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Yemen: ‘hope’ emanating from UN-sponsored talks, as details of peace agreement discussed

The United Nations envoy for Yemen said today that hope is emanating from the ongoing peace talks for the country as the warring parties started discussing details of elements that would be included in a comprehensive agreement.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 8:19 pm

UN health agency launches programme for outbreaks and humanitarian emergencies

At the World Health Assembly taking place in Geneva this week, Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) have agreed to establish a new Health Emergencies Programme that will add operational capabilities for outbreaks and humanitarian emergencies that complement the health agency’s traditional technical and normative roles.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 7:55 pm

UN envoy for Syria tells Security Council peace talks will resume ‘as soon as feasible’

The United Nations envoy for Syria today told the Security Council that he intends to begin the next round of intra-Syrian talks “as soon as feasible, but certainly not within the next two to three weeks,’ the Organization reported today.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 7:26 pm

Iraq: civilians in besieged Fallujah at ‘extreme risk,’ UN relief coordinator warns

Humanitarian agencies on the ground in Iraq are warning that civilians in the city of Fallujah –which has been under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) for more than two years – are at extreme risk, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Iraq has said.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 6:15 pm

‘We have an opportunity in the next 15 to 20 years to really change our world’ – UN envoy for the least developed countries

Starting on Friday, the 48 least developed countries (LDCs) of the world will be the focus of a global United Nations conference in Antalya, Turkey, that aims to review their progress over the past five years.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 5:58 pm

In Republic of Korea, Ban urges Asian nations to settle border disputes, historical issues

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all Asian countries to deepen dialogue, expand cooperation, and address border disputes, historical issues and threats to stability on the Korean Peninsula.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 5:55 pm

INTERVIEWS: Top UN peacekeeping, logistical officials discuss threats to ‘blue helmets’

In extreme circumstances like deliberate targeting by jihadists and traffickers to more complicated assignments, today&#39s United Nations peacekeepers need courage, a high degree of professionalism and resilience, the head of the so-called &#39blue helmets&#39 today said.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 5:00 am

UN launches campaign to urge ‘smart’ transition to sustainable cities

Two United Nations entities have launched a global initiative to advocate for public policy that will promote use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) as a catalyst for the transition to smart sustainable cities.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 5:00 am

‘The will to advance towards peace clearly exists’ in the Middle East – UN envoy

The United Nations envoy for the peace process in the Middle East today warned the Security Council that, as circumstances on the ground continue to deteriorate, lamenting the disappearance of a negotiated two-state solution has become a &#8220default narrative&#8221 for many.

Posted on 25 May 2016 | 10:24 pm

With busy bees in the lead, ‘pollinator-friendly’ approach vital for healthy agricultural ecosystems – UN

As bellwethers for ecosystem health and biodiversity, bees play a crucial role in agriculture and ending hunger, and “pollinator-friendly” approaches are therefore highly encouraged, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Posted on 25 May 2016 | 9:16 pm

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Yemen: ‘hope’ emanating from UN-sponsored talks, as details of peace agreement discussed – UN News Centre


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Yemen: 'hope' emanating from UN-sponsored talks, as details of peace agreement discussed
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26 May 2016 – The United Nations envoy for Yemen said today that hope is emanating from the ongoing peace talks for the country as the warring parties started discussing details of elements that would be included in a comprehensive agreement. Speaking …
UN envoy: Yemen warring sides closer to a dealAl-Bawaba

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Posted on 26 May 2016 | 7:31 pm

UN health agency launches programme for outbreaks and humanitarian emergencies – UN News Centre


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UN health agency launches programme for outbreaks and humanitarian emergencies
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26 May 2016 – At the World Health Assembly taking place in Geneva this week, Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) have agreed to establish a new Health Emergencies Programme that will add operational capabilities for outbreaks and …

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Posted on 26 May 2016 | 7:15 pm

Iraq: civilians in besieged Fallujah at ‘extreme risk,’ UN relief coordinator warns – UN News Centre


