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UN / SUDAN SOUTH SUDAN

The Security Council issued a Presidential Statement today (31 August) welcoming recent progress in negotiations betweenSudanandSouth Sudanand urging them to move forward with implementation.  UNTV

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HAITI / ISAAC AFTERMATH

As tropical storm Isaac moved away, people in poor village inHaiti's seaside south return to their homes after a successful evacuation. MINUSTAH

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TIMOR / ANNIVERSARY

The President of Timor-Leste Taur Matan Ruak said on Thursday (30 August) that the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) will be long remembered as a success in peacekeeping operations. UNMIT

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IRAN/ BAN TALK

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he believed "Iranwould benefit from fully drawing on the activism of civil society." IRIB

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GENEVA/ SYRIA

The United Nations Children’s Fund said today (31 August) that it is “deeply concerned", that in Syria and the surrounding region, "we may be or are looking at one of the biggest humanitarian emergencies in the lastdecades.” CH UNTV

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UN / COUNCIL SYRIA

UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told a meeting of the Security Council today (30 August) that both the Government and the opposition have chosen the path of armed confrontation, with no immediate prospect of an end to the fighting and resolution of the conflict. UNTV

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CHAD / SURVEY

The global acute malnutrition rate for children under 5 in nine of the Sahel regions ofChadis above the World Health Organization's emergency threshold of 15 per cent, according to a new survey. UNICEF  

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IMF / BRIEFING

The International Monetary Fund said today (30 August) that a mission to Greece is expected to return next week to continue the review of the program. IMF

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UN / LEBANON

The United Nations (UN) Security Council today (30 August) voted to condemn any attempt to threatenLebanon. UNTV

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UN / SYRIA SUMMIT

French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Laurent Fabius, said today (30 August) that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and his clan "must be held accountable for their crimes before the International Criminal Court." UNTV

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WORLD BANK/ FOOD PRICES

Global food prices soared by 10 percent in July from a month ago, with maize and soybean reaching all-time peaks due to an unprecedented summer of droughts and high temperatures in both the United States and Eastern Europe, according to the World Bank Group's latest Food Price Watch report. WORLD BANK/IMF /FILE

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DRC/ VIOLENCE

The United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) and the UN Stabilization mission (MONUSCO) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) yesterday (28 August) expressed concern over further massacres of civilians in the Eastern region of North Kivu. OHCHR

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ZIMBABWE / FOOD SECURITY

Irregular rains, poor agricultural practices and ongoing economic challenges have pushed Zimbabwe into an increasingly critical food security situation, the United Nations food relief agency warned this week (27 August). WFP

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UN / WATER WEEK

  Despite tremendous progress in the last two decades in bringing access to improved drinking water sources to billions of people, finishing the task is not going to be easy, according to UNICEF at the start of World Water Week. UNTV / FILE

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JORDAN / SYRIA REFUGEES

The UN refugee agency said on Tuesday that arrivals from  Syria to the Za’atri camp in the north ofJordanhas doubled in the past week.   A UN Children's Fund video team, in the camp earlier this month, showed that conditions were difficult even then, for some 7,000 refugees, mostly women and children.  UNICEF

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HAITI / TEMPORARY SHELTERS

Tropical storm Isaac highlights the plight of   390.000  people still housed in  575 tent camps remaining since a 2010 earthquake – with families being moved from temporary shelters to temporary shelters. MINUSTAH

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UN / SMALL ARMS

Top UN officials today (27 August) urged sustained efforts to tackle the illegal trade in small arms and light weapons, which they said  kill more than half a million people each year and take a particularly heavy toll on civilians.  UNTV

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NIGERIA / DROUGHT

Across theSahelregion nearly quarter of a million children have received treatment in the first four months of this year but Unicef needs another 146 million dollars to sustain this work for the rest of the year to treat the 1.1 million youngsters estimated to need urgent help because of an area-wide drought. UNICEF

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HAITI / ISAAC

According to Haitian government and news reports the death toll from Tropical storm Isaac which hitHaitilate Friday night has reached 19. MINUSTAH

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HAITI / REBUILD GLOBALLY

Responding to the devastating earthquake of January 2010, "REBUILD Globally" established itself inHaitito help improve the lives of those most affected inPort-au-Princeand the surrounding area. So they employed 30 Haitian women for its work shop in Tabarre inHaiti's capital Port au Prince. MINUSTAH

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HAITI / ISAAC EVACUATION

With tropical storm Isaac heading towards Haiti the government today (24 August) is attempting to evacuate as many as possible of the 300,000 people still living in tent camps since the 2010 earthquake. MINUSTAH

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HAITI / HOUSE RECONSTRUCTION

Working under the threat of another hurricane season, Haitians, aided by the UN Development Programme, rush to complete repairs to houses damaged in the 2010 earthquake. MINUSTAH

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UN / BRAHIMI

Lakhdar Brahimi, the new Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States on the Syrian crisis, said today  (24  August)  he is "honoured, flattered, humbled and scared" to tackle the job ahead of him.  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Brahimi could count on the full support of the world community. [...]

