, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the country has urged authorities to avoid any backtracking that could threaten the achievements of the past few years.
UN News Centre | Jul 28, 2014 6:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Marking World Hepatitis Day, UN appeals for boost in global momentum to tackle disease With 1.4 million deaths every year attributed to acute and chronic liver disease, the United Nations health agency is marking World Hepatitis Day by calling on countries to intensify efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat one of the world's most serious
UN News Centre | Jul 28, 2014 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Hailing recent roadmap, Security Council calls on Malian parties to advance peace efforts The Security Council today commended the parties to the inter-Malian dialogue on the recent adoption of a roadmap and called on them to fully comply with their commitments, including by engaging in comprehensive peace talks.
UN News Centre | Jul 28, 2014 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Eastern Ukraine: UN rights chief says downing of plane may be 'war crime,' urges probe The shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine may amount to a war crime, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today said today, releasing a new report that details a total breakdown of law and order and a reign of f
UN News Centre | Jul 28, 2014 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council, in emergency session, calls for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza The United Nations Security Council today, meeting in an emergency session just after midnight, called for an “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire, allowing for the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip.
UN News Centre | Jul 28, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend