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South Sudan ceasefire ‘largely holding;’ UN urges safe passage for fleeing civilians

12 July 2016 – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has reported that the ceasefire in the crisis-gripped country appears to be “largely holding, barring sporadic gunfire,” while the UN refugee agency has urged countries to keep their borders open for people fleeing tensions in Juba, where the human rights wings has warned the situation is “deteriorating rapidly.”


At Security Council, Ban urges Israel-Palestine talks to overcome ‘political paralysis’

12 July 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to immediately begin discussions on implementing the recommendations made in a recent report published by the diplomatic partners mediating the peace process as efforts continue to restore hope for a lasting political solution.


UN agency urges implementation of accord to tackle illegal fishing

12 July 2016 – An international agreement aimed at tackling illegal fishing “marks the dawn of a new era,” but rapid action is needed to ensure that its implementation is effective, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.