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SOUTH SUDAN/ MINE ACTION

As part of ongoing efforts to improve the handling of ammunition, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) recently handed over a newly refurbished armoury to South Sudan police force officials in Juba. UNMISS

5 Oct 2013 | Read More »

UN / SUSTAINABLE CITIES

UN officials said that cities must boost efforts to become more resilient to natural disasters as well as provide their citizens with methods of alternative transportation to thrive. UNTV

4 Oct 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / LAMPEDUSA BOAT

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said that rescue efforts on southernItaly’sLampedusaIslandare now focused on helping survivors. Some 111 bodies have been recovered so far, but with a reported 500 people on board, it is feared that many bodies remain trapped in the wreckage on the sea floor. CH UNTV

4 Oct 2013 | Read More »

AFGHANISTAN / KUBIŠ ELECTIONS

 The Head of the United Nations mission in Afghanistan, Ján Kubiš today highlighted that the quality of preparations for the country's upcoming Presidential elections had already created a positive environment for long-term international assistance to Afghanistan after 2014. UNAMA

3 Oct 2013 | Read More »

UN / IRAN

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets again with Iran's Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif. They met on 19 September to discussIran’s growing cooperation with the international community on a host of issues, including the nuclear file, as well the role Iran could play in promoting a political solution to the conflict inSyria. UNTV

2 Oct 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / CHILD SOLDIERS

Following the expiration of a grace period for proper reporting of children associated with the army, South Sudan will investigate and take punitive action on all incidents of child recruitment, child use or school occupation by armed forces, the head of the national army's Child Protection Unit said in Juba today. UNMISS

2 Oct 2013 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA HUMANITARIAN WRAP

British Ambassador Sir Mark Lyall Grant said that the aim of the presidential statement today was to facilitate access for humanitarian relief to all parts of Syria. "It stresses in particular the need for safe and unhindered access for all humanitarian workers." UNTV/FILE    

2 Oct 2013 | Read More »

ICC/ KENYA BRIBE

The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant ) for a man accused of bribing a prosecution witness in the case against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto.  

2 Oct 2013 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / KIM

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said that extreme poverty was "the defining moral issue of our time." On the eve of the World Bank Group/IMF Annual Meetings, Kim said the Bank must be bold and not be afraid to take "smart risks" to support projects that have the potential to transform a country [...]

2 Oct 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA FOOD AID

WFP Emergency Coordinator for Syria Muhannad Hadi said that it was increasingly difficult to deliver food to people in need in the country and that there were parts of the country that the agency has not been able to reach since the beginning of the crisis. CH UNTV

1 Oct 2013 | Read More »

 

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