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Kerry says 'some steps forward' made in Gaza conflict

Jerusalem - US Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that diplomacy to end the Gaza bloodshed has made progress, but warned more time was needed.
In the Media by AFP

U.N. reports that India has a gender gap 'crisis'

Officials with the U.N. Women's sector launched a new study to calculate the impact which abortions have on a society. Studies from around the world show that the infanticide has led to gender problems for the developing country.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

UN Security Council denounces persecution of Iraqi Christians

New York - The United Nations Security Council has denounced militant persecution of Christians and other minorities in Iraq, warning such actions can be considered crimes against humanity.
In the Media by AFP - 3 comments

UN Council demands MH17 crash site access

New York - With the backing of Russia, the UN Security Council on Monday unanimously condemned the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet and demanded full access to the crash site in rebel-held east Ukraine.
In the Media by AFP

In Gaza, whatever the target, children often the victims

Gaza - Ten-year-old Afnan Shuheiber was playing on a Gaza City rooftop with her cousins when she became one of at least 73 children killed by Israeli fire in the Gaza Strip.
In the Media by Sara Hussein (AFP)

Aid workers free after month's captivity in Darfur: UN

Khartoum - Three Sudanese employees of international aid agencies were released on Saturday in the troubled Darfur region after 32 days in captivity, peacekeepers said.
In the Media by AFP

UN demands 'full' probe over downed Malaysia jet

New York - Members of the UN Security Council on Friday demanded a full, independent investigation into the apparent shooting down of a Malaysian jet over Ukraine that killed all 298 people on board.
In the Media by AFP

Libya seeks UN help, warns of collapse

New York - Libya asked the United Nations for help Thursday to build up its security forces, with the foreign minister warning that his country could turn into a "failed state.
In the Media by AFP

AIDS could be wiped out by 2030: UN

Geneva - Global AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections have fallen by over a third in a decade, raising hopes of beating the killer disease by 2030, the United Nations said Wednesday.
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

UN leader vows to help Haiti fight cholera epidemic

Port-au-prince - UN chief Ban Ki-moon visited Haiti on Monday, vowing to help the country end a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 8,500 people since 2010 and that some blame on UN peacekeepers.Ban promised to seek $2.
In the Media by AFP

UN has 'moral responsibility' to tackle Haiti cholera: Ban

New York - The United Nations has a "moral responsibility" to help impoverished Haiti end a devastating cholera outbreak some blame on peacekeepers, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says.
In the Media by AFP

Abbas to UN: Put Palestine under international protection

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas is to ask the United Nations to put the state of Palestine under "international protection" due to the worsening violence in Gaza, the PLO said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Iraq must make progress on govt or face 'chaos': UN

Baghdad - Iraqi politicians must move forward on forming a government or risk the country descending into "chaos", the UN's envoy said on Saturday, a day before lawmakers were scheduled to meet.
In the Media by AFP

Security Council urges Shiite rebels to quit Yemeni city

Rayshan Bani Matar - The United Nations Security Council called on Shiite rebels to leave the northern Yemeni city of Amran, which they seized in a major advance toward the capital.
In the Media by AFP

WHO urges gay men to consider preventive drugs for HIV

Geneva - The World Health Organization on Friday urged men who have gay sex to consider taking antiretroviral drugs, warning that HIV infections are rising among homosexual men in many parts of the world.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP)

De Mistura succeeds Brahimi as UN envoy for Syria

New York - Italian-Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura was named UN mediator for Syria on Thursday, taking on the challenging task of finding a political solution to the dragging civil war.
In the Media by Jennie Matthew (AFP)

UN given new and positive report on avoiding climate disaster

The report covers nearly every aspect of human society and asserts that the previous information the United Nations (UN) board was given is incorrect. Those creating and publishing the study believe climate change is not inevitable.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Afghan civilian casualties jump as fighting spreads

Kabul - Civilian casualties in Afghanistan soared by 24 percent in the first half of 2014, according to UN figures released Wednesday, revealing worsening nationwide violence as US-led troops leave after more than a decade fighting the Taliban.
In the Media by AFP

'Terrorist groups' seize former chemical weapons site

New York - The Iraqi government has told the United Nations that militants have seized one of Saddam Hussein's former chemical weapons factories, confirming an earlier claim by Washington.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

W. African Ebola epidemic 'likely to last months', says UN

Accra - The United Nations health agency said on Thursday it expected the worst Ebola outbreak in history to continue its deadly rampage through west Africa for at least "several months".
In the Media by Nana Boakye-Yiadom (AFP)

UN seeks to calm Ebola fears in W.Africa

Accra - The United Nations reassured west Africa on Wednesday that the world's deadliest-ever Ebola epidemic could be stopped in its tracks, telling the region's health ministers: "We can handle this.
In the Media by Nana Boakye-Yiadom (AFP) - 1 comment

UN to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels in DR Congo

New York - The UN Security Council decided to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels Allied Democratic Forces, who are active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, diplomats said.
In the Media by AFP

Food rations slashed for 800,000 African refugees: UN

Geneva - Nearly 800,000 refugees in Africa have had their food rations slashed due to a lack of global aid funding, threatening to push many to the brink of starvation, the UN warned on Tuesday.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP)

Rwanda genocide court upholds 30-year sentence for ex-army chief

Arusha - The UN court for Rwanda upheld a 30-year jail term for former army chief Augustin Bizimungu on Monday for his role in the 1994 genocide during which he called for the murder of minority Tutsis.
In the Media by AFP

Risk of Ebola spread in west Africa, WHO warns

Geneva - The World Health Organization has warned that Ebola could spread beyond hard-hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to neighbouring nations, but insisted that travel bans were not the answer.
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

UN says 110,000 have fled to Russia from Ukraine

Donetsk - Some 110,000 people have fled to Russia from Ukraine while more than 54,000 have been displaced inside the conflict-torn country, the UN said Friday.
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

Cocaine drops in top producer Colombia, says UN

Estanzuela - Cocaine production in Colombia, a top producer, dropped nearly 13 percent last year, despite steady coca leaf agriculture, the United Nations drug watchdog said Thursday.
In the Media by Lissy de Abreu (AFP)

Opium cultivation at highest level since 1998, UN says

Vienna - Opium poppy cultivation worldwide has reached its highest level in 16 years with number-one producer Afghanistan growing record amounts despite year-long Western efforts to eradicate the crop, the UN said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

WHO urges 'drastic action' on Ebola, calls 11-nation meeting

Geneva - The World Health Organization on Thursday called for "drastic action" to fight the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record, as it announced an 11-nation meeting to address the growing crisis.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP)

UN warns El Nino likely by end of year

Geneva - The "El Nino" phenomenon, which sparks climate extremes around the globe, is likely to take hold in the Pacific Ocean by the end of the year and could even do so within weeks, the UN said on Thursday.
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)
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