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Special Representative deplores violence against women in Egypt

Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

The Government and religious leaders of Egypt must send a clear and categorical signal that the vicious crimes of rape and other sexual assaults will not be tolerated, said Zainab Bangura in a statement on Wednesday. At least 25 women were reportedly sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo in late January, some violently, [...]

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Monaco is helping to contribute to environmental sustainability:Ban

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Environmental sustainability and how the United Nations is working with partners such as Monaco to achieve it was the subject of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's address to the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco on Wednesday . Monaco may be small, but its heart is large, said the Secretary-General as he addressed a gathering at the Oceanographic [...]

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Security Council holds talks on UN presence in Mali

The Security Council on Wednesday held consultations on potential UN engagement in Mali. Council members heard of two possible options proposed by the UN Secretary-General in his latest report on the country. The crisis in Mali was sparked by a military coup last March and the occupation of parts of the north of the country [...]

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UN Daily News 3 April 2013

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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UNRWA receives $15 million from Saudi Fund for Development for Gaza reconstruction

Destroyed homes Photo credit: courtesy from Samar Abu el Ouf

Over seven thousand families in Gaza are due to receive financial support from UNRWA, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, to repair and reconstruct their homes. A generous donation of over $15 million dollars from the Saudi Fund for Development is making it possible for the war-damaged shelters [...]

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Helping Mali resolve crisis is high priority: Feltman

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman

Ensuring that the United Nations does its utmost to help Mali resolve the complex crisis it faces today is one of the highest priorities for the Secretary-General, Jeffrey Feltman told the UN Security Council on Wednesday. Mr. Feltman, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, said important work is already underway on the ground in [...]

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Gaza refugee families get financial support from UNRWA

A building in Rafah near the border crossings to Egypt and Israel shows the scars that recurrent Israeli military operations have left on Gazan infrastructure.

A generous donation of $ 15.6 million by the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) will enable UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, to provide urgently needed cash subsidies directly to 7,000 affected refugee families. The money will support the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the war-damaged shelters [...]

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WHO: Measure your blood pressure, reduce your risk

World Health Organization

Over a billion people worldwide suffer from hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Hypertension is most prevalent in Africa where it affects up to 46 per cent of adults. Ahead of the annual World Health Day which is marked on April 7 each year, WHO is calling [...]

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