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UN agency urges Europe to act to stop rising refugee, migrant deaths at sea

In the wake of recent tragedies, the United Nations refugee agency today called on European countries to take urgent action to stop the rising number of deaths among refugees and migrants attempting to reach the continent by sea.

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 9:39 pm

Security Council, UN officials welcome signing of Central African Republic ceasefire

The Security Council and senior United Nations officials have welcomed the signing of an agreement on the cessation of hostilities by the parties in the Central African Republic (CAR) and highlighted the need to follow this up with national reconciliation and reconstruction efforts.

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 8:51 pm

UN agency calls for urgent action to protect global soil from depletion, degradation

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is calling for urgent action to improve the health of the world’s limited soil resources to ensure that future generations have enough supplies of food, water and energy.

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 6:50 pm

‘Appalled’ by attack on UN-run school in Gaza, Ban urges halt to all fighting

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he is “appalled” by the news of an attack on a United Nations-run school in Gaza where hundreds of people had taken refuge from the ongoing hostilities, adding that the incident underscores the need to stop all fighting immediately.

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 6:38 pm

Amid audit delay, UN in Afghanistan proposes criteria for ordering recounts

As the audit of the Afghan presidential election resumed today, the United Nations proposed a set of criteria to the country’s main electoral body for separating valid votes from fraudulent ballots cast in the June presidential run-off.

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 4:45 pm

UN panel pays out nearly $1.2 billion in reparations for Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait

The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), which settles the damage claims of those who suffered losses due to Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait, today made $1.19 billion available to the Government of Kuwait.

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 4:41 pm

Nigeria: UN envoy condemns renewal of heinous Boko Haram attacks on civilians

The United Nations envoy for West Africa today strongly condemned the latest killing of civilians reportedly by the Boko Haram group in two Nigerian regions.

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 3:44 pm

Ban underscores UN support for secure, inclusive, peaceful Iraq during visit

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored his full support for efforts to overcome the division’s plaguing Iraq and build a secure, prosperous and peaceful country for all, during a stop there as part of his current visit to the region.

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 2:38 pm

Persistent vulnerability threatens human development, warns flagship UN report

Reducing vulnerability and strengthening resilience are critical to securing human development progress, the United Nations says in a flagship report released today that examines the risks posed by natural or human-induced disasters and crises and offers ways to tackle them.

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 2:38 pm

Libya: Security Council condemns ongoing violence and its use to pursue political gains

The United Nations Security Council today condemned once again the continued violence in Libya, including the fighting around Tripoli International Airport, and reaffirmed that violence must not be used to pursue political goals.

Posted on 23 July 2014 | 10:10 pm

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Security Council, UN officials welcome signing of Central African Republic … – UN News Centre


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Security Council, UN officials welcome signing of Central African Republic
UN News Centre
24 July 2014 – The Security Council and senior United Nations officials have welcomed the signing of an agreement on the cessation of hostilities by the parties in the Central African Republic (CAR) and highlighted the need to follow this up with
UN urges quick implementation of CAR cease-fireMiamiHerald.com
Malaria is the leading killer in Central African Republic: aid groupReuters

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Posted on 24 July 2014 | 10:28 pm

UN agency urges Europe to act to stop rising refugee, migrant deaths at sea – UN News Centre


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UN agency urges Europe to act to stop rising refugee, migrant deaths at sea
UN News Centre
24 July 2014 – In the wake of recent tragedies, the United Nations refugee agency today called on European countries to take urgent action to stop the rising number of deaths among refugees and migrants attempting to reach the continent by sea
UN agency urges Europe to act to stop rising refugee deathsScoop.co.nz (press release)

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Posted on 24 July 2014 | 8:44 pm

