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UN human rights office welcomes conditional release of Bahraini rights defender

The United Nations Human Rights Office today welcomed the conditional release of Bahraini human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja, who had been in detention since her arrest at Manama airport on 30 August.

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 8:42 pm

Ahead of Alzheimer’s Day, UN expert urges greater protections for people with dementia

A United Nations independent expert today called on Member States to do more to protect older people affected by dementia from stigmatization, discrimination, victimization and neglect.

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 8:36 pm

Ebola: joint UN assessment response team heads to Liberia

Hours after the United Nations decided to establish an emergency health mission to tackle the West African Ebola outbreak, a joint disaster team is heading to Liberia to assess the response to the virus, while a senior UN health official said that a vaccine could be ready by the end of this year.

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 7:44 pm

Ukraine: UN political chief says adverse security conditions hampering full access to crash site

Two months after the crash of a Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine that killed 298 people on board, the top United Nations political official updated the Security Council on developments related to the investigation of the incident.

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 6:51 pm

Mali: Security Council, Ban condemn attack that killed five UN peacekeepers

The Security Council today condemned in the strongest terms yesterday’s attack by an explosive device on a road in Mali, in which five Chadian peacekeepers were killed and three other peacekeepers were severely injured.

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 6:13 pm

Sinking of Mediterranean migrant boat amounts to ‘mass murder’ – UN rights chief

The UN’s top human rights official today urged Egypt and other North African and European States to help bring to justice the people smugglers who allegedly deliberately sank a boat causing the deaths of hundreds of refugees and migrants in last week’s “truly horrendous incident” in the Mediterranean.

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 6:05 pm

Marking International Day, UN affirms people's right to 'imagine' and live in peace

With John Lennon's iconic song “Imagine” as the backdrop, the United Nations today marked the International Day of Peace underscoring that all people have the right to peace.

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 2:11 pm

Ahead of UN climate summit, leading investors urge transition to low-carbon economy

Just days before United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes his much-anticipated climate summit, more than 340 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets are calling on Governments to take action that supports, rather than limits, investments in clean energy and climate solutions.

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 10:50 pm

UN announces mission to combat Ebola, declares outbreak ‘threat to peace and security’

The Security Council, in its first emergency meeting on a public health crisis, today declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to peace and security, as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that the United Nations will deploy a new emergency health mission to combat one of most horrific diseases on the planet that has shattered the lives of millions.

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 10:30 pm

Life-saving food aid in jeopardy for millions of Syrians, warns UN agency

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that it is running out of funds to provide food for almost 6 million Syrians receiving its life-saving assistance.

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 9:26 pm

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Ebola: joint UN assessment response team heads to Liberia – UN News Centre


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Ebola: joint UN assessment response team heads to Liberia
UN News Centre
19 September 2014 – Hours after the United Nations decided to establish an emergency health mission to tackle the West African Ebola outbreak, a joint disaster team is heading to Liberia to assess the response to the virus, while a senior UN health
First French Ebola victim to be flown home from LiberiaYahoo News

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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 7:14 pm

US seeks United Nations action to stem flow of ISIS fighters – The Hill


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US seeks United Nations action to stem flow of ISIS fighters
The Hill
The United States next week will try to secure a unanimous United Nations Security Council resolution demanding countries tighten laws to prevent the flow of foreign fighters to terror groups, national security adviser Susan Rice said Friday. "It will
Foreign fighters, Ebola top Obama's UN agendaGoDanRiver.com

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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 7:11 pm

Obama faces busy week at United Nations – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Obama faces busy week at United Nations
USA TODAY
Many of the world's problems — and President Obama's plans to deal with them — come together next week in one place: The United Nations. In addition to his annual address to the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, Obama will also attend special U.N. …
Ahead of UN climate summit, leading investors urge transition to low-carbon UN News Centre
At United Nations, United States President Barack Obama to urge nations to go India.com
U.N. Secretary-General Will Join Climate Protest in New York on SundayMashable
The Courier-Journal -New York Daily News -ThinkProgress
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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 6:06 pm

