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DRC: UN mission extracts hundreds from national park on humanitarian grounds

11 September 2016 – Acting on humanitarian grounds and at the request of the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations mission in the country has extracted hundreds of individuals, including the former Vice-President of South Sudan, Riek Machar, members of his family and aides, as well as a number civilians from a national park in the DRC.

Security Council strongly condemns DPRK nuclear test

10 September 2016 – The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) nuclear test on 9 September and said it is a clear violation of repeated calls on the country to halt such activity.

Latest DPRK nuclear test ‘yet another brazen breach’ of Security Council resolutions – UN chief

09 September 2016 – Strongly condemning another underground nuclear test by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon reiterated his call on the leadership of the country to reverse its course and commit to a path of denuclearization.

At regional UN meeting, south-east Asian countries agree to establish dedicated health emergency preparedness fund

09 September 2016 – Countries in the south-east Asian sub-region have agreed to establish a dedicated funding stream to build preparedness for health emergencies in the region, which is also one of the most disaster-prone in the world, the United Nations health agency has said.