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Central African Republic: Ban appoints C New York, July 31 (IBNS) As the United Nations “re-hats” some of the African troops currently serving in the Central African Republic to a peacekeeping mission that will take over in mid-September, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday announced that the current African force commander will remain in charge under the UN flag. 31-Jul-2014
UN envoy welcomes agreement of intent to New York, July 31 (IBNS)The United Nations envoy in Somalia welcomed on Wednesday the agreement stating intent and principles for forming a new regional administration in the central part of the country. 31-Jul-2014
'Flagrant' violations of international l New York, July 31 (IBNS) 'Flagrant' violations of international law continue in Syria, Top UN relief official warns With the United Nations and its partners in Syria begin to ramp up aid deliveries across battle lines, the Organization's Emergency Relief Coordinator warned on Wednesday that attacks on civilians by all parties to the conflict and human rights abuses continue "in flagrant violation of the most basic principles of international law." 31-Jul-2014
Security Council extends mandates of UN New York, July 31 (IBNS) The Security Council on Wednesday unanimously approved resolutions extending the United Nations missions in Iraq and Cyprus, recognizing the vital role they continue to play in the maintenance of peace and security. 31-Jul-2014
Ban urges halt to fighting, unfettered a New York,July 31 (IBNS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday called for an immediate halt to hostilities in eastern Ukraine so that international investigators can gain access to the site where a Malaysia Airlines passenger flight crashed earlier this month. 31-Jul-2014
On World Day against Trafficking in Pers New York, July 31 (IBNS) Emphasizing that the practice of slavery still plagues modern society, the United Nations marked its first-ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons by calling on the international community to end impunity for perpetrators and help victims, especially women and children, who continue to be particularly vulnerable to the perfidious trade. 31-Jul-2014
On first official visit, Ban hails Costa New York, July 31 (IBNS) On his first official visit, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon lauded Costa Rica as a "model country" in sustainable development and protecting human rights. 31-Jul-2014
On Friendship Day, UN chief urges solida New York, July 31 (IBNS) In the current time of mistrust and violence, with previously harmonious neighbours warring, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging all people to reach out to one another as friends and build long-term foundations for lasting peace. 31-Jul-2014
Gaza conflict: 43 Palestinians killed Gaza City, July 30 (IBNS): At least 43 Palestinians killed have been in Israeli fire afresh as conflict continued on Wednesday, media reports said. 30-Jul-2014
Ban lauds Nicaragua's 'forward-looking' New York, July 30 (IBNS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday hailed Nicaragua's “forward-looking” energy policy as he arrived on an official visit to discuss how the United Nations and the Central American nation can work together in promoting peace and sustainable development. 30-Jul-2014
Citing humanitarian impact, Ban warns ag New York, July 30 (IBNS): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly urged all sides to avoid any further escalation in the Gaza conflict, warning of the devastating humanitarian impact on civilians in the enclave who have already suffered immensely since the crisis started. 30-Jul-2014
At UN-backed meeting, world's least deve New York, July 29 (IBNS) With the kick-off of the United Nations post-2015 sustainable development agenda fast approaching, ministers and senior Government officials from across the globe have gathered in Cotonou, Benin, on Monday to discuss how to strengthen the world’s 48 least developed countries to produce more goods and trade in international markets more efficiently. 29-Jul-2014
Security Council concerned about illicit New York, July 29 (IBNS) Voicing grave concern over the reported access to and seizure of oilfields and pipelines in Syria and Iraq by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Jabhat Al-Nusra, the Security Council on Monday underscored that there should be no trade in oil with these terrorist groups. 29-Jul-2014
Security Council: Ban urged to streamlin New York, July 29 (IBNS) With preparations underway for the United Nations to take over from an African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council on Monday requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to review what was done and how it could be done better in future transitions. 29-Jul-2014
Myanmar: UN rights expert warns against New York, July 29 (IBNS) On the heels of a ten-day visit to Myanmar, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the country has urged authorities to avoid any backtracking that could threaten the achievements of the past few years. 29-Jul-2014
