23 July 2014 – A child has been killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days, a senior United Nations humanitarian official said in an emergency meeting of the UN Human Rights Council convened to discuss potential rights abuses in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.
23 July 2014 – The United Nations humanitarian chief today 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.
23 July 2014 – The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Israeli and United States officials today in Jerusalem and called for an immediate ceasefire as the war enters its 16th day.
22 July 2014 – Member States have forwarded to the United Nations General Assembly a set of proposed goals that consider economic, social and environmental dimensions to improve people’s lives and protect the planet for future generations.
22 July 2014 – The United Nations expert on the situation of human rights in Cambodia today welcomed the agreement reached between the two main political parties in the country, which was followed by the release of the opposition party members arrested last week.
22 July 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Israelis and Palestinians to stop the fighting that has been raging for the past two weeks and return to dialogue with the aim of addressing the underlying causes of the cycles of violence that continue to plague them.
22 July 2014 – Having just completed the first phase of the biggest polio vaccination campaign ever undertaken in the Middle East, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) today warned that unless children in hard-to-reach areas are also vaccinated, the number of those infected will continue to rise.
22 July 2014 – The escalation of international conflicts in the first half of 2014 prompted a 50-fold surge in the amount of humanitarian cargo transported by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), compared to the same period last year.
22 July 2014 – The United Nations Security Council has denounced the persecution of Christians and other minority groups in northern Iraq, which used to be home to minority communities that had lived together for hundreds of years before coming under direct attack by the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and its allies.
22 July 2014 – The United Nations refugee agency today called on donors to increase funding for programmes in neighbouring countries hosting refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR).