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Libya: Senior UN humanitarian official strongly condemns attacks on medical facilities

The acting United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya, Dr. Syed Jaffar Hussain expressed deep concerns at recent attacks in Benghazi that put medical facilities at risk and urged all parties to take all feasible precautions to prevent casualties among patients and medical personnel.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 9:26 pm

Economic and Social Council President urges closer ties with UN peacebuilding body

Closer collaboration between the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UN Peacebuilding Commission is imperative in order to move forward on commitments in the sustainable development agenda and effectively address the specific challenges and needs of countries emerging from conflict, the President of ECOSOC said today.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 8:15 pm

UN experts urge Israeli lawmakers to halt proposed legislation targeting civil society groups

Three United Nations human rights experts today urged Israeli lawmakers not to approve the bill that would, in effect, target non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are critical of Government policy.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 7:58 pm

Detention, heavy fines for artistic expression in Iran ‘unacceptable,’ say UN rights experts

UN human rights experts on cultural rights and on freedom of expression have expressed concern at the imprisonment and imposition of heavy fines against three artists in the Islamic Republic of Iran earlier this month and have called for their immediate release.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 5:31 pm

In Cannes, Ban pitches ad agencies on Global Goals, announces ‘Common Ground’ partnership

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on advertising and creative communication professionals to wage “the biggest-ever campaign for humanity” by supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a 15-year anti-poverty, pro-planet action plan, adopted by 193 Member States last year.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 5:02 pm

South Sudan: UN food relief agency warns of worsening food, nutrition status

Despite some recent political progress in South Sudan, a deteriorating food and nutrition situation, economic decline and sporadic violence are continuing to significantly impact the humanitarian needs within the country, the United Nations food relief agency cautioned today.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 4:38 pm

In wake of UK vote to leave EU, Ban says UN to continue to work with both ‘important partners’

Following the vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the UN looks forward to continuing to work with both &#8220important partners.&#8221

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 5:00 am

Security Council strongly condemns DPRK’s ballistic missile launches

The Security Council today strongly condemned the ballistic missile launches conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 21 June, noting that these repeated acts are in grave violation of obligations under the relevant resolutions adopted by the 15-nation body.

Posted on 23 June 2016 | 10:18 pm

At peacebuilding body, UN deputy chief underlines core obligation to prevent conflict and sustain peace

Marking the tenth anniversary of the first meeting of the Peacebuilding Commission –which has become known as ‘Peacekeeping Day’ – United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today urged Member States, particularly those with membership in the Security Council, to make full use of the Commission and its role in preventing violent conflict.

Posted on 23 June 2016 | 10:06 pm

In Havana, Ban hails Colombia ceasefire pact as example of peace with dignity

In Havana, Cuba, today to witness the signing of a bilateral ceasefire agreement and laying down of weapons between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored the importance of the historic event as an exemplary implementation of peace.

Posted on 23 June 2016 | 10:01 pm

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Libya: Senior UN humanitarian official strongly condemns attacks on medical facilities – UN News Centre


UN News Centre

Libya: Senior UN humanitarian official strongly condemns attacks on medical facilities
UN News Centre
24 June 2016 – The acting United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya, Dr. Syed Jaffar Hussain expressed deep concerns at recent attacks in Benghazi that put medical facilities at risk and urged all parties to take all feasible precautions to

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 8:29 pm

Economic and Social Council President urges closer ties with UN peacebuilding body – UN News Centre


UN News Centre

Economic and Social Council President urges closer ties with UN peacebuilding body
UN News Centre
24 June 2016 – Closer collaboration between the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UN Peacebuilding Commission is imperative in order to move forward on commitments in the sustainable development agenda and effectively …

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 7:30 pm

UN experts urge Israeli lawmakers to halt proposed legislation targeting civil society groups – UN News Centre


UN News Centre

UN experts urge Israeli lawmakers to halt proposed legislation targeting civil society groups
UN News Centre
24 June 2016 – Three United Nations human rights experts today urged Israeli lawmakers not to approve the bill that would, in effect, target non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are critical of Government policy. The experts expressed grave