Eastern Ukraine: UN rights chief says do New York, July 29 (IBNS) The shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine may amount to a war crime, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Monday said on Monday, releasing a new report that details a total breakdown of law and order and a reign of fear and terror inflicted by armed groups in the area. 29-Jul-2014
Hailing recent roadmap, Security Council New York, July 29 (IBNS) The Security Council on Monday commended the parties to the inter-Malian dialogue on the recent adoption of a roadmap and called on them to fully comply with their commitments, including by engaging in comprehensive peace talks. 29-Jul-2014
Libya oil-tanker fire spreads Tripoli, July 28 (IBNS) A massive fire at a fuel storage facility in Libya's Tripoli has spread to a second tank, media reports said on Monday. 29-Jul-2014
Eastern Ukraine: UN rights chief says do New York, July 28 (IBNS) The shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine may amount to a war crime, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Monday said on Monday, releasing a new report that details a total breakdown of law and order and a reign of fear and terror inflicted by armed groups in the area. 28-Jul-2014
Security Council, in emergency session, New York, July 28 (IBNS) The United Nations Security Council on Monday, meeting in an emergency session just after midnight, called for an “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire, allowing for the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip. 28-Jul-2014
Gaza: UN renews appeal for humanitarian New York , July 27 (IBNS) Welcoming the broadly observed 12-hour humanitarian pause in the Gaza conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon renewed his appeal to all parties to declare a week-long ceasefire as a prelude to restarting political negotiations. 27-Jul-2014
Boko Haram 'abduct' Cameroon deputy PM's Yaounde, July 27 (IBNS): Militant group Boko Haram have kidnapped the wife of the Cameroon's deputy prime minister Amadou Ali in country's Kolofata town on Sunday, media reports said. 27-Jul-2014
Hamas announces 24-hour Gaza ceasefire Gaza City, July 27 (IBNS): Amid the ongoing conflict, Hamas has announced a 24-hour ceasefire, media reports said on Sunday. 27-Jul-2014
Hamas announces 24-hour Gaza ceasefire w Gaza City, July 27 (IBNS) Palestinian militant group Hamas on Sunday announced a 24-hour humanitarian ceasefire shortly after Israel resumed its raids on Gaza by land, sea and air following rocket attacks. 27-Jul-2014
Israel resumes offensive activities afte Gaza City, July 27 (IBNS) The Israeli army on Sunday said it resumed its raids on Gaza by land, sea and air after Hamas continued firing rockets, ending a unilateral humanitarian truce. 27-Jul-2014
Gaza toll crosses 1,000 Gaza City, July 26 (IBNS) As the ongoing offensive launched Israel on Hamas militants touched 19 days, the death toll in Gaza has passed 1,000, media reports said on Saturday. 26-Jul-2014
UN and partners urge humanitarian ceasef New York, July 26 (IBNS) The United Nations and its diplomatic partners on Friday called for a seven-day humanitarian ceasefire, as they continue their efforts to bring about an end to the bloodshed and destruction that is tearing apart the lives of so many civilians in Gaza and Israel. 26-Jul-2014
UN warns of 'hunger catastrophe' for Sou New York, July 26 (IBNS) Two United Nations humanitarian agencies on Friday called for action to stop a potential famine in South Sudan which they said is being allowed to happen, just as it occurred in Somalia and the Horn of Africa three years ago. 26-Jul-2014
Troubled by escalating violence in Libya New York, July 26 (IBNS) The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said on Friday she is “deeply troubled” by the escalating violence in Libya, and called on all parties to refrain from committing criminal acts that may fall within the jurisdiction of the Court. 26-Jul-2014
UN agency hails Suriname for eliminating New York, July 26 (IBNS) The United Nations refugee agency on Friday welcomed a recent decision taken by the Suriname National Assembly that enables mothers to pass on nationality to their children. 26-Jul-2014
UN agencies urge greater support to figh New York, July 26 (IBNS) Two United Nations agencies on Friday urged the international donor community to renew its commitment to fight hunger and food insecurity in the Sahel by strengthening the resilience of destitute families in the region. 26-Jul-2014
UN chief welcomes roadmap adopted by par New York, July 26 (IBNS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the Malian parties on the adoption of a roadmap at the end of the first round of peace talks, while voicing his deep concern at the deteriorating security situation in parts of northern Mali. 26-Jul-2014
Impact of Iraq conflict on minorities 'd New York, July 26 (IBNS) Two United Nations human rights experts warned on Friday that ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq are bearing the “devastating and irreversible” brunt of the conflict that has once again engulfed the country. 26-Jul-2014
During Skype call, Ban voices gratitude New York, July 26 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday spoke with United Nations staff in Gaza via Skype and thanked them for their courageous efforts amid the ongoing conflict, which has now displaced over 140,000 people in the area. 26-Jul-2014
