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UN Middle East envoy strongly condemns deadly West Bank arson attack, calls for perpetrators to be brought to justice

The United Nations special envoy on the Middle East today expressed his outrage over the “heinous murder” and the “terrorist crime” perpetrated against a Palestinian family in the West Bank.

Posted on 31 July 2015 | 5:00 am

Thousands of unregistered children born in Liberia during Ebola crisis at risk of exclusion, trafficking, – UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today that the more than 70,000 Liberian children whose births were not recorded during the Ebola outbreak may be unable to access basic health and social services, obtain identity documents, and risk the danger of being trafficked or illegally adopted.

Posted on 31 July 2015 | 5:00 am

UNESCO voices alarm at reported killing of Iraqi journalists by extremists

The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voiced deep concern today over the reported killing of two Iraqi journalists in Mosul.

Posted on 30 July 2015 | 10:38 pm

Marking International Day of Friendship, UN chief hails power of the human spirit

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised a Paraguayan man whose “profound vision that the forces of animosity and hatred in our world are no match for the power of the human spirit” led to the creation of the International Day of Friendship, which falls on July 30 every year.

Posted on 30 July 2015 | 8:03 pm

Momentum building for UN-backed accord to combat billion dollar rogue fishing business

Thirteen additional countries need to ratify an agreement brokered by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to combat illegal fishing by blocking ports to ships known or believed to be carrying illicit catches that account for more than 15 per cent of global output, the agency said today.

Posted on 30 July 2015 | 7:57 pm

Amid ‘steady rise’ in rhino poaching and elephant killings, UN urges action to tackle illegal wildlife trade

Recognizing that wild animals and plants are an “irreplaceable part of the natural systems of the Earth,” the United Nations General Assembly today urged its Member States to take decisive steps to prevent, combat and eradicate the illegal trade in wildlife, “on both the supply and demand sides.”

Posted on 30 July 2015 | 7:26 pm

INTERVIEW: "Every conflict has an end, and this conflict… has to come to an end after five years" – UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura

The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has been tasked with reinvigorating an inclusive political process towards ending the crisis in the country, based on the aims set out in the 2012 Geneva Communiqué, which was adopted by the first international conference on the issue and has been endorsed by the UN security Council.

Posted on 30 July 2015 | 6:00 pm

On World Day, UN urges action to combat human trafficking, give victims ‘hope and justice’

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged every country to join the fight against human trafficking as United Nations agencies and their partners vowed to work together to support and protect victims of this transnational crime, while pursuing and prosecuting criminals and their networks.

Posted on 30 July 2015 | 5:46 pm

Yemen: UN begins food aid distribution in war-torn districts of Aden

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distribution of food to around 340,000 people in eight of the worst-affected areas of the southern Yemeni port city of Aden.

Posted on 30 July 2015 | 5:00 am

Small islands need partnerships to battle climate change, address ‘unique vulnerabilities,’ says Ban

The global challenges facing the small island developing States (SIDS) are the international community’s collective responsibility, today stated the top United Nations official at the Security Council.

Posted on 30 July 2015 | 5:00 am

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Russian helicopter crew RAPED teenage girl – but United Nations continue to … – Express.co.uk


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Russian helicopter crew RAPED teenage girl – but United Nations continue to
Express.co.uk
The UN investigation into the sex attack also found it was part of a wider culture of sex exploitation in the firm, UTair. The victim was abused with lit cigarettes and photographed naked on the ground, where she was finally left unconscious following

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Posted on 31 July 2015 | 9:00 am

Summit wraps up New Zealand’s presidency of the United Nations Security Council – Stuff.co.nz


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Summit wraps up New Zealand's presidency of the United Nations Security Council
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The Government and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade also came under fire over the purchase of an $11 million apartment across the road from the UN for its New York-based diplomat, Gerard van Bohemen. But New Zealand's presidency has been …
UN debate for island nations 'rare' opportunityRadio New Zealand

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Posted on 31 July 2015 | 6:15 am

Marking International Day of Friendship, UN chief hails power of the human spirit – UN News Centre


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Marking International Day of Friendship, UN chief hails power of the human spirit
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30 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised a Paraguayan man whose “profound vision that the forces of animosity and hatred in our world are no match for the power of the human spirit” led to the creation of the

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Posted on 30 July 2015 | 7:17 pm

Momentum building for UN-backed accord to combat billion dollar rogue fishing … – UN News Centre


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Momentum building for UN-backed accord to combat billion dollar rogue fishing
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30 July 2015 – Thirteen additional countries need to ratify an agreement brokered by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to combat illegal fishing by blocking ports to ships known or believed to be carrying illicit catches that

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Posted on 30 July 2015 | 7:01 pm

On World Day, UN urges action to combat human trafficking, give victims ‘hope … – UN News Centre


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On World Day, UN urges action to combat human trafficking, give victims 'hope
UN News Centre
30 July 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged every country to join the fight against human trafficking as United Nations agencies and their partners vowed to work together to support and protect victims of this transnational crime, while
United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons — Yury FedotovMalay Mail Online

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Posted on 30 July 2015 | 4:53 pm

United Nations In Somalia: Failure To Hold 2016 General Elections ‘Unacceptable’ – International Business Times


International Business Times

United Nations In Somalia: Failure To Hold 2016 General Elections 'Unacceptable'
International Business Times
The United Nations envoy to Somalia has criticized an announcement by the country's president that general elections will not be held in 2016. The statement by the U.N. came amid accusations by opposition parties in Somalia that President Hassan Sheikh …

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Posted on 30 July 2015 | 3:53 pm

A Champagne House’s United Nations Connection – New York Times (blog)


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A Champagne House's United Nations Connection
New York Times (blog)
With the recent addition of the Champagne region of France to UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, the area's hillsides, houses and cellars join the ranks of the Taj Mahal and Machu Picchu. It will be the first region of its kind on the list of “areas of

Posted on 30 July 2015 | 2:29 pm

UN paid millions to Russian aviation firm since learning of sex attack on girl – The Guardian


UN paid millions to Russian aviation firm since learning of sex attack on girl
The Guardian
Senior UN officials considered terminating the company UTair's contract after concluding that the incident, in which the girl was dumped naked and unconscious inside the helicopter base, was indicative of a wider culture of sexual exploitation at the

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Posted on 30 July 2015 | 2:13 pm

UN projects world population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, driven by growth in … – UN News Centre


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UN projects world population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, driven by growth in
UN News Centre
29 July 2015 – The world's population is projected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050 and exceed 11 billion in 2100, with India expected to surpass China as the most populous around seven years from now and Nigeria overtaking the United …
India to surpass China in population in seven years: United NationsEconomic Times
India's Population to Outnumber China's in 2022: United NationsNDTV
United Nations population report sees 169 million Filipinos by 2100BusinessWorld Online Edition
New York Times -Daily News & Analysis -Bradenton Herald
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Posted on 29 July 2015 | 6:35 pm

US ‘Outraged’ After Russia Vetoes UN Resolution on MH17 – Voice of America


Voice of America

US 'Outraged' After Russia Vetoes UN Resolution on MH17
Voice of America
The U.S. ambassdor to the United Nations says the U.S. is outraged and dissapointed after Russia vetoed a Security Council resolution that would have set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia
Russia vetoes United Nations proposal on MH17 tribunalChristian Science Monitor
Security Council fails to adopt proposal to create tribunal on crash of UN News Centre
Ukraine will try again for downed plane tribunalSunHerald.com

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Posted on 29 July 2015 | 2:29 pm