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IFAD / WATER CONFERENCE ADVANCER

At World Water Week inStockholm next week, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will promote ways to produce more food despite increasing water scarcity. IFAD

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GENEVA / SOUTH SUDAN

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) today (24 August) voiced alarm about the health situation of more than 100,000 refugees spread out across two states in South Sudan.    CH UNTV

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UN / CONFERENCE ON AGEING

Some 193 nations and almost 100 NGOs meet to discuss increasing protection for older persons. UNTV

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SOUTH SUDAN / VULNERABLE REFUGEES

The UN Refugee Agency is running a camp in Yusuf Batil, South Sudan, specifically to assist elderly, disabled and sickly Sudanese refugees. UNTV

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UN / AMOS

The UN's Emergency Relief Coordinator said today (22 August) Syrians face urgent and growing needs for health care, shelter, food, water and sanitation, with 1, 2 million people sheltered in public buildings and a shortage of medicines. UNTV

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UN / BAN IRAN

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Iran at the end of the month to take part in the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), according to his Spokesperson. UNTV

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UN / ELIASSON

Jan Elliasson, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General warned today of a food crisis that could lead to social unrest. UNTV

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UN / MIDDLE EAST

Jeffrey Feltman, the recently appointed United Nations chief for Political Affairs said  today (22 August) at the United Nations in New York that while direct exchanges had continued between the Palestinian and Israeli authorities, he still was concerned by the lack of progress in the negotiations that could lead to "successful outcomes." UNTV

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MELES ZENAWI

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (21 August) issued a statement saying he was "deeply saddened" by the death of Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. UNTV FILE  

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OCHA / BEYONCE HUMANITARIAN DAY

A UN spokesman  reported today (21 August) that the World Humanitarian Day 2012 campaign made social media history by sharing more than one billion messages by 19 August, encouraging people to do something good for someone else. UNTV, OCHA

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UN / KOSOVO

Following a visit to the Balkans by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last month, his representative in Kosovo today (21 August) called on the Security Council to encourage leaders inSerbiaand Kosovo to take a bolder approach to core political issues facing the region, while putting in place agreed-upon measures on practical matters. UNTV

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SOMALIA / PARLIAMENT

Some 215 of the total number of 275 Members of Parliament were sworn in yesterday (20 August) at an inauguration ceremony in the capital, Mogadishu, passing the benchmark of 185 which allows for the new Federal Parliament to convene with a functioning majority. AMISOM

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SUDAN / WFP AIR DROP

The United Nations World Food Programme  has begun a series of airdrops to replenish rapidly diminishing food stocks for more than 100,000 people in South Sudan who have fled fighting in Sudan. WFP

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MALI / WASH-IN-SCHOOLS

A program supported by UNICEF and partners aims to bring clean water and improved sanitation facilities to more than a half million children across Mali. UNICEF

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SOMALIA / EID

Soldiers from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) break their Ramadan fast at the end of the day and prepare for the end of Ramadan, Eid ul –Fitr.   AMISOM

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HAITI / DRUG DESTRUCTION

Haitian police destroy  nearly two and a half tons of cocaine and marijuana from seizures during counter-drug operations  over the last 4 years. MINUSTAH

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UN / BRAHIMI

Veteran diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi will be the new Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and League of Arab States for the crisis in Syria, taking over the peace-facilitation role played over the past several months by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, a UN spokesperson said today (17 August). UNTV / UNHCR

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SOUTH SUDAN / POLICE GRADUATION

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the Ministry of Interior of South Sudan, today (17 August) signed a memorandum of understanding on the transformation of South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS)in the capital Juba.  UNMISS

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UN / BAGHDAD ANNIVERSARY

 Ahead of World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson laid a commemorative wreath today (17 August) at UN Headquarters in memory of those who perished at the 2003 Canal Hotel bombing in Baghdad, Iraq. UNTV

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SOUTH SUDAN / REFUGEE RELOCATION

