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Bangladesh: one year on, UN welcomes initial payments to survivors of factory collapse

One year after the global garment industry’s worst industrial accident, the fund chaired by the United Nations to compensate victims of Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza factory collapse has begun issuing its initial round of payments, as efforts to address the root causes of the disaster continue.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:34 pm

UN in DR Congo pledges support, good offices to upcoming polls

The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will provide technical and logistical support for upcoming elections, the top UN official in the country today confirmed, stressing that the planning for the polls must be well organized and well-funded.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:30 pm

UN envoy reaffirms world body’s strong resolve to stay the course in Somalia

The top United Nations envoy in Somalia today called on the country’s international partners to boost support to aid peacebuilding and humanitarian efforts there, while reaffirming that the world body has no plans to withdraw amid attacks by Al-Shabaab militants.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 7:51 pm

Mali’s peace train ‘cannot be turned back,’ senior UN official tells Security Council

Calling for continued cooperation with regional organizations to support Mali’s steady efforts towards peace and stability through inclusive talks, a senior United Nations official today told the Security Council that despite progress, the security situation in the country’s restive north remains “very fragile” with increased activity by terrorist groups.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 7:00 pm

Long-term food production must factor in potential impacts of climate change – UN official

Countries need to shift to more sustainable food systems to adapt to the effects of climate change, the Director-General of the United Nations Food and Drug Organization (FAO) Jos Graziano da Silva told a conference in Morocco today, warning that the phenomenon has the potential to reshape the planet’s food production scenario.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 6:52 pm

World Book Day: new UN report spotlights potential of mobile technology to advance literacy

Mobile technology can advance literacy and learning in underserved communities around the world, according to a new report published today by the United Nations education agency on the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 5:28 pm

Syria: UN chiefs issue impassioned plea to save besieged civilians

Calling urgently on Syrian authorities and the opposition to allow aid access, end siege warfare and halt the indiscriminate bombing of civilians, the top United Nations humanitarian officials today also issued a strong challenge to “those with the responsibility, power and influence” to find the courage to re-energize a thus-far failed diplomatic push to end the brutal three-year conflict.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 4:51 pm

UN expert calls for consultations on reforming Cte d’Ivoire’s electoral commission

A United Nations human rights expert today called on authorities in Cte d’Ivoire to undertake broad consultations on the reform of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to prevent the country from “falling back into crisis.”

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:31 pm

South Sudan: UN peacekeeping chief says attack on base sheltering civilians 'sets dangerous precedent'

Warning today that the surging violence in South Sudan is clear evidence that the United Nations can no longer operate in “business-as-usual” mode in the county, the Organization's peacekeeping chief declared that the fighting must stop immediately; the Government has a duty to protect civilians; and the warring parties should negotiate a genuine ceasefire that will be respected by all sides.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 5:00 am

Myanmar: UNICEF warns children of Kachin face growing threats due to recent fighting

Recent fighting between Government forces and Kachin rebels in Myanmar, and the resulting displacement of thousands of people, has significantly increased the risks to young people, including possible recruitment, limited access to basic services and the threat of landmines, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today.

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 8:09 pm

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South Sudan: UN peacekeeping chief says attack on base sheltering civilians … – UN News Centre


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South Sudan: UN peacekeeping chief says attack on base sheltering civilians
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23 April 2014 – Warning today that the surging violence in South Sudan is clear evidence that the United Nations can no longer operate in “business-as-usual” mode in the county, the Organization's peacekeeping chief declared that the fighting must stop …
UPDATE 2-UN Security Council members considering South Sudan sanctionsReuters
UN considering sanctions over South Sudan massacreBellingham Herald

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Posted on 24 April 2014 | 1:31 am

UN in DR Congo pledges support, good offices to upcoming polls – UN News Centre


UN in DR Congo pledges support, good offices to upcoming polls
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23 April 2014 – The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will provide technical and logistical support for upcoming elections, the top UN official in the country today confirmed, stressing that the planning for the polls

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 8:45 pm

UN envoy reaffirms world body’s strong resolve to stay the course in Somalia – UN News Centre


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UN envoy reaffirms world body's strong resolve to stay the course in Somalia
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23 April 2014 – The top United Nations envoy in Somalia today called on the country's international partners to boost support to aid peacebuilding and humanitarian efforts there, while reaffirming that the world body has no plans to withdraw amid
UN TO SUPPORT SOMALI TO PURSUE AL-SHABAABDaily Sabah

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 7:02 pm

Somalia: UN envoy condemns murder of second lawmaker in less than 48 hours – UN News Centre


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Somalia: UN envoy condemns murder of second lawmaker in less than 48 hours
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22 April 2014 – Following the murder earlier today of Somali parliamentarian Abdiaziz Isaaq Mursal – the second lawmaker to be killed in less than 48 hours in Mogadishu – the top United Nations official in the country strongly condemned the incident
UN envoy warns violence may force diplomats out of SomaliaAl Jazeera America

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 6:38 pm

South Sudan: UN says surging violence claimed lives of children, worsened … – UN News Centre


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South Sudan: UN says surging violence claimed lives of children, worsened
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22 April 2014 – Confirming that children were killed in South Sudan during recent brutal attacks on displaced civilians or as a result of being recruited by armed groups, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today that the surging
South Sudan 'massacre' condemned by United NationsThe Guardian
Hundreds of civilians killed in South Sudan ethnic massacre: UNReuters
United Nations Outraged by South Sudan AttackGuardian Liberty Voice
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 6:38 pm

UN cautions Syria against holding presidential election amidst ongoing ‘tragedy’ – UN News Centre


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UN cautions Syria against holding presidential election amidst ongoing 'tragedy'
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21 April 2014 – Urging Syrian authorities to reconsider plans to conduct a presidential election in early June, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Joint UN-League of Arab States Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi today pledged to …
Millions of Syrians desperately need aid, UN saysFox News

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 6:38 pm

UN-backed summit on food security, ‘blue economy’ urges coordinated action – UN News Centre


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UN-backed summit on food security, 'blue economy' urges coordinated action
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22 April 2014 – Overfishing, habitat destruction and pollution are atop the agenda of a United Nations-backed summit on the role of oceans in global food security, livelihoods and economic development which opened today in The Hague, the Netherlands.

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 6:38 pm

Diplomatic Efforts on Syria Have Failed, UN Chiefs Say – New York Times


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Diplomatic Efforts on Syria Have Failed, UN Chiefs Say
New York Times
GENEVA — Two months after the United Nations Security Council ordered Syria's warring parties to allow access for humanitarian aid to civilians, the heads of five United Nations agencies warned on Wednesday that diplomacy had failed and that the …
Syria: UN chiefs issue impassioned plea to save besieged civiliansUN News Centre
UN: 3.5 million Syrians desperately need aidMiamiHerald.com

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:22 pm

UN: South Sudan rebels separate residents by ethnicity, kill hundreds – CNN


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UN: South Sudan rebels separate residents by ethnicity, kill hundreds
CNN
(CNN) — South Sudanese rebels seized a strategic oil town last week, separating terrified residents by ethnicity before killing hundreds, the United Nations said. Residents sought shelter in churches, mosques and hospitals when the rebels raided

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:22 pm

How Minecraft is helping the United Nations improve the world – Polygon


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How Minecraft is helping the United Nations improve the world
Polygon
Four years after first teaming up with the creators of Minecraft in hopes of using the game to help reshape urban slums, an official from the United Nations says the program is a surprisingly effective tool. "The main thing for me is that it changes
How 'Minecraft' is Transforming Developing Cities Around the WorldMashable

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:57 am