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UN / GAZA BAN WRAP

Reinforcing last night's call by the Security Council for an immediate, unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the "indiscriminate destruction" in Gaza a “man-made hurricane”. UNIFEED-UNTV

28 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / CHURKIN

Russian ambassador Vitaly Churkin said that fighting in the area of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash in Ukraine continues despite the UN Security Council resolution, that called for a safe, secure, full and unrestricted access to the crash site. UNIFEED-UNTV

28 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / IRAQ

The head of the United Nations Mission (UNAMI) in Iraq Nikolay Mladenov  warned members of the Security Council that the Islamic State has grown to be a complex threat to peace and security in Iraq, the entire region and beyond. UNIFEED-UNTV

23 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE VOTE WRAP

A draft resolution "deploring" the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH117 on 17 July which killed all 298 on board was adopted unanimously by the Security Council, calling for a "full, open and thorough investigation." UNIFEED-UNTV

21 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / GAZA UPDATE

A United Nations spokesperson said that the UN agency charged with ensuring the well-being of Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) is now housing up to 80,000 people in its various shelters and relief centers and UNRWA's schools, representing about the five percent of the entire population. On Sunday evening, the Security Council called for an immediate ceasefire [...]

21 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / ISRAEL PALESTINE

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman called again for an immediate end to the indiscriminate firing of rockets by Hamas into Israel and Israeli retaliatory action, adding that all parties must respect international humanitarian and human right law. UNIFEED-UNTV

18 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / SUDAN – SOUTH SUDAN

The United Nations top humanitarian official told the Security Council that the situation in Sudan and South Sudan continues to deteriorate for hundreds of thousands of people in both countries. Valerie Amos also warned the Council that "if we don't take urgent action now, we will see a major humanitarian crisis unfolding in South Sudan [...]

16 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA

In response to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria, the Security Council  unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at increasing access to civilians in difficult-to-reach areas by authorizing the delivery of assistance across borders and conflict lines. UNIFEED-UNTV

14 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / MIDDLE EAST

The Secretary-General warned that “we face the risk of an all-out escalation in Israel and Gaza, with the threat of a ground offensive still palpable — and preventable only if Hamas stops firing rockets.” He urged all parties -including Palestinian armed groups- to respect international humanitarian law.  UNIFEED-UNTV

10 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / LEBANON PLUMBLY

 UN envoy forLebanon Derek Plumbly stressed the urgent need for the country's leaders to agree on the election of a new president as soon as possible in light of the situation on the ground, which is marked by renewed terrorist threats and the growing refugee population resulting from the conflict in neighbouringSyria. In an interview [...]

9 Jul 2014 | Read More »

 

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