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Security Council calls for probe into killing of UN peacekeepers in South Sudan

The Security Council has called on the government of South Sudan to swiftly investigate the killing of five Indian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in the country (UNMISS). In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Council strongly condemned the attack by unidentified assailants on an UNMISS convoy in Jonglei State in which at [...]

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CAR Emergency Coordinator says looting continues in the country

Displaced people in Central African Republic

A special flight chartered by the UN children's agency (UNICEF) has delivered over 23 tons of supplies to conflict ravaged Central African Republic. Recent looting as rebels took over the country left hospitals and health facilities without medical supplies and equipment. UN Radio's Gerry Adams spoke with Robert McCarthy, UNICEF's Emergency Coordinator for the country, [...]

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Study finds banning trans fat "is the way forward"

The World Health Organization

Cookies and cakes, potato chips and pizza, French fries and frozen dinners: these are just some of the convenience foods which make life delicious. Part of the reason why these treats are so tasty is because they contain trans fat which is created by adding hydrogen to vegetable oil to give industrially produced food its [...]

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New stateless determination in UK welcomed by UN refugee agency

Interviews are an essential part of the stateless determination process. (© UNHCR/D.Telemans)

The new procedure to determine the status of stateless persons in the United Kingdom has been welcomed by the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR). UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming explains why the procedure, which came into effect on 6 April, is so important for stateless persons in the country. "It allows stateless people who are currently [...]

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UN Daily News 9 April 2013

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UN chief urges Syrian authorities to allow probe into alleged use of chemical weapons

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to the Syrian authorities to allow the investigation into alleged use of chemical weapons in the ongoing conflict in the country to proceed. Mr. Ban told reporters in Rome on Tuesday that he has read a report that the Syrian government does not agree to his proposed investigation [...]

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UN envoy condemns killing of five peacekeepers in South Sudan

A wounded civilian arriving in Juba after an ambush on an UNMISS convoy by unidentified assailants near Gumuruk in Jonglei State on 9 April. (Photo: UNMISS/Isaac Billy)

The head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Hilde Johnson has strongly condemned the killing of five peacekeepers and seven civilians working with the mission. According to UNMISS, the people died in an ambush by unidentified assailants near the settlement of Gumuruk, in Jonglei State on Tuesday. At least nine additional peacekeepers [...]

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UNRWA food distribution reopens

UNRWA food distribution

Food distribution installations reopened in Gaza on Tuesday, this after the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) received assurances from relevant parties that its staff will be working in a safe environment. UNRWA suspended its operations on Thursday following demonstrations sparked by a lack of funding for its cash assistance programme to 10,000 families in [...]

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UN chief holds "an uplifting, hopeful meeting" with Pope Francis

The Secretary-General and Pope Francis exchange gifts

  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had what he has described as "an uplifting, hopeful meeting" with Pope Francis  in Rome on Tuesday. Mr. Ban told reporters that the discussion included the need to advance social justice and accelerate the work to meet the Millennium Development Goals to end poverty. Mr. Ban said he was [...]

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An estimated 4.6 million people in Central African Republic affected by crisis

Children in a camp for displaced person in CAR

The United Nations Children's fund UNICEF has  delivered over 23 tones of essential drugs, water tanks and sanitation facilities to the conflict-ravaged Central African Republic capital city of Bangui. The consignment which arrived on Monday this week represents one of the first significant deliveries of relief supplies to the Central African Republic following recent weeks [...]

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Syrian refugees to reach 4 million by the end of 2013

Syrian child struggling to stay warm – UNHCR

The number of Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries could reach four million by the end of the year unless a political solution to the crisis in the country is found, according to the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR. To date Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq are hosting over 1.3 million Syrian refugees. UNHCR however says [...]

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Forests are essential for sustainable economic development: U.S. official

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The United Nations Forum on Forests continues in Istanbul Turkey. Donn Bobb reports. Forests as well as other natural ecosystems constitute essential natural infrastructure for sustainable economic development, poverty alleviation, and improved human well-being. That's what the United States Assistant Secretary in Oceans and Environment at the Department of State Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones told the [...]

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