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United Nations General Assembly designates 19 November as World Toilet Day

United Nations General Assembly designates 19 November as World Toilet Day | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
In a bid to make sanitation for all a global development priority, the United Nations General Assembly today designated 19 November as World Toilet Day, urging changes in both behaviour and policy on issues ranging from enhancing water management...
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Amid upsurge of violence in Iraq, Security Council extends UN mission for another year

Amid upsurge of violence in Iraq, Security Council extends UN mission for another year | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) until 31 July 2014 so it can continue to advise and support the country, which has been hit by the worst violence in years, to progress on the...
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UN rights chief urges Israel to reconsider bill that would displace thousands of Bedouins

UN rights chief urges Israel to reconsider bill that would displace thousands of Bedouins | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
The United Nations human rights chief today urged Israel to reconsider a proposed law that would result in the demolition of up to 35 Bedouin villages, displacing as many as 40,000 members of these communities from their ancestral homes.
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Escalating use of religious rhetoric could exacerbate Syrian conflict, warns UN adviser

Escalating use of religious rhetoric could exacerbate Syrian conflict, warns UN adviser | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
The increasing use of rhetoric by political and religious leaders in the context of the Syrian crisis could exacerbate the violence in the Middle Eastern country and fuel tensions between different groups in the region, the United Nations Special...
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Hailing release of child soldiers, UN calls on Myanmar to accelerate discharge efforts

Hailing release of child soldiers, UN calls on Myanmar to accelerate discharge efforts | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
The United Nations has welcomed the release of 42 children by the Myanmar Armed Forces, known as the Tatmadaw, and called for accelerating the discharge of remaining children within the ranks of the army.
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UN Chief saddened by crash landing of plane in San Francisco airport

UN Chief saddened by crash landing of plane in San Francisco airport | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed sadness over Saturday’s crash landing of an Asiana aircraft in San Francisco, California, sending condolences to those affected by the accident that reportedly killed two teenagers and injured scores of...
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Somalia: UN envoy shocked by deadly attack on radio journalist

Somalia: UN envoy shocked by deadly attack on radio journalist | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
The United Nations envoy in Somalia today expressed shock and sadness at the killing of a female radio journalist and called on the Government to bring those responsible to justice.
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Central African Republic: UN chief calls for restoration of constitutional order

Central African Republic: UN chief calls for restoration of constitutional order | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for the swift restoration of constitutional order in the Central African Republic (CAR) after rebels seized the capital, Bangui, in fierce fighting, forcing President François Bozizé to flee.
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Chad: four million children targeted in UN-backed immunization campaign

Chad: four million children targeted in UN-backed immunization campaign | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
Eradicating polio, boosting vitamin A and de-worming four million children under the age of five are the goals of a three-day campaign launched today by the Chadian Government with the support of United Nations agencies and their partners.
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FEATURE: UN peacekeeping - on the front lines to end violence against women

FEATURE: UN peacekeeping - on the front lines to end violence against women | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
"I know what it means to lose your house, to be looted. To look a child in the eye and say, 'If they come for me, you need to run'," said the newly appointed United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict.
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New nutrition strategies needed to help world cope with changing diets - UN official

New nutrition strategies needed to help world cope with changing diets - UN official | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
Integrated nutrition strategies are need to help people cope with alterations in their diets prompted by urbanization, economic growth and lifestyle changes in many parts of the world, a United Nations official said today.
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Humanitarian challenges continue to mount as Syrian crisis enters its third year - UN

Humanitarian challenges continue to mount as Syrian crisis enters its third year - UN | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
As the crisis in Syria enters its third year, United Nations officials today warned that civilian suffering is escalating and humanitarian needs mounting, while funds are rapidly running out.
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UN commission on women ends with adoption of global plan to end gender-based violence

UN commission on women ends with adoption of global plan to end gender-based violence | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
Top United Nations officials today welcomed an agreement by more than 130 Member States on the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls, and urged governments to translate the outcome of the &#39historic&#39...
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UNICEF and partners sound alarm on nutrition crisis in northern Mali

UNICEF and partners sound alarm on nutrition crisis in northern Mali | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
The humanitarian community is sounding the alarm on a nutrition crisis in Gao, in northern Mali, that is taking a toll on the most vulnerable and children under the age of five in particular, the United Nations Children&#39s Fund (UNICEF) said.
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Security Council extends mandate of monitoring group for Somalia and Eritrea

Security Council extends mandate of monitoring group for Somalia and Eritrea | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
The Security Council today extended for 16 months the mandate of the United Nations expert panel monitoring compliance with sanctions against Somalia and Eritrea, while further easing funding and equipment restrictions on the UN and European Union...
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UN panel pays out over $1 billion in reparations for Iraq&#39s invasion of Kuwait

UN panel pays out over $1 billion in reparations for Iraq&#39s invasion of Kuwait | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), which settles the damage claims of those who suffered losses due to Iraq&#39s 1990 invasion of Kuwait, today made $1.07 billion available to the Government of Kuwait.
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UNICEF condemns deadly school attack in north-east Nigeria

UNICEF condemns deadly school attack in north-east Nigeria | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has condemned the recent attack on a school in north-east Nigeria that resulted in the deaths of a number of students and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
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Addressing social, economic inequalities crucial to achieve sustainability - UN officials

Addressing social, economic inequalities crucial to achieve sustainability - UN officials | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
Senior United Nations officials today emphasized that the international community must tackle social and economic inequalities between regions and within countries, adding that this is crucial to achieve sustainability and avert future crises.
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Somalia: UN envoy decries journalist’s murder, underscores need for press freedom

Somalia: UN envoy decries journalist’s murder, underscores need for press freedom | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
The United Nations envoy in Somalia today underscored the importance of protecting journalists and defending press freedom, following the killing of a television reporter on Sunday.
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Joint UN-AU mission in Darfur condemns arrest of internally displaced persons

Joint UN-AU mission in Darfur condemns arrest of internally displaced persons | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
The joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur today condemned the arrest of dozens of internally displaced persons (IDPs) by an unidentified armed group while they were en route to a national conference.
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International community must heed Pakistan&#39s concerns over drones, says UN expert

International community must heed Pakistan&#39s concerns over drones, says UN expert | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
The United States' ongoing drone campaign in Pakistan is a violation of the South Asian nation&#39s sovereignty, as it is being conducted without the consent of its elected representatives or that of the legitimate Government, a United Nations...
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UN tourism agency welcomes Jamaica’s relaxation of visa policies for certain nationals

UN tourism agency welcomes Jamaica’s relaxation of visa policies for certain nationals | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
The United Nations tourism agency today welcomed the decision by the Government of Jamaica to relax visa regulations for tourists originating in a number of Eastern European countries, while also extending its current visa waiver system for some...
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UN rights office calls for investigation into video showing torture of two men in Fiji

UN rights office calls for investigation into video showing torture of two men in Fiji | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
The United Nations human rights office today expressed shock by the content of a video showing the apparent torture of two men in Fiji, and called on the Government to ensure the perpetrators are prosecuted and the victims protected.
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Michelle Bachelet to step down as head of UN Women

Michelle Bachelet to step down as head of UN Women | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that Michelle Bachelet had informed him of her intention to step down as head of the United Nations entity mandated to promote gender equality.
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UN chief congratulates Xi Jinping on election as President of China

UN chief congratulates Xi Jinping on election as President of China | UN NEWS | Scoop.it
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated Xi Jinping on his election as President of the People&#39s Republic of China by the National People&#39s Congress.
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