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Fresh outbreak of polio emerges in northern Nigeria - UN health agency
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Monday, 23 June 2008
Fresh outbreak of polio emerges in northern Nigeria - UN health agency
An outbreak of polio has hit northern Nigeria again and started spreading into neighbouring countries, the United Nations health agency says, warning of a potential international outbreak on the scale of the one that struck 20 countries between 2003 and 2006.Read Full Article ...
 
UN team begins work to verify Syrian nuclear reactor claim
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Monday, 23 June 2008
UN team begins work to verify Syrian nuclear reactor claim
A team from the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency has arrived in Syria to probe allegations that an installation destroyed by Israel last September was a ...
 
UN agencies assist South Africa in wake of xenophobic violence
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Monday, 23 June 2008
UN agencies assist South Africa in wake of xenophobic violence
An inter-agency United Nations team is helping the South African Government respond to last month's wave of xenophobic attacks that killed some 60 people and l...
 
Kenyan youth to receive skills training following Secretary-General's donation
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Monday, 23 June 2008
Kenyan youth to receive skills training following Secretary-General's donation
Young people in two Nairobi slums will be the first beneficiaries of a $100,000 donation by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to assist a United Nations agency wor...
 
UN award winners should inspire governments to excel in public service - Migiro
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Monday, 23 June 2008
UN award winners should inspire governments to excel in public service - Migiro
The winners of this year's United Nations public service awards should inspire governments around the world to step up their efforts to deliver vital basic ser...
 
Darfur faces potential food crisis unless action taken now, warn UN agencies
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Monday, 23 June 2008
Darfur faces potential food crisis unless action taken now, warn UN agencies
United Nations agencies operating in Darfur are calling for urgent action to avert a potential food crisis this year in the war-wracked Sudanese region resulti...
 
British children's author partners with UNESCO to help young people in need
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Monday, 23 June 2008
British children's author partners with UNESCO to help young people in need
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is teaming up with its newly-named Artist for Peace and British writer Lauren Chi...
 
Central African countries becoming impatient with Ugandan rebels - UN envoy
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Monday, 23 June 2008
Central African countries becoming impatient with Ugandan rebels - UN envoy
The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) is continuing to commit atrocities in Central Africa, and the countries of the region are growing impatient with the rebel gro...
 
Senior UNICEF official begins visit to Ethiopia to assess drought situation
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Monday, 23 June 2008
Senior UNICEF official begins visit to Ethiopia to assess drought situation
The deputy chief of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) arrived in Ethiopia today for the start of a four-day visit to review the humanitarian situatio...
 
UN refugee agency demands release of abducted Somali staffer
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Monday, 23 June 2008
UN refugee agency demands release of abducted Somali staffer
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has called for the immediate and unconditional release of a Somali staff member who was abducted on S...
 
Ban voices concern after opposition pulls out of violence-ridden Zimbabwe polls
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Sunday, 22 June 2008
Ban voices concern after opposition pulls out of violence-ridden Zimbabwe polls
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his concern over the political impasse in Zimbabwe, calling today's withdrawal of the opposition leader from nex...
 
Kosovo plan is a 'practical and workable solution,' Ban tells Security Council
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Sunday, 22 June 2008
Kosovo plan is a 'practical and workable solution,' Ban tells Security Council
The proposal to reconfigure the United Nations' presence in Kosovo is “a practical and workable solution” to one of the world's most intractabl...
 
UN relief chief welcomes Israel-Gaza cessation of violence
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Sunday, 22 June 2008
UN relief chief welcomes Israel-Gaza cessation of violence
The head of the United Nations humanitarian wing today welcomed the announced cessation of violence between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip....
 
Ban calls for 'redoubled' efforts on causes and consequences of forced displacement
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Sunday, 22 June 2008
Ban calls for 'redoubled' efforts on causes and consequences of forced displacement
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has marked World Refugee Day today with a call for greater international solidarity to protect victims of forced displacement acr...
 
Senior UN political official meets South African leader after visit to Zimbabwe
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Friday, 20 June 2008
Senior UN political official meets South African leader after visit to Zimbabwe
Senior United Nations political aide Haile Menkerios met with South African President Thabo Mbeki in Pretoria today, following a five-day visit to neighbouring...
 
