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On Zero Discrimination Day, UN urges tolerance for diversity

The United Nations agency leading the world's HIV/AIDS response has kicked off the 2015 global edition of Zero Discrimination Day as part of the Organization's wider effort to spur solidarity towards ending discrimination.

Posted on 1 March 2015 | 5:00 am

UN envoy dispatches mission to Syria to lay groundwork for Aleppo 'freeze'

The Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, is continuing discussions with the Government of Syria on his proposed 'freeze' of localized hostilities in the city of Aleppo, the United Nations spokesperson's office said today.

Posted on 1 March 2015 | 5:00 am

In Chile, UN chief says 'time to take stand' for gender equality

The international community must work for a stronger world and a better future for all with equal rights for both men and women, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed today as he emphasized the need for swift global action on gender parity.

Posted on 28 February 2015 | 5:00 am

Ban voices shock, condemnation at Russian politician's 'brutal killing'

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed shock and condemnation at the brutal killing of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov, the United Nations spokesperson's office confirmed today.

Posted on 28 February 2015 | 5:00 am

Security Council strongly deplores ISIL's 'barbarism,' says resolve stiffened to defeat group

The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the “ongoing barbaric terrorist acts” committed by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and reaffirmed its determination in defeating the extremist group.

Posted on 28 February 2015 | 5:00 am

Humanitarian community must move quickly to halt cholera spread in Malawi – UN

With 39 cases of cholera in the last two weeks, including two deaths, the United Nations children’s agency in Malawi is on high alert for spread in southern border areas where highly-populated camps for people displaced by the floods are located, according to a press statement released today.

Posted on 27 February 2015 | 10:45 pm

‘Political will, steady action’ can end violence against children, UN envoy tells Indonesia

During her visit this week to Jakarta, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, stressed that violence against children is never justified and commended Indonesia for addressing the scourge.

Posted on 27 February 2015 | 10:42 pm

Ban reiterates condemnation of Boko Haram attacks, urges efforts to combat terrorist threat

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his strong condemnation of the continuing indiscriminate and horrific attacks by Boko Haram against civilian populations in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.

Posted on 27 February 2015 | 9:43 pm

Urging international action, UNESCO chief condemns ISIL’s ‘cultural cleansing’ in Iraq

The head of the United Nations agency mandated to protect heritage sites has reiterated her dismay at the “destructive fury” exhibited by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in their recent assault on the Mosul Museum.

Posted on 27 February 2015 | 8:49 pm

Partnerships ‘central’ to post-2015 agenda, says UN Economic, Social Council President

Partnerships involving Government, the private sector, civil society, academia and philanthropic organizations will prove central to implementation of the new development agenda, the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council said this morning as he opened a special event on Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships at UN Headquarters in New York.

Posted on 27 February 2015 | 8:22 pm

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UN envoy dispatches mission to Syria to lay groundwork for Aleppo ‘freeze’ – UN News Centre


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UN envoy dispatches mission to Syria to lay groundwork for Aleppo 'freeze'
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1 March 2015 – The Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, is continuing discussions with the Government of Syria on his proposed 'freeze' of localized hostilities in the city of Aleppo, the United Nations spokesperson's office
United Nations envoy in Syria to seek Aleppo truceAquila Style
UN special envoy in Syria to seek Aleppo trucePress TV
Activists say al-Qaida fighters overrun Western-backed rebel bases in SyriaStars and Stripes
Reuters Africa
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Posted on 1 March 2015 | 4:27 pm

United Nations: Iraq violence killed at least 1100 in February – Economic Times


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United Nations: Iraq violence killed at least 1100 in February
Economic Times
The UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said in a statement that 611 civilians were among 1,103 people killed last month, with the rest hailing from the security forces. It said at least 2,280 people were wounded, including 1,353 civilians. January's
UNAMI: 1103 People Killed in Iraq in FebruaryBasNews

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Posted on 1 March 2015 | 9:43 am

