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Lack of fuel, rising food prices hampering UN aid efforts in Gaza, West Bank
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Friday, 02 May 2008
Lack of fuel, rising food prices hampering UN aid efforts in Gaza, West Bank
Fuel shortages and rising food prices are placing heavy burdens on the lead United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees and forcing it to cut back on life-saving activities in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, its spokesperson said today.Read Full Article ...
 
UN throws spotlight on pneumonia, world's biggest killer of children
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Friday, 02 May 2008
UN throws spotlight on pneumonia, world's biggest killer of children
A new report from the United Nations says that pneumonia kills more children than AIDS, malaria and measles combined, and calls for greater coverage of vulnera...
 
Meeting basic food needs
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Friday, 02 May 2008
Meeting basic food needs
Rising food prices in Afghanistan have left millions of people struggling and in need of assistance, a senior official from the United Nations World Food Progr...
 
Nepal's new constitution must enshrine press freedom, stresses UN official
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Friday, 02 May 2008
Nepal's new constitution must enshrine press freedom, stresses UN official
Enshrining guarantees of freedom of expression and access to information in Nepal's new constitution will be crucial tasks for the recently elected Constituent...
 
Largest-ever Eastern Europe/Central Asia AIDS conference kicks off - UN
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Friday, 02 May 2008
Largest-ever Eastern Europe/Central Asia AIDS conference kicks off - UN
The United Nations is taking part in the largest-ever AIDS conference covering Eastern Europe and Central Asia which kicks off tomorrow in Moscow.Read Full Art...
 
Ahead of Middle East Quartet talks, Ban Ki-moon meets with officials in London
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Thursday, 01 May 2008
Ahead of Middle East Quartet talks, Ban Ki-moon meets with officials in London
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met today in London with senior officials who will take part in tomorrow's meeting of the Middle East diplomatic Quartet - compri...
 
UN humanitarian chief condemns killing of senior aid worker in Chad
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Thursday, 01 May 2008
UN humanitarian chief condemns killing of senior aid worker in Chad
The United Nations humanitarian chief today strongly condemned the killing of Pascal Marlinge, Country Director of Save the Children-UK in Chad, and extended h...
 
UN war crimes tribunal grants leave to former senior Bosnian Croat figure
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Thursday, 01 May 2008
UN war crimes tribunal grants leave to former senior Bosnian Croat figure
The United Nations tribunal set up to deal with the worst war crimes committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s has granted temporary provisional relea...
 
Women hold key to breaking out of global food crisis, stresses Migiro
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Thursday, 01 May 2008
Women hold key to breaking out of global food crisis, stresses Migiro
Not only do women suffer the most from global problems, such as the current crisis arising from the surge in food prices, but they can also contribute the most...
 
Indigenous peoples most affected by climate change, Assembly President says
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Thursday, 01 May 2008
Indigenous peoples most affected by climate change, Assembly President says
Indigenous peoples are "most directly affected by environmental degradation caused by climate change," and are "the stewards of some of the most precious biolo...
 
Sister UN agencies boost ties to better serve world's vulnerable
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Thursday, 01 May 2008
Sister UN agencies boost ties to better serve world's vulnerable
The United Nations agencies tasked with assisting refugees and promoting sexual and reproductive health rights have bolstered their partnership to tackle commo...
 
Jamaican children need hope to resist violence, says ex-soldier and UN Advocate
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Thursday, 01 May 2008
Jamaican children need hope to resist violence, says ex-soldier and UN Advocate
Jamaican children need more opportunities, support and hope to resist and rise above violence, former child soldier and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)...
 
At UN gathering, Asia-Pacific nations agree to cooperate on renewable energy
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Thursday, 01 May 2008
At UN gathering, Asia-Pacific nations agree to cooperate on renewable energy
Asia-Pacific countries reached an agreement at a United Nations meeting in Bangkok to boost their collaboration on developing renewable energy in a bid to decr...
 
Marginalized groups must not be forgotten in response to food crisis – UN rights chief
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Thursday, 01 May 2008
Marginalized groups must not be forgotten in response to food crisis – UN rights chief
Solutions to the current food crisis spurred by soaring global food prices must include marginalized groups, the top United Nations human rights official said ...
 
