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Security Council, in emergency session, calls for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

The United Nations Security Council today, meeting in an emergency session just after midnight, called for an “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire, allowing for the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip.

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 5:00 am

Gaza: UN renews appeal for humanitarian ceasefire leading to political talks

Welcoming the broadly observed 12-hour humanitarian pause in the Gaza conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon renewed his appeal to all parties to declare a week-long ceasefire as a prelude to restarting political negotiations.

Posted on 27 July 2014 | 5:00 am

Deploring attack on Afghan civilians, UN mission calls for prompt investigation

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan strongly condemned the killing on Friday of civilians in the western province of Ghor, and called for a prompt investigation into the crime.

Posted on 26 July 2014 | 5:00 am

Arms race in Syria must be stopped to reduce civilian suffering, says head of UN panel

As ‘gross human rights violations’ continue in Syria, the head of a United Nations-appointed human rights probe today implored Member States to stop supplying weapons to both sides.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 10:08 pm

UN and partners urge humanitarian ceasefire, return to dialogue by Israelis, Palestinians

The United Nations and its diplomatic partners today called for a seven-day humanitarian ceasefire, as they continue their efforts to bring about an end to the bloodshed and destruction that is tearing apart the lives of so many civilians in Gaza and Israel.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 8:52 pm

UN warns of ‘hunger catastrophe’ for South Sudanese children

Two United Nations humanitarian agencies today called for action to stop a potential famine in South Sudan which they said is being allowed to happen, just as it occurred in Somalia and the Horn of Africa three years ago.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 8:50 pm

Impact of Iraq conflict on minorities ‘devastating and irreversible’ – UN rights experts

Two United Nations human rights experts warned today that ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq are bearing the “devastating and irreversible” brunt of the conflict that has once again engulfed the country.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 6:06 pm

Troubled by escalating violence in Libya, ICC Prosecutor urges halt to fighting

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said today she is “deeply troubled” by the escalating violence in Libya, and called on all parties to refrain from committing criminal acts that may fall within the jurisdiction of the Court.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 5:35 pm

During Skype call, Ban voices gratitude for courageous efforts of UN staff in Gaza

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today spoke with United Nations staff in Gaza via Skype and thanked them for their courageous efforts amid the ongoing conflict, which has now displaced over 140,000 people in the area.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 4:55 pm

UN agency hails Suriname for eliminating gender discrimination in nationality laws

The United Nations refugee agency today welcomed a recent decision taken by the Suriname National Assembly that enables mothers to pass on nationality to their children.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 4:09 pm

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United Nations in Ukraine: Intense fighting in east ‘extremely alarming’, says … – Kyiv Post


Kyiv Post

United Nations in Ukraine: Intense fighting in east 'extremely alarming', says
Kyiv Post
GENEVA – A total breakdown of law and order and a reign of fear and terror have been inflicted by armed groups on the population of eastern Ukraine, according to a new report issued today by the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human …

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Posted on 28 July 2014 | 9:21 am

Israel Denies Responsibility in Palestinian Deaths at United Nations Shelter – NDTV


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Israel Denies Responsibility in Palestinian Deaths at United Nations Shelter
NDTV
… Hamas went back and forth Sunday over proposals for a new cease-fire in the fighting in the Gaza Strip, and Israel sought to bolster its claim that its forces were not responsible for the deaths of 16 Palestinians reportedly killed in an attack on

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 6:07 am

UN Security Council calls for ‘immediate and unconditional’ Gaza cease-fire – Fox News


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UN Security Council calls for 'immediate and unconditional' Gaza cease-fire
Fox News
The U.N. Security Council ratified a draft statement early Monday calling for a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip. The council adopted the presidential statement as Muslims begin celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the fasting month of
UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fireMiamiHerald.com
Israel Says Its Forces Did Not Kill Palestinians Sheltering at UN SchoolNew York Times
UN Security Council calls for immediate Gaza ceasefireDeutsche Welle

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Posted on 28 July 2014 | 4:56 am

Lindsey Graham: The United Nations is becoming ‘anti-Semitic’ – The Week Magazine


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Lindsey Graham: The United Nations is becoming 'anti-Semitic'
The Week Magazine
Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that the United Nations was becoming blatantly "anti-Israeli, anti-Semitic" because of the way it has responded to Israel's military campaign in Gaza. Appearing on CNN's State of the Union, Graham called a U.N
Sen. Graham: United Nations Becoming Anti-SemiticMediaite
Lindsey Graham: United Nations Is 'Anti-Semitic'Breitbart News

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Posted on 28 July 2014 | 4:11 am

UN council agrees on demand for Gaza cease-fire – MiamiHerald.com


MiamiHerald.com

UN council agrees on demand for Gaza cease-fire
MiamiHerald.com
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement Sunday calling for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas and scheduled a meeting at midnight to adopt it. The council will …

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 2:01 am

Why the UN Can’t Solve the World’s Problems – New York Times


New York Times

Why the UN Can't Solve the World's Problems
New York Times
“When you have a crisis where a major power has a national interest involved they will try to block interference by the Security Council,” said Gérard Araud, the French ambassador to the United Nations, who finished his term here on Friday. “The U.N

Posted on 27 July 2014 | 11:28 pm

How the UN was perverted into a weapon against Israel – New York Post


How the UN was perverted into a weapon against Israel
New York Post
In his new book, “Making David Into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel” (Encounter Books), Joshua Muravchik, a fellow at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, details the historic campaign to demonize the

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Posted on 27 July 2014 | 2:59 am

Defying Syria, United Nations Sends in Trucks Carrying Aid – New York Times


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Defying Syria, United Nations Sends in Trucks Carrying Aid
New York Times
UNITED NATIONS — Empowered by the Security Council to defy what United Nations officials have called an arbitrary aid blockade imposed by the warring parties in Syria, United Nations relief agencies for the first time sent a convoy of trucks carrying
UN: 9 aid trucks enter Syria without government OKMiamiHerald.com
United Nations sent first humanitarian aid convoy into Syria without Daily News & Analysis

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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 2:44 am

Official Vents Outrage at Shelling of UN Schools in Gaza – New York Times


New York Times

Official Vents Outrage at Shelling of UN Schools in Gaza
New York Times
UNITED NATIONS — A senior United Nations official on Thursday forcefully rebuffed suggestions that the organization's lax security had allowed militants to use its facilities in Gaza as a weapons cache and expressed outrage that three of its schools

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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 12:57 am

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


UN News Centre

'Appalled' by attack on UN-run school in Gaza, Ban urges halt to all fighting
UN News Centre
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 …
Rockets Found at UN Gaza School Went MissingABC News
Hamas Rockets Found in Second United Nations SchoolThe Wire
UN chief alarmed as rockets found in Gaza school go missingYahoo News
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Posted on 24 July 2014 | 5:55 pm