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UNICEF calls for better protection of children under revised EU asylum rules

As the European Union (EU) prepares for critical talks on the rules governing applications from people seeking protection in Europe, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for the interests and rights of children to be given greater priority.

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 9:34 pm

UN officials urge innovation at session on integrating sustainability agenda

Integration across sectors and disciplines, and between actors and institutions, is essential to drive forward and successfully implement the United Nations development agenda, the Vice-President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) emphasized at the conclusion of a three-day segment on promoting integration of the three pillars of sustainable development.

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 9:25 pm

South Sudan: Security Council calls on transitional government to implement peace accord

The United Nations Security Council today called on the newly formed transitional unity Government of South Sudan to end the cycles of violence and suffering and fully implement the peace agreement signed by warring parties in August 2015.

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 7:06 pm

At regional session, UN agricultural agency urges sustainable development for better nutrition

While many countries in Europe and Central Asia have made progress in reducing the prevalence of hunger, other forms of malnutrition still exist in the region and can only be combatted by prioritizing food security, agriculture and rural development, the head of the United Nation’s agricultural agency said today.

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 6:31 pm

Budget woes ‘costly distraction,’ Ban says, urging reliable funding for UN Palestine refugee agency

A consequence of failing to fund the activities of the United Nations agency tasked with ensuring the wellbeing of Palestinian refugees across the Middle East would be an increased risk of extremism, more poverty, and a region even more riven by conflict, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today, urging donors to step up their financial support.

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 6:06 pm

UN agencies boost partnership on visualization of food security data for Yemen

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) are boosting wider understanding of how families in conflict-torn Yemen struggle with persistent food insecurity, through a new interactive visualization of data captured by mobile technology and shared on an open source platform.

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 4:58 pm

UN sanctions: what they are, how they work, and who uses them

Counter-terrorism and non-proliferation are on the agenda today at the Security Council, where at least seven sanctions committees will brief the main United Nations body responsible for maintaining international peace and security. We’ve prepared a quick snapshot covering the basics of UN sanctions and how Sanctions Committees work.

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 4:33 pm

Good governance of natural resources vital for post-conflict recovery – UN-backed study

A new United Nations-backed study finds that meeting the essential needs of people after armed conflict while sustaining peace requires more than a forum for governing natural resources — it also requires good governance.

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 3:27 pm

Nearly a quarter of the world’s school-age children live in crisis-hit countries – UNICEF

Almost one quarter of the world’s school-age children – 462 million – live in countries affected by humanitarian emergencies – a new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners has revealed.

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 1:46 pm

Syrian refugee begins Olympic torch relay in Brasilia – UN agency

Flanked by cheering crowds, a 12-year-old Syrian refugee girl ran with the Olympic flame through Brasilia today, kicking off a relay across the host country ahead of the Olympic Games in August, the United Nations refugee agency announced.

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 10:38 pm

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UN officials urge innovation at session on integrating sustainability agenda – UN News Centre


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UN officials urge innovation at session on integrating sustainability agenda
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4 May 2016 – Integration across sectors and disciplines, and between actors and institutions, is essential to drive forward and successfully implement the United Nations development agenda, the Vice-President of the UN Economic and Social Council …

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Posted on 4 May 2016 | 8:37 pm

South Sudan: Security Council calls on transitional government to implement peace accord – UN News Centre


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South Sudan: Security Council calls on transitional government to implement peace accord
UN News Centre
4 May 2016 – The United Nations Security Council today called on the newly formed transitional unity Government of South Sudan to end the cycles of violence and suffering and fully implement the peace agreement signed by warring parties in August 2015.

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Posted on 4 May 2016 | 6:15 pm

At regional session, UN agricultural agency urges sustainable development for better nutrition – UN News Centre


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At regional session, UN agricultural agency urges sustainable development for better nutrition
UN News Centre
4 May 2016 – While many countries in Europe and Central Asia have made progress in reducing the prevalence of hunger, other forms of malnutrition still exist in the region and can only be combatted by prioritizing food security, agriculture and rural …

and more »

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 5:37 pm

Budget woes ‘costly distraction,’ Ban says in appeal for more funding to UN Palestine refugee agency – UN News Centre


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Budget woes 'costly distraction,' Ban says in appeal for more funding to UN Palestine refugee agency
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4 May 2016 – A consequence of failing to fund the activities of the United Nations agency tasked with ensuring the wellbeing of Palestinian refugees across the Middle East would be an increased risk of extremism, more poverty, and a region even more

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Posted on 4 May 2016 | 5:22 pm

UN agencies boost partnership on visualization of food security data for Yemen – UN News Centre


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UN agencies boost partnership on visualization of food security data for Yemen
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4 May 2016 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) are boosting wider understanding of how families in conflict-torn Yemen struggle with persistent food insecurity, through a …

and more »

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 4:02 pm

UN sanctions: what they are, how they work, and who uses them – UN News Centre


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UN sanctions: what they are, how they work, and who uses them
UN News Centre
4 May 2016 – Counter-terrorism and non-proliferation are on the agenda today at the Security Council, where at least seven sanctions committees will brief the main United Nations body responsible for maintaining international peace and security. We've …

and more »

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 3:49 pm

Good governance of natural resources vital for post-conflict recovery – UN-backed study – UN News Centre


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Good governance of natural resources vital for post-conflict recovery – UN-backed study
UN News Centre
4 May 2016 – A new United Nations-backed study finds that meeting the essential needs of people after armed conflict while sustaining peace requires more than a forum for governing natural resources—it also requires good governance. "Understanding the …

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Posted on 4 May 2016 | 2:37 pm

United Nations to start inspecting commercial shipments to Yemen – Reuters


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United Nations to start inspecting commercial shipments to Yemen
Reuters
The United Nations announced in September it would set up a verification and inspection mechanism. Then in October U.N. aid chief Stephen O'Brien said the United Nations was still trying to raise some $8 million to fund the Djibouti-based operation.
UN to start inspecting shipments to YemenAl-Arabiya

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Posted on 3 May 2016 | 7:47 pm

Flint Michigan crisis ‘not just about water,’ UN rights experts say ahead of President Obama’s visit – UN News Centre


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Flint Michigan crisis 'not just about water,' UN rights experts say ahead of President Obama's visit
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3 May 2016 – Speaking ahead of United States President Barack Obama's visit to Flint, Michigan, three United Nations experts are calling for immediate action to address the serious human rights concerns related to the contamination of the city's water
UN experts raise human rights concerns in FlintDetroit Free Press
UN wades into Flint water crisisWND.com
UN calls for 'immediate actions' over Flint's crisisThe Detroit News
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Posted on 3 May 2016 | 3:55 pm

On World Day, UN highlights link between press freedom and development – UN News Centre


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On World Day, UN highlights link between press freedom and development
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3 May 2016 – Top United Nations officials today highlighted the dependency of human rights, democratic societies and sustainable development on the free flow of information and press freedom, stressing that these fundamental rights are vital in
UN Must Stop Silencing the Media and Stifling Press FreedomInsideSources

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Posted on 3 May 2016 | 1:17 pm