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Security Council condemns abduction of Jordanian envoy in Libya, urges immediate release

15 April 2014 – The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned today’s attack in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, which resulted in the abduction of the Jordanian ambassador and injuries to his driver.

UN launches practical guide to mobilizing action for disarmament

15 April 2014 – “Your deeds will have an impact…be the new leaders of change,” United Nations Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas urged today during an event launching the book, Action for Disarmament: 10 Things You Can Do!

In Mexico, Ban urges renewed global partnership for development in address to aid forum

15 April 2014 – With the deadline for the globally agreed development targets fast approaching, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a renewed global partnership to advance sustainable development and a life of dignity for all.

Pepsi joins Coke in support of UN-backed guidelines on local peoples’ right to land, livelihoods

15 April 2014 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today that PepsiCo has joined the Coca-Cola Company in giving its official support to a set of global guidelines that protect the rights of poor and vulnerable people to land, livelihoods and food security.

In Bulgaria, living conditions for asylum-seekers improves, but gaps remain - UN agency

15 April 2014 – The United Nations refugee agency applauded today the “significant efforts” made recently by the Bulgarian authorities and their partners to improve living conditions for asylum seekers in the country.

South Sudan: UN official calls ongoing violence ‘an outrage’ to country’s people

15 April 2014 – The number of people seeking shelter at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base in the Unity state capital, Bentiu, has doubled over the past few days, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer said in Juba today.

UN rights expert urges Israel to prevent takeover of West Bank building by settlers

15 April 2014 – An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged Israel to prevent settlers from taking over Al-Rajabi House, a building in the West Bank city of Hebron that was built by Palestinian families but whose ownership was granted to the settlers after a protracted legal battle.

Ukraine: UN rights office urges halt to propaganda, incitement to hatred

15 April 2014 – While corruption and widespread inequality were among the root causes of the massive street protests that erupted last year in Ukraine, the fear-mongering and incitement to hatred that have followed must be urgently countered to avoid further escalation of tensions in the country, states a United Nations human rights report issued today.

Chile: UN cultural agency offers support after devastating fires in Valparaíso

15 April 2014 – The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today voiced deep concern over the destruction caused by fires that have been raging around Valparaíso and pledged to help safeguard the Chilean city’s historic sites.

Iran: UN rights expert urges immediate halt to woman’s execution

14 April 2014 – A United Nations independent expert has issued a strong call on the Government of Iran to halt tomorrow’s scheduled execution of an Iranian woman said to be the victim of physical and sexual assault, seriously concerned that she did not receive a fair trial.