UN: 9 aid trucks enter Syria without government OK – MiamiHerald.com


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UN: 9 aid trucks enter Syria without government OK
MiamiHerald.com
UNITED NATIONS — Nine trucks carrying food and other supplies crossed into Syria through a Turkish checkpoint Thursday — the first to do so under a U.N. resolution authorizing cross-border aid deliveries without Syrian government approval. Amanda
First UN aid convoy enters Syria without government consentReuters UK
UN says aid to Syria being used as 'tactic of war'News & Observer

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Posted on 24 July 2014 | 6:58 pm

Strike hits shelter in Gaza, UN official says – CNN


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Strike hits shelter in Gaza, UN official says
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Gaza City (CNN) — A strike on a U.N. shelter in northern Gaza on Thursday killed and injured multiple people, a United Nations spokesman said. The coordinates of the school in Beit Hanoun, which was serving a shelter for families in Gaza, had been
Deadly Strike on Gaza School Used as ShelterNew York Times
15 dead as Israeli fire hits UN school in GazaUSA TODAY
As civilian casualties rise in Gaza, UN Rights Council agrees probe into UN News Centre
Haaretz -Huffington Post Canada -The Times of Israel
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Posted on 24 July 2014 | 6:25 pm

‘Appalled’ by attack on UN-run school in Gaza, Ban urges halt to all fighting – UN News Centre


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'Appalled' by attack on UN-run school in Gaza, Ban urges halt to all fighting
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24 July 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he is “appalled” by the news of an attack on a United Nations-run school in Gaza where hundreds of people had taken refuge from the ongoing hostilities, adding that the incident underscores the …
Official Vents Outrage at Shelling of UN Schools in GazaNew York Times
Rockets Found at UN Gaza School Went MissingABC News
Hamas Rockets Found in Second United Nations SchoolThe Wire
MiamiHerald.com -Yahoo News
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Posted on 24 July 2014 | 5:55 pm

UN agency calls for urgent action to protect global soil from depletion … – UN News Centre


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UN agency calls for urgent action to protect global soil from depletion
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24 July 2014 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is calling for urgent action to improve the health of the world's limited soil resources to ensure that future generations have enough supplies of food, water and energy. "Soil

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Posted on 24 July 2014 | 5:55 pm

United Nations Secretary General meets with Grand Ayatollah Sistani – DigiNews


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United Nations Secretary General meets with Grand Ayatollah Sistani
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WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 — Grand Ayatollah Sistani and UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon held an unprecedented meeting today, regarding the crisis in Iraq. The Grand Ayatollah has traditionally refused to meet with representatives from the United …
Ban underscores UN support for secure, inclusive, peaceful Iraq during visitUN News Centre
Envoy urges UN to demand halt to Iraq extremistsMiamiHerald.com

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Posted on 24 July 2014 | 4:58 pm

UN shelter for refugees bombed amid warning of ‘dire’ conditions in Gaza – Al Jazeera America


UN shelter for refugees bombed amid warning of 'dire' conditions in Gaza
Al Jazeera America
A United Nations school converted to house families displaced by weeks of shelling in Gaza was hit by an Israeli airstrike Thursday, killing at least 15 people. Robert Turner, director of operations in Gaza for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), …

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 3:53 pm

UN Rights Panel Votes for Inquiry in Gaza Conflict – New York Times


UN Rights Panel Votes for Inquiry in Gaza Conflict
New York Times
GENEVA — The United Nations Human Rights Council voted to establish an inquiry into human rights violations in Gaza and the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories at a special session on Wednesday in which the top human rights official, Navi Pillay

Posted on 23 July 2014 | 8:58 pm

In Jerusalem, Ban meets with Israeli, US officials, reiterates call for Mid … – UN News Centre


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In Jerusalem, Ban meets with Israeli, US officials, reiterates call for Mid
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23 July 2014 – The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met in Jerusalem today with Israeli and United States officials today in Jerusalem and called for an immediate ceasefire as the crisis in the Gaza Strip enters its 16th day.

Posted on 23 July 2014 | 4:06 pm