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UN Mission extracts 30 civilians from airstrip in South Sudan as violence continues

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) extracted 30 civilians from the Rubkona airstrip yesterday and brought them to the Protection of Civilians site in the UN compound, the Secretary-General said today.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 9:26 pm

Wrapping of Kenya visit, UN chief says technology can change future of Africa

Technology can help fuel Africa’s development, facilitate peace and secure the continent’s future, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, as he wrapped up his trip to Kenya with a visit to a technology hub in the country’s capital of Nairobi.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 8:59 pm

Ebola: UN envoy says response must be sustained ‘until every last case is contained and treated’

The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Ebola, David Nabarro, appealed today for the global response to the deadly virus to be sustained “until every last case is contained and treated,” as the United Nations health agency recommended more protective measures for health workers battling the disease on the frontlines of the outbreak.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 8:57 pm

Burkina Faso: Ban notes resignation of President, as envoy arrives in crisis-gripped capital

As his special envoy arrived in Burkina Faso this morning following the country’s deteriorating security situation, the Secretary-General noted today the resignation of President Blaise Compaoré and continues to follow events there with great concern.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 8:15 pm

Secretary-General establishes eminent panel to review UN peace operations

The world is changing and United Nations peace operations must change with it if they are to remain an indispensable and effective tool in promoting international peace and security, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, announcing a new blue ribbon panel to assess the current and future needs of the Organization’s peacekeeping architecture.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:55 pm

Central African Republic: As violence flares, UN warns of worsening humanitarian conditions

Fresh fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) has aggravated the humanitarian situation across the country, UN humanitarian officials warned today, adding that amid the upsurge in violence, aid workers were now facing unprecedented attacks.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 6:23 pm

Singapore edict criminalizing same-sex relations ‘missed opportunity’ – UN rights office

The United Nations human rights office today expressed regret over a recent Singapore Supreme Court ruling to uphold a law criminalizing consensual same-sex relations between adult men, calling the directive a “missed opportunity” to strike down the law.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 6:22 pm

UN agency accelerates efforts on Nigerian refugee transfer as border insecurity surges

Despite mounting insecurity in border areas between Cameroon and Nigeria, where thousands of Nigerian refugees have sought refuge in the past weeks after fleeing from insurgent attacks, the UN refugee agency said it was stepping up efforts to continue to expedite their transfer.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:57 pm

One year on, UN expert urges ratification of treaty to phase out mercury use

The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and toxic waste, Baskut Tuncak, urged governments around the world today to expedite the ratification process of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of the toxic heavy metal.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 4:54 pm

UN agency warns Somalia on verge of food crisis, urges uptick in humanitarian funding

Still reeling from a devastating famine which struck the countryside in 2011, Somalia once again sits on the brink of another humanitarian crisis as a poor rainy season followed by severe bouts of floods threaten local harvests, the United Nations agriculture agency warned today.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 4:43 pm

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UN Mission extracts 30 civilians from airstrip in South Sudan as violence … – UN News Centre


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UN Mission extracts 30 civilians from airstrip in South Sudan as violence
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31 October 2014 – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) extracted 30 civilians from the Rubkona airstrip yesterday and brought them to the Protection of Civilians site in the UN compound, the Secretary-General said today. Civilian
South Sudan famine temporarily averted, but risks remain: UNReuters
US, UN condemn renewed violence in South SudanYahoo News

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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 8:45 pm

Ebola: UN envoy says response must be sustained ‘until every last case is … – UN News Centre


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Ebola: UN envoy says response must be sustained 'until every last case is
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At UN Headquarters in New York, Dr. Nabarro gave an update on the wider UN response to the Ebola outbreak, and while noting that there were signs of the strategy working in certain areas, he cautioned against drawing conclusions on the numbers, …
US ambassador says she's monitoring for EbolaMacon Telegraph (blog)

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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 8:01 pm

Central African Republic: As violence flares, UN warns of worsening … – UN News Centre


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Central African Republic: As violence flares, UN warns of worsening
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31 October 2014 – Fresh fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) has aggravated the humanitarian situation across the country, UN humanitarian officials warned today, adding that amid the upsurge in violence, aid workers were now facing …

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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:55 pm

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UN agency accelerates efforts on Nigerian refugee transfer as border
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31 October 2014 – Despite mounting insecurity in border areas between Cameroon and Nigeria, where thousands of Nigerian refugees have sought refuge in the past weeks after fleeing from insurgent attacks, the UN refugee agency said it was stepping up …

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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:08 pm

UN agency warns Somalia on verge of food crisis, urges uptick in humanitarian … – UN News Centre


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UN agency warns Somalia on verge of food crisis, urges uptick in humanitarian
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In a news release underscoring the urgency facing relief efforts, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) expressed concern over the fates of more than one million people who are now in critical need of assistance, noting that there has been a

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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 4:04 pm

On first-ever World Cities Day, UN spotlights need for sustainable urban planning – UN News Centre


On first-ever World Cities Day, UN spotlights need for sustainable urban planning
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31 October 2014 – As the world's urban areas inevitably expand, growing both in size and in population, they will also need to transition into better planned and better managed environments or risk exacerbating negative trends, the United Nations

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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 1:04 pm

UN Ebola response in West Africa to be bolstered by increase in World Bank … – UN News Centre


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UN Ebola response in West Africa to be bolstered by increase in World Bank
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30 October 2014 – The World Bank has announced it is boosting its efforts in assisting health workers fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in the three most-affected countries in West Africa as part of the wider United Nations Ebola crisis response. In a
World Bank Group Pledges Additional $100 million to Speed New Health World Bank Group

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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 5:51 pm

South Sudan: UN officials welcome launch in of campaign to end use of child … – UN News Centre


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South Sudan: UN officials welcome launch in of campaign to end use of child
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29 October 2014 – The United Nations stands ready to support the Government of South Sudan in its renewed commitment to end the recruitment and use of children in the army, top UN officials declared today as the Organization launched a new initiative

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Posted on 29 October 2014 | 11:04 pm

In Addis Ababa, Ban hails new UN facility as symbol of shared ‘strong desire … – UN News Centre


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In Addis Ababa, Ban hails new UN facility as symbol of shared 'strong desire
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28 October 2014 – The United Nations is “better placed to deliver better results,” declared Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, as a new office facility was inaugurated today at the UN Economic Commission for Africa compound in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon calls for stopping Ebola 'at its source'Daily News & Analysis
Top United Nations Ebola official urges nations to send medical teams to AfricaABC Online
Don't let quarantine hysteria deter Ebola health workers: United NationsThe Straits Times
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Posted on 28 October 2014 | 7:03 pm

For 23rd time, UN nations urge end to US embargo on Cuba – Reuters


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For 23rd time, UN nations urge end to US embargo on Cuba
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UNITED NATION (Reuters) – The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly for the 23rd time to condemn the decades-long U.S. economic embargo against Cuba, with many nations praising the island state for its response in fighting the …
UN General Assembly condemns US Cuba embargoSunHerald.com
UN Condemns US Embargo Again, Fails to Condemn Cuban Embargo on AmericaBreitbart News

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Posted on 28 October 2014 | 5:05 pm