No survivor in Algeria airliner crash Algiers, July 25 (IBNS): There is no survivor in the Algeria's national airline Air Algerie crash which went missing on Thursday before meeting with the tragedy near Mali's border with Burkina Faso, media reports said on Friday. 25-Jul-2014
Hamas using human shields, fired 2350 ro New Delhi, July 25 (IBNS): Israel on Friday said since the start of Operation Protective Edge by Israel Defense Forces (IDF), at least 2,350 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza and Hamas has been using human shields thus endangering the lives of Palestinians. 25-Jul-2014
UN agency urges Europe to act to stop ri New York, July 25 (IBNS) In the wake of recent tragedies, the United Nations refugee agency on Thursday called on European countries to take urgent action to stop the rising number of deaths among refugees and migrants attempting to reach the continent by sea. 25-Jul-2014
Security Council, UN officials welcome s New York, July 25 (IBNS ) The Security Council and senior United Nations officials have welcomed the signing of an agreement on the cessation of hostilities by the parties in the Central African Republic (CAR) and highlighted the need to follow this up with national reconciliation and reconstruction efforts. 25-Jul-2014
'Appalled' by attack on UN-run school in New York, July 25 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday he is “appalled” by the news of an attack on a United Nations-run school in Gaza where hundreds of people had taken refuge from the ongoing hostilities, adding that the incident underscores the need to stop all fighting immediately. 25-Jul-2014
UN panel pays out nearly $1.2 billion in New York, July 25 (IBNS) The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), which settles the damage claims of those who suffered losses due to Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait, on Thursday made $1.19 billion available to the Government of Kuwait. 25-Jul-2014
Nigeria: UN envoy condemns renewal of he New York, July 25 (IBNS) The United Nations envoy for West Africa on Thursday strongly condemned the latest killing of civilians reportedly by the Boko Haram group in two Nigerian regions. 25-Jul-2014
Ban underscores UN support for secure, i New York, July 25 (IBNS)Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday underscored his full support for efforts to overcome the division’s plaguing Iraq and build a secure, prosperous and peaceful country for all, during a stop there as part of his current visit to the region. 25-Jul-2014
Persistent vulnerability threatens human New York, July 25 (IBNS)Reducing vulnerability and strengthening resilience are critical to securing human development progress, the United Nations says in a flagship report released on Thursday that examines the risks posed by natural or human-induced disasters and crises and offers ways to tackle them. 25-Jul-2014
Algeria airliner goes missing with 116 p Algiers, July 24 (IBNS): Algeria's national airline Air Algerie on Thursday said that it has lost contact with one of its planes, with 110 passengers and six crew members on board, while flying from Burkina Faso to Algiers across the Sahara. 24-Jul-2014
Libya: Security Council condemns ongoing New York, July 24 (IBNS)The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday condemned once again the continued violence in Libya, including the fighting around Tripoli International Airport, and reaffirmed that violence must not be used to pursue political goals. 24-Jul-2014
Iraq: UN envoy demands Islamist forces e New York, July 24 (IBNS) The top United Nations official in Iraq called on Wednesday on the Security Council to demand that the Islamist forces – in control of more than a third of the country's territory – cease all hostilities and to ensure that those responsible for "horrific terrorist acts" are held to account. 24-Jul-2014
Ban appoints former head of UN Liberia m New York, July 24 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Wednesday announced the appointment of Ellen Margrethe LØj of Denmark as his top official in South Sudan, replacing Hilde Johnson. 24-Jul-2014
Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls not forgot New York, July 24 (IBNS) Marking 100 days since the brazen abduction of schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria, by Boko Haram terrorists, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated his call for their immediate release, while expressing his full support for the worldwide vigils taking place on Wednesday. 24-Jul-2014
As civilian casualties rise in Gaza, UN New York, July 23 (IBNS)The United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday decided to launch an independent inquiry into purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem. 24-Jul-2014
UN allocates $75 million to boost aid op New York, July 24 (IBNS) The United Nations humanitarian chief on Wednesday allocated $75 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to bolster desperately needed relief operations in two of the world’s most neglected regions: the West African Sahel and the Horn of Africa. 24-Jul-2014
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