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Top UN relief official in Central African Republic urgently appeals for halt in attacks on aid workers

22 July 2015 – The top United Nations humanitarian official in the Central African Republic (CAR) condemned today the surge in violence against aid workers in the country and appealed to all belligerents to allow them to do their jobs safely, particularly in the wake of a recent attack against a UN food convoy on a major supply route killed its driver.


UN human rights experts renew calls to visit US to advance criminal justice reforms

21 July 2015 – Following last week’s unprecedented visit by United States President Barak Obama to a prison in Oklahoma, United Nations independent human rights experts today called on the US Government to facilitate their respective requests to carry out an official visit to the country to advance criminal justice reform.


Yemen: first UN food aid arrives in Aden as intense fighting takes ‘serious toll’ on civilians

21 July 2015 – In “a major breakthrough,” the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced that its first ship since conflict erupted in Yemen in March berthed today in the port of Aden after repeated attempts to reach huge numbers of increasingly desperate people and as intense fighting continues to take a serious toll on civilians.


UN Mission condemns surge in armed attacks on main supply route in Central African Republic

20 July 2015 – The United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) today condemned a recent series of armed attacks perpetrated by rebel elements.


Security Council adopts resolution endorsing Iran nuclear deal

20 July 2015 – The United Nations Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution establishing a monitoring system for Iran’s nuclear programme and considering the “eventual removal” of all nuclear-related sanctions against the country.


South Sudan: UN official cites will of the people to achieve peace despite 'bleak' situation

17 July 2015 – The outlook for South Sudan is not completely bleak, a senior United Nations has said in Juba, noting that travelling throughout the country, he has repeatedly heard the phrase: “we want peace now.”


UNESCO calls for investigation into death of Indian journalist

17 July 2015 – The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, today called on the Indian authorities to investigate thoroughly the death of reporter Akshay Singh in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on 4 July.


Ban condemns deadly car bomb attack in Saudi Arabia

17 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the car bomb attack perpetrated yesterday at a police checkpoint in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia.


With Haiti now ‘back on its feet,’ upcoming elections will be critical for future stability – UN officials

16 July 2015 – Haiti’s imminent elections will look to inaugurate a new period of transparency, democracy and development long yearned for by its citizens, senior United Nations officials told a gathering of the county’s partners during a key meeting held today at UN Headquarters in New York.


ADDIS: UN officials hail outcome of conference on development financing as first milestone of 2015

16 July 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and senior United Nations officials today hailed the outcome of the financing for development conference in Addis Ababa as the first milestone in a critical year in which major decisions are also expected on the future sustainable development agenda and on climate change.