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Iraq: civilians in besieged Fallujah at 'extreme risk,' UN relief coordinator warns
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“We are receiving distressing reports of civilians trapped inside Fallujah who are desperate to escape to safety, but can't,” said Lise Grande, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq. “Parties to the conflict are obliged to uphold international
United Nations concerned about Fallujah civilians ahead of Iraqi offensiveDaily News & Analysis
UN urges Falluja combatants to let civilians escape fightingReuters
UN: Civilians trying to reach safety are 'trapped' inside FallujahDeutsche Welle

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Posted on 26 May 2016 | 5:34 pm

‘We have an opportunity in the next 15 to 20 years to really change our world’ – UN envoy for the least developed … – UN News Centre


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'We have an opportunity in the next 15 to 20 years to really change our world' – UN envoy for the least developed
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According to the UN Office that supports the world's most vulnerable nations (OHRLLS), the LDCs represent the poorest and weakest segment of the international community, comprising more than 880 million people (12 per cent of the global population) and …

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Posted on 26 May 2016 | 5:15 pm

In Republic of Korea, Ban urges Asian nations to settle border disputes, historical issues – UN News Centre


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In Republic of Korea, Ban urges Asian nations to settle border disputes, historical issues
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26 May 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all Asian countries to deepen dialogue, expand cooperation, and address border disputes, historical issues and threats to stability on the Korean Peninsula. “This powerful …
U.N. leader Ban Ki-moon calls on North Korea to return to cooperationUPI.com
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges Class of 2016 to have “passion and compassion” in honorary degree keynoteMarymount Manhattan College News

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Posted on 26 May 2016 | 5:01 pm

INTERVIEWS: Top UN peacekeeping, logistical officials discuss threats to ‘blue helmets’ – UN News Centre


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INTERVIEWS: Top UN peacekeeping, logistical officials discuss threats to 'blue helmets'
UN News Centre
26 May 2016 – In extreme circumstances like deliberate targeting by jihadists and traffickers to more complicated assignments, today's United Nations peacekeepers need courage, a high degree of professionalism and resilience, the head of the so-called …

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 4:05 pm

UN launches campaign to urge ‘smart’ transition to sustainable cities – UN News Centre


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UN launches campaign to urge 'smart' transition to sustainable cities
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26 May 2016 – Two United Nations entities have launched a global initiative to advocate for public policy that will promote use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) as a catalyst for the transition to smart sustainable cities. The

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Posted on 26 May 2016 | 1:38 pm

‘The will to advance towards peace clearly exists’ in the Middle East – UN envoy – UN News Centre


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'The will to advance towards peace clearly exists' in the Middle East – UN envoy
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25 May 2016 – The United Nations envoy for the peace process in the Middle East today warned the Security Council that, as circumstances on the ground continue to deteriorate, lamenting the disappearance of a negotiated two-state solution has become a …
UN chief said planning final visit to Israel, Palestinian AuthorityThe Times of Israel

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Posted on 25 May 2016 | 9:34 pm

With busy bees in the lead, ‘pollinator-friendly’ approach vital for healthy agricultural ecosystems – UN – UN News Centre


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With busy bees in the lead, 'pollinator-friendly' approach vital for healthy agricultural ecosystems – UN
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25 May 2016 – As bellwethers for ecosystem health and biodiversity, bees play a crucial role in agriculture and ending hunger, and “pollinator-friendly” approaches are therefore highly encouraged, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture …

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Posted on 25 May 2016 | 8:28 pm

Haiti: UN agencies support Government in vaccination campaign against cholera – UN News Centre


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Haiti: UN agencies support Government in vaccination campaign against cholera
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25 May 2016 – Two United Nations agencies said today they are supporting the Government of Haiti in a vaccination campaign against cholera that aims to reach 400,000 people in 2016. In a press release, the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) …

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Posted on 25 May 2016 | 6:09 pm