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Ban Ki-moon in Liberia, recommitting UN's support to fight Ebola

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's meeting with President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Monrovia, Liberia. Credit: UN/Evan Schneider 
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Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Liberia has the full support of the United Nations to fight the Ebola virus disease and to build a stronger society, according to the UN Secretary-General. Ban Ki-moon was on Friday in Liberia,…

19 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Ukraine conflict leaves 600,000 in urgent need, says UNICEF

Children swept up in violence in Ukraine.  UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi

Six-hundred thousand people in Ukraine urgently need help because of the ongoing crisis according to UNICEF which says it needs another 32.4 million dollars to scale up its aid effort there. Announcing the…

19 Dec 2014 / Listen /
"Transnational crime is fuelling terrorism," says UN political affairs chief Reports of machete and axe attacks in DRC Dry season marks start of race to stock up food reserves for South Sudan "Different approach" needed to support Syrians Disaster-related deaths in Asia-Pacific rise three-fold in past decade Migrant deaths increase globally in 2014 Funding urged to counter “biggest threat” to Syrian children "Significant progress" made in Afghanistan Grassroots movement "to stop the bloodshed" in Libya Normalization of US-Cuba relations "heartily" welcomed by UN Chief World Bank urged to recognize human rights in its policies Donors asked by UN chief to "dig deep" for emergency funds More “global action” needed in 2015, says UN Chief
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UN actively "hunting the virus" in affected areas

Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, addresses the press following his recentntrip to West Africa

Efforts are now being focused on "hunting the Ebola virus", the UN Secretary-General announced on Monday. Mr Ban Ki-moon…

22 Dec 2014 / Listen /

South Sudanese leaders need to put nation first

Refugees at Yida refugee camp in South Sudan's Unity State queue for hours for food and soap. As the camp swells and disease takes a toll, aid agencies are working to raise awareness about proper hygiene 
© Hannah McNeish/IRIN

Political leaders in South Sudan should make the needs of the nation a priority rather than putting their personal…

22 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Vanuatu: connecting the "unconnected" key to future

Fred Samuel, Chief Information Officer for the Office of the Prime Minister for the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu.  (ITU video capture)

Developing internet connectivity for the so-called "unconnected" can help impact economic and social development, particularly in the least developed…

22 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Number of Ebola cases in West Africa still "too high", says UN chief

A lab technician is getting ready to enter the Isolation ward of the government run hopital of Kabala, Sierra Leone to take blood sample from a suspected ebola case.  Photo by UNMEER/ Martine Perret.

Despite the progress that has been made in containing the spread of Ebola in Liberia, now is not the…

19 Dec 2014 / Listen /
Humanitarian priorities for 2015 to be set by aid workers battling crises Battered women in Spain need better protection Azerbaijan promises broadband internet access to all citizens No better way forward for Afghanistan than unity government Young working migrants resented in industrialized countries Action needed to save migrants from exploitative smugglers Accord hailed as "ground-breaking first step" in US-Cuba relations Pledges are made to UN emergency relief fund One million people could face food insecurity due to Ebola Women held for spouses' crimes in South Sudan Afghanistan needs "unity of purpose and common vision" Pakistan receives UN support following "most barbaric attack" Guinea faces "daunting" challenges in fighting Ebola Investment in agriculture needed to feed 9 billion people by 2050 Broadband is "highway" to inclusivity South Africa’s “economic challenges” after 20 years of democracy New diagnostic tests for Ebola expected in coming months South Sudanese mark one year anniversary of conflict
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