Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 23:50
With the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire holding in the Gaza Strip, the United Nations has reached agreement with Israel and Palestinian Authority on a new reconstruction mechanism for the enclave as “an important step” in the right direction to kick start recovery and rehabilitation and give hope to the people there, a senior UN envoy announced today.
Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 16:11
The United Nations human rights office today called on Yemeni officials to conduct an “independent, prompt and effective investigation” into the killing earlier this month of nine protesters in the capital, Sana’a.
Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 00:02
In the aftermath of the recent conflict in the Gaza Strip, a fundamental change is needed in the dynamics in the enclave, the United Nations today reported, calling also for renewed urgency in addressing the situation in the West Bank.
Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 21:43
As the school year kicks off around the world, nearly 300,000 children today returned back to United Nations-run classrooms in Gaza and Syria, where in both instances, the UN is supporting holistic and innovative solutions to ensure the emergency education needs of Palestine refugees are addressed, in war-ravaged areas where many of their schools damaged and destroyed.
Date: Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 05:00
Sustained funding and support will be vital if the United Nations and its partners are to continue assisting the millions of Iraqis affected by the ongoing crisis in the country, particularly as winter approaches, the world body's top humanitarian official said on Sunday.
Date: Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 05:00
Members of the United Nations Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned the “heinous and cowardly” murder of David Haines, a British humanitarian aid worker, by the armed group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Date: Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 21:33
On his first visit to Syria since being appointed United Nations Special Envoy for that country, Staffan de Mistura met with President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus today.
Date: Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 15:33
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed today the release of the 45 United Nations peacekeepers that had been forcibly taken on 28 August 2014 in the Golan and detained by armed elements.
Date: Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 23:09
The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today called for urgent international action and mobilization to support Iraq’s children and young people to get back to school.
Date: Tuesday, 09 Sep 2014 21:19
Two United Nations independent human rights experts today renewed their call on Saudi Arabia to implement an immediate moratorium on the use of the death penalty amid a reported increase in executions, many of them by beheading.
Date: Tuesday, 09 Sep 2014 18:32
The devastating 50-day conflict has forced the new academic year in the Gaza Strip to begin three weeks late – on 14 September – the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, underscoring the serious psychological trauma suffered by the Gazan children.
Date: Tuesday, 09 Sep 2014 17:21
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the formation of a new inclusive Government in Iraq as “a positive step towards political stability and peace in the country.”
Date: Monday, 08 Sep 2014 18:42
The new United Nations human rights chief today urged the international community to stop the “increasingly conjoined” conflicts in Iraq and Syria, lashing out at the armed group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) for trying to create a “house of blood.”
Date: Monday, 08 Sep 2014 17:13
The United Nations said today that the new envoys tasked with advancing a peaceful settlement to the ongoing conflict in Syria will travel to Damascus for consultations starting Tuesday.
Date: Saturday, 06 Sep 2014 05:00
The United Nations Security Council today strongly condemned the "heinous and cowardly" murder of Steven Sotloff, an American and Israeli journalist, by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Date: Friday, 05 Sep 2014 17:27
As the government formation process in Iraq nears the constitutional deadline, the top United Nations envoy to the country today encouraged all political parties to proceed in a spirit of compromise and quickly finalise negotiations.
Date: Friday, 05 Sep 2014 16:51
A group of independent United Nations experts today urged the Government of Bahrain to release prominent human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja, who has been detained since 30 August on charges of assaulting a police officer.
Date: Thursday, 04 Sep 2014 21:46
The Special Coordinator for the Joint Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations (OPCW-UN) told the Security Council today that 96 percent of Syria’s declared stockpile, including the most dangerous chemicals, had been destroyed and preparation were underway to destroy the remaining 12 production facilities.
Date: Thursday, 04 Sep 2014 19:35
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it has resumed delivering food assistance to an area of Iraq encompassing much of the western part of the country for the first time since May, targeting 76,000 people who are part of a “massive displacement” of families fleeing fighting.
Date: Wednesday, 03 Sep 2014 22:38
The head of the UN agency mandated to defend press freedom today expressed shock at the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff and called for the immediate release of all civilian hostages held by militant groups in Syria.
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