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286 stories found over the past 45 days
SAMOA: In Apia, Ban sails sets sail for sustainable development

02 September 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sailed with a Polynesian voyaging canoe crew, whose mission is to spotlight the need for action on sustainable development by going around the world using only traditional navigation methods.

SAMOA: Stopping climate change is 'about people, about survival,' says UN envoy

02 September 2014 – World leaders have not sufficiently addressed climate issues, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change Mary Robinson said Tuesday highlighting the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building climate resilient communities.

Ban alarmed at Israel's announced seizure of West Bank land

01 September 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his alarm at the announcement by Israeli authorities to declare nearly 1,000 acres of land in Bethlehem as so-called “state land.”

UN, international rights experts urge greater protection of journalists covering conflicts

01 September 2014 – Journalists covering conflicts must be afforded the highest degree of protection, a group of United Nations and international human rights experts said today, adding that the recent attacks, ongoing kidnappings, and arbitrary incarcerations of media professionals around the world must be condemned.

UN deplores deliberate killing of civilians in Afghanistan's Farah province

01 September 2014 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has strongly condemned the deliberate killing of 12 civilians in the western province of Farah for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.

Grave crimes committed on 'unimaginable scale' in Iraq, UN Human Rights Council told

01 September 2014 – United Nations officials today urged an immediate end to the acts of violence and abuses committed against civilians in Iraq, particularly against children and people from various ethnic and religious communities, as the Human Rights Council met to discuss the ongoing crisis.

SAMOA: Small island developing states can lead transition to 'green' energy - UN

01 September 2014 – Despite being endowed with renewable energy sources – like wind, sunshine and waves – small island developing states remain heavily reliant on imported fossil fuels, a practice that the United Nations says can be reversed through durable partnerships.

UN chief demands immediate release of seized Fijian peacekeepers

01 September 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday again called for the release of 44 Fijian peacekeepers seized in the Golan.

SAMOA: Urging sustainable action, UN officials link small islands to global issues at conference opening

31 August 2014 – Calling small island developing nations a magnifying glass for vulnerabilities around the world, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged the international community to support sustainable development in these countries through multi-stakeholder partnerships.

Trapped Filipino peacekeepers relocated to safe area in the Golan – UN

31 August 2014 – The United Nations said on Sunday that all 72 Filipino peacekeepers formerly surrounded by armed elements in two different locations in the Golan are now safe.