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Somalia still faces many challenges, says top UN envoy

Listen / Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General Nicholas Kay [UN Photo/Tobin Jones]

Despite the progress that the government of Somalia has made in its efforts to consolidate its authority almost a year since its formation, the country still faces many challenges. That's what Nicholas Kay, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia told a meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council in Addis [...]

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UN Committee appalled by killing of Syrian children in alleged chemical attack

Syrian children affected by the conflict.

The alleged chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of the Syrian capital, Damascus, that reportedly killed more than 300 civilians, including many children, is a tragic and horrifying example of how Syrian children are paying the ultimate price in the conflict, according to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. The committee says [...]

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UN relief agency for Palestine refugees condemns killing of its staff by Israeli forces

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The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has condemned the killing of its staff member by Israeli forces. UNRWA says the staff member was shot dead during an operation by Israeli forces in Qalandiya Refugee Camp in the occupied West Bank on Monday morning. UN spokesperson Farhan Haq has more. "Credible reports [...]

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UN experts start probe into alleged chemical weapons use in Syria

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a press conference in Seoul. [UN Photo/Evan Schneider]

United Nations experts investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria began their work on Monday although one of their vehicles was shot at, says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. In a note to the press, Secretary-General Ban says that he spoke to the head of the UN Office of Disarmament Affairs, Angela Kane, who [...]

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Snipers open fire on UN team in Syria

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Snipers have opened fire on the convoy of UN inspectors heading to the sites of suspected chemical weapons use, according to the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. Gerry Adams report. Duration: 3’07″

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Asia-Pacific countries look beyond the MDGs to the post-2015 Development Agenda

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The post Millennium Development Goals agenda is the focus discussions by senior government officials from the Asia-Pacific region meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. Heads of State, ministers and high-level representatives from the region are exploring and identifying the key challenges they need to address in the elaboration of the UN Development Agenda beyond 2015. The year [...]

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UN labour agency launches tool to step up fight against child labour

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The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a training guide to step up the fight against the worst forms of child labour. The ILO says the new tool is aimed at guiding efforts towards the goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour by 2016. The guide defines the worst forms of child labour [...]

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UN chief demands access for UN chemical weapons investigation team in Syria

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaking at the Republic of Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Meeting Room in Seoul. [UN Photo/Evan Schneider]

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has demanded access for the UN Chemical Weapons Investigation Team in Syria. Speaking in Seoul, South Korea on Monday, Mr. Ban said the team on the ground has been working around the clock to respond to the latest reports of alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. Secretary-General Ban stressed that [...]

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UN urges Syrians to cooperate in probing alleged chemical weapons use

Listen / Secretary-General speaks to correspondents before his meeting with Ǻke Sellström (29/04/2013)

The United Nations has stressed the need for all sides in the Syrian conflict to extend their cooperation to its team that is investigating alleged use of chemical weapons in the country. A statement issued by the UN Secretary-General's spokesperson on Monday says that UN experts have been deliberately shot at by unidentified snipers. According [...]

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