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Tunisia: UN condemns deadly attack on bus carrying presidential guards

24 November 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council this evening condemned the attack today in Tunis against a bus carrying Presidential Guards, which resulted in many deaths and injuries.

Ban appoints veteran British political, peacebuilding adviser to head UN assistance mission in Somalia

23 November 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Michael Keating of the United Kingdom as his new Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

Mali: UN Police help Mali Government probe of deadly terrorist attack

23 November 2015 – United Nations police are providing Mali with support and technical expertise in the investigation of Friday’s deadly terrorist attack on the Radisson hotel in Bamako, the West African country’s capital.

UN seeks common European strategy on health care for refugee and migrant influx

23 November 2015 – As the unprecedented influx of refugees and migrants into Europe strains host countries’ medical resources, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) opened a high-level meeting in Rome today to draft a common strategy on health care for the newcomers, ranging from prompt vaccination against measles and polio to dealing with childbirth complications.

Nigeria must halt evictions threatening tens of thousands with homelessness – UN expert

23 November 2015 – A United Nations human rights expert today called on the Nigerian Government to immediately end unlawful large-scale evictions that are threatening tens of thousands of people with homelessness even as the rainy season rages on, voicing alarm at the violence sometimes used by police.

UN agency partners with IKEA to raise funds to ‘brighten lives' for refugees

23 November 2015 – Amid the deepening global refugee crisis, the IKEA Foundation will restart its ‘Brighter Lives for Refugees’ campaign between November 29 and December 19 in 40 countries, through which the Foundation will donate €1 to the United Nations refugee agency for every light-emitting diode (LED) product sold in all the big-box retailer’s stores and online.

In Malaysia, Ban calls for stronger cooperation from Southeast Asian countries to tackle global crises

22 November 2015 – Amid "grave global threats" looming large, the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon today called for stronger partnerships between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the UN to achieve sustainable development, tackle climate change and eradicate human rights violations.

UN agency and partners distribute food to 7,000 vulnerable people in eastern Ukraine

20 November 2015 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced the start of food distribution to about 7,000 hospital patients and school children in conflict-affected areas in eastern Ukraine.

On Universal Children’s Day, UN says world remains ‘deeply unfair’ place for children

20 November 2015 – Marking Universal Children’s Day, the United Nations today highlighted that the world remains a “deeply unfair” place for the poorest and most disadvantaged children despite major advances since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, 26 years ago today.

Amid today’s complex conflicts, Ban outlines role for Security Council in strengthening peace operations

20 November 2015 – With the complex demands of today’s conflicts putting “enormous burdens on our peace and security tools,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted key areas where the United Nations Security Council could help, namely through political engagement; better design and implementation of UN peace operation mandated; and reinvigorated partnerships.