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140 stories found over the past 45 days
UN Libya Mission deplores deadly shooting in Tripoli

24 January 2015 – The top United Nations official in Libya, Bernardino Léon, has condemned a fatal shooting incident outside a UN facility in the capital, Tripoli, as tensions continue to simmer across the war-torn country.


Central African Republic: UN launches appeal for refugees amid ongoing conflict

23 January 2015 – The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has launched its latest appeal for funding as it continues working to help more than 450,000 Central African Republic refugees struggling to survive across the region, an agency spokesperson said today.


UN Women launches next phase in ‘HeForShe’ campaign at Davos Forum

23 January 2015 – At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, today, UN Women, the United Nations entity dedicated to achieving women’s empowerment and gender equality, unveiled a new initiative to galvanize the support of global leaders to bring an end to the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls around the world.


El Salvador: UN rights office welcomes ‘ground-breaking’ pardon of woman in abortion case

23 January 2015 – The United Nations human rights office today welcomed the ‘ground-breaking decision’ of the Salvadorian Legislative Assembly to pardon a young women’s 30-year sentence in an abortion case.


Central African Republic: Security Council renews sanctions amid ‘continuous cycle’ of violence

22 January 2015 – Strongly condemning the resurgence of deadly violence across the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations Security Council today reinvigorated its sanctions against those individuals implicated in the country’s ongoing sectarian tensions which have pushed it to the brink of all-out conflict.


Private sector, ‘care economy’ will be key engines of job creation for next 5 years – UN report

22 January 2015 – Private sector services, such as business and administrative services, and real estate, as well as related industries, will employ more than a third of the global workforce over the next five years, according to new data released by the United Nations labour agency.


Mali: UN mission wards off rebel attack; urges armed groups to respect ceasefire

21 January 2015 – The United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has confirmed it used force in response to machine gun fire directed at its troops and towards the town inhabited by civilians, yesterday in Tabankort, in the restive north of the country.


Central African Republic: UN investigators urge establishment of war crimes tribunal

21 January 2015 – United Nations-mandated investigators warned today that war crimes are being committed in the Central African Republic and called for the establishment of a ‘truly international’ tribunal with international judges who could objectively investigate and prosecute perpetrators of such crimes in the war torn country.


Madagascar needs resources to continue battle against locust plague – UN agency

21 January 2015 – The battle against a plague of locusts in Madagascar is in danger of being lost, as funding to continue efforts against widespread infestations runs out, putting 13 million people at risk of food insecurity, the United Nations agricultural agency said today.


Central African Republic: UN relief official calls for kidnapped aid worker’s release

20 January 2015 – A senior United Nations relief official in the Central African Republic (CAR) has strongly condemned the abduction of a French aid worker by unknown assailants and called for her immediate release, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.