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 7:09 pm

Sarah Palin Urges the US to Leave the United Nations – Mother Jones


Mother Jones

Sarah Palin Urges the US to Leave the United Nations
Mother Jones
In the immediate aftermath of the landmark vote in which Britain has decided to leave the European Union, Sarah Palin—once the governor of Alaska and real life vice presidential candidate—is suggesting the United States takes similar steps to leave
Sarah Palin On Brexit: 'May UN Shackles Be Next'Daily Caller
Following Brexit, Palin says US should break its own ties with UNThe Boston Globe

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Posted on 24 June 2016 | 6:14 pm

Oops: According to Fox News, the UK is Brexiting the United Nations – Mashable


Mashable

Oops: According to Fox News, the UK is Brexiting the United Nations
Mashable
The U.K. is reeling after voting to leave the European Union in a historic 'Brexit' referendum. But Fox News is reeling for a different reason: it seems to think the UK has decided to leave the United Nations. Say it ain't so, right? Well, it ain't so
Fox News Accidentally Reports UK Is Leaving the United NationsMediaite
Fox News blunders reporting UK has left the UN instead of EUMirror.co.uk

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Posted on 24 June 2016 | 4:48 pm

In Cannes, Ban pitches ad agencies on Global Goals, announces ‘Common Ground’ partnership – UN News Centre


UN News Centre

In Cannes, Ban pitches ad agencies on Global Goals, announces 'Common Ground' partnership
UN News Centre
24 June 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on advertising and creative communication professionals to wage “the biggest-ever campaign for humanity” by supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a 15-year …

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Posted on 24 June 2016 | 4:24 pm

South Sudan: UN food relief agency warns of worsening food, nutrition status – UN News Centre


UN News Centre

South Sudan: UN food relief agency warns of worsening food, nutrition status
UN News Centre
24 June 2016 – Despite some recent political progress in South Sudan, a deteriorating food and nutrition situation, economic decline and sporadic violence are continuing to significantly impact the humanitarian needs within the country, the United

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Posted on 24 June 2016 | 3:46 pm

Coroner: Former United Nations (UN) official John Ashe died when barbell fell on his neck – WABC-TV


WABC-TV

Coroner: Former United Nations (UN) official John Ashe died when barbell fell on his neck
WABC-TV
In a statement Wednesday, current U.N. General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft described Ashe as a "hard-working and popular member of the diplomatic corps in New York and at the United Nations" before he faced the unproven allegations. He had …
John Ashe, ex-UN leader indicted last year, diesCNN
UN mourns death of former General Assembly President John AsheUN News Centre
Disgraced U.N. leader John Ashe died in weightlifting accidentNew York Daily News
Reuters –New York Times –NBCNews.com
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Posted on 23 June 2016 | 10:36 pm

In Havana, Ban hails Colombia ceasefire pact as example of peace with dignity – UN News Centre


UN News Centre

In Havana, Ban hails Colombia ceasefire pact as example of peace with dignity
UN News Centre
23 June 2016 – In Havana, Cuba, today to witness the signing of a bilateral ceasefire agreement and laying down of weapons between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP), United Nations …
After Colombia – FARC Signing, UNSC Issues Statement of SupportInner City Press

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Posted on 23 June 2016 | 9:18 pm

‘Medieval’ sieges, barrel bombs are ‘disgusting reality’ in Syria – senior UN officials – UN News Centre


UN News Centre

'Medieval' sieges, barrel bombs are 'disgusting reality' in Syria – senior UN officials
UN News Centre
23 June 2016 – The recent “stuttering momentum” in delivering humanitarian aid to Syria's besieged and hard-to-reach populations must be significantly expanded in the second half of 2016, the United Nations humanitarian chief told the Security Council …
Five million Syrians in hard-to-reach areas: UNThe Indian Express
UN: 5 Million Syrians Now in Hard-To-Reach AreasNew York Times
UN decries Syria's worsening humanitarian crisisRudaw
Aljazeera.com
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Posted on 23 June 2016 | 8:15 pm