On Zero Discrimination Day, UN urges tolerance for diversity – UN News Centre


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On Zero Discrimination Day, UN urges tolerance for diversity
UN News Centre
1 March 2015 – The United Nations agency leading the world's HIV/AIDS response has kicked off the 2015 global edition of Zero Discrimination Day as part of the Organization's wider effort to spur solidarity towards ending discrimination

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Posted on 1 March 2015 | 5:58 am

Ban voices shock, condemnation at Russian politician’s ‘brutal killing’ – UN News Centre


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Ban voices shock, condemnation at Russian politician's 'brutal killing'
UN News Centre
In a statement issued earlier this afternoon, the UN spokesperson explained that the Secretary-General noted that an investigation into the murder had been announced by Russian authorities and that Mr. Ban expected the perpetrators to be brought to
On Nemtsov As Ban Shifts from Sad to Condemns, Echo of Reuters, AFPInner City Press
UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemns murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Economic Times
UN Secretary General 'Shocked' by Boris Nemtsov KillingSputnik International
Jerusalem Post Israel News -Xinhua
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Posted on 28 February 2015 | 11:03 pm

In Chile, UN chief says ‘time to take stand’ for gender equality – UN News Centre


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In Chile, UN chief says 'time to take stand' for gender equality
UN News Centre
28 February 2015 – The international community must work for a stronger world and a better future for all with equal rights for both men and women, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed today as he emphasized the need for swift global …
UN chief, Chile leader make stand for global gender equality by 2030Malay Mail Online

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Posted on 28 February 2015 | 7:15 pm

Security Council strongly deplores ISIL’s ‘barbarism,’ says resolve stiffened … – UN News Centre


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Security Council strongly deplores ISIL's 'barbarism,' says resolve stiffened
UN News Centre
28 February 2015 – The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the “ongoing barbaric terrorist acts” committed by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and reaffirmed its determination in defeating the extremist group.
UNSC condemns ISIS's 'barbaric terrorist acts'The Daily Star
UN condemns Islamic State's 'barbaric terrorist acts' in IraqReuters
United Nations condemns Iraqi heritage destruction by ISMizo News
Al-Bawaba
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Posted on 28 February 2015 | 6:12 pm

Syria expels three United Nations aid workers – Reuters


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Syria expels three United Nations aid workers
Reuters
BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian government has expelled three United Nations aid workers, in a move that will harm attempts to deliver relief around the war-torn country, U.N. agencies said on Friday. Damascus denies it blocks aid. Syrian officials could
Syria expels three United Nations aid workers: sourcesBusiness Insider
Syria expels 3 key UN humanitarian staffersThe San Luis Obispo Tribune

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Posted on 27 February 2015 | 6:18 pm

UN Official Seeks Havens for Syrians – New York Times


UN Official Seeks Havens for Syrians
New York Times
UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations high commissioner for refugees said Thursday that European countries must accept more Syrian refugees to dissuade them from boarding overcrowded boats for a perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea to …

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Posted on 27 February 2015 | 1:48 am

Conservative Texas Lawmakers Target United Nations – Texas Tribune


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Conservative Texas Lawmakers Target United Nations
Texas Tribune
In the latest effort by conservatives to fight what they see as overreach by the United Nations, two Texas Republican lawmakers have filed legislation aimed at a nonbinding plan for sustainable development that the United States and more than 100 other …
Texas Lawmakers Launch Attack on UN Agenda 21The New American
Texas Bill Bans Sustainability Program, Based On A Glenn Beck Conspiracy ThinkProgress

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Posted on 26 February 2015 | 12:03 pm

Unshackle the United Nations – New York Times


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Unshackle the United Nations
New York Times
The United Nations, established 70 years ago to ensure that we would never again see the horrors witnessed in the Second World War, has repeatedly failed to act, even where it could prevent terrible crimes from being committed against civilians. The
Amnesty calls on permanent members of UN Security Council to lose their vetoeuronews

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Posted on 25 February 2015 | 11:35 am