Eritrea undermined basis of UN peacekeeping mission's mandate – Security Council
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Thursday, 01 May 2008
Eritrea undermined basis of UN peacekeeping mission's mandate – Security Council
Recalling its prior condemnation of Eritrea's hindrances, the Security Council said the country's ongoing obstruction of the United Nations Mission in Et...
 
Security Council extends UN mission in Western Sahara for another year
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Thursday, 01 May 2008
Security Council extends UN mission in Western Sahara for another year
The Security Council today extended until 30 April 2009 the mandate of the United Nations mission in Western Sahara (MINURSO), tasked with monitoring the cease...
 
Darfur: head of UN/AU peacekeeping force voices
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Thursday, 01 May 2008
Darfur: head of UN/AU peacekeeping force voices
The head of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, known as UNAMID, said today that he is just as anxious as people on the ground are for...
 
UN mission supporting southern Sudan peace accord extended for one year
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Thursday, 01 May 2008
UN mission supporting southern Sudan peace accord extended for one year
The Security Council today voted to extend the United Nations mission set up to support a 2005 accord that ended the long-running civil war between north and s...
 
Secretary-General to host upcoming Middle East Quartet meeting
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Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Secretary-General to host upcoming Middle East Quartet meeting
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will chair a meeting of the diplomatic Middle East Quartet - comprising the United Nations, the European Union, Russia and the Un...
 
Iraq must spend more on basic services, particularly for children, says UN envoy
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Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Iraq must spend more on basic services, particularly for children, says UN envoy
The Secretary-General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict has called on the Iraqi Government to spend more on basic services, noting that ...
 
Gaza power supplies critically low, warns UN
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Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Gaza power supplies critically low, warns UN
Due to disruptions at the Nahal Oz fuel crossing - which was attacked earlier this month by Palestinian militants - fuel supplies for Gaza are critically low, ...
 
Small arms thwart stability and development, Security Council told
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Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Small arms thwart stability and development, Security Council told
The threat to international peace and security posed by the uncontrolled trade in small arms and their excessive accumulation and proliferation cannot be overe...
 
New UN envoy discusses Afghanistan with United States officials
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Wednesday, 30 April 2008
New UN envoy discusses Afghanistan with United States officials
The new United Nations envoy to Afghanistan has just wrapped two days of meetings with United States officials in Washington, D.C., during which they expressed...
 
Postal services a key element of development, says Ban Ki-moon
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Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Postal services a key element of development, says Ban Ki-moon
Marking the 60th anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) as a United Nations agency, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has highlighted the important role o...
 
Colombia: UN experts call for ending violence against human rights defenders
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Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Colombia: UN experts call for ending violence against human rights defenders
A group of independent United Nations experts have called for urgent measures to protect those defending human rights in Colombia, following a recent surge in ...
 
Information chief urges Member States to help spread message about UN's work
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Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Information chief urges Member States to help spread message about UN's work
United Nations Member States must actively participate in explaining the work and role of the world body to the general public, the top UN communications offic...
 
Nearly 175 Timorese families displaced in 2006 fighting to return home - UN
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Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Nearly 175 Timorese families displaced in 2006 fighting to return home - UN
Nearly 175 families uprooted in the violence that swept through Timor-Leste three years ago are set to return to their homes today, a move welcomed by the Unit...
 
UN to draw up comprehensive plan to address world food crisis
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Wednesday, 30 April 2008
UN to draw up comprehensive plan to address world food crisis
The United Nations is aiming to have a comprehensive plan to tackle the global food crisis in place by the beginning of June, "around which the institutions an...
 
First official of UN-backed tribunal on Lebanese killings starts work
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Tuesday, 29 April 2008
First official of UN-backed tribunal on Lebanese killings starts work
The first official of the United Nations-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon to take up his functions, the registrar Robin Vincent, began his duties yesterday ...
 
Grave human rights violations against children continue in Philippines, UN finds
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Tuesday, 29 April 2008
Grave human rights violations against children continue in Philippines, UN finds
Both rebel and Government forces have killed and maimed children during ongoing conflicts in the Philippines, according to a report released today by United Na...
 
International Criminal Court calls for arrest of Congolese militia leader
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Tuesday, 29 April 2008
International Criminal Court calls for arrest of Congolese militia leader
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has called for the arrest of a militia leader accused of forcibly enlisting children as soldiers to fight in the volatil...
 
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