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Afghanistan can "ill afford" a post-election slide to violence

Listen / Ján Kubis. UNAMA@PHOTO

Afghanistan can ill-afford the "unpredictable impacts on security, stability, its economy and the wider region" if violence erupts over the current political stalemate. That's what Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Ján Kubis told the Security Council on Wednesday. In the run-off elections held on 14 [...]

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Experts tapped to advise and support UN-led Sri Lanka conflict probe

Listen / Martti Ahtisaari, Silvia Cartwright (center) and Asma Jahangir (right ). UN Photos/Stephenie Hollyman, Mark Garten, Jean-Marc Ferre.

Three international experts are to support a team set up to conduct a comprehensive investigation of alleged human rights violations during Sri Lanka's armed conflict. The announcement was made by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, on Wednesday. The Sri Lankan Government declared victory over the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam [...]

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Iraqi security forces and ISIL accused of carrying out executions: UN

Listen / Nickolay Mladenov. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The warring factions in Iraq have both been accused of carrying out summary executions, according to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq. The Sunni-Islamist militants, know as ISIL, have been battling the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) over the past two weeks for control of the country. ISIL has been branded a "terrorist organization" [...]

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Iraq faces serious food security concerns due to conflict

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Iraq is facing serious food security concerns following the recent escalation of conflict in the country, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Wednesday. Over one million people have fled their homes in the last six months disrupting the harvesting of wheat and barley crops. In total, 2 million Iraqis are now displaced within [...]

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Contribution of seafarers to world economy recognized by UN

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The contribution that seafarers make to the world economy is being recognized by the United Nations on Wednesday. The UN says crews that serve on commercial ships are "the oil that keeps the global trade machine moving." It's the fourth time the UN's International Maritime Organization (IMO) has celebrated the annual Day of the Seafarer. [...]

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Seafarers "oil that keeps global trade machine moving": UN

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Seafarers around the world are being recognised by the United Nations for their contribution to the global economy. Crews that serve on commercial ships have been described as "the oil that keeps the global trade machine moving." The UN's International Maritime Organization (IMO) is celebrating the annual Day of the Seafarer on Wednesday. The IMO's [...]

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Reconciliation process progressing ahead of elections in Côte d’Ivoire

Listen / Aichatou Mindaoudou. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

The reconciliation process in Côte d’Ivoire is progressing ahead of presidential elections which are due to be held next year, according to the top UN envoy in the country. The West African nation is recovering from the political crisis and violence that followed the refusal of former President Laurent Gbagbo to concede defeat in the [...]

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