Fifteen thousand refugees inSouth Sudanare having to move to higher ground after heavy rains turned parts of Jamam camp into swamps. UNHCR

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GENEVA / MALI CHILD SOLDIERS

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today (17 August) said it had received reports that armed groups in northern Maliare increasingly recruiting and using children for military purposes, and called on all parties to keep them out of the way of conflict.  CH UNTV

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SYRIA / HUMANITARIAN UPDATE

The escalating violence in Syria is continuing to put a strain on the country’s health services, The World Health Organization (WHO) said today (17 August), and the destruction of the sanitation system in Damascus appears to be contaminating water supplies exacerbating health risks. CH UNTV

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UN / SYRIA

The President of the Security Council for the month of August announced today (16 August) that the mandate of the UN Observer Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) will be allowed to expire and a new liaison office will be established inDamascus. UNTV

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JORDAN / SYRIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN

As the number of Syrian refugees in Jordan's Za'atri camp draws to more than four thousand, almost 50 percent of those are children. UNHCR

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UN / BEYONCE

American singer Beyonce, who has joined forces with the United Nations to promote World Humanitarian Day (19 August), talks about her motivation and hopes for the campaign.

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TIMOR-LESTE / BAN EDUCATION

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (16 August) highlighted a new global initiative aimed at raising the importance of education. UNMIT

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SYRIA / AMOS

The United Nations (UN) Emergency Relief Coordinator said today (16 August) in Syria that as many as 2.5 million people were in need of humanitarian assistance. UNSMIS  

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UN / SYRIA

President of the Security Council says the UN "cannot leave the room" on Syria. UNTV

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SOMALIA / SOLDIERS

Recently trained members of the Somali National Army (SNA) held their graduation parade at an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) training facility on the western fringes of the Somali capitalMogadishu. AMISOM

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SYRIA / AMOS

On the second day of a three-day trip toSyria, the top United Nations relief official today (15 August) met with the Syrian foreign minister and visited a center assisting displaced people. UNSMIS

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MAURITANIA / MALIAN REFUGEES

Mbera Refugee Camp inMauritaniais growing. In the last six months thousands of Malians have come here….seeking refuge. UNHCR

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TIMOR-LESTE / BAN KI-MOON

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today praised the people of Timor-Leste for the progress they have made ten years after the country's restoration of independence, commending the Government for consolidating a security sector that will be able to protect the country as the United Nations peacekeeping mission prepares to leave at the end of the [...]

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SYRIA / AMOS

  United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos held talks inSyriatoday (14 August) on ways to increase humanitarian aid to civilians trapped or displaced by intensifying fighting between government and rebel forces. UNSMIS

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GENEVA / SYRIA REFUGEES

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) today (14 August) reported mounting attacks on people fleeing from violence inSyriato neighbouring countries. CH UNTV

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JORDAN / SYRIA REFUGEES

As the situation worsens inSyria, The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) is bracing itself for what may lie ahead. UNHCR

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SOMALIA / UPDATE

The Secretary-General's Special Representative for Somalia, Augustine Mahiga, said that the 20 August deadline that will mark the end of the Transitional Government in Somalia, will be a “watershed” towards greater democracy in the country. UNPOS

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COTE D'IVOIRE / MINES

A year afterCôte d'Ivoire's post-electoral crisis, the West African country has undertaken an environmental cleanup of dangerous military sites, including stockpiles of landmines. UNOCI

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UN / OCEANS

United Nations Secretary-General   Ban Ki-moon Sunday (12 August) launched a new initiative to protect the oceans and the people whose livelihoods depend on it, and called on countries to work together to achieve a more sustainable management of this precious resource and address the threats it is currently facing. WORLD BANK / TELEVICIONMALDIVES

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SYRIA / GAYE

 The head of the UN observer mission inSyriatoday (13 August) appealed to both sides of the conflict to drop their "mindset of military logic" and prioritize the needs of civilians. UNSMIS

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HAITI / BRAZILIAN BIODIGESTOR

The United Nations Mission in Haiti  together with the Brazilian Battalion and the Non-Governmental Organization 'Viva Rio' have been installing  biodigestors in public toilets throughout Port au Prince. MINUSTAH  

11 Aug 2012 | Read More »

OPT / YOUTH DAY

Celebrations of Youth Day in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. UNICEF

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UN / ARAUD

French Ambassador Gérard Araud today (10 August) warned that the alternative to appointing a successor to Kofi Annan and sticking to his six-point plan forSyria"means war".UNTV

