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Terrorism is our common enemy, says UN Secretary-General

Listen / Sahle-Work Zewde (left). UN Photo/Davide Bellucca

The terrorist agenda is audacious and requires a robust international response, according to the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Ban Ki-moon's message was delivered by the Director-General of the UN Office at Nairobi, Sahle-Work Zewde, at an African summit on terrorism on Tuesday. Organized by the African Union, the meeting brings together African leaders to [...]

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UN Chief "alarmed" by Israel seizure of land in West Bank

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The UN Secretary-General has expressed alarm at the announcement by Israeli authorities to declare as so-called “state land” nearly 1,000 acres of land in the Bethlehem area of the West Bank. Ban Ki-moon warned that the seizure of such a large swathe of land risks paving the way for settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian [...]

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Life-saving supplies enter Amerli in Iraq after siege lifted

Listen / Workers unload trucks laden with hundreds of tents for families displaced by the recent fighting in Iraq.© UNHCR/E.Colt

Forty-five metric tonnes of life-saving supplies have been delivered to the population of the town of Amerli in Iraq following the end of a two month siege, according to UNICEF. An estimated 3,000 women, children and their families had been living in dire conditions, the agency says, trapped by the Islamic militant group ISIL. The [...]

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Vaccination for children at a standstill due to Ebola, says UNICEF

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The Ebola virus disease is creating very negative effects for children in West Africa—mostly on health care and education—according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The agency says vital health care services for children have come to a standstill in Ebola affected countries, with routine vaccination services no longer taking place. There is also [...]

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Over 1 million people in Somalia face acute food insecurity: UN

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A crisis is unfolding in Somalia with over one million people facing acute food insecurity, the Humanitarian Coordinator in the country has warned. That's up 20 per cent from more than 850,000 six month ago, Philippe Lazzarini said. The findings were issued by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit and the Famine Early Warning [...]

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Ukraine conflict pushes more people from their homes

Listen / A resident of the Artema suburb of Sloviansk, Ukraine, in the rubble of what used to be her summer kitchen, in July 2014. Photo: UNHCR/Iva Zimova

The number of displaced people in eastern Ukraine has more than doubled in the last one month as more people flee their homes to escape fighting between government forces and opposition armed groups according to the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR. As of 1 September, UNHCR estimates that 260,000 people were displaced compared to 117,000 at [...]

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Stopping climate change "about people, about survival"

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Putting an end to the harmful affects of climate change is about the survival of people across the world. That's the view of the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Climate Change, Mary Robinson. In September more than 125 world leaders are expected to attend a Climate Summit at the United Nations in New York. It's [...]

2 Sep 2014 | Posted in Focus on Climate Change, Small Island Developing States, Today's Features | Read More »

Over 1 million Somalis face acute food insecurity, says UN official

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More than one million people in Somalia face acute food insecurity, according to the latest findings of an assessment of the situation in the Horn of Africa country. The joint assessment was conducted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network. It says that as many as 218,000 [...]

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Heads of state have not addressed climate issues "sufficiently"

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Heads of state around the world have not addressed climate issues "sufficiently" according to the UN's Special Envoy for Climate Change. More than 125 world leaders are due to gather at a Climate Summit in New York at the end of September in order to build momentum for a global agreement on tackling climate change. [...]

2 Sep 2014 | Posted in Small Island Developing States, Today's News | Read More »

"Sea-locked countries" face up to climate change

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Small island nations are looking at ways to work with the international community to counter the danger of climate change. Many small island developing states or SIDS fear that rising sea levels caused by climatic variations could threaten their very existence. Countries from around the world are meeting in Samoa to discuss the challenges faced [...]

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