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151 stories found over the past 45 days
Ban condemns attack on UN Mali base, declares it 'will not deter' peace efforts

16 August 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the suicide attack on a United Nations base in Mali that killed two UN peacekeepers and injured seven others this morning.


Adopting resolution, Security Council approves sanctions against militants in Iraq, Syria

15 August 2014 – Expressing its “gravest concern” that parts of Iraq and Syria are now under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Al-Nusra Front, the United Nations Security Council today placed six individuals affiliated with the terrorist groups on its Al-Qaida sanctions list and threatened measures against those who finance, recruit or supply weapons to them.


Ebola: cases, deaths ‘vastly underestimated,’ says UN health agency

15 August 2014 – Health workers at Ebola outbreak sites are seeing evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimate the magnitude of the crisis as they work around the clock to stop the disease from spreading, according to the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).


Senior UN officials commend decision of Iraq's al-Maliki to back his successor

15 August 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his envoy in Iraq welcomed Nouri al-Maliki's decision to step aside as Prime Minister and urged national political leaders to build consensus on how to address security threats and other challenges facing the country.


UN, humanitarian partners launch health plan in crisis-torn eastern Ukraine

15 August 2014 – Conflict in eastern Ukraine, mainly in the areas in and around the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, has affected nearly four million people, including 156,000 internally displaced people, many of whom lack access to healthcare, a United Nations health official said today as he appealed for funds to help address the situation.


As Gaza ceasefire holds, UN humanitarian partners deliver life-saving aid, assess damage

14 August 2014 – With the latest ceasefire in Gaza holding, United Nations humanitarian partners are delivering life-saving aid and surveying damaged areas to figure out what is urgently needed on the ground.


Ebola: UN health agency seeks to allay fears about air travel

14 August 2014 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today sought to allay fears amid reports that airlines are suspending flights over the Ebola outbreak by sending out a social media messages with assurances that “unlike infections like influenza and tuberculosis, Ebola is not airborne.”


UN-backed disaster resilience campaign tops 2,000 participating cities

14 August 2014 – With the addition of Aguas da Prata, Brazil, two thousand cities worldwide are now enrolled in a United Nations global campaign engaging as many local governments as possible to take on the challenge of integrating disaster risk management into their development processes.


In phone call with President, Ban expresses ‘increasing concern’ about Ukraine crisis

14 August 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spoken with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, reiterating his urgent call to redouble political and diplomatic efforts towards a peaceful resolution in the crisis-torn country.


Concerned by security raids on Darfur camps, UN-African Union mission takes mitigating measures

14 August 2014 – The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) today expressed deep concern over security raids, recently conducted by the Sudanese Government, in several camps for displaced people in the city of Nyala and the surrounding towns in South Darfur.