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DRC / AMOS

The United Nations Humanitarian Chief, Valerie Amos this week visited Eastern DRC'sNorthKivuProvincewhere nearly a quarter of a million people have been displaced by conflict since April this year. Another 57,000 people have fled to neighbouringRwandaandUgandasince the beginning of 2012. OCHA

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UN / YOUTH DAY ADVANCER

In the midst of an economic crisis which has affected young people, the United Nations celebrates the 13th annual International Youth Day this Sunday (12 August). UNTV / IMF / UNMISS / UNICEF

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COTE D'IVOIRE / INSECURITY

UN peacekeepers inCôte d'Ivoirehave stepped up patrols after a spate of armed attacks in the commercial capitalAbidjanand elsewhere. UNOCI

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SOUTH SUDAN / ROADS

Japanese Contingent Engineer Company of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) are helping build roads and bridges in areas with very little basic infrastructure in South Sudan. UNMISS

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SYRIA / HOMS

UN Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security, Gregory Starr arrived in Syria today and visited the central city of Homs. UNSMIS

9 Aug 2012 | Read More »

UN / INDIGENOUS DAY

Marking the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, United Nations senior officials today highlighted the key role played by the media in empowering indigenous people. UNTV / FILE

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UN / SYRIA

As the deadline for the UN Security Council to decide on the future of the UN observer mission in Syria approaches next week, United States Ambassador Susan Rice said from her country’s point of view, the mission "will not continue" in its current form. UNTV

9 Aug 2012 | Read More »

UN / SUDAN SOUTH SUDAN

United States Ambassador Susan Rice told reporters the US intends to hold the parties' "feet to the fire" to agree on outstanding border issues between Sudan and South Sudan. UNTV

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AFGHANISTAN / CIVILIAN CASUALTIES

Conflict-related violence in Afghanistan is still having devastating consequences for civilians despite the decrease in casualties this year, according to a United Nations report released this week. UNAMA

9 Aug 2012 | Read More »

ANGOLA / POLIO

Angola, one of the last countries where polio was endemic, has been free of the crippling disease for one year now. But a group of experts has warned that the country's capital Luanda, with its sprawling informal settlements, inadequate infrastructure and poor sanitation, is a "natural home for polio". UNICEF

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UN / MALI

Addressing the "deeply troubling situation" in Mali, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged the Security Council to consider taking more action – such as travel and financial sanctions – against those responsible. UNTV

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BURKINA FASO / MALI REFUGEES

107,000 Malians have arrived in the small West African country of Burkina Faso since January. They have abandoned everything to escape the conflict in northern Mali and now must survive in refugee camps. UNHCR

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ICC / LUBANGA REPARATIONS

In the first decision of its kind, the International Criminal Court (ICC) today (7 August) announced that victims of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, convicted earlier this year for recruiting child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, will receive reparations. ICC / FILE

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NIGER/CHOLERA

Cholera is a fact of life in the Sahel region but it is worse this year because of the influx of tens of thousands of refugees who have fled violence in neighbouringMaliand are now forced to live in sub-standard conditions.  UNICEF

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GENEVA / SYRIA HUMANITARIAN

United Nations humanitarian agencies today (7 August) warned that not enough food and medicine is reaching civilians inSyria. CH UNTV

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GENEVA / DRC UNICEF

A complete breakdown of civilization has taken place in the Goma area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund. CH UNTV

7 Aug 2012 | Read More »

JORDAN / REFUGEES

In less than a week, the number of Syrian refugees arriving at one UN camp inJordanhas tripled. To cope with the influx various UN agencies have adopted a co-operative approach. UNHCR

6 Aug 2012 | Read More »

HAITI / GREEN KOREAN BATALLION

The Korean Battalion in Haiti is using bleach,  a freshwater plant sometimes considered a pest, and their own microorganism concoction, to  turn bacteria-filled waste water into reusable  water.  MINUSTAH

6 Aug 2012 | Read More »

UN / SOUTH SUDAN PIPELINE

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (6 August) welcomed the deal reached by the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan on oil and financial arrangements, according to his spokesperson.   UNTV

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SOMALIA / BAIDOA

As militant group Al-Shabaab moves out of the Baidoa region ofSomalia, locals gain access to much needed aid, health care and refuge.UNICEF

6 Aug 2012 | Read More »

SOMALIA/ FAMINE ONE YEAR ON

UNICEF staff inMogadishu,Somalia's Capital are constantly on the move. Maulid Warfa, UNICEF's Emergency Specialist is on his way to see a new group of Internally Displaced Persons or IDPs who arrived in one ofMogadishu's camps.

