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UN forum in Morocco agrees draft action plan for religious leaders on preventing incitement to violence

24 April 2015 – A United Nations-backed forum today concluded in Fez, Morocco, having developed a plan of action aimed at preventing incitement to violence that could lead to atrocity crimes.


‘Youth represent promise – not peril,’ Ban tells Council debate on countering extremism

23 April 2015 – Involving youth in peacebuilding processes the world over is essential to lasting global stability and stemming the growth of radicalism, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today in remarks delivered to a Security Council session devoted to the role of youth in countering violent extremism and promoting peace.


DOHA: UN anti-crime conference session urges boosting assistance to trafficking victims

14 April 2015 – With human trafficking now a global criminal enterprise generating billions of dollars every year, United Nations officials stressed today during a high-level event at the UN Crime Congress in Doha, Qatar, that victims of the crime need broad based assistance for their recovery.


UN urges Kenya to reconsider Dadaab camp closure, displacing some 350,000 refugees

14 April 2015 – The United Nations refugee agency today urged Kenyan authorities to reconsider their decision to shut down within the next three months Dadaab refugee camps, a decision that would require some 350,000 Somalis to return to their country and would cause “extreme” humanitarian consequences.


Geothermal energy can help developing countries boost food security, says UN agency report

07 April 2015 – A new report released today by the United Nations agricultural agency says that the heat energy generated by the earth’s core can be used for cost efficient, sustainable food production and processing in developing countries.


UN expresses ‘outrage’ at ‘heinous’ Al Shabaab attack on Kenyan university

04 April 2015 – The United Nations has condemned the terrorist attack carried out by Al Shabaab in Garissa, Kenya, in the strongest terms, with the Security Council members stressing their “outrage” at what the President of the General Assembly called a “heinous” attack.


Senior UN officials condemn terrorist attack against Kenyan university

02 April 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization have strongly condemned this morning's terrorist attack on a university in north-eastern Kenya, with both officials expressing solidarity with the Kenyan people and urging swift justice for those responsible for the deadly attack.