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Afghan civilian casualties hit half-year record, with 5166 dead or maimed – UN

UN News Centre - ‎13 hours ago‎
Between January and June this year, the human rights team of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) documented 1,601 civilian deaths and 3,565 injured civilians, an increase of four per cent in the total number of casualties compared to the ...
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As Rio Games approach, UN calls for cessation of hostilities during 'Olympic Truce'

UN News Centre - ‎3 hours ago‎
25 July 2016 - Ahead of next month's start of the Olympics in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon today called for a worldwide cessation of hostilities and the of the President of the General Assembly ...
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Syria: UN aid chief calls for weekly, 48-hour humanitarian truce in Aleppo

UN News Centre - ‎6 hours ago‎
25 July 2016 - Citing the alarming humanitarian conditions across Syria, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator today urged fresh momentum and action to protect civilians and ensure sustained aid access “before it's too late,” including ...
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UN agency condemns Israel's closures in Hebron as 'collective punishment'

UN News Centre - ‎9 hours ago‎
25 July 2016 - The United Nations relief agency charged with the well-being of Palestinian refugees has said that a closure imposed by Israeli authorities in Hebron district is creating serious challenges for humanitarian access, including the delivery ...
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General Assembly decision makes International Organization for Migration part of UN system

UN News Centre - ‎8 hours ago‎
At a time of growing levels of migration within and across borders, a closer legal and working relationship between the United Nations and IOM is needed more than ever,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a statement welcoming the Assembly's ...
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Security Council extends mandate of UN Iraq Mission for one year

UN News Centre - ‎4 hours ago‎
In the resolution, the Council also decided that, at the request of the Government of Iraq in particular, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for eth country, Ján Kubiš, and UNAMI will continue to exercise their mandate set out in ...
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In Skype video chat, Ban applauds Solar Impulse pilot on remarkable journey

UN News Centre - ‎4 hours ago‎
Captain Piccard, who is also a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador, and André Borschbergare are expected to complete their journey when the planes lands tonight in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the same city where the historic ...
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UN health agency to launch new hepatitis testing guidelines ahead of World Day

UN News Centre - ‎7 hours ago‎
25 July 2016 - Ahead of World Hepatitis Day - observed annually on 28 July - the United Nations health agency has said it plans to release new testing guidelines for hepatitis B and C, among other action, in an attempt to encourage testing and reach ...

UN Assembly adopts resolution proclaiming Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa

UN News Centre - ‎4 hours ago‎
25 July 2016 - Underlining the need for the sustainable industrialization of Africa, the United Nations General Assembly today unanimously adopted a resolution proclaiming the period 2016-2025 as the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa.

The Election at the United Nations: Transitioning to Transparency

WFUV News - ‎14 hours ago‎
Electing a Secretary-General is nothing like electing an American president. There's no popular vote. No electoral college. No daily coverage on CNN, or Fox News.
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UN envoy condemns Israel's decision to continue settlement expansion in occupied West Bank

UN News Centre - ‎4 hours ago‎
25 July 2016 - The United Nations senior official coordinating efforts toward the peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today strongly condemned the recent decision by Israeli authorities to advance plans to build some 770 housing ...
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United Nations Syria Envoy To Meet US: Russian Officials

NDTV - ‎11 hours ago‎
While that deadline will certainly not be met, the UN envoy has repeatedly stressed that there is no "Plan B" for Syria aside from the peace process, urging President Bashar al-Assad's government and opposition leaders to stick with the negotiations.
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Afghanistan: UN condemns 'despicable' terrorist attack that leaves scores dead in Kabul

UN News Centre - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
23 July 2016 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and the head of the UN Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA), Tadamichi Yamamoto, have strongly condemned today's attack on a peaceful demonstration in Kabul that killed at least 59 ...
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Selecting the next UN Secretary-General: Security Council holds first round of secret poll on candidates

UN News Centre - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
21 July 2016 - Following its first-ever private discussions with the candidates vying for selection as the next United Nations Secretary-General, the UN Security Council today conducted the first round of informal polls on those seeking the world's top ...
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United Nations to curb climate change using Google's software

The Siasat Daily - ‎8 hours ago‎
United Nations: New Google-powered software will help the world tackle problems related to climate change, deforestation and food production.

The United Nations risks stifling its own progress on sustainable urbanization

Citiscope - ‎7 hours ago‎
The United Nations' behaviour toward local authorities and non-state stakeholders is ambivalent. The body's view on the importance of NGOs is highlighted in numerous U. N. resolutions and declarations, but when it comes to decision-making and other ...
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Somalia: UN envoy calls for better protection of children affected by armed conflict

UN News Centre - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
22 July 2016 - Concluding a six-day visit to Somalia, a United Nations child rights envoy has called for better protection of children caught up in armed conflict, urging the country's authorities to treat former child soldiers as victims in need of ...
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On S Sudan, ICP Asks UN Of Machar Replacement, Staff Robbed & Detained

Inner City Press - ‎4 hours ago‎
I've seen a memo from DSS (Department of Safety and Security) and UNMISS (United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan) and I'm wondering why we have not heard more about it.
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2016 on pace to be hottest year ever as climate change trends reach 'new climax'– UN

UN News Centre - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
21 July 2016 - Global temperatures for the first six months of this year reached new highs, setting 2016 on track to be the hottest-ever on record, the United Nations weather agency said today. “Another month, another record. And another. And another.

Mali: UN condemns renewed clashes between armed groups in country's north

UN News Centre - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
22 July 2016 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, along with the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), condemned the recent clashes in Kidal between forces of The Platform Movement and those of the ...