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UN honours Nelson Mandela as champion of peace, reconciliation
The United Nations family today mourned the loss - and celebrated the enduring legacy - of Nelson Mandela, the former South African leader and peace advocate who passed away yesterday at the age of 95.
UN agencies alarmed at worsening humanitarian situation in Central African Republic
Several United Nations agencies today voiced alarm at the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), where violent clashes in recent days have reportedly led to the death of around 100 people and forcing many others to flee their homes.
International community must act with resolve to tackle Africa’s challenges - Ban
Addressing the challenges facing Africa requires the international community to act with resolve, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today, adding that the recent upsurge of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) is yet another reminder of the need for urgency in taking action.
Jordan elected to serve on UN Security Council
The United Nations General Assembly has elected Jordan as a non-permanent member of the Security Council to fill a seat that Saudi Arabia had, in an earlier election, won but declined to accept.
Philippines: UN agencies say needs are immense one month after Typhoon Haiyan
One month after Typhoon Haiyan churned through the Philippines, the breadth of the damage is still unfolding and the needs for the millions of people affected by the storm are immense, United Nations humanitarian agencies warned today, urging the world to continue to support the massive relief effort under way in the archipelago.
UN urges probe into serious human rights abuses by traditional hunters in CĂ´te d’Ivoire
The United Nations today released a report calling for investigations into serious human rights abuses committed in CĂ´te d’Ivoire by traditional hunters called Dozos for over four years beginning in March 2009.
Azerbaijan must ensure accountability for acts of violence against women - UN expert
An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged authorities in Azerbaijan to ensure accountability for acts of violence against women, including by punishing not only the perpetrators but also those who fail in their duty to respond to abuses.
Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai among winners of 2013 UN human rights prize
A well-known Pakistani student activist and an anti-slavery campaigner from Mauritania are among the winners of the 2013 United Nations Human Rights Prize, it was announced today.
Yemen: UN officials strongly condemn terrorist attacks against defence ministry
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his Special Adviser for Yemen have both strongly condemned the terrorist attacks today against the country’s Ministry of Defence that reportedly killed more than 20 people and caused many injuries.
OSCE contributions to security, development, human rights ‘indispensable’ - UN chief
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today hailed the vital partnership between the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), stressing in particular the regional body’s role in averting conflict and advancing peace and development.
"Climate-smart" agriculture needed to steer food security through changing weather, Ban says
Agroforestry, diversification of crops with legumes and other practical measures must be scaled up to end hunger while meeting the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a global conference on the issue today.
UN chief pays tribute to life and legacy of South Africa’s Nelson Mandela
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his profound sadness at the passing of Nelson Mandela, extolling the life of the late human rights lawyer, prisoner of conscience, international peacemaker and first democratically-elected President of post-apartheid South Africa as an inspiration for all.
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