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157 stories found over the past 45 days
Welcoming boost in Ebola response, Ban urges greater global support to fight epidemic

12 September 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed signs of solidarity in the fight against the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and called on all countries and organizations to move swiftly to support the Governments of the countries affected.

Haiti: UN envoy calls for democratic consolidation to avoid ‘institutional vacuum’

11 September 2014 – Amid continuing mistrust and disagreement over the electoral process in Haiti, a senior United Nations official today voiced deep concern over the political stalemate in the country.

Senior UN officials urge Member States to craft ‘bold, pragmatic’ post-2015 agenda

11 September 2014 – With an “intense and important year ahead,” United Nations Member States must work to build a framework that will sustain and finish what was accomplished with the landmark Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the fight against poverty, hunger and disease, while rising to challenges old and new – not least climate change.

Meeting Afghan presidential candidates, UN political chief urges unity, pledges support

11 September 2014 – In Kabul today, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman met with Afghanistan’s two presidential candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, and underscored the world body’s call for a successful conclusion to the country’s election process.

UN: detained Fijian peacekeepers in Golan released in good condition

11 September 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed today the release of the 45 United Nations peacekeepers that had been forcibly taken on 28 August 2014 in the Golan and detained by armed elements.

Ozone layer recovering but remains threatened – UN reports

10 September 2014 – The Earth’s protective ozone layer is on track to recover by the middle of the century, the United Nations today reported, urging unified action to tackle climate change and curb continued fluctuations to the composition of the atmosphere.

UN officials call for renewed global commitment to ending nuclear tests

10 September 2014 – United Nations officials today called for renewed commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons and nuclear tests, noting that nearly 2,000 such tests have taken place since 1945.