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In Bali, UN chief stresses role of young people in building peaceful, sustainable future

Addressing a youth forum in Bali, Indonesia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the role of young people in building a peaceful, sustainable future and encouraged them to be solid global citizens and leaders of today. ... Read More

Ebola caseload could exceed 20,000 in course of emergency, UN response roadmap shows

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a roadmap that aims to stop Ebola transmissions within six to nine months, but acknowledges the actual number of cases may be much higher than that currently reported and the total... Read More

UN reports improved humanitarian access to Syria for first time in six months

For the first time in six months, there has been some improvement recently on humanitarian access to Syria, but much more needs to be done by the parties to the conflict to ensure rapid and unhindered access to people in... Read More

Ban alarmed by ‘dangerous escalation’ in Ukraine crisis; Security Council holds emergency talks

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he is alarmed by what seems to be a “dangerous escalation” in the crisis in Ukraine with reports that the fighting in the eastern part of the country has spread near the border with Russia. ... Read More

UN reports improved humanitarian access to Syria for first time in six months

For the first time in six months, there has been some improvement recently on humanitarian access to Syria, but much more needs to be done by the parties to the conflict to ensure rapid and unhindered access to people in... Read More

UN peacekeepers detained by armed group amid fighting in Golan Heights

The United Nations said today that 43 of its peacekeepers serving in the Golan Heights were detained this morning amid increased fighting in the area between Syrian Government forces and armed elements. ... Read More

South Sudan: Security Council strongly condemns downing of UN helicopter

The Security Council has strongly condemned the downing yesterday of a United Nations helicopter in South Sudan which resulted in the death of three Russian crew members and left a fourth severely injured, and called for a thorough investigation. ... Read More

Ebola: UN-organized workshop aims to boost Africa’s defences against deadly disease

A three-day workshop organized by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) aimed at strengthening Africa’s defences against the Ebola outbreak is underway with health experts from Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. ... Read More

Security Council reiterates concern over ‘alarming’ security situation in Africa’s Sahel

The United Nations Security Council today reiterated its continued concern about the alarming situation in the Sahel region of Africa and reaffirmed its commitment to address the complex security and political challenges. ... Read More

Darfur: Security Council extends African Union-UN mission for 10 more months

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 30 June 2015, while requesting the peacekeeping mission to focus on strategic priorities such as the improved protection of civilians and humanitarian... Read More

UN operation to feed displaced Iraqis reaches over 700,000 people

Food aid convoys from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have reached displaced Iraqis in Karbala, southwest of Baghdad, bringing the number of people receiving food assistance to over 700,000 people since the start of violence in mid-June. ... Read More

Experts at UN conference call for action to mitigate climate-related health risks

Experts are urging the international community to act fast to reduce climate change and its health consequences at the first-ever global conference on health and climate, which opened today at the Geneva headquarters of the United Nations World Health Organization... Read More

UN pledges support to Afghan authorities to complete election audit

The United Nations today pledged to redouble its support to the Afghan electoral authorities to help expedite the completion of a thorough and credible audit of the presidential run-off in the wake of the decision of one of the candidates... Read More

Civil society gathers at UN to help shape new vision for global development, prosperity

Civil society converged on United Nations Headquarters in New York today to make their voices heard regarding the future global development agenda that will point the way forward on a range of issues such as eradicating poverty, eliminating hunger and... Read More

Recent Libya fighting ‘unprecedented in gravity,’ warns outgoing UN envoy

In recent days, armed battles, inflamed by airstrikes and fuelled by deep divisions among Libyan political factions have been “unprecedented in their gravity and very alarming,” the outgoing United Nations envoy to that country told the Security Council today. ... Read More

Using Egyptian crossing for first time in seven years, UN convoy brings food aid to Gaza

For the first time in seven years, a humanitarian convoy of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) successfully crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip today, carrying enough food to feed around 150,000 people for five days. ... Read More

Using Egyptian crossing for first time in seven years, UN convoy brings food aid to Gaza

For the first time in seven years, a humanitarian convoy of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) successfully crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip today, carrying enough food to feed around 150,000 people for five days. ... Read More

Syria’s brutal war threatens international peace and security, says UN rights panel

Mass atrocities by Government forces and non-State armed groups continue to take place in Syria, causing immeasurable suffering to civilians and contributing to a spillover of violence affecting international peace and stability, a United Nations-appointed panel said today. ... Read More

Syria’s brutal war threatens international peace and security, says UN rights panel

Mass atrocities by Government forces and non-State armed groups continue to take place in Syria, causing immeasurable suffering to civilians and contributing to a spillover of violence affecting international peace and stability, a United Nations-appointed panel said today. ... Read More

Singer Sami Yusuf joins roster of UN Global Ambassadors Against Hunger

The internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and composer Sami Yusuf has today joined the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as a Global Ambassador Against Hunger. ... Read More