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Ban strongly condemns deadly Yemen bomb attacks Secretary-General Ban Ki-mon has strongly condemned the bomb attacks in Radaa in Yemen's Al Bayda province yesterday, which killed more than 25 people, including at least 15 schoolchildren.
UN News Centre | 16 hours, 29 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Central African Republic: UNICEF warns two out of five children without vital aid Two out of five children urgently needing humanitarian aid in Central African Republic are without it, thanks to a critical lack of funding and continued conflict, a year after extreme violence tore through the country, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) h
UN News Centre | 16 hours, 32 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
During Ukraine visit, senior UN official pledges broad support for Government The top United Nations political official today voiced the Organization's “unwavering commitment” in helping Ukraine address the range of political, humanitarian, security and development challenges it continues to face amid ongoing fighting in the
UN News Centre | 17 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Ebola: UN Secretary-General will visit West Africa to 'show solidarity with those affected' Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced he will leave today for the countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak “to show my solidarity with those affected and urge even greater global action” to fight the epidemic, which two United Nations food agenci
UN News Centre | 19 hours, 3 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Security Council renews cross-border aid delivery to Syria for a year The United Nations Security Council has today renewed for 12 months the use of routes across conflict lines and several border crossings in Syria so that humanitarian assistance can reach communities in need, as it expressed outrage at the escalating viol
UN News Centre | 19 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN-backed project to help Colombian farmers move away from illicit crops towards fair trade chocolate A sweet new partnership between the United Nations, the Colombian and Austrian Governments and a renowned chocolate manufacturer is slated to bring free-trade practices and a critical source of income to Colombian farmers who have long relied on revenues
UN News Centre | 19 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN calls on Member States to ramp up donations for humanitarian crises in 2015 Top United Nations officials have encouraged Member States to donate $450 million to the Organization's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) — a rapid response mechanism for humanitarian disasters — ahead of the coming year as proliferating crises
UN News Centre | 20 hours, 37 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Libya: UN mission encouraged by “step in the right direction” towards dialogue The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said today that it is encouraged by the positive response it has received to its invitation for a UN-convened Libyan political dialogue.
UN News Centre | 20 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Ban Ki-moon hails decision by US, Cuba to normalize relations United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the “very important step” taken by the leaders of the United States and Cuba towards normalizing relations between the two countries.
UN News Centre | 21 hours, 45 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Secretary-General holds year-end press conference at UN Headquarters With the world gripped by myriad crises – from West Africa's Ebola outbreak and the dire threats posed by ISIL and other terrorist groups, to ongoing the conflicts in Syria and South Sudan –Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is set to address repo
UN News Centre | 22 hours, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend