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UN Refugees envoy Angelina Jolie says international community 'failing' Iraq's displaced

The rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Iraq is a “shocking” reality that demands the international community's immediate attention, Oscar-winning actress and United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie, urged today as she visited Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqi citizens in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 5:00 am

UN Security Council strongly condemns killing of Japanese civilian by ISIL militants

The United Nations Security Council today deplored the “apparent murder” of Japanese citizen, Haruna Yukawa, by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – the latest atrocity to be committed by the militant group against a captured civilian.

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 5:00 am

Ebola: UN health agency urges better global preparedness against future outbreaks

The Ebola outbreak is “clearly” in retreat throughout the affected countries of West Africa but the continuing emergency response shows the need for urgent changes so that “never again should the world be caught by surprise,” the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told a special meeting on Ebola today.

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 5:00 am

Ban congratulates people, Government of Zambia for 'peaceful' election

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the Government and people of Zambia for the peaceful conduct of their recent presidential election, according to a United Nations spokesperson.

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 5:00 am

UN-facilitated Libyan political dialogue set to resume in Geneva

Libyan stakeholders will return to Geneva this week for a new round of United Nations-facilitated dialogue aimed at resolving the war-torn country's longstanding political crisis, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has announced.

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 5:00 am

UN Libya Mission deplores deadly shooting in Tripoli

The top United Nations official in Libya, Bernardino Léon, has condemned a fatal shooting incident outside a UN facility in the capital, Tripoli, as tensions continue to simmer across the war-torn country.

Posted on 24 January 2015 | 5:00 am

At Davos, UN chief meets Republic of Korea, Canada Ministers, urges climate action

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated the United Nations' ongoing commitment to the post-2015 development agenda and the implementation of a credible climate policy in meetings with senior officials from Canada and the Republic of Korea (ROK), the UN Spokesperson said today.

Posted on 24 January 2015 | 5:00 am

Haiti: UN, international partners hail formation of Government, urge 'credible' elections

The United Nations and its international partners have welcomed the formation of a new Government in Haiti one week after the country's Parliament became “dysfunctional” due to its failure to hold elections within its constitutional framework.

Posted on 24 January 2015 | 5:00 am

Central Asia: Security Council commends UN centre's work for preventive diplomacy

The Security Council today celebrated the role of the United Nations regional office in assisting countries in Central Asia confront a range of threats, from terrorism to trans-national drug trafficking, and reaffirmed the importance of conflict prevention tools in contributing effectively to the maintenance of international peace and security.

Posted on 24 January 2015 | 5:00 am

UN chief strongly deplores latest deadly attack in Ukraine

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned today's rocket attack in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol which reportedly killed dozens of civilians and left another one hundred injured.

Posted on 24 January 2015 | 5:00 am

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UN-facilitated Libyan political dialogue set to resume in Geneva – UN News Centre


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UN-facilitated Libyan political dialogue set to resume in Geneva
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Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Bernardino Léon (10th from left) with delegates after the meeting of Libyan parties at UN Headquarters in Geneva. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré …
UN to resume peace talks among Libyan factions in GenevaPress TV
UN Announces Libya Talks to Resume in Geneva in Coming WeekSputnik International

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Posted on 26 January 2015 | 1:36 am

Ban congratulates people, Government of Zambia for ‘peaceful’ election – UN News Centre


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Ban congratulates people, Government of Zambia for 'peaceful' election
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“The Secretary-General reaffirms the readiness of the United Nations to continue to work with the Government of Zambia to press ahead with its national priorities and to support the Government and people of Zambia as we all move towards a new
Ban Ki-moon Congratulates Edgar Lungu With Winning Zambian PresidencySputnik International

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Posted on 26 January 2015 | 12:51 am

UN Security Council strongly condemns killing of Japanese civilian by ISIL … – UN News Centre


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UN Security Council strongly condemns killing of Japanese civilian by ISIL
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25 January 2015 – The United Nations Security Council today deplored the “apparent murder” of Japanese citizen, Haruna Yukawa, by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – the latest atrocity to be committed by the militant group against a
UN Security Council Deplores IS Execution of Japanese Hostage Haruna YukawaSputnik International
UN council condemns Japan hostage's murderSBS
UN Security Council condemns Japan hostage's murderAstro Awani
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Posted on 26 January 2015 | 12:06 am

Ebola: UN health agency urges better global preparedness against future … – UN News Centre


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Ebola: UN health agency urges better global preparedness against future
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Speaking in Geneva to the UN agency's Special Session of the Executive Board on Ebola, WHO Director-General, Dr. Margaret Chan, emphasized the importance of maintaining momentum in the fight against the deadly virus and guarding against …
WHO Members Endorse Resolution to Improve Response to Health EmergenciesNew York Times
Ebola Spurs WHO Plan for Health Reserves After MisstepsBloomberg
After Ebola, WHO to set up contingency fund, develop 'surge capacity'GMA News
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Posted on 25 January 2015 | 10:44 pm

UN Refugees envoy Angelina Jolie says international community ‘failing’ Iraq’s … – UN News Centre


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UN Refugees envoy Angelina Jolie says international community 'failing' Iraq's
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25 January 2015 – The rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Iraq is a “shocking” reality that demands the international community's immediate attention, Oscar-winning actress and United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) Special Envoy, Angelina …
United Nations Special Envoy Angelina Jolie makes surprise visit to refugee abc7news.com
Angelina Jolie makes surprise visit to refugee camp in IraqWLS-TV
Jolie in Iraq, says more needed for Iraq and Syria refugeesSalt Lake Tribune

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Posted on 25 January 2015 | 7:17 pm

Ukraine Today: United Nations ask Russia for humanitarian convoy details; Kyiv … – Kyiv Post


Ukraine Today: United Nations ask Russia for humanitarian convoy details; Kyiv
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Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov said Russia will deliver 12th humanitarian convoy to eastern Ukraine. The United Nations has called on Russia to provide a full list of aid it's delivered by all the humanitarian convoys – along with

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Posted on 25 January 2015 | 11:14 am

UN chief strongly deplores latest deadly attack in Ukraine – UN News Centre


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UN chief strongly deplores latest deadly attack in Ukraine
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A monitor from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine inspects damage to a building, 9 July 2014. Photo: OSCE/Evgeniy Maloletka …
Belfast Telegraph: Russia blocks United Nations' condemnation moveKyiv Post
UN Security Council faces Ukraine, Yemen emergency meetingsFresno Bee
Russia blocks UN statement on Ukraine as fighting escalatesReuters
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Posted on 25 January 2015 | 12:40 am

Central Asia: Security Council commends UN centre’s work for preventive … – UN News Centre


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Central Asia: Security Council commends UN centre's work for preventive
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24 January 2015 – The Security Council today celebrated the role of the United Nations regional office in assisting countries in Central Asia confront a range of threats, from terrorism to trans-national drug trafficking, and reaffirmed the importance

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Posted on 24 January 2015 | 6:04 pm

UN Libya Mission deplores deadly shooting in Tripoli – UN News Centre


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UN Libya Mission deplores deadly shooting in Tripoli
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In a statement issued earlier today, Mr. Léon reported that on the morning of 23 January, unidentified gunmen opened fire from a passing car at members of the Diplomatic Police guarding the offices of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
Gunmen kill policeman guarding UN building in Libya's capitalSydney Morning Herald
UN to hold new Libya talks, gunmen kidnap deputy foreign ministerReuters UK
The UN condemns attack on Benghazi central bank officeTimes of Malta

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Posted on 24 January 2015 | 4:50 pm

Somalia: UN, international partners call for resolution of country’s political … – UN News Centre


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Somalia: UN, international partners call for resolution of country's political
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22 January 2015 – The United Nations and its international partners today voiced concern over delays in the resolution of Somalia's long-standing political crisis and in the implementation of a stability-building mechanism as they called on the Horn of

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Posted on 23 January 2015 | 12:15 am