UN promotes sports and peace project in Kenya
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Friday, 20 June 2008
UN promotes sports and peace project in Kenya
More than 300 children from across the Kenyan capital Nairobi will gather tomorrow to launch a three-month event to promote peace and reconciliation organized ...
 
Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders to hold talks in July, announces UN envoy
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Friday, 20 June 2008
Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders to hold talks in July, announces UN envoy
The leaders of the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot communities, Demetris Christofias and Mehmet Ali Talat, will meet again on 1 July for further talks on...
 
UNICEF reports rising trend of violence against children in strife-torn countries
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Friday, 20 June 2008
UNICEF reports rising trend of violence against children in strife-torn countries
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reports that child kidnappings are on the rise in several countries affected by violence - including Haiti where mo...
 
Outer space technology critical to all humanity, UN says
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Friday, 20 June 2008
Outer space technology critical to all humanity, UN says
The use of space technology for disaster management, climate change and food security were among the main themes of the 51st session of the United Nations Comm...
 
Nearly 50 sites nominated to join UNESCO World Heritage List
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Friday, 20 June 2008
Nearly 50 sites nominated to join UNESCO World Heritage List
The committee that considers requests for inscription on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Heritage List will have 4...
 
Myanmar: UN food agency appeals for funding to keep aid helicopters flying
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Friday, 20 June 2008
Myanmar: UN food agency appeals for funding to keep aid helicopters flying
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says it is critically short of funds to keep a fleet of ten helicopters in the air in Myanmar, where they are pla...
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina still enduring serious displaced problem - UN expert
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Friday, 20 June 2008
Bosnia and Herzegovina still enduring serious displaced problem - UN expert
Too many citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina remain displaced from their homes 13 years after the country's war ended, and many of those that have gone back to ...
 
Rising immunization rates helping poor countries, UN-backed alliance reports
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Friday, 20 June 2008
Rising immunization rates helping poor countries, UN-backed alliance reports
Significant progress is being made in strengthening the health systems and improving the immunization programmes of the world's poorest countries, according to...
 
DR Congo: UN mission begins sensitization training for Government troops
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Friday, 20 June 2008
DR Congo: UN mission begins sensitization training for Government troops
Government forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being given a week-long training course in child protection, human rights, sexual violence ...
 
Kosovo plan is a
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Friday, 20 June 2008
Kosovo plan is a
The proposal to reconfigure the United Nations' presence in Kosovo is "a practical and workable solution" to one of the world's most intractable issues, Secret...
 
UN seeks $445 million to rebuild Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon
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Friday, 20 June 2008
UN seeks $445 million to rebuild Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon
The United Nations and the Lebanese Government will be seeking $445 million to rebuild the devastated Nahr El-Bared Palestinian refugee camp during an internat...
 
?Protection' the theme as UN activities mark World Refugee Day
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Friday, 20 June 2008
?Protection' the theme as UN activities mark World Refugee Day
From recreations of refugee camp life in national capitals to film festivals, food bazaars and fashion shows, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees...
 
Ban calls for
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Friday, 20 June 2008
Ban calls for
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has marked World Refugee Day today with a call for greater international solidarity to protect victims of forced displacement acr...
 
On World Blood Donor Day, UN agency stresses value of voluntary donations
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Friday, 20 June 2008
On World Blood Donor Day, UN agency stresses value of voluntary donations
China and the United Arab Emirates are both close to reaching 100 per cent voluntary donations for their national blood supplies, the United Nations health age...
 
Escalating violence in Zimbabwe
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Thursday, 19 June 2008
Escalating violence in Zimbabwe
The top United Nations political official today called the escalating violence in Zimbabwe "unacceptable," adding that, should current conditions prevail, it w...
 
Security Council demands action to end sexual violence as a tactic in war
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Thursday, 19 June 2008
Security Council demands action to end sexual violence as a tactic in war
The Security Council today demanded that all sides to armed conflicts around the world stop using violence against women as a tactic of war and take much tough...
 
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