Celebrate United Nations International Day of Peace – Tucson Weekly


Celebrate United Nations International Day of Peace
Tucson Weekly
Local volunteers with Words of Peace Global and the Loft Cinema present a free screening of "Peacemakers: Jeremy Gilley in Conversation with Prem Rawat" at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21. The Loft Cinema is located at 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 6:01 pm

Mali: Security Council, Ban condemn attack that killed five UN peacekeepers – UN News Centre


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Mali: Security Council, Ban condemn attack that killed five UN peacekeepers
UN News Centre
The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) peacekeepers were traveling on a road between Aguelhok and Tessalit when the explosion happened. In a statement issued by the 15-member Council, members …
United Nations Loses Chad Peacekeepers to Bomb in MaliAllAfrica.com
UN Secretary-General Condemns Attacks on Peacekeepers in MaliRIA Novosti
Roadside bombs kills 5 UN peacekeepers in MaliUSA TODAY
Mynextfone -FRANCE 24
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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 5:29 pm

Marking International Day, UN affirms people’s right to ‘imagine’ and live in … – UN News Centre


UN News Centre

Marking International Day, UN affirms people's right to 'imagine' and live in
UN News Centre
19 September 2014 – With John Lennon's iconic song “Imagine” as the backdrop, the United Nations today marked the International Day of Peace underscoring that all people have the right to peace. “We must douse the fires of extremism and tackle the root …
United Nations International Day of PeaceCreative Loafing Tampa

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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 1:22 pm

UN announces mission to combat Ebola, declares outbreak ‘threat to peace and … – UN News Centre


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UN announces mission to combat Ebola, declares outbreak 'threat to peace and
UN News Centre
18 September 2014 – The Security Council, in its first emergency meeting on a public health crisis, today declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to peace and security, as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that the United Nations will …
United Nations to deploy Ebola mission in worst-affected statesFox News
UN Launches 'Unprecedented' Mission to Combat EbolaTIME
United Nations Calls Ebola a 'Threat to International Peace and Security'Mashable
Los Angeles Times -Huffington Post -New York Times
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Posted on 18 September 2014 | 9:48 pm

Poland Says Russian Veto Should Be Limited at UN – New York Times


New York Times

Poland Says Russian Veto Should Be Limited at UN
New York Times
WARSAW — Frustrated by the United Nations' passive response to Russian aggression in Ukraine, President Bronislaw Komorowski of Poland has said he intends to call on the organization to change its rules to prevent Moscow from vetoing Security Council …

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Posted on 18 September 2014 | 5:08 pm

UN’s Climate Change Push Gains DiCaprio, but Loses India, China and Russia – Newsweek


Newsweek

UN's Climate Change Push Gains DiCaprio, but Loses India, China and Russia
Newsweek
Calling it “the defining issue of our time,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said climate change will join the “horrendous violence in Iraq and Syria” carried out by Islamic militant group ISIS, the shaky cease-fire between Ukraine and Russian
Leonardo DiCaprio appointed Messenger of Peace for the United NationsThe Independent
United Nations Names Leonardo DiCaprio Messenger of PeaceHollywood Reporter
Leonardo DiCaprio named as United Nations climate change envoyTelegraph.co.uk
Washington Times -Breitbart News
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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 3:48 pm

Ahead of General Assembly kick-off, UN chief urges world leaders to unite in … – UN News Centre


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Ahead of General Assembly kick-off, UN chief urges world leaders to unite in
UN News Centre
16 September 2014 – Just days ahead of opening the high-level segment of the 69th General Assembly session, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on world leaders to unite in the face of the myriad devastating crises to uphold …
As UN General Assembly session opens, botched computer project engulfs Fox News
69th Session On United Nations OpensAllAfrica.com
UN leader begins term during period of 'tumult'TheNewsTribune.com

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Posted on 16 September 2014 | 5:07 pm