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Ban voices ‘deep concern’ over eruption of violence in Libya; urges return to dialogue

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced deep concern over an uptick in violence across Libya and urged all parties to recommit to the values of the revolution that inspired the North African country’s break towards democracy, according to a statement issued today by his spokesperson.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 10:53 pm

Sanctions are ‘effective’ method to build global stability, Security Council told

From Afghanistan and Angola to Haiti and the former Yugoslavia, sanctions implemented by the United Nations Security Council have had a positive track record, proving their efficacy and economy in supporting Member States overcome instability, the top UN political official said today.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 10:33 pm

Syria: humanitarian efforts falling short, UN relief chief warns, calling for end to violence

While humanitarians have made some progress in delivering much-needed supplies to the growing numbers of people in conflict-riven Syria, efforts by the United Nations and its partners are still falling short, a top UN relief official has said today, calling on the Security Council to push for an end to the violence that is destroying the country and destabilizing the region.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 10:26 pm

Ebola: December 1 target for response may not be met in some areas of West Africa, UN reports

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today that while Ebola response targets for December 1 in West Africa may be reached in many places, they may not be met in some areas, and confirmed two new cases in Mali amid ramped up efforts to reduce the likelihood that additional cases will be imported from neighbouring Guinea.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 10:21 pm

International community has duty to protect minorities, UN deputy chief tells Geneva forum

It is the international community’s duty to draw lessons from the horrific violence and atrocious crimes facing minorities around the world to prevent them from being repeated, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said today at a forum on minority issues.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 9:02 pm

As number of South Sudanese refugees grows, UN relief official urges support to Ethiopia

Following the end of a four-day mission to Ethiopia, a senior United Nations relief official has called for continued international attention to the plight of South Sudanese refugees, warning that the number of refugees could rise substantially if fighting in South Sudan persists.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 8:52 pm

UN rights chief concerned over ‘disproportionate’ killings of African-Americans by US police

The decision by a Grand Jury in Missouri to absolve a police officer for the fatal shooting of an African-American teenager has spotlighted broader concerns about institutionalized discrimination across the United States, the top United Nations human rights official said today.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 7:47 pm

UN sounds alarm to end ‘global pandemic’ of violence against women

Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic that destroys lives, fractures communities and holds back development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said as the world body today marked the International Day to End Violence against Women.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 7:24 pm

Timor-Leste: UN expert warns dismissal of judicial officials may have ‘chilling effect’

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, today warned that the audit of the justice sector and the dismissal of all international judicial personnel from Timor-Leste puts at risk the independence of the judiciary in the country.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 6:37 pm

Security Council extends UN mission in South Sudan through May 2015

Expressing “grave alarm about the further deteriorating political, security and humanitarian crisis” in South Sudan, the Security Council today extended the United Nations Mission the country (UNMISS) for an additional six months, maintaining the operation’s mandate to focus on civilian protection, facilitation of relief assistance, and human rights monitoring.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 6:27 pm

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25 November 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced deep concern over an uptick in violence across Libya and urged all parties to recommit to the values of the revolution that inspired the North African country's break towards …
UN chief "deeply concerned" over escalating violence in LibyaShanghai Daily (subscription)
Libya's rival ruler could ban UN envoy, complicating peace talksReuters
Warplanes strike airport in Libya capital againThe Herald-News
Middle East Eye
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Posted on 25 November 2014 | 11:14 pm

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Timor-Leste: UN expert warns dismissal of judicial officials may have
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25 November 2014 – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, today warned that the audit of the justice sector and the dismissal of all international judicial personnel from Timor-Leste puts at

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Posted on 25 November 2014 | 11:14 pm