4 Aug 2012 | Read More »

ETHIOPIA / HIV

The UNICEF-supported Saris health clinic in Ethiopia is at the forefront of the fight to prevent mothers from passing the HIV virus to their babies. UNICEF

3 Aug 2012 | Read More »

HUMANITARIAN DAY / BEYONCE

The United Nations, humanitarian aid organizations, and international star Beyoncé today (3 August) launched a global campaign to shine a spotlight on humanitarian work and encourage people around the world to get involved by doing something good for others.  UNTV OCHA

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HAITI / UNPOL TRAINING

Forty  Haitians aspiring to be police officers have begun their physical tests for the recruitment to the  Police Nationale d’Haiti .MINUSTAH

3 Aug 2012 | Read More »

GA / SYRIA

As the fighting in Syria continues unabated, the General Assembly today (3 August) adopted a resolution condemning the increasing use of heavy weapons by authorities and urging all sides to immediately cease armed violence.  

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GENEVA / SYRIAN REFUGEES

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said today (3 Aug.)  that as the conflict intensified in Syria, the ability of organizations to deliver aid to those in need "becomes more and more limited".  CH UNTV

3 Aug 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / NORTH KOREA FLOODS

The UN said today (3 Aug.) that torrential rain from cyclone “Khanun” inNorth Koreabetween 18 – 29 July, caused serious flooding and displaced thousands of people from their homes. CH UNTV   

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GENEVA / SAHEL CRISIS

The UN Refugee Agency warned today (3 Aug.) that the Mali conflict could "spread to the whole region," and asked for support for Mali refugees.

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UN / SYRIA

Members of the Security Council today (2 August) showcased their disagreement over the future of the United Nations observer mission in Syria as the chief of UN peacekeeping warned that on the ground, the "spiral of violence is still increasing". UNTV

2 Aug 2012 | Read More »

SOMALIA / CONSTITUTION

United Nations officials have hailed the overwhelming approval this week of a Provisional Constitution for Somalia by the representative body convened for that purpose, as a key step toward ending the country's long transition to stable governance. UNPOS

2 Aug 2012 | Read More »

ANNAN / RESIGNATION

The Joint Special Envoy for Syria, Kofi Annan, said that he will not continue his mission after the end of his present mandate. CH UNTV

2 Aug 2012 | Read More »

BURKINA FASO / MALIAN REFUGEES

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres accompanied by the United States Assistant Secretary for Population Refugees and Migration, Anne Richard, visited the Damba refugee camp in Burkina Faso to show support for a region that can barely feed its own people. UNHCR

2 Aug 2012 | Read More »

UN / ARAUD

French Ambassador Gérard Araud, this month's president of the UN Security Council said today (2 August) that he believed the UN Observer Mission in Syria "will just disappear on the 19th of August." UNTV

2 Aug 2012 | Read More »

IMF / USA

The International Monetary Fund said the United States (US) economy continued its tepid recovery.IMF

2 Aug 2012 | Read More »

IMF / RUSSIA

Russia has recovered from the global economic crisis, growing at more than four percent through 2010-11 on the back of high oil prices. Growth is set to continue at about four percent in 2012, assuming oil prices of eighty dollars a barrel. This means the economy is running at close to capacity, putting it at [...]

2 Aug 2012 | Read More »

DRC / CHILD SOLDIERS

UNICEF has set up Child Friendly Spaces in DR Congo where over 5,000 children are given psychosocial support. Many are former child soldiers.UNICEF

1 Aug 2012 | Read More »

IMF / JAPAN

International Monetary Fund has proposed a range of mutually reinforcing policies to strengthen confidence, raise growth and help restore Japan’s economic vitality.  IMF

1 Aug 2012 | Read More »

UN / YOUTH ASSEMBLY

The Youth Assembly, an annual two-day intensive program of young people championing humanitarian causes around the world today (1 August) focused on sustainable development for the future, their future. UNTV

1 Aug 2012 | Read More »

UNEP / NIGERIA OIL CLEAN-UP

The United Nations today (1 August) welcomed the decision by the Nigerian government to clean up a major oil contamination in the Ogoniland region in the country. FILE

1 Aug 2012 | Read More »

JORDAN / SYRIAN REFUGEES

As the outflow from Syria continues, neighbouring Jordan has opened a new camp to ease pressures on border sites hosting thousands of Syrian refugees. The new site, Camp Za’atari, has received its first refugees. UNHCR

1 Aug 2012 | Read More »

 

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