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In war-ravaged Gaza, Ban urges ministers of new government to unite on “building one Palestine”

14 October 2014 – Two days after donors pledged $5.4 billion in aid for Gaza reconstruction, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited the war-ravaged enclave, where he viewed destruction wrought by the most recent conflict that was “beyond description”, and also met with the ministers of the National Consensus Government calling on them to focus all efforts on “building one Palestine.”

Somalia: amid unstable security, UN warns of growing humanitarian crisis

13 October 2014 – The top United Nations official in Somalia today condemned the car bombing which left an estimated 13 people dead and many more injured in Mogadishu, the capital, amid a precarious humanitarian situation in the rest of the country.

Kicking off ‘Africa Week’ at Headquarters, UN officials call for integrated, peaceful continent

13 October 2014 – While many African countries and communities have made great progress in peace and security, human rights, good governance and the rule of law, more remains to be done, several senior United Nations said during a high-level panel discussion assessing the continent’s development.

On World Disaster Reduction Day, UN spotlights unique needs, vulnerabilities of older persons

13 October 2014 – Marking International Day for Disaster Reduction, the United Nations is spotlighting the need to address the vulnerabilities facing older persons, who suffer disproportionately high levels of death and injuries in different types of emergencies and disasters, ranging from weather events and epidemics to armed conflict.