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Sinking of Mediterranean migrant boat amounts to ‘mass murder’ – UN rights chief
19 September 2014 – The UN’s top human rights official today urged Egypt and other North African and European States to help bring to justice the people smugglers who allegedly deliberately sank a boat causing the deaths of hundreds of refugees and migrants in last week’s “truly horrendous incident” in the Mediterranean. FULL TEXT>>

President commends post-2015 agenda progress as General Assembly concludes 68th session
15 September 2014 – Closing the current session in the newly-renovated General Assembly Hall, President John Ashe today expressed gratitude to Member States for their cooperation in focusing on perhaps the biggest generational challenge of the United Nations: crafting an inclusive, participatory, people centred post-2015 development agenda. FULL TEXT>>

Ebola response must be based on 'scientific evidence, not on fear,' urge top UN officials
02 September 2014 – Misinformation about Ebola can only exacerbate an already fragile situation, said United Nations officials at the highest level today, urging international action and solidarity to help West African countries deal with the myriad health and socioeconomic impacts of current outbreak of the deadly virus. FULL TEXT>>

Over 20,000 people risked their lives in Indian Ocean sea crossings this year – UN report
22 August 2014 – Over 20,000 people risked their lives in sea crossings in the Indian Ocean in the first half of this year, many of them Rohingya who fled Myanmar, according to a new report released today by the United Nations refugee agency. FULL TEXT>>