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UN pledges support to Afghan authorities to complete election audit

27 August 2014 – The United Nations today pledged to redouble its support to the Afghan electoral authorities to help expedite the completion of a thorough and credible audit of the presidential run-off in the wake of the decision of one of the candidates to halt participation in the process.


Civil society gathers at UN to help shape new vision for global development, prosperity

27 August 2014 – Civil society converged on United Nations Headquarters in New York today to make their voices heard regarding the future global development agenda that will point the way forward on a range of issues such as eradicating poverty, eliminating hunger and combating disease.


Recent Libya fighting ‘unprecedented in gravity,’ warns outgoing UN envoy

27 August 2014 – In recent days, armed battles, inflamed by airstrikes and fuelled by deep divisions among Libyan political factions have been “unprecedented in their gravity and very alarming,” the outgoing United Nations envoy to that country told the Security Council today.


Using Egyptian crossing for first time in seven years, UN convoy brings food aid to Gaza

27 August 2014 – For the first time in seven years, a humanitarian convoy of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) successfully crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip today, carrying enough food to feed around 150,000 people for five days.


Syria’s brutal war threatens international peace and security, says UN rights panel

27 August 2014 – Mass atrocities by Government forces and non-State armed groups continue to take place in Syria, causing immeasurable suffering to civilians and contributing to a spillover of violence affecting international peace and stability, a United Nations-appointed panel said today.


Singer Sami Yusuf joins roster of UN Global Ambassadors Against Hunger

26 August 2014 – The internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and composer Sami Yusuf has today joined the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as a Global Ambassador Against Hunger.


Consensual, Yemeni-led political process only peaceful exit to current crisis: UN envoy

26 August 2014 – The United Nations envoy to Yemen today expressed concern over the high level of unrest in the country which he says is probably the most serious since the beginning of the political transition in 2011.


UN chief welcomes Egyptian-brokered ceasefire for Gaza

26 August 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed today’s announcement of an open-ended ceasefire for Gaza, brokered under Egyptian auspices, and said he hopes this will lead to a political process aimed at achieving a durable peace.


Ban welcomes signing of blueprint to implement South Sudan ceasefire

26 August 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the signing by the South Sudanese Government and the opposition of a plan to implement a seventh-month-old ceasefire deal between the two sides.


UN hosts meeting with Greek Cypriot, Turkish Cypriot negotiators

26 August 2014 – The United Nations confirmed today that Greek and Turkish Cypriot negotiators met today in Nicosia to discuss arrangements for the upcoming meeting of the leaders from the two sides.