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36 stories found over the past 45 days
In Algeria, UN envoy opens latest round of talks between Libyan leaders, activists

13 April 2015 – Libyan stakeholders must give the country’s United Nations-facilitated peace process a chance in order for a political solution to take hold and end the ongoing fighting in the North African nation, the head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has declared.


UNESCO condemns destruction at Iraq’s Nimrud site

13 April 2015 – The United Nations agency mandated with protecting heritage sites worldwide today denounced further destruction at the archaeological site of Nimrud in Iraq, calling the deliberate damage of culture a "war crime" and pledging to do everything possible to fight it.


Yarmouk crisis: international community has ‘compelling imperative to act,’ says UN official

13 April 2015 – The thousands of Palestinian and Syrian refugees trapped in the Yarmouk refugee camp have suffered “untold indignities” amid intensifying hostilities between armed groups in the area, the United Nations agency concerned with the well-being of Palestinian refugees declared today.


UN agency voices ‘deep concern’ as violence in Yarmouk refugee camp intensifies

10 April 2015 – The violence in Yarmouk camp is intensifying, plunging the Palestinian refugee camp into the “lower reaches of hell” amid running battles between armed groups, a spokesperson for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said today.


Women have ‘very important role’ in Libyan peace process, says UN envoy

09 April 2015 – Libyan women have a crucial role to play in resolving the crisis in their country, a senior United Nations official said in an address to 250 Libyan women gathered in Tripoli, at a dialogue aimed at including women from all walks of life in the political process.


‘Education is your right’ says UN agency official at opening of school for displaced Iraqis

08 April 2015 – The United Nations education agency today celebrated the opening of a new school at Dawodiyah Camp in Dohouk, Iraq, as part of its efforts to provide quality secondary education to children and adolescents in internally displaced persons communities.