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Pristina, Belgrade continue to ‘narrow remaining differences,’ says senior UN official

27 May 2014 – Despite a slower pace recently on implanting the aims of the European Union-led political dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today the two sides have “narrowed their remaining differences,” and that he hopes once elections are complete in Kosovo, the dialogue will resume without delay.

Security Council prioritizes civilian protection as it extends UN mission in South Sudan

27 May 2014 – The Security Council today extended the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and revised its mandate to give priority to the task of protecting civilians and to address the security, humanitarian and political crisis that has gripped the nation for the past six months.

With urban population set to soar, UN convenes major event on sustainable cities

27 May 2014 – With 6.3 billion people expected to live in urban areas by 2050, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today kicked off a three-day event to look at challenges and opportunities for the sustainable future of cities.