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Ebola: December 1 target for response may not be met in some areas of West
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25 November 2014 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today that while Ebola response targets for December 1 in West Africa may be reached in many places, they may not be met in some areas, and confirmed two new cases in Mali …
WHO chief discusses Ebola response with Malian leaders: UN spokesmanShanghai Daily (subscription)
WHO Director-General Visits Mali to Bolster UN Response to the Ebola OutbreakInfection Control Today
WHO Director-General visits Mali to bolster UN support to the Ebola outbreakWorld Health Organization (press release)
spyghana.com
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Posted on 25 November 2014 | 10:58 pm

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International community has duty to protect minorities, UN deputy chief tells
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25 November 2014 – It is the international community's duty to draw lessons from the horrific violence and atrocious crimes facing minorities around the world to prevent them from being repeated, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 10:31 pm

Syria: humanitarian efforts falling short, UN relief chief warns, calling for … – UN News Centre


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Syria: humanitarian efforts falling short, UN relief chief warns, calling for
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Under-Secretary-General for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, briefing the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria. UN Photo/Loey Felipe …
UN: 12.2 million Syrians need humanitarian helpBradenton Herald

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Posted on 25 November 2014 | 10:31 pm

UN rights chief concerned over ‘disproportionate’ killings of African … – UN News Centre


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UN rights chief concerned over 'disproportionate' killings of African
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However, he said, continuing reports of deadly encounters between police officers and members of the African-American community had repeatedly prompted concerns among respected national bodies and by UN bodies monitoring the implementation of …
US authorities need to build trust on race issues: UN rights chiefYahoo News
How This UN Official Just Lectured The US About 'Human Rights' In Ferguson Western Journalism
UN Official Criticizes US On FergusonDaily Caller

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Posted on 25 November 2014 | 8:01 pm

Security Council extends UN mission in South Sudan through May 2015 – UN News Centre


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Security Council extends UN mission in South Sudan through May 2015
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25 November 2014 – Expressing “grave alarm about the further deteriorating political, security and humanitarian crisis” in South Sudan, the Security Council today extended the United Nations Mission the country (UNMISS) for an additional six months, …
South Sudan warns UN against imposing sanctionsTheNewsTribune.com
UN Renews South Sudan Mission's MandateVoice of America

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Posted on 25 November 2014 | 6:42 pm

Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes ‘contrary to international law,’ UN … – UN News Centre


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Israel's demolition of Palestinian homes 'contrary to international law,' UN
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25 November 2014 – The Israeli Government's use of house demolition as a punitive measure in response to alleged acts of violence by Palestinians must end immediately, two United Nations experts urged today, adding that the practice – which targets …
Israel to cooperate with UN Gaza war inquiryReuters
UN: Israel, Palestinians Agree on Rebuilding Homes in GazaVoice of America
Israel Okays Ban's UN Commission on 'UNRWA Incidents'The Jewish Press
Jewish News -Mid-Day -Arutz Sheva
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Posted on 25 November 2014 | 4:08 pm

Israeli envoy Prosor says ‘J’accuse’ to UN, slamming the body’s hypocrisy – Jerusalem Post


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Israeli envoy Prosor says 'J'accuse' to UN, slamming the body's hypocrisy
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Monday evening saw the opening of an exhibit of archival photographs of Palestinian refugees called “The Long Journey,” and a concert featuring Le Joubran Trio from Nazareth and Ramallah, co-organized by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for …
Israeli ambassador to the UN said “J'accuse” to the global communityJewish Journal

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Posted on 25 November 2014 | 8:30 am

#OrangeUrHood campaign kicks off UN-led effort to end violence against women – UN News Centre


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#OrangeUrHood campaign kicks off UN-led effort to end violence against women
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United Nations Secretariat shines in orange light kicking off Orange YOUR Neighbourhood anti-violence campaign for the International Day to End Violence against Women. November 2014. UN Photo/E. Debebe …
UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF Vox Online News
Human rights cannot exclude the female half of humanityJamaica Observer
United Colors of Benetton teams with UN to champion women's rightsThe Drum
Huffington Post -teleSUR English -International Business Times, India Edition
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Posted on 24 November